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Eco Lodge Ahuano, Ecuador

26 reviews26

Cooking help and general tasks in the Amazon Rainforest! =)

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice Spanish
3 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
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The Experience

• Cooking help • Tour Guide translator • Reception • Cleaning. 28 hours/week • 2 days off/week • 4 - 12weeks GAIA is a small eco lodge. Always we need hands in the administration to help us with English to assist our guests. Volunteers will help in the kitchen (cooking skills are appreciated), cleaning rooms, provide the information, English translators in the tours when required. Couples are welcome here!

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 25 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
45 days

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26 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Get in touch with nature

3 Practicing Spanish

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Immersing in the local culture



I stayed for 3 weeks, had 2-3 days off, for half of the time I worked 10-12 hrs each day, and the rest 4-5 hrs per day. The hours depend on how many guests and volunteers there are. The room for volunteer was decent, the food was great. The main tasks were to help serve 3 meals, clean up afterward, and translate for guests who don’t speak Spanish. The tours were fun. I learned SO much from the amazing staff, Roberto, Indi and Diana. Overall, it was a fruitful and interesting experience, the downside was the long hours. I suggest talking to Agustin in advance to see if it’s smth you’re ok with.

about 2 months ago

United Kingdom


Lovely place to stay, room & food was great. Working with Indy & Diana in the kitchen was fab, they’re lovely people. I got to experience more tours than expected (as a translator), most of which were interesting and a good opportunity to practise Spanish.
I would only recommend Gaia if you’re confident in Spanish otherwise you can’t communicate with the kitchen staff/guide.
Main issue was the hours. I worked 6-10 hours everyday, no days off. The long-term volunteer didn’t help & it wasn’t clear why. It has potential to be a great placement but a rota is needed to protect volunteer hours.

about 2 months ago

United States


Volunteering at Gaia Amazon ecolodge was an amazing, peaceful experience and opened my eyes to many different things. Agustin is a very nice guy and the staff are great as well.

6 months ago

Agustín replied

Thanks a lot Pun, we had a great time with you. We will miss you!



I am very thankful for this amazing experience in the Amazon of Ecuador. The time here is and was stunning. I learned a lot, joined activities, helped wherever necessary, connected to the locals, worked digital, participated in local events, went on spontaneous trips, enjoyed the nature to the fullest and so much more.
If you are searching for an experience were you'll be part of the decision, if you are open minded and want to get in touch with the community and learn about their culture, if you love the nature and if you have a hands-on mentality this is the perfect place. Thanks Agustin!

over 2 years ago

United States


A great experience. Time for work is spent helping with setting up meals when the lodge is busy. We were welcome to attend all activities and spanish lessons. Augustine (the owner) is a very kind guy with everyones best interst in heart. It was a pleasure to stay with him. he took us in to town for the New Year celebration which was nice to have over the Holidays away from home.

over 3 years ago

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