Argentina is famous for its cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires, tango, the Gaucho cowboys − and its beef! But since the late 90′s, when the currency crashed, it has suffered from extreme poverty, especially in rural areas. Close to the famous Iguazu waterfalls in the north, there are many indigenous communities trying to sustain themselves while holding onto their ancestors` traditions as they struggle to adapt to modern western life. As with indigenous peoples the world over, their traditional habitat in the sub-tropical forest is either being removed or closed off to them, often to make way for forestry, five star hotels, and more. This program involves voluntary work with the Guaraní community to help the social and cultural development of the indigenous community members as well as improve local employment opportunities.
- Learn tango in Buenos Aires
- Visit the impressive Iguazú Falls National Park (waterfalls)
- Volunteer with a local Indigenous community
- Participate in indigenous ceremonies and rituals
- Learn to make handicrafts
- Share classes with local children, including activities such as teaching English, games, theater classes, singing
- Local style river fishing, trekking in the jungle, and birdwatching colorful tropical birds
The chance to make a difference through voluntary work; cultural immersion with local, indigenous Guarani people in a way that as a standard tourist you could never experience; activities with the local children; visits to Buenos Aires and Iguazu falls.
Cabins from 10 – 20 minutes away from the Guaraní host community.
Best Time to Go
September to May
- Focus on community service such as construction of local facilities, building animal pens, digging out and creating fish tanks for fish breeding.
- Each project is owned, managed, and overseen by local community to ensure sustainability and compliance with local needs.
- Meals, accommodation, and basic services provided by the local host community.
- Small group sizes to minimize local impact (max 15).