Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center

Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center

Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We open for short half-day visits or a one-day volunteer experience to educate and encourage local people and tourists to appreciate, understand and protect wildlife and its natural habitats through our educational experience. You can choose between a Full Day experience from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm that includes lunch, and a Half Day experience from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Full Day: S/. 100 per person Half Day: S/. 50 per person Includes: Guided Tour, activities, water, Full Day includes lunch. Doesn't include transport to/from RAREC Activities: Subject to change General tour of RAREC Support with cleaning enclosures Preparation of food supplements and their delivery to the enclosures Support enrichment programs for animals Forage for native foods of animals such as insects, plants, flowers MPORTANT: You will not be allowed to enter any of the enclosures without the supervision of our staff, handle or touch any of the animals, we have a strict no contac
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Christine K
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
VIktor Wynd, my husband Beto and I spent a wonderful day at RAREC, with John's friend Anthony of the Amazon River Lodge. JOhn picked us up in Iquitos, took us to RARAC, showed us around and took us home. We had several intimate encounters with some of the animals; I got to hold a 6 month old anteater, who inserted his tongue into my nostril! So so endearing. We bottle fed a manatee, quite thrilling, and interacted with several types of monkeys, who were eager to hold our hands and play with us. We saw a beautiful ocelot and macaw as well. The wonderful thing about RAREC Is that you can get quite close to some of the caged animals, like the monkeys, and interact with them - not at all typical. We were also able to swim in a pond where 3 manatees live; we didnt' see them but it was fun to know that they were nearby. We met several volunteers, had a delicious lunch, and were ecstatic for the rest of the day. Back home in Sn Francisco, I'm still holding that sweet young anteater in my arms.... all in all, this was an incredible experience, way over the top. THANK YOU JOHN!!!
Written February 2, 2024
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Lene
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I was volunteering at RAREC for a month and had the time of my life. It was a very impactful and inspirational for me to be able to learn so much about these animals and their conservation. Special emphasis on the privilege to be able to work alongside the RAREC team with these dedicated, knowledgeable and very welcoming people who made me feel at home and have a so much fun while working. Here at RAREC you have the chance to make a valuable contribution to the incredible work that the centre does for the protection of habitats, animals and people and at the same time gain so much valuable experience for yourself. No matter how much time you have to spare, might it be days or weeks I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it.
I wouldn’t want to miss a single minute of the memories I made there.
Written May 21, 2023
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Michelle M
1 contribution
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Apr 2023 • Solo
I had the opportunity to volunteer at RAREC for four weeks. It was such an incredible opportunity to meet and work alongside people who are so passionate and dedicated to looking after the animals to the highest standard. There were always opportunities to learn and interact with the animals. I had an amazing experience and I wish I could go back already!
Written May 20, 2023
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MeganGoTravel
2 contributions
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I volunteered at RAREC for a month, and it was an amazing experience! This organization really cares about their animals and preparing them for a life back in their wild habitat. It was wonderful to be part of the team effort to rescue, rehabilitate and release these unique Amazonian animals, and was great to be around like-minded people who all share a similar philosophy about conservation. Staying in the Amazon rainforest was spectacular! Going on hikes, and tours, and going to see the pink dolphins are just some of the amazing things you can do on your day off. You can also visit the city of Iquitos. One of my favorite parts of city visits was trying different food and bringing back my favorite foods to have at RAREC during the week. Meals are provided, but having your own food to snack on is a plus. You will learn a lot there, and it will probably change your perspective for the better. I will definitely volunteer at RAREC again, because I know that each time I do, I am literally contributing to the welfare of the Amazon!
Written May 13, 2023
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Eric B
Chicago, IL26 contributions
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I recently spent 4 weeks volunteering at RAREC, shortly after retiring. It was an amazing adventure, in service of wonderful animals and with wonderful people. It is hard work, and not without discomfort (it is the jungle, after all!), but the more you give, the more you get back. It is not for everyone, since the focus is on caring for the animals, not photo ops or comfort, but this is a space that makes a real difference.
Written April 24, 2022
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Sebastian
Saarbrücken, Germany6 contributions
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Dec 2021 • Couples
RAREC is a wonderful organization located in the Amazonian jungle of Iquitos. John, the owner, his wife Kathya, the whole staff and the animals are just so amazing and lovely! I would go back in a heartbeat, and I will somedays! Thanks for everything! Highly recommended if you are looking to do something meaningful with an impact to the local community and it’s animals.
Hasta luego!
Written December 20, 2021
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Becca L
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RAREC and the people there are an absolutely dream. Their vision is absolutely special and I am so grateful for my time there! Highly recommend for volunteering or just visiting. You can learn so much and I promise you’ll be taken care of:)
Written October 11, 2021
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John Samuels
Penzance, UK3 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
I would totally recommend a visit to this amazing place! They take both short- and long-term volunteers, who are encouraged to fully immerse in the crucial work that is done there. The staff and volunteers that I met during my short visit were truly inspirational. Above all else, the experience of being able to contribute to the care of the animals was a special privilege.
Written April 6, 2020
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Naomie Rivest
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Last January I volunteered for the first time for two weeks. Im 18 years old and the least I could say is that I had a blast! I would absolutely recommand this experience, it really changes your perspective on life.
The day we arrived, (I was only with a friend), I was totally shocked : you are deep in the jungle with full of animals, full of sounds. We met the crew: John and his wife are the sweetest, they really want you to feel comfortable and you can text them at any time if you want something. Their is a lady that cleans your sheet and your room, because during your stay, you will get messy. You will not be alone, most of the time, their are many volunteers helping. Each day, you wake up at 7 am, you have prepare the milk to feed baby monkeys and feed them with a bottle, cut fruits and vegetables to feed the adult monkeys, clean cages, take care of animals, do enrichments activities. Their is all kinds of animals : many types of diffrent monkeys, a perrot, slots, manatees, ocolt, giant otter, dogs, anteaters and many more. Each animal has its own history and most were abused in the past. John and his team want to share awareness and they really care about the wellbeing of their animals. Their goal is to free as much animals as they can.
Im not gonna lie their is many mosquitos and many insects, I was really out of my comfort zone, but its part of the experience and it is all worth it.
The food is great, and the staff can take you out to the city or to a nearby river on a calmer day, so that you can visit and really understand the culture.
10/10 recommended. Animals need help and by vonteering at RAREC, you can really make a difference.
Written April 6, 2020
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Natalia R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
RAREC was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to care for animals while raising awareness at the same time. This organization cares deeply for the welfare of its animals and strives every day to make sure that each and every animal is well cared for. By volunteering with RAREC, you’ll meet the incredible local staff as well as fellow volunteers from all over the world working on the same goal of amazon conservation. During my stay I was fortunate enough to prepare/feed monkeys, feed baby manatees, look after a baby sloth, train and provide enrichment for the baby giant river otter, and so much more! You won’t regret it!
Written January 19, 2020
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