Travel Blogs from Villa Tunari, Bolivia

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Life with the animals..., Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Life with the animals...

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  Well, we got here and have started work (six days in).  Alex is currently working with about 70 birds in the lower avery, but she is hoping to spend her second week somewhere else (maybe with the monkeys).  I am on my own ...

Volunteering at the animal Sanctuary, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Volunteering at the animal Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  We are spending about 15 days at an animal sanctuary in Villa Tunari (www.intiwarayassi.org).  We will be here for Christmas and New Year and we don't think that there will be any Internet :-( If we can we will update the site but ...

Monkey mayhem!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Monkey mayhem!

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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So after surviving mountain biking down the Worlds Most Dangerous Road (100 people die every year on this one stretch of road, mainly due to buses and trucks falling off the edge of the very narrow, windy roads, most of which are bordered by 1000m sheer ...

Inti Wara Yassi, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Inti Wara Yassi

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... Cuchi) and the people we have met but we will definitely be in touch with some of them! And if you are passing through Bolivia it is definitely worth checking out. Dean: In the same way that Alex decided to stay with the birds for the whole two weeks ...

Inti Wara Yasi animal sanctuary volunteer work, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Inti Wara Yasi animal sanctuary volunteer work

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... bus driver. When we bought tickets from the bus terminal in Cochabamba, I specifically asked the driver if we could be dropped off at Villa Tunari, and they agreed. But when we were looking for a bridge as a landmark, we thought we had passed one with the ...

Birds of Inti Wara Yasi, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Birds of Inti Wara Yasi

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... fruit and veg to cook in our accommodation and had a really good smoothie for around 50 pence. I love how cheap things are in Bolivia. In the afternoon, we came back to the park and were invited to come and see the birds. We accepted and were allowed to ...

The Balu's Brothers, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

The Balu's Brothers

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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Due to the different experiences had by both myself and Lynsey during our three weeks volunteering, I have decided contribute a separate entry highlighting my version of events. Working in an animal sanctuary was Lynsey's idea, and ...

Rico (Or if you prefer - Revolver Ocelot), Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Rico (Or if you prefer - Revolver Ocelot)

A travel blog entry by drab_seastars

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(Tessa) I had the privilege(challenge?) of working with the park's only male ocelot, Rico, for my first month here. I haven't personally seen all the cats in the park, but he's rumored to be the best looking cat in the park! The idea is to hike up to ...

Monkeys galore!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Monkeys galore!

A travel blog entry by amandaseims

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The bus got ended up to be quite nice - the nicest vehicle i've seen here in fact - a kind of samll people carrier although they still made 3 of us sit across the back wich was a bit of a squash. We had a fully functioning car with good breaks whichh ...

Sasha and Tessa Doolittle, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Sasha and Tessa Doolittle

A travel blog entry by drab_seastars

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... animals they saw on these trips. So, together with a Bolivian woman named Nena, Juan Carlos started an animal refugee in Villa Tunari called Parque Machia (1985). Inti Wara Yassi has more recently founded a second refugee area farther north. We are ...

In the jungle, Part 2, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

In the jungle, Part 2

A travel blog entry by colleensouness

... ; 3.  no one else has heard of any blockade yet 4.  we are keen to get on the road, so we ignore the police advice and flag down a bus. Any bus  5.  we get out of villa tunari no problem.  Yep, this is Bolivia. ...

Visit to Chapare Regional Office, Villa Tunari, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Visit to Chapare Regional Office, Villa Tunari

A travel blog entry by rddave

... sunrise over Bolivia's third largest city, Cochabamba, we put down a quick breakfast at the hotel and were on the road to Villa Tunari.  Unfortunately, even though we tried, I was unable to find time to meet with the Peace Corps Director in Bolivia, ...

More park madness, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

More park madness

A travel blog entry by drab_seastars

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... in preparation to be released into Brazil but during border crossing there were some problems and he was never allowed to leave Bolivia. Since then he has remained at Parque Machia. Unable to be taken on walks a volunteer distracts him with an egg ...

Inti Wara Yassi, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Inti Wara Yassi

A travel blog entry by kinkajou50a

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... , apart from helping with all the general taskes of running a place for over 50 people, you will get responsinbility for one, or a small group, of animals. Its set in a private park in the jungle neaar to Villa Tunari, on the Cochabamba to Santa Cruz ...

Monkeying Around, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Monkeying Around

A travel blog entry by drab_seastars

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(Sasha) I love my Negros! That is what we call the spider monkeys. The park has a group of 28 spider monkeys, mostly female, that have been rescued from the circus, found orphaned or injured, brought by families that couldn't care for them properly as ...

Inti Wari Yassi - Falling for the monkeys, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Inti Wari Yassi - Falling for the monkeys

A travel blog entry by karien

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... But in the end I LOVED it. The place where we volunteered is called Inti Wari Yassi, in a small jungle town called Villa Tunari. Inti Wari Yassi is an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre that has mostly monkeys, spider and cappuchin, a few pumas ...

Inti Wari Yassi, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Inti Wari Yassi

A travel blog entry by globalfootprint

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... To pass time we headed into the village, which involved walking across what must have been the most dangerous bridge in Bolivia. There was no pavement, cars race by and large lorries shake the entire structure! Unfortunately, as the village consists ...

Gato the bear, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Gato the bear

A travel blog entry by drab_seastars

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(Sasha) Gato was the first puma to arrive at the park. Nine years ago the owners of the park went to the circus to rescue some mistreated monkeys and birds. When they arrived they saw a young, unhappy, Gato as well. He had 2 broken legs since they were ...

Monkeys galore!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Monkeys galore!

A travel blog entry by howardino

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... my `year off`involved doing some sort of voluntary work, preferably with wildlife, and id found out lots about an organisation in Bolivia (Inti Wari Yassi) that owned 2 parks in the jungles of Bolivia. The idea was to have space to rehabilitate ...

Walking through the jungle with a Puma named Roy, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Walking through the jungle with a Puma named Roy

A travel blog entry by muzz_travelling

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... is home to an Animal refuge called 'Inti Wara Yasi' which means ‘Sun Moon Stars’ in the local language. I arrived in Villa Tunari, late in the afternoon and found a cheap and nasty hotel, where I dumped my bags and set off to find the Animal ...

Inti Wara Yassi - Wildlife refuge volunteering, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Inti Wara Yassi - Wildlife refuge volunteering

A travel blog entry by jimandnat

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... and diseases. The park has the right to seize any monkey that is found to be kept as a pet – it is actually illegal in Bolivia but many are still being kept. They come to the park in a range of conditions – some that have been kept by the ...

horder af abeborn!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

horder af abeborn!

A travel blog entry by nunu

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Hej igen! Ja, jeg er stadig hos dyrene, nu er jeg kommet til karantaenen for aberne. Det er ret fedt, her er fire-fem helt smaa unger, der skal sidde paa én hele dagen (HELE dagen, ikke det meste af dagen). Det er ret hyggeligt for det meste, men da ...

Two weeks working with the Birds - Inti Wara Yassi, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Two weeks working with the Birds - Inti Wara Yassi

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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The weather in Villa Tunari is changeable to say the least, and this time of year is the dry season... The first few days were very humid, so the fan in my room was very welcome, although it was so loud it kept me awake - you can't have it all your own ...

Saa er det blevet dyrenes tur!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Saa er det blevet dyrenes tur!

A travel blog entry by nunu

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Hej igen, allesammen! Jeg er nu kommet til Villa Tunari, til Inti Wara Yassi, til min egentlige destination, Dyrerefugiet! Det var en ganske forfaerdelig tur herud i bus fra Santa Cruz! Jeg havde kobt billetten aftenen for for at sikre mig at komme med ...

The Lambton Worm is Alive and Well in Bolivia, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

The Lambton Worm is Alive and Well in Bolivia

A travel blog entry by davidbowmaker

... shower. It was only a matter of time. Most South American showers have exposed wiring. The four hour bus ride to Villa Tunari is bloody freezing. The temperature is usually pushing forty degrees but it appears that the town is doing a meteological ...

Where is Charlton Heston when you need him?, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Where is Charlton Heston when you need him?

A travel blog entry by alexem

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... et au vu de ses parents. Comme disait l'autre, y'a-un-boutte-à-toutte nactabar! 4 heures plus tard, nous voici enfin à Villa Tunari, ville où se trouve le Parc Machia. Ce parc est une retraite pour animaux abandonnés par des propriétaires ...

Endelig noget dyrlaegeagtigt!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Endelig noget dyrlaegeagtigt!

A travel blog entry by nunu

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Hej igen! Ja, jeg er her i junglen og idag har vaeret vildt spaendende!!! Forst var dagen som den plejer, men saa fandt vi ud af at en af vores cappuchineraber, en ung en, Kiwi, der har vaeret skidt tilpas laenge, var helt til rotterne og naermest ...

Arrival at Inti Wara Yassi, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

Arrival at Inti Wara Yassi

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

To get to Villa Tunari I had to take 5 separate taxi rides from one town to another which was more straightforward than it sounds to be honest and pretty cheap. Ok, so you get squashed in and passengers also sit in the boot with their legs ...

First day at work!, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

First day at work!

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

As luck would have it, I had a few drinks with the girls and some long-term volunteers on my first night in an accommodation block fondly known as 'Vegas' so managed to sleep. The downside was I felt rough for my first day after drinking too much alcohol ...

In the jungle, Villa Tunari, Bolivia travel blog

In the jungle

A travel blog entry by colleensouness

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... park. Her job is to walk a puma through the jungle every day.  awesome. Despite its little size, Villa Tunari is a pretty noisy town. Childrens´marching practice went on outside our hostel on the first night till very late, ...

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