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Peru Surf Adventure

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Peru Surf Adventure

Enjoy the perfect surfing conditions Pimentel has to offer while learning new surfing skills and making new friends from all over the world.

Prices from $895

Pimentel is a great surfing destination as the weather forecasts are pleasant all year round and the perfect wave conditions attract sport addicts from all over the world.  Even though Pimentel is a cozy, little seaside town, it hosts competitions throughout the year, which gives it a great vibe. In addition, the waves are moderate, which make it the perfect destination for beginners as well as for people who want to improve their surfing skills.

Aside from enjoying riding the perfect waves of the Pacific coast, you will also enjoy the outdoors with other fun activities and make new friends! This project will give you the chance to surf in a popular Peruvian destination. Absolute beginners wanting to try surfing or people needing a refresher course are both welcome to take part in oursurfing experience and enjoy the perfect conditions Peru has to offer.

You will have two hours each day of surfing lessons guided by a professional. However, that is not all! During the afternoons, you will get the chance to get involved in other activities such as jogging at the beach, capoeira dancing and more!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Staying within walking distance to the beach  
  • Learn to surf, improve your old skills or learn some new ones
  • Plenty of free time for relaxing and exploring
  • Opportunites to immerse yourself in the local culture and environment

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over

FAST FACTS

Location Chiclayo, Peru
Activities

Learning to surf
Partaking in Capoeira
Health and fitness activities

Transport

Airport pick-up

Accommodation Homestay or shared volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support 
Travel advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Airport pick-up & drop-off
Local orientation 
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Surfing is a whole body workout which will increase your fitness level in no time as well as maintain a healthy mental state and a positive outlook towards life.  This project offers the opportunity to dive right into some surfing! 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Monday

  • Orientation (if first week) or free time
  • Surfing

Tuesday

  • Surfing
  • Capoeira dancing

Wednesday

  • Surfing
  • Jogging along the beach

Thursday

  • Surfing
  • Sunset fitness on the bridge

Friday

  • Surfing

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Arrive at Chiclayo (CIX) Airport between 6am and 8pm on the Sunday and you will be met by local staff and taken to the project site.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Either in the standard residence or in homestay with a local family:

Standard Residence:

The location is close Chiclayo were there are several houses close to the beach and close to the school (walking distance 1-10 minutes), where students and participants can live. Standard is higher than average Peruvian standard, but please consider that Peru is still a third world country. Power outages or internet failures are not unusual.

Each house has space for 8-30 participants. Rooms are spacious and completely furnished with a table, a chair, a dresser/wardrobe, a mirror and a lockable box or drawer to lock in valuables. We provide bed linen. All houses have several shared bathrooms, a shared kitchen equipped with all necessary cooking utensils and a shared fridge. There common are eating areas as well as roof top terraces with hammocks to relax after a long day.

All common facilities are cleaned at least once per week, usually way more often, depending on need. Rooms are to be cleaned by the participants themselves, we provide cleaning equipment.

Homestay:

It is also possible to accommodate in a homestay with a local family, experiencing the Peruvian lifestyle and culture. Especially if you want/need to achieve a high Spanish level, this gives you more chance to practice.

The host families are carefully researched and have experience in offering great service to all our students. They receive you and treat you as a member of their family. All of the host families are conveniently located in quiet and safe areas and have a comfortable, over average standard of living. All host families offer Wifi, some give you access to a washing machine. Some families also offer private bathrooms.

On your first day of work, either your host family will accompany you or a coordinator will pick you up at your house.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

All meals are included, even on weekends, and are usually typical Peruvian dishes.

Standard Residence - Monday to Friday all meals are included, served at our school. Saturday and Sunday brunch and dinner is provided. Vegetarian/vegan food options are available.

Homestay - All meals are included, even on weekends.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Pimentel itself is relatively small and calm, but there are plenty of small restaurants and shops around the area. There are multiple opportunities to experience the Peruvian cluture, lifestyle and environment and to make lots of friends, with activities including salsa or capoeira dancing, sports activities, bbq party and city tours.  There are also numerous short, full day or even weekend trips, for those adventurous travellers!

COSTS

1 week $895

2 weeks $1,295

3 weeks $1,745

4 weeks $2,245

DEPARTURE DATES

The project starts weekly on Mondays. Please aim to arrive on the Sunday prior.

DURATION

1 week +

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Chiclayo (CIX), Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones González Int. Airport (CIX)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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