Ecotourism/ Nature Guides

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This is a great opportunity for those wishing to gain intense experience, knowledge and skills as a Nature Guide and/ or amateur nature and wildlife photographer. This intern programme offers the best in theoretical teaching and hands-on information and experience for participants who are keen to establish themselves as a professional Nature Guide or for the adventurous type wanting to gain a greater understanding of how to interpret the ecology and conservation of the environment. You will experience a truly rewarding programme in the unique, rich National Parks of the Epirus Region. On this unique intern programme, you will gain additional skills invaluable to achieving entry into a competitive job market such us first aid, 4x4 driving, photography, wildlife surveys, species identification, local community enrolment, running an ecotourism travel agency and many more.

This programme gives participants the opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge and feel of the wildlife and ecosystem of these spectacular areas through wildlife photography and practical conservation education.  Participants will also undertake some conservation activities and assist to raise awareness in the local communities.


Dedicated volunteer guesthouse


Nature guiding, identification of fauna and flora (mammals, birds, reptiles, butterflies, wildflowers etc.), wildlife photography. Ecotourism business management.


3 Meals included (volunteers assist with the preparation of meals and dish washing)

Pick up Point

Ioannina airport or bus terminal

Duration & Fees

The Nature Guide programme is available both to solo and couple travel. The duration of the expedition is at least 1 month but custom itineraries can be arranged.

  • €1,350 – 1 month
  • €3,900 – 3 months

Prices incl. VAT

Please note: Above prices are not valid for European Volunteer Service (EVS) project participants

Start Dates

Volunteers can join throughout the year.

What is included?
  • Pre-departure support
  • Return transfers to and from Airport/ bus station
  • Arrival orientation
  • Constant mentoring, supervision, guidance and training from experienced scientists
  • Necessary project equipment and materials
  • Transfer to research area locations and/ or National Parks’ offices 
  • Wildlife survey techniques, photography, species identification and public awareness courses
  • Weekly evaluation with your mentor
  • Final evaluation
  • Certification and summary of training and experience received
  • Confidential professional reference
  • Shared accommodation at the volunteer guesthouse
  • Three meals daily
  • Access to tea and coffee
  • Use of internet at the volunteer guesthouse
  • 24-hour emergency phone support
What is not included
  • International and domestic flights or bus tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Work/study Visa
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits)
  • Laundry services (inexpensive laundry can be found in the town)
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