The Orangutan and Tribes Tour

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On this tour you can work towards the conservation of orangutans and experience traditional tribal life, while exploring the riches of the Bornean rainforest. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
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About the Project

On this orangutan tour you will take unforgettable jungle treks through the Borneo rainforests and get the chance to experience the beauty of orangutans in the wild. This tour also features two visits to the region's orangutan centres – the award winning Matang Wildlife Centre and the Semenggoh Nature Reserve, as well as three breath-taking national parks – Bako, Kubah and Batang Ai. Both Bornean orangutan sanctuaries and all three national parks are managed by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation, who play an active role in the ongoing conservation of the area's orangutans.

This tour is designed to raise awareness of the conservation efforts made in Sarawak, to restore the harmony between people and orangutans that has become strained in recent years. This tour is a voyage of discovery for all of the travellers whom take part, giving them access to the rehabilitation efforts at Matang Wildlife Centre, the released, semi-wild orangutans of Semenggoh Nature Reserve, the seven different habitats of Borneo in the amazing Bako National Park and a one week trip into the rainforest. This tour will also involve meeting the descendants of the legendary Borneo head-hunters – the Iban tribe – who are now the custodians of the wild orangutans of Batang Ai. This will be an experience you certainly won't forget in a hurry!

This tour provides you with both the opportunity to learn and the chance to help make a difference to the lives of the critically endangered orangutan population in Borneo. You will spend your time visiting multiple orangutan conservation centres as well as get the chance to visit 4 national parks and experience once in a lifetime events, including a night time walk through Bako national Park, snorkelling at the stunning beach of Telok Serabang and experiencing the Iban way of life through interaction with the native tribe. There really is something for everyone on this tour and if you hold the orangutan close to your heart then this is the perfect trip for you.

Prior to Arrival

There is no prior visa required for most nationalities to enter Malaysia as a 90 day tourist visa is granted on arrival. However, please check the Malaysian Immigration website for detailed information.

Tagesablauf

Your Tour Itinerary 

Day 1: 
Arrive in Kuching Airport (KCH) between 9am and 5pm where you will be met at arrivals before taking a short transfer to the guesthouse where you can settle in, freshen up, and then have a full tour briefing with your guide over a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers.

Day 2: 
After breakfast, you will make your way to the Matang Wildlife Centre. The facilitator will take you on a full tour of the facility, where you will have chances to see a wide range of species from birds, to reptiles and gibbons, and of course the amazing orangutans. You will also see the famous Aman, the huge male orangutan for the first time. It will be love at first sight.

Day 3: 
Continue your behind the scenes experience with the staff at the busy rehabilitation centre and orangutan sanctuary. Get your hands dirty assisting with husbandry for the orangutans, sun bears, macaques, binturongs and other animals. This will include feeding the animals and cleaning the wildlife cages and enclosures. Enrichment making is also a very important activity here as it promotes natural behaviours and enhances the potential for rehabilitation and release as well as improves the lives of the animals at the centre.

Day 4: 
You will have one final morning working with the orangutans before at mid-day heading for Bako National Park by boat- watch out for the crocodiles! The day will end with an optional night walk in the jungle where there are opportunities to see some of Borneo's fascinating nocturnal species, this is not to be missed! Shine your torch up into the trees and keep an eye out for the little eyes staring back at you, Borneo truly comes alive at night-time.

Day 5: 
Spend the day in Bako National Park. With its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and extensive network of trekking trails, Bako National Park offers an excellent introduction to the rainforest and coastline of Borneo.

Day 6-7: 
Two full days in Telok Serabang. Telok Serabang is a Malay community that is situated in a beautiful coastal area of Sarawak. You will have opportunities to Snorkel with the chance to see green turtles in their natural habitat, assist with beach clean ups, work with the local school. You will also participate in night-time turtle patrols, get sweaty on jungle treks with amazing opportunities to see wildlife such as gibbons and flying lemurs and even make traditional jewellery with the community.

Day 8:
This is an opportunity to spend time with a Bidayau community, one of the indigenous Dayak groups from Sarawak. Your accommodation will again be in a traditional wooden longhouse, with shared bedrooms and amenities. Learn about the traditional culture of this tribe, and perhaps even see human skulls in their longhouse, kept from the head-hunting days of the past. You may also be encouraged to take part in cultural dancing through the evening!

Day 9-12: 
These days are spent in Batang Ai rainforest which is still home to wild orangutans. When in Batang Ai, as well as always being in search of orangutans high up in the trees, there are a lot of different activities to get involved in. These include learning traditional handicrafts, cooking, fishing, picnics amidst breath-taking scenery, swimming in jungle rivers and waterfalls and interacting with the tribespeople. Interacting and building bonds with the indigenous people is essential in repairing the fractured human – orangutan relations in this region. 

Day 13:
Transfer back to Kuching and visit the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre along the way. The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre was established in 1975 to care for wild animals which have either been found injured in the forest, orphaned, or were previously kept as illegal pets. 

Day 14:
Time to say your farewells. Today you will be transferred to Kuching Airport for your return flight or to commence your independent travel plans.

Freizeitaktivitäten

This two-week programme is both a dynamic, guided-tour around Borneo’s most fascinating wildlife centres and national parks, and a volunteering opportunity, based on forging connections between animal conservation and indigenous communities.

Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Wandern
Sport

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
This tour does not involve a lot in the way of physical labour, but it will involve trekking in the rainforest on the tour - usually in fairly humid conditions.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag und Sonntag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von The Great Projects

Airport transfers - Overland transportation - Accommodation and meals as indicated - All traveling activity equipment - Local guides - English speaking project leader - Conservation donation

Abholung vom Flughafen Kuching International Airport

You will need to arrive into Kuching Airport(KCH) between 9am and 5pm on the start date of your tour where you will be met by a representative at arrivals who will take you by private transfer to the Basaga Guesthouse for your welcome dinner and first nights stay.


Unterkunft

This tour has been categorised as Rustic. This is based on the standard of accommodation used throughout the tour, transport involved whilst the tour is in motion, and what modern facilities are available. This is more suited for travellers looking for a cost friendly experience at a basic level.

Tour Accommodation

In Kuching, you will be staying in a boutique guesthouse, which features Wi-Fi, television and a phone in shared rooms. All rooms are well equipped with en-suite bathrooms. (Day 1 & 13)

Whilst at Matang Wildlife Centre, you will be staying in a traditional longhouse in the grounds of the centre, an idyllic setting in a remote rainforest area, inside of Kubah National Park. (Day 2 & 3)

Accommodation at Bako is very basic and you will be sharing with up to three other participants on your tour. However, you will be spending little time in your room, so you will not pay much attention to the basic standards. (Day 4)

In Telok Serabang you will have the opportunity to spend time with a Malay community on one of Sarawak's secluded beaches.

Your accommodation will again be in a traditional wooden longhouse, with shared bedrooms and amenities. Bathroom facilities include western toilets and overhead showers. (Day 5-7)

Your accommodation in Padawan will be in a traditional bamboo longhouse, with shared bedrooms and amenities. Learn about the traditional culture of this tribe, and see human skulls in their longhouse, kept from the head-hunting days of the past. You may also be encouraged to take part in cultural dancing through the evening. Bathroom facilities include western toilets and overhead showers. (Day 8)

In Batan Ai you will be living across the river from a small Iban community that have resided in this area of the rainforest for many generations. Bathroom facilities include western toilets and overhead showers. (Day 9-11)

Gasthaus Hotel Einzelzimmer
Verpflegung

Three meals a day and drinks are provided throughout the tour. Meals will typically consist of noodles, rice, vegetables and meat, however, vegetarian options are always available.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Kuching International Airport (KCH) in Kuching. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Malaysia zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Malaysia bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Malaysia antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Malaysia überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

This project takes place on the 3rd of each month. Please contact us to see if your preferred start date is available.

Das Programm ist wegen Corona pausiert

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 2 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$1.721
2 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$1.721
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$861 /Woche

Die Organisation berechnet ihre Gebühren in GBP. Die Preistabelle in USD unterliegt Währungsschwankungen. The Great Projects wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit The Great Projects während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Geld-zurück-Garantie
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Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
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