From the moment we were first picked up from the train station, until we left we were looked after by the wonderful staff. Upon arrival at the accommodation centre, we were greeted with a nice comfy bed in a large gender split dorm room. The next day our group were led into the jungle to look for signs of animals and animal poaching, in particular traps which we took the pleasure of destroying. Many interesting footprints, critters and stunning scenery along the way. Just be sure to watch for the leeches!
Belum Adventure Camp (BAC), a rustic, budget adventure accommodation suitable for travelers and families as well as school groups and adventure team building.
The camp is located on Banding Island in the Temenggor Lake. The Royal Belum State Park is the premier rainforest ecotourism and conservation destination in Peninsular Malaysia and is 3 hours from Penang and 3 hours from Kuala Besut (Perhentian islands).
The people behind the resort are adventure seekers and conservationists and they want to ensure every guest feels their adventure conservation ethos. The resort staff conduct poacher surveillance patrols in the forest reserves and collect data on animal presence for the University of Science Malaysia (USM). BAC and USM will also conduct Gibbon and Siamang surveys in the Belum Temenggor forest network as part of the National Gibbon Survey of Malaysia.
The resort has basic amenities but has its own zipline and high ropes course for hours of fun and entertainment. BAC works hard on customer service, ensuring everyone is happy. We hold movie nights in the jungle, star gazing on the lake and native games to pass the time by, we want to give our guests a unique experience they will treasure. Or they can just sit and gaze at the beautiful lake Temenggor. BAC, nature’s rustic paradise.
3 days and 2 nights package: Rm780 per person
- Transfer from Jeti Awam to Belum Adventure Camp
- Dormitory accommodation
- Three meals per full day
- Night Trek
- 2 hour kayak
- Conservation trek
What’s Not Included:
- Travel and medical insurance
- Travels to and from Jeti Awam jetty
- All items of personal nature such as telephone bills and extra snacks and beverages
To make a booking, please use this form
a. Cancellation of reservation must be made in writing to avoid any misunderstanding. If the company receives notice to cancel 30 days or more before the date of departure, a minimum administrative fee of RM100.00 or 10% of the tour deposit (whichever is lower) per person will be levied.
b. If notice of the cancellation is received 29 days or less before the date of departure the following charges will apply:
c. 15 – 29 working days before the date of departure = 50% of deposit
8 – 14 working days before the date of departure = 20% of FULL COST
3 – 7 working days before the date of departure = 40% of FULL COST
2 working days or less before the date of departure = 100% of FULL COST
1.What are the requirements needed to join this program?
Volunteers will need to be able to speak English or Bahasa Malaysia to be able to communicate with the facilitator. The minimum age requirement is 16 years old without parents and any age with their parents. Volunteers should also have low-medium fitness, a positive attitude and willing to participate in all tasks and walks.
2.How do I get to Merapoh from Kuala Lumpur?
Bus: From Hentian Putra Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur, take a bus to Merapoh. You will need to inform the bus driver that you wish to be dropped off at Merapoh as it is not a major bus stop location.
3.What vaccinations do I need?
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, typhoid, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus-diphtheria. Anti Malaria pills are encouraged to be brought even though cases of Malaria are seldom recorded.
4.Any details on visa?
Tourist from the following countries will receive a 90 day free tourist visa upon arrival:
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kirgystan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Lienchestien, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherland, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, St Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Yemen.
5. What it the minimum age to join?
Volunteers aged 18 years old and above can come with no parental consent. Volunteers aged 16-17 can come, with parental consent only. Those aged under 16 must come with their parents.
6. Is this program suitable for families with young children?
Families with children (age 15+) can participate. Take note that the jungle walks may be tough as the path could be muddy & damp, slippery during the rainy season and hot and humid all year round.
7. Is it possible to have our own room?
No. All volunteers will be staying in shared accommodation.
8. How many hours per day do volunteers volunteer?
The volunteering activities run from morning until evening with a lunch break in between. Precise timetabling depends on the weather as some activities may be delayed if it rains.