Rainforest Community & Conservation Project - 3D2NEcoteer Responsible Travel

3D2N Rainforest Community & Conservation Adventure Project – Ipoh

Live with the Orang Asli people & explore the wonders of Malaysia’s tropical rainforest in this 3 day program.

Mini adventure in the jungle with the Termiar People

If you only have a few days but want to experience and benefit the forest and its people this condensed 3D2N adventure is perfect for you. Join us at the FE Base Camp and community centre at the foothills of Mount Korbu – the second tallest Mountain in Malaysia and one that not many tourists explore. This is an off the beaten track and an experience that you cannot miss.

You will live with us in the village of Kg Tonggang at our community centre and help with community efforts as well as jungle trekking with a purpose to evaluate the mammals in the forest and also the level of poaching around the mountain. You will share your life with the local villagers whose ancestors once lived their life as nomadic tribes people in the forests of Malaysia.

Orang Asli (Directly translated means the ‘Original People’)
The villagers come from the Termiar people whose ancestors lived nomadic lifestyles in the forests and used cave drawings as a way to pass on knowledge. Some of the elder villagers lived part of their life’s as nomadic people in the forests and can teach us a thing or two about jungle living. You will live in the FE base camp and Community centre which was leased to us in March 2014 and renovations are still taking place. The dream is for the open hall to become a hub of extra-curricular education and community spirit for the villagers. We host English lessons for the children once a week that you can join

After permission has been granted we will position camera traps in the rainforest which you will help collect on daily jungle treks into the forests. The treks have 2 main aims, one being to collect the camera traps to see what animals live in the forests and the other is to assess the level of wildlife poaching in the area. Malaysia is a hub for the illegal wildlife trade with animals being taken from the forests of Malaysia and also all around the world to markets in China and Europe.

Our project is unique in that you will get to understand the ‘real’ story behind what lives in the woods!

Day One
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arrival / Transport to Base Camp / Lunch at Basecamp
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Course Briefing / Settling in Accommodation
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to the Orang Asli (OA) Village
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Leisure / Bubu Fishing
Bathe in the river
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Learning how to cook with an OA Family ( Picking up tapioca / fish etc )
Dinner with the OA family
9:00 – 11:00 pm
Rainforest and OA / Camera Trapping / Sustainable Living Presentation by FE staff

Day Two
6:30 am – 10:00 am
Morning trek up Bukit Batu Suluh ( AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEW FOR SUNRISE !! )
Breakfast at Base Camp
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learning about the OA – Blowpiping / Beliung / Damak / Culture / Lifestyle
Traditional OA Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Gotong Royong at the Village / Basecamp
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Game session with the village kids
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shower / Leisure
8:00 pm – Midnight
Barbeque preparation at Basecamp – Traditional OA themed
Star Gazing / Bonfire / Relaxation

Day Three
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast at Base Camp
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Horticulture – Work on the Community Garden / Villager’s Patches
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Debriefing / Video Diary / Pack up
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch at Tambun town
Farewell / Departure

1 week
If you like the sound of this project but would like to stay longer, don’t fear, we have a continuous programme that allows you to stay as long or short as you like, please visit here

If you would like, we run climbs to the peak of Mount Korbu at 2,183m it is the second highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. The climb is medium/hard but very scenic as it is relatively low. We have had many volunteers doing this climb and to date none have failed. If you would like to combine your time at the village with a 5D4N climb of the mountain please get in touch as we have set start dates.

RM600 per person (Minimum of 1 person)

What’s Included
Return transfers from Ipoh bus or train station to FE Base Camp
Dormitory style accommodation in the FE Base Camp with shared bathroom
Three meals per day
English speaking project leader
School clubs
Jungle trekking

What’s not Included
Travel to and from Ipoh
International flights


5 Easy Steps to Book Your Jungle Adventure:
1) Contact us here with your initial inquiry – tell us about yourself and the project you would like to join.
2) You will receive an e-mail with more information and the application form to complete.
3) On receipt of your application we will confirm your reservation and inform you how to make your deposit payment. Your reservation will be held for 2 weeks, after which it will be cancelled automatically if no deposit is received.
4) Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks for us to process your application and payment.
5) Full payment is required no later than 1 month before departure. You may pay online by credit card or a direct transfer to our account.

It’s that simple! Once your deposit has been paid, you will receive our Know Before You Go guide, which is packed full of useful information about your project and general tips to prepare you for volunteering.

Cancellation Policy

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

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