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TREK IN THE JUNGLE

Trek in the Jungle
  • Open February – December
  • Trekking | Rainforest | Anti Poaching
  • 2 Day Program

TESTIMONIALS

“Volunteering on this project has been a really enjoyable and unforgettable experience. I’ve learnt so much about marine life, in particular coral, and the real emphasis on conservation and preserving the marine ecosystem has made me even more determined to spread awareness of the importance of our oceans. The project also gave me the opportunity to prepare and deliver classes to the local children about sharks, their importance and the need to protect them and our oceans, which was so much fun!”

Tom Busher – University of Leeds.

TESTIMONIALS

“The amount of independence that is given to the volunteers created a tremendous learning environment and gave a valuable sense of responsibility and worth. Being here I’ve been able to learn practical skills, such as data collection and entry in correspondence to coral mapping, as well as have been able to expand my knowledge of the importance of conservation as a whole.”

Jessica Cheadle – Ohio Wesleyan University

On this short jungle trip you will have the unique opportunity to explore the world’s oldest rainforest. Eat the most amazing Malay food with a local family who invites you to join them for a traditional Malay Dinner. Discover the beauty of nature whilst hiking to keep poachers at a distance and therefore protects the existing wildlife. Search for pugmarks and signs of wildlife

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, Briefing & Malay Dinner

Arrive at Merapoh or Ipoh Bus Station to be picked up by our team members. After you have settled in at your accommodation you will be briefed about the upcoming activities. Tomorrow will be a busy day, so after a delicious traditional Malay Dinner with a local family, you can rest and have a good night sleep.

Day 2: Poacher Surveillance Patrol & Departure

The rainforest is waiting for you, so today you will do a big 5 hour trek, guided by a guide. The tribal people are the aboriginal people of the Malay Peninsular or “Orang asli” meaning original people in Malay language. Although living in villages for the last decade, they are still very much a hunting and gathering people and can spend up to one month in the rainforest when living in concrete houses is too hot.  You will learn from our team not only about the animals and plants of the rainforest but also about these amazing people who still call the forests their home.

Your presence in the jungle will keep poachers at a distance. While the Batek show you the way, don’t forget to look down and search for pugmarks of wild boars, tapirs, sun bears or even an elephant or tiger.

Back at the Fuze Ecoteer house you can wash the mud off your feet, take a shower and rest. Tired but satisfied the team will bring you back to the bus station and send you off.

Price 

2 days / 1 night: Rm400 per person – minimum of 1 person

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Malay dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day
  • Poacher surveillance patrol

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights and insurance
  • Travels to Merapoh or Gerik Bus Station
  • All items of personal nature such as telephone bills and extra snacks and beverages

Booking

Please allow a minimum of 4 days for us to process your application and payment.

Please make an initial inquiry by telling us about yourself and what project you would like to join. Contact us here

To make a booking, please contact us here.  We will then email you back with more information and the application form.  Please complete the form and send back to us so we can confirm your reservation and inform you how to make the deposit payment. If the deposit is not received within 2 weeks from the date your reservation is placed, your reservation will be cancelled automatically. 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. Once a deposit has been paid we will email you our Know Before You Go guide, which will give you useful information to help you prepare to volunteer.

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

Booking

To make a booking, please use this form 

We will then email you back with more information and the application form.  Please complete the form and send back to us so we can confirm your reservation and inform you how to make the deposit payment. If the deposit is not received within 2 weeks from the date your reservation is placed, your reservation will be cancelled automatically. 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.

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

1. What are the requirements to join this program?
Volunteers must be over 18 or over 16 with a parental consent form. You will need to have a positive attitude and willing to participate in all volunteer activities. It is also important to respect the local culture and traditions whilst living in the Malay village.

2. How do I get to Perhentian Island from Kuala Lumpur?
Take a plane to Kota Bharu airport, then a 1 hour taxi ride to Kuala Besut Jetty. From the jetty, take a 30 minute boat ride to the island OR take a bus from Hentian Putra, Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut Bus station.

3. What vaccinations do I need before going to the island?
Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; typhoid; measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus-diphtheria.

4. How long can I stay in the country for?
Tourists 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, Kyrgyzstan , Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, 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. I’m not yet 18, what is the minimum age to join?
Good news! If you’re 16 years old you can join this project! However you will need to submit a parental consent form when you apply (18 and over don’t need consent).

6. I have young children, is this program suitable for families?
Families with young children (6 and above) can participate, however younger children will be unable to take part in the diving surveys as minimum age for a PADI Open Water certification is 15.

7. How long is the typical volunteer working day?
The volunteering activities run from morning until evening with a lunch break in between. For volunteers staying longer than one week, Sundays are usually free days.

8. I want to do more to help the islands! What else can I get involved in?
There is plenty you can do! We have mini projects that we can allocate you to complete in your free time.  Whether it’s making and developing our handicraft products using waste found on the beach, helping improve our awareness campaigns, or conducting tourist questionnaires and talks at resorts around the islands, there is plenty for you to get stuck into!

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