3 Days Optional Weekend Getaway – SIC

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Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Make a difference at the Matang Wildlife Centre
  • Participate in a wide range of activities as a volunteer, including orangutan protection
  • Learn about the ecological restoration efforts
  • Enjoy adventure trips to stunning natural areas

tour details

WEEKEND GETAWAY - OPTION A (The LimeTree Hotel):
After your daily work today you will be picked-up in the late afternoon and transferred to The LimeTree Hotel in Kuching for check-in. Enjoy your evening free at leisure in Kuching!

Overnight at The LimeTree Hotel, Deluxe Room.

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch

WEEKEND GETAWAY - OPTION B (Permai Rainforest Resort) :
After work you will be picked-up in the late afternoon and transferred to Permai Rainforest Resort. Permai Rainforest Resort is a small eco-resort set in pristine rainforest located on
the shores of the South China Sea, and at the foot of Mount Santubong. Carefully designed to minimise impact on the natural environment, it offers a great rainforest experience. The
10 treehouses, which are built on stilts 20 feet above the ground, offer you the unique experience of sleeping amongst the canopy of the trees and waking to the sound of the sea
lapping against the shore. Dinner at the resort.

Accommodation at Permai Rainforest Resort, Treehouse.

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
WEEKEND GETAWAY - OPTION A (The LimeTree Hotel):
Depart for Borneo Rainforest Kayak tour. This is a 'must-do' experience for nature lovers and anyone yearning for a little bit of adventure. You will be transported to the mistcovered
highland hillsides of Borneo, through undulating terrain dotted by small scale pepper farms, to Bengoh, a delightful Bidayuh village and staging point for journeys by foot or river deep into the interior. Here you'll be given paddling instructions and a safety briefing before proceeding down some steps to a small tributary where your parked kayaks await you. This shaded stream with overhanging trees, steep banks, and a bridge overhead, has just enough room for your kayaks to get through, and meanders a short distance before opening into the vista of Sarawak Kiri river. A quarter of the way through your float down the river, you'll alight to explore a delightful Bidayuh village and have a native lunch. After which, continue your relaxing journey surrounded by lush vegetation on both banks, to a sandy bank beneath soaring limestone hills, but not before getting past an 'exciting' class 1 to 2 (depending on the water volume and flow) rapid! After a swim you'll continue along (please don't forget your swimming gear), enthralled by the ever changing and stunning scenic views of limestone hills around
each bend in the river. Just before the end of your journey, you'll paddle beneath a huge rock outcrop which turns into an unexpected waterfall on rainy days. After all that, return back to your hotel in Kuching.

Overnight at The LimeTree Hotel, Deluxe Room.

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch

WEEKEND GETAWAY - OPTION B (Permai Rainforest Resort) :
This tour starts with a ride on air-conditioned vehicle from Permai Rainforest Resort to the small Malay village of Bako, where you then venture on a 20 minutes' boat ride to reach
the national park. This is a day with plenty of opportunities to trek through the beautiful park and explore flora and fauna at its best. Get to see various animals, such as wild boars,
silver leaf monkeys, macaques or monitor lizards in their natural habitat. If you are lucky you might also spot the odd-nosed proboscis monkeys, which can only be found on the
island of Borneo. There are plenty of trails to choose from, so discuss with your guide which one to take. A packed lunch is included.
Return to Permai Rainforest Resort after the tour. Dinner at the resort.

Accommodation at Permai Rainforest Resort, Treehouse.

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
WEEKEND GETAWAY - OPTION A (The LimeTree Hotel):
The morning is free at your own leisure. Take the opportunity to sleep in or do some shopping in the city before you will be transferred back to Matang Wildlife Centre in the afternoon.

Accommodation at Matang Wildlife Centre, ROH (twin-shared; simple accommodation).

Meals included: Breakfast
Dinner

WEEKEND GETAWAY - OPTION B (Permai Rainforest Resort) :
The morning is free at your own leisure to use the many facilities of the resort or simply relax at the beach. You may also opt to visit the nearby 'Sarawak Cultural Village', a living
museum which showcases the different ethnic groups and cultures in Sarawak. In the afternoon, transfer back to Matang Wildlife Centre.

Accommodation at Matang Wildlife Centre, ROH (twin-shared; simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Dinner

includes

  • Meals as stated in the programme: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides
  • Entrance fees and/or boat fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Volunteering for 'The Orangutan Project' under supervision of English-speaking facilitators and with all necessary tools and equipment provided
  • Financial contribution to the conservation efforts of 'The Orangutan Project'
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)

excludes

  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

notes

  • Minimum age for participation is 18 years.
  • Guests have to sign an indemnity form upon booking of this tour package.
  • Volunteers do not need any special skills or experience to be of use on this project. But much of the work on this project is physical, and the heat and humidity add an extra challenge to this. Therefore a certain
    level of fitness is required.
  • Accommodation is in twin-shared rooms. Single travelers will be allocated a roommate by the facilitators of 'Orangutan Project'
  • Accommodation at Matang Wildlife Centre is very simple and the meals during the stay at Matang Wildlife Centre will be typical local home-cooked meals prepared by women from the surrounding villages.
Tour code: KCHDSMAT3JT18

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