8-Day Volunteering at Batang Ai National Park-Save the Red Apes of Borneo (New): Group Escape

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Tour Period: 8 Days

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You will be picked up from your city hotel in Kuching and depart together with the other volunteers and staff of 'Orangutan Project Sdn. Bhd.' on a 4 hours journey to Batang Ai. Along the way you will pass local villages, rice fields and plantations. You will also stop at a local market where the staff of 'Orangutan Project' will buy the food rations for the next few days. This is your opportunity to do your last-minute shopping before you spend the next few days in the Bornean rainforest!
Upon arrival at the scenic Batang Ai lake, you will board native longboats for an hours' ride across the lake and further upriver to reach Batang Ai National Park. Register & check-in at the National Park's Headquarters.
In the evening the staff of 'Orangutan Project' will show you how to prepare a delicious meal from the local ingredients available. Watch carefully as for the next few days at
Batang Ai the volunteers will take turns to prepare the meals!

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Dinner
The next few days you will have the unique opportunity to work towards conservation efforts of endangered flora and fauna within Batang Ai National Park. Your work here will range from checking camera traps to maintenance of trails and infrastructure. There will also be work assisting local communities that live adjacent to the park, trying to support them and securing their future on their land.
Besides your contribution to conservation and support of the local community you will have opportunities for treks to try to spot the wildlife that lives there - it is the only spot in Sarawak that there is a chance to see wild orang utan! The terrain here is challenging to say the least. For your best chance to spot the elusive orang utans, the treks will start early and you will be trekking up steep ridges in areas of forest that have rarely been walked. Do not expect well cut paths that are easy to navigate. However, the exertion is more than worth it - how often can you say you have been in the middle of virgin Bornean rainforest?

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The next few days you will have the unique opportunity to work towards conservation efforts of endangered flora and fauna within Batang Ai National Park. Your work here will range from checking camera traps to maintenance of trails and infrastructure. There will also be work assisting local communities that live adjacent to the park, trying to support them and securing their future on their land.
Besides your contribution to conservation and support of the local community you will have opportunities for treks to try to spot the wildlife that lives there - it is the only spot in Sarawak that there is a chance to see wild orang utan! The terrain here is challenging to say the least. For your best chance to spot the elusive orang utans, the treks will start early and you will be trekking up steep ridges in areas of forest that have rarely been walked. Do not expect well cut paths that are easy to navigate. However, the exertion is more than worth it - how often can you say you have been in the middle of virgin Bornean rainforest?

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The next few days you will have the unique opportunity to work towards conservation efforts of endangered flora and fauna within Batang Ai National Park. Your work here will range from checking camera traps to maintenance of trails and infrastructure. There will also be work assisting local communities that live adjacent to the park, trying to support them and securing their future on their land.
Besides your contribution to conservation and support of the local community you will have opportunities for treks to try to spot the wildlife that lives there - it is the only spot in Sarawak that there is a chance to see wild orang utan! The terrain here is challenging to say the least. For your best chance to spot the elusive orang utans, the treks will start early and you will be trekking up steep ridges in areas of forest that have rarely been walked. Do not expect well cut paths that are easy to navigate. However, the exertion is more than worth it - how often can you say you have been in the middle of virgin Bornean rainforest?

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The next few days you will have the unique opportunity to work towards conservation efforts of endangered flora and fauna within Batang Ai National Park. Your work here will range from checking camera traps to maintenance of trails and infrastructure. There will also be work assisting local communities that live adjacent to the park, trying to support them and securing their future on their land.
Besides your contribution to conservation and support of the local community you will have opportunities for treks to try to spot the wildlife that lives there - it is the only spot in Sarawak that there is a chance to see wild orang utan! The terrain here is challenging to say the least. For your best chance to spot the elusive orang utans, the treks will start early and you will be trekking up steep ridges in areas of forest that have rarely been walked. Do not expect well cut paths that are easy to navigate. However, the exertion is more than worth it - how often can you say you have been in the middle of virgin Bornean rainforest?

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The next few days you will have the unique opportunity to work towards conservation efforts of endangered flora and fauna within Batang Ai National Park. Your work here will range from checking camera traps to maintenance of trails and infrastructure. There will also be work assisting local communities that live adjacent to the park, trying to support them and securing their future on their land.
Besides your contribution to conservation and support of the local community you will have opportunities for treks to try to spot the wildlife that lives there - it is the only spot in Sarawak that there is a chance to see wild orang utan! The terrain here is challenging to say the least. For your best chance to spot the elusive orang utans, the treks will start early and you will be trekking up steep ridges in areas of forest that have rarely been walked. Do not expect well cut paths that are easy to navigate. However, the exertion is more than worth it - how often can you say you have been in the middle of virgin Bornean rainforest?

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
The next few days you will have the unique opportunity to work towards conservation efforts of endangered flora and fauna within Batang Ai National Park. Your work here will range from checking camera traps to maintenance of trails and infrastructure. There will also be work assisting local communities that live adjacent to the park, trying to support them and securing their future on their land.
Besides your contribution to conservation and support of the local community you will have opportunities for treks to try to spot the wildlife that lives there - it is the only spot in Sarawak that there is a chance to see wild orang utan! The terrain here is challenging to say the least. For your best chance to spot the elusive orang utans, the treks will start early and you will be trekking up steep ridges in areas of forest that have rarely been walked. Do not expect well cut paths that are easy to navigate. However, the exertion is more than worth it - how often can you say you have been in the middle of virgin Bornean rainforest?

Overnight at Batang Ai National Park, ROH (simple accommodation).

Meals included:Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Time to say goodbye to this rainforest paradise. Travel back to Kuching with an en-route visit of the Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre for the chance to see semi-wild orang utans. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres and acts as a sanctuary for orang utans that have been rescued from captivity. These animals have been trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat, learned how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees, and were then released into this nature reserve. There are daily scheduled feeding times. However, sightings of these primates during feeding times are not guaranteed due to the fact that they are semi-wild and roaming freely within the nature reserve.
After this unforgettable experience you will be transferred to your city hotel in Kuching.

Meals included:Breakfast

includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in shared twin room with fan and shared bathroom
  • 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 stated 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.
  • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please travel light for the overnights at Batang Ai National Park. Suitcases can be stored at your hotel in Kuching.
  • Accommodation is in twin-shared rooms. Single travellers will be allocated a roommate by the facilitators of 'Orangutan Project'. Basic bedding and mosquito netting will be provided.
  • The facilitators of 'Orangutan Project' will buy food rations for the 8 days stay at Batang Ai National Park within a certain budget that is included in the package.
    Volunteers with special dietary needs can follow the facilitators during the shopping and will be able to have an input into the rations within the given budget. The volunteers will have to take turns
    and help with the preparation of the meals at Batang Ai National Park.
Tour code: KCHDS8DVBAJ
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