Sarawak multi activity vacation
MYR 5690 excluding flights
Description of Sarawak multi activity vacation
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Reviewed on 23 Jul 2023 by Anne-Sofie Johansen
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PlanetOn this trip, you will visit 2 Orangutan Rehabilitation Centers, ie Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary and Matang Wildlife Center, that are set up almost 40 years ago to provide care for orphaned and injured Orangutans, the “Wild-man of the Jungle”. Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary is situated within the boundaries of the Semenggoh Nature Reserve, approximately 24 km from Kuching and is the best place to see semi-wild orangutans in Sarawak. Both centers main aim are to rehabilitate wild animals with the objective of subsequently releasing them back to the wild as well as to conduct research on endangered species. The entrance fees paid to the centers goes directly to paying for the rehabilitation not only the Orangutans, but the other animals that are now brought here. By following the parks rules, visitors are able to witness the incredible majesty of these creatures while contributing to their survival. Donations are also welcomed by the centers and we would ask all our clients to donate a small amount for their visit.
Your trip also includes a visit to Kubah National Park. Kubah National Park most famous features are its palms and its amphibian; with almost a hundred different palm species. Your park fees help the national park to protect and maintain these precious ecosystems. Your park guides are trained to educate you to be respectful and careful while exploring along the trails, as well as teach you the importance of conserving forests, as well as the sustainable use of forest resources.
On our trek to the remote waterfall, we stay with a local tribal host at a Bidayuh traditional style house. The houses are locally built for generations by sustainable practices of using the local materials from the surrounding jungles. The accommodation is of basic standard with light goes off at 10 pm.
We provide travelers with suggestions for Environmental responsibility:-
- Our Pre-Tour “what to expect” information provides accurate pre-trip information concerning the specifics of a particular trip including the social, environment and political situation;
- We recommend that guests bringing their own re-fillable water bottle and avoid using one-off plastic bottled water;
- We also discourage the use of single-use plastic, suggesting customers to bring their own dry bag or small waterproof backpack;
- During tours, we recycle wherever possible, and try to keep our waste as low as possible, and by taking responsibility to take all rubbish with us rather than leaving for the locals to deal with;
- We never allow traveler to take pieces of coral or other endangered plant life home as a souvenir.
PeopleWe build up our partnership with as many local as possible, from the local boatman, homestay, street stalls and small cafes. As much as possible, we stick to the same local people who are then familiar with our expectation. All of our local guides and local partners are provided with a fair wage and secure job. We love to send them on feedback from clients to encourage their good work and work with them, as a team to provide great service.
For our boat trip to the waterfall we use the transportation provided by local farmer who uses their downtime to provide transfer for the visitors to the area. This provide additional revenue for the local community.
The income from the overnight stay at the local community goes straight to the family who hosts you, and then other people in the village who have helped out during your stay. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local, enjoy an evening meal and learn more about their life and customs. The cost involved also helps to fund medical supplies, schooling and bring wealth to the area in order to ensure that their way of life is sustainable. You will be escorted to the village by local guides and boatmen that are all from the surrounding villages. Your guide will brief you on how to act or feel to be welcomed and respected locally, such as educating you on a few local phrases and information on local etiquette and tipping.
We provide travelers with suggestions for Code of Conduct for Social responsibility and ways to minimise negative impacts on local cultures:-
-We recommend the traveler when buying souvenirs, head to the shops of traditional artisans or local cottage industry for locally made products. That will be helping to keep traditional crafts alive, while also supporting our small, independent business owners and artists. We always favour local products over imported items, but avoid buying things made from the tusks or horns of endangered animals (such as hornbill and coral), or from at-risk plants (such as orchid and pitcher plant). We educate travelers how and why purchasing locally produced goods and services - souvenirs, crafts, meals and guides from locally owned establishments has beneficial effect – communicate a sense of the significance of this to local communities;
- We also suggest ways to minimise negative impacts on local cultures such as giving the best possible advice about bargaining, as well as advice on giving gifts or money to beggars, children, and people they have just met;
- We recommend the traveler always ask first before photographing or videoing people. Asking before clicking also offers the chance to have a conversation and to connect;
- We advise travelers to dress respectfully with an awareness of our local standards that varies with each culture and religion, including dressing modestly at certain religious sites and check what swimwear is suitable for pools and the beach.
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