Orangutan conservation vacation in Borneo

Price
£1195 excluding flights
Duration
13 Days
Countries
Borneo, Malaysia
Type
Small group
Group size
Up to 10 people
Reviews
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Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
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Description of Orangutan conservation vacation in Borneo

Price information

£1195 excluding flights
Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
Make enquiry

Check dates

2021: 3 Oct, 3 Nov, 3 Dec

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Vacation information

Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Reviews

4 Reviews of Orangutan conservation vacation in Borneo

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Reviewed on 05 Jan 2020 by

It was an incredible experience. A great mix of locations and activities. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019 by

It was a highlight to see the orang utan Ganti and her baby come in from the forest - and the sunbears are truly awesome! But really it was the whole experience that I'll remember. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2011 by

Staying with the local tribe in the jungle was the most memorable part of the vacation...10 out of 10. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2011 by

Learning about and working with the animals at the wildlife center at Matang; tribal-style living deep in the rainforest, and the guides' ability to source food from nature with fishing spear and machete - and much, much more. Read full review

Responsible Travel

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Planet

The project works with a local wildlife center to re-establish rehabilitation and release of orangutans into the Malaysian State of Sarawak. The orangutan sub-species, Pongo Pygmaeus Pygmaeus, is the most endangered of all the orangutan species and needs urgent action now. The support and manpower of volunteers goes towards working with local people, Malaysian authorities and universities, international experts and charities to find a sustainable solution to the problem of orangutan decline.

People

All of this project’s ground staff, guides, animal keepers, drivers and facilitators are employed directly from the local communities bordering the conservation areas. This provides employment, education and community engagement directly from the conservation and tourism activities the project is involved in. Not only does this deliver benefits to the individuals and communities the project works with, it goes a long way towards relieving the pressures local communities can place on conservation areas, through illegal activities in the absence of financial alternatives or through lack of awareness.

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