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Perhentian Eco-Education Project

Ecoteer Responsible Travel
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 390 $ 56 / day
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Volunteering for the Young and Old

If you are a family wanting to do something meaningful on your holiday, this project is perfect for you. The local school children love it when there are new children to play with!  Also for those who are only briefly on the island, we can arrange volunteering stays for a week or even shorter!

Short Description

Often the people hurt most by environmental issues are the local communities of places you are fighting to save. So, educating and supporting these local communities in the ways of sustainable living and conservation is vital to make steps in the right direction. This happens through community tourism, interaction, and environmental education, whilst volunteers gain a first-hand experience of community life in a traditional Malaysian village surrounded by turquoise seas, white sands and vibrant marine life

Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Trip Type Vacation / Holiday Package
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Perhentian
End City Perhentian

Trip Includes

  • Food, Dorm accommodation with shared bathroom
  • Cooking facilities and all volunteer activities
  • Return ferry from Kuala Besut to Perhentian
  • Weekly Malay dinner and a weekly kuih making session.

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Itinerary

School Clubs

We conduct English and Roots and shoots clubs each week for the children on the island.  Help to prepare fun, educational activities and deliver these exciting sessions alongside our Fuze Ecoteer staff. The village kids are full of energy and enthusiasm and are always excited to meet new volunteers!

School Clubs

Take initiative to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to act as conservation leaders in their daily lives (watch the video to see our school children meeting Jane Goodall herself in 2016!). Our doors are open each afternoon for children to drop in and learn with us. There are plenty of ways to use your own skills and creativity to have fun whilst educating these kids and no teaching experience is required – just enthusiasm and a sense of humour!

PILA

In 2012 Ecoteer initiated the ‘Perhentian Islands Ladies Association’ (PILA) to engage local women in environmental issues whilst offering them a chance to increase their income. You can support these ladies by giving talks around the resorts and encouraging more tourists to attend the weekly ‘Kuih’ making sessions to sample their delicious home-made snacks and cakes. These delicious classes are open to tourists and volunteers. This is a fun and informative cultural exchange, and it provides the members of PILA with a much-needed income boost.

Snorkeling

Each week you will go on a snorkel tour of Perhentian’s beautiful coral reef.  The reef is home to turtles, sharks, numerous other fish species, and of course, colourful coral. What better way to end a hard days work than by snorkeling in turquoise waters searching for Nemo and his friends!

Ready to snorkel at the Village Beach

Although tourism is a fantastic way to increase income for the island it also comes with its own problems; large groups of snorkelers can cause serious damage to coral and marine life. With this in mind, we have collaborated with the local snorkel guides and plan thorough interactive eco-snorkel briefings before they go on the tours. We also conduct beach cleans and talk to tourists about how they can reduce their environmental impact.

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Start DateEnd DateDouble StandardAvailability 
Oct-28-2019Nov-03-2019$ 390Limited Reserve
Nov-11-2019Nov-17-2019$ 390Limited Reserve
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Perhentian Eco-Education Project

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I’ve met some wonderful people

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I’ve met some wonderful people, trekked through Malaysian forests, climbed through hidden caves and had the opportunity to spend time with a gorgeous tribe of native people.
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My experience in Malaysia with Ecoteer has been so incredibly positive

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My experience in Malaysia with Ecoteer has been so incredibly positive. I got the opportunity to work with Community house as a photographer also I worked in Merapoh for two weeks. This experience inspired me to take more responsibility for my own actions as a citizen of the Earth and to help educate and inspire others to do the same .
One of the best experience in my life ! Great organization and Nice People .
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Has been so incredibly positive

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My experience in Malaysia with Ecoteer has been so incredibly positive. I got the opportunity to work with Community house as a photographer also I worked in Merapoh for two weeks. This experience inspired me to take more responsibility for my own actions as a citizen of the Earth and to help educate and inspire others to do the same .
One of the best experience in my life ! Great organization and Nice People
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An incredible time in a beautiful part of the world

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Thank you to the team at @fuze_ecoteermerapoh for showing me an incredible time in a beautiful part of the world.

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I’ve met some wonderful people, trekked through Malaysian forests, climbed through hidden caves and had the opportunity to spend time with a gorgeous tribe of native people.
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Its was a great experienced

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Its was a great experienced to undergo an internship at Fuze Ecoteer (Ecoeducation and community conservation project). My position there was a teacher intern, where my roles is to teach the kids at the local primary school at Perhentian Island. At the begining, it was tough, but finally i get to managed and understand them, mingled and did an interesting method of teaching to attracted them to attend my class. Fuze Ecoteer give me a chance to served my beloved nation by education. In addition, i also did my responsibility as a education conservationist which is to spread awareness towards the environment, free from any anthropegenic activity that will harm our mother earth. Im so glad to had this oppurtunity and very proud to be part of FE.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

PerEcoEco

Trip Excludes

  • Travel to and from Kuala Besut
  • Insurance, visa costs and flight fares
  • Food or activities

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