Travel Information

Field Trips

ATBC 2018's Field Trips

6 - 8 July 2018
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For further information pertaining to the tours, kindly contact CPH Travel Agencies as per below.
Tel : +6 082 414921 / 243708 / 242289
Fax : +6 082 424587
Email : mice@cphtravel.com.my OR reservations@cphtravel.com.my
1-DAY FIELD TRIPS

Sarawak Cultural Village
(0830hrs – 1230hrs l Half-day)

This award-winning living museum showcases Sarawak’s unique and diverse cultures in an accessible, visitor-friendly setting just 45 minutes from Kuching. Authentic buildings are set amidst a scenic 17 acre site and are populated by members of Sarawak’s many ethnic groups, going about everyday activities. These include wood and bamboo carving, beadwork, weaving, sago-processing and tree-bark cloth making amongst others. Visitors can learn how to throw a spinning top, try a Penan blowpipe or pick out a tune on an Orang Ulu sape. The tour concludes with a colourful multi-ethnic cultural performance in the village’s air-conditioned mini-theatre.

Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Inclusive of: Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Easy (Cultural)
Cultural show time: 1130hrs
Minimum: 4 adults

Bako National Park (0845hrs – 1445hrs)

This small peninsular, accessible only by boat, is home to seven distinct ecosystems, giving rise to a remarkable diversity of animals and plant life. Bako’s most famous residents are the bizarre proboscis monkeys. It is also home to the silvered langurs (leaf monkey), long-tailed macaque monkeys, bearded pigs, flying lemurs, monitor lizards as well as many different bird species.

Fascinating plant life includes the mangroves, a system onto itself. There are also the strangling fig trees, carnivorous pitcher plants and symbiotic insect-plant relationships. Unique geological features mark the coastline, whilst well-marked trails lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded beaches.

Duration: Approx. 6 hours (subject to change in accordance to tide)
Inclusive of: Park entrance fee, English speaking park guide, Boat transfers, Lunch, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Moderate (2 hours trekking in dense rainforest and mangrove lined coast)
Requirements: Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Good pair of trekking shoes/ trainers.
Minimum: 4 adults

Frogging Tour at Kubah National park (1800hrs)

Kubah National Park comprises massive sandstone ridges with its 3 mountain peaks (Mount Serapi, Mount Selang and Mount Sendok). The park covers an area of 2,230 hectares and was established in 1989. It is home to the Wallace’s Flying Frog named after 19th century British naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace. Other frogs that have been spotted at the park include the Green eyed tree frog, white Eared tree frog, the Red-legged tree frog and others.

Duration: 3 hours
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Moderate (Requires good fitness level)
Requirements: Raincoat or poncho, Insect repellant, Torch light, Walking shoes
Minimum: 4 adults

Birding Tour at Kubah National Park (0600hrs)

This half day birding tour takes you to the rich forest of Kubah National Park, where it is a natural home to many species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. This park offers a range to spot some of the endemic and resident bird species with your licensed park guide.

Duration: 4 hours
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Moderate (Requires good fitness level)
Requirements: Raincoat or poncho, Insect repellant, Trekking shoes, Binoculars, Camera
Minimum: 4 adults

OVERNIGHT STAY FIELD TRIP

2 Days 1 Night Talang Talang Turtle Conservation Programme

This programme allows participants an up close and personal experience with marine mammals which are on the brink of extinction. Volunteers get the chance to actively participate hands on in turtle conservation work at Talang-Talang Besar Island and join a team of dedicated professionals in their efforts to save the turtles. The programme aims to create awareness and to impart knowledge on the importance of sea turtle conservation. Responsibilities of the participants during the duration at the island are:

On the day (upon arrival at TT Island)
Pick up at 0800hrs from Kuching for a 1.5hrs transfer to the quaint town of Sematan.
i. Welcoming/safety briefing & registration for the programme – mid-morning
ii. Lunch break
iii. Turtle conservation activities (afternoon till evening)

Next day (before leaving the island)
i. Turtle adoption certificate presentation ceremony (early morning)
ii. Depart the island (mid-morning)

Duration: 2 days 1 nights
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Return transfers, Full board meals as indicated, Boat fees, Entrance fee, Basic accommodation at Ranger Facilities
Fitness level: Easy
Requirements: Raincoat or poncho, Insect repellant, Rubber shoes
Note: Only a set of slots per year are provided by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation which runs from the months of May to September. Therefore advanced booking is required to ensure availability. The sum of RM300 per person included in the package will go directly to the conservation fund.
Minimum: 4 adults

Sarawak Jungle Escapade (4 Days / 3 Nights) (0830hrs – 1430hrs (4th day)

Trekking deep into heart of Borneo

Day 01: Today we depart for Batang Ai passing through scenic countryside with a stop for lunch. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai Hydro lake, a longboat journey takes you pass rugged hillsides dotted with rice fields and pepper gardens to Jambu longhouse. Visit this 9 door longhouse and learn all about this “entire village under one roof”. Accommodation is at the longhouse and after dinner, join the longhouse residents for a glass or two of tuak (rice wine). Overnight in the longhouse.

Day 02: After breakfast, depart for your 3 days / 2 nights jungle escapade, trekking deep into the heart of Borneo, accompanied by experienced Iban trackers. The trek takes you close to the vicinity of the remote Batang Ai National Park, near the Indonesian border, between 900 and 1600 meters above sea level. The area is home to a large population of wild orangutans, there is a good possibility of an encounter with one of these “man of the forest”. (Overnight in tents or makeshift shelters).

Day 03: Continue trekking and exploring the rainforest, observing at close hand the unique flora and fauna of your surroundings. Overnight in the jungle.

Day 04: After breakfast in the jungle, depart by longboat downriver and across the lake to the jetty. Return to Kuching via the same route. Lunch stop is inclusive.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Inclusive of: English speaking guide, Boat transfers, Meals (4L, 3D, 3B), Basic accommodation and tents, Return transfers to and from city hotels
Fitness level: Extreme (Adventure & Cultural Visit – Requires high fitness level)
Requirements: Swim wear, Hat, Sun Block, Insect Repellant, Torch Light, Good Trekking Shoes
Note: Extended stays can be arranged to trek deeper into the jungle, with an ever-greater possibility of seeing rare wildlife. Minimum: 4 adults

Sarawak Forestry Field Trip

  • Tour registration will be held onsite at the Foyer from 2 – 5 July
  • Cost: MYR150 per pax
Post Conference Tour

6 July 2018
Fig Garden – Matang Wildlife Centre (30 pax)

• Matang Wildlife Centre within 40 minutes drive from Kuching.
• First ever fig garden in Malaysia
• Activities – planting trees

Time Activity
8:30 am Participants registration
9:00 am Arrival of GOH
9:30 am Safety Briefing by Park Manager
Project Briefing by Biologist, Project officer (Ms Connie Geri)
10:00 am Tree Planting and Tour to Animal Enclosure
- Planting of Ficus spp., food tree, timber
11:30 am Refreshment

Note: Attire – outdoor activity


Orang Utan – Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Just 20 kilometres south of Kuching, the reserve has its own rare flora and fauna including the giant squirrel, pigmy squirrel and splendid variety of birds. In the morning, you can hear the howling of gibbons, which, like the orang utans, have been rehabilitated and released in the forest. Trekking trails make Semenggoh an ideal place for exercisers, wildlife photographers and nature lovers.

The best time to visit Semenggoh is during the morning and afternoon feeding sessions when there is a good chance of seeing semi-wild orang utan returning to the Centre for a free meal. Feeding takes place between 9.00-10.00am and between 3.00-3.30 pm.

WWF Field Trip

For further information pertaining to the tours, kindly contact WWF as per below
Name : Ms Ailyn Nau Sidu
Email : asidu@wwf.org.my

LIMITED TO 10 PAX ONLY
Cost: USD200 per pax
Tea for Wildlife: A Community Project for Orangutans

6-8 July 2018

Programme:
6 July
Time Activity
0800 :Leave Kuching for Batang Ai
1200 :Lunch
1500 :Arrive at Batang Ai reservoir jetty, followed by boat ride
1700 :Arrive at Rh. Manggat
1700 – 1900 :Free and easy (Mingle with local community, visit farms etc)
7 July
Time Activity
0900 - 1200 :Visit gaharu planting site for orangutan conservation (on site activities will be carried out)
1400 - 1800 :Hiking in jungle trail (with possibility of seeing orangutan nest)
8 July
Time Activity
0900 :Depart Rh. Manggat for Kuching
1500 :Arrive back in Kuching (drop-off at Kuching International Airport can be arranged)

(ex-hotels in Kuching, inclusive of return land and river transportations, meals and lodging). Life jackets will be provided. Participants are required to bring their own toiletries and bath towel. Sleeping bag is optional.

Jointly organized by Forest Department Sarawak and WWF-Malaysia

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