Overview

This unique adventure travels into the heart of Borneo, to visit the indigenous Penan tribe in the jungles of Sarawak, where there is the unique and fascinating opportunity to learn about the way of life of the original jungle dwellers, and to take part in a new environment and community development project with the Penan people and Moving Mountains Trust. For the second stage of this adventure our trip travels to the beautiful coastlines of Sabah where we will have the wonderful opportunity to stay near the beach and take part in a recently developed turtle conservation project. In addition, the trip includes a visit to an Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to see the “man of the forest” in their natural habitat.

Group Logistics

NB: If we feel that the numbers look low then we will open up the expedition to non-students.

Itinerary

For this trip the start date is the date you arrive in Borneo (and day 1 on the itinerary). You will need to leave the UK the previous day, in order to arrive in Borneo on time. The end date is the departure date from Borneo so depending on the flight departure time you could arrive home on the same or following day.

1 Arrive Kuching, check into hostel, city exploration, optional sunset cruise

2 Overnight trip to Kubah NP and Sematan beach, chance to explore nearby wildlife centre and turtle hatchery program run by UNIMAS

3 Return to Kuching via orangutan centre, shopping for supplies and kit for Penan villages

4 Fly to Miri and then rural airport where you will be met by 4 x 4's to send you to river and then boats to villages

5 In the morning we will have an introduction to the village and participate in volunteering/cultural interaction activities. In the afternoon members of the local Penan cooperative, "KOPPES", will introduce us to the tree nurseries, and the planting scheme area, where the Penan people are working with Moving Mountains Trust. There will also be the opportunity to talk to KOPPES members about the projects being carried out and the Penan Peace Park.

6 On Sunday mornings there are church services in the villages, these are wonderful to go to. There will be an optional church service to attend, and this will mostly be a rest day in the villagewhere everyone can spend some time getting to know the village and people.

7 Today we will take part in a jungle survival course, run by the original jungle dwellers and our hosts, the Penan tribe. We will learn how to make a fire, build a jungle shelter, learn skills and techniques for building and maintaining buildings with local natural materials, how to use a machete and about the vast array of medicinal and edible plants throughout the jungle.

8 A few hours trek from the village are marvellous lost caves, this is real Juraasic Park experience. Arrive by campsite by river mid afternoon and then head to caves where there are fantastic views over surrounding forest. Sleep in hammocks

9 Explore further the Borneo rainforest with the expert local guides and search for hidden waterfalls

10 Back to village before dark and early to bed after demanding day

11 Last day in the village, maybe learn some traditional handicraft or food making skills, or build a bamboo raft

12 After breakfast we will leave the village and take 4 x 4s to Long Akah (about 1.5 hours). From Long Akah where we will take a late morning flight back to Miri. In Miri we will connect to an afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival we will transfer to the turtle and homestay near Kudat. We will be based here for the next 5 nights.

13 Fly Miri to Kota Kinabalu - drive to Bawang Jamal village 30 mins from Kudat, community run tourism and turtle conservation program. Sleep in traditional style longhouse, 2 hour trek to hilltop for sunset

14 Turtle beachOptional beach clean up, collect driftwood for building purposes

15 Overnight trip to island, camping x 2 nights with snorkelingWeather permitting we will head to the unvisited islands North of Kudat for two nights of tropical bliss out, camp fires and snorkelling, with luck turtles will be around

16 Free day to play Robinson Crusoe

17 Back to Kudat drive to Kota KinabaluAn early start and back to Kudat and then transfer direct to Kota Kinabalu, arrive late afternoon

18 Depart Kota Kinabalu

Cost

University trip to Borneo cost £1,095.00

INCLUDES
  • All accommodation, as stated in the itinerary
  • All food and meals during the trip, which includes any food eaten in homes in the village, and any time spent collecting food on our behalf, and collective parties
  • All internal flights on main itinerary - Kuching-Miri, Miri-Rural Airstrip, Long Akah-Miri, Miri-Kota Kinabalu
  • All road and river transport
  • Expedition guide
  • Organisation and staffing from our office and the local Penan people, covering all of their costs for guiding, translating and hosting visitors in their homes
  • Helicopter rescue membership
  • Entrance to Kuching Orangutan Reserve
EXCLUDES
  • Moving Mountains fundraising target; £500 per person. This is paid directly to our charity so you can set up online fundraising pages and claim gift aid.
  • International airfare to Borneo
  • Vaccinations and anti-malarials
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (UK passport holders do not need a visa for Malaysia if the visit does not exceed 90 days, please check your local Malaysian embassy website for details)
  • Personal expenses
COST OF ADD-ONS AND SOME OPTIONAL EXTRAS
  • Jungle Hammock Rental: £20.00
    A good quality jungle hammock with built in mosquito net. You will use this to sleep in when you are in the rainforest. They can also be used in some of the home-stay buildings if you want. A 300 ringit deposit is taken against the hammock in Borneo.
NOT ALL ABOUT MONEY

THE PROMISE TO MOVING MOUNTAINS - The fundraising target of your trip is a minimum of £400, and you can legitimately fundraise for this amount. We would encourage you to set up a BT MyDonate or Justgiving fundraising page to direct the funds to Moving Mountains.

The money that you fundraise for Moving Mountains not only supports the projects that you work with directly but all our projects, communities and individuals supported through our work in Borneo. See ‘Volunteer Fundraising’ under ‘More Info’ for further details.

NB: The trip fee, which is payable to Adventure Alternative, cannot be paid using MyDonate or Justgiving, this is not a charitable payment but a trip cost for your time in Borneo.

We are working with the Penan people in Sarawak through the Moving Mountains Trust to protect and enrich their rainforest. This work is to assist the Penan communities in a process of long-term sustainable community development.

INSURANCE

Travel Insurance - you will need travel insurance for this trip. Normal holiday travel insurance is adequate as long as it covers jungle trekking. We advise you to get this insurance early on, so that if you have to make a late cancellation for some reason then you will get all your money back.

Company Insurance - we have full tour operators liability insurance which covers public liability and employers liability.

Financial Insolvency - we have full financial bonding in place which is both a requirement of membership of the Association of Independent Tour Operators and also of the European Travel Directive.

You can find out more information about taking out an insurance policy here.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

Our local provider is Adventure Alternative Borneo. Adventure Alternative Borneo complies with UK tourism standards.

Where we do use providers such as hostel and guesthouse owners and homestays these are people our Adventure Alternative Borneo staff have known for years, and spent time with to build up the trust between both parties. More information about Local Providers can be found on this page.

Fitness

You do not need to be super-fit for this trip, however the trek to the Penan villages is demanding with some long days of sustained walking with a backpack. The effects of heat and humidity will also further tax your body. You will enjoy the trip all the more if you are in good physical shape having exercised regularly and eaten nutritiously over at least the 6 months leading up to the trip.

You do need to be in good health as we will spend some time in locations that are many hours from professional medical care. Any pre-existing medical or dental conditions should be fully appraised by a doctor and their nature fully disclosed to your insurer and to ourselves.

TYPE OF TERRAIN

The rainforest is actually a very clean and pure place to visit. The canopy offers excellent shade from the intense sun and traps moisture, however it can be very humid and a lot of water will need to be continually drunk. We travel using trails and the rivers which have been the jungle arteries for the local native residents for hundreds of years. It is very unlikely that you’ll be off the beaten track with a machete. Sometimes the paths can be muddy and slippery, and there are logs to clamber over, streams to cross and it is always up and down.

Movement in the jungle is generally very slow, about 10km maximum per day, and it is easy to feel exhausted after just a few hours. Keeping rehydrated is paramount and looking out for natural dangers such as thorns or tripping over moss-covered rocks. It is unlikely you will see much wildlife while on the move, except for birds but if you keep very still and quiet you will find the jungle is full of wildlife! Just a short while spent listening and watching carefully will yield some tremendous sights of indigenous mammals like the red leaf monkey. Moving through the jungle you will begin to see how a completely green and seemingly impenetrable terrain is actually filled with ‘signposts’ and guides; the lore of the jungle is what you have come to experience.

Crossing streams is an ideal time to have a quick cooling down in the water, get some liquid on board and take a rest, however some of the streams become minor cataracts after a heavy downpour. You should buy locally made jungle shoes (known locally as Adidas Kampung shoes) to walk in, these are rubber and they have moulded studs for grip on the muddy ground, some also have holes in them for aeration. See here for more information about kit.

CAMPS USED

In Miri and Kota Kinabalu we stay in small, family run guest houses. These are very comfortable with dormitory style or twin rooms, showers and western-style toilets.

During our trek to the Penan area we will be using fly camps, and the expedition will be travelling self-sufficiently, using hammocks enroute. This is one of the great experiences of the trip; sleeping under the forest canopy listening to the jungle around. In the villages we will be staying in homestays with the Penan people. In the villages the people live in homes built from the jungle - all the houses are wooden homes, raised on stilts above the ground, and we will sleep on mats on the floor. Life in the villages follows an ancient rhythm of hunting, foraging, gathering and socialising. The pace is slow and the priority is the community itself. The house are comfortable and we will receive a very warm and friendly welcome. Some houses have bucket showers, but on some occasions baths and showers are taken in rivers and streams. Most of the houses have long drop (squat) toilets.

During our time at the beach in Sabah we will be staying in longhouse-style accommodation, sleeping on mattresses, with mosquito nets. There are western style and squat toilets. There are showers provided. There will also be the opportunity to camp on the beach for a night, in tents.

EXPERIENCE NEEDED

You do not need to have any previous experience for this expedition as our guides will show you everything you need to know. The Penan people will show you how to live off the jungle, how to make a plate out of a leaf, and how to travel efficiently. In the coast and turtle project section of the trip the local people running the project will teach you everything you need to know.

Clearly this trip is quite challenging if you are expecting modern amenities, since there are none in the jungle, and few where we will be staying on the coast, so the trip will require patience, teamwork and a willingness to work with Mother Nature! Sometimes the heat and humidity can be debilitating, and sap even the most positive of minds. Mental preparation and an open mind are essential!

It is important to point out that the challenge is a non-technical trek through the jungle. You will need to be reasonably fit and any regular hill walker will find this expedition within his or her capabilities. A training programme should include regular hill walking with a small pack of around 5-10kgs, and regular visits to the gym or the swimming pool for the final two months before departure.

ADVENTURE ALTERNATIVE SUPPORT

Adventure Alternative supplies excellent guides and where appropriate local porters, plus of course all the villagers who will be supporting you. Our leader has a lot experience of travelling in Borneo and will manage the situations and help teach you any skills which you may not already have, but in the village there will be no better support or teacher than the local people.

In the Penan area the expedition is self-sufficient and the leader will have a group first aid/jungle repair kit but there is no doubt that this trip requires common sense and teamwork. Getting out of the area in the event of an accident or emergency will mean doing the same journey in, in order to get out. This means potentially carrying somebody to the 4x4, and then getting to the light aircraft as soon as possible.

Kit List

  • Main rucksack or duffel bag (60-70 litres) - this will not be taken into the jungle
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner (30-40 litres) - this will be your main bag for the trip into the jungle
  • Dry bags (various sizes) - these are essential to keep all your clothes, sleeping bag, camera etc in
  • Lightweight sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner made of cotton/silk
  • 2 Karabiners for hanging bags etc off the ground
  • Hammock & mosquito net, Basha/tarp (these can be hired in Borneo)
  • Sleeping mat - basic foam type (optional)
  • Long sleeved base layer top and long bottoms to sleep in
  • Light weight fleece - it can be cold at night
  • Trekking trousers and shirts (quick drying and lightweight) - these will be wet all the time
  • Long sleeved t-shirt (for the evenings)
  • Trousers (for the evenings)
  • Clothes for the evening in the cities and during the coastal section
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Trekking socks - preferably seamless as seams can rub and cause blisters
  • Cycling shorts (leech protection)
  • Leech socks
  • Swimming costume/shorts (girls should wear a sarong or shorts & t-shirts to bathe in when you are in the Penan area)
  • Sarong
  • Adidas Kampung shoes - you can buy these in Borneo for approx. £2 - these are the best shoes for trekking in the jungle
  • Sandals/Crocs/Flip flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Ear plugs (optional)
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Watch, preferably with a light and alarm
  • Camera, memory card, batteries and charger
  • Waterproof bag for camera
  • Needle & extra strong thread
  • Penknife
  • Tape, cable ties
  • AquaPure traveller water bottle
  • Spare water bottle, 1 litre capacity
  • Water purification tablets (if you do not have an AquaPure traveller bottle)
  • Spork, or Knife, Fork and Spoon
  • Lightweight mug
  • Mess tin
  • Toilet roll (in a plastic bag) + bag to throw this away into
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Personal Wash Kit: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap & shampoo(chemically neutral and biodegradeable), antiseptic handwash/gel, talcum powder, wet wipes, deodorant, lip salve, suncream
  • Lightweight trekking towel
  • Anti-malarial tablets & personal medications (see below)
  • Optional personal items: books/kindle, diary & pen (all in a waterproof bag)
  • Documents: passport & copies, insurance details & a copy of your policy certificate, money and credit cards*, waterproof bag for all documents

Why Us

  • We have many years of experience managing University groups in development trips
  • We have close links with StudentHubs and Gavin Bate, the founder and managing director of Adventure Alternative and Moving Mountains, is an advisor for the StudentHubs Impact International Scheme
  • We have Moving Mountains Societies based within Universities in the UK
  • We do not outsource our operations, and we own and run a full time offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, Russia and Borneo
  • We offer small scale, authentic expeditions, which can also be tailormade.
  • We employ fully salaried local staff within a local subsidary company to ensure that revenue is retained in the host nation.
  • All our guides and staff are professionally trained and have years of proven experience.
  • We have built up partnerships with local guides and drivers which are mutually beneficial and exist on a fair and open basis so that the host country and its people may fully benefit from tourism without being exploited.
  • We are continually improving our quality service year on year.
  • We are passionate about responsible tourism and our company supports sustainable development worldwide in a real way.
  • Adventure Alternative underwrites the charity Moving Mountains.
  • We fulfill the criteria of Fair Trade Volunteering
  • Financial security is guaranteed as we are AITO bonded.
  • We are members of Interhealth which gives you access to pre-trip health information and on-site assistance by phone in the event of an emergency.
  • Adventure Alternative financially supports the tree-planting project funded by Moving Mountains Trust, who are currently providing over £10,000 per year to the forest enrichment programme in the area where the Penan live

Extra Info

SUMMARY FOR HOMEPAGE WIDGET

A fascinating trip into the Malasian rainforests of Borneo's Sarawak. Living and travelling with local tribes and working to protect the unique ecosystems.

MORE INFORMATION

In Sarawak our trek to the Penan villages will take us through one of the oldest rainforests on Earth, travelling self-sufficiently and sleeping in hammocks under the forest canopy at night, listening to the jungle sounds around you – a fantastic and truly unforgettable experience. We will stay in homestays in the villages to get to know and learn more about the fascinating way of life of the Penan people and their project with Moving Mountains Trust. Moving Mountains works in partnership with the Penan communities to protect and enrich the rainforest and assist them with long-term, sustainable community development. Deep in the villages in the forest we will learn the native skills and knowledge of the Penan people such as the medicinal and edible plants, how to build a jungle shelter and use a Penan perang, and of course how to make the blow pipes and poison darts! Taking walks into the jungle, swimming in nearby waterfalls and simply relaxing in a beautiful environment surrounded by nature will be some of the many great memories of this trip. The Penan tribe have only recently begun taking in visitors with Adventure Alternative, and we are the only organisation going there, so this promises to be a unique, challenging and rewarding cultural exchange. Learning the lore of the jungle is a very special opportunity, but we do not wish to have any negative impact on the people who live in and off the jungle; we need to be respectful and careful of our 'footprint'.

The second part of the adventure then begins on the wonderful coast of Sabah, at the tip of Borneo.  Staying in homestays we will help with beach clean ups, reef checks and patrols of the beach at night to locate turtle arrivals. The beaches are fantastic, empty, white sandy beaches with the warm, crystal clear waters of the South China Sea to swim, snorkel and relax in – a wonderful complement to the jungle environment. 30 years after the turtles were born on these very beaches, they return to lay their eggs. This project aims to preserve and increase the turtle population and restore the habitat through beach cleans while working with the local communities.

This trip is a fantastic challenge, exploring the highlights of Borneo, giving you the unique opportunity to visit an area of Borneo where no other company goes, to see development abroad and to get involved with Moving Mountains Trust, a charity highly committed to long-term sustainability and supporting community ownership and development.

In November 2012 Adventure Alternative was awarded the Roger Diski Community Project Award for Sustainable Tourism by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). The award was made in recognition of the work that we carry out in partnership with Moving Mountains Trust in Sarawak. It is the same award that we won in 2011 for our work with villages in Himalayan Nepal. You can read further details of the project on our blog.

STAFF

We use local guides in Borneo and also Western guides who have all worked and proven themselves to us over the years. We also link all of our staff with our charities projects in Borneo. Our western guide, Tom, has years of experience running teams in Borneo and can be trusted to not only give you a fascinating and fun insight into the various locations where we work but also to ensure that you are safe and well looked after.

Adventure Alternative was a winner of the Responsible Tourism Award in 2009 in the Best Personal Contribution category, and again in 2011 for Best in tackling Poverty Reduction.

For this trip the start date is the date you arrive in Borneo (and day 1 on the itinerary). You will need to leave the UK the previous day, in order to arrive in Borneo on time. The end date is the departure date from Borneo so depending on the flight departure time you could arrive home on the same or following day.

1 Arrive Kuching, check into hostel, city exploration, optional sunset cruise

2 Overnight trip to Kubah NP and Sematan beach, chance to explore nearby wildlife centre and turtle hatchery program run by UNIMAS

3 Return to Kuching via orangutan centre, shopping for supplies and kit for Penan villages

4 Fly to Miri and then rural airport where you will be met by 4 x 4's to send you to river and then boats to villages

5 In the morning we will have an introduction to the village and participate in volunteering/cultural interaction activities. In the afternoon members of the local Penan cooperative, "KOPPES", will introduce us to the tree nurseries, and the planting scheme area, where the Penan people are working with Moving Mountains Trust. There will also be the opportunity to talk to KOPPES members about the projects being carried out and the Penan Peace Park.

6 On Sunday mornings there are church services in the villages, these are wonderful to go to. There will be an optional church service to attend, and this will mostly be a rest day in the villagewhere everyone can spend some time getting to know the village and people.

7 Today we will take part in a jungle survival course, run by the original jungle dwellers and our hosts, the Penan tribe. We will learn how to make a fire, build a jungle shelter, learn skills and techniques for building and maintaining buildings with local natural materials, how to use a machete and about the vast array of medicinal and edible plants throughout the jungle.

8 A few hours trek from the village are marvellous lost caves, this is real Juraasic Park experience. Arrive by campsite by river mid afternoon and then head to caves where there are fantastic views over surrounding forest. Sleep in hammocks

9 Explore further the Borneo rainforest with the expert local guides and search for hidden waterfalls

10 Back to village before dark and early to bed after demanding day

11 Last day in the village, maybe learn some traditional handicraft or food making skills, or build a bamboo raft

12 After breakfast we will leave the village and take 4 x 4s to Long Akah (about 1.5 hours). From Long Akah where we will take a late morning flight back to Miri. In Miri we will connect to an afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival we will transfer to the turtle and homestay near Kudat. We will be based here for the next 5 nights.

13 Fly Miri to Kota Kinabalu - drive to Bawang Jamal village 30 mins from Kudat, community run tourism and turtle conservation program. Sleep in traditional style longhouse, 2 hour trek to hilltop for sunset

14 Turtle beachOptional beach clean up, collect driftwood for building purposes

15 Overnight trip to island, camping x 2 nights with snorkelingWeather permitting we will head to the unvisited islands North of Kudat for two nights of tropical bliss out, camp fires and snorkelling, with luck turtles will be around

16 Free day to play Robinson Crusoe

17 Back to Kudat drive to Kota KinabaluAn early start and back to Kudat and then transfer direct to Kota Kinabalu, arrive late afternoon

18 Depart Kota Kinabalu

TAILORMADE OPTION

We can adapt our standard programme to the requirements of individual groups such as School or College initiatives or University Societies. We can also run similar trips tailored for adult groups, often parents of students who have come back from our trips with glowing reports!

PROFIT SHARE

Adventure Alternative shares it's profit margin with our local company in Borneo, Adventure Alternative Borneo, which provides training and development opportunities for local people and communities. The profit share scheme ensures that our local company can run a good company and provide proper wages and training, which is an unusual thing to find in a tourist company in a developing country.

Every place you visit also has a share in the profit, and we always make sure that we bring clients to the same places over many years so that they can develop and compete against the bigger corporate places.

Places which are supported by Moving Mountains where you stay, for example Penan villages in Sarawak, also share in the profits. This is a highly successful way of using tourism to fund some of our developmental work.

LOCAL BENEFITS

This trip has been entirely thought out in terms of the local people and the impact upon them, and the benefit they can gain from having visitors. It’s not just a tourist trail, it really is an unusual adventure and one that we hope will help to transform the lives of these remarkable people. In that respect the trip falls within all the categories of the FairTrade Volunteering trademark, even if you are not actually volunteering to do some work in the jungle; the visit is still about making a positive impact on the people who live there. You can find more information about the benefits of your trip here and local benefits in Borneo here.

DISTANCE COVERED

The distance to the village area takes a day by plane, boat, 4x4 and finally on foot. The distance actually walking is not much; essentially the villagers do not have to go far to get their food, it is all around them. Walks in the jungle are slow and the distance never more than 10km in a day.

ADDITIONAL KIT INFO

Notes: Travel very light and compact in the jungle. In addition to the information below, this page will provide you with extra kit tips for trekking in the jungle.

* Money (cards & cash - you won't need to buy anything when you are on the trip, but you may want to take money with you to buy souvenirs [you can buy lovely souvenirs from the Penan tribe, which also contributes to local enterprises] and extra soft drinks and snacks (where these are available!)

The large holdall will carry everything on international travel and can be used to store anything that is not going in to the jungle. A sleeping mat/therm-a-rest is not required as you will be sleeping in hammocks or in houses throughout.

In addition to the insect repellent you may want to consider a repellent for clothing and possibly a bite extractor (For example, Aspivenin) which are available in large chemists/online retailers (Amazon, etc).

There are many brands/types of water purification bottles and you can get them in good outdoor/travel shops and online shops. The Aquapure Traveller Bottle or something similar work extremely well in Borneo.

The two main brand names for suitable hammocks are 'Hennessy Hammocks' and 'Nomad Travel' though if you end up getting the a Nomad hammock then remember that you will also need to get a mosquito net too, all suitable Hennessy hammocks have a mosquito net built in. A Nomad hammock and mosquito net should work out much cheaper than a Hennessy hammock.

The Shewee is becoming a more popular accessory for the female traveller and is worth considering, however it is still very much a personal preference.

Remember that on internal flights within Borneo there is a weight restriction on your luggage of 10Kg, however you can carry and wear as much of the heavy stuff as is feasible. You will also be expected to carry all your own things whilst in the Penan area.

Personal Medical Kit

  • Anti-malarial tablets
  • Plasters & blister plasters
  • Zinc oxide tape (very good for putting over plasters to hold them in place)
  • Tweezers
  • Savlon/antiseptic cream
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Anti-histamine tablets (e.g. certirizine/zirtec)
  • Immodium (NB this should only be taken if absolutely necessary e.g. if you are on a journey or trekking)
  • Dioralyte rehydration sachets
  • Paracetemol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Personal Medication as required e.g. asthma inhalers, insulin, epi-pen etc

Possible Additional First Aid Items

  • Gauze & dressings
  • Crepe bandage & micropore tape
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Latex (or similar) gloves
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Bonjella
  • Hydrocortisone/Eurax Hydrocortisone cream
  • Antifungal cream: Canesten or Daktacort cream (Daktacort also contains Hydrocortisone)

Antibiotics (optional) - these require a prescription, therefore you should talk to your GP

  • Co-amoxiclav: for skin, chest, throat, ear and urine infections. NB this is Penicillin based, if you are allergic to penicillin then Erythromycin can be used for skin, chest, throat and ear infections and trimethoprim for urine infections or cephalexin for all mentioned above
  • Ciprofloxacin: used for severe diarrohoea
  • Chloramphenicol eye drops: used for conjunctivitis
  • Fucidin cream: used for skin infections

Note: you must check with your GP for your personal suitability to all medicines and their possible side effects and interactions. Please inform us of the details of all regular medication that you intend to use though the course of your trip and any relevant allergies and medical history related to them. You also need to check the requirements and regulations of the airline and all countries visited in relation to medications. For example; laws governing transport of some pain control medication and the need keep insulin at a suitable temperature, ie not in the cargo hold.

CLOTHING SUGGESTIONS

Clothing should be lightweight cotton or synthetic (bear in mind that cotton is slow drying, a synthetic fabric like polyester or nylon will be much quicker drying) though no matter how quick drying your clothes are you should expect them to be damp at best throughout your time in the jungle!

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Key Information
  • Duration 18 days
  • Numbers 8-15
  • Comfort Homestay
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