Epic Wildlife and Jungle Explorer

A tropical paradise that’s home to some of the earth’s oldest rainforests? Welcome to Schoolies in Borneo, an experience that's so utterly unique, it's hard to pass up. Take a walk on the wild side as you dive into village life, exploring hidden waterfalls and acquainting yourself with orangutans, proboscis monkeys and flying lemurs.

 

Help out on building and renovation projects based in small, friendly communities and sleep under the stars in a traditional longhouse with your schoolies crew. Live every day to the max with boat journeys to magical National Parks, walks through tropical jungles, and we'll even throw in a night of karaoke in buzzing Kuching. One thing’s for sure, Borneo is an adventure from the moment you touch down until the hour you leave.

Your Project

Your sustainable volunteer project will make lasting, positive difference to the local community. Every Schoolies Unearthed project has been fully researched by the pros, so you’ll be confident in the fact that you’re doing genuinely beneficial volunteer work on your Schoolies trip.

 

Based in indigenous jungle villages outside of Kuching, you’ll assist at local primary schools, renovating and building classrooms, kitchens, toilets and play areas - all whilst interacting and having a blast with the local kids. These schools are super important to the local community, as they help indigenous children learn Malaysian and prepare for secondary school life.

 

While working on your project, you’ll stay in traditional longhouses with your SU crew – it’s an amazing insight into the local traditions of the island, a totally authentic experience you’ll never forget.

The World You'll Explore!

A major part of your Schoolies trip to Borneo, is hitting the road and exploring all of what this amazing island has to offer. From a day-trip to the stunning waters of Bako National Park, to experiencing orangutans in real life, Borneo never ceases to amaze.

 

Other fun activities include swinging through the treetops on a spectacular canopy walk, and hitting the bustling markets of Kuching for a spot of local shopping (don’t forget your party shirt for karaoke!) You can also discover swimming pools and waterfalls, hidden deep in the Borneo jungle.

Accommodation

For your time in the cool cat-city of Kuching, you'll rest up each evening in dorm rooms in a city centre guesthouse. Bathrooms are shared, and everything is supplied to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. During the community project, you'll be living like a local, normally in a traditional longhouse owned by the villagers, and everything will be catered for by your homestay parents. Think of it like one big sleepover with your Schoolies teammates, all under the same roof!

Quick info

Trip Length: 10 Days

2020 Departure dates
 

  • 21 November - 30 November 2020 

  • 30 November - 09 December 2020

  • 09 December - 18 December 2020

2021 Departure dates
  • 20 November - 29 November 2021 

  • 29 November - 08 December 2021

  • 08 December - 17 December 2021


Trip cost

 

$3,990 AUD (flights included)

$4,490 NZD (flights included)

 


Inclusions

  • International return flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, or Auckland.

  • Comprehensive travel insurance

  • All meals, accomodation and transport 

  • A leader to guide you the entire way

  • Sustainable volunteer project

  • Local guides and support.

  • Epic adventures and sightseeing activities unique to your destination.

  • 24-hour back up and support from Australian Support Centre and staff overseas.

  • Schoolies Unearthed merch (t-shirt and cap)

  • Pre-departure pack and support from your own personal trip manager

 

Highlights

Help out on a sustainable volunteer project and experience an amazing village immersion amongst one of the world's oldest jungles.

 

Visit a sanctuary for the world-famous orangutan, learning about conversation efforts and seeing these amazing creatures up close and personal.

 

Take a boat trip out to Bako National Park, home to tonnes of awesome animals, beautiful beaches and spectacular backdrops. Overnight here and wake up to crazy views over the nature reserve!

 

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