RAINFOREST TO REEF
Our Rainforest to Reef programme, based at our Melina Beach Resort education centre, is an engaging ecological journey from the pristine rainforest to the spectacular reefs of Tioman Island. The perfect location for a range of trips, from teambuilding to high-school research projects, Rainforest to Reef is one of Ecofieldtrips’ most versatile programmes.
A variety of ecosystems across the island ensure we are able to give students a complete view of both ecology and coastal-based processes. Whether snorkelling over coral reefs or trekking through the island’s vast jungles, students come away from our trips with a deeper understanding of environmental ecology and global conservation issues. Additionally, we are able to offer access to several environmental projects that are run on the island, including but not limited to the Ocean Conservancy’s international beach clean-up and the Juara Turtle Project.
SUMMIT TO SEA
Our Summit to Sea programme in Bali takes students on a cultural and environmental adventure through a diverse landscape of temples, rice paddy fields, markets, beaches, volcanoes and forests.
This Bali trip is the ideal launchpad for schools wanting to inspire students in the fields of geography or environmental science. Offering a broad range of educational and adventure activities, students can spend their day braving the white water rapids of central Bali and the evening learning about the fascinating reptiles from one of the region's leading experts. For schools wanting to incorporate a service element into the trip, we offer numerous opportunities for hands on experience with both humanitarian and environmental conservation projects.
CULTURE AND CONSERVATION
Located near Ipoh, just a few hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, this trip blends the cultures of prehistoric man, the indigenous Malay tribes and modern Malaysia. From the protected 10,000 years old cave paintings of Tambin and the traditional villages of the nomadic Orang Asli to the social commentary of the Ipoh art trail this trip gives students an insight in to the past, present and future of Malaysia.
Alongside this we are able to get students into the natural environment, exploring the rainforests of Royal Belum State Park, freshwater environments and the Kuala Gula mangrove forests. Student groups can also give back to these environments by involving themselves in the mangrove replanting at Kuala Gula as part of our service programme.
KAMPUNG TO COAST
Just 2 hours north of Singapore in the fishing village of Sedili Besar this trip combines the amazing rainforests and seashores of Peninsular Malaysia with the increasing pressures of the modern world. Students can experience the complexities and beauty of the natural world as well as witnessing first hand the effects of oil palm plantations and an expanding fishing industry. Uniting these two concepts, students take away a greater understanding of the environmental issues that will shape the world around them.
This, along with a breathtaking coast capable of hosting service or research projects, Sedili presents itself as yet another versatile location suited for a range of needs. Our on-site low ropes course and experienced staff also make it possible for us to carry out a memorable team-building workshop.
NATURE AND ADVENTURE
Our nature and adventure tour allows groups to experience Langkawi’s natural beauty and step out of their comfort zone. Students can kayak through Asia’s only UNESCO Geopark, snorkel in the island’s clear waters, and explore the island’s lush rainforests; from the forest floor or high up in the canopy. Among these natural wonders, groups can discover Langkawi’s agricultural heritage, and the pressures that we as humans are placing on this island paradise.
This trip can be rounded off with some teambuilding, or a service element, such as a visit to a local orphanage where students brighten the residents’ days with games and the opportunity to practice their English.
SAFARI AND THE SEA
Sri Lanka offers the very best the natural world has to offer, whether on land or at sea. From exploring the Indian ocean in search of the largest animal that has ever lived, the majestic Blue Whale, to tracking down the elusive Leopard in Yala National Park, this trip showcases the diverse wildlife of this island nation.
Throughout the trip you can learn about Langkawi’s agricultural heritage, the pressures of urbanization and how interlinked the environment is with human interactions. This trip can also be rounded off with a teambuilding or service elements, with joint programmes with local NGOs and charities in place that will leave students with strong character-building experiences.
MALDIVES: DIVING ADVENTURE
On this unique trip students discover the wonders of the marine ecosystem. Whether new to diving or more experience, this trip has something to offer everyone. Students can complete PADI qualifications or become certified Reef Check divers allowing them to monitor the health of marine life. We also have the opportunity to partner with the Manta Trust, on the longest running Manta Ray research project anywhere in the world. This offers students the chance to gain experience of underwater photography as well as submitting meaningful data to contribute to this well established research.
YOGA INSPIRED BY NATURE
Within the shade cast by the Himalayan peaks, let yourself by entirely immersed by the Nepalese culture and traditions as you venture into a trip revolving around the harmony between yoga and nature. A different type of cultural trip, Yoga Inspired by Nature provides an unparalleled experience for all involved. The opportunity to explore Nepal’s rich and biodiverse environment as well as the many temples and monasteries that make up the countryside is not one to be missed!