RAINFOREST TO REEF
Our Rainforest to Reef programme, based at our Melina Beach Resort education centre, is an ecological and engaging journey from the rainforest of the reefs of the spectacular Tioman Island. On this trip, our team will reconnect students with nature through interactive adventures in various tropical ecosystems.
Whether snorkeling over coral reefs or trekking through Tioman's vast jungles, students come away from our trips with a deeper understanding of environmental ecology and global conservation issues. Groups that would like to focus on teambuilding can try our nature themed challenges including Spider's Web, Millipede Walker and Liana Labyrinth. For groups that would like to incorporate a service aspect there are several conservation projects running on the island from reef monitoring to coastal clean-ups and visits to the island's own turtle hatchery.
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 programmes. Our eco-resort in Ipoh also provides the perfect location for a comprehensive team-building workshop.
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.
The trip can be customised to include a focus on team-building, taking advantage of our on-site low ropes course and our experienced staff capable of bringing the best out of student groups. Groups can include a service aspect to their trip: coastal clean-ups are a great way for students to give back to the community in which they will be based.
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 fantastic wildlife of this island nation. We also immerse students in Sri Lankan culture, exploring temples, fishing villages and community industries that have been passed from one generation to the next. For service, students have the opportunity to worth with underprivileged children at a local orphanage or take part in a forest regeneration project on the boundaries of the national park.
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.