DURATION

4 Days 3 Nights

LOCATION

TOUR TYPE

Add-on

CODE

CON01

ITINERARY

Turtle Conservation (Talang-Talang Island) 4D3N

Sarawak's first marine national park, Talang – Satang was established with the primary aim of conserving Sarawak’s marine turtle population and it covers a total land area of approximately 19,400 hectares.
The Sarawak Sea Turtle Volunteer Program is a unique eco-tourism initiative run by Sarawak Forestry. Open from May till September, this conservation program allows volunteers to actively participate in Sarawak’s turtle conservation efforts by spending 4 days at the turtle conservation station on Talang – Talang island. It offers participants a chance to learn more about turtle conservation and an unforgettable experience.
Note: Accommodation facilities are basic and everyone is expected to help with cooking and cleaning up. Volunteers join a term of dedicated conservation experts whose mission is to monitor every turtle landing on the island and thus help to preserve Sarawak’s natural heritage. Program is only available from the months of May till September.

 
Day 1 Kuching / Talang - Talang Island / Turtle watching

0900am, depart on a overland drive to Sematan jetty and then board boat to Talang – Talang island. Lunch at local café at Sematan. Depart by boat to island. Upon arrival at island, meet and proceed for a welcome briefing by Park Warden. Check into accommodation. After dinner, proceed for turtle watch. Overnight at park guesthouse (Basic accommodation). (Lunch/Dinner included)

 

Day 2 Conservation work at Talang - Talang island

Full day conservation works with the Turtle Management team. Overnight at park guesthouse (Basic accommodation). (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

 
Day 3 Conservation work at Talang - Talang Island

Full day conservation works with the Turtle Management team. Overnight at park guesthouse (Basic accommodation). (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

Day 4 Talang - Talang Island / Kuching

After breakfast, proceed for briefing with Turtle Management before departing island by boat to Sematan jetty and continue overland drive to Kuching. Transfer back to your hotel. (Breakfast included)

Highlights

Beach patrolling to locate turtle arrivals
Transferring turtle eggs to hatchery
Releasing of hatchlings
Data recording 
Nest analysis (monitoring turtle nesting activities)
Research, education and conservation activities

TRIP NOTES

Availability

May - September 2019

Includes

Land and boat transfers, Basic accommodation, relevant entrance fees, conservation fees and meals.

Excludes

Airfare and items not stated.

Things to bring / wear

Disposable raincoat, pullover, cap, sun block lotion, insect repellent, drinking water, flashlight, Towel, swim wear, sun glasses, flip flops, sandals, personal toiletries & items of personal use. Comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pants. Plastic bags to keep clothes and cameras dry in case of rain, own medication. There are no shops on the island so please pack your own snacks before arriving to island.

Avoid bringing heavy and big luggage as there is no jetty or pier at the island.

Minimum

2 adults per trip / Max 6 persons per trip

Remarks

After completion of program, a certificate from Sarawak Forestry will be given to participants.

Turtle Conservation