Shadow Rainforest Tribe

Become an honorary member of a tribe on this immersive trip into the Malaysian jungle. Join the Batek tribe, who reside on the edge of the Taman Negara rainforest, for a few days of life in its simplest form. With the Batek you will be exploring the jungle, foraging for food and tracking the local wildlife on poacher surveillance patrol.

This trip will truly encapsulate you as you are taught how the Batek successfully live as a hunter-gatherer community. The Batek are a wonderful people, one of the few tribes that still practice this traditional and humble lifestyle in Malaysia. This trip will immerse you within their culture, as they teach you how to eat, sleep and live in the world’s oldest rainforest.

•Learning hands-on about Batek lifestyle

•Foraging for food with the Batek ladies

•Camping with the Batek tribe, after building your own shelter.

•Poacher surveillance patrol

•Traditional Malay meals

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Included in price: Accommodation (Two nights in a hotel, one camping); Three meals per full day; Traditional Malay meals; Foraging session; Camping session; Poacher surveillance patrol
Not Included in price: Flights; Travel and medical insurance; Travels to Merapoh Bus Station; All items of personal nature such as telephone bills, extra snacks and beverages
Additional Information: You will be staying in a small village called Merapoh, a thirty minute drive from Gua Musang. Merapoh is famous for its limestone rock formations and for caving. However the area is not often visited by tourists, so you will catch a glimpse of an untouched, traditional Malaysian village. The first two nights you will be staying at our eco house in Merapoh. Here you will share an A/C room with choice of a double or single bed. The third night you will be camping in the jungle, alongside the Batek people. Wifi is available at our eco house. There is no safe box available, but a laundry service is available.