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 Highlights


  • Experience the Sunbear Conservation Centre service program
  • Join the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation program
  • Service program and immersion at a community school
  • Trek and safari on Kinabatangan River
  • Visit Australian Memorial Park in Sandakan
  • Learn about the the unique local indigenous communities of Borneo
  • Explore the vibrant landmarks of Kota Kinabalu and surrounds
  • Participate in the Coral for life and AWARE marine conservation programs- WINNER of the Project AWARE Conservation Award- Asia Pacific & Green Award for Environmental Practices

This activity based itinerary has been created to highlight conservation service learning. Fly to Sandakan, Sabah, which offers the ideal base for exploration of the incredible bio diversity present in Borneo. Our adventure begins with a visit to the Rainforest Discovery Centre to acclimatise to Borneo and gain a greater understanding of this fragile environment. The following day we join a behind the scenes programs at the Borneo Sunbear Conservation Centre & the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and we work alongside the carers and local authorities to lend a hand to support the important conservation work these organisations provide. We will have the opportunity to cruise by boat down the Kinabatangan River, one of the best spots in South East Asia to witness wildlife in their natural habitat including Proboscis Monkeys and Pygmy Elephants. Over the next 2 days we visit the local Bilit village and participate in a conservation service project with the local school and immerse ourselves in cultural activities with the locals. We then travel overland to Sandakan, enroute we visit the Australian Memorial Park before continuing our drive to Sepilok Jungle Resort. We take a short flight to Kota Kinabalu where we will have the opportunity to explore this interesting city and vibrant markets. We will take part in an activity based 3-day Coral for Life and AWARE marine conservation service program and beach clean up. Over the course of this days we will learn about our incredible marine ecosystem and the importance of preserving coral reefs. We finish our journey visiting Kota Kinabalu's main landmarks and the Mari Mari Cultural Village, where we will meet several local indigenous communities from different ethnic tribes living in the longhouses of the region and learn about their traditions. It is unlikely that you could find an experience with more diversity and adventure.

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Starting Point:

Melbourne

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Grading:Introductory to Moderate   

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Sandakan

Day 2

Visit Rainforest Discovery Centre at the edge of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve

Day 3

Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Day 4

Head into the jungle to Kinabatangan River, one of the very best places in South East Asia to view wildlife

Day 5

Service Learning program

Day 6

Service Learning program

Day 7

Fly Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

Day 8-10

Coral for Life Conservation Service Program and Beach clean up

Day 11

Kota Kinabalu exploration & Mari Mari Cultural Village Trip

Day 12

Transfer to airport, trip concludes


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty:  Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Sustainable Cities And Communities:  There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Climate Action:  Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

Life Below Water:  Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Partnerships For The Goals:  Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Youth Adventure is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a better understanding of what it means to be a global citizen and how their direct actions can help encourage positive change. Our experiential service journey helps build the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek


Grading

Introductory to Moderate


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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