TEEN ADVENTURE TRAVEL

DETAILS & HIGHLIGHTS

DURATION

17

DATES

July 7 – July 23, 2019 Full

July 27 – Aug 12, 2019 Full

ARRIVE / DEPART

Los Angeles, CA

AGES

14 – 17

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Malaysian Culture
  • SCUBA Dive Southeast Asia
  • Kayak Expedition
  • Learn How To Sail
  • Sea Turtle Conservation Project
  • Malaysian Cooking Class
  • Hike Tioman’s Dragon Horns
TUITION

$5,995

Includes round trip airfare

Malaysia – 17 DAY

Join The Wild Traveler on an unforgettable teen tour to Malaysia’s Tioman Island. Tioman lies off the south east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It’s a nature reserve with unspoiled mountainous jungle and small laid-back villages that present a tapestry of cultures and curiosities. The gorgeous greens, blues and chartreuse swirls of the sea provide us with perfect opportunity to paddle, snorkel, dive and sail in order to truly experience this magical place. This summer, Tioman Island is your home away from home.

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Experience Malaysian Culture

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Experience Malaysian Culture

Malaysia has a rich cultural life, much of which revolves around the traditional festivities of its diverse population. We'll learn from villagers about the local history, learn how to cook traditional Malay meals, learn to play traditional music, all while exploring this unique tropical paradise.

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Experience Malaysian Culture

Experience Malaysian Culture

Malaysia has a rich cultural life, much of which revolves around the traditional festivities of its diverse population. We'll learn from villagers about the local history, learn how to cook traditional Malay meals, learn to play traditional music, all while exploring this unique tropical paradise.

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Scuba Dive Southeast Asia

Scuba Dive Southeast Asia

Tioman Island has extensive coral reefs teeming with a wide variety of tropical fish both large and small. Dive sites include intricate rock structures, stunning coral reefscapes and many wrecks, both old and new. You will discover for yourself why Southeast Asia is rated one of the world’s best diving destinations. First time divers will earn their Open Water SCUBA Certification. Already certified divers will earn their Advanced Diver Certification. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest diver training organization. This certification is valid throughout the world.

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Four Day Kayak Expedition

Four Day Kayak Expedition

Our 4 day kayak expedition takes us to the Dragon Horns of Mukut village. Along the way we’ll explore the coastline, snorkel and cook and camp on secluded beaches under the stars. In Makut village we’ll lace up our hiking shoes and hike to the saddle of Tioman’s astounding rock formation called “The Dragon Horns” for epic panoramic views of the island.

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Four Day Sailing adventure

Four Day Sailing adventure

Learn to sail aboard a 50 foot catamaran. We’ll spend our days learning the basics of sailing theory and crew the boat. During the day we’ll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel or SCUBA and explore smaller uninhabited islands. We’ll spend our evening’s anchored just off shore where we’ll cook dinners, play card games, and watch sunset. Choose to stay the night in a stateroom or up on deck beneath the stars.

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Juara Turtle Project

Juara Turtle Project

The Juara Turtle Project (JTP) works to protect and preserve the last remaining turtle nesting sites on the island. Volunteering with JTP includes hatchery nest excavation, evening and morning beach patrols, turtle releases, and teach visitors on the issues facing these endangered turtles and what they can do to help.

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Malaysian Cooking Class

Malaysian Cooking Class

We'll learn how to cook from the top local cooks of Juara Village. We'll harvest our own fruits and vegetables from Suka Suka Farm and chop, grill, cook, until we have a feast fit for a group of teenagers!

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Hike Tioman Island

Hike Tioman Island

Tioman Island is covered with pristine tropical rainforest. During our trip we’ll have the opportunity to explore a large section of the island. We’ll hike across the island on jungle trail that takes us from the boat dock to Juara Village. We’ll take a break at the waterfalls for a rest and swim in the swimming holes along the way. We’ll also hike to the Dragon Horns for breathtaking views of the Island.

DAYS

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Fly Los Angeles, CA to Singapore

All participants will be met at Los Angeles International Airport by our Wild Traveler Leaders. After a few ice breakers and some get to know you games we will take our international flight to Changi International Airport in Singapore. We’ll meet our Malaysian Wild Traveler trip leader upon arrival before loading up our shuttle that will take us from Singapore across the border into Malaysia.

03

Ferry to Tioman Island

Today we’ll catch our boat from Mersing to Tioman Island. Once we get to the island, we’ll take the jungle trail across Tioman to the quaint village of Juara. Tonight we’ll be staying at our home away from home, Lagoon, nestled between tropical rain forest and the sea. This place is paradise.

04

Village Orientation

Today we’ll prep for our kayak expedition; learn how to properly paddle, steer and pack our boats for tomorrow's expedition. We’ll also have time to enjoy ourselves on the beach and explore the village. In the afternoon we’ll take Malaysian cooking classes and cook up a delicious feast with our new friends.

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TESTIMONIALS

The biggest thing i learned was how to co-exist with other people and work together.”

Russell, age 14

This trip definitely exceeded any of my expectations, although I had a different idea in my head on how it was gonna be it was way better than anything I could have imagined.”

Lexey, age 14

This trip exceeded my expectations it was much more beautiful and adventurous then I thought t would be and I LOVE that.”

Sophie, age 14

Seeing the lava flowing into the ocean is a memory I will never forget. Pictures will not help me remember it as much as my memory will.”

Daniel, age 14

I gained lifelong friends, a PADI SCUBA certification, and a new love for surfing. I had an amazing trip and wonderful time!”

Anne, age 14

The activities were so much fun and I truly enjoyed getting the opportunity to do such amazing things!”

Talia, age 14

I signed up for the trip just looking to spend some relaxing time in Hawaii and I got SO much more.”

Bruce, age 14

I definitely gained independence, confidence, and being able to be close with people I didn’t know before.”

Taegan, age 14

Getting SCUBA certified was AMAZING! It was definitely worth every second and Jack’s Diving Locker was perfect.”

Charlie, age 14

It was incredible taking my first breath underwater and it’s something I will keep with me forever. It was so fun and memorable and just amazing!”

Remi, age 14
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PACK LIST

Getting your gear together as you get ready for your trip can be exciting. All of the items listed in the PDF are important and will be used during our trip, so please pack everything on the list. With that in mind, please resist bringing additional items, because space is limited. You can find examples of items on our Gear Recommendations page.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding our Malaysia teen adventure. Have additional questions? Give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

01.WHERE iS TIOMAN ISLAND?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Tioman lies off the south east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It’s a nature reserve with unspoiled mountainous jungle and small laid-back villages that present a tapestry of cultures and curiosities. The surrounding warm, clear, blue ocean waters provides ample opportunities for snorkeling, SCUBA diving, kayaking and sailing.

02.WHERE DO WE STAY?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

We will be based out of private beautiful beach side resort; complete with cabins, full bathrooms (including showers and flush toilets), dining hall and hang out areas. We’ll also have three nights on our 50 foot catamaran, two night camping in tents on beaches, and two nights in a hotel.

03.HOW IS THE FOOD?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

The food is great. Our participants and create the menu and cook meals together. We’ll also eat out at several restaurants throughout our trip. We have no problem accommodating most dietary restrictions.

04.HOW DO WE TRAVEL?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Our leaders meet all participants at Los Angeles International Airport. We fly together from Los Angeles to Singapore. From Singapore, we’ll take a private shuttle up to Mersing, Malaysia and board our ferry out to the island. At the end of our trip, we’ll take the boat back to the mainland and shuttle down to Singapore for our flight back to Los Angeles. Our leaders are with our participants for the entirety of the trip.

05.WILL WE DO LAUNDRY DURING THE TRIP?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Yes. We will have access to washing machines during our trip.

06.WHAT WILL OUR DAYS BE LIKE?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Each day of our teen tours are fully scheduled with a variety of fun and adventurous activities, including kayaking, hiking, SCUBA diving, community service projects, surfing, and more. Check out the Tioman Island trip page for trip highlights and a day-to-day itinerary.

07.ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Yes, our Tioman Island trips begin and end at Los Angeles International airport (LAX). Flights between LAX and Singapore are included in the price. Transportation between LAX and participants’ home are not included in the price of the trip.

08.CAN I CALL FAMILY DURING THE TRIP?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Participants will call home as soon as you meet their Wild Traveler leaders at Los Angeles International Airport, and again on departure day. Participants are welcome to call home at anytime during the trip. Parents are also welcome to contact their child at anytime during the trip. Families can follow along with our summer teen adventure as it happens by logging into our trip log. Watch short video clips, look at pictures, and read about our adventure as it unfolds! Our trip log is updated every 2-3 days by our trip leaders.

09.DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR A VISA?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

US citizens are required to have a passport valid for at least six months and 2 blank passport pages to enter Malaysia and Singapore. US citizens do not need to obtain a Malaysia or Singapore visa.

10.DO I NEED ANY VACCINATIONS TO TRAVEL TO TIOMAN ISLAND OR SINGAPORE?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need any additional vaccinations to travel to Tioman Island or Singapore. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to these countries.

11.WHAT WILL GROUPS BE LIKE?
WHERE DO WE SLEEP?

Our teen tours bring together 10-12 enthusiastic, positive, fun individuals (like yourself) ready for the experience of a lifetime. They come from all over the country, and other parts of the world as well. Our groups are created with attention to age and gender balance, in order to ensure the best possible individual and group experience. Your group is led by three experienced and knowledgeable Wild Travelers.

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