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?
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?
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 two nights camping in tents on beaches, and three nights in a hotel.
03.HOW IS THE FOOD?
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?
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.
06.WHAT WILL OUR DAYS BE LIKE?
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?
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?
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?
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.
11.WHAT WILL GROUPS BE LIKE?
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.