Guided Tours

Our tours are guided by interns and volunteers who are rigorously trained to ensure that you get the most out of the trips. You have questions about turtles, fireflies and mangroves? Bring ’em on!

Community Work

Participants who sign up for the 3D2N Nature Discovery Trip will also experience multiple hands-on activities designed to expose them to some “back end” elements of a conservation project.

River Cruise

Our river cruises are extremely educational. Who would have thought that a somewhat small river tucked between mangroves would be home to many wildlife including snakes, bats, otters, monitor lizards and crabs? There are probably more that we haven’t discovered!

Mangrove Planting

Our programmes are also designed to ensure the participants get to contribute to Mother Nature as well. If your new year’s resolution is to plant a tree, come join us!
NATURE DISCOVERY TRIP

The Nature Discovery Trip is an extended nature tour conducted by Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS). It is designed to provide participants a more in-depth experience with nature. The 2D1N programme includes the one-day Turtle & Fireflies Discovery Trip plus a beach cleanup and trash analysis activity the next morning. The 3D2N programme includes the 2D1N programme plus a river cruise and mangrove planting session. Children will be enrolled in our "Junior Scientist" programme in which they are taught the basics of data collection and recording.

Our Nature Discovery Trips are suitable for families with children aged between 5 and 12 years old, as well as high school, college and university student groups. Our activities can also be customised according to your age group and preferred activities. Minimum number of participants is 20 pax.

If you prefer a shorter trip, check out our Turtle & Fireflies Discovery Trip.

The itinerary for the 2D1N programme is as follows:

Day 1
2:00 pm: Meet and greet at the Turtle Conservation and Information Centre, Cherating. Guided tour of the Sanctuary.
3:15 pm: Leave Cherating for the TCS River Terrapin Conservation Centre in Kg. Pasir Gajah, Kemaman.
4:00 pm: Arrive at Kg. Pasir Gajah. Guided tour of the Centre. Refreshments.
5:15 pm: Proceed to Cherating for dinner.
6:00 pm: Dinner at a pork-free restaurant.
7:30 pm: Briefing about fireflies at the Fireflies Jetty in Cherating.
8:00 pm: Fireflies-watching tour in the Cherating River.
9:00 pm: Return from the river.
9:15 pm: Return to hotel.

Day 2
8:00 am: Breakfast.
9:00 am: Beach cleanup and trash analysis activity.
11:00 am: Return to hotel. Freshen up. Check out.
12:30 noon: Lunch.
1:30 pm: Programme ends.

Trip includes:

  • A guided tour at each destination by our trained guides
  • Photo opportunities
  • Refreshments, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
  • Fireflies watching tour in the Cherating River
  • Materials for beach cleanup
  • One-night stay in a hotel
  • A token donation to TCS

Trip excludes:

  • Transportation to Cherating/ Kemaman

Note: While care is taken to ensure a smooth programme, we may need to make some changes to the itinerary if the weather is not favourable.

The itinerary for the 3D2N programme is as follows:

Day 1
2:00 pm: Meet and greet at the Turtle Conservation and Information Centre, Cherating. Guided tour of the Sanctuary.
3:15 pm: Leave Cherating for the TCS River Terrapin Conservation Centre in Kg. Pasir Gajah, Kemaman.
4:00 pm: Arrive at Kg. Pasir Gajah. Guided tour of the Centre. Refreshments.
5:15 pm: Proceed to Cherating for dinner.
6:00 pm: Dinner at a pork-free restaurant.
7:30 pm: Briefing about fireflies at the Fireflies Jetty in Cherating.
8:00 pm: Fireflies-watching tour in the Cherating River.
9:00 pm: Return from the river.
9:15 pm: Return to hotel.

Day 2
8:00 am: Breakfast.
9:00 am: Proceed to Cherating River. River cruise and mangrove planting.
11:30 am: Lunch. Return to hotel. Rest.
3:00 pm: Proceed to TCS River Terrapin Centre for a "Junior Scientist" programme, i.e. clean head-starting tank, learn to weigh and measure terrapins.
4:30 pm: Refreshments.
6:00 pm: Dinner.
8:00 pm: Return to hotel.

Day 3
8:00 am: Breakfast.
9:00 am: Beach cleanup and trash analysis activity.
11:00 am: Return to hotel. Freshen up. Check out.
12:30 noon: Lunch.
1:30 pm: Programme ends.

Trip includes:

  • A guided tour at each destination by our trained guides
  • Photo opportunities
  • 2 Refreshments, 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • Fireflies watching tour in the Cherating River
  • River cruise
  • Mangrove planting
  • Materials for "Junior Scientist" programme
  • Materials for beach cleanup
  • Two-night stay in a hotel
  • A token donation to TCS

Trip excludes:

  • Transportation to Cherating/ Kemaman

Note: While care is taken to ensure a smooth programme, we may need to make some changes to the itinerary if the weather is not favourable.

To be announced.
If you would like to join our Nature Discovery Trip, please register your interest by filling up the following form. We will send you an email shortly to confirm the availability of your preferred date.

Min 20 pax.
Please provide 2-3 alternative dates.
Any vegetarians in your group? Allergies to any specific food items?
1. I have made a booking, when should I pay up?
To secure your seats, please make payment at least two weeks before your trip. This will allow us sufficient time to book seats for the fireflies tour as well as to order refreshments, and secure a table for dinner. If the minimum number of participants is not achieved, the trip will be canceled ONE WEEK before the trip.

2. I want to be respectful to the local villagers, how should I dress? What should I pack for the trip?
It is perfectly fine to wear a T-shirt and shorts or three-quarter pants or a skirt. Wear a cap or a hat. You may want to bring your sunblock. Sandals are great. Bring your own water bottle. Bring your own medications and insect repellent if you wish, but you will not be allowed to use it during the fireflies watching trip.

3. My parents are in their 70s and I have a three-year-old toddler. Is it safe for them to join the trip?
This trip involves going up some stairs and getting into a boat. The Turtle Sanctuary in Cherating is not wheelchair-friendly. If your parents are able to get into the boat unassisted, they should be fine. You are expected to wear your baby, and toddlers are to be held near their parents during the boat ride.

4. I have some specific questions about the programme.
Sure! We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Email us and we will get back to you shortly.

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