Malaysian Ecotourism: Editor’s Pick of the Week
With vast swathes of primary rainforest, vibrant and varied flora and fauna, and a multitude of indigenous cultures, Malaysia is a country with enormous ecotourism potential. Ecotourism offers the chance for travellers to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Malaysia, whilst also giving something back by helping to protect and preserve the country’s wonderful cultural and natural treasures. (For more about ecotourism, see our article: What is Ecotourism?)
The Malaysian Ecotourism Tour offers a variety of unforgettable eco-friendly experiences. For example, the tour links travellers with local eco-initiatives like the Perhentian Turtle Project, which works to conserve sea turtles by gathering data to inform management plans.
Here’s why our editor chose this tour as her Pick of the Week:
‘On the Malaysian Ecotourism Tour, you can track tigers in an ancient rainforest, or watch turtle hatchlings make their way to the sea as you help out with a conservation project on a palm-fringed island. There’s even the chance to learn about how indigenous people live from the forest as you camp out in the jungle – you’d struggle to find a more magical experience than bedding down under the rainforest canopy, with all of the sounds of the jungle serenading you to sleep!’