Trip Details

This gap volunteer programme will provide you with an overview of Perak.

It will involve exploring the historical town of Taiping and the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang. You’ll also visit a traditional charcoal factory and the royal town of Perak, as well as Perak’s regional capital Ipoh. There’ll be beach visits and trips to the beautiful angkor Island.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

On Monday you’ll explore Taiping and the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang. At the latter you’ll find one of the best preserved mangrove areas in the whole of Malaysia. The village is peaceful and the inhabitants friendly (mostly of Chinese descent).

On Wednesday you’ll visit the local market and Kuala Kangsar (where the royal family of Perak reside). Thursday will be spent at Lumut Beach and the Cave temples where you’ll spend the night. You’ll also visit Ipoh. On Friday you’re off to Pangkor Island with its crystal clear water and beatutiful white sandy beaches. It’s also home to 65 reptile, 17 amphibian and 82 herpetofaunal species.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Malaysia is a South East Asian Country consisting of 13 states and 3 federal territories, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, it shares a land border with Thailand and maritime borders with the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.  Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations.  All these cultures have influenced each other, creating a truly unmissable Malaysian culture.

This country offers a huge diversity in nature and culture, but is also a modern country.   The Sipadan Islands in Malaysia are also a very popular spot for divers.  The Capital of this Country is Kuala Lumpur, and means ”Muddy Estuary”  in the Malay language, it is one of Asia’s busies and livelisest metropolises.  It’s a melting pot of different cultures and religions which is unique in Asia.  You have to see the Petronas Towers at least once and take a proper picture of them.  Try the street food, which is amazing and cheap, whether it is Chinese, Indian or traditional Nonya cuisine, KL is a great place to eat your way through Asia.

If you want to have an experience full of unique discoveries then this is the place for you.  Please look further at all of our experiences on offer.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa