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Shadow Rainforest Tribe

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Taman Negara, Malaysia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    £225 GBP per person
  • Duration

    4 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    6th April - 7th Dec, 2016

  • Price Includes

    Accommodation (Two nights in a hotel, one camping), Three meals per full day, Traditional Malay meals, Foraging session, Camping session, Poacher surveillance patrol.

  • Notes

    You will be staying in a small village called Merapoh, a thirty minute drive from Gua Musang. Merapoh is famous for its limestone rock formations and for caving.


  • Learning hands-on about Batek lifestyle
  • Foraging for food with the Batek ladies
  • Camping with the Batek tribe, after building your own shelter.
  • Poacher surveillance patrol
  • Traditional Malay meals

Trip Info

Become an honorary member of a tribe on this immersive trip into the Malaysian jungle. Join the Batek tribe, who reside on the edge of the Taman Negara rainforest, for a few days of life in its simplest form. With the Batek you will be exploring the jungle, foraging for food and tracking the local wildlife on poacher surveillance patrol.

This trip will truly encapsulate you as you are taught how the Batek successfully live as a hunter-gatherer community. The Batek are a wonderful people, one of the few tribes that still practice this traditional and humble lifestyle in Malaysia. This trip will immerse you within their culture, as they teach you how to eat, sleep and live in the world’s oldest rainforest.

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