Borneo Summer Programme 2 Weeks
Soak up Borneo beach life and help to protect and preserve this beautiful coastal location on our brand new 2 week Borneo Summer Programme.
You’ll be based at the amazing Camp Pituru, moments away from white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy this tropical paradise, whilst helping to support our project work tackling some of the underlying problems in the village – cleaning up the beaches and working on coastal conservation.
If you’re looking for a short trip with real impact and a chance to explore a truly stunning beach location in one of the most biodiverse areas of the world, this trip is for you.
The impact you will make
Marine & Environmental Conservation (Pituru)
Beneath the picture-perfect surface of Pituru, the coastal village faces serious threats to the local environment and marine life. Our project work here focuses on protecting the environment through beach clean-ups and sustainable waste management solutions, as well as working to improve buildings in the village using up-cycled materials.
- Cleaning up beaches
- Up-cycling rubbish
- Community hall repair
- Village improvements
Boasting beautiful white sandy beaches moments from the camp door, crystal clear seas and incredible marine life, Camp Pituru is a true tropical paradise. Located in the small and peaceful coastal village of Pituru Laut, it’s about 1hr 40 mins drive from the city of Kota Kinabalu, but the laid back vibes couldn’t be more different from bustling KK. With only 50 homes in the village, you’ll quickly be welcomed into the small community as you help to support the area through essential marine and environmental conservation projects.
Location – 68km from Kota Kinabalu
Accomodation style – Traditional longhouse style camp with single beds with sheets, blanket, pillow, and mosquito nets.
Toilets – Mixture of Asian and Western style toilets.
Power – 24hours. UK Plug and Sockets available to charge gadgets.
Phone signal – Poor
Social area – Community hall / dining area located next to the accommodation, and nearby beaches.
Meals – 3 times daily. Expect rice, noodles, chicken, fish, variety of local vegetables, tropical fruits served during lunch & dinner. Any dietary requirements needed or any allergies to specify on arrival.
Signature dish – Sweet and sour fish
Manager at Camp Bongkud, she might be small, but Eve is a force to be reckoned with. Super organised and tons of fun, she’ll get you addicted to coconut jam and dancing in true Sabahan style.
You’ll be met by our Camp Borneo staff at the airport before being transferred to a hostel in Kota Kinabalu (known as KK) for your first night.
Enjoy some free time to relax in your new
surroundings before enjoying a dinner in town with your team mates who will become your
family for the next few weeks.
PACOS Trust day
Today will be spent with PACOS Trust, a local organisation focusing on environmental
Here we’ll have a cultural orientation and get involved in some volunteering at the Kivatu
Nature Farm, before transferring back to KK for the night.
You’ll leave KK in the morning and take the 1.5 hour overland journey to your spectacular new coastal home on Camp Pituru.
In the afternoon, the camp manager will run through an orientation and briefing on the projects and activities you’ll be getting up to throughout your stay here.
Enjoy a day at leisure to get settled into your new surroundings. Take a stroll along the white sandy beach, relax at camp and soak up the laid back vibes of Pituru before the project work starts tomorrow.
Over the next few days, you’ll be getting stuck into projects to help support the environment and community around Camp Pituru.
Our project work here focuses mainly on marine and environmental conservation, operating beach clean-ups and helping to remove waste from the area as well as educating the community on sustainable waste management.
After all your hard work, enjoy a couple of days to relax, soak up your amazing surroundings and explore the local area.
Say your goodbyes to the local community in the morning and head back to Kota Kinabalu for a final night in the city. Check into the hostel then spend the evening enjoying KK and reflecting on your incredible month with your teammates.
Time for a final farewell to Borneo as we transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.
This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.
Top up your trip
Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.