OrcaNation School Programmes Destinations

School programmes destinations

Rawa Island, Malaysia

Rawa is an exclusive tropical island fringed with white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs.

Situated within the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, our protected reefs harbour unique biodiversity, with sharks and turtles being a regular sight on our snorkel trips.

Take the plunge into our coasteering and kayak activities, all guided by qualified instructors.

School programme activities on Rawa Island can include:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Kayaking
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Survival Skills
  • Cooking Classes
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Science & Fieldwork
  • Camping

Students participating in our Rawa programme will stay in the Rawa Island Resort, OrcaNation’s exclusive partner on the island.

Rompin State Park, Malaysia

Experience Malaysia’s second largest National Park, an untouched home to iconic rainforest species.

Stay in the heart of a 130 million year old rainforest, waking up to the sound of gibbons in the towering trees.

Explore the rivers and waterfalls and encounter a spectacular diversity of plants and animals.

School programme activities in Rompin State Park can include:

  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Night Hike
  • Bushcraft
  • Survival Skills
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Cooking Classes
  • Science & Fieldwork
  • Camping

During school trips to Rompin State Park, students and staff will stay at the Rompin State Park Resort.

Tioman Island, Malaysia

As students step off the jetty and onto Tioman Island, they’ll enter an island paradise.

Students can enjoy the stunning marine life right near the shore, or try to spot the endemic species on the island while hiking through the thick primary and secondary rainforests.

School programme activities on Tioman Island can include:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Mangrove Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Camping
  • Survival Skills
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Cooking Classes
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Science & Fieldwork

OrcaNation programmes on Tioman Island will be held at Paya Beach Resort on the west side of the island.

Sedili Besar, Malaysia

Just two hours from the border with Singapore, Sedili Besar allows students to immerse themselves in the kampung lifestyle.

Students will enjoy hands-on activities while learning about how this fishing village has transformed with the introduction of agriculture. Explore the creatures on the rocky seashore, play on the beach or take a trek into a rainforest teeming with the calls of gibbons.

School programme activities in Sedili Besar can include:

  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Mangrove Exploration
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Camping
  • Survival Skills
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Cooking Classes
  • Science & Fieldwork

OrcaNation programmes in Sedili Besar will be held at the Sea Horizon Resort, based along the East coast of Malaysia.

Johor & Desaru, Malaysia

Our locations in Johor & Desaru are designed for school groups from Singapore or Malaysia, where students can spend 2-4 nights away from home in a safe and immersive environment. Each site that we work with has its own unique character and the location we recommend will depend entirely on your desired learning objectives for the programme.

Our programme activities in Johor & Desaru can be built around the following pillars of outdoor education—all tailored for you!

  • Personal Challenge & Resilience
  • Local Culture Immersion
  • Team-building & Soft Skills Development
  • Ecology & Nature Awareness
  • Sustainability & Environmental Literacy
  • New Skills & Personal Growth
  • Industry & Farming
  • Citizen Science

Contact us to find out more!

Bintan Island, Indonesia

Just a short ferry ride away from Singapore lies an island filled with adventurous activities and the kampung spirit.

Bintan Island is the ideal destination for students to observe the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in action. Let your students immerse themselves in the local way of life through the arts, farming, sports and service.

School programme activities on Bintan Island can include:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Kayaking
  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Mangrove Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Water Sustainability
  • Community Service
  • Survival Skills
  • Farming
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Cooking Classes
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Science & Fieldwork

OrcaNation programmes on Bintan Island can be held at either LooLa Eco-Adventure Resort or at Trikora Beach Resort.

LooLa Eco-Adventure, Bintan Island, Indonesia

OrcaNation is proud to announce our official partnership with LooLa Eco-Adventure on Bintan Island.

LooLa’s commitment to sustainability creates the perfect atmosphere for students to learn about the ocean and freshwater ecosystems. Students will also challenge themselves during adventurous activities on land and at sea.

School programme activities in LooLa can include:

  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Kayaking
  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Mangrove Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Water Sustainability
  • Community Service
  • Survival Skills
  • Farming
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Cooking Classes
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Science & Fieldwork

Bali, Indonesia

Dip into the many colours of Bali’s palette when you visit the vibrant green rice paddies, black sandy volcanoes and crystal blue waters.

With activities for your future adventurers, scientists and artists alike, a trip to Bali is one that your students will never forget.

School programme activities in Bali can include:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Hiking Up a Volcano
  • White Water Rafting
  • Coral Restoration
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Survival Skills
  • Cooking Classes
  • Batik Art Workshop
  • Science & Fieldwork

During our Bali programme, school groups can stay in the south of the island or in the north of the island.

Flores Island & Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Around Flores Island, students will be greeted by landscapes and wildlife that are like nothing they have ever seen before.

Seek out the Komodo Dragons on the shore, and the Manta Rays in the sea. Trek to some of the most remote villages on the planet and swim in a crystal blue cave pool. Your students will learn about the tropical ecosystems surrounding this island, as well as its astounding evolutionary history that has created such a unique landscape.

School programme activities on Flores Island can include:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Cave Exploration
  • Cultural Village Visit
  • Bushcraft
  • Camping
  • Survival Skills
  • Service Projects
  • Cooking Classes
  • Science & Fieldwork

OrcaNation programmes on Flores Island will be based along the coastline of the town of Labuanbajo.

Singapore

Singapore is truly a city in nature. With a future-thinking urban environment tucked into biodiverse tropical ecosystems, school trips around the island are sure to offer something for everyone.

School programme activities in Singapore can include:

  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Rainforest Hiking
  • Mangrove Exploration
  • Bushcraft
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Survival Skills
  • Farming
  • Cooking Classes
  • Intertidal Exploration
  • Science & Fieldwork

OrcaNation can run Singapore programmes in a variety of locations including but not limited to Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Ubin, the Ground Up Initiative, the Boys Brigade and more!

Langkawi, Malaysia

Located 30km off the north-western coast of Malaysia, Langkawi Island boasts a wide array of exciting activities for students of all age groups.

There is a strong blend of adventure, nature and culture-based activities to choose from, and for groups looking for a meaningful service element, there are some great humanitarian and environmental projects to get involved with!

School programme activities on Langkawi Island can include:

  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Mangrove Rehabilitation Project
  • Rainforest Trekking
  • High-ropes Course
  • Laman Padi Cultural Experience
  • Local School Integration Project

OrcaNation programmes on Langkawi Island will be held at Best Star Resort.

Southern Vietnam

Vietnam is a country steeped in history, and with some amazing stories to tell! Our camps are based in Southern Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta.

School programme activities in Vietnam can include:

  • Historical Museum Visits
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Cycling Tour
  • Local School Integration Project
  • Boat Tours
  • Local Culture/Fish Markets
  • Can Gio Biosphere Visit

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, rich in culture and nature. It is perfect for CAS groups, or groups looking for a meaningful service project to get involved with.

School programme activities in Sri Lanka can include:

  • Safari Park
  • Whale Watching
  • SOS Children’s Village Service Project
  • Cross-country Trekking
  • Tea Plantation Visit
  • River Safari
  • Mangrove Rehabilitation Project
  • Galle Fort Visit

Sabah, Malaysia

Located on the northern portion of Borneo, Sabah is a Malaysian state with beautiful beaches, enchanting coral reefs, exciting rainforests and abundant wildlife. It is also the home to the famous 4,095m tall Mount Kinabalu—Malaysia’s highest peak.

School programme activities in Sabah can include:

  • Trek to Mount Kinabalu
  • River Cruise
  • Rainforest Trail
  • Tree Planting
  • Survival Skills
  • Snorkelling
  • Coral Reef Restoration
  • Wildlife Conservation Centres
  • Rainforest Rehabilitation Project

Sarawak, Malaysia

Located in Borneo, Sarawak is a Malaysian state along the northwest coastline with many beaches and rainforests. Kuching, being the busiest city along the Sarawak River, will be the base of where students will stay.

Students can enjoy their days from land to sea, as well as learn about the culture and the environment around the region.

School programme activities in Sarawak can include:

  • Rainforest Trail
  • Conservation & Sustainability Workshop
  • Kayaking
  • Survival Skills
  • Cultural Village Exchange

Testimonials

“I just love how dedicated OrcaNation is to education and conservation. Students leave loving the staff and loving their experiences. From the dives to the educational activities to the fun on the beach, it has always been a fabulous experience working with OrcaNation!”

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

“I am very happy to recommend OrcaNation without hesitation as a highly accomplished and professional team. They always go to great lengths to ensure that our students are well looked after and their back-stage team always work very closely with us to ensure that every detail is planned with impressive attention to detail.”

Tanglin Trust School

“We organised and completed our first Grade 9 expedition with OrcaNation in November 2019. From the initial point of planning the itinerary, to conducting a recce of the site, to then seeing the full delivery of the programme, it is fair to say that I was nothing short of being extremely impressed with the OrcaNation team. A highly dedicated and extremely professional company, who fully understand the diverse needs of schools and the concept of holistic education. I fully recommend OrcaNation to any school or college looking for the very best learning experiences in outdoor education!”

SJII Singapore

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