This trip is being conducted for the Davidson College Alumni Association, but a few spaces are open to the public. No affiliation with the Alumni Association or Davidson College is required to participate on this trip. If you are interested in this trip, or in Borneo, Bali or Komodo as a destination, please contact us. A FEW SPACES ARE AVAILABLE.
BORNEO, BALI & KOMODO EXPEDITION 2014
Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants & Dragons
14-Day Borneo Itinerary from July 12 – 25, 2014
Optional 5-Day Post-trip Extension to Bali & Komodo
BORNEO, BALI & KOMODO EXPEDITION 2014
Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants & Dragons
14-Day Borneo Itinerary from July 12 – 25, 2014
Optional 5-Day Post-trip Extension to Bali & Komodo
Borneo — just the name evokes exotic imagines of dense jungles, cloud-shrouded mountains, mysterious cultures and unusual wildlife. Indeed, Borneo has all of these attributes and, in places, feels like a lost world where the engines of evolution went wild, exploding with a profusion of plants and animals as yet untouched by human hands. EcoQuest Travel is proud to partner with the Davidson College Alumni Association and Dr. Mike Dorcas on an extraordinary journey to the island of Borneo and an extension to Bali and Komodo! Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It straddles the equator and owes its remarkable biodiversity to its complex geology and historical geography. It is a land born of both Asia and Australia. Borneo is one island belonging to three countries. The northern third is divided into the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah and the tiny independent nation of Brunei, while the southern two-thirds is Indonesian Kalimantan. Our trip will take place entirely within the Malaysian state of Sabah. Sabah offers the best of Borneo with soaring dipterocarp rainforests, meandering rivers, pristine coral reefs and abundant wildlife. An incredible diversity of primates inhabit Sabah’s forests including maroon leaf monkeys, the bizarre, and endemic, proboscis monkey and the unquestioned symbol of Borneo, the orangutan. Tiny nocturnal tarsiers pounce on insects like little hobgoblins and the whooping duets of gibbons fill the morning forest with one of nature’s most haunting sounds. Small herds of pygmy elephants inhabit the Kinabatangan River Valley as do bearded pigs, bantang, mouse deer, hairy-nosed otters and both marbled and flat-headed cats. The birdlife is no less spectacular with hornbills gliding through the canopy; trogons, broadbills, barbets and fruit doves flitting through the branches in riotous colors; and pheasants, partridges and pittas stalking the forest floor. Reptiles, amphibians and butterflies abound. Our trip is specifically designed to highlight the diverse wildlife that makes Borneo such a unique and special place.
We will also offer a fantastic trip extension to the Indonesian Islands of Bali, Flores, Rinca and Komodo. Bali is the cultural heart of Indonesia and we will explore temples and witness the grace and precision of Balinese dance. Flores is the gateway to the remote islands of Rinca and Komodo – home to the famous Komodo dragons. EcoQuest Travel, Dr. Mike Dorcas and the Davidson College Alumni Association invite you to join us as we search lush forests for orangutans, seek pygmy elephants along hidden rivers and walk with dragons.
Days 1 & 2 – Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13: Your Home Cities to Our Gateway City in Asia
We will depart from our home cities today and fly to our US gateway city. From there we will board our flights to our gateway city in Asia – likely Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Please make sure to arrive at your home airports at least two hours prior to your scheduled departure time.
Day 3 – Monday, July 14: Arrival in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo
We should arrive at our gateway city in Asia this morning. Once we arrive in our Asian gateway we will transfer to our flight to Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu is the capitol of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is a vibrant bustling city sandwiched between the green mountains of the Crocker Range and the clear blue of the South China Sea. Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu we will clear customs and immigration before transferring to our accommodations at the Jesselton Hotel. The Jesselton is a modern comfortable hotel located in the heart of the city. Its cozy rooms will provide a welcome retreat after our long flights. Kota Kinabalu’s population is a delightful mix of ethnicities and cultures which yields an incredibly varied cuisine. We will sample this cuisine at a local restaurant tonight. After dinner we will settle into our rooms for a night of much needed rest. (D)
Day 4 – Tuesday, July 15: Kota Kinabalu and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Today is a recovery day and, although we will have some activities, we will have a relaxed pace as we continue to adjust to the time change. This morning, after breakfast, we will depart for the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. The five beautiful islands which comprise the park are famous for their beaches, clear water and coral patch reefs. Our first stop will be in on Palau Manukan for some bird watching. Palau Manukan has a surprising number of bird species, and while we will make a special effort to see the unique Tabon scrubfowl, we will also look for Malaysian plover, lesser and Christmas Island frigatebirds, blue-naped parrot, mangrove whistler, mangrove blue flycatcher and both olive-winged and red-eyed bulbuls. After a morning of bird watching we will have lunch and then travel to Palau Mamutik to snorkel among the coral gardens. The diversity of fish is dazzling and with luck we could snorkel with sea turtles as well. In the late afternoon we will return to Kota Kinabalu and have some time to relax before dinner. After dinner we will visit Kota Kinabalu’s Night Market. The Night Market is one of the best markets in all of Southeast Asia with its astonishing array of goods and hawker stalls full of delicious Malaysian food. Watching the locals bargain for sago palm, fermented prawn paste, jungle honey and a dizzying array of fruits, vegetables and fish is a sight to behold and the noise, colors and flavors of the market are an assault on the senses. After a full day we will retire to our rooms at the Jesselton Hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Wednesday, July 16: Fly to Sandakan & Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
This morning we will transfer to the airport for our flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. Once we reach Sandakan we will travel to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Occupying more than 40 sq km of rainforest, Sepilok is famous for rescuing orphan, injured and confiscated orangutans and rehabilitating them for eventual release back into the wild. We will visit the Center’s Nature Education Auditorium for a short film on Sepilok’s conservation efforts before we have the opportunity to observe the orangutans at one of the feeding platforms. After Sepilok we will visit the Rainforest Discovery Center. The forest surrounding the Center is alive with wildlife and we will have the opportunity to hike a trail and a canopy walkway to look for Bornean gibbon, pig-tailed macaques, birds and reptiles. After a day at Sepilok we will settle into our overnight accommodations at the Sepilok Nature Resort. Dinner tonight will be at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Thursday, July 17: Sandakan to Sukau Rainforest Lodge
This morning we will have a bit of leisure time before we have lunch in Sandakan and depart for the Sandakan jetty for our 2 ½ hour boat journey along the fabulous Kinabatangan River to our accommodation for the next three nights at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. This trip is a great way to view wildlife and with luck we could see up to ten species of primates including orangutans, gibbons, and our first proboscis monkeys. Birds are plentiful along the river including kingfishers, storks, herons and all eight species of hornbills found in Borneo. Once we arrive we will check in before we take another boat trip along the river in search of wildlife. Our boat trip will take place on boats with electric motors enabling us to quietly approach animals without disturbing them. We will be searching for primates, birds and if we are lucky some of the rarer denizens like marbled cat, sun bear or Sumatran rhinoceros. These boat trips are also our best chance to see pygmy elephants and with luck they might be cavorting in the river with us. Tonight there will be an optional night boat cruise with the chance to spot nocturnal wildlife like flat-headed cat, bantang (wild cattle), bearded pig, western tarsier, crocodiles and buffy fish-owl. (B,L,D)
Days 7, 8 & 9 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19 & 20: Kinabatangan River Valley
We will have three full days to explore the Kinabatangan River Valley searching for its rich wildlife. We will do most our exploring by boat during the early mornings, late afternoons and, optionally, at night, but we also will have some opportunity to search for wildlife on foot. On the afternoon of the 19th we will drive to Gomantong Caves – Sabah’s most famous source for the swiftlet nests used in birds-nest soup. The forests surrounding the caves contain plenty of wildlife and some good walks, but the real attractions are the caves themselves and their inhabitants. The caves support millions of bats and three species of swiftlet – mossy-nest, black-nest and edible-nest. We will search for the swiftlets and learn about the nest harvesting process. In the early evening we will witness millions of mostly wrinkle-lipped bats exit the caves for their nightly foraging. If we are lucky we could watch a bat hawk swoop in to catch the bats. The Kinabatangan has a remarkable diversity of wildlife and we have designed our stay to help maximize our chances of seeing all that this area has to offer. (B,L,D)
Day 10 – Monday, July 21: Travel to Danum Valley Conservation Area
Today we will travel southwest and into the heart of the Bornean rainforests. The Danum Valley Conservation Area is a vast swathe of forest containing mind-boggling biodiversity. Our explorations will begin as soon as we arrive at our accommodations for the next three nights – the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This award-winning lodge has very spacious comfortable rooms, first class service and excellent food. It also maintains many trails through the forest and has a 107 m canopy walkway. After lunch we will have our first chance to hike the trails in search of mammals, birds and other wildlife. We’ll look for small denizens as well like treeshrews, flying lizards and perhaps the Rajah Brooke’s birdwing – the largest butterfly in the world. After dinner we could take a night drive to look for nocturnal mammals and birds. This is an opportunity to find unusual species like giant flying squirrels, Javan pangolin, slow loris, moonrat and the colugo or flying lemur. (B,L,D)
Days 11 & 12 – Tuesday & Wednesday, July 22 & 23: Danum Valley
We will have two full days in the Danum Valley. This is a very remote area and is one of the best places to observe orangutans in the wild. It is also home to gibbons, bearded pigs, bantang, colugo (or flying lemur), red and grey leaf-monkeys, otter civets, leopard cat, slow loris, western tarsier, pygmy elephant and, for the really fortunate, clouded leopard. Danum Valley also plays host to a spectacular number of birds, reptiles, frogs and insects. We will search for wildlife each day by making use of various trails and the canopy walkway. It will be very hot and humid during the day so most of our activities will take place during the early morning and late afternoon hours when animal activity is at its peak. During the middle of the day we should have plenty of downtime to relax or swim in the pool. Many mammals are active only at night so we will have the opportunity to take night drives to try and find them. The biggest draw to Danum Valley is the opportunity to see orangutans in the wild and we will do our best to view these endangered great apes as they search for fruit high in the canopy. Danum is such a special place and its towering trees and incredible variety of life are sure to create memories to last a lifetime. (B,L,D)
Day 13 – Thursday, July 24: Danum to Lahad Datu, Fly to Kota Kinabalu and Transfer to Either the Flights Back to the US or the Flight to Bali for the Bali/Komodo Extension
Today will be a long day of travel as we depart Malaysian Borneo for either the long journey home or the Bali/Komodo extension. We will depart Danum early this morning for Lahad Datu and our flight to Kota Kinabalu. For those of you not participating on the optional extension to Bali and Komodo, once we arrive in Kota Kinabalu you will transfer to your flight to your Asian gateway city – likely Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. From the Asian gateway city you will have an overnight flight back to the US, but due to the magic of crossing the International Dateline you should arrive in the US on the same day, and around the same time, as you departed. Once you arrive in the US you will go through immigration and customs before transferring to your flights home. (B, and meals on planes)
Day 14 – Friday, July 25: Arrival Home
It is possible that you would arrive home late on the 24th, but due to flight schedules it is more likely that you will arrive home today.
Bali and Komodo Extension
Day 13 – Thursday, July 24: Danum to Lahad Datu, Fly to Kota Kinabalu and Transfer to the Flight to Bali for the Bali/Komodo Extension
Today will be a long day of travel as we depart Malaysian Borneo and island hop our way south to Indonesia. We will depart Danum early this morning for Lahad Datu and our flight to Kota Kinabalu. Once we arrive in Kota Kinabalu we will transfer to our flight to Denpasar, the capitol of the Indonesian Island of Bali. Upon arrival in Bali we will go through Indonesian customs and immigration before traveling to the hillside town of Ubud and the tranquility of the Alam Indah Resort. This comfortable retreat is nestled into the forest and situated along the banks of the Wos River making it the perfect place to recover from our day of travel. Lunch will be on our own somewhere along the way if we are not fed on one of our flights and dinner tonight will be at Alam Indah. (B,D)
Day 14 – Friday, July 25: Ubud, Bali
This morning we will explore the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. As the name suggests it is home to large troops of long-tailed macaques, but the forest also provides a haven for birds, butterflies and a myriad of our creatures. Three temples are found within the forest sanctuary including the atmospheric Pura Dalem Agung or the Temple of the Dead. After exploring the temples, observing the monkeys and searching for birds and other wildlife we should have time to walk along Monkey Forest Road to browse the shops before having lunch at Lamak restaurant. Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali and the island’s center for Balinese art and dance. This afternoon will be free to explore Ubud. You could explore the numerous art galleries and museums, spend your time shopping or return to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon by the pool. In the early evening we will gather together at the hotel for dinner and after dinner we will be treated to a fascinating traditional Balinese dance performance. We will overnight once again at Alam Indah. (B,L,D)
Day 1 – Saturday, July 26: Bali to Flores to Komodo
After breakfast we will depart for the airport at Denpasar for our flight from Bali to Labuanbajo on the island of Flores. Once we arrive in Labuanbajo we will transfer to the boat docks and our private live aboard boat for the next two nights. Once we are settled into our cabins we will have lunch and the boat will depart for the four hour journey to the desolate island of Komodo – the legendary home of dragons. The seas surrounding Komodo are some of the richest on the planet and while we churn our way toward the island we could be accompanied by dolphins or spot manta rays. We hope to arrive in Komodo in time to hike to Banu Nggulung, but this will be dependent on sea conditions. If the conditions slow our journey we will go to Banu Nggulung tomorrow, but if we arrive in time we will hike to this dry river bed for our first look at Komodo dragons in the wild. Banu Nggulung is the main viewing area for the dragons and a few are almost always present. Visitors at Banu Nggulung are actually fenced off from the dragons as a safety precaution. For some, the fence makes the experience feel less authentic, but this will be our first look at dragons in the wild and the number of visitors at this site makes the fence a necessity. After our first dragon encounter we will return to the boat for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 2 – Sunday, July 27: Komodo
Today we will have a full day to explore Komodo. Komodo is a dry rugged island with hillsides scarred by gullies – a perfect setting for dragons. Komodo dragons belong to the monitor family and are the largest lizard in the world. They are found only on Komodo and a couple of surrounding islands. They are the apex predator on these islands preying on everything including deer, wild pig and even water buffalo. We will begin our dragon quest at the park headquarters at Loh Liang and after picking up our local guide we will begin our hike to the Poreng Valley. This valley is one of the best places on the islands to spot dragons and without barriers between us and the dragons it will certainly be an exciting experience. Despite their size, Komodo dragons can be surprisingly difficult to find in the wild, but with the knowledge of our local guide we should be able to seek them out. There is plenty of other wildlife along the trail and we could see wild boar, water buffalo and lots of birdlife. From the Poreng Valley we will continue our hike to the seaside village of Loh Sebita where our boat will be waiting to pick us up. We will have lunch as we sail to the red beach of Pantai Merah and the small islet of Pulau Lasa just off Komodo’s coast. After lunch we will snorkel the crystal clear waters off Pulau Lasa. The fringing and patch reefs throughout Komodo hold an incredible variety of fish and marine invertebrates. In the late afternoon we will hike to Banu Nggulung – if we were unable to do so yesterday. If we were able to go to Banu Nggulung yesterday, we will likely continue to snorkel or relax for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner will once again take place aboard our boat after yet another spectacular tropical sunset. After dinner the swathe of stars should be amazing! (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Monday, July 28: Rinca and Back to Flores
This morning we will explore the nearby island of Rinca. Rinca is also home to dragons and with the help of our local guide we hope to find them at their favorite sunning spots. We will also look for dragon nests and search for other wildlife. Wildlife is more abundant on Rinca and we could see long-tailed macaques, Timor deer and wild boar. Some of the birds we could spy include orange-footed scrub fowl, spangled drongo, white-bellied sea-eagle and yellow-crested cockatoo. After our morning on Rinca we will return to the boat for lunch and once lunch is finished we will cruise back to Labuanbajo, Flores. Once we arrive in Labuanbajo we will bid farewell to our captain and crew and transfer to the Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge. We should have time to relax a bit and pack before dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Tuesday, July 29: Flores to Bali, Bali to Our Asian Gateway City and the US
Today we begin the long journey home with our flight from Flores to Bali. Once we reach Bali we will transfer to our flight to our Asian gateway city – likely Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. From our gateway city we will have an overnight flight back to the US, but due to the magic of crossing the International Dateline we should arrive in the US on the same day, and around the same time, as we departed. Once we arrive in the US we will go through immigration and customs before transferring to our flights home. (B, and meals on planes)
Day 5 – Wednesday, July 30: Arrival Home
It is possible that we would arrive home late on the 29th, but due to flight schedules it is more likely that we will arrive home today.
* Please note that EcoQuest Travel will make every effort to adhere to this itinerary, but dates, times, activities and prices are subject to change depending on scheduling and availability.
$4,722.00/person all-inclusive tour package
$ 100.00/person estimated airfare within Borneo (see airline ticketing information below)
The cost for the Post Trip Extension to Bali and Komodo is:
$2,157.00/person all-inclusive tour package
$ 555.00/person estimated airfare within Indonesia (see airline ticketing information below)
International airline tickets are not included in the above costs. EcoQuest Travel is a full service tour operator and we will gladly assist you with your international flights for this tour. We do not charge a service fee for this assistance to clients who book a tour with us. We are aware, however, that clients often prefer to use frequent flyer miles, or points, to purchase tickets or to shop online. Regardless of which method you choose EcoQuest Travel will be happy to help you with ticket prices, scheduling and ticket purchase. If you decide to obtain airline tickets on your own please make sure to check with EcoQuest Travel prior to purchasing your ticket to make sure the flights you have chosen will work with the tour itinerary and that the tour has sufficient participation to operate. Please be aware that once purchased, most airline tickets are non-refundable and carry a financial penalty for any changes. Also, it is essential that we receive a copy of your flight itinerary so that we may track you in case of missed connections, flight delays or other mishaps that might impact your arrival.
Note: Domestic airline tickets within Borneo are included in the tour cost, but due to the volatile nature of the airline industry, we are only able to provide an estimated airfare at this time. The actual date of ticketing will determine the price. Typically, we are accurate in our estimates, but please note that there may be a difference in pricing at the time of ticketing. If ticket prices at the time of booking are lower than our estimates the savings will be passed on to you. Likewise if ticket prices exceed our estimates at the time of booking you will be invoiced the difference. The above description is also valid for the extension where our flights from Borneo to Bali and from Bali to Flores and return are included as estimates and will be adjusted at the time of ticketing.
- All boat and ground transportation within Borneo (and for those participating on the Bali/Komodo extension all boat and ground transportation within Indonesia)
- Domestic Airline Tickets within Sabah – see above paragraph (for those participating on the Bali/Komodo extension our international flight from Sabah to Bali and our domestic flights within Indonesia are included – see above paragraph)
- All accommodations – based upon double occupancy (single supplement is available at an additional cost)
- All tours within the scheduled itinerary
- Meals are included throughout the trip except while in transit (please see the itinerary for details)
- Permits, entrance fees and guides
- The leadership services of EcoQuest Travel professionals
What’s Not Included:
- International Airfare from the US to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
- Gifts and items of a personal nature
- Gratuities (for our local guides)
- Fees associated with obtaining a passport and visa
- Travel insurance (please see the Travel Insurance Section below)
- Costs associated with pre-trip medical planning (such as vaccines)
- A payment of at least $1,911.00 is required no later than April 2, 2014
- The remainder of the trip expense ($1,911.00) will be due on or before June 4, 2014
- A payment of at least $3,267.00 is required no later than April 2, 2014
- The remainder of the trip expense ($3,267.00) will be due on or before June 4, 2014
A passport valid for at least 6 months after our arrival is required for travel in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. No visa is required for citizens of the Commonwealth or US citizens.
For those participating on the extension to Bali and Komodo, a passport valid for at least 6 months after our arrival is also required for travel in Indonesia. In addition, Indonesia requires an entry visa available from their embassy in Washington DC. The fee for a single entry tourist visa is $45.00, but this can and does change so we will update you before you apply. Complete instructions for obtaining a visa and visa application forms are found on the Indonesian Embassy’s website: www.embassyofindonesia.org.
The trip cost is based on a minimum number of participants – 10 people. Although at least 10 people are required in order to make this trip a reality; we are able to accommodate up to a maximum of 14 people. The cost for the optional post-trip extension to Bali and Komodo in is also based on a minimum of ten people. Although ten participants are required in order to make the extension a reality; we are also able to accommodate up to a maximum of 14 people.
The Malaysian and Indonesian Governments do not require any vaccinations; however, there are several vaccines that should be considered mandatory prior to traveling to tropical Asia. These include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Hepatitis B. One should also check to make sure that vaccines against Tetanus/Diphtheria and Polio are up to date. Vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and meningitis are recommended for travelers spending a longer time in Borneo than we will be on this trip, but it is a good idea to discuss these vaccines with your doctor. Malaria is present in Borneo and Indonesia and the use of anti-malarial medications should be considered mandatory for this trip. Information on travel- related diseases and vaccines to prevent them can be found on the Centers for Disease Control website at: HYPERLINK “http://www.cdc.gov/travel” www.cdc.gov/travel
We highly recommend discussing all medical issues related to travel with your doctor well in advance of the proposed travel date.
Payments and Reservations:
A deposit of $1,000.00 per person is required by March 1, 2014, along with your reservation form, in order to reserve space on the trip. This will help insure airline seating space and necessary early deposits during this busy time of year. The reservation form is available on our website here and can be filled out online and submitted via email, or p and mailed. We encourage you to send the deposit well in advance of the date the first payment is due, as paying the deposit is the only way to secure your spot. Personal checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted. If paying by personal check it should be made payable to EcoQuest Travel, Inc. and on the memo line please indicate: For Borneo Trip 2014. If paying by credit card please phone your credit card information in to EcoQuest Travel at: (919) 963-3038. EcoQuest Travel accepts Visa, MasterCard and most bank debit cards. After your initial deposit the remaining balance will be invoiced in two payments according to the schedule below.
If you are participating in the main trip only:
If you are also participating on the post-trip extension to Bali and Komodo:
The initial deposit, as well as subsequent payments, will be used to purchase airline tickets and pay deposits for accommodations, travel arrangements, etc. in Borneo and Indonesia. Therefore, if you must withdraw from the trip, irrespective of reason, a refund will not be possible. We strongly suggest that you protect yourself with the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. We will try to retain a wait list for this trip and it is possible that if you end up not being able to participate we will attempt to find a replacement for you; however, it is your responsibility to find a replacement or to have insurance.
- Please note that in the event EcoQuest Travel, Inc. does not have enough participants for this trip a refund of the initial deposit of $1,000.00, and any subsequent payments, will be issued.
EcoQuest Travel, Inc. partners with Allianz Global Assistance (formerly – Access America) to provide the best possible travel insurance for our clients. They offer trip cancellation and worldwide emergency services (such as emergency evacuation and emergency medical services) as well as a host of other benefits. You can find more information on EcoQuest Travel’s website (www.ecoquesttravel.net) including how to get quotes and sign up. You do not have to use Allianz Global Assistance and may choose to use another company. In either case, EcoQuest Travel, Inc. strongly suggests the purchase of trip cancellation/medical insurance. If you do decide to purchase travel insurance from Allianz Global Assistance please give them the following EcoQuest Travel vendor (or ACCAM) number: F031120. This number identifies that you are working with an Allianz Global Assistance partner.
Note: Pre-existing conditions will be waived by Allianz Global Assistance if you purchase travel insurance within 14 calendar days of your initial trip deposit. For more information please see our website. To locate the travel insurance section of our website look on the destination page in the “click to go to” section on the right hand side of the screen under “purchase insurance”.
Upon receiving your deposit and reservation form you will be sent an information packet containing flight information, baggage requirements, hints on what to bring and other useful information. The climate will be hot and humid throughout the trip with rain possible. You will want to bring a camera, film and binoculars. Again, a more exhaustive list will be provided after you are registered for the trip.
David Davenport: Zoologist and President – EcoQuest Travel, Inc.
Dr Mike Dorcas: Professor of Biology – Davidson College