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review 24 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Elephants crossing the river just ahead of us.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

More accurate pre-departure information needed on the correct clothing and footwear for work on the project. We had to buy everything on arrival at the project as the pre-departure information was quite inadequate.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

YES

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

10/10. This was a phenomenal experience, not least due to the professionalism, experience and commitment of the APE project staff on the ground. We learnt a great deal from beginning to end. It is an experience which will remember forever. I could not help but compare this quality project with our experience last year with Volunteering Abroad in Sri Lanka. While our host at the turtle hatchery was absolutely fantastic in accommodating us and enlightening us about caring for endangered sea turtles, the project coordinator(s) were extremely poor and appeared to profit financially from our trip - to the detriment of the host, who'd worked tirelessly for his guests.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you very much for your comments and we are glad you had a fantastic time on the project. We will review the pre-departure information to ensure the packing list is accurate and up to date for all future volunteers. Thank you again for giving your time to aid orangutan and elephant conservation on this project!

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