Turtle Conservation Trip

Perancak, home of a small community-run turtle conservation program

Visit Perancak with JED to show your support and even parent a few baby turtles through their ‘Adopt-a-Nest’ program (non obligatory, as profits from the trip will go to the program anyway).

After being driven close to local extinction by over-hunting, the first turtle in 37 years landed to nest on Perancak beach in 1997. Kurma Asih, the ‘turtle lovers’ group, was quickly formed in the community, and a conservation program launched in conjunction with an international NGO. The program aimed at saving new turtle nests from predators including poachers hoping to sell the eggs in the markets. When the NGO phased out of the project in 2002, Kurma Asih carried on alone.

Amazing progress has been made. The 2005 nesting season brought a record of one hundred turtle nests – containing nearly 10,000 eggs – to safety in the Kurma Asih hatchery. But operational costs are running high, and the program is badly in need of public support if it is to continue.


All profit from your trip will stay in the village for community development and conservation activities.

Our Trips


This is a typical itinerary only. Please let JED know at the time of booking what your specific interests are so that your tour can be personalized.

Itinerary – Starts at $100/person


The highlight of your day at Perancak will undoubtedly be the opportunity to set a baby turtle on the sand and watch him or her flap, hesitate and stumble towards the sea for the first time. The villagers involved in the project will be on hand to tell you all about your turtle’s life cycle. You’ll also see the amazingly decorated Madurese-style fishing boats in Perancak Bay, and get a hands-on demo of the giant bamboo instruments of the jegog orchestra. Your trip includes a fresh local lunch on the beach.

Price Includes

  • Pick up 07:30 am
  • Transport to and from the village (based on transfer coverage area)
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee & Local delicate
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Activities (including releasing turtle to the sea)
  • Contributions
Next Steps



  • Direct payment to the guide/driver directly upon pick-up on the day of your booking.
  • Bank transfer to JED (Jaringan Ekowisata Desa)
  • PayPal


  • Bookings should be made at least 2 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!
  • 50% cancellation fee will be charged if the cancellation is made within 1 (one) day prior to booked date/departure date.
  • 100% cancellation fee will be charged if the cancellation is made on the day of departure date and for no showcases.
  • Sudden schedule changes may occur due to Balinese religious events etc.
  • Please make sure that you have valid travel insurance.
  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent and wear comfortable clothes and shoes such as runners or hiking boots.
  • We run trips only with a minimum of two travelers.


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