Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 15
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Watch the sun rise from Mt Kinabalus summit, Explore Deer Cave, Trek to a mud volcano on the tropical island of Pulau Tiga, Keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey, Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Few travel opportunities are as rare or special as the one to really get out there and explore the must-be-seen-to-be-believed nature and wildlife of the island of Borneo. Start at its heights by summiting UNESCO-designated Mt Kinabalu before descending into the mind-blowing caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Throw in some unconventional cultural moments like drifting along the water by long boat and overnighting in an Iban longhouse of the Malay people and youve got 16 days of adventure thatll remain with you forever.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 16 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Kota Kinabalu||Day 1 Kota Kinabalu|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mount Kinabalu||Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1D)|
Travel to the base of Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea. In the afternoon, stretch your legs by exploring the trails around the park or check out the visitor centre. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 96km)
|Day 3||Mount Kinabalu||Day 3 Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Set off early to begin the ascent up Mt Kinabalu. It is not an easy walk, but it is incredibly rewarding. Willpower is the main requirement as its uphill all the way! Spend the night at Laban Rata in basic mountain huts 3,272m (10,735 ft) above sea level. Turn in early to prepare for the final climb very early in the morning. Included Activities: Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 1
|Day 4||Kota Kinabalu||Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu (1B, 1L)|
Summit Mt Kinabalu (3-5hrs) and arrive in time for sunrise. Return to Laban Rata for a rest and to the park headquarters for lunch. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu. Included Activities: Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 2 Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 96km)
|Day 5||Gunung Mulu National Park||Day 5 Kota Kinabalu/Gunung Mulu National Park (1B)|
Upon arrival in Miri, you will disembark from the plane with the group, retrieve your luggage, and pass it on to our ground operator so it can be transferred to Limbang. You will then go through passport control at Miri airport and board the flight to Mulu. Additional Notes: After leaving your luggage with our ground operator at Miri airport, you will not have access to it again until the group arrives in Limbang. You will need to pack an overnight bag with your essentials for two nights in the national park. Be sure to use a backpack as you will need to do some walking through the jungle and make a few transportation connections with your overnight bag. Included Activities: Deer and Lang Caves Exploration Bat Exodus Observation Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Plane (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Gunung Mulu National Park||Day 6 Gunung Mulu National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Depart the lodge, board a longboat and travel along the Melinau River to the Wind and Clearwater caves. Explore the caves, take a dip in the crystal clear waters, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest. Continue by longboat to Kuala Litut and start the trek through dense jungle to Camp 5, our stop for the night. Included Activities: Wind and Clearwater Caves Exploration Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) At Kuala Litut, disembark the longboat and begin the trek to Camp 5, where the group will spend the night. The trail here is well maintained. Walking (2.00-3.00 hours, 8km)
|Day 7||Limbang||Day 7 Headhunters Trail/Limbang (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Set out on the Headhunters Trail, an 11 kilometre trail through Borneos dense jungle. Trek past streams and caves, all while hearing the sounds of the thousands of species that call this jungle home. Learn about the rich history of the warring parties that created this trail before arriving at Kuala Terikan where you will board a boat down the river to Limbang. Included Activities: Headhunters Trail Trek Transport: Boat
|Day 8||Pulau Tiga||Day 8 Limbang/Pulau Tiga (1B, 1D)|
Start off early for a busy day of travel - by ferry, boat, and private vehicle - to the tropical island of Pulau Tiga. After arriving on the island head out on a trek to a mud volcano and learn more about the region. Included Activities: Mud Volcano Trek Transport: Ferry Private Vehicle Boat
|Day 9||Pulau Tiga||Day 9 Pulau Tiga (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a free day on this tropical paradise. Opt to go snorkelling, kayaking, or visit Snake Island.
|Day 10||Kota Kinabalu||Day 10 Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu (1B)|
In Kota Kinabalu, opt to check out the restaurants along the waterfront with some free time in the evening. Transport: Boat (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Kuching||Day 11 Kota Kinabalu/Kuching|
Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching. Enjoy some free time in the evening. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 12||Bako National Park||Day 12 Kuching/Bako National Park (1B, 1L)|
Depart Kuching in the morning, passing through mangrove forest before arriving at Bako village. Continue along the coast by motorized boat to reach Bako National Park. Hike through the park and experience amazing plant and wildlife. Be sure to keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey. Return to Kuching in the evening. Included Activities: Bako National Park Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 13||Batang Ai||Day 13 Kuching/Batang Ai (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive through the scenic countryside, passing plantations, rivers, rainforest to reach the Batang Ai jetty, stopping en route to visit a trading town and a local farmhouse. From the jetty transfer via boat to a local Iban longhouse and enjoy a stay with this welcoming community while learning more about their culture. Included Activities: Local Market and Farm Visit Iban Longhouse Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 14||Batang Ai||Day 14 Batang Ai (1B, 1L)|
Witness a blowpipe demonstration before setting off by longboat for a trip across the lake. Disembark and enjoy a hike through the forest and a local lunch at a scenic locale. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the water before heading to our hotel for the night. Included Activities: Blowpipe Demonstration and Forest Hike
|Day 15||Kuching||Day 15 Batang Ai/Kuching (1B, 1L)|
Return to the jetty by boat and continue overland to Kuching, stopping en route to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and with some luck spot a wild orangutan passing through. Included Activities: Semenggoh Nature Reserve Visit Transport: Boat (0.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 16||Kuching||Day 16 Kuching (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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