Back
Experience Borneo
SAVE UP TO 15% on this tour

For the adventurer who wants to see as much of Sabah as possible (and in two weeks, no less!) but doesn't want to summit Mt Kinabalu, this is your opportunity. Go for a dip in the awe-inspiring Wind and Clearwater caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Opt to go snorkelling on the island haven of Pulau Tiga. Get up close and personal with the orangutans at a rehabilitation centre (selfie time!). Really though, you want Sabah? It's waiting for you.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166198
  • Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will Visit
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Gunung Mulu National Park (1B)

Fly to Mulu and transfer to the lodge. Head into the park for a walk through the forest and explore Deer Cave. In the evening go on a walk in search of bats hunting for insects.

Included Activities:
Deer and Lang Caves Exploration
Bat Exodus Observation

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: 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 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)

04

Day 4: Gunung Mulu National Park/Limbang (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue on the Headhunter Trail trekking 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 boarding a boat down the river to Limbang, where you will spend the night.

Transport:
Continue trekking along the well maintained Headhunter Trail to Kuala Terikan. Upon arrival board a boat and transfer to Limbang.
Walking (3.00-3.50 hours, 11km)
Boat

05

Day 5: 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

06

Day 6: Pulau Tiga (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a free day on this tropical paradise. Opt to go snorkelling, kayaking, or visit Snake Island.

07

Day 7: 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:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Boat (0.75 hour(s))

08

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day learning about the traditional life style by taking part in activities such as rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting at your local style accommodations.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle.

Included Activities:
Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)

10

Day 10: Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Later, visit a nearby cave and, with some luck, spot a wild orangutan. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Included Activities:
Kinabatangan River Cruise
Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting

11

Day 11: Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B)

Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre.

Included Activities:
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

12

Day 12: Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time.

Included Activities:
Turtle Experience

Transport:
Private Vehicle
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)

13

Day 13: Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B)

After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Transport:
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)
Plane (0.75 hour(s))

14

Day 14: Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Deer and Lang caves visit
    • Bat exodus observation
    • Longhouse market visit (Batu Bungan)
    • Wind and Clearwater caves exploration
    • Rainforest picnic
    • Headhunter Trail trek (2 days)
    • Mud volcano visit and trek (Pulau Tiga)
    • Local cooking class (Kota Belud)
    • Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
    • Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
    • Cave visit (Kinabatangan)
    • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
    • Turtle Island stay with turtle hatchery visit
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), lodge (1 nt), basic lodge (1 nt, multi-share), jungle lodge (3 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt)
    • 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, boat, ferry, longboat, plane, walking
Why book with us?

Trusted by travellers since 1979

We guarantee to beat any price

Low deposits, Book now. Pay later.

24/7/365 Help on the road



Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Deer Cave
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest
  • Trek to a mud volcano on the tropical island of Pulau Tiga
  • Gather local ingredients and take a cooking class