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Western Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Experience
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Leave it to the fascinating island of Borneo to show you an 11-day adventure through some of the most beautiful naturescapes anywhere in the world. Experience the sunrise from the highest peak on the island, Mt Kinabalu, home to over 100 mammals and more than 300 kinds of birds. Descend into the picturesque caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Picnic in the rainforest. Travel by boat. Trek to a mud volcano. Borneo and its experiences are just waiting to get you dirty (and clean again).


Duration: 11 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 4 - Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166318
Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will visit
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B)

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)

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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 it's 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

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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)

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Day 5: 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))

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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 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)

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Day 7: Gunung Mulu National Park/Limbang (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue trekking the Headhunter Trail to Kuala Terikan and board a boat down the river to Limbang, where you will spend the night.

Transport:
Boat
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)

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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

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Day 9: Pulau Tiga (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

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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))

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Day 11: Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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