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Western Borneo Experience
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This eight-day journey is perfect for the nature lover who wants to experience the beauty of Borneo while trekking and cruising through it. Trek through Gunung Mulu National Park and Camp 5, checking out Deer Cave and mud volcanoes as you go. Reward yourself with some relaxation and a picnic in the rainforest. Longboats and ferries will carry you along the Melinau River to the Wind and Clearwater caves, Kuala Litut, and the tropical island of Pulau Tiga, where you can spend your time snorkelling, kayaking, or visiting Snake Island. This tour is a perfect blend of activity and relaxation; exactly how time on an island should be spent.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 166301
  • Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will Visit
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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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))

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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)

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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

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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

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Day 6: 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 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:
Boat (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Deer and Lang caves visit
    • Bat exodus observation
    • Wind and Clearwater caves exploration
    • Rainforest picnic
    • Headhunter Trail trek (2 days)
    • Mud volcano visit and trek (Pulau Tiga)
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (5 nts), lodge (1 nt), basic lodge (1 nt, multi-share)
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, plane, longboat, ferry, boat, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit Gunung Mulu NP and search for bats
  • Travel along the Melinau River by longboat to check out caves and crystal clear waters
  • Relax with a picnic in the rainforest
  • Explore the tropical island of Pulau Tiga