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Western Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Experience

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11 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Transport
Private vehicle, plane, longboat, ferry, boat, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (5 nts), mountain lodge/hostel (2 nts, multi-share), lodge (1 nt), jungle lodge/hostel (2 nts).

You will visit

Kota Kinabalu

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
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. Travel by boat. Trek to a mud volcano. Borneo and its experiences are just waiting to get you dirty (and clean again).
Western Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Experience
Starts
Kota Kinabalu
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11 Days
Ends
Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Travel to Mt Kinabalu. Opt to hike the nature trails, or enjoy an excursion to Poring hot springs and a canopy walk with some free time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Head off to conquer Mt Kinabalu. During the first day's climb to Laban Rata, enjoy a packed lunch on the way. The hike can take from 5-7 hrs. Indulge in a buffet-style dinner then rest up for an early start to summit the mountain in the morning.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • After breakfast enjoy the seaside drive to Beaufort, a small colonial town of palm-oil plantations, white-water rapids, and interesting looking monkeys. Spot an array of wildlife from a river cruise on the Klias River.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Catch the local train to Tenom and explore the scenic town. Visit the Murut Cultural Centre before returning to Beaufort by road. If you prefer, jump off the train early and opt out of the visit to Tenom to instead get your adrenaline pumping on a rafting tour.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart to Menumbok port and take a private speedboat to Labuan. Fly to Miri and make your way to Mulu National Park. Opt for a night walk on the boardwalks surrounding park headquarters.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart on an easy walk along the river to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. After a lunch stop, swim in the crystal clear waters emerging from the mountain. Opt to stop at Iban village's morning market to browse handicrafts by the Pena tribe, descendants from headhunters. Walk on the boardwalk to Lang Cave and Deer Cave before relaxing with a drink at the viewing area for the nightly emergence of 3 million bats.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Before breakfast, opt to go on a two hour morning mist guided tour in Mulu NP on the worlds longest tree based canopy walk. Enjoy some free time before boarding a flight to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival, take a boat to the secluded Sepanggar Island covered in a lush tropical rainforest with white sand beaches and turquoise water. Stay the night in a lodge nestled on a hill hidden in the trees. Enjoy the spectacular view of the sea, the stars, and the Kota Kinabalu city lights from your balcony.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a relaxing morning on Sepanggar paradise island. Snorkel through the crystal clear water and follow the tropical fish to the colourful reefs. Opt to get a massage or try stand-up paddle boarding. If you are looking to pump some adrenaline try parasailing or jet skiing. Head back to the mainland in the afternoon and spend the evening in Kota Kinabalu as you please.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
Trip ID: aakw