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Highlights of Borneo

We believe Borneo is for lovers. (Lovers of wildlife and adventure, that is!) Youll encounter wild orangutans, traverse caves, trek through Gunung Mulu National Park, and search for bats in the wild. In between all of that excitement, youll also have time to enjoy local fare, picnic in the rainforest, cruise the Melinau River, and spend a free day on the tropical island of Pulau Tiga, where you can snorkel, kayak, or simply kick back and catch some rays. Action and relaxation: The two ingredients for the perfect adventure.


Duration: 13 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166320
Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will visit
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kuching

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 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)

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

08

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu/Kuching

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching. Enjoy some free time in the evening.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

09

Day 9: 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))

10

Day 10: 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))

11

Day 11: 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

12

Day 12: 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))

13

Day 13: Kuching (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
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