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Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu

The natural splendour of Borneos Eastern Sabah region and towering peaks of Mt Kinabalu, all on one adventure? Where do I sign up? Right here, friend. This incredible 11-day tour delivers ample time in Malaysias jungle playground (including a life-changing encounter with orangutans at a rehabilitation facility) before three days in the shadow of mighty Mt Kinabalu the tallest peak in this part of the world climaxing with a sunrise hike to the mountains peak. Prepare to be amazed.


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: 166317
Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Finishes: Kuching, Malaysia
You will visit
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Tambatuon village and meet the local community. Visit a local farm and gather fresh ingredients for an included cooking class. After lunch, trek to a nearby river, exploring the landscape surrounding the village along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional dinner with your hosts.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: 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)

04

Day 4: 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

05

Day 5: 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

06

Day 6: 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)

07

Day 7: 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:
Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)

08

Day 8: 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)

09

Day 9: 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

10

Day 10: 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)

11

Day 11: Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.


Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
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