Western Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Experience

11 days, Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu

From 1,519 per person

Overview

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).

11 days, Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu

From 1,519 per person

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu

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 included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 Mount Kinabalu

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 included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu

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 included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5 Kota Kinabalu/Gunung Mulu National Park

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6 Gunung Mulu National Park

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Gunung Mulu National Park/Limbang

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Limbang/Pulau Tiga

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9 Pulau Tiga

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

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, depart for Kuala Penyu by boat where you will transfer to a private vehicle and continue to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11 Kota Kinabalu

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days)
  • 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

Accommodations

Hotels (6 nts), mountain lodge (2 nts, multi-share), lodge (1 nt), basic lodge (1 nt, multi-share).

Meals

10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Allow USD95-125 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, plane, longboat, ferry, boat, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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