Highest Mountain, Wildest Jungle!

Tour is listed under  |   Borneo Land Tour, Moderate  | 

Borneo is one of the greatest places on Earth to experience the ultimate adventure that Mother Nature provides. From scaling the sublime Mount Kinabalu to exploring the dense jungle around Kinabatangan river,  Borneo has everything for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Not only does this tour allow you to experience the “Land below the wind” in all it’s splendour, but you will also get a taste of some wonderful Malaysian delicacies, meet local people, and follow little-known trails in unique areas. Whats more, all our tours are eco-friendly and ethical – you will find locals employed in the restaurants, lodges and areas we visit (empowering their communities economically and politically) and we ensure all our tours cause minimum disruption to the environment, leaving no trace of our time in the Jungles or on the Mountain.

Itinerary

Day 1    KK / Kinabalu Park
After breakfast, group briefing and free at leisure. Drive to the Kinabalu National Park (KNP) for 2 hours drive, traversing the Crocker Range with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Once at the park, witness the beautiful flora and fauna, and enjoy a guided tour around the diverse area. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. Later, check in to Celyn Resort, with excellent views of Mount Kinabalu. Dinner and overnight stay at the park.

Tour Includes:       Transfers, full board meals (B/L/D), entrance fee, accommodation and an English speaking guide.

Tour Excludes:      Alcoholic and carbonated drinks during meals and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 2   KNP / Mesilau

After breakfast, transfer from Kinabalu Park to one of the many trails along Mesilau for 3.5 hrs trekking, preparation for the next day’s climb. After lunch, you will be transferred by vehicle for free time and overnight stay before climbing Mt Kinabalu the next day.

Tour Includes:        full board meals (B/L/D), accommodation and an English speaking guide.

Tour Excludes:      Alcoholic or carbonated drinks during meals and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 3   Mesilau / Mt Hut

After breakfast, start the climb up Mt Kinabalu via Mesilau Trail which is a longer trail; 2km farther than the main trail (from Timpohon Gate). A packed lunch is provided for this hike to the mt hut. Dinner and overnight stay at the mt hut.

Tour Includes:       full board meals (B/L/D), accommodation, climbing permit and insurance fees, entrance fees, mountain guide fees and an English speaking guide.

Tour Excludes:      Alcoholic & Carbonated drinks during meals, potter and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 4    Summit / Park HQ / Sabah Tea Garden

Start the ascent to the summit by torchlight as early as 0200hrs to the highest peak in South East Asia (4095M). After absorbing the amazing views, the long journey to descend back to Timpohon Gate begins. After lunch, transfer to Poring Hot Spring which lies on the Southern boundary of the Park. Open-air bathtubs fed by a sulphurous underground spring offer gentle relief for tired muscles and are believed to have therapeutic properties. For those with energy to spare, there’s a canopy walkway through the lowland rainforest, giving you a birds eye view of the nature below. Around 2.30pm, we will transfer to Tagal Fish Spa, where you will have the opportunity to experience the truly unique “fish massage”: the large, friendly river fish kiss your legs and swim around you as wade into the water. We will then head to Sabah Tea Garden for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay in the traditional Longhouse.

Tour Includes:       Climbing Permit, Insurance Fees, Mountain Guide Fee, Entrance Fee, Canopy Walkway Fee, Full Board Meals, Transportation, Accomodation & English speaking guide.

Tour Excludes:      Camera and Video Fee, Porter, Alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meal and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 5    Sabah Tea Garden / Telupid / Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the tea factory, which looks out across the stunning undulating tea plantation. Learn how leaves are collected and processed, eventually packaged into tea-bags to be enjoyed by thousands across Borneo. We will then begin the journey to Telupid for 60km. On arrival at Kinabatangan Jungle Camp,  we will check in before relaxing and enjoying some free-time. After lunch, proceed for a river cruise at 1530hrs in search of wildlife along the river banks. At 1830hrs, return to KJC for dinner. An optional night cruise (additional RM50.00) is available  for those who are interested to see the night life in the jungle.

Tour Includes:      Transfers, Full Board Meals, Accomodation and an English speaking guide.

Tour Excludes:      Alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meal and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 6    Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

After breakfast, venture on a kayak down the Kinabatangan river to Tanigang river, tributaries of Kinabatangan river. Witness the diverse scenery and Kayak in search of wildlife including the unique Proboscis monkey, hornbills, crocodiles, orangutan, snakes, pygmy elephants, kingfishers and many others. The Kinabatangan wildlife sanctuary is one of the best places in South East Asia to observe wildlife. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch at 1530hrs, proceed for another river cruise and return to the lodge after dusk. Optional night cruise or night walk is available. Dinner and overnight at the Kinabatangan Jungle Camp.

Tour Includes:       Boat Ride, Full Board Meals, Accomodation and an English speaking guide.

Tour Excludes:      Alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meals, tips and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 7    Kinabatangan / SepilokWake up to the calls of nature and proceed for an early morning cruise in search for more wildlife and variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast before check out at 1030hrs. The journey continues to Sepilok B&B. After check in, proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre at 1500hrs, where orphaned and injured Orang Utans are brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return to forest life. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan from a platform in the forest. Watch the scheduled video documentary show at the Sepilok Information building. The 20 minutes video show will give you an insight of the Orang Utan  rehabilitation process and threats to the Orang Utans survival. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Sepilok Lodge.

Tour Includes:       Boat Ride, Entance Fee, Full Board Meals, Transfers, Accomodation, and an English Speaking Guide.

Tour Excludes:      Camera and Video Fee, Alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meals and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 8     Sepilok / POW Camp / KK / STAR

After breakfast, proceed to visit the Prisoners of War (POW) Camp and Sandakan Death March historical site. An Australian Memorial honouring the survivors, POW’s, local civilians who help to clandestinely feed the prisoners, and soldiers who perished at Sandakan and during the death marches into the jungle, has been erected at what was the Prisoner of War Camp in Taman Rimba close to the city of Sandakan. There are just a couple of rusting bits of machinery around, and the place has an eerie air about it. The Sandakan Prisoner of war camp has now been transformed into a very beautiful park with a pavilion on site which houses the history of this very tragic period. After short visit, lunch before transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight in Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort.

Tour Includes:       Transfers, Full Board Meals, Accomodation, and An English Speaking Guide and flight SDK – KK

Tour Excludes:      Alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meals and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 9   STAR / Jetty / Kayaking @ Islands / Kota Kinabalu

 After breakfast, fullday of island hopping by kayak. Approximately 40minutes to first island of Mamutik and from Mamutik, 30 minutes to Manukan Island. Lunch at Manukan Island before you proceed to Sapi for 45minutes by kayak. From Sapi Island, kayak back to Manukan Island. The whole kayaking experience will take approximately 2 hours to finish. Free at own leisure. Optional water sports activities such as jet skiing, snorkeling, banana boat riding, borneo seawalking, diving etc is available at the resort itself. All the available activities run by the resort are to be paid directly upon engaging them at the respective counter. Dinner and overnight in Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort.

Tour Includes:       Boat ride, Full Board Meals, Kayaking Activities, Accomodation and an English Speaking Guide.

Tour Excludes:      Water Sports Activities, alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meals and any other items not stated in this tour package.

Day 10   KKIA

After breakfast, free at own leisure ( if the flight departure time permits ) before transfer back to Kota Kinabalu international Airport for return flight.

Tour Includes:       Breakfast, Transfers and an English Speaking Guide.

Tour Excludes:      alcoholic & carbonated drinks during meals and any other items not stated in this tour package.

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