Maliau Basin Sabah’s Lost World

Tour is listed under  |   Borneo Land Tour, Eco-travel, Moderate, Trekking  | 

Maliau Basin Conservation Area is located in South central side of Sabah, known as “Sabah’s Lost World” Malaysia’s finest remaining wilderness areas; the mystical Maliau Basin. Located about 40 kilometres (km) North of the Kalimantan border, and adjacent to the Yayasan Sabah Forest Management Area. Bounded by a formidable escarpment reaching over 1,675m A.S.L. , the almost circular Basin encompasses 390 sq km of pristine forest, a virtually self-contained ecosystem, never permanently inhabited and, with large areas still remaining to be explored and documented. Maliau Basin contains many outstanding natural features, including probably the greatest numbers of Waterfalls & Lakes anywhere in Malaysia, The most famed of these numbers is the spectacular 7-tiered Maliau Falls on the Maliau River, the highest fall which is magnificent 28m.

In addition of being an ideal place for research and environmental education, Maliau Basin Conservation Area is perfect for the people who want a little serenity mixed with a hint of pure Adventure. Adventure trekking through dense green jungles, peaceful bird watching, do stunning nature photography, and night drive to spot nocturnal wildlife, refreshing waterfall swimming and recreation, and just simply feel the experience of roaming in the beautiful untouched, unspoilt jungles and wilderness of Maliau Basin.

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3D2N   Maliau Basin Itinerary:

 Day 1 Kota Kinabalu / Agathis / Camel Trophy Camp ( L, D)

At 0600hrs depart from Kota Kinabalu to Maliau Basin (5hrs drive). Arrive at Maliau Gate, continue to Agathis Camp  (45 mins drive) and start trekking to Nepenthes Camp (formerly known as camel trophy camp) constructed by the participants of Camel Trophy in 1993, trekking to this camp will take approximately 7.5km (3-5hrs) and located strategically at the meeting point of lower montane forest and rare and unusual montane heath forest on Maliau’s southern plateau. A 33m high observation platform near the top of a large Agathis Borneensis tree provides an opportunity to observe birds at close range and allows breathtaking views of the surrounding jungle canopy and the beautiful Takob Akob, Panorama a
nd Giluk Falls are within 2 hours trek. Overnight Camel Trophy satellite Camp.

 

IMG_4013Day 3 Full-day Trekking / Camel Trophy / Maliau Falls / Ginseng Camp (B, L, D)

Today participants will trek along the Maliau Basin rim approximately 6 to 8hrs hiking and study diverse flora and fauna including at least 6 types of Pitcher Plant, Orchids, Rafflesia and other endangered wildlife species, orangutans, Borneon pygmy Elephants, Gibbons and variant species of birds. Trekking to Maliau falls, challenging but recommended.  Overnight stay at Ginseng satellite camp.

Day 4 Ginseng Camp / Agathis Camp / Kota Kinabalu (B,L) 

Prepare for a havenly early daybreak wakeup call by the Majestic Gibbons, sounds of the mesmerizing Cicada hums and other beautifully melodic creatures of the grand lush dark shamrock green uns
cratched jungles of the immensive and breathtaking Lost World;  Maliau Basin. A wakeup call like no other. Have a refreshing breakfast, pack your belongings and continue one final trekking back to the Agathis Camp (9km approximately 5hrs hike) and continue with a drive back to Kota Kinabalu.

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4D3N   Maliau Basin Itinerary:

 

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu / Maliau Basin Study Centre. (L,D)IMG_4032

At 0600hrs depart to Maliau Basin approximately 6hrs drive through so

me exceptional views, villages and farmland. Afternoon after check in at study centre, participants do introduction nature jungle walk and Day 2 Full-day Trekking / Agathis / Camel Trophy Camp (B, L, Dfollowed night jungle trekking after dinner. Overnight Hostel bunks beds.

 

At0800hrs depart to Agathis Camp for 30 minutes drive and continue trekking to Nepenthes Camp (formerly known as camel trophy camp) constructed by the participants of Camel Trophy in 1993, trekking to this camp will take approximately 3 to5 hours 7.5km and located strategically
at the meeting point of lower montane forest and rare and unusual montane heath forest on Maliau’s southern plateau. A 33m high observation platform near the top of a large Agathis borneensis tree provides an opportunity to observe birds at close range and allows breathtaking views of the surrounding jungle canopy and the beautiful Takob Akob, Panorama and giluk falls are within 2 hours trek. Overnight Camel Trop
hy satellite Camp.

 

Day 3 Full-day Trekking / Camel Trophy / Maliau Falls / Ginseng Camp (B, L, D)

Today participants will trekking along the Maliau Basin ream approximately 6 to 8hrs hiking and study diverse flora and fauna including at least 6 types of pitcher plant, orchids, Rafflessia and endangered wildlife species, orangutans, Bornean pygmy Elephant, gibbon and some species of birds. Trekking to Maliau falls, recommend but challenging.  Overnight at Ginseng satellite camp.IMG_3830

 

Day 4 Ginseng Camp / Agathis Camp / Kota Kinabalu (B, L)

Early morning wakeup call by gibbon, have you breakfast, pack your belonging and continue trekking back to Agathis Camp 9km approximatel
y 5hrs hike and continue drive back to Kota Kinabalu another 5-6hrs drive.

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Price Per Person Min 2 Person:

3D2N MYR3,800 (USD905)

4D3N MYR4,830 (USD1,150)

  • Price Inclusive 6% GST
  • Price quoted on min 2 person , 50% supplement applicable for single traveler.

 

Inclusive: Overland transfer, Forest Ranger, Tour Guide, Conservation Fees, Campsite Fees, Full Board Meals (Basic food), Personal Accident Insurance.

Exclude: Porter Service (12kg RM150),

 

Things To Bring:-

  • A compass or Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Personal First Aid Kit (anti malaria pills as a preventive measure)
  • Whistle and Pocket knife
  • Sleeping Bag and Insect Repellent
  • Flashlight (spare bulb and extra batteries)
  • Camera (extra batteries)
  • Leech Socks and extra socks
  • Hat and Rain Coat
  • Long Sleeved, quick-dry t-shirts, shirts and towels (Maliau is cool at night) .
  • Extra pants
  • Slippers & Trekking shoes
  • Spare Plastic Bags (to store camera and backpack in case of rain in case of rain )
  • Drinking Water
  • Garbage Bag (useful protective shield from rain)
  • Heavy Duty Backpack – guests are encouraged to carry their own backpack
  • Matches / Lighter and Candles
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, paste, body soap, shampoo, toilet paper and etc.)
  • Personal Items (plastic food container i.e. lunch box, fork, spoon and cup)
  • High energy snack food e.g. chocolate, nuts and etc.
  • Mobile phone and camera batteries may be charged at the base camp.

 

 

DOS AND DON’TS IN THE MALIAU BASIN CONSERVATION AREA

  • No hunting is allowed. Firearms are absolutely forbidden.
  • No collecting or trapping of any plant or animal specimens.
  • No slashing of vegetation or cutting of new trails.
  • No graffiti on rocks or trees.
  • All litter / rubbish must be brought out.
  • Visitors must only stay in the designated campsites.
  • Campfires can be lit only under the supervision of Rangers.