School Group – All-Inclusive Borneo Nature and Adventure Tour

BUSAT is just the ticket for your School’s Borneo Field Trip! Our local guides are fun, knowledgeable, and experienced in working with children and young adults. Our itineraries offer a healthy mix of fun, adventure, nature and education, to make your School Trip truly unforgettable. Does your class have a special interest such as History, Culture or Wildlife? Looking for more challenging activities? Just let us know and we can tailor our tours to meet your needs.

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Day 01 : Arrival / Kota Kinabalu (Acco)

Arrive in Kota Kinabalu at anytime and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. City Tour / free at your own leisure.

Day 02 : Kota Kinabalu / Tambunan Rafflesia & Mahua Waterfall – Camping (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Camping Equipment)

0730hrs: After breakfast, get yourself ready for the journey. You will be transferred to Tambunan Rafflesia, approximately 2hrs drive from the city centre. The journey brings you passed the Crocker Range at 5,000ft above sea level, through scenic terraced rice fields and villages. The population is made up of many different communities of which the Kadazan Dusun is the largest.

Visit the Rafflesia Conservation Centre where the largest concentration of Rafflesia Buds can be found. It was established for the sole purpose of conserving this very rare parasitic plant. There is no particular flowering season for the Rafflesia, and the flowers can bloom at any time during the year.

Rafflesia

Then, proceed to visit the Mahua Waterfall. Hike for 20mins on a single track to reach the waterfall. Upon arrival, take a swim in the cool crystal clear water or hike on a single track to explore deeper unto the tertiary jungle for bird watching. Have a picnic lunch while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature.

After admiring the stunning views, you will then set up your tent by the side of the waterfall. Enjoy a hearty dinner, then camp overnight.

Day 03 : Keningau / Tenom (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Acco)

Wake up and have breakfast before you continue your journey. Cycle up to Keningau, about 40km away off road. Have lunch at a local restaurant before you proceed on the drive to Tenom.

Visit Tenom Agricultural Park,  revealing sublime nature and wildlife. The garden has 21 mini gardens, such as the Bougainvillea Court, Hibiscus Garden and Lily Glade. The flowers are often in full splendour and there is nothing more memorable than a stroll in the park surrounded by cascading and colourful blooms. Proceed to the hotel where you will have an overnight stay.

Day 04 : Padas White Water Rafting (Grade 2-4) / Klias River Cruise / Beach Lodge – TSL (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Acco)

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will transfer you to Tenom Train Station for a train ride to Pangi, the starting point of the rafting experience. At Pangi, light refreshments as well as a safety talk will be given just before the rafting commences. The Padas River rafting covers about 19km in distance (approx.  2.5hrs —3.0hrs) until we reach the ending point at Halogilat Station. Lunch will be served at Rayoh before you head down to Halogilat Station, the ending point for the activity. At Halogilat, take a train ride once again to Beaufort and you will then be transferred to the Klias River.

Padas Rafting

Board a comfortable fiberglass boat for the 1 1\2 hours river cruise in this red river (effected by the trees’ tanine) surrounded by mangrove trees. Proboscis monkeys can be spotted up on the trees feeding on young leaves, shoots, sour fruits and seeds. Witness the fireflies by late evening, decorating the trees like fairy lights. Have dinner at the jetty before we transfer you to Tempurung Seaside Lodge. Overnight stay at the beach lodge.

Day 05 : Pulau Tiga Resort – Overnight (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Acco)

After breakfast, you are free at your own leisure until you are required to check out. Proceed to Pulau Tiga Jetty and take a 30mins boat ride to Pulau Tiga. Upon arrival, you will check-into your respective rooms before having lunch. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to trek to the mud Volcano Site and from then on you are free to take part in activities and explore at your own leisure.

Day 06 : Pulau Tiga / Lokawi Wildlife Park / Kota Kinabalu (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Acco)

Wake up and enjoy the sounds of the crashing waves. Have breakfast, after which you are free at your own leisure until departure time. The optional activities are as follows; Snake Island (with the additional cost of RM35.00, advanced booking required), scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking. Boat ride to Kuala Penyu Jetty before you are transferred back to Kota Kinabalu.

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Pay a visit to Lokawi Wildlife Park, to witness Borneo’s diverse range of exotic animals. The park consists of two components: zoological and botanical. Among the inhabitants of the zoo are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Proboscis monkeys, Malayan tiger, as well as some different species of deer. You may take photos for you to keep and catch the animal performances shown twice a day before you have your lunch at the local restaurant. Then, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu where you will have your overnight stay. Dinner / Free at your own leisure.

Day 7 : Kota Kinabalu / Airport – Departure (Breakfast)

Have breakfast, then you are free at your own leisure. Transfer to airport for your departure back home.

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Career Highlights Eco Challenge in Sabah (Sabah, Malaysia)-Team Captain Sabah-6th Place 2000 | Eco Challenge New Zealand (New Zealand) | 2001 National Geographic Action Asia Challenge 2002 | Mild Seven Outdoor Quest (Sabah, Malaysia) 2004

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