Buddy (or buddies) for Borneo trip in November
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 30, 2013 2:51 AM Last Post By: ben_N16
Oct 17, 2013 9:54 AM
Buddy (or buddies) for Borneo trip in NovemberI'm a 28 year old girl travelling solo to Borneo in November and I wondered if anyone would be interested in joining part or all of it, or even just meet for a drink somewhere. The itinerary is not set in stone as I'm not using a tour group, but I'm thinking along the lines of:
3 days: around Kuching (Semenggoh, Bako etc)
5 days: fly to Indonesian side (Kalimantan) and a few days trekking and homestay.
3 days: Mulu caves and pinnacles
3 days: Mount Kinabalu & Sepilok
3 days: Kinabatangan river
2 days: Danum Valley for trekking and wildlife spotting
4 days: Diving at Mabul and (hopefully) Sipadan
I arrive in Kuching on 30 October.
Any comments or suggestions would be great and I would love to hear from anyone interested in meeting :)
Oct 24, 2013 4:39 PM
Oct 26, 2013 3:54 PM
So far I've just been looking at trekking tours in West Kalimantan but the company I was talking to is struggling to find a guide - something to do with no phone signal. South K could be fun instead. I was also thinking about getting there on 3 Nov.
There's a few recommendations for trekking guides in LP who could help set up a tour, I'm not sure if you've tried any of them? In case not, details are:
Muhammad Yusuf : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mulyadi Yasin: email@example.com
If you want to have a chat about plans, let me know and I'll PM you my number.
Oct 27, 2013 4:31 AM
3I haven't tried those guides yet - I'll take a look now. I was in contact with some tour companies, with tours based around the Meratus Mountain, but they were coming up as quite expensive. It may be better to try one of the more local contacts.
As I said, I'm planning to fly in to Kalimantan early on the 3rd too. I'm not sure if the private messaging works on Lonely Planet. Give it a go, if not, you can get me on email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 30, 2013 2:51 AM
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