Welcome to Limbang


The bustling river port of Limbang is something of a backwater, but you may find yourself here before or after taking the Headhunters’ Trail to or from Gunung Mulu National Park.

The area, snatched from the sultan of Brunei by Charles Brooke in 1890, was claimed by Brunei up until the territorial dispute was settled in 2009.


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Limbang activities

$578 Kid Friendly

5 Days 4 Nights Mulu Showcaves with Headhunter Trails

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL / MULU NATIONAL PARK / LANG’S & DEER CAVES / BAT EXODUS (-)Stop At: Mulu AirportUpon arrival Mulu Airport, transfer to your choice of accommodation for check inDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mulu World Heritage Area, Miri District, SarawakIn the afternoon, meet at resort lobby and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters for registration and proceed on plank walk for 3km to reach Lang’s Cave & Deer Cave. After exploring the caves, proceed on plank observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters and transfer back to your accommodationDuration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: MNP :DORMITORY/HOSTEL, LONGHOUSE, GARDEN BUNGALOW, RAINFOREST LODGE.MULU MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA (ASEAN & INT MARKET) Day 2: PENAN SETTLEMENT / WIND & CLEARWATER CAVES / CAMP 05 (B/L/D)Stop At: Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, Gunung Mulu National Park, SarawakAfter breakfast transfers by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and later on you can enjoy swimming at Clearwater spring. Late afternoon transfer to Kuala Litut, then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 05. Dinner and overnight at Camp 05.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts • Dinner: Dinner and overnight at Camp 05.Accommodation included: Overnight at Camp 05.Day 3: GUNUNG API / PINNACLES (B/L/D)Stop At: The Pinnacles Trail, Miri, Miri District, SarawakBreakfast at Camp 05. After breakfast ascend to Gunung Api for 03 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. During the climb you will see many species of plants, all types of insects within this virgin jungle of Borneo. Packed lunch will be serve at the observatory point.Duration: 12 hoursStop At: Camp 5, Mulu National Park After lunch descend to Camp 05. Dinner and overnight at Camp 05.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at Camp 05. • Lunch: Packed lunch will be serve at the observatory point. • Dinner: Dinner and overnight at Camp 05Accommodation included: Overnight at Camp05Day 4: HEAD HUNTER TRAIL / LONGHOUSE (B/L/D)Stop At: Camp 5, Mulu National ParkBreakfast at Camp 05 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Packed lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at Camp 5 • Lunch: Packed lunch • Dinner: Dinner and overnight at longhouse.Accommodation included: Overnight at longhouse.Day 5: NANGA MEDAMIT / LIMBANG / DEPARTURE (B)Stop At: Limbang AirportBreakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by longboat down the river to Nanga Medamit, then by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang Airport for flight back to Miri or next destination.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast at longhouse.No accommodation included on this day.

$466 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mulu Caves 4D3N & Headhunter's trail

Gunung Mulu National Park is the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of Sarawak’s, covering 544 sq km of primary rainforest; where the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), the world’s largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave) is located. Day 1 - Upon arrival at Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and check in at your selected accommodation. In the afternoon meet your guide at Mulu headquarters office then proceed to Deer Cave which is reached by following a three kilometer plankwalk, on the way to the cave you'll see superb rainforest, jungle streams and an ancient Penan burial cave. Deer Cave visit is combined with Lang’s Cave, whose entrance is a short distance away. Lang’s Cave is the smallest of the show caves but its rock formations are well worth seeing. These are made all the more attractive by the strategically positioned spotlights which highlight stalactites and stalagmites. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late afternoon. Between 5 and 7pm, if the weather is fine, visitors may be treated to the spectacular sight of a black cloud of free-tailed bats emerging from the entrance of the cave to go in search of food. Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters. Overnight at chosen accommodation (D) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Mulu and transfer with longboat to Batu Bungan - Penan's native Sarawak settlement to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Proceed with longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals, some which are illuminated in the ‘King’s” Room. Next is Clearwater Cave, a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plankwalks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience. Picnic lunch is serve at Clearwater summer hut, there is a crystal clear pool that is filled by water that flows out of the cave. This is an excellent swimming spot for you. Journey the continue with longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5.(BF/L/D)DAY 3 - Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to the longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse.(BF/L/D) DAY 4 - Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by longboat down the river to Nanga Medamit, then by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination.(BF/L)

$409 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mulu Pinnacles 5D4N & Headhunter's Trail

The famous Pinnacles’ at Mulu consist of a series of 45 meter high, razor-sharp limestone spikes that tower above the surrounding vegetation, mid-way up the slopes of Gunung Api. The trek to view them is one of the most popular in the park. But be warned, the Pinnacle Summit Trek is a tough and challenging one. The trail itself is very steep (near vertically parts) and requires a certain level of fitness.The Headhunter’s Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The trek is organizes by travel operators and combines upriver travel, jungle trekking and an overnight stay at an Iban longhouse.Day 1 - Upon arrival Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Hotel for check in. Afternoon, meet at resort lobby and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters. Upon registration and proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to reach Deer Cave & Lang Cave. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters and transfer back to resort.Overnight at hotel. (D)Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel and transfer by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and relax for a while then continue journey by longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. (BF/L/D)Day 3 - Breakfast at Camp 5. after breakfast ascend to Gunung Api for 3 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. he trails is 2.4 km in length but rises some 1,200 meters from Camp 5 to the viewpoint, passing through lowland dipterocarp forest before climbing steeply through moss forest. Here the trees are a lot smaller and everything is covered in slippery green moss. Limestone debris also litters the trail so trekkers must proceed with care. The last section of the trails near vertical, with rope section and 15 aluminum's ladders strategically positioned to help with the climb. Pack lunch will be serve at the observatory point and after taking some photos and a short rest it is time to begin the descent back to Camp 5 for overnight stay (BF/L/D)Day 4 - Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to the longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse. (BF/L/D)Day 5 - Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by longboat down the river to Nanga Medamit, then by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination. (BF/L)

$479 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mulu Headhunter's Trail 3D2N

The Headhunter’s Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Mulu National Park. The trek is organizes by travel operators and combines upriver travel, jungle trekking and an overnight stay at an Iban longhouse. The trail itself follows the route taken by Kayan headhunting parties who paddled up the Melinau River to Melinau Gorge. They then dragged their longboats through the forest until they reached the banks of the Terikan River, where they launched headhunting raids against the people of the Limbang area. Day 1 - Upon arrival Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer by longboat to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement (Sarawak's native), to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and relax for a while then continue journey by longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. (L/D) Day 2 - Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse. (BF/L/D) Day 3 - After breakfast transfer by longboat down the river to Nanga Medamit, then by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination. The Headhunter’s Trail can also be done in reverse, starting from Limbang and ending up at the Mulu National Park HQ - (Meet at Limbang Airport - Return location at Mulu Airport).

$516 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Miri - Mulu National Park - Brunei (10D9N Special Tours)

Visit: Miri City Fan, Miri, Miri District, SarawakSpecial & Adventurous Tours (3 Cities)Day 1 - Arrival Miri City Upon arrival at Miri airport, meet by our representative guide and transfer to hostel for check-in. (Airbnb)Day 2 - Miri City Tour 09.00am: Pick-up at the Hostel. Tour features Malaysia 1st Oil Well or The grand Old Lady located at Canada Hill. The well has an important place in Miri's history, as it was here that oil was first struck by Sarawak Shell in 1910. The largest Taoist Temple in South East Asia, Miri City Fan, Miri Heritage Centre (handicraft & souvenir) & visit Tamu Muhibbah ~ the local farmers market-you can find various tropical fruits & vegetable. finally enjoy your shopping in Modern and Trendy Shopping Mall. Transfer back to Airbnd Day 3 - Miri / Mulu National Park [B/L/D] 07.00am: Pick-up at the Hotel transfer to Miri Airport for flight to Mulu. 10.00am: Upon arrival at Mulu airport, meet by our representative guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. After check-in registered at Mulu National Park headquarters and get your bracelet tag. 12.00pm: Lunch at local restaurant 02.30pm: After lunch proceed on plank walk for 3.3km to reach Deer and Lang’s caves. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters. Overnight at National Park Accommodation.Day 4 - Mulu National Park / Camp 5 [B/L/D] 07.00am: Wake-up and packing 08.00am: Check-out and breakfast at Mulu 09.00am: After Breakfast and depart by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to selected handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. 12.30pm: Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and later on you can enjoy swimming at Clearwater spring. After lunch, continue depart by longboat further upstream to Kuala Litut. Then jungle trekking 3 hours through kerangas forest to camp 5. 04.30pm: Arrival at camp 5. Settle to your sharing room together with other visitor’s. 07.00pm: Dinner and overnight at camp 5. Day 5 - Camp 5 / Pinnacles / Camp 5 [B/L/D] 05.00am: Wake-up 05.30am: Breakfast at Camp 5 06.00am: After breakfast at Camp 5 begin hike to Gunung Api @ Pinnacles for 3-4 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. During the climb you will see many species of plants and loose rock along the ways 10.30am: Reach the Pinnacles view point. Pack lunch will be serve at the view point, after lunch descend to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. Day 6 - Camp 5 / Headhunter’s Trails / Limbang Town [B/L/D] 07.00am: Wake-up & packing 07.30am: Breakfast at Camp 5 08.00am: Trekking start from camp 5 through legend headhunter’s trail 11.3km to Kuala Terikan where the longboat pickup for next destination. 12.00pm: Arrive at kuala Terikan jungle hut depart by longboat downstream. Lunch stop at Mentawai before continue longboat ride to Iban longhouse Rantau Kura. ( longboat ride approximately 2.5-3 hrs depend on waterlevel conditions) 03.00pm: Expected to be arrive at Iban Longhouse Rantau Kura 04.30pm: Transfer by vehicle 4x4 wheel drive to Limbang Town. 06.30pm: Upon arrival at Limbang Town check-in at Purnama hotel 07.30pm: After check-in dinner at local restaurant 09.00pm: Transfer back to Purnama Hotel Day 7 - Limbang / Brunei Ulu Temburong National Park / Brunei City (B/L/D) 07.30am: Pick-up at the hotel & breakfast 08.30am: After breakfast transfer by overland to Temburong Town on the ways to Batang Duri. 10.00am: Depart by longboat to Ulu Temburong Natonal Park. After registered at National Park entrance hiking to canopywalk, visit waterfall and river tubing (optional)12.30pm: Lunch at Az Nature camp 01.30pm: After lunch Depart by longboat downstream 02.00pm: Transfer to Bangar speedboat jetty 02.30pm: Depart by speedboat bound to Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) (speedboat ride takes approximately 45 mins) 03.15pm: Arrival BSB, transfer to the hotel 07.00pm: Dinner at local restaurant & Brunei at night tour 10.00pm: Return to AirbnbDay 8 Brunei City Tour – Watervillage and Probiscis monkey Tour (B/L/D) 08.00am: Pick-up at hotel & breakfast 09.00am: After breakfast proceed half day city tour 02.30pm: Transfer to Gadong Mall 04.00pm: Return to hotel 05.00pm: Waterillage & Probiscis monkey tour 07.00pm: Dinner and free & easy 10.00pm: Overnight at Airbnb Day 9 Brunei – Miri City (B/L) 08.00am: Pick-up & Breakfast 09.00am: After breakfast, transfer by overland to Miri City stop at Tutong Town, drive pass-by Seria Oilfield, stop at OGDC and one billionth barrel monument. 01.00pm: Lunch kuala Belait before continue journey to Miri City 02.00pm: After lunch, continue the journey 03.00pm: Arrival Miri city, check-in at Airbnb & Free & easy Day 10 - Miri Airport Pick-up at the hotel & transfer to Miri Airport. Tour ends

$19.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Limbang Tour

• Limbang Division is one of the twelve administrative divisions of Sarawak,  It has a total area of 7,788.50 square kilometres, and is the fourth largest division after Kapit, Miri and Bintulu division. Limbang Division are consists of two districts which are Limbang and Lawas. Limbang's map shaped like a crab claw, the Limbang Division slices Brunei into two part. • The bustling river port of Limbang (pronounced lim-bahng) is something of a backwater, but you may find yourself here before or after taking the Headhunters’ Trail to or from Gunung Mulu National Park and the main gateway to Mount Buda National Park. • The area, snatched from the sultan of Brunei by Charles Brooke in 1890, was claimed by Brunei up until the territorial dispute was settled in 2009. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and depart for Limbang division half-day tour. Tour features; LIMBANG MUSEUM - The wooden Limbang Museum is one of the historical monument in Limbang, 200 metres upriver of the Limbang River, has a modest collection of archaeological finds and ethnic artifacts. This museum building was originally an old fort which was built in 1897. The original building was burnt down in 1989 and was rebuilt on the exact site maintaining the original design and architecture. This Museum displays the history and culture of the people in this region such as bamboo band, salt making, bead-work, bark cloth, brass-ware, basketry and much more. TASIK BUKIT MAS  - Located in the town of Limbang, Bukit Mas (golden hill) is a 210m high jungle-clad limestone outcrop which dominates the town. The summit offers excellent views of nearby Brunei and is accessible via a steep road leading off Jln Pandaruan, or by foot via a long staircase leading from the Lake Garden at the eastern end of the town. There is a small Buddhist shrine halfway up the summit road.  MUD VOLCANO - The site which is located east of Limbang town. The 25-30 mins journey is worthwhile as the site is covered with volcano mud pots of different sizes and height. Mud volcanoes consist of mud mounds with crater-like features produced by erupting gases but they are not related to volcanic activity. You can hear popping sounds of the exploding gas bubbles showing that they are active mud volcanoes. You can sometime see birds drinking from the water-filled craters.  CHILL AT THE BORDER - located near Tedungan/Kuala Lurah IQ customs/Immigration checkpoint, a famous little town just a minute away pass the border to serve local and foreigner with their cheap alcoholic drinks and place to eat, that's why this place is always crowded from afternoon till midnight. After tour end, you'll be send back to your hotel.