Welcome to Limbang


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.

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

$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)

$544 Outdoor Activities

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 Outdoor Activities

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).

$1140 Shows, Concerts & Sports

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

DAY 1: Upon arrival at Miri Airport, meet and transfer to Airbnb hostel for check-in. DAY 2: Miri City Tour - tour features The grand Old Lady,Taoist Temple, City Fan, Heritage Center & visit Tamu Muhibbah. (BF/L/D) DAY 3 - Miri/Mulu NP - Transfer to Miri Airport, Upon arrival at Mulu airport, meet by our guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch at local restaurant and visit  Deer and Lang’s caves. later proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out. (B/L/D) DAY 4:  Mulu NP/Camp 5  - Check-out & breakfast then depart by longboat to Batu Bungan-Penan Settlement, visit Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater Summer Hut and you can swim at Clearwater spring. After lunch, continue journey to Kuala Litut then jungle trekking for 3 hours through Kerangas Forest to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at camp 5. (B/L/D) DAY 5:  Camp 5/Pinnacles/Camp 5 - Breakfast & begin hike to  Pinnacles for 3-4 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. Lunch at the view point. After lunch descend to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. (B/L/D) DAY 6:  Camp 5/Headhunter’s trails/Limbang - Breakfast & trekking start from camp 5 through Headhunter’s Trail to Kuala Terikan where the longboat pickup for next destination. Arrive at kuala Terikan jungle hut, depart by longboat downstream. Lunch stop at Mentawai before continue longboat ride to Iban longhouse Rantau Kura. Transfer by vehicle 4x4 wheel drive to Limbang Town. Upon arrival at Limbang Town, hotel check-in and dinner at local restaurant.(B/L/D) DAY 7:  Limbang/Brunei National Park/Brunei City - breakfast and transfer by land to Temburong Town and Batang Duri. Depart by longboat to Ulu Temburong Natonal Park. Hiking to canopy-walk, visit waterfall and river tubing. Lunch at Az Nature camp, transfer to Bangar jetty and speedboat bound to Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB). Arrival BSB, transfer to the Airbnb. Dinner at local restaurant and proceed with night tour, overnight at Airbnb (B/L/D) DAY 8:  Brunei City/ Watervillage - After breakfast, proceed for half day city tour. Transfer to Gadong Mall then to hotel, in the afternoon visit Water Village & Probiscis Monkey tour. dinner and free & easy (B/L/D) DAY 9:  Brunei/Miri City- After breakfast, transfer to Miri City and stops at Tutong Town, drive pass by Seria Oilfield, stops at OGDC and One Billionth Barrel Monument. Lunch and continue journey to Miri. upon arrival check-in at Airbnb hostel. (B/L)  DAY 10:  Miri Airport - Pick-up at the hostel & transfer to Miri Airport. 

$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.

$280 Outdoor Activities

Mt Buda Caves Adventure 3D2N

Mount Buda National Park encompasses the Mulu Formation and the Gunung Buda limestone massif, which is part of the Melinau Limestone. Gunung Buda is 963 meters tall, and stands directly north of Gunung Mulu National Park. The rainforest at Gunung Buda National Park holds a rich diversity of wildlife including at least 300 species of birds, 2500 species of trees, 60 species of snakes and numerous other lifeforms. At Gunung Buda, there are a variety of forest types including limestone forest, lowland dipterocarp forest, heath forest (kerangas) and upland dipterocarp forest. This outstanding region of lowland tropical rainforest has many fantastic caves including the longest and deepest caves in Southeast Asia. After founded and known in 1996, the National Speleological Society (NSS) has made up a project in Gunung Buda National Park. This project primarily made-up by American and British cavers and cave Scientists who enjoy cave exploration, survey, photography and research. Most of the project members are from the NSS. Departure Time: 7.00am Departure Location: Hotel (Limbang city) or Brunei Border Info: Please do arrives a day earlier before the tours date or please check other Buda's package (5D4N) which includes hotel and more tours. Day 1 - Meet your representative guide at your hotel or Brunei border and proceed with land transport to kuala medalam homestay and transfer to Trekking point 36km (2-3hours) by 4 wheel drive and stops at Mentakong River for lunch and swimming. Trekking to Buda Base camp for about 6km and takes about 2 hours on easy flat walk with a little muddy for the last 1 km. Arrive and settle at camp ground, having tea break before continue up to Medalam fresh clear water river for river tubing while enjoy beautiful scenery of sunset on mount Buda and Benarat mountain cliff over looking at green jungle on valley of Medalam (2hour). Dinner of  pansoh chicken and fish will be serve (Sarawak's traditional bamboo cooking) then story telling session about the native Tabun migration from Batu Lawi to Long Adang down to Limbang river and ended up settles at Gunung Buda valley. Overnight at campsite. (L-D)Day 2 - Breakfast at 7.00 am and the journey starts at 8.00 am to Turtle Cave for cave tubing (3 hours). After lunch visit upper Turtle cave for caving (2 hours) then back to Buda base camp using secret underwater Buda river cave (30min) and treks from other side of the cave to base camp . Dinner will be serve at the basecamp. (BF-L-D)Optional - Casting at medalam river (catch and release)Day 3 - After breakfast, pack and moving back to the starting point for transfer to Kuala Medalam Homestay. Lunch at Kuala Medalam before transfer back to your hotel or Brunei border. (BF-L)Tour finish.