Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Encompassed

Classic, Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu

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Want to see all of Sabah (seriously, like all of it)? Here are 17 days that'll check off every possible box you could hope to throughout this tropical paradise. Summit Kinabalu, explore the perfect island of Pulau Tiga (where they shot a season of Survivor), visit the inspiring Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, and experience Mulu National Park. Don't come to Sabah without getting to see all of it. We got your ticket right here.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Kota Belud
  • Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days)
  • Deer and Lang caves visit
  • Bat exodus observation
  • Wind and Clearwater caves exploration
  • Mud volcano visit and trek (Pulau Tiga)
  • Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
  • Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
  • Cave visit (Kinabatangan)
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Turtle hatchery visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Watch the sun rise from the summit of mt kinabalu
  • Visit a rehabilitation centre for orangutans
  • Relax on the tropical island of pulau tiga
  • Gather local ingredients and take a cooking class
  • Tour a turtle hatchery

Itinerary

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1D) Travel to the base of Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea. In the afternoon, stretch your legs by exploring the trails around the park or check out the visitor centre. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 96km)
Day 3 Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D) Set off early to begin the ascent up Mt Kinabalu. It is not an easy walk, but it is incredibly rewarding. Willpower is the main requirement as it's uphill all the way! Spend the night at Laban Rata in basic mountain huts 3,272m (10,735 ft) above sea level. Turn in early to prepare for the final climb very early in the morning. Included Activities: Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 1
Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu (1B, 1L) Summit Mt Kinabalu (3-5hrs) and arrive in time for sunrise. Return to Laban Rata for a rest and to the park headquarters for lunch. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu. Included Activities: Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 2 Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 96km)
Day 5 Kota Kinabalu/Pulau Tiga (1B) After breakfast drive to Kuala Pinyu, then take a boat ride to the tropical island of Pulau Tiga. Opt to go on a jungle walk, snorkelling trip to snake island, or laze on the sandy beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Boat
Day 6 Pulau Tiga/Beaufort (1B, 1D) Enjoy a relaxing morning. Go snorkelling off the beach or join your CEO for a walk to the natural volcanic mud baths. Travel back to the mainland and spot an array of wildlife from a river cruise on the Klias River. Transfer to the colonial town of Beaufort. Included Activities: Mud Volcano Trek Klias River Cruise Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Beaufort (1B) Catch the local train to Tenom and explore the scenic town. Visit the Murut Cultural Centre before returning on the afternoon train. If you prefer, jump off the train early and opt out of the visit to Tenom to instead get your adrenaline pumping on a rafting tour. Included Activities: Murut Cultural Centre Transport: Local train (1.00 hour(s), 48km)
Day 8 Beaufort to Mulu National Park (1B) Depart to Menumbok port and take a private speedboat to Labuan. Fly to Miri and make your way to Mulu National Park. Opt for a night walk on the boardwalks surrounding park headquarters. Transport: Speedboat Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Day 9 Mulu National Park (1B, 1L) Depart on an easy walk along the river to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. After a lunch stop, swim in the crystal clear waters emerging from the mountain. Opt to stop at Iban village's morning market to browse handicrafts by the Pena tribe, descendants from headhunters. Walk on the boardwalk to Lang Cave and Deer Cave before relaxing with a drink at the viewing area for the nightly emergence of 3 million bats. Included Activities: Deer and Lang Caves Exploration Wind and Clearwater Caves Exploration
Day 10 Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu (1B) Before breakfast, opt to go on a two hour morning mist guided walk on the worlds longest tree based canopy walk. Enjoy free time to before boarding a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D) Learn more about the typical lifestyle in the village by taking part in seasonal activities such as rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting. Included Activities: Cooking Class Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 12 Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle. Included Activities: Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)
Day 13 Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D) Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner. Included Activities: Kinabatangan River Wildlife Cruise Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting
Day 14 Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B) Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre. Included Activities: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 15 Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D) Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time. Included Activities: Turtle Experience Transport: Private Vehicle Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)
Day 16 Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B) After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Transport: Boat (0.75-1.00 hours) Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Day 17 Kota Kinabalu (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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