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14 Days$4090USD

  • 6 day hikes
  • 4 nights hotels
  • 5 nights lodges
  • 4 nights jungle camps
  • 9 Dinners
  • 12 Lunches
  • 13 Breakfasts

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Trip highlights

  • Summit Mt Kinabalu and witness the sunrise
  • Discover orangutans and wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Ascend Gunung Api for the limestone pinnacles
  • Travel by longboat and explore cave formations
  • Learn about the local indigenous communities

This journey is a naturalists dream. There are literally thousands of plants, hundreds of birds and a wide variety of wildlife including Proboscis monkeys, Macaques and the famous Orangutan. There are also opportunities to learn about the indigenous culture. We trek through virgin rain forest and jungle trails, explore one of the world's largest cave systems in Mulu National Park and ascend the razor sharp limestone pinnacles. Our adventure continues in Sabah, where we ascend high above the jungle canopy to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4093m) before before concluding our journey in Kota Kinabalu.

Trip Code: BOP

On arrival in Kuching you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you from the airport to your centrally located hotel. If you arrive early (check in is from 15:00pm), you are free to discover the charms of the Kuching, a city established by Sir James Brooke, the first White Rajah of Sarawak. The White Rajahs refers to a dynasty that founded and ruled the Kingdom of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946, namely the Brookes, who came originally from England. In Kuching you can see buildings dating back to the days of the White Rajahs, ancient Chinese temples and colourful markets displaying the produce that first brought traders to Borneo. A visit to Kuching will not be complete without making a stop at the Sarawak Museum. Completed in 1891, the museum has an excellent collection of ethnological and archaeological artifacts and is reputed to be the best in South East Asia. There are plenty of eateries to choose from this evening and you will have an opportunity to wander around the city and explore. Local food here is quite economical and you will spend around MYR 10.00 for a good meal. * This evening you will need to pack the clothing and personal items you need for the next 4 nights in a separate backpack. Please make sure you keep these items to the bare minimum, as you will be expected to carry your own pack. Overnight: The Lime Tree Hotel, or similar

Meals:  Nil

0750-0810 hours pick up from hotel in Kuching and drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop at Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Then continue your journey, arriving at Batang Ai Lake around 1330-1400 hours. Board a longboat and travel upriver to Nanga Sumpa, arriving at approx. 1530 hours, although the exact time will depend on river conditions. Settle in at Borneo Adventure’s lodge and have dinner. After dinner, visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Interact with the community; learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight at Nanga Sumpa lodge or similar

Meals:  B,L,D

0600 hours wake up and have a cup of coffee before departing Nanga Sumpa around 0630 hours. You will follow one of the many trails behind Nanga Sumpa. The exact trail selected will be based on recent sightings of orangutans or nests and discussions with you and your guide. You will trek for approx. 2-3 hours through orangutan habitat before arriving back at Nanga Sumpa around 0900-0930 hours. Then have a late breakfast in the lodge. Around 1100 hours go for a short trek (approx. 1 hour) to look for orangutans or alternatively spend time in and around Nanga Sumpa longhouse, visit a nearby farm or rest. You can discuss your preference with your guide. Have lunch at the lodge around 1230-1300 hours. After lunch, you are free at leisure to relax or have a swim in the river. Around 1600 hours depart on a jungle walk near Nanga Sumpa, again searching for orangutan and nests along the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Nanga Sumpa lodge or similar

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, depart Nanga Sumpa at 0730-0800 hours for a trek along the rainforest trails around Sepulau. Look out for orangutans and other wildlife like pig-tailed macaques, hornbills, and a variety of birds. While orangutans are only occasionally spotted, their nests are often seen along the trails. Return to Nanga Sumpa around 1200 hours. Have lunch at Nanga Sumpa lodge. Then travel upriver by longboat. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai waterfall. Arrive at the waterfall and have time to relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Then backtrack along the Delok River by boat before entering the Lalang River. Proceed by boat to Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp. Settle in at Lubok Kasai. Relax, have a swim in the river or just enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Orangutans are occasionally seen (at dusk or at dawn) in this area. After dinner spend a quiet evening at the lodge and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. Alternatively go on a short night walk near the lodge (weather permitting). Overnight at Lubok Kasai jungle camp.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, start trekking again in search of orangutans. The exact day’s activities can be discussed with your guide. The choice of trails and trekking routes will be influenced by any sightings of nests or orangutans you had the previous day. Return to Lubok Kasai for lunch. The afternoon is free at your own leisure. Around 1600 hours depart Lubok Kasai and walk along nearby forest trails in search of orangutans. Return to the lodge before dark. Dinner and overnight at Lubok Kasai Camp.

Meals:  B,L,D

Breakfast in the camp. 0830 hours travel downriver to the Batang Ai Lake jetty, arriving around 1030-1100 hours. Then travel overland back to Kuching with lunch enroute. Arrive in Kuching approx. 1630 hours and be dropped off at your staying hotel in Kuching. Check-in, and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals:  B,L

Check-out after breakfast and transfer to Kuching Airport for your flight to Mulu (MH3752 1055h/1235h – schedule subject to change). Mulu National Park is home to the largest cave passage in the world, known to have 1500 species of flowering plants, 170 species of wild orchids and 67 species of animals (sighting of animals is not guaranteed). In the afternoon, enjoy the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves– the largest cave passage in the world. Walk through the peat swamp forest, and if the weather permits, be mesmerized by millions of bats which fly around the cave each evening. Overnight: Mulu National Park Lodge

Meals:  B,L,D

After check-out, take a morning long-tail boat ride to visit Batu Bungan Penan Settlement where you are able to purchase the local handicraft made by the Penan Tribe. Continue by boat to the Cave of The Winds with its tall, slender stalagmites, then on to the source of the Clearwater River, see the underground river and visit the dry passage of the LADY’S CAVE. Swim at the Clearwater Spring. Have your packed lunch on the go. Continue your journey by longtail boat to Long Litut. The 8km trek is through beautiful rainforest and along the Litut river to Melinau Camp (Camp 5) where we stay overnight. Overnight: Shared Dormitory at Camp 5 with shared bathroom

Meals:  B,L,D

Early breakfast. Begin the 2.4km steep trek to the Pinnacles viewpoint at 1200 m ASL. Along this trail are many orchids, pitcher plants and tiny Tree Shrews foraging for food. The pinnacles of Mulu National Park are a collection of 45 meter high, limestone needles that cling to the side of Gunung Api (Volcano). The hike to the viewpoint overlooking the pinnacles is a tough and challenging mountain climb. However, trekkers are rewarded with a spectacular view of a silver-grey forest of stone, poking up through the surrounding jungle. Return to Camp 5 for leisure. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. Overnight: Shared Dormitory at Camp 5 with shared bathroom

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, trek to Kuala Litut, continue boating to Mulu Airport for your departure flight to Kota Kinabalu (MH3252 1215h/1310h – schedule subject to change). Meet with your driver upon arrival and transfer to your staying hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Hotel Shangri-la or similar

Meals:  B

Early breakfast and check-out. 06:30hrs, pick-up from your hotel lobby and depart on a 2 hrs journey to Kinabalu Park Headquarter. Collect your packed lunch. Proceed to the Park HQ to register for the climb, meet your assigned mountain guide and apply for your ID TAG. Remember to wear your ID TAG at all times. You'll then be transferred to starting point– Timpohon Gate, where your journey and quest to the summit of Borneo’s highest mountain begins! The climb will take approximately 4-5 hours. The trek will pass by different vegetation zones from Oak and Chestnut to mossy and eventually to alpine type of vegetation. Arrive and check into one of the assorted Laban Rata huts at 3272m (non-heated dormitory beds) in the late afternoon. Buffet Dinner at Laban Rata restaurant and overnight.

Meals:  B,L,D

(0200hrs) Wake up for early supper and depart for continuation of journey towards the summit of Mount Kinabalu. The journey up to the Low's peak @ 4,095m will test your fitness and determination. Depending on the speed of trekking, you might be able to experience the glorious sunrise over the majestic Mt. Kinabalu if the weather permits. Around (0700hrs) Descend back to Laban Rata for late breakfast and check out. Trek down to Timpohon Gate for transfer back to the Kinabalu Park Headquarters, to collect your Certificate of Achievement. Buffet Lunch will be served at the Balsam restaurant in Kinabalu Park, and afterwards transfer back to Kota Kinabalu City. The journey takes approx. 2 hrs. Check-in to your hotel, and the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight; Hotel Shangri-la or similar

Meals:  B,L

Early morning, transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for flight to Sandakan (AK6492 0620h/0710h – schedule subject to change). Upon arrival, meet with your driver and then proceed to a local kopitiam for local breakfast. Afterwards, proceed to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured Orang-Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Witness the feeding of Orang-Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. Continue drive for about 2.5hrs drive through rustic countryside studded with villages. Take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation, have lunch and check in. By 4.00pm, cruise up-river along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primate’s species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge (or similar). **Note: Optional tours e.g. Night Cruise, Night Walk can be arranged at the lodge with rates paid locally, depending on the weather condition. Optional night activities start at 8:00pm.

Meals:  B,L,D

Wake up to the calls of birds, insects, and animals. At 6:00 AM take a morning cruise up to The Kinabatangan River in search of other wildlife. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Freshen up and check-out after lunch. Transfer to Sandakan Airport for your onward departure flight. (Recommended flights: MH2669 1830h/2120h | AK5195 1825h/2115h | AK6499 1800h/1850h – schedule subject to change)

Meals:  B,L


  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 9 dinners (1 supper/early breakfast before the summit climb)
  • Airport transfers on Day 1, Day 14
  • Local guides (English speaking).
  • Comfortable hotels, simple park lodges/camps
  • Private air conditioned vehicles
  • National Park permit fees
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary
  • 1 Porter carrying a maximum of 10kg

  • International airfare, Visa, Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Domestic flights: Kuching-Mulu, Mulu-Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan
  • Meals and beverages not indicated in the program
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcohol etc
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Porters costs for the trek to Mt Kinabalu (MYR 140 per porter, paid locally. Not exceeding 10kg)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Early/ Late hours transfer surcharge (transfer between 2200hrs – 0700hrs, subject to surcharge)
  • Compulsory Malaysia Tourism Tax (MYR10 per room/night, collected & payable at hotel)
  • Additional mountain guides (MYR 350 if required, paid locally)

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