Borneo Adventure
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Borneo Adventure

This holiday really is a once-in-a-lifetime trip with a 5 day adventure in Mulu National Park that includes the "Headhunters Trail" as well as the memorable experience of climbing Mount Kinabalu. Beyond these accomplishments you'll also get a true feel for the depth and variety of Borneo's wildlife, village life, culture and tradition. Accommodation ranges from simple, traditional longhouse's to basic lodgings during the treks but there will be chance to refresh in quality hotels too, especially at the beach where you'll have plenty of time to relax in very comfortable surroundings. 

  • Explore the magnificent cave chambers and climb Mt Api to view the Pinnacles in Mulu National Park .
  • Visit indigenous tribes and stay in their traditional longhouse.
  • Trek the trail taken historically by the Kayan "headhunters" who travelled up river and forest on their raids.
  • Discover World Heritage Kinabalu Park, a flora enthusiast’s dream
  • Climb 4,098 metres to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. 
  • Celebrate your achievements with 3 days of relaxation at Pantai Dalit Beach

This unique tour of Borneo is a great choice: a truly incredible experience. 

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £2,650 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Borneo & Malaysia experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include.

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Borneo Adventure

DAY 1 depart the uk 

Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Kuching.

Day 2 -4 KUCHING

Your driver will meet you in Kuching for the transfer to your hotel. Time to recover from jetlag and relax in comfortable surroundings. 

During your first full day in Kuching you’ll take a half-day guided walking tour where you’ll learn about the cities recent history and sample some of the delicious and varied local food. Stops will include the charming Sarawak Museum, the Mughal-style pink State mosque and later in the day there is chance to take a sunset cruise along the Sarawak River. 

The following day visit Bako National Park - a pristine rainforest just an hour ou of the city where, with your guide, you’ll find wildlife, diverse plant life, jungle streams, waterfalls, deserted beaches, peculiar rock formations and a network of hiking trails. Alternatively, if you'd prefer a more sedate day in prepartion for the forthcoming outdoor adventures, your travel expert could tailor your day to include a mix of free time and a tour of the Kuching Wetlands or a short trip to Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary

DAy 5 MULU National park  - lang cave and deer cave

After breakfast, its a short hop by flight up to Mulu. During the first day there will time to take the 3km elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave - the largest cave passage in the world . Explore the impressive stalactites and stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave, at dusk witness an amazing spectacle as thousands of bats emerge from the cave in formation.

In the evening there is time for a night trek back to the park headquarters as the jungle comes alive.

dAY 6 MULU NATIONAL PARK - WIND CAVE, CLEARWATER CAVE AND TREK TO CAMP 5

After breakfast,  take a 20-minute longboat ride up the Melanau River to the ‘must-see’ limestone caves: Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. These form part of tthe largest connected cave system in the world 

Enjoy a refreshing swim and local lunch before continuing by longboat to the start point for your 9km trek through the forest to Camp 5.

DAY 7 MULU NATIONAL PARK - THE PINNACLES

Today, after an early breakfast you'll commence the 2.4km ascent of Mt Api to an elevation of 1200m to view the Pinnacles. This is a tricky climb and not for everyone as you use a series of ropes and ladders over sharp limestone – definitely not for the faint hearted so do speak to your travel expert if you feel this may not be for you. You'll take a picnic lunch at the viewpoint before you begin he descent back to Camp 5. 

Day  8 MULU NATIONAL PARK - THE HEADHUNTERS TRAIL

Today you take the 11.5km Headhunters trek following the route taken by the Kayan headhunting parties as they launched raids on the Limbang people. The route is adventurous and includes water crossings and lowland forest treks and a longboat journey (3 hours) on the Terikan and Medalam rivers. Late afternoon you'll reach the Iban longhouse where you'll pitch up for a rewarding overnight stay.  Meet the Iban families, enjoy traditional dance performance, and eat and commune with the local people. 

DAYS 9-10 KOTA KINABALU AND THE NATIONAL PARK

Today you depart the region with a 1 hour flight from Limbang to Kota Kinabalu, check into a quality city hotel and take as much time as you like to rest and relax between your Mulu adventure and your Mount Kinabalu Climb.  A half day guided tour of the city can be included in your tour. 

DAYS 11-12 CLIMB MOUNT KINABALU

Over the next two days, you will climb more than 4,000 metres above sea level to reach the summit of Mount Kinabalu, assisted by a park ranger, this is an incredible adventure. Pass by oak forests, moss-covered trees, bamboo, and ferns. There are plenty of rest stops and a picnic lunch.

On the first day you'll stay overnight in the national park and on the second night you'll stay at Laban Rata Resthouse by which point you will have already ascended 3,353 metres. The next morning you'll be called early at 2am to begin the final trek from Laban Rata to the summit in time for sunrise.

The descent takes you back past Laban Rata, and you’ll get a certificate for reaching the summit. You'll reach the base in the late afternoon where you'll be transferred to your beach hotel.

DAYS 13-15 RELAX AT PANTAI DALIT BEACH

Pantai Dalit Beach is a secluded stretch of sand north of Kota Kinabalu, perfect for relaxation or water sports. Spend 3 days relaxing, enjoying beach life and reflecting on your amazing adventure in Borneo. If you have more time to spare then your beach stay can be extended, all Experience Travel Group holidays are tailored to the individual so please call your travel expert to discuss.

 DAY 16 departure FROM KOTA KINABALU

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your onward travel home. 

Borneo Adventure Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...


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