14 days,Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

Watch the sunrise from the top of Mt Kinabalu, spot wildlife on a jungle walk, explore the Mulu caves, overnight in a traditional longhouse, meet an orangutan face-to-face

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Still wild and mysterious even after all these years, Borneo is one of those places that’s become synonymous with adventure travel. Come see what all the fuss is about on this 14-day journey through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. There, you’ll encounter wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears and other creatures of the rainforest, visit hot springs and waterfalls, and get a better understanding of the local Dayak people by spending the night in a traditional longhouse. Adventure never goes out of style; it just becomes more classic.

What's Included

  • Traditional dinner in a local home (Kota Kinabalu). Beach time in Kudat. Mt Kinabalu hike, including entrance, climbing permits and guides. Wildlife boat tour (Weston). Mulu cave visit. Semenggoh Nature Reserve and orangutan visit (Kuching). Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD270-350 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels/guesthouses (8 nts), homestay (2 nts), traditional village stay (1 nt), national park lodges/mountain huts (2 nts, multi-share).
  • Private van, boat, walking, public minibus, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu (1D)

Arrive any time during the day. Welcome meeting and included local home meal in the evening.

Day 2 Kudat (1B)

Drive to Kudat on the northern tip of Borneo. Lounge on secluded white-sand beaches. Opt to go fishing on a local boat, jungle trekking or get involved in a local beach cleanup project.

Day 3 Mt Kinabalu (1B)

Enjoy some extra beach time in the morning before driving to Kinabalu National Park in the afternoon. In the evening, attend a briefing on the next day's hike.

Day 4 Hike Mt Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Store extra gear in the mountain's HQ and climb to Laban Rata, enjoying a packed lunch on the way. The hike can take from three to seven hours. Indulge in a buffet-style dinner then rest up for an early start to summit the mountain in the morning.

Day 5 Summit Mt Kinabalu/Ranau (1B, 1L)

Summit Mt Kinabalu (3-5 hours) and arrive for sunrise. Return to Laban Rata for a rest and return to HQ for lunch. After, it's a short drive to a homestay. Relax in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy home-cooked food with the host family.

Day 6 Ranau (1B)

Free day to enjoy options like visiting Poring Hot Springs, hiking local trails, visiting Lupa Masa (a primary jungle with loads of wildlife), taking a canopy walk, visiting famous Sabah tea plantations, enjoying the hot springs and visiting a waterfall.

Day 7 Weston (1B)

Drive to the charming fishing village of Weston. Enjoy the quaint atmosphere and in the afternoon, take a boat tour down the river to view wild proboscis monkeys and other wildlife, and opt for a post-dinner boat ride to see fireflies.

Day 8 Kota Kinabalu (1B)

In the morning return back to Kota Kinabalu. Spend the afternoon either exploring the city or the nearby islands.

Days 9-10 Mulu (2B)

After a relaxing morning in Kota Kinabalu, catch an afternoon flight to Mulu. Visit Mulu National Park's UNESCO World Heritage caves, hoping to catch the bats around dusk. Opt for a jungle night walk, use the hiking trails, go adventure caving or try a tree-top canopy walk.

Day 11 Kuching (1B)

Fly to Kuching and opt to enjoy some delicious local seafood.

Day 12 Iban village stay (1B,1L,1D)

Head to Semenggoh Nature Reserve to spot the resident orangutans in their natural environment. Stay one night in a local tribe's village outside Kuching. Enjoy the local food and culture.

Day 13 Kuching (1B,1L)

After a morning trek to see some of the area around the village and some local farms, travel back to Kuching for a final night in the city.

Day 14 Kuching (1B)

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