Sarawak, Sabah and Trekking Kinabalu

Sarawak, Sabah and Trekking Kinabalu

Starting at $3,299

Destinations & Sightseeing
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Get closer to nature with a 16-day tour through Malaysia where you'll roam where the animals do and trek up challenging but rewarding terrain. Explorations through jungles, along crocodile-infested rivers, and to animal sanctuaries provides endless animal encounters (proboscis monkey, pygmy elephant) before you embark on a trek up Mt Kinabalu, making it to the summit by sunrise for an experience like no other.

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Destination & Sightseeing


Day 1 Kuching
Arrive at any time.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kuching/Bako National Park (1B, 1L)
Depart Kuching in the morning, passing through mangrove forest before arriving at Bako village. Continue along the coast by motorized boat to reach Bako National Park. Hike through the park and experience amazing plant and wildlife. Be sure to keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey. Return to Kuching in the evening.Included Activities: Bako National Park HikeTransport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 3 Kuching/Batang Ai (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive through the scenic countryside, passing plantations, rivers, rainforest to reach the Batang Ai jetty, stopping en route to visit a trading town and a local farmhouse. We'll also make a stop to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and with some luck, spot a wild orangutan passing through. From the jetty transfer via boat to a local Iban longhouse and enjoy a stay with this welcoming community while learning more about their culture.Included Activities: Local Market and Farm Visit Semenggoh Nature Reserve Visit Iban Longhouse HomestayTransport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.25 hour(s))

Day 4 Batang Ai (1B, 1L)
Witness a blowpipe demonstration before setting off by longboat for a trip across the lake. Disembark and enjoy a hike through the forest and a local lunch at a scenic locale. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the water before heading to our hotel for the night.Included Activities: Blowpipe Demonstration and Forest Hike

Day 5 Batang Ai/Kuching (1B, 1L)
Return to the jetty by boat and continue overland to Kuching.Transport: Boat (0.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 6 Kuching/Kota Kinabalu (1B)
Fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy some free time in the evening.Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 7 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 ClassTransport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

Day 8 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 CruiseTransport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)

Day 9 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 10 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 VisitTransport: Private Vehicle

Day 11 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 ExperienceTransport: Private Vehicle Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)

Day 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 2Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 96km)

Day 16 Kota Kinabalu (1B)
Depart at any time.Included Activities: Departure Day