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AABM - Borneo Encompassed

Few travel opportunities are as rare or special as the one to really get out there and explore the must-be-seen-to-be-believed nature and wildlife of the island of Borneo. Start at its heights by summiting UNESCO-designated Mt Kinabalu before descending into the mind-blowing caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Throw in some unconventional cultural moments like drifting along the water by long boat and overnighting in an Iban longhouse of the Malay people and you've got 16 days of adventure that'll remain with you forever.

Inclusions

Local Living: Iban Longhouse Homestay, Batang Ai
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)
Bako NP excursion
Trading town and farm visit
Blowpipe demonstration
Forest hike and local lunch
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
16
Price From
AUD $3,959
Start Location
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
End Location
Kuching, Malaysia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
03 Nov 201818 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
01 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
25 Dec 201809 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
26 Jan 201910 Feb 20191AUD $3,959
02 Feb 201917 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
23 Feb 201910 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
16 Mar 201931 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
06 Apr 201921 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
27 Apr 201912 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
08 May 201923 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
11 May 201926 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
25 May 201909 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
05 Jun 201920 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
08 Jun 201923 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
22 Jun 201907 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
03 Jul 201918 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
06 Jul 201921 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
20 Jul 201904 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
31 Jul 201915 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
03 Aug 201918 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
17 Aug 201901 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
28 Aug 201912 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
31 Aug 201915 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
14 Sep 201929 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
25 Sep 201910 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
28 Sep 201913 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
19 Oct 201903 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
09 Nov 201924 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
30 Nov 201915 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
21 Dec 201905 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,959 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Kota Kinabalu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu
Travel to Mt Kinabalu. Opt to hike the nature trails, or enjoy an excursion to Poring hot springs and a canopy walk with some free time.
Day 3 - Mount Kinabalu
Head off to conquer Mt Kinabalu. During the first day's climb to Laban Rata, enjoy a packed lunch on the way. The hike can take from 5-7 hrs. Indulge in a buffet-style dinner then rest up for an early start to summit the mountain in the morning.
Day 4 - Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu
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.
Day 5 - Kota Kinabalu/Pulau Tiga
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.
Day 6 - Pulau Tiga/Beaufort
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.
Day 7 - Beaufort
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.
Day 8 - Beaufort to Mulu National Park
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.
Day 9 - Mulu National Park
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.
Day 10 - Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu
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.
Day 11 - Kota Kinabalu/Kuching
Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching. Enjoy some free time in the evening.
Day 12 - Kuching/Bako National Park
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.
Day 13 - Kuching/Batang Ai
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. 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.
Day 14 - Batang Ai
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.
Day 15 - Batang Ai/Kuching
Return to the jetty by boat and continue overland to Kuching, stopping en route to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and with some luck spot a wild orangutan passing through.
Day 16 - Kuching
Depart at any time.