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AAKS - Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Encompassed

Want to see all of Sabah (seriously, like all of it)? Here are 17 days that'll check off every possible box you could hope to throughout this tropical paradise. Summit Kinabalu, explore the perfect island of Pulau Tiga (where they shot a season of Survivor), visit the inspiring Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, and roam the charming cities of Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. Don't come to Sabah without getting to see all of it. We got your ticket right here.


Hands-on: Cooking Class, Kota Belud
Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days)
Deer and Lang caves visit
Bat exodus observation
Wind and Clearwater caves exploration
Rainforest picnic
Headhunter Trail trek (2 days)
Mud volcano visit and trek (Pulau Tiga)
Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
Cave visit (Kinabatangan)
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
Turtle Island stay with turtle hatchery visit
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,552
Start Location
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
End Location
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
01 Sep 201817 Sep 20181AUD $3,552
22 Sep 201808 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
13 Oct 201829 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
03 Nov 201819 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
01 Dec 201817 Dec 20188AUD $4,049
25 Dec 201810 Jan 20195AUD $4,049
26 Jan 201911 Feb 20191AUD $4,049
02 Feb 201918 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
23 Feb 201911 Mar 20191AUD $4,049
16 Mar 201901 Apr 20198AUD $4,049
06 Apr 201922 Apr 20198AUD $4,179
27 Apr 201913 May 201911AUD $4,179
08 May 201924 May 201913AUD $4,179
11 May 201927 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
25 May 201910 Jun 201913AUD $4,179
05 Jun 201921 Jun 201915AUD $4,299
08 Jun 201924 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
22 Jun 201908 Jul 201915AUD $4,299
03 Jul 201919 Jul 201915AUD $4,299
06 Jul 201922 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
20 Jul 201905 Aug 201915AUD $4,299
31 Jul 201916 Aug 201915AUD $4,299
03 Aug 201919 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
17 Aug 201902 Sep 201912AUD $4,299
28 Aug 201913 Sep 201915AUD $4,299
31 Aug 201916 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
14 Sep 201930 Sep 201915AUD $4,179
25 Sep 201911 Oct 201915AUD $4,179
28 Sep 201914 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,552 
19 Oct 201904 Nov 201915AUD $4,179
09 Nov 201925 Nov 201914AUD $4,049
30 Nov 201916 Dec 201915AUD $4,049
21 Dec 201906 Jan 202015AUD $4,049
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/Gunung Mulu National Park
Fly to Mulu via Miri and transfer to the lodge. Head into the park for a walk through the forest and explore Deer Cave. In the evening go on a walk in search of bats hunting for insects.
Day 6 - Gunung Mulu National Park
Depart the lodge, board a longboat and travel along the Melinau River to the Wind and Clearwater caves. Explore the caves, take a dip in the crystal clear waters, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest. Continue by longboat to Kuala Litut and start the trek through dense jungle to Camp 5, our stop for the night.
Day 7 - Headhunters Trail/Limbang
Set out on the Headhunters Trail, an 11 kilometre trail through Borneo's dense jungle. Trek past streams and caves, all while hearing the sounds of the thousands of species that call this jungle home. Learn about the rich history of the warring parties that created this trail before arriving at Kuala Terikan where you will board a boat down the river to Limbang.
Day 8 - Limbang/Pulau Tiga
Start off early for a busy day of travel by ferry, boat, and private vehicle to the tropical island of Pulau Tiga. After arriving on the island head out on a trek to a mud volcano and learn more about the region.
Day 15 - Sepilok/Pulau Libaran
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.
Day 14 - Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok
Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre.
Day 13 - Sungai Kinabatangan
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.
Day 9 - Pulau Tiga
Enjoy a free day on this tropical paradise. Opt to go snorkelling, kayaking, or visit Snake Island.
Day 11 - Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud
Travel to Tambatuon village and meet the local community. Visit a local farm and gather fresh ingredients for an included cooking class. After lunch, trek to a nearby river, exploring the landscape surrounding the village along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional dinner with your hosts.
Day 10 - Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast, depart for Kuala Penyu by boat where you will transfer to a private vehicle and continue to Kota Kinabalu.
Day 16 - Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu
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.
Day 12 - Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan
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.
Day 17 - Kota Kinabalu
Depart at any time.