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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
Rainforest picnic
Headhunter Trail trek (2 days)
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 $3,739
Start Location
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
End Location
Kuching, Malaysia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Jun 201824 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
30 Jun 201815 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
18 Jul 201802 Aug 20184AUD $3,739
11 Aug 201826 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
01 Sep 201816 Sep 20188AUD $4,179
22 Sep 201807 Oct 20182AUD $4,179
13 Oct 201828 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
03 Nov 201818 Nov 201810AUD $3,959
01 Dec 201816 Dec 201813AUD $3,959
25 Dec 201809 Jan 201914AUD $3,959
26 Jan 201910 Feb 201912AUD $3,959
02 Feb 201917 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
23 Feb 201910 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
16 Mar 201931 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
06 Apr 201921 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
27 Apr 201912 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
08 May 201923 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
11 May 201926 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
25 May 201909 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
05 Jun 201920 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
08 Jun 201923 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
22 Jun 201907 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
03 Jul 201918 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
06 Jul 201921 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
20 Jul 201904 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
31 Jul 201915 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
03 Aug 201918 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
17 Aug 201901 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
28 Aug 201912 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
31 Aug 201915 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
14 Sep 201929 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
25 Sep 201910 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
28 Sep 201913 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
19 Oct 201903 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
09 Nov 201924 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
30 Nov 201915 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
21 Dec 201905 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,739 
Itinerary
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 9 - Pulau Tiga
Enjoy a free day on this tropical paradise. Opt to go snorkelling, kayaking, or visit Snake Island.
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 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.