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AAEK - Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu

The natural splendour of Borneo's Eastern Sabah region and towering peaks of Mt Kinabalu, all on one adventure? Where do I sign up?" Right here, friend. This incredible 11-day tour delivers ample time in Malaysia's jungle playground (including a life-changing encounter with orangutans at a rehabilitation facility) before three days in the shadow of mighty Mt Kinabalu the tallest peak in this part of the world climaxing with a sunrise hike to the mountain's peak. Prepare to be amazed.

Inclusions

Hands-On: Cooking Class, Kota Belud
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
Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days)
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $2,539
Start Location
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
End Location
Kota Kinabalu, 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
03 Jun 201813 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
24 Jun 201804 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
12 Jul 201822 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
05 Aug 201815 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
26 Aug 201805 Sep 201813AUD $2,739
16 Sep 201826 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
07 Oct 201817 Oct 201811AUD $2,639
28 Oct 201807 Nov 201812AUD $2,639
25 Nov 201805 Dec 201813AUD $2,539
19 Dec 201829 Dec 201814AUD $2,539
20 Jan 201930 Jan 201915AUD $2,539
27 Jan 201906 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
17 Feb 201927 Feb 201915AUD $2,539
10 Mar 201920 Mar 201915AUD $2,539
31 Mar 201910 Apr 201915AUD $2,539
21 Apr 201901 May 201915AUD $2,639
02 May 201912 May 201915AUD $2,639
05 May 201915 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
19 May 201929 May 201915AUD $2,639
30 May 201909 Jun 201915AUD $2,639
02 Jun 201912 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
16 Jun 201926 Jun 201915AUD $2,739
27 Jun 201907 Jul 201915AUD $2,739
30 Jun 201910 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
14 Jul 201924 Jul 201915AUD $2,739
25 Jul 201904 Aug 201915AUD $2,739
28 Jul 201907 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
11 Aug 201921 Aug 201915AUD $2,739
22 Aug 201901 Sep 201915AUD $2,739
25 Aug 201904 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
08 Sep 201918 Sep 201915AUD $2,639
19 Sep 201929 Sep 201915AUD $2,639
22 Sep 201902 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,539 
13 Oct 201923 Oct 201915AUD $2,639
03 Nov 201913 Nov 201915AUD $2,539
24 Nov 201904 Dec 201915AUD $2,539
15 Dec 201925 Dec 201915AUD $2,539
Itinerary
Day 1 - Kota Kinabalu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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. Later, visit a nearby cave and, with some luck, spot a wild orangutan. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - Kota Kinabalu
Depart at any time.