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.
Gather local ingredients and take a cooking class, Enjoy a river safari, Visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre, Watch the sun rise from the summit of Mt Kinabalu
Days : 11
Price : From AED 7,655*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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 Class Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
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 Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)
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
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 Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
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 Experience Transport: Private Vehicle Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)
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))
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)
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
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 2 Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 96km)
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (under 10 kg/22lb). It is to your advantage as you are expected to carry your own luggage, though distances are never great. We do not allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive. Most travellers carry their luggage in a pack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Suitcases are not appropriate for this particular trip! You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons). In this you will need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes, and any other essentials. While climbing Mt Kinabalu, we leave our main pieces of luggage at park headquarters and return following the trek.
A variety of styles of hotels/guesthouses are used in Malaysia. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. In some areas we stay in simple local guesthouses in stunning locations - rooms are small and basic and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. Service and efficiency can also vary.
When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not acceptable. One piece bathing suits are recommended and topless sun bathing is unacceptable.
Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout. The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Additional Items: • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate) Conservative Dress: • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders) • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits) Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Light Hiking: • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: During the colder months (Oct-Apr) the mountains can be very cold, so please make sure you pack warm clothes.
|Start Date - End Date||Availability||Price|
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2018-08-05 - 2018-08-15||The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking||AED 8247|
|2018-08-26 - 2018-09-05||Available||AED 7010|
|2018-09-16 - 2018-09-26||The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking||AED 7951|
|2018-10-07 - 2018-10-17||Available||AED 7951|
|2018-10-28 - 2018-11-07||Available||AED 7951|
|2018-11-25 - 2018-12-05||Available||AED 7655|
|2018-12-19 - 2018-12-29||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-01-20 - 2019-01-30||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-02-17 - 2019-02-27||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-03-10 - 2019-03-20||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-03-31 - 2019-04-10||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-04-21 - 2019-05-01||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-05-02 - 2019-05-12||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-05-19 - 2019-05-29||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-05-30 - 2019-06-09||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-06-16 - 2019-06-26||Available||AED 8247|
|2019-06-27 - 2019-07-07||Available||AED 8247|
|2019-07-14 - 2019-07-24||Available||AED 8247|
|2019-07-25 - 2019-08-04||Available||AED 8247|
|2019-08-11 - 2019-08-21||Available||AED 8247|
|2019-08-22 - 2019-09-01||Available||AED 8247|
|2019-09-08 - 2019-09-18||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-09-19 - 2019-09-29||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-10-13 - 2019-10-23||Available||AED 7951|
|2019-11-03 - 2019-11-13||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-11-24 - 2019-12-04||Available||AED 7655|
|2019-12-15 - 2019-12-25||Available||AED 7655|