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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.


Whats Included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Kota Belud. Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris. Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (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.
  • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Hotels (4 nts), jungle lodge/hostel (2 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share), permanent tented camp (1 nt), mountain lodge/hostel (2 nts, multi-share).
  • Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking.

Countries Visited

  • Malaysia

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, Spot wildlife in an oxbow lake

Contact Us

Days : 11

Price : From AED 7,655*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B)
Day 6 Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 7 Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B)
Day 8 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1D)
Day 9 Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 10 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu (1B, 1L)
Day 11 Kota Kinabalu (1B)

What to Take

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.

About Accommodation

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.

Local Dress

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.

Group Leader Description

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.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2019-03-31 - 2019-04-10The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 7655
2019-04-21 - 2019-05-01The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 7951
2019-05-02 - 2019-05-12The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 6759
2019-05-19 - 2019-05-29The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 7951
2019-05-30 - 2019-06-09Available AED 6759
2019-06-16 - 2019-06-26Available AED 7010
2019-06-27 - 2019-07-07Available AED 7010
2019-07-14 - 2019-07-24Available AED 8247
2019-07-25 - 2019-08-04Available AED 8247
2019-08-11 - 2019-08-21Available AED 8247
2019-08-22 - 2019-09-01Available AED 8247
2019-09-08 - 2019-09-18Available AED 7951
2019-09-19 - 2019-09-29Available AED 7951
2019-10-13 - 2019-10-23Available AED 7951
2019-11-03 - 2019-11-13Available AED 7655
2019-11-24 - 2019-12-04Available AED 7655
2019-12-15 - 2019-12-25Available AED 7655
2020-01-19 - 2020-01-29Available AED 7655
2020-03-15 - 2020-03-25Available AED 7655
2020-04-12 - 2020-04-22Available AED 7951
2020-04-19 - 2020-04-29Available AED 7951
2020-04-26 - 2020-05-06Available AED 7951
2020-05-17 - 2020-05-27Available AED 7951
2020-05-24 - 2020-06-03Available AED 7951
2020-05-31 - 2020-06-10Available AED 7951
2020-06-14 - 2020-06-24Available AED 8247
2020-06-21 - 2020-07-01Available AED 8247
2020-06-28 - 2020-07-08Available AED 8247
2020-07-12 - 2020-07-22Available AED 8247
2020-07-19 - 2020-07-29Available AED 8247
2020-07-26 - 2020-08-05Available AED 8247
2020-08-09 - 2020-08-19Available AED 8247
2020-08-16 - 2020-08-26Available AED 8247
2020-08-23 - 2020-09-02Available AED 8247
2020-09-06 - 2020-09-16Available AED 7951
2020-09-13 - 2020-09-23Available AED 7951
2020-09-20 - 2020-09-30Available AED 7951
2020-10-04 - 2020-10-14Available AED 7951
2020-10-18 - 2020-10-28Available AED 7951
2020-11-01 - 2020-11-11Available AED 7655
2020-11-29 - 2020-12-09Available AED 7655
2021-01-03 - 2021-01-13Available AED 7655
2021-01-31 - 2021-02-10Available AED 7655
2021-02-28 - 2021-03-10Available AED 7655
2021-03-28 - 2021-04-07Available AED 7655