Sabah Adventure Overview
Explore Borneo's tropical playground - the Sabah region
Explore a mystical land of incredible natural beauty and rare wildlife on this Sabah Adventure tour. With its collection of exotic animals, ancient traditions, hot springs, tribal villages, loveable orangutans and incredible views, Sabah has something for everyone. Experience the very best of this part of Borneo - climbing Mt Kinabalu, watching elusive sea turtles lay their eggs upon Turtle Beach and sharing laughs with local village hosts - every minute of this incredible adventure will stay with you for life.
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Experience the frontier charm of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah, sandwiched between palm oil plantations and the sultry South China Sea. If arriving early, why not venture to the Sabah Museum and check out the impressive collection of tribal artefacts on display.
Learn about the spiritual, economic and social ties that the locals have with the imposing Mt Kinabalu during a village homestay.
Fuelled by fresh mountain air and stunning views, set off on an energetic Mt Kinabalu climb. It's a challenging ascent but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Kinabalu's remarkable flora and fauna along the way.
Wake early to catch sunrise at the summit of Mt Kinabalu - admire the jungles of Borneo in one direction and the South China Sea in the other. Enjoy a well-deserved soak in the Japanese-style Poring Hot Springs - believed to have healing properties for the skin.
Travel into the steamy rainforest of Kinabatangan. Learn how the locals contribute to the region’s conservation at MESCOT, a project that provides villagers with environmental education. Explore the jungle by boat and spend the night in huts amid wild orangutans, hornbills and macaques.
Embark on another jungle excursion, this time learning about the medicinal properties of different plants, before donning an apron for a traditional cooking class. Then, make tracks to the busy city of Sandakan, home to historic Chinese temples and an island-studded bay.
Pass by fishing villages on a speedboat ride to Turtle Island. Be touched by the sight of giant green turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.
The soulful eyes of Borneo's famous creatures will melt hearts on a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about conservation on an optional tour of the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) or check out the cheeky proboscis monkeys at a sanctuary in Labuk Bay.
Fly back to Kota Kinabalu and perhaps cap off this colourful Sabah adventure with a celebration dinner.
Sabah Adventure Reviews
Our Sabah Adventure trips score an average of 4.63 out of 5 based on 71 reviews in the last year.
Sabah Adventure, June 2014
The tour had a lot of variety - from climbing. Mt Kinabalu to seeing orangutans and turtles and other wildlife. Ross was a great tour guide and clearly very passionate about Borneo.
Review submitted 29 Jun 2014
Sabah Adventure, June 2014
I really enjoyed this trip which combined physical activities (and climbing Mt Kilabalu is physically demanding) with culturals visits (homestays), wildlife safaris and historical reflection - so a bit of something for everyone. Nicely paced and provided and a great overview of sabah
Review submitted 28 Jun 2014
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