Sabah Adventure Itinerary

This Sabah Adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your imagination. Climb Mt Kinabalu and visit Sepilok along the way.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,420
      CAD $2,455
      AUD $2,550
      EUR €1,720
      GBP £1,525
      NZD $3,025
      ZAR R23,205
      CHF FR2,125
    • Explorer, Wildlife
    • Original
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Sabah Adventure.
Summit of Mt Kinabulu

Sepilok Orangutan Reserve

Proboscis monkeys

Travellers at the top of Mt Kinabalu

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Dusun Village

Learn about the spiritual, economic and social ties that locals have with Mt Kinabalu on a village homestay. Spend a night in traditional accommodation, which is nestled in the shadow of this imposing mountain.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 3-4 Mt Kinabalu

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.
ACCOM: Dormitory - 2

Days 5-6 Poring Hot Springs

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 7 Kinabatangan River

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.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 1

Day 8 Sandakan

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 9 Turtle Island

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.
ACCOM: Chalet - 1

Day 10 Sepilok Orangutan Reserve

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 11-12 Kota Kinabalu

Fly back to Kota Kinabalu and perhaps cap off this colourful Sabah adventure with a celebration dinner.
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