Travel into the wild heart of Malaysian Borneo

Sarawak is one of South-East Asia's best kept secrets. Encounter an orangutan, hike through virgin rainforest in Bako National Park, tour through the vast Mulu cave systems, stay in a traditional longhouse and discover the fascinating culture of this region of Borneo. Follow the Headhunters Trail, wander through Kuching and experience one of the world's truly intrepid adventures.

Start
Kuching, Malaysia
Finish
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Countries
Malaysia
Themes
Explorer, Wildlife
Code
TMSW
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
128kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Stroll along Kuching's riverfront
  • Check out proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park
  • See the 'wild man of Borneo' at Semenggoh Sanctuary
  • Discover the colourful history of the Iban people
  • Spend the night in a traditional longhouse
  • See Asia's longest underground river
  • Follow the wild Headhunters Trail
  • Cool off in the waters near Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

Take time to enjoy delightful Kuching city before heading out into the wilds of Borneo's Sarawak region.
Hike along pristine jungle trails in the Bako National Park. Look to the trees to try and spot the quirky proboscis monkeys who call Bako park home. If weather permits, embark on a night walk with one of the park rangers.
After an invigorating morning hike, farewell the jungle and head to Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary. Once back in Kuching, perhaps mosey down to the riverbank and watch tambang ferries glide by, or visit Sarawak Museum, one of the most popular attractions in Kuching.
Be welcomed in the longhouses of the Iban people and spend an evening learning about their amazing history and culture. Visit nearby waterfalls on a guided jungle walk, gain insights into the locals’ day-to-day life and discover their fascinating headhunting history.
Hit the road and travel to the riverside town of Sibu. While here, soak up fantastic views from the seven-storey Chinese pagoda.
Spend two days exploring Mulu National Park. Visit Deer Cave at sunset, go underground in Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave, which contains Asia's longest underground river, and climb to the summit of the Pinnacles Trail.
Walk part of the ominously named Headhunters Trail, historically used by warring parties that were travelling between the Limbang and Tutoh rivers. Head downriver to Medamit before transferring to Limbang.
Kick back on the ferry ride to a beachside resort near Kota Kinabalu. Staying near the beach, yet close to the city, provides the perfect base from which to snorkel, swim or simply relax on Borneo’s beautiful coast. It’s the ideal way to end this Sarawak tour.
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Inclusions

Meals
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
4x4, Boat, Ferry, Longtail boat, Plane, Taxi, Van
Accommodation
Cabin (multishare) (2 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (5 nights)
Included activities
  • Bako National Park
  • Iban Longhouse - Guided walk & traditional dinner
  • Mulu NP - Guided trek along Melinau and Headhunters' Trails
  • Mulu NP - Guided trek on the Pinnacles
  • Mulu NP - Guided walk through Wind and Clearwater Caves
  • Mulu NP - Guided walk to Deer and Lang Caves
  • Mulu NP - Longboat ride along the Melinau & Terikan Rivers
  • Semengohh Orangutan Sanctuary

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Wild Sarawak , July 2015

Wild Sarawak , July 2015