Wild, tropical and remote, think of Borneo as South-East Asia's answer to the Amazon. See orangutans swinging through the rainforest treetops in Semenggoh, weave through the vast Mulu cave systems and spend a night in a traditional Iban longhouse. Follow the Headhunters' Trail in Sarawak, wander along Kuching's riverside promenade and relax on golden-sand beaches in Kota Kinabalu.

Start
Kuching, Malaysia
Finish
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Countries
Malaysia
Themes
Explorer, Wildlife
Code
TMSW
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
392kg pp per trip

Travel into the wild heart of Malaysian Borneo


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

Relish the mellow vibe of Kuching before heading out into the wilds of Sarawak.
Hike along pristine jungle trails in the Bako National Park. Look to the trees to try and spot the quirky proboscis monkeys who call the 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 travel to Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary. Then, 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 here.
Be welcomed in the longhouses of the Iban people and spend an evening learning about their fascinating culture. Visit nearby caves on a guided jungle walk in Niah National Park, gain insights into the locals’ day-to-day life and hear tales of their headhunting history.
Explore the jungles and caves of Mulu National Park. See the bats emerge from Deer Cave at sunset, and head underground in Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave - home to Asia’s longest underground river. Then, travel downriver by longboat and hike out to a jungle camp where we'll sleep on raised open-air platforms among the verdant surrounds.
Embark on a jungle trek along a section of the ominously named Headhunters’ Trail, historically used by warring parties in the region. Take to the river in a longboat before transferring to Limbang for the night.
Make the final leg of the journey to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's attractive seaside capital. End this unforgettable small group adventure basking on sunny shores and snacking away on lip-smacking Malay delicacies.
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Inclusions

Meals
8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
4x4, Ferry, Longtail boat, Plane, Taxi, Van
Accommodation
Cabin (multishare) (2 nights), Dormitory (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (4 nights)
Included activites
  • Bako National Park
  • Bako NP - Night Walk
  • Niah National Park
  • Patrick Longhouse Activities
  • Semengohh Orangutan Sanctuary

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Notes

1. Please provide passport details at time of booking, as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
2. Strict luggage limits apply. See under the Important notes section of Trip Notes for more information.
3. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for further information.

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Wild Sarawak, April 2015

Wild Sarawak, April 2015