Explore Borneo's tropical playground - the Sabah region
Borneo’s Sabah region is a natural paradise of steamy rainforests, towering mountains and beautiful beaches. This trip will get you active as you cycle through small villages, ascend to the summit of Mt Kinabalu, search the jungle for wildlife and swim through a colourful underwater world. Feast on delicious cuisine, hang out with local villagers and soak up the culture of this wild and ancient island. Borneo is the place for those with adventure in mind.
Borneo is the perfect place to be active and outdoors, and this trip will have you biking village backroads, summiting the heights of Mt Kinabalu, trekking through rainforest and island-hopping by sea kayak
With two homestays, you'll get a true insight in to the 'real' Borneo at an authentic, community level
Experience next-level vistas on Mt Kinabalu as you summit for sunrise, before descending by the Via Ferrata – a special mountain pathway for climbers, the first of its kind in Asia
If you want to extend your adventure and experience more of Borneo's culture and wildlife, you can easily book this trip in conjunction with our Wild Sarawak trip to maximise your time here
This is an active trip, and it is expected that all travellers have an excellent level of health and fitness and will be able to take part in all activities. There are no alternative activities to the cycling, Mt Kinabalu climb or kayaking activities, so if these don't sound like they are for you we suggest checking out our other Borneo trips to find a better match. While you don't need to be an ultra-athlete, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the included activities and destinations.
National Park regulations state that for the via ferrata climb you must not be older than 70 or weigh more than 100 kilograms and must be above 1.3 meters in height.
The most challenging part of the trip is the Mt Kinabalu climb. It is physically taxing, involves taking part in strenuous physical activity above 2,800 metres and has a very early morning start in order to be at the summit for sunrise.
The Single Supplement on this trip is only available for nights in Kota Kinabalu. Most other nights are in very basic multi-share accommodation and homestays with shared facilties and without nightly hot showers.
Pack light and be prepared to spend some nights without your main luggage (Mt Kinabalu, Rainforest Camp) and just carry what you need for the day and night in a day pack.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Borneo : Hike, Bike & Kayak trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Please provide passport details at time of booking, as these are essential for booking services on this trip, including your Mt Kinabalu permit.
2. A Single Supplement to have our own room is only available on this trip for Days 1, 7 & 8 (Kota Kinabalu). All other nights will be in multi share or twin share rooms.
3. This is a very active trip and includes time at high elevation. You will need to have an excellent level of fitness to take part in all activities.
4. National Park regulations on the Via Ferrata climb state that participants must not be older than 70 or weigh more than 100 kg to embark on this route, and must be at least 1.3 meters tall.
5. Please ensure you have travel insurance that covers you for the Via Ferrata activity on this trip.
Our Borneo : Hike, Bike & Kayak trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 33 reviews in the last year.
This is a fabulous trip! It’s definitely physically challenging but a lot of fun. All activities are really well organised. Homestays were really interesting. Lovely to meet the locals. Our team leader was wonderful. Fantastic group of like minded people. Brilliant!!! Highly recommend it!!
Review submitted 10 Jul 2018
The biking and climbing were physically and mentally challenging in the best possible way, and the island is so beautiful.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2018