Travel into the wild heart of Malaysian Borneo
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.
One of the last remaining truly wild places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for the nature lover – see Orangutans at the Semenggoh Sanctuary and the quirky proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park
Discover the colourful history of the Iban people and spend the night in a traditional longhouse with a local family
Explore one of the world’s largest cave networks and witness a sunset hunting exodus of millions of bats, twisting through the sky like a plume of black smoke in Gunung Mulu National Park
Follow in the infamous footsteps of tribal warriors on a trek through wild, dense jungle on the Headhunters’ Trail
It’s best to pack light for this trip. There is a strict 15 kg maximum luggage limit on the included internal flights. Excess luggage will incur extra fees to the traveller.
A small to medium size day backpack is required for the time in Mulu NP and on the Headhunters Trail. Your main pack will be forwarded on, so there will be days when you don’t have access to it. Pack light and smart.
When staying in the National Park or at the Longhouse homestay, accommodation is multishare and can be basic. The unqiue atmosphere and wonderful location more than make up for this though.
This trip includes a number of wonderful long walks through forest and jungle, especially the 11.5 kilometre Headhunters’ Trail, so a good level of fitness is required.
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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 contact your sales agent if you would like to book a single supplement. Due to the type of accommodation used on this trip a single supplement is only available on the following nights, Day 1 Kuching, Day 3 Kuching, Day 8 Limbang and Day 9 Kota Kinabalu.
Our Wild Sarawak trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 97 reviews in the last year.
Sarawak does not disappoint! This trip is a good blend of active hiking, cave exploration, and chances to see native plants and animals in their natural environment. Bako National Park was a highlight because of the number of animals we were able to see (silver leaf monkeys, proboscis monkeys, macaques, bearded pigs, viper, scorpions, flying lemur, etc.) there during our day and evening hikes. Be prepared with a poncho for the frequent rain! Our trip leader, Nik, is a gem!
Review submitted 13 Jul 2018