Explore Borneo's tropical playground - the Sabah region
Explore a mystical land of incredible natural beauty and rare wildlife on this Sabah Adventure tour. With its collection of exotic animals, ancient traditions, hot springs, tribal villages, loveable orangutans and incredible views, Sabah has something for everyone. Experience the very best of this part of Borneo - climbing Mt Kinabalu, watching elusive sea turtles lay their eggs upon Turtle Beach and sharing laughs with local village hosts - every minute of this incredible adventure will stay with you for life.
Experience next-level vistas from the top of Mt Kinabalu climb on a two-day climb that will really get the heart pumping
Visits the Orangutan sanctuary to spend some special time in the company of these 'men of the forest'
Witness nature at its most beautiful with a night on Turtle island, watching mother turtles come ashore to lay their eggs
Cruise down the Kinabatangan river and search for wildlife in this rich and unique ecosystem
This trip is for all animal lovers - Borneo’s tropical rainforests and climate provide the ideal conditions for a wide variety of wildlife to thrive, much of it found nowhere else
The Mt Kinabalu trek is very challenging, including an altitude of more than 2,800 metres and an early morning to summit in the dark, so we recommend a good level of fitness to be able to enjoy this unforgettable climb.
The maximum luggage allowance for the internal flight is 15kg. Excess luggage will incur extra fees to be paid to the airline. We recommend packing light anyway – it means less to carry!
We recommend packing specific items for this trip so please take a look at the ‘what to take’ section of the trip notes.
You will get to experience a wide range of accommodation types on this trip – some dormitory rooms in hostels, a homestay, guesthouses, jungle lodge and hotels. Some may be a little more basic than our standard hotels, but their unique location and close proximity to wildlife is what makes them special.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Sabah Adventure 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.
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 booking agent if you would like to book a single supplement. Due to the many hostels we use on the trip please note the following nights are the only nights where a single room is available, Day 1 Kota Kinabalu, Day 7 Kinabatangan River, Day 8 Sandakan, day 10 Sepilok and Day 11 Kota Kinabalu.
We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Eastern Sabah before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. Further information can be found in our "Safety" section of the Essential Trip Information. We also have links to prominent government travel advisories and any updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page http://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Sabah Adventure trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 257 reviews in the last year.
The Borneo trip was fantastic! Our leader Jeffrey was great and made this trip to be even more amazing. The climb is challenging but definitely worth the 2am start. The wildlife is also incredible. A excellent trip with lots of different variety.
Review submitted 12 Nov 2017
The Sabah adventure was a delight from beginning to end. Heavier emphasis on wildlife viewing as opposed to more cultural pursuits but that suited us. Very physically demanding especially the climb up Kinabalu so be prepared for active hiking.
Review submitted 05 Nov 2017