Wild Sarawak

10 Days | Travel into the wild heart of Malaysian Borneo

4.9 out of 5 based on 69 reviews submitted.
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Wild, tropical and remote – think of Borneo as South East Asia's answer to the Amazon. This 10-day tour is full of active adventure set in natural paradise. See orangutans swinging through the rainforest treetops at a sanctuary in Semenggoh and venture into the vast Mulu cave systems. Follow the Headhunters' Trail through dense jungle in Sarawak, wander along Kuching's riverside promenade and relax on golden-sand beaches on Labuan Island.

Trip overview

Map of Wild Sarawak including Malaysia
Start
Kuching, Malaysia
Finish
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Malaysia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TMSW
This trip generates 83 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • One of the last truly wild places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for the nature lover – see orangutans at a sanctuary and quirky proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park.
  • Discover the colourful history of a variety of different ethnic groups.
  • Explore labyrinthian caves and watch as millions of bats emerge from their depths at sunset, darkening the sky like a plume of black smoke, in Mulu National Park.
  • Follow in the infamous footsteps of tribal warriors on a trek through wild, dense jungle on the Headhunters’ Trail – rich with wildlife like hornbills and monkeys.
  • Unwind after days spent trekking through jungle with a stay on tranquil Labuan Island. Relax with a well-earned beer or cocktail at your beach resort accommodation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • It’s best to pack light for this trip. There is a strict 20kg (checked in baggage) and 7kg (hand luggage) 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, 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 12 kilometre Headhunters’ Trail, so a good level of fitness is required.

Itinerary

Map of Wild Sarawak including Malaysia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

4x4, Ferry, Longtail boat, Plane, Taxi, Mini van

Accommodation

Cabin (multishare) (2 nights), Dormitory (1 night), Hotel (5 nights), Resort (1 night)

Activities
  • Bako National Park - Wildlife Trail Trek
  • Kuching - Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Mulu National Park - Deer & Lang Caves
  • Mulu National Park - Wind & Clearwater Caves
  • Mulu National Park - Picnic Lunch
  • Mulu National Park - Local Dinner
  • Mulu National Park - Guided trek along Headhunters' Trails
  • Mulu National Park - Longboat ride along the Melinau & Terikan Rivers
  • Labuan Island - Sunset cocktail drink
Add on activities
  • Kuching - Sarawak Cultural Village - MYR95
  • Sarawak River cruise - MYR65
  • Kuching - Borneo Cultures Museum - MYR50
  • Mulu National Park - Canopy Walk - MYR50
  • Labuan - Historical tour (Minimum 2 People) - MYR177
  • Kota Kinabalu - Tunku Abdul National Marine Park Snorkeling Trip (Minimum 4 people) - MYR355

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Important 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 the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 4, 5 & 6 (Mulu National Park) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 69 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Linda · Traveled April 2024
We were fortunate enough to have a great bunch of participants on the Wild Sarawak trip along with Nizam, a local leader who really knew his stuff. I would have preferred more opportunities to see animals included in the itinerary. During the hike to Mulu, then from Mulu to the boat back (9km + 11km), although wet and muddy, it wasn't raining, and we made it in good time. These two days were definitely not as difficult as I expected from previous reviews. The day at the resort should be replaced with either an extra day at Baku or at Kota Kinabalu as I felt it was a wasted day with not much to do or places to go. Overall, I'm glad I went and with a few tweaks, it could be even better!
Review submitted 12 May 2024

Fiona · Traveled April 2024
This was an amazing trip. An adventure into nature. The humid was a challenge at times but worth second. Nik was a fantastic guide her knowledge, humour and support was first class.
Review submitted 26 Apr 2024

Sheila · Traveled April 2024
Fabulous trip , Nic our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, Hard going in the heat and humidity but well worth the effort
Review submitted 27 Apr 2024

Suzie · Traveled March 2024
Borneo - the trip of a lifetime. From the moment we joined the Intrepid group the adventure began. Highly recommend this for those who love wildlife and also want to explore the wilder side of Borneo. A must if you want to see the Orangutan’s and trek the jungle.
Review submitted 05 Apr 2024

Imelda Ruth · Traveled March 2024
Seeing the orangutans in their natural habitat was the highlight of this trip.
Review submitted 11 Apr 2024
Wild Sarawak
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