Explore Sabah, Borneo's tropical playground
Borneo’s Sabah region is a natural paradise of steamy rainforests, towering mountains and beautiful beaches. This 9-day tour will get you active as you cycle through small villages, ascend to the summit of Mt Kinabalu, search the jungle for wildlife and kayak past rural farms. Feast on delicious cuisine, hang out with local villagers in their homes and soak up the culture of this wild and ancient island.
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Borneo is the perfect place to get active in the great outdoors. This trip will have you biking village backroads, summiting Mt Kinabalu, trekking through rainforest and kayaking in the countryside.
With two homestays, you'll get a true insight into the 'real' Borneo at an authentic, community level. Plus, the homecooked food is amazing.
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.
Soak your weary limbs in the healing waters of the Poring Hot Springs following your hike to the top of Malaysia’s highest mountain.
Spend a day kayaking along mangrove-lined waterways of rural Tuaran, paddling past fish farms and stilt houses while Mt Kinabalu looms in the background.
Check out our guide to trekking Mt Kinabalu here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/guide-to-climbing-mt-kinabalu-...
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.
The most challenging part of the trip is the Mt Kinabalu climb. It is physically taxing, involves taking part in strenuous physical activity above 2800 metres and has a very early morning start in order to be at the summit for sunrise.
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 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,) and just carry what you need for the day and night in a day pack.
Trip departures are unavailable.
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. Closed shoes must be worn for the climb.
5. Please ensure you have travel insurance that covers you for the Via Ferrata activity on this trip.
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