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Wild Sarawak

10 Days | Travel into the wild heart of Malaysian Borneo

4.9 out of 5 based on 62 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 70 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

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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 62 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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PATRICK · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 30 Nov 2023

Carol · Traveled October 2023
Wonderful fulfilling trip even though it was tiring. More information needed on what to pack would have been helpful
Review submitted 30 Oct 2023

Jane · Traveled October 2023
Nik our guide was a legend and was so knowledgeable about wildlife, culture and history. The highlight was Mulu NP which was unbelievably beautiful and wild. Great trip. Borneo is safe, interesting and diverse.
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

Lisa · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 29 Oct 2023

Rick · Traveled October 2023
Can’t recommend this tour enough. I fell in love with Malaysia in large part to the wonderful guide.
Review submitted 14 Oct 2023
Wild Sarawak
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GBP £1,280