Borneo & Mt Kinabalu Encompassed

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AAKS

From: £1799.20

Want to see all of Sabah (seriously, like all of it)? Here are 17 days that’ll check off every possible box you could hope to throughout this tropical paradise. Summit Kinabalu, explore the perfect island of Pulau Tiga (where they shot a season of Survivor), visit the inspiring Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, and experience Mulu National Park. Don’t come to Sabah without getting to see all of it. We got your ticket right here.

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1D)

Travel to Mt Kinabalu. Opt to hike the nature trails, or enjoy an excursion to Poring hot springs and a canopy walk with some free time.

Day 3 Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head off to conquer Mt Kinabalu. During the first day’s climb to Laban Rata, enjoy a packed lunch on the way. The hike can take from 5-7 hrs. Indulge in a buffet-style dinner then rest up for an early start to summit the mountain in the morning.

Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu (1B, 1L)

Summit Mt Kinabalu (3-5hrs) and arrive in time for sunrise. Return to Laban Rata for a rest and to the park headquarters for lunch. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

Day 5 Kota Kinabalu/Pulau Tiga (1B)

After breakfast drive to Kuala Pinyu, then take a boat ride to the tropical island of Pulau Tiga. Opt to go on a jungle walk, snorkelling trip to snake island, or laze on the sandy beach.

Day 6 Pulau Tiga/Beaufort (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a relaxing morning. Go snorkelling off the beach or join your CEO for a walk to the natural volcanic mud baths. Travel back to the mainland and spot an array of wildlife from a river cruise on the Klias River. Transfer to the colonial town of Beaufort.

Day 7 Beaufort (1B)

Catch the local train to Tenom and explore the scenic town. Visit the Murut Cultural Centre before returning to Beaufort by road. If you prefer, jump off the train early and opt out of the visit to Tenom to instead get your adrenaline pumping on a rafting tour.

Day 8 Beaufort to Mulu National Park (1B)

Depart to Menumbok port and take a private speedboat to Labuan. Fly to Miri and make your way to Mulu National Park. Opt for a night walk on the boardwalks surrounding park headquarters.

Day 9 Mulu National Park (1B, 1L)

Depart on an easy walk along the river to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. After a lunch stop, swim in the crystal clear waters emerging from the mountain. Opt to stop at Iban village’s morning market to browse handicrafts by the Pena tribe, descendants from headhunters. Walk on the boardwalk to Lang Cave and Deer Cave before relaxing with a drink at the viewing area for the nightly emergence of 3 million bats.

Day 10 Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Before breakfast, opt to go on a two hour morning mist guided walk on the worlds longest tree based canopy walk. Enjoy free time to before boarding a flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Day 11 Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Tambatuon village and meet the local community. Visit a local farm and gather fresh ingredients for an included cooking class. After lunch, trek to a nearby river, exploring the landscape surrounding the village along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional dinner with your hosts.

Day 12 Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle.

Day 13 Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Day 14 Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B)

Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre.

Day 15 Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island’s turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time.

Day 16 Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B)

After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Day 17 Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
28/08/2019 13/09/2019 0 £2399.00
31/08/2019 16/09/2019 0 £2399.00
14/09/2019 30/09/2019 0 £2319.00
25/09/2019 11/10/2019 0 £2319.00
28/09/2019 14/10/2019 0 £2319.00
19/10/2019 04/11/2019 0 £2319.00
09/11/2019 25/11/2019 5 £2249.00
30/11/2019 16/12/2019 10 £1799.20
21/12/2019 06/01/2020 0 £2249.00
25/01/2020 10/02/2020 13 £2249.00
22/02/2020 09/03/2020 0 £2249.00
21/03/2020 06/04/2020 4 £2249.00
18/04/2020 04/05/2020 8 £2319.00
25/04/2020 11/05/2020 11 £2319.00
02/05/2020 18/05/2020 14 £2319.00
09/05/2020 25/05/2020 0 £2319.00
23/05/2020 08/06/2020 9 £2319.00
30/05/2020 15/06/2020 15 £2319.00
06/06/2020 22/06/2020 15 £2399.00
20/06/2020 06/07/2020 15 £2399.00
27/06/2020 13/07/2020 15 £2399.00
04/07/2020 20/07/2020 15 £2399.00
18/07/2020 03/08/2020 12 £2399.00
25/07/2020 10/08/2020 15 £2399.00
01/08/2020 17/08/2020 15 £2399.00
15/08/2020 31/08/2020 14 £2399.00
22/08/2020 07/09/2020 15 £2399.00
29/08/2020 14/09/2020 15 £2399.00
12/09/2020 28/09/2020 15 £2319.00
19/09/2020 05/10/2020 15 £2319.00
26/09/2020 12/10/2020 15 £2319.00
10/10/2020 26/10/2020 14 £2319.00
24/10/2020 09/11/2020 15 £2319.00
07/11/2020 23/11/2020 15 £2249.00
05/12/2020 21/12/2020 15 £2249.00
09/01/2021 25/01/2021 14 £2249.00
06/02/2021 22/02/2021 15 £2249.00
06/03/2021 22/03/2021 15 £2249.00
03/04/2021 19/04/2021 15 £2249.00

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