In one adventure we combined all that exist in Borneo: climbing the Mt. Kinabalu (4095m), the highest peak in Southeast Asia, canopy walkway, rafting on the mountain river, visiting indigenous tribes and ending it on a high note, with underwater diving and swimming at the most attractive sea in the world. During our visit to Borneo we’ll have the opportunity to see the orangutans in their natural habitat. Trees attain the height of 30 meters and the density of vegetation is unbelievable. Flora and fauna are very diverse which will make this adventure even more special.
From Mount Kinabalu top in the morning Philippines can been seen, and even further. We will stay all the time in the territory of Sabah, which is one of the 13 Malaysian states and is located on the island Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of this country and it will be our base for all activities on the island. Beaches takes place in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park which is located five islands and only 15 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu. Borneo is located on the equator and throughout the year in the afternoon rains, but during the night and morning the clouds clear out, giving excellent visibility.
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel & Accommodation. Lunch at the hotel. City sightseeing. Dinner.
KOTA KINABALU PARK
Breakfast. Transfer to Poring Hot Springs. Our jungle adventure starts at Poring Hot Springs, where there are 5 thermal springs (49 – 60 ° C). First, we come to the village of Nabal and then start the adventure of canopy walkway at 30m above the ground. We will have the opportunity to meet the most diverse plant and animal world, therefore, the camera is obligatory equipment on this journey.
After that, we go to thermal springs where in the warm pools we enjoy the view of the arranged flower garden. Lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, a tour of the protected zone in which over 1500 species of orchids grows, 4500 protected plant species, of which 77 grows only in that area and nowhere. The park also has 289 bird species and 290 species of butterflies.
At the end of the day, we are accommodated in Kinabalu Park hotel 4*.
Breakfast. Transfer to Kinabalu Park where we start climbing to the top of Mt.Kinabalu (4095m). We will register at the entrance to the park at Timpohon gate and start walk lasting 4-5 hours. We pass through different vegetation zones and enjoy the view. We come to Laban Rata Mountain House at a height of 3297m. Accommodation in the mountain house.
MOUNT KINABALU (4095m)
Suumit day on Mt.Kinabalu (4095m) at 03.00h to watch the sunrise on the top! Enjoy an unusual view. Back to Laban Rata Mountain House on breakfast. Next check-out descends to Kinabalu Park (Timpohon Gate) where we take our certificates of ascent to the top. Transfer 4 × 4 vehicles to our hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
Breakfast. Transfer to the place where our rafting adventure begins on the Padas River. We ride the railroad that was built in the 19th century. The rafting tour starts from the village of Pangi, which inhabits the Murat tribe in the past known as the head hunters. Our rafting takes 23km with 7 waterfalls (Grade III)
KAWA WETLAND CRUISE
Breakfast. Transfer to Kota Belud. Upon arrival we’ll have some refreshments and lunch and then board a boat that takes us along the Tempasuk River to see Proboscis Monkey – a rare species of monkey that lives only on Borneo. On our return, we’ll take a short transfer (10min) and then take another cruise along the Nanamun River to see thousands of Fireflies after sunset. Back to our hotel. Dinner.
MARI MARI TRIBES
Mari Mari is perhaps the best place to know the tradition and culture of the tribes living on Borneo. We will have the opportunity to get to know their way of life, building a house, saving food, hunting and other skills necessary for life in the jungle.
The tribes that live there are: Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun. We will see specific ways of burning the fire with the help of bamboo, and especially interesting is the way of making tattoos and their symbolism. Through a unique journey through the past you will experience the tastes, smells, sounds and feel the uniqueness of this island.
TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast. Transfer with a small boat to Tunk Abdul Rahman Park. We will have a short trek around the island. Vacation and swimming on one of the beautiful beaches. Back to Kota Kinabalu.
MANUKAN & SAPI ISLAND
After breakfast, we have a transfer to Jesselton Point Jetty. Upon arrival, we board a boat and drive to Manukan Island. Manukan Island looks like a boomerang and belongs to a national park. This island offers us white sandy beaches with crystal clear water where we can swim, dive or just lie on the beach and enjoy the tropical climate.
We then have a transfer to Sapi Island (15min) where we have a lavish BBQ to be served on the beach. This island is also one of the best dive sites in the world. After lunch we have some free time to dive and swim, then take our boat back to Jesselton Point Jetty, then return to our hotel.
Breakfast. City tour with our guide. Return to hotel. Lunch. Free afternoon and souvenirs shopping. Dinner.