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Borneo Encompassed Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Malaysia

Few travel opportunities are as rare or special as the one to really get out there and explore the must-be-seen-to-be-believed nature and wildlife of the island of Borneo. Start at its heights by summiting UNESCO-designated Mt Kinabalu before descending into the mind-blowing caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Throw in some unconventional cultural moments like drifting along the water by long boat and overnighting in an Iban longhouse of the Malay people and you've got 16 days of adventure that'll remain with you forever.


Highlights

Watch the sun rise from Mt Kinabalu's summit, Explore Deer Cave, Trek to a mud volcano on the tropical island of Pulau Tiga, Keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey, Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Iban Longhouse Homestay, Batang Ai. Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days). Deer and Lang caves visit. Bat exodus observation. Wind and Clearwater caves exploration. Mud volcano visit and trek (Pulau Tiga). Bako NP excursion. Trading town and farm visit. Blowpipe demonstration. Forest hike and local lunch. Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (9 nts), mountain lodge/hostel (2 nts, multi
share), lodge (1 nt), jungle lodge/hostel (2 nts), traditional longhouse (1 nt, multi
share).


Meals Included

14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners


Transport

Private vehicle, plane, longboat, ferry, boat, walking.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout. The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so pack as lightly as possible (under 10 kg/22lb). It is to your advantage as you are expected to carry your own luggage, though distances are never great. We do not allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive. Most travellers carry their luggage in a pack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Suitcases are not appropriate for this particular trip! You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30
35 litres/8
9 gallons). In this you will need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials. While climbing Mt Kinabalu, we leave our main piece of luggage at park headquarters and return following the trek.

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

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Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu

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Day 3 Mount Kinabalu

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Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu

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Day 5 Kota Kinabalu/Pulau Tiga

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Day 6 Gunung Mulu National Park

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Day 7 Beaufort

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Day 8 Limbang/Pulau Tiga

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Day 9 Mulu National Park

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Day 10 Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu

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Day 11 Kota Kinabalu/Kuching

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Day 12 Kuching/Bako National Park

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Day 13 Kuching/Batang Ai

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Day 14 Batang Ai

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Day 15 Batang Ai/Kuching

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Day 16 Kuching

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Details

Duration: 16 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 4 - Demanding

Group Size Notes: Max:

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My Own Room Exceptions

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single accommodation for all night stops, with the following exceptions: Days 2 and 3 (hostel/lodge), 13 (longhouse, very limited availability for "My Own Room").

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