Multi-Day Tour

Borneo Encompassed (16 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Kota Kinabalu To Kuching

Valid for Departures: 18 Jul 2018 - 26 Jan 2019

Borneo Encompassed (16 days)

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu

Day 2

Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu

Day 3

Mount Kinabalu

Day 4

Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu

Day 5

Kota Kinabalu/Gunung Mulu National Park

Day 6

Gunung Mulu National Park

Day 7

Headhunters Trail/Limbang

Day 8

Limbang/Pulau Tiga

Day 9

Pulau Tiga

Day 10

Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu

Day 11

Kota Kinabalu/Kuching

Day 12

Kuching/Bako National Park

Day 13

Kuching/Batang Ai

Day 16

Kuching

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kota Kinabalu
None None
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu: Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu: Travel to the base of Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea. In the afternoon, stretch your legs by exploring the trails around the park or check out the visitor centre. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Mount Kinabalu
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Mount Kinabalu: Set off early to begin the ascent up Mt Kinabalu. It is not an easy walk, but it is incredibly rewarding. Willpower is the main requirement as it's uphill all the way! Spend the night at Laban Rata in basic mountain huts 3,272m (10,735 ft) above sea level. Turn in early to prepare for the final climb very early in the morning. Included Activities: Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 1
Day 4
Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Mount Kinabalu/Kota Kinabalu: 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. Included Activities: Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 2 Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Kota Kinabalu/Gunung Mulu National Park
None Breakfast
Day 5 Kota Kinabalu/Gunung Mulu National Park: Upon arrival in Miri, you will disembark from the plane with the group, retrieve your luggage, and pass it on to our ground operator so it can be transferred to Limbang. You will then go through passport control at Miri airport and board the flight to Mulu. Additional Notes: After leaving your luggage with our ground operator at Miri airport, you will not have access to it again until the group arrives in Limbang. You will need to pack an overnight bag with your essentials for two nights in the national park. Be sure to use a backpack as you will need to do some walking through the jungle and make a few transportation connections with your overnight bag. Included Activities: Deer and Lang Caves Exploration Bat Exodus Observation Transport: Plane Plane
Day 6
Gunung Mulu National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Gunung Mulu National Park: Depart the lodge, board a longboat and travel along the Melinau River to the Wind and Clearwater caves. Explore the caves, take a dip in the crystal clear waters, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest. Continue by longboat to Kuala Litut and start the trek through dense jungle to Camp 5, our stop for the night. Included Activities: Wind and Clearwater Caves Exploration Transport: Boat At Kuala Litut, disembark the longboat and begin the trek to Camp 5, where the group will spend the night. The trail here is well maintained. Walking
Day 7
Headhunters Trail/Limbang
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Headhunters Trail/Limbang: Set out on the Headhunters Trail, an 11 kilometre trail through Borneo's dense jungle. Trek past streams and caves, all while hearing the sounds of the thousands of species that call this jungle home. Learn about the rich history of the warring parties that created this trail before arriving at Kuala Terikan where you will board a boat down the river to Limbang. Included Activities: Headhunters Trail Trek Transport: Boat
Day 8
Limbang/Pulau Tiga
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Limbang/Pulau Tiga: Start off early for a busy day of travel – by ferry, boat, and private vehicle – to the tropical island of Pulau Tiga. After arriving on the island head out on a trek to a mud volcano and learn more about the region. Included Activities: Mud Volcano Trek Transport: Ferry Private Vehicle Boat
Day 9
Pulau Tiga
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Pulau Tiga: Enjoy a free day on this tropical paradise. Opt to go snorkelling, kayaking, or visit Snake Island.
Day 10
Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu
None Breakfast
Day 10 Pulau Tiga/Kota Kinabalu: In Kota Kinabalu, opt to check out the restaurants along the waterfront with some free time in the evening. Transport: Boat Private Vehicle
Day 11
Kota Kinabalu/Kuching
None None
Day 11 Kota Kinabalu/Kuching: Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching. Enjoy some free time in the evening. Transport: Plane
Day 12
Kuching/Bako National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Kuching/Bako National Park: Depart Kuching in the morning, passing through mangrove forest before arriving at Bako village. Continue along the coast by motorized boat to reach Bako National Park. Hike through the park and experience amazing plant and wildlife. Be sure to keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey. Return to Kuching in the evening. Included Activities: Bako National Park Hike Transport: Private Vehicle Motorboat Motorboat Private Vehicle
Day 13
Kuching/Batang Ai
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Kuching/Batang Ai: Drive through the scenic countryside, passing plantations, rivers, rainforest to reach the Batang Ai jetty, stopping en route to visit a trading town and a local farmhouse. From the jetty transfer via boat to a local Iban longhouse and enjoy a stay with this welcoming community while learning more about their culture. Included Activities: Local Market and Farm Visit Iban Longhouse Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle Boat
Day 14
Batang Ai , Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14 Batang Ai: Witness a blowpipe demonstration before setting off by longboat for a trip across the lake. Disembark and enjoy a hike through the forest and a local lunch at a scenic locale. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the water before heading to our hotel for the night. Included Activities: Blowpipe Demonstration and Forest Hike
Day 15
Batang Ai , Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15 Batang Ai/Kuching: Return to the jetty by boat and continue overland to Kuching, stopping en route to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and with some luck spot a wild orangutan passing through. Included Activities: Semenggoh Nature Reserve Visit Transport: Boat Private Vehicle
Day 16
Kuching
None Breakfast
Day 16 Kuching: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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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 th...

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