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10 Days / 9 Nights
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Kota Kinabalu
Lahad Datu
Tour Details

Experience the wild Borneo on this Nature-Filled Adventure in the beautiful state of Sabah.

Sabah Adventure is exciting trip that encompasses all the natural wonders of Sabah. With this tour, you can climb the majestic Mount Kinabalu, discover the wildlife of the Kinabatangan River and explore the pristine rainforest of Danum Valley.

  • Climb the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Borneo. Mount Kinabalu boasts the richest and most diverse assemblages of plants in the world
  • Experience a thrilling adventure packed river rafting in Padas. Cruise down the gushing waters of river and rapids for the excitement of a lifetime
  • Observe Borneo’s abundant wildlife up close as you embark on a safari river cruise on the Kinabatangan River
  • Experience some of of the oldest and most pristine rain forests on the planet in Danum Valley
Day 1
Arrive Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 - 3
Climb Mount Kinabalu
Day 4
Padas River Rafting
Day 5- 6
Kinabatangan River
Day 7 - 10
Danum Valley

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals as specified
  • Mountain Ranger and climbing permit
  • Via Ferrata Trainer and equipment

Difficulty

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Malaysia at 4,095 m above the sea level, you are strongly advised to be in a physically fit condition.

Do NOT climb Mount Kinabalu if you have a history of suffering from the following ailments: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic Asthma, Peptic Ulcer, Severe Anaemia, Diabetes, Epileptic Fits, Arthritis, Palpitation, Heptitis, Muscular cramps and Obesity.

Padas Rafting

Padas rafting is grade III-IV which means it has moderate/challenging rapids – suitable for rafters aged 12 to 55.
The rafting class III is characterized by rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid, while rafting class IV or advanced has intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kota Kinabalu

Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu airport you will be transported to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Day 2Mount Kinabalu

After breakfast you will be driven to Kinabalu Park for an adventurous experience on Mt. Kinabalu. Upon reaching the park, check in and register at the Kinabalu Park’s office and begin your climb up to Pendant hut. Ascend for approximately 5-8 hours (depending on individual fitness level) through diverse forest which is home to many species of plants. No special mountaineering skills are required, but a certain level of fitness is essential.

Climbers are required to attend a mandatory Via Ferrata briefing upon arrival at Pendant Hut. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy this captivating setting and prepare for tomorrow’s summit climb and via ferrata.

Overnight in a simple dormitory-style accommodation with shared bathroom.

BREAKFAST | PACKED LUNCH | DINNER

Day 3Mount Kinabalu - Via Ferrata

Set off for the challenging summit trek in the dark hours of the morning in time to catch a mesmerising sunrise (approx. 2.5-3.5 hours). The views from the summit really are spectacular and it makes the whole adventure worth it.

Option 1) WALK THE TORQ
Descend to Sayat Sayat, the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Walk the Torq is an easy route which encompasses a Monkey Bridge, a Tyrolean traverse and a balancing beam – highest point at 3,520m a.s.l.
DIFFICULTY: Walk the Torq route on Mount Kinabalu is for those want to experience the majestic mountain in a different way. Walk the Torq is an easy route suitable for anyone aged between 10 and 70 who are fit and healthy. If you can climb a ladder, you can do the via ferrata! This route takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Option 2) LOW’S PEAK CIRCUIT
Descend to ‘7.5 mark’, the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Low’s Peak Circuit is an exciting route which encompasses a Nepalese bridge at 3,580m and suspension bridge at 3,600m a.s.l.
DIFFICULTY: Low’s Peak circuit is the World’s Highest Via Ferrata. Low-s Peak Circuit on Mount Kinabalu is for those want to experience the majestic mountain in a different way.
Low’s Peak Circuit is fairly hard and physically demanding, and it’s suitable for those with above average fitness and have no fear of heights. This route takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

The ropes and ladders of Mt Kinabalu ‘s via ferratas allow anyone to experience the most spectacular scenery. After the via ferrata experience, descent back to Penand Hut for breakfast and trek down to the Timpohon Gate where a mini bus will be waiting to return you to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight at the hotel in Kota Kinabalu

BREAKFAST

Day 4Padas River Rafting

This morning depart for Padas River for an adrenalin pumping day of white-water rafting. Padas River, graded as class III-IV, has turbulent rapids with powerful waves. You will be driven for about 1.5 hours to Beaufort train station where you will board a small local train to Pangi Station. This railway was built by the British colonist in 1898 and until today is the only railway in the State of Sabah.

On arrival, a briefing on rafting techniques and safety procedures will be conducted by the River Guide. After the briefing, all rafters will put on their rafting gears, life jackets, helmets and collect their paddle.Enjoy the exhilarating ride down the White rapids (about 30 km). Arrive at the ending point, change to dry clothing and enjoy a delicious lunch. Take the train back to Bangi station and return to Kota Kinabalu late afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel in Kota Kinabalu

BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Day 5Fly to Sandakan - Sepilok - Kinabatangan River

Early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival head to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for up-close orangutan encounter. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to witness the feeding of orangutans from the platform in the forest.

After Sepilok you will be taken to the jetty to board the boat to Abai Jungle Lodge. Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour cruise, journeying up river. On arrival you will check in to your lodge on the riverbank and then enjoy lunch. Late afternoon head out on a safari cruise on the Kinabatangan River – at dusk you may have the chance to see proboscis monkey and other wildlife than the area is famed for. Before dinner you will experience a night cruise to witness the glittering fireflies on the mangrove trees.

Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 6Kinabatangan River

You will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on another river cruise to the Pitas Lake for birdwatching. The rest of the morning is at your leisure to explore the rainforest on a boardwalk located behind the lodge or visit the village of the native “orang sungai”.

After lunch head further up the river, changing lodges for final night at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge in Sukau village. Switching lodges gives you a great chance to see more wildlife. On arrival embark on a safari cruise on the Menanggul River a tributary of the Kinabatangan River.

Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 7Sukau - Danum Valley

Today you will be driven for about 5 hours to Danum Valley with a couple of stop en route.If you are lucky, you can spot wildlife along the way.

On arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, located beside the Danum River, the view is immediately breathtaking. The beautiful unspoilt primary rainforest canopy reaches up to over 30 meters tall. The entire Danum Valley Conservation Area is a primary rainforest, which means it has never been logged before and is completely untouched. After a brief orientation, you will be given free time to freshen up before lunch.

In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided trekking along the Nature Trail for an introduction to the rainforest ecosystem. This evening, after a slide presentation on Danum Valley Conservation Area, you will join a night safari on an open-air truck. Using a powerful spot light the guide will point out nocturnal species.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 8Danum Valley

Rise early this morning and enjoy a whole day in the beautiful Danum Valley. A short walk from the lodge will bring you to the canopy walkway, suspended 26 metres above the forest floor. The view is magical. In the early mornings, mist hangs over the rainforest, forming a white veil from which only the tallest treetops emerge.

After breakfast you will climb up the trail which brings you the View Point. You will stop along the way to discover the huge variety of flora and fauna. Close to the summit, you will explore an ancient Kadazandusun burial site. Upon reaching the View Point you will rewarded with a fantastic view over the valley. On your return, enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural Jacuzzi pool.

After lunch enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River. As, darkens falls, enjoy a guided night jungle walk in search in search of nocturnal species.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 9Danum Valley

After breakfast you will join a guided trekking to Fairy and Serpent Falls. After lunch, enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River.

This evening, you will join another night safari on an open-air truck in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 10Depart Lahad Datu

This morning enjoy a short jungle walk. After lunch, check out and transfer to Lahad Datu airport.

BREAKFAST | LUNCH

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