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Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu

The natural splendour of Borneo’s Eastern Sabah region and towering peaks of Mt Kinabalu, all on one adventure? Where do I sign up?” Right here, friend. This incredible 11-day tour delivers ample time in Malaysia’s jungle playground (including a life-changing encounter with orangutans at a rehabilitation facility) before three days in the shadow of mighty Mt Kinabalu – the tallest peak in this part of the world – climaxing with a sunrise hike to the mountain’s peak. Prepare to be amazed.


Day 1 ,Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time. Accommodation: - Hotel Shangri-La (or similar). Included Activities: - Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2,Kota Kinabalu/Kundasang (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to the luscious and welcoming Mesilou Village tucked in the mountainous highlands. Stop at a local family-run farm to enjoy the views of Mt Kinabalu and see the different types of cold-climate vegetables and fruits. Afterward, meet the villagers and get to know each other over a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit two local farms before learning to cook custom recipes with the community. In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner followed by a traditional Sabahan dance performance.

Day 3,Kundasang/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the immersive jungle lodge on Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in, head out on a river cruise to experience the serenity of evening river life (keep your eyes peeled for birds and monkeys and crocodiles, oh my!). Enjoy dinner then opt for a guided night walk through the jungle. Accommodation: - Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle 05:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise

Day 4,Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the day with a river safari to witness the morning wildlife activity. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Enjoy another river cruise for a second chance to spot more wildlife (you never know what you may see) before returning to the lodge for dinner. Accommodation: - Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included Activities: - Kinabatangan River Wildlife Cruise - Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting

Day 5,Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B)

Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok - a wildlife haven. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre. Accommodation: - Sepilok Jungle Resort (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle: Sungai Kinabatangan to Sepilok Included Activities: - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit - Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit

Day 6,Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Sandakan and continue by boat to Libaran Island, also known as Turtle Island because thousands of sea turtles return to nest each year. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Later, visit the local village and experience what life is like on the island. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time. Accommodation: - Walai Penyu Resort (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle - Boat 00:45 - 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Turtle Experience - Libaran Island Village Walk

Day 7,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. Accommodation: - Hotel Shangri-La (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Plane 00:45 Hr(s) - Boat 00:45 - 01:00 Hr(s)

Day 8,Kota Kinabalu/Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1D)

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. Accommodation: - Mt. Kinabalu Park Hostel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Kota Kinabalu to Mount Kinabalu 02:30 Hr(s)

Day 9, Mount Kinabalu (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Accommodation: - Laban Rata Resthouse (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included Activities: - Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 1

Day 10,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. Accommodation: - Hotel Shangri-La (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - Private Vehicle 02:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Mount Kinabalu Hike- Day 2

Day 11,Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time. Meals Included: - Breakfast Included Activities: - Departure Day


Rates Include:

  • Accommodation
    Hotels (4 nts), jungle lodge/hostel (2 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share), permanent tented camp (1 nt), mountain lodge/hostel (2 nts, multi-share).
  • Guide
    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

    The majority of tours require travelers to be fully vaccinated and the full/final COVID-19 vaccination must be at least 14 days before the first day of the tour.

    There are some tours and departures that are only ‘Travel-Ready’ which means all travelers must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours before the first day of the tour.

    Please, double-check with the Anywhere Adventures Limited Support Team about the requirements of your tour and departure date.

  • Meals
    10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, and Kosher food options on request.

  • Additional Services
    Your G for Good Moment: Mesilou Village Stay, Mesilou Village
    Your G for Good Moment: Libaran Island Village Walk, Pulau Libaran
    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
    Your Foodie Moment: Local Farms and Cooking Class, Mesilou Village. Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris. Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan). Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit. Turtle Island stay with turtle hatchery visit. Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Transport
    Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking.

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