• Lemanak River safari
• Tribal Iban Culture & Adventure
• Mulu National Park and Caves
• Kinabalu National Park / Hot Spring
• Rainforest Canopy Walk
• Orangutan sanctuary
• Kinabatangan River & Wildlife
• 18 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Kuching, finish in Kota Kinabalu
• All meals included
• Includes 6 internal flights
• Activity Level: 3
The jungles of Borneo have evolved over 100 million years. They are the oldest on earth and provide a unique opportunity to experience an ancient ecosystem along with the tribal cultures that inhabit them. A rugged land of caves, peaks, rivers and forests, Borneo is an irresistible paradise for adventure travelers.
Beginning in the old colonial city of Kuching, we head into the interior on our longboat adventure on the Lemanak River. Traveling upriver, we visit the tribal Iban, who have lived in their communal longhouses in the jungle for thousands of years.
We continue our jungle experience by flying to world-renowned Mulu National Park. Here, we explore the world's largest cave passage and oldest rainforests from the base of our comfortable lodge. We fly to Sabah in the far north of Borneo, where we enjoy easy hikes at the base of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Mt. Kinabalu houses celebrated biological diversity, including the rafflesia, the world's largest flower.
We visit the tropical islands of Gaya and Manukan. Traveling via Sandakan, we take a boat to Selingan Island to observe sea turtles come ashore nightly to lay their eggs.
At the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, we arrive in time for the orphan orangutans' afternoon feeding. The tour winds down on the tranquil Kinabatangan River, where we go on a river safari in search of proboscis monkeys, hornbills and wild elephants.
Malaysia with Eldertreks