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BORNEO AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

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BORNEO WAKID ADVENTURES

We provide authentic and affordable adventure and travel throughout Borneo and the region

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BORNEO AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

"Borneo", the name evokes image of the steaming jungles filled with exotic creatures and ancient communities living life as they have for the centuries. meander snaking rivers, traverse jagged valley in search of proboscis monkey, sumathran rhinos, pygmy elephants and orangutans, also experience of local tribe culture. go rafting or hiking, explore vast cave complexes, world class reefs and pristine wilderness. The island indeed unique. Part of Malaysia, part of Indonesia and Part of Brunei, it has a unique geography, specifically its flora and fauna including many famous dwellers like orangutans and proboscis monkey as well as numerous endemic species of bird and marine life-and incredible rainforest! Its culture is also extremely rich and diverse with local Ethnic, Malay, Indian and Chinese. At travel the unknown we focus on the Malaysia part of Borneo which consist of Sabah in the east and Sarawak in the west. Sabah has a greater wealth of wildlife with authenticity experience of local life. Where is the majority of the tribal people are to be found such as DusunKadazan tribe, Bajau Tribe, Rungus Tribe, Murut tribe, Lundayeh Tribe and more!

DAY 1

ARRIVAL

Arrive in kota kinabalu, meet and greet by your local guide or Borneo Wakid Adventures representative transfer to your hotel rest or discover kota kinabalu on your own by visiting handicraft centre, Sabah state museum or book upon arrival optional city tour at your own cost, perperson to get details info and more real insight tour learning from your local licensed tour guide. PM : pick up at 1800 hrs tour kota kinabalu at night visit bukit bendera to get bird eye view of K.K. Get a experiance under the skin of K.K by visiting the Famous Filifino market and get yourself amaze with the varity of produce and goods offer at the market. Dinner will be at local Sabahan Restaurant. Read more

Shangri-La hotel
DAY 2

TAMBUNAN

Pick up at 0700hrs. Start your journey into the heart of north borneo (Sabah) passing the scenic view of crocker range. Visit Gunung Alab and learn about plants as gunung alab is one of crocker best place to learn about pitcher plants and orchid. After a short visit at Gunung Alab proceed to Tambunan raflessia centre and get to know more about this rare flower at her very few place in the world to have this naturally growing. After this great experiance, then proceed to sunsuron homestay for lunch and check in (meet and greet by your host with a cultural musical welcoming). After lunch, rest and for dinner tonight go shopping in the natural market of the village (this are definitely the biggest tesco you ever see!) the jungle itself. Learn from your host what wild vegatable you can take from the jungle at the same time you can understand a little survival knowledge. Come back from the jungle shopping give your host a hand on helping to prepare the dish ( if not so tired or if you dont mind). PM: After dinner. Cultural show performance, remember is good to participate on any local cultural experiance as it fun and it make you understand more as along as you are honest and really want to learn. So to respect local costum and culture is the key of traveling. Read more

Homestay
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DAY 3

KINABALU PARK

After breakfast, make your way to Kinabalu National Park (KNP) via tambunan- ranau (1.5 - 2 hrs). Arrive at Ranau visit POW last camp(legacy of Sandakan - Ranau Death march) brief learning of second World War 2. Proceed to Kinabalu National Park (KNP), world Heritage site (30 - 40 minutes) take one of many trails at Kinabalu park and see and learn the vegetation with your guide. Check in and have Lunch before continuing to learn more about Flora at Kinabalu Botanical Garden. Tonight after dinner get a briefing about your big climb tommorow and is time to rest . Read more

Hostel KNP
DAY 4

KINABALU PARK

Today after breakfast, Meet up with your Mt. Guide and start asending to laban rata. Distance of walking today is 6 km and you will be ended up at 3227 m asl. Duration of walking average of 4 - 6 hours of walking depending on individual fitness. When climbing enjoyed the scenic view of the mountain and the changing of the elevation. Take your time and walk on your own pace, don't worry about other people walking pass you or your group member ahead of you. Remember this is not a mountain race!.. Read more

Mountain Hut
DAY 5

THE SUMMIT!!!

The big day! .. Get your supper breakfast and start walking up to the summit. Today you start as early as 2.30 am and distance of walking is 2.9 km. Make sure you are well equiped for this as what has advise on Borneo Wakid Adventures list of what you need. As usually the 15 minutes on the Kinabalu summit can get Cold. But other than that getting to the summit is always a BIG WOW factor !.. After summited, decend to timpohon have lunch at Balsam restuarant at kinabalu park HQ and proceed to poring hot spring. Arrive at poring hot spring Check in at kelicap hostel or hostel nearby. PM dinner (optional) and rest. Read more

Poring Hot Spring
DAY 6

PORING

Get the included deluxe enclosed private bath tub, and as today is your free day get an advise from your tour guide on what you can do from the many activity available at poring. This evening have your dinner and get brief about tomorrow activity.

Poring Hot Spring
DAY 7

KINABATANGAN

Travel over land from Poring to kinabatangan ( 5 hrs) , today is your real journey into Borneo wildlife gateway. Arrive at Bilit kinabatangan have lunch and check in. This aftrenoon cruise along the kinabatangan and experiance the wildlife at their original habitat. If lucky sighting of wild orang utan or bornean pgmy elephant might be around, however remember this are wildlife and they got all their right to be seen or not to be seen only thing we can do is to do our best on gathering info on this special beast whereabout. PM : If weather permit, after dinner proceed on the night walk. Night walk sometimes can be productive with a good nocturnal animal such as sleeping birds, inscet , frog and mybe norctunal primates and others. Read more

lodges
DAY 8

KINABATANGAN

Today early morning cruise for another 1.5 hrs - 2 hrs try another luck finding kinabatangan numerous wildlife if lucky mybe different species of bird such hornbill. After cruise, back for breakfast and continue for a walk to the oxbow lake learn the how the oxbow lake is form and what is the important of the oxbow existance to the local around and what is the threat of oxbow disappearance. After oxbow visit, back to the lodge for lunch rest and before next aftetnoon cruise hands on to assist the tree planting around the lodge. Cruise to late evening and when come back have dinner and get a breifing from your guide for tommorow plan. Read more

Lodges
DAY 9

GOMANTONG CAVE

Today travel to sepilok (2hrs) enroute , stop at Gomantong Cave ( Popular By Sir David Attenbrough) learn about the harvesting of the birds nest and maybe lucky to see some more wildlife. After the visit at the cave then continue journey to sepilok arrive check in and visit the sun bear sanctuary. Learn and see this beautiful sun bear and get to know why are they there? What is the future of Bornean sun bear and future plan to save them after that lunch and rest. This evening, visit rainforest discovery centre do some of the trail and wait for the amazing flying squirrel taking off at night before returning to the lodge. Read more

Sepilok Jungle Resorts
DAY 10

SEPILOK ORANG UTAN SANCTUARY

Today Early visit to RDC and back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast spend a full day visit at the orang utan sanctuary. Depart at 9 am from the hotel and proceed to the feeding platform for 10 am feeding then after the 10 am feeding then proceed to 1030 feeding at the outdoor nursery. When finish come back to the hotel or do optinal visit to the labuk bay proboscis monkey sanctuary or just simply back to the hotel and enjoyed the swimming pool. After lunch continue the visit the orang utan feeding at 3 pm and if you haven’t got enough with the orang utan continue again to see them at the out door nursery. Read more

Sepilok Jungle Resort
DAY 11

SANDAKAN

Your trip comes to an end today. There are no activities planned and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. If you are staying in Sandakan longer, then there are some additional activities that your leader can assist with booking such as Turtle Island. Or if you fly back to Kota Kinabalu, There’s a scuba dive trip from Manukan Island to see the wonderful underwater world of Borneo, or an optional fun, interactive and educational visit to Mari Mari Cultural Village to see how indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo used to live. It’s best to pre book these activities with your leader on Day 1 Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kota Kinabalu
Day 2
Location Tambunan
Day 3
Location Kinabalu Park
Hotel Hostel KNP
Day 4
Location Mountain Hut
Day 5
Location Poring Hot Spring
Day 7
Location Kinabatangan
Hotel Lodges
Day 9
Location Sepilok

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • 8 breakfast, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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  • IMPORTANT NOTE:
  • It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommend that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart disease, severe anaemia, Peptic ulcers, Epileptic fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber. In the mountainous region the weather can change without warning from bright sunshine to mist and cloud to torrential downpour. The nights are cold and temperatures can drop to below freezing.
  • Bring enough warm clothing with you and pack them in plastic bags to keep them dry.

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