Trekking Borneo & Beyond

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5.0 Based on 6 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Climbing
  • Safari
  • Walking tour
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ends Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • +6
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The jungles of Taman Nagara
  • Sepilok's Orangutans
  • Summit of Mt. Kinabalu
  • Food tour of Kuala Lumpur
Start in Kuala Lumpur and end in Kota Kinabalu, the "Trekking Borneo & Beyond" trip is a guided climbing trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Kinabalu Park, Taman Nagara, Kuala Lumpur and 4 other destinations in Malaysia. "Trekking Borneo & Beyond" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

South East Asia’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kinabalu, towers over the Sulu Sea and Borneo’s sweeping jungles. In the east of the world’s third largest island Orang-utans populate the trees of Sepilok, whilst on the Malayan Peninsula rivers gush through Taman Negara, cloud forests share the highlands with tea plantations and strawberry farms and the country’s modern capital is a melting pot of cultures. We peek behind the green curtain of Malaysia’s primeval forests as we don our hiking boots and go trekking around Borneo and beyond.
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 02 2019
5 - Excellent
A brilliant experience
“An amazing trip which I'll always remember. My personal highlights were seeing the orangutans and other wildlife in the rainforest. I highly recommend the 'optional' boat trip at the end - we saw proboscis monkeys, hornbills, and then sparkly trees full of fireflys under the twinkling stars.I also really enjoyed having a day in Kuala-Lumpur and having a nice glass of prosecco on the roof of the heli-bar to celebrate the start of the holiday.”
The holiday of a lifetime
5 - Excellent
    “If you're looking forward a holiday with a nice mixture of everything then I can't recommend this trip highly enough. We enjoyed the best part of two days and nights in the bustling and lively capital Kuala Lumpur where we sampled lots and I mean LOTS of different food and drink, Opium restaurant was delicious and the Sky Bar contained stunning views of the city at night. Elsewhere on the peninsula we explored the Cameron Highlands with its nearby tea plantations, even calling in for Tea and Scones, the weather was much cooler in the Highlands and nice and refreshing after the heat of Kuala Lumpur. We also spent 3 nights in Taman Negara in the jungle, the treks here were fun, especially the swinging canopy walkway one. Our second week was spent on the Island of Borneo, which contained the two highlights of the holiday for me. The Orangutan sanctuary at Sepilok was a fantastic experience, so much so I went twice in one day, it was just so fantastic to see these apes in their natural habitats. Towards the end of the trip the trek up Mt Kinabulu is a demanding one but a thoroughly rewarding one, we were lucky enough to see a glorious sunset at Laban Rata hut the night before and got the all important sunrise at the summit of Mt Kinabulu, ending the holiday at a beach resort for two days is the perfect tonic, beach, pool, sunshine and RELAX. The perfect holiday.”
    Inexperienced travellers review
    5 - Excellent
      “I have no idea who to summarise something that had so many unique experiences and so much variety. It's like being asked to summarise a kaleidoscope. Firstly, if you enjoy trekking then yes. Book it. The street food in KL was great, Chuck - the guide for the day - was enthusiastic to share knowledge of the area and as much food as we could eat. Jeremy our guide for the peninsula was also a big foodie and food is definitely an abiding memory. So to is Jason our guide in the Cameron Highlands, a lovely and interesting guy and the Highlands are picturesque rolling hills and the sports bar there is were team bonding started. The rainforest was tiring hiking and challenging but in a way that left you feeling all the richer for the experience and the fact you step out of your lodge and there's monkeys in your face... was rather fun. In Borneo the urang utan and sun bears sanctuary was incredible. As was the probiscus monkey visit. This is one of Those experiences. One that you'll take away with you. The trek to the mangrove is a pleasant easy stroll before the big one. Kinabalu. Wow, stairs. Relentless, but take a steady pace and you'll survive. And it is worth it. But wow. Stairs. The ending is a wonderful beech hotel and totally worth it. It's a holiday that was epic.”
      Trekking Borneo and Beyond
      5 - Excellent
        “Although aged 80 I was probably at least 15 years older than anyone else, however this in no way spoiled my experience of this holiday. The group was fantastic, the best I have experienced over the last 20 years of trekking. It was certainly added to by the local 'guides' who were excellent and very friendly to all the group. I and 2 others were not able to get to the summit of Mount Kinabalu as we ran out of time although we had passed the last checkpoint. We should have left the Laban Resthouse earlier. We did not sleep anyway! The whole holiday experience was far better than I expected although I did need to buy a new camera in Kuala Lumpur (a waterproof one). The humidity and going through the 'rapids' on the river was too much for my old camera!”
        ITINERARY Expand All
        • Day 1: Start in Kuala Lumpur
        • Day 2: Discover Malaysia's culinary delights with a food tour of KL before visiting the Batu Caves
        • Day 3: Apek Hill trek; transfer to the Cameron Highlands and visit a local tea plantation
        • Day 4: Trek through the montane forests of the Cameron Highlands
        • Day 5: Transfer to Taman Nagara, optional night walk
        • Day 6: Tabing Trek and Lata Berkoh
        • Day 7: Canopy Walk; Hike up Teresek Hill followed by exhilarating boat ride
        • Day 8: Return to Kuala Lumpur; fly to Sandakan; transfer to Sepilok
        • Day 9: Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary
        • Day 10: Follow the Sepilok Laut trail through the rainforest
        • Day 11: Transfer to Kinabalu Park with optional visits to Kundasang War Memorial and exploring the Kinabalu Park lower trail
        • Day 12: Start climbing Mt. Kinabalu towards Laban Rata
        • Day 13: Summit Mt. Kinabablu and return to the start; transfer to our beach resort
        • Day 14: Free day to relax by the beach
        • Day 15: End Kota Kinabalu
        • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners included
        • All Accommodation
        • Any international flights to Kuala Lumpur and from Kota Kinabalu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
        • Travel insurance is not included in this Trekking Borneo & Beyond tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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        No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trekking Borneo & Beyond tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


        For any tour departures within 28 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

        Travel Insurance

        Trekking Borneo & Beyond tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


        For this Trekking Borneo & Beyond tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

        COVID-19 Safety Measures

        This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

        • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
        • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
        • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
        • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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