Day 1: Kota Kinabalu (D)
We will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu. Dinner this evening will be at a typical Malaysian restaurant featuring local food.
Day 2: Rafting on the Kiulu River and Bike in the Kiulu Valley (B,L,D)
This morning we have a short transfer to the beautiful Kiulu valley where we go white water rafting on the Kiulu River (Grade 2). Following a BBQ lunch and some time to relax by the river, we then set out on our bikes and cycle through the Kiulu valley to our campsite in Pukak.
Day 3: Trekking (B,L,D)
This morning we wake up to the view of Mount Kinabalu. After breakfast, we begin trekking into a remote area of Sabah. Moving away from the river we set out into dense jungle and pass through the occasional village. The trekking is hot and sweaty with some steep hills to climb. Tonight we sleep in tents at Kampung Sinasang where the ladies in the village will cook us a typical Malaysian feast.
Day 4: Trekking until Rungus Mahaba (B,L,D)
We continue our trek from Kampung Sinasang through beautiful forest, to our next camp at a village called Rungus Mahaba. Again it will be a tough day as much of the terrain is hilly but the views are spectacular and we pass through a pretty village with very friendly local people.
Day 5: Trekking in the Jungle and Kundasang (B,L,D)
After breakfast we set off trekking through the jungle again until we reach Nabalu, a little market area on the road to Mount Kinabalu. From here, we will take a short bus transfer to Kundasang where we will overnight in 2 star hotel with the most amazing views of Mount Kinabalu.
Day 6: Climbing Mount Kinabalu (B,L,D)
Today, we head to the National Park where we begin our 7 km climb up to the mountain hut on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu. If we make good progress and the weather is fine, there is the option to do the new Via Ferrata route on the mountain.
Day 7: Trekking to the summit and hot springs (B,L,D)
This morning we depart from our hut at 3am and trek up to the summit, as the sun is rising. It is a spectacular view of the foothills, down to the South China Sea. We then descend back to the park HQ and take a bus to poring Hot Springs to spend the evening relaxing our tired legs in the baths.
Day 8: Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve (B,L,D)
Our next destination is the Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve. On arrival, we will have time to settle in before heading out on an afternoon and sunset river cruise. This reserve is famous for its abundance of wildlife and we guarantee that you will see proboscis monkeys in the wild. There are also regular sightings of wild orangutan, elephants, gibbons, hornbills and crocodiles.
Day 9: River Cruise and Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (B,L,D)
Another early morning today as we wake up before the sun rises to embark on a dawn river cruise to watch the wildlife come to life. It is fascinating to watch the proboscis monkeys waken in their canopy homes. After breakfast, we transfer to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary via Gomantong caves arriving in time for the afternoon feeding session.
Day 10: Rainforest Discovery Centre and Canopy Walkway(B)
Before we leave for our flight to Kota Kinabalu, we will have time to visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre and the canopy walkway. Tonight we stay in a small beach resort with a swimming pool.
Day 11: Free Activities (B)
Today is free from organised activities. However, there are many options to keep us busy including a visit to a tropical island, adventure park or wildlife park. There is also the option to go into the city for any last minute shopping or you can simply relax by the swimming pool.
Day 12: Flights Home (B)
Transfer to airport, expedition ends
Price per person sharing: 1950 GBP (subject to change and availability)
All meals as described (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Accommodation as described
All transfers in private vehicle
Mountain guid for Mount Kinabalu
Tour as mentioned with services of English speaking guide
English speaking guide from days 2-9
Meals other than mentioned
Alcoholic and soft drinks (water included)