Sabah Adventure

From $2,230, 12 days, Malaysia Trip code: TMSC

  • Adventure 4 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • See giant turtles lay eggs on Turtle Beach
  • Meet mischievous orangutans at Sepilok
  • Bliss out in the Poring Hot Springs
  • Experience sunrise atop magnificent Mt Kinabalu
  • Discover mountain myths on a village homestay
  • Traverse the steamy Kinabatangan rainforest

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Explore a mystical land of incredible natural beauty and rare wildlife on this Sabah Adventure tour. With its collection of exotic animals, ancient traditions, hot springs, tribal villages, loveable orangutans and incredible views, Sabah has something for everyone. Experience the very best of this part of Borneo - climbing Mt Kinabalu, watching elusive sea turtles lay their eggs upon Turtle Beach and sharing laughs with local village hosts - every minute of this incredible adventure will stay with you for life.

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  • 12 day Itinerary ()

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Destination info

The island of Borneo lies in the South China Sea and is predominantly covered by dense rainforest, supporting an abundance of plant and animal life. Borneo’s ancient rainforests have, in some cases, remained virtually unchanged for many millions of years. It is said that this part of the world may have been the home of the earliest form of man, with findings from caves in Sarawak suggesting that man was here 40,000 years ago.

Sabah has so much to offer that it’s really a case of either what your interests are, or if your greedy where to start. Do you want to see orang-utans, explore the untouched forests, ascend Mt Kinabalu or dive around the Sipadan reef? That is just to name a few of the highlights. 

  • Location:

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Experience the frontier charm of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah, sandwiched between palm oil plantations and the sultry South China Sea. If arriving early, why not venture to the Sabah Museum and check out the impressive collection of tribal artefacts on display.
Day 2 Dusun Village
Learn about the spiritual, economic and social ties that the locals have with the imposing Mt Kinabalu during a village homestay.
Days 3-4 Mt Kinabalu
Fuelled by fresh mountain air and stunning views, set off on an energetic Mt Kinabalu climb. It's a challenging ascent but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Kinabalu's remarkable flora and fauna along the way.
Days 5-6 Poring Hot Springs
Wake early to catch sunrise at the summit of Mt Kinabalu - admire the jungles of Borneo in one direction and the South China Sea in the other. Enjoy a well-deserved soak in the Japanese-style Poring Hot Springs - believed to have healing properties for the skin.
Day 7 Kinabatangan River
Travel into the steamy rainforest of Kinabatangan. Learn how the locals contribute to the region's conservation at MESCOT, a project that provides villagers with environmental education. 
Day 8 Sandakan
Embark on another jungle excursion, this time learning about the medicinal properties of different plants, before donning an apron for a traditional cooking class. Then, make tracks to the busy city of Sandakan, home to historic Chinese temples and an island-studded bay.
Day 9 Turtle Island
Pass by fishing villages on a speedboat ride to Turtle Island. Be touched by the sight of giant green turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.
Day 10 Sepilok Orangutan Reserve
The soulful eyes of Borneo's famous creatures will melt hearts on a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about conservation on an optional tour of the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) or check out the cheeky proboscis monkeys at a sanctuary in Labuk Bay.
Days 11-12 Kota Kinabalu
Fly back to Kota Kinabalu and perhaps cap off this colourful Sabah adventure with a celebration dinner.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Some meals
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!



Hotel (4 nts), Guesthouse (3 nts), Dormitory (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)


Taxi, Bus, Longtail boat, Van, Boat, Plane

Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group

Allow USD $300 for meals not included.

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Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.


Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.


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