Wild Sarawak
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From $1,877 (was $2,085), 11 days, Malaysia Trip code: TMSW

  • Adventure 4 out of 5
  • Relaxation 1 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Stroll along Kuching's riverfront
  • Check out proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park
  • See the 'wild man of Borneo' at Semenggoh Sanctuary
  • Discover the colourful history of the Iban people
  • Spend the night in a traditional longhouse
  • See Asia's longest underground river
  • Follow the wild Headhunters Trail
  • Cool off in the waters near Kota Kinabalu

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Sarawak is one of South East Asia's best kept secrets. Encounter an orangutan, hike through virgin rainforest in Bako National Park, tour through the vast Mulu cave systems, stay in a traditional longhouse and discover the fascinating culture of this region of Borneo. Follow the Headhunters Trail, wander through Kuching and experience one of the world's truly intrepid adventures.


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What will I be doing?

  • 11 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.

 

If you’ve spent years’ dreaming of longboat trips, of jungle trails, of smoky longhouses and local dances, Sarawak is exactly what you’re looking for. Sarawak is a stunning mix of tribal customs and untouched nature. From the scattered valley farms of the Kelabit Highlands to the bird’s-nest trading communities of the Niah Caves and the nomadic jungle Penan have their place. 

  • Location:

Day 1 Kuching
Take time to enjoy delightful Kuching city before heading out into the wilds of Borneo's Sarawak region.
Day 2 Bako National Park
Hike along pristine jungle trails in the Bako National Park. Look to the trees to try and spot the quirky proboscis monkeys who call Bako park home. If weather permits, embark on a night walk with one of the park rangers.
Day 3 Kuching
After an invigorating morning hike, farewell the jungle and head to Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary. Once back in Kuching, perhaps mosey down to the riverbank and watch tambang ferries glide by, or visit Sarawak Museum, one of the most popular attractions in Kuching.
Day 4 Iban Longhouse
Be welcomed in the longhouses of the Iban people and spend an evening learning about their amazing history and culture. Visit nearby waterfalls on a guided jungle walk, gain insights into the locals' day-to-day life and discover their fascinating headhunting history.
Days 5-7 Mulu National Park
Spend two days exploring Mulu National Park. Visit Deer Cave at sunset, go underground in Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave, which contains Asia's longest underground river, and climb to the summit of the Pinnacles Trail.
Day 8 Headhunters' Trail/Limbang
Walk part of the ominously named Headhunters Trail, historically used by warring parties that were travelling between the Limbang and Tutoh rivers. Head downriver to Medamit before transferring to Limbang.

Day 9 Survivor Island

The island is full of mud volcanoes, jungle walking tracks and is surrounded by beautiful beaches with amazing snorkelling opportunities.
Days 10-11 Kota Kinabalu
Kick back on the ferry ride to a beachside resort near Kota Kinabalu. Staying near the beach, yet close to the city, provides the perfect base from which to snorkel, swim or simply relax on Borneo's beautiful coast. It's the ideal way to end this Sarawak tour.

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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!

 

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nts), Dormitory (4 nts), Homestay (1 nt)

 

Transportation
Boat, Van, Plane, 4x4, Longtail boat, Ferry

Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group

Budget
Allow USD $250 for meals not included.

Trip Kitty
 

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.

 

DBS

This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this. 

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