Sabah Wildlife and Active Adventure

Duration: 12 days
From: £1,665.00

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 from the summit of Mt Kinabalu, Sabah has something for everyone.

This adventure tour through Sabah Borneo has something for everyone. Come enjoy a mystical land of rare wildlife and incredible natural beauty. Hot springs, exotic animals, ancient traditions, lovable orangutans, tribal villages, and the most amazing views are awaiting you.

You’ll experience the very best of Borneo on this trip. Climb Mt. Kinabalu, share laughs with your local village hosts, watch the elusive sea turtles on Turtle Beach as they lay their eggs, and relax in beautiful hot springs.


  • Trek through the steamy Kinabatangan rainforest
  • Watch giant turtles lay their eggs on the famous Turtle Beach
  • Hear infamous mountain myths from your hosts during a village home-stay
  • Play with mischievous orangutans at Sepilok
  • See the sun rise over Southeast Asia from the top of the magnificent Mt. Kinabalu
  • Completely let go and relax in the Poring Hot Springs
  • Enjoy a home-stay cooking lesson in locale cuisine – and then enjoy the cuisine to your heart’s content
  • Take a wildlife cruise through Dusun at dawn
  • Visit ancient Chinese temples
  • Marvel at incredible views of the ocean, the bays, from mountain tops, and among dense jungle rainforest.

The adventure begins in the capital city of Kota Kinabalu and its full power from day one. You can explore the city a bit – taking in museums and the culture of city life – before heading out to your first home-stay and then on to the heights of Mt. Kinabalu. You’ll visit the regions conservation project, MESCOT, which helps local villages by providing environmental education.

From there you’ll explore the jungle by boat and at night let yourself be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the wild hornbills and macaques. There will be other jungle excursions as you visit the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), the monkey sanctuary in Labuk Bay, and other organizations working to improve life for both humans and wildlife.

Group sizes range from one to sixteen and all fitness levels are welcome. You’ll be amazed at what you learn and experience during these twelve days and you’ll return home believing that an adventure through Borneo is a must for everyone.

Let your imagination soar on this Borneo Sabah adventure and enquire today.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Experience next-level vistas from the top of Mt Kinabalu climb on a two-day climb that will really get the heart pumping
  • Witness nature at its most beautiful with a night on Turtle island, watching mother turtles come ashore to lay their eggs
  • Visits the Orangutan sanctuary to spend some special time in the company of these 'men of the forest'
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Trip Duration
12 Days
Group Size
Between 1 and 16
Private Departure
Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller




28 December 2019


8 January 2020


4 January 2020


15 January 2020


11 January 2020


22 January 2020


18 January 2020


29 January 2020


8 February 2020


19 February 2020


15 February 2020


26 February 2020


29 February 2020


11 March 2020


7 March 2020


18 March 2020


14 March 2020


25 March 2020


21 March 2020


1 April 2020

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.


This Sabah adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your imagination. Climb Mt Kinabalu and visit Sepilok along the way.

Sabah Borneo Adventure

What's included

  • Tanak Nabalu – Orchard and Hill trek
  • Tanak Nabalu – Cultural Show
    Mt Kinabalu climb
  • Kinabatangan River – Night jungle walk
  • Kinabatangan River – Sunset wildlife boat trip
  • Kinabatangan River – Dawn Wildlife Cruise

For the full list of included activities please make an enquiry and we’ll send full details over to you.

Please request full details

Trip notes

From GBP £1665

Chalet (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hostel (4 nights), Hotel (3 nights), Jungle Lodge (1 night), Resort (1 night)

8 breakfasts
5 lunches
5 dinners

This trip has a physical rating by the operator of 4 out of 5. Get in touch to find out more about what this means and what to expect.
Theme: Explorer & Wildlife

For the full trip notes please make an enquiry and we’ll send them right away to help you decide if this is the perfect trip for you.

How tough is the Mt Kinabalu climb?

The Mt Kinabalu trek is very challenging, including an altitude of more than 2,800 metres and an early morning to summit in the dark, so we recommend a good level of fitness to be able to enjoy this unforgettable climb.

Are there any packing restrictions?

The maximum luggage allowance for the internal flight is 15kg. Excess luggage will incur extra fees to be paid to the airline. We recommend packing light anyway – it means less to carry!

Do I need to pack anything special?

It’s recommended that you pack some specific items for this trip so please take a look at the ‘what to take’ section of the trip notes when you enquire

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.


Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 •

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