From  £2895
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Kota Kinabalu city
  • Visit the Borneo Sun Bear Centre
  • Witness orangutans feeding
  • Search for proboscis monkeys & birdlife
  • Climb Mount Kinabalu
  • Relax on a luxury tropical island
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Borneo Mount Kinabalu Climb Holiday

13 Day Tour, from £2895 per person

For all those energetic adventurous types looking for a challenge, this 14-day Borneo holiday is a must. The holiday offers a great insight into the wildlife regions of Sabah which includes cruises along the Kinabatangan River to see the proboscis monkeys, macaques, crocodiles and a huge array of birdlife before watching the highlight of this particular wildlife show, the orangutan, at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre.

Next comes the hard work! Head to the World Heritage Site of Kinabalu Park, home to imposing Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo’s Crocker Range. Trek through the rich flora and fauna of the park before spending a brief night on the mountain. Rise early and complete the ascent to be rewarded with a stunning panoramic sunrise view and a real sense of achievement.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO BORNEO
Fly to Kota Kinabalu.
DAY 2
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Horizon Hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation
Horizon Hotel
       
DAY 3
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
Day at leisure (B)
DAY 4
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
Return to the airport and fly across to Sandakan. Drive to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre where captive orangutans are cared for before being reintroduced into the wild. Observe the orangutans at their feeding stations in the rainforest and at the nursery (if open). Continue to visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre which rescues captured sun bears and is involved in their conservation, welfare, rehabilitation and education. Enjoy lunch near Sepilok. Take a boat excursion along the Kinabatangan River delta in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and reptiles. Continue upriver to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon embark on a further river cruise in search of wildlife. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
   
DAY 5
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
Enjoy an early morning boat trip to Ox Bow Lake in search of wildlife and trek the riverine forest along the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon those who wish can visit Gomantong Caves, the largest birds nest cave in Sabah, famous for the swiftlets and their edible nests (payable locally, please speak to the guide). Later cruise the Menanggul Kinabatangan Rivers before returning to the lodge at dusk. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
SEPILOK REHABILITATION CENTRE
SEPILOK REHABILITATION CENTRE
Return downriver to Sepilok and check in to MY Nature Resort. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre to witness the orangutans enjoy afternoon feeding or take a short walk to the Rainforest Discovery Centre which offers a host of activities including night walks. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
MY Nature Resort
     
DAY 7
KINABALU PARK
KINABALU PARK
Drive overland from Sepilok to Kinabalu Park, a journey of around five hours. Stop at Poring Hot Springs en route and experience the treetop canopy walkway. Drive into the park and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the mountain garden. Overnight in the park accommodation. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
MOUNT KINABALU CLIMB
MOUNT KINABALU CLIMB
Following breakfast, commence the climb of Mount Kinabalu ascending through a variety of terrain. The climb takes approximately four to five hours. Check in to the Laban Rata Resthouse for an overnight stay. Spend the afternoon relaxing before dinner. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Laban Rata Resthouse
       
DAY 9
MOUNT KINABALU TO GAYA ISLAND
MOUNT KINABALU TO GAYA ISLAND
Begin the three hour climb by torchlight to the summit of Mount Kinabalu at around 2am, arriving in time to enjoy an incredible sunrise. Descend and transfer to the park's restaurant for lunch. Collect your climbing certificate and drive to Kota Kinabalu to take the resort speedboat across to Gayana Eco Resort to spend the afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
Accommodation
Gayana Eco Resort
           
DAY 10
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Spend the day relaxing after the exertions of the mountain climb. (B)
DAY 11
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Spend the day at leisure. Why not visit the fascinating Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) on site. Discover sea creatures and learn about the conservation efforts that take place here. (B)
DAY 12
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Spend the day relaxing. Those who wish can transfer to the resort's sister property, Bunga Raya Resort & Spa, located in pretty Police Bay. (B)
DAY 13
DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

13 day tour, from £2895 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur
  • Domestic flights in Borneo
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation as stated on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Private airport transfers in Kota Kinabalu/shared excursions, boat transfers and river cruises elsewhere
  • All touring with English-speaking guides and drivers

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Tour Route Map


  1. Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
  2. Borneo, Kinabatangan River
  3. Borneo, Sandakan
  4. Borneo, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  5. Borneo, Mt Kinabalu & Kinabalu Park
  6. Borneo, Gaya Island

Tour Accommodation

Gayana Eco Resort
Gayana Eco Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Gayana Eco Resort sits at the edges of a lush jungle forest on Gaya Island located off the coast of Borneo. The resort is made up of 52 over-water villas designed to capture the......
Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel The Horizon hotel is set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, just 15 minutes from the airport and within walking distance to the Gaya Street “Sunday Market”, the shopping malls,......
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge The Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is located on the riverbank near the village of Sukau and in the larger Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary which was established in 2002 to......
Laban Rata Resthouse
Laban Rata Resthouse
Laban Rata Resthouse The Laban Rata Resthouse is the main accommodation near the peak of Mount Kinabalu. The lodge offers basic accommodation in heated dormitories with common bathrooms and toilets.......
MY Nature Resort
MY Nature Resort
MY Nature Resort MY Nature Resort is a new resort located a 10 minute walk to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre and a 5 minute walk to the Rainforest Discovery......

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