Treks and Caving in Sarawak

TREKS AND CAVING IN SARAWAK

Treks which may be of interest to you:

EX- BARIO (Sarawak)

HILL TRIBES OF BORNEO Isolated until World War II, the interior communities of the Sarawak highlands had little contact with the world outside. The only means of travelling to or from the coast was to walk along forest trails for seven to then days. Today, daily Twin Otter flights offer us an alternative way of reaching the centre of the highlands, the small village of Bario. Locally famous for the tasty rice grown in the paddy fields surrounding the village, Bario is the starting point for a variety of excellent treks among Borneo’s hill tribes for those who are serious about their adventure.

BASIC BARIO
Tour Code: BAR1A
Duration - 4 days/3 nights

Day 1

Late morning, land at the Bario rural airport. transfer to the Tama Ngimat Ayu House (TNAH). Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you will be taken on a Bario discovery tour – visit the longhouse and the Penan settlement, and see the paddy fields along the way which produce the infamous Bario Rice (Beras Adan), and perhaps pick some pineapples from nearby plantations or try your hand at pond fishing near TNAH while a barbecue dinner awaits you. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Early wake up at 05.30 hrs for a light breakfast. At 06.00 hrs, you will be picked up by 4WD and taken to the trail head. Head off along the trail towards Long Pa’Lungan. There will be time for bird-watching along the way, while trekking in the secondary and primary rainforest. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the river bank at Debpur, then head down river in a kayak, where you will be able to enjoy nature and a jungle camping experience. Try your hand at fishing along the river, while a Kelabit dinner, served with jungle vegetables awaits you at the camp. You will spend the night sleeping in a comfortable hammock with built-in mosquito net, in the jungle. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Breakfast will be served at 08.00 hrs. You will head back towards Bario in your kayak on the river. A 4WD will pick you up from Pa’ Umor Village and transfer you to TNAH. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

Walk to the airport and catch your departing flight to Miri. [Breakfast included]

note the the price does not include flights to and from Bario
BARIO TO BAKELALAN
Adventure Tours
(For the experienced trekkers)
Tour Code: TREK09
Duration - 5 days/4 nights

Day 1

Fly to Bario. You will be met on arrival at Bario airport. You will then start your trek to Pa Lungan, a Kelabit longhouse. The trek will take approximately 5 hours going through rice fields and montane forest.

Dinner and overnight with our host family. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Hike to the longhouse of Pa’Longan (4 hour) Along the trail during the right season it is possible to see rhododendrons and orchids. The climate is cool as the highlands are about 1000m above sea level. Overnight at Pa’Longan.

After breakfast, you will trek through montane forest to Long Repung, a simple jungle shelter.

Dinner will be cooked by your guide, and you will overnight in this basic hut. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

After breakfast, you will trek through the temperate forest of the Pulong Tau National Park, to the border of Indonesia and overnight at Ra Pupai, a LunBawang village. Your trek will take you almost the whole day with some ascending. Dinner and overnight with your host family. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

After breakfast, you will negotiate some of the steep hills on your trek to Ba’Kelalan, walking through primary forest. The people of Ba’kalalan share a similar lifestyle to the Kelabits of Bario and wet padi and buffaloes are obvious part of their culture.

Dinner and overnight in Ba Kelalan, a LunBawang Village. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 5

Fly to Lawas then to Miri. [Breakfast]

 

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
TREK09 Bario to Bakelan 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board N/A $732 $624

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

MOUNT MURUD
Tour Code: TREK08Duration - 5 days/4 nights

Day 1

Fly to Ba Kelalan via Lawas. You will be met on arrival and check-in at the local Lodge. In the afternoon, you will do some of shorter treks in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight at Lodge. [Lunch and Dinner]

Day 2

After breakfast, you will trek to the Church Camp, passing through Lepo Bunga. The trek traverses through primary forest and with varieties of pitcher plants and wild orchids. Trek time is approximately 7-8 hours.

Dinner will be cooked by your guide at the Church Camp and accommodation is basic. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

After your breakfast, you will ascend to the summit of Mt. Murud, the highest mountain in Sarawak (2434m). Trek time is approximately 3 hours. The trail is littered with pitcher plants, mosses and wild orchids at higher elevations. Return to Church Camp for dinner and overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

Descent from the SIB shelter through the mossy forest into the lowland rainforest. This side of the mountain is closer to the settlement of Ba’kalalan and after a few hours you will start to see the fields of the settlement. Check into a local guest house. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included] We descend Mt. Murud and make our way back to Ba’Kelalan. Dinner and overnight at our Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 5

After breakfast stand by for your flight from Ba’kalalan to Lawas then to Miri. [Breakfast included]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
TREK08 Mount Murud Trek 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board N/A $823 $699

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

KELABIT HIGHLANDS TREK
Tour Code: Trek 7
Duration - 8 days/7 nights

Day 1

MIRI to LONG BANGA to PA’DALIH

Fly into Long Banga from Miri by a 50-minute flight on small aircraft (twin-otter). Upon arrival, a brief orientation of the village at the same time witness the daily routine of the Saban and Kenyah tribes. After lunch, proceed on a 4-wheel drive for about 2-hours via logging road to Pa’ Dalih, a kelabit village (or the hill tribe). Upon arrival, proceed to Raja Tudo’s homestay for overnight stay. You will be served with refreshments and later stroll through the village to experience life of a really remote rural community in Sarawak. Overnight, Raja Tudo’s homestay. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

TREK to LEPO BATUH

Following breakfast, we start our trek to Lepo Batuh. On the way, check out the historical remains at Batuh Patung which include a rather spectacular carving of a human figure engraved on a large rock. This trek is a more leisurely 5 hours, and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and learn from the guides about jungle food and jungle survival. Fishing in some of the streams is also a possibility. In the late afternoon, erect your first jungle shelter, and after dark, if conditions are right, your guide will take you for a night walk in search of nocturnal animals. Overnight Lepo Batuh’s jungle shelter. [Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

LEPO BATUH to LIYANG ATING

Today is another day of interesting trek to Liyang Ating which will take about 5 hours trek. You will be trekking through a true primary jungle featuring huge dipterocarp trees of 50 meters or more. This an area rich in wild life, and a good chance to spot the bearded pig, sambur deer, mouse deer, barking deer and a variety of birds, including the hornbill. In the late afternoon, erect your second jungle shelter, and after dinner, go for another night walk in search of nocturnal animals. Overnight Liyang Ating’s jungle shelter. [Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

LIYANG ATING to PA DE’IT WATERFALL

Continue your trek to Pa De’It Waterfall Camp (about 1200m above sea level and the climate is nice and cool) which will take about 3 hours. Chances of viewing wild life here is also good as you reach the waterfall. This waterfall is over 35 meters high and offers a convenient base from which to explore the area or relax and swim in the pool. A walk to the high point above the waterfall accords an excellent vista of the Bario Highlands and the neighbouring hills of Kalimantan. The night is spent in a permanent shelter built near the waterfall, and in the evening another opportunity to look for nocturnal animals, including the evasive wildcat. Overnight at Pa De’it waterfall camp. [Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 5

PA DE’IT CAMP to LEPO BATUH

Following breakfast, trek back to Lepo Batuh’s jungle shelter. This return journey takes about 5-6 hours of quite rigorous jungle trekking. Overnight at Lepo Batuh’s jungle shelter. [Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 6

LEPO BATUH to PA DALIH

Continue with your jungle trek to Pa Dalih. This will takes about 4-5 hours. Overnight at Raja Tudo’s homestay. [Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 7

PA DALIH to BARIO

Early breakfast for an early start to Bario. This will takes about 7-8 hours of trekking. The accommodation for the night will be provided by a comfortable lodge. [Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 8

BARIO to MIRI

Following breakfast, pack-up and walk to the airport for your flight to Miri. [Breakfast included]

* We suggest that this program is only for the physically fit and experienced trekkers. 

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person
TREK07 Kelabit Highlands Trek 8 Days/7 Nights Full Board Price on Request

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
note the the price does not include flights to and from Bario

THE RED APE TRAIL

 

Tour Code: RED01, RED02 and RED03Duration - from 5 days/4 nights up to 10 days/9 nights

The Trek..

This trek, has been established with the assistance of the Orang-utan Foundation, It is a remote trekking route in one of the few remaining orang-utan habitats in Borneo. This trek is tough and challenging and only for serious participants.

Local Iban guides from the local communities will bring participants through very hilly terrain under the canopy of a dense tropical forest woven with numerous mountain streams. Do not expect luxurious facilities. When it rains, the ground is muddy and slippery and occasionally there may be attacks from hornets.

Once started, there is no option to turn back, except for medical emergencies.

Participants will be physically and mentally taxed. Apart from the reward of accomplishment, participants will be making a contribution towards the local communities as well as to local conservation efforts.

The Orang-utans

The orang-utans were one of the first great apes known to the Western world yet for many years, they were the least understood. Often called the neglected ape, they are rarely seen in their natural habitat. Today there are probably fewer than 20,000 orang-utans remaining in the wild. Loss of habitat through logging of tropical timber, coupled with commercial agriculture and poaching, have put their existence under threat. These primates who share 97% genetic material with humans are one of man’s closest relatives.

The Route

This trek will take you through one of the world’s most diverse eco-system and also the refuge of one of the world’s most endangered species, the orang-utans. Participants on this trek will have a rare opportunity to see these amazing primates (though this can never be 100% guaranteed). Basic spotting skills and counting of orang-utan nests will be taught.

The local Iban guides will share their traditional jungle skills. Visits to longhouse communities will give insights on the local communities’ interdependence and interaction with the forest and its wildlife. Whilst on the Red Ape Trail you will camp out in the rainforest with your guide and local Iban trackers.

The 10-day challenge takes in 3 Iban communities. Details below are for a 5 day/4 night trek, as you are more likely to have time for a trek of this length than to undertake the more comprehensive challenge of 7 days duration, or the full challenge of 10 days.

Day 1
Kuching – Nanga Sumpa

Pick-up from your hotel lobby around 08.00 hrs and proceed to Batang Ai reservoir. Journey overland (4 – 5 hours) through rural Sarawak, passing through pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations. En-route, a few stops will be made, including. Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Continue the trip, arriving at the Batang Ai reservoir, around 13.30 hrs. Transfer to a longboat and travel about 1 1/2 hrs upriver to Nanga Sumpa Longhouse. The exact length of the trip will depend on river conditions. Settle in at the jungle lodge. Dinner is served in the lodge with local delicacies to enhance the meal. After dinner proceed to the longhouse across the river. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. You will be able to interact with the longhouse community, and learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Woven blankets and handicrafts are available for display upon request and may be purchased directly from the longhouse people. Overnight at the lodge (includes Lunch and Dinner) 

Red Ape Trail

Day 2
Nanga Sumpa – Mawang Rainforest Camp

After morning breakfast, trek about 3 hours to Mawang Rainforest Camp. The camp is located at an elevation of 195 metres. While the orang-utans are only occasionally seen, their nests can usually be observed. Upon arrival, settle in and have lunch at the Mawang Camp, and then afterwards go trekking on one of the trails to search for orang-utans and their nests. Return to camp for dinner. Overnight at Mawang Rainforest Camp. (includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Red Ape Trail

Day 3
Mawang Rainforest Camp – Red Ape Trail

After breakfast,  depart on a trek on one of the trails near the camp to search for orang-utans and other wildlife along the way. Return to camp after 3 or 4 hours for lunch. Relax, or if you wish, help your guides gather jungle produce such as bamboo shoots or edible ferns for your dinner. In the late afternoon, head off on another trek in search of orang-utans and their nests. Return to camp before dusk and have dinner. Overnight at Mawang Rainforest Camp.    (includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Keladan Pengirup Ai Jungle Camp

Day 4
Red Ape Trail  – Nanga Sumpa

After breakfast in camp, trek from Sungai Mawang to Nanga Sumpa (about 3 hours). Search for wild orang-utans and other wildlife before arriving at Nanga Sumpa on the Delok River. Settle in at the Nanga Sumpa  lodge and enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, go on a circular trek in the Nanga Sumpa area through primary and secondary forest which is known orang-utan habitat. Alternatively take a boat upriver to Enseluai Waterfall for a swim. Return to lodge for dinner. After dinner proceed to the longhouse across the river, where you can spend some time “berandau” (talking) with the longhouse people before retiring for the night. Overnight at Nanga Sumpa Lodge.   (includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Trekking along the River on the Red Ape Trail

Day 5
Nanga Sumpa – Kuching

Following breakfast, travel downriver to the Batang Ai Lake jetty, arriving around 10.30-11.00 hours. You will then travel overland back to Kuching with lunch enroute. Arrive in Kuching at approx. 16.30 hours, and be dropped off at your hotel.   (includes Breakfast and Lunch)

 

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
RED01 Red Ape Trail 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board – SIC N/A $1,070 $1,070
RED01 Red Ape Trail 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board – Private N/A $1,265 $1,070

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

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EX – MULU (Sarawak)

MULU NATIONAL PARK Mulu National Park is a 550 square kilometre extravaganza of tropical rain forest situated between Tutoh and Limbang Rivers of Sarawak. Beneath its majestic forest canopy there are thousands of species of plants and animals that live in an environment that includes all the different types of tropical forest found on the island Borneo. Apart from the rich diversity of plant and animal life found in Mulu, the majestic limestone caves are a wonderful sight to behold.

LAGAN'S CAVE
Adventure Tours
(Moderate)
Tour Code: CAVE01
Duration - 8-10 hours

Depart early (0900 hrs) to Mulu National Park for registration. Meet your Park ranger and proceed up river to the starting point of the trail to Lagan’s Cave. Trek to the cave entrance. Begin adventure caving into Lagan’s Cave (beautiful cave formations) before coming out to Paku Waterfall. Trek back to Mulu Park HQ. Reach your chalet or hotel in the afternoon. [Lunch included]

Carbide lamp & helmet provided.

RACER CAVE
Tour Code: CAVE05
Duration - 4-6 hours

Proceed to Mulu National Park for registration. 0900 hrs, meet your Park ranger and proceed to the starting point of the trail to Racer’s Cave. Trek to the cave entrance. Begin adventure caving into Racer Cave (beautiful cave formations). You will be shown some rope techniques on a 2-3 metre rope as you traverse inside this cave, before you returning to the same entrance. Walk back to Mulu Park HQ. Reach your chalet or hotel in the early afternoon. Arrival time is dependent on the fitness of participants. [includes picnic lunch]

Carbide lamp & helmet provided. This tour is possible with a maximum of only 6 people at any one time

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person
CAVE05 Racer Cave 4-6 hours Lunch Price on Request

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

MELINAU GORGE
Tour Code: MZV3A
Duration - 3 Days/2 Nights

Day 1

Morning, proceed upriver to Kuala Litut (1 hr boat ride). Stop for lunch. Start trekking to camp 5

(2 1/2 – 3 hrs) through a lowland primary jungle of mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. O/n Camp 5. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

After breakfast, hike on the Headhunter’s trail. Return to to Camp 5 for lunch. Proceed to the Melinau Gorge in the afternoon (1 hour) but not advisable during bad weather (flash flood). Overnight Camp 5.. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Depart Camp 5. Trek back to Long Litut. Proceed down stream (to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave). After lunch, transfer to Mulu airport for flight to Miri. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Bring your own thin sleeping bags & inflatable mattress (not that cold but quite chilly at dawn / early morning)

# Camp 5 – basic accommodation with basic toilet facilities and light powered by solar energy.

MULU SUMMIT
Adventure Tours
(Moderate to Hard)
Tour Code: MZV4A
Duration - 4 Days/3 Nights

Day 1

After breakfast, depart to the Park HQ for registration. Trek to Camp 1 (4-5 hrs) at the foot of Mt Mulu. This trek is an easy walk on a rather flat terrain through tall jungle. En route, you will cross over from limestone terrain to the sandstone terrain of Mt Mulu. Overnight shelter at Camp 1. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Trek to Camp 4 (9-10 hrs). This is a long, challenging and strenuous day of mountaineering that passes through mossy forest where pitcher plants, rhododendrons and orchids can be seen in the tree tops and vegetation changes from mixed dipterocarp to montane forest as you continue to ascend to camp 04. Overnight Camp 4. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Following an early breakfast, climb to the summit of Mt Mulu (2 – 3 hrs). Orchids, rhododendrons and pitcher plants and stunted vegetation are abundance on the trail to the summit of Mulu (2376 m high) and is the second highest mountain in Sarawak. Descend to Camp 4 as you admire the beauty of nature and surrounding scenery. Evening at own leisure. Overnight Camp 4. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

The descent to Camp 01 is another long and challenging day. Late lunch before you continue your journey to Park HQ. Arrive late afternoon or probably evening. Check-in at lodge or hotel. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
MZV4A Mulu Summit 4 Days/3 Nights Full Board $2,400 $1,260 $1,260

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

PINNACLES EXTENSION
Tour Code: MZV5A
Duration - 3 Days/3 Nights

Day 1.

Arrive in the morning at Mulu airport, then proceed upriver to Kuala Litut (1 hr boat ride). Stop for lunch. Start trekking to camp 5 (2 1/2 – 3 hrs) through a mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. Overnight at camp 5. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Following breakfast, start to scale the Gunung Api for the limestone pinnacles. The climb is very challenging and taxing which takes about 4-5 hours. Arrive at pinnacles view-point n time for a packed lunch . Descend back to Camp 5. O/n Camp 5. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Depart Camp 5. Trek to Long Litut. Proceed down stream (to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave). After lunch transfer to Mulu airport for flight to Miri. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

# refer to Melinau Gorge itinerary above.

SARAWAK CHAMBER
Adventure Tours
(For keen speleologists)
Tour Code: CAVE02
Duration - 2 Days/1 Night

Day 1

Afternoon, after lunch – trek to camp 1 for one night stay.

Day 2

After an early breakfast, proceed to entrance of Good Luck Cave which you traverse for about 1.2 km in order to reach entrance of the Sarawak Chamber (the world’s biggest underground natural cave chamber) with a roof span of 300 m bigger than the 207 m roof span of a man-made super dome of Louisiana, USA. Have a light snack before returning to the cave entrance for a late lunch (packed) then continue trekking back to Camp 1 to pick-up your belongings. Continue to Park Headquarters for one night stay.

Note: Cooking and sleeping in the cave is now avoided due to some minor rock falls in the area, and on the advice of the Park HQ.

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person
CAVE02 Sarawak Chamber 2 Days/1 Night Full Board Price on Request

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

CLEARWATER AND WIND CAVE CONNECTION
Tour Code: CAVE03
Duration - 6-8 hours

Depart early (0800 hrs) for Wind Cave. Spend the morning exploring the King’s Chamber with its spectacular stalagmite and stalactite formations before proceeding to Clearwater Cave for

4 hours of adventure caving. Clearwater Cave links up with Wind Cave through underground passages, there will be swimming in an underground river. Clearwater Cave is the longest cave in Southeast Asia and at 107 km is the eight longest in the world. Return to your lodge or hotel late afternoon.

Carbide lamp and helmet provided.

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person
CAVE03 Clearwater and Wind Cave Connection 6-8 hours Lunch Price on Request

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

BATANG AI (Sarawak)

The Batang Ai Hydroelectric Dam provides a beautiful lake setting for the Hilton Batang Ai Resort, which offers luxurious accommodation as an alternative to our upriver lodges. From the Hilton Batang Ai Resort, it is possible to undertake day trips and overnight trips to neighbouring longhouses.

BATANG AI NATIONAL PARK
Tour Code: BAI2
Duration - 2 Days/1 Night

Day 1 Aiman Batang Ai Resort to Wong Tibu

Depart the Aiman Batang Ai resort by longboat early morning and ride across Batang Ai Lake (1hr) into the upper reaches of the Ai River. Very soon you will be shooting up choppy rapids (1 hr or more depending on the water level) as the river narrows under overhanging trees. Settle at the Tibu lodge, then proceed to Batang Ai National Park Headquarters for registration. Meet your park ranger and begin hiking on one of the National Park trails in search of wildlife (2hrs).

The park is home of the Orang-utans and gibbons. hornbills and these are often seen in this area. Hike back to the lodge for dinner. After dinner walk over to Tibu longhouse, share the evening of the Iban people seated on the ruai(enclosed verandah), listen to Iban stories, sipping your glass of Tuak . Back to the lodge for overnight. (D)

Day 2 Tibu jungle lodge to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort

Early breakfast at the lodge, go boating and fishing with the local people before heading back to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. Reach the resort by lunch time. (B)

The lodge at Tibu is a wooden lodge, located by the river, the maximum capacity is 12 beds. Equipped with a dining area, a kitchen. 2 sit down toilets and 2 bath rooms (dip and splash), partitioned sleeping areas on raised platforms with mattresses and mosquito nets. Bedding provided.

Note that Aiman Batang Ai Resort will be closed indefinitely (at least a year) for renovations as of 01 April, 2020

SELONG
Tour Code: BAI7
Duration - 2 Days/1 Night

Day 1 Batang Ai Resort to Selong Jungle Camp

Depart the Hilton Batang Ai resort by longboat early morning and ride across Batang Ai lake into the upper reaches of the Delok river (1 hr 30 min to 2 hrs depending on the water level) to Nanga Jambu ; a remote and modest Iban longhouse. Trade your longboat for a lighter skiff before shooting upstream, under overhanging trees (30 min) to Selong. Then, walk (5 min) to the jungle shelter. Settle at the shelter, a raised wooden platform covered with a roof, equipped with toilets and kitchen, mattresses and bedding (maximum occupancy: 6).You can help the guides gathering jungle produce like bamboo shoots or edible ferns for the evening meal or relax and swim in the pristine river. Orang-utan are seen occasionally ( at dusk or at dawn) in this area. Experience the wilderness of the night in the jungle. (D)

Day 2 Selong Jungle camp to Batang Ai Resort

Wake up to the sounds of the cicadas and birds. After an early breakfast, follow one of the rainforest trails* in the area. Look for Orang-utans and other wildlife, like the pig-tailed macaques, hornbills and other variety of birds. While the Orang-utans are only occasionally seen, their nests and feeding area can be easily observed. Descend to the shelter for lunch. Retrace your journey to the Hilton Batang Ai resort ( 2 to 3 hrs). (B,L,)

*leeches are found in this area.; insect repellent or talcum powder is effective against leeches.

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
BAI7 Selong Camp 2 Days/1 Night Full Board $388 $203 $141

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Ex-Kuching

OVERNIGHT BAKO
Tour Code: KCHBK2
Duration - 2 Days/1 Night

Day 1

Early departure for Bako National Park. Take a 35-minute drive to Bako Village. From the village, take a 25-minute boat ride to the park. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural surrounding. Overnight park chalets. There will be hiking through jungle trails, sunsets, and swimming in the sea by secluded beaches. Overnight park chalets. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Following breakfast, hike to the mangrove forest for bird watching and to search for proboscis monkeys. Return to Kuching in the early afternoon. (Schedule may depend on tide.) [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
KCHBK2 Bako National Park 2 Day/1 Night Full Board $397 $232 $199

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

BAKO - 3 DAYS
Tour Code: KCHBK3
Duration - 3 Days/2 Night

Day 1

Early departure for Bako National Park. Take a 35-minute drive to Bako Village. From the village, take a 25-minute boat ride to the park. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural surrounding. Check in the park chalets. After lunch

hike to the kerangas plateau. Birdwatch and look for pitcher plants, orchids and antplants. Swim by the sea. Overnight park chalets. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Spend the morning bird-watching and searching for proboscis monkeys and other wildlife found in the park. Overnight park chalets. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Following breakfast hike to the mangrove forest for bird watching and to search for proboscis monkeys. Return to Kuching in the early afternoon. (Schedule may depend on tide.) [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
KCHBK3 Bako National Park 3 Day/2 Night Full Board $478 $298 $270

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

BAKO - 4 DAYS
Tour Code: KCHBK4
Duration - 4 Days/3 Night

Day 1

Early departure for Bako National Park. Take a 35-minute drive to Bako Village. From the village, take a 25-minute boat ride to the park. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural surrounding. Overnight park chalets . There will be hiking through jungle trails, sunsets and swimming in the sea by secluded beaches. Overnight park chalet. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

After breakfast, proceed for bird watching and observing proboscis monkeys. Lunch at Tajor Waterfall. More bird watching and wildlife viewing in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight park chalets. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Spend the morning bird watching then hike to the kerangas plateau. Pitcher plants, orchids, antplants and a variety of forest types. Lunch in a secluded beach. More bird watching and wildlife viewing in the afternoon. Overnight park chalets. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

Following breakfast, hike to a mangrove forest for bird watching and to search for proboscis monkeys. Return to Kuching in the early afternoon. (Schedule may depend on tide.) [Breakfast and Lunch included]

SKRANG OVERNIGHT
Tour Code: KCHSK2
Duration - 2 Days/1 Night

Day 1

Depart overland to Skrang River, which is about 232 km away from Kuching. En route, pass through rain forest, rubber and pepper plantations, rice fields and oil palm groves. Lunch en route. A native longboat awaits you at the river for a half hour boat journey through tropical rain forest to reach the longhouse, home of the Iban tribe. After settle down in the longhouse, join the guide for a nature walk or swim in the river. In the evening, be guest of the tribal chief for a jungle feast. Tonight you will stay in the longhouse. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

After breakfast see a blow-pipe demonstration and practice your talents. Thereafter return to Kuching. Lunch en route. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

SKRANG - 3 DAYS
Tour Code: KCHSK3
Duration - 2 Days/1 Night

Day 1

Depart for a 4-5 hour overland ride through rural Sarawak. Lunch en route. You will pass through rainforests, rubber and pepper gardens, rice fields and cocoa gardens. You will arrive at the river where the native longboat awaits you. The one-hour boat journey will carry you deeper into Borneo jungle to reach the longhouse, home of the Iban tribe. In the evening, be guest of the tribal chief for a jungle feast. You will stay in the longhouse. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

A full day spent up-river trekking in old secondary rainforest or boating and experiencing the way of life in the interior. A picnic lunch and time to swim before returning to the longhouse. In the evening a chance to join in the home-grown entertainment. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

After breakfast, return by boat and overland to Kuching. Lunch en route. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

ULU AI
Tour Code: KCHUL3
Duration - 3 Days/2 Night

Day 1

Depart by air-conditioned bus or van for Batang Ai reservoir (4 1/2 hours). Journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantation. En route, a few stops will be made. Visit the colourful native market in Serian town where a variety of jungle produce such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit are on display. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. Lunch en route. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (1 1/2 hrs) upriver to Nanga Sumpa. Settle in at the jungle lodge. After dinner proceed to the longhouse across the river. Relax on the Ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight lodge. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Following breakfast, hike the jungle trails along the river. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai Waterfall. Time to relax, swim, explore the rainforest and have lunch or try fishing Iban-style. Return to the lodge. Dinner is served in the lodge with local delicacies to enhance the meal. After dinner visit to the longhouse. Woven blankets and handicrafts are available for display upon request and may be purchased directly from the longhouse people. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Following breakfast, depart down river by longboat, then overland. Lunch en route. Proceed to Kuching. Check in at hotel or transfer to the airport for departure. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

WONG TIBU
Tour Code: BAI8
Duration - 3 Days/2 Night

Day 1

Depart by air-conditioned bus or van for Batang Ai reservoir (4 1/2 – hrs). Journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantation. En route, a few stops will be made. Visit the colourful native market in Serian town where a variety of jungle produce such as edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit are on display. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. Lunch en route. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (1 hr) across the lake then into the Ai River. Very soon you will be shooting up rapids (1 hrs) as the river narrows under overhanging trees. Upon arrival settle into the lodge. After dinner walk over to the longhouse, share the evening of the Iban people. Berandau (dialogue) on the ruai ( covered verandah). Back to the lodge for overnight.

[Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

After an early breakfast walk over to Park Headquarters to pick up your National Park Ranger, then follow one of the trails that leads deeper into the National Park. Walk through old secondary and mixed dipterocarp forest, crossing a few creeks along the way. You will have time to relax in the pristine waters. After a packed lunch, boating and fishing with the local people. later in the afternoon return to The lodge for dinner. Spend a quiet evening at the lodge or pay another visit to your Iban hosts at Tibu longhouse. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Following breakfast, depart down river by longboat, then overland. Lunch en route. Proceed to Kuching Check in at hotel or transfer to the airport for departure. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

RACER CAVE
Adventure tours
Tour Code: CAVE05
Duration - 4-6 hours

Proceed to Mulu National Park for registration. 0900 hrs, meet your Park ranger and proceed to the starting point of the trail to Racer’s Cave. Trek to the cave entrance. Begin adventure caving into Racer Cave (beautiful cave formations). You will be shown some rope techniques on a 2-3 metre rope as you traverse inside this cave, before you returning to the same entrance. Walk back to Mulu Park HQ. Reach your chalet or hotel in the early afternoon. Arrival time is dependent on the fitness of participants. (P/L)

*Carbide lamp and helmet provided. (Maximum: 6 pax at any one time)

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person
CAVE05 Racer Cave 4-6 hours Lunch Price on Request

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

ULU AI - 4 DAYS
Adventure tours
Tour Code: KCHUL4
Duration - 4 Days/3 Nights

Day 1 Kuching/Ulu Ai – Nanga Sumpa Lodge

Depart by air-conditioned bus or van for Batang Ai reservoir (4 1/2 -5 hours). Journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantation. En route, a few stops will be made. Visit the colourful native market in Serian town where a variety of jungle produce including edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. Lunch en route. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (1 1/2 hrs) upriver to Nanga Sumpa. Settle in at the jungle lodge. After dinner proceed to the longhouse across river. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight lodge. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2 Ulu Ai – jungle lodge

Following breakfast, hike the jungle trails along the river. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai Waterfall. Option to visit a second Iban longhouse at Nanga Jambu. Time to relax, swim, explore the rainforest and have lunch or try fishing Iban-style. Then, trek to the jungle lodge. You can help the guides gathering jungle produce like bamboo shoots or edible ferns for the evening meal. Orang-utan occasionally are seen( at dusk or at dawn) in this area. Overnight in the jungle shelter. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3 Ulu Ai – Nanga Sumpa lodge

In the morning, hike the beautiful rainforest in search of wildlife. Wildlife found in the area include orang-utans, pig-tail macaques, hornbills and other variety of birds. There will be opportunities for swimming and relaxing before returning down river to the lodge. Dinner is served in the lodge with local delicacies to enhance the meal. Visit the longhouse in the evening. Woven blankets and handicrafts are available for display upon request and may be purchased directly from the longhouse people. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4 Ulu Ai – Kuching

Following breakfast, depart down river by longboat, then overland. Lunch en route. Proceed to Kuching and check in or transfer to the airport for departure.[Breakfast and Lunch included]

Note : Day 3 – leeches are found in this area. Insect repellent or talcum powder is effective against leeches.

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
KCHUL4 Ulu Ai Longhouse and
Jungle Safari
4 Days/3 Nights Full Board $1,164 $646 $528

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

ULU AI
Tour Code: KCHUL5
Duration - 5 days/4 nights

Day 1

Depart by air-conditioned bus or van for Batang Ai reservoir (4 1/2 -5 hours). Journey through rural Sarawak, passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantation. En route, a few stops will be made. Visit the colourful native market in Serian town where a variety of jungle produce including edible ferns, bamboo shoots and unusual tropical fruit. Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. Lunch en route. Upon arrival at the Batang Ai reservoir, proceed by longboat (1 1/2 hrs) upriver to Nanga Sumpa. Settle in at the jungle lodge. After dinner proceed to the longhouse across the river. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight lodge. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

Following breakfast, hike the jungle trails along the river. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai Waterfall. Option to visit a second Iban longhouse at Nanga Jambu. Time to relax, swim, explore the rainforest and have lunch or try fishing Iban-style. Then, trek to the jungle lodge. You can help the guides gathering jungle produce like bamboo shoots or edible ferns for the evening meal. Orang-utan occasionally are seen( at dusk or at dawn) in this area. Overnight in the jungle shelter. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 3

Follow one of the rainforest trails in the area to look for orang-utans and other wildlife like the pig-tailed macaque, hornbills and other variety of birds. While the orang- utans are only occasionally seen, their nests and feeding area can observed. Picnic lunch on the trail before returning to the shelter. There will be time for swimming and relaxing. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

Morning trek in the forest, swim or relax before returning down river to the lodge. In the afternoon, a chance to explore the surrounding area. Dinner is served in the lodge with local delicacies to enhance the meal. Visit the longhouse in the evening. Woven blankets and handicrafts are available for display upon request and may be purchased directly from the longhouse people. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 5

Following breakfast, depart down river by longboat, then overland. Lunch en route. Proceed to Kuching and transfer to the hotel. Check in or transfer to the airport for departure. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
KCHUL5 Ulu Ai Longhouse and
Jungle Safari
5 Day/4 Night Full Board N/A $1,100 $1,100

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

EX – MIRI (Sarawak)

HEADHUNTER'S TRAIL
Adventure tours
Tour Code: MZV6ADuration - 5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1

Fly from Miri to Mulu in the morning. Upon arrival at Mulu airport transfer to your accommodation. After lunch proceed to visit Deer Cave and Lang Cave. Wait for the exodus of thousands of bats on their nightly feeding forays. Return to lodge or chalet by torchlight. [Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 2

After breakfast, depart up-river and stop at Clearwater Wind caves on the way, after visiting the caves continue for Long Litut by longboat (1h 30). After lunch trek to Camp 5 (2 1/2 hours). The time estimated depend on the water level. Overnight at camp 5#. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

# Camp 5 has basic dormitory style accommodation and toilet facilities. All lights are powered by solar energy.

[Rope bridge river crossing on Headhunters Trail from Mulu to Limbang Rope bridge river crossing on Headhunters Trail

Day 3

After breakfast stroll the surrounding jungle on the headhunter’s trail. Return to Camp 5 for lunch. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Melinau Gorge (about 1 hour) (not advisable in bad weather). Overnight Camp 5. Alternatively, hike to Mulu Limestone Pinnacles (1175 m). The climb takes about 3-4 hours for physically fit person. Pitcher plants and orchids line the way . Return to Camp 5 for overnight stay. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

Day 4

Trek to Kuala Terikan (5 hours). Proceed down river by boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah, an Iban longhouse.The journey takes about 2-3 hours – depending on the water level. Overnight in the longhouse*. [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included]

* The longhouse accommodation is generally in a larger communal room – other trekkers could be sharing with you.

Day 5

Depart Rumah Penghulu Sigah by boat (1h 30) to Nanga Medamit. Then proceed to Limbang Town (1 hour) by van . Early afternoon fly from Limbang Town back to Miri. [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
MZV6A Headhunters Trail 5 Days/4 Nights Full Board $2,090 $1,085 $965

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions