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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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|15 September 2016||10 days||£1,265||Available||Book now|
|29 September 2016||10 days||£1,220||Available||Book now|
|27 October 2016||10 days||£1,175||Available||Book now|
|24 November 2016||10 days||£1,175||Available||Book now|
|29 December 2016||10 days||£1,245||Available||Book now|
|5 January 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
|19 January 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|2 February 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|16 February 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|9 March 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|30 March 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|13 April 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|27 April 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
|11 May 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
|25 May 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|8 June 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|22 June 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|6 July 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|20 July 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|3 August 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|17 August 2017||10 days||£1,330||Available||Book now|
|31 August 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
|7 September 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|14 September 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
|28 September 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
|12 October 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|26 October 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|23 November 2017||10 days||£1,230||Available||Book now|
|28 December 2017||10 days||£1,280||Available||Book now|
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.
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.
Days 9-10 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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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 (5 nts), Dormitory (4 nts), Homestay (1 nt)
Boat, Van, Plane, 4x4, Longtail boat, Ferry
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Allow USD $250 for meals not included.
This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.
Our Real Gap Experience Tours are guided tours that are run through our (other) favourite travel companies. Typically, most of your travel will be on a bus/coach and you will stop off at a number of different destinations in your chosen country. We won’t be able to offer you a buddy list for these trips as people will book through different companies.
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You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.