Maliau Basin – Borneo’s Lost World


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Tour Code: BPML01
Departure Time: 7.45AM (Ex-Tawau Airport)
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Meal: Fullboard

Brief Itinerary


Day One

Meet at Tawau Airport in the early morning & overland transfer to Maliau Basin which takes 5 to 6 hours to get to the Base Camp.  Early brunch along the way.

1400hrs expected arrival time. Afternoon at leisure to wander around Agathis Camp’s Nature Trail. After dinner (if weather permits) go for a night drive in search of nocturnal animals through the 27 kilometres access road along the Agathis Camp to Belian Camp. Overnight at Agathis Camp.

Day Two

Early Breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, begin the 7km trekking through the rainforest to reach the Nepenthes Camp (Also known as Camel Trophy Camp). This will take about 6 hours of trekking over the rim of the Maliau Basin – Borneo’s Lost World. The first two hours trek is the most challenging uphill adventure. Enjoy the surrounding rich vegetation while having the midday packed lunch. The expected arrival at Nepenthes Camp is around 1 pm. Later, walk to the Giluk Falls is about one hour away and return to Nepenthes Camp. A dip in th pool is possible or go on a trek for two hours or so to see the spectacular Takob Akob Falls which is about 100 metres in height. Dinner and overnight at Nepenthes Camp.

Day Three

Breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, trek along the lowland Dipterocarp Forests for about 4–5 hours (6.5km) to Maliau Falls junction. Expected arrival and packed lunch at  Maliau Falls junction at midday. Continue the  journey to Maliau Falls via Lobah Camp; the distance is about 5 kilometres. It takes 2 to 3 hours of downhill trek. Take the opportunity to photograph the majestic 7-tiers Maliau Falls. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Maliau Basin rim at the Lobah Helipad.  Trek to Ginseng Camp and expected to arrive at 1800hrs. Dinner and overnight at Ginseng Camp.

Day Four

Breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, trek along the rainforest back to Agathis Camp. It takes about 6–7 hours trekking. Stop for packed lunch at any rest station before continuing your trek to Agathis Camp. Settle in at the Agathis Camp for the last night of the adventure in the tropical rainforest. Overnight at Agathis Camp.

Day Five

Breakfast at the camp. Depart Agathis Camp, take the ground transfer to Tawau Airport. On the way, stopover at the watch tower and Sky Bridge at Belian Camp. 1300hrs, expected arrival at Tawau Airport for the onward flights.

Other  information:

  1. Optional: Porters can be arranged at RM100.00 per day, subject to change.  Max. Load of 12 kilogrammes  per Porter.
  2. For this programme to match the time schedule : Flights utilized  to and from Kota Kinabalu, flights and price are subject to change without notice.

* Kota Kinabalu – Tawau: 

Malaysia Airlines: ( Terminal One ) – MH2121 ETD 0700 hrs/ ETA 0745hrs ( approximately RM 300 nett, subject to change. )

* Tawau – Kota Kinabalu:

Malaysia Airlines:  – MH2134 – ETD 1440 hrs/ ETA 1525 hrs. (approximately RM 300 nett subj to change )

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