Borneo Holidays Tour Package Alert

Monday, February 13, 2006

New: 5D/4N Adventure Vacation at "The Lost World" Maliau Basin (Ex-Tawau)

Tour Code: EB-MB01 ; Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights ; Minimum Participants: 2


Day 1

0945hrs - Pick up at Tawau Airport. Proceed on 4-wheel drive to the Maliau Basin Security Gate, 180KM away. Weather permitting, journey will take about 5 hours.

1330hrs - Stop at Tibow for lunch

1400hrs - Proceed to Maliau Security Gate

1430hrs - Arrive at Maliau Security Gate for short briefing

1500hrs - Drive on to Agathis Camp, 26KM away for the night stay. Settle in and enjoy the surrounding environment.

1900hrs - Dinner

2000hrs - Weather permitting, go on a night drive in search of nocturnal animals. Possible encounter/sightings of Sambar Deers, Bearded Pigs, Malay Civets, Flying Squirrels and Borneo’s Wild Ox, the Banteng.

2200hrs - Settle in for the night.

(Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2

0730hrs - After breakfast, begin the 7KM trekking through the rainforest to reach the Camel Trophy Camp. This will take about 6hours of trekking over the rim of the Basin. The first two hours is the most challenging uphill trek for this adventure..

1130hrs - Stop for packed lunch and relax enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation

1230hrs - Continue trekking

1430hrs - Arrive at the Camel Trophy Camp. Settle in.

OPTION A: Walk to the Giluk Falls about 1hour away and back to Camel Trophy Camp. A dip in the pool is possible or walk to the spectacular, about 100M in height (10 storey building) Takob-Akob Falls which is about 2hours away and back.
OPTION B: Enjoy the surroundings at the Camel Trophy Camp. Have a swim at a nearby stream.

1900hrs - Dinner and settle in for the night.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3

0730hrs - After breakfast, start trekking through heath/montane forest and further down through highland dipterocarp forest for roughly about 5hours to reach the Luba Camp, about 8KM away. (Packed Lunch).

The first few KM upon entering the heath discover the abundance of Nepenthes plants or locally referred to as “monkey cup” and wild orchids.

1200hrs - At the helicopter pad near Luba Camp, enjoy the full view of the Maliau Basin rim which is about 25KM in diameter (slightly bigger than the Island of Singapore). Settle in and enjoy the panoramic view of the Maliau Basin.

1400hrs - Descend for about 1hour to the highlight of the adventure i.e. the Maliau Basin. Have a picnic and take out a camera to snap beautiful shots and enjoy a dip in the falls.

1700hrs - Trek uphill back to the Luba Camp for dinner and settle in for the night.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4

0700hrs - After breakfast, trek along the forest making a loop back to the Agathis Camp.

This will take about 6-8hours. (Packed Lunch)

Settle in at the Agathis Camp for the last night of the adventure in the forest.

After dinner, weather permitting, a second night drive looking for nocturnal animals.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

0730hrs - After breakfast, drive back to Tawau Airport through the Maliau Basin Security Gate.

End of Tour.


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