Borneo Adventure - Trek Mount Kinabalu

Combine an exciting trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu with a relaxing beach stay on this Borneo itinerary.

This nine night tour through Borneo starts with a stay at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria set within a nature reserve. Travel on to Kinabalu Park, visiting Poring Hot Spring and trekking to the peak of Borneo’s highest mountain. End your trip with five nights relaxing at the luxury Bunga Raya Island Resort.

Tour highlights

    • Exploring the 64-acre nature resort at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria 
    • Canopy walks at Poring Hot Spring 
    • Watching the sunrise from the summit of Mount Kinabalu 
    • Scuba diving at Bunga Raya Island Resort 
    • Visiting the Marine Ecology Research Centre

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kota Kinabalu

Upon arrival into Kota Kinabalu Airport you’ll be met by a representative and transferred to Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, set within a nature reserve, for a two night stay. Look out over the manicured gardens from your private lanai or balcony, choose from a selection of pillows and stay in touch with complimentary WiFi.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort

Day 2

Kota Kinabalu – Day at Leisure

Today, explore the surrounding 400 acres of Nature Reserve. Back at the resort take advantage of the excellent facilities and activities programme – hire boogie boards or ocean kayaks, relieve tension with hot stone therapy at The Spa, head off on a guided bicycle tour, stretch your limbs with Pilates or watch a cooking demonstration.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Nabalu Market, Poring & Kinabalu Park

Start the day early with breakfast before driving along scenic mountainous roads, passing local villages and lush paddy fields. Stop at Nabalu Market where local fruits, vegetables and handicrafts are sold. Continue on to Poring Hot Spring – test your nerves with a Canopy Walk or take a dip in the sulphur baths. After lunch at a local restaurant drive to Kinabalu Park for a visit to the Exhibition Centre. End the day by checking into your hotel, Kinabalu Park Lodge.

Accommodation: Kinabalu Park Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Trek from Park HQ to Laban Rata

Breakfast at the on site restaurant, then collect your packed lunch and begin your trek of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo’s highest mountain. Trek through an ever-changing landscape of oak, chestnut and alpine vegetation, arriving at Laban Rata in the late afternoon. Enjoy a buffet dinner before getting a good night’s sleep!

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Trek to Low’s Peak & Return to Kota Kinabalu

Wake well before dawn to continue your trek to the summit, Low’s Peak standing at 4095 metres – hopefully in time to catch the sun rise! Make your descent back to Laban Rata for a well-deserved late breakfast and continue down to Timpohon Gate to accept your certificate.

Following a buffet lunch you’ll be transferred to Kota Kinabalu City, arriving to the jetty in the late evening for a boat transfer to Bunga Raya Island Resort – your home for the next five nights. This hideaway is set on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo with a tranquil bay and crescent-shaped white sand beach, surrounded by a centuries old jungle.

Accommodation: Bunga Raya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Bunga Raya Island Resort – Day at Leisure

From the privacy of your spacious villa, tucked into the hillside, sit on your balcony and look out over the pristine jungle or sparkling ocean. Spend time sitting poolside or cross the suspension bridge to reach the Solace Spa for indulgent massages and facials based on Asian and western treatments. Dine on modern European cuisine in the evening at the resort’s main restaurant, The Koi.

Accommodation: Bunga Raya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Bunga Raya Island Resort – Day at Leisure

Explore the waters teeming with schools of exotic fish including clown fish, stingray, bamboo sharks and sea turtles. Take a scuba lesson at the PADI certified dive centre, hire hobie cats and go sailing, kayak through the mangroves or snorkel beneath the waves. In the evening choose from over 4,500 vintages at the underground Wine Cave.

Accommodation: Bunga Raya Island resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Bunga Raya Island Resort – Day at Leisure

Speak to the concierge and arrange a trek through the pristine jungle. You’ll have an experienced guide on hand to point out the different flora and fauna as you go along. Or visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) at sister property Gayana Eco Resort. See pregnant seahorses in the maternity tank and gently touch starfish and sea cucumbers at the touch tanks.

Accommodation: Bunga Raya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Bunga Raya Island Resort – Day at Leisure

Spend your last full day on the island simply relaxing in your villa or making use of the excellent facilities. In the evening opt for a private dining experience at the pavilion where the chef can tailor a menu to your specific tastes, complete with carefully selected wines and served by a personal butler.

Accommodation: Bunga Raya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Return Flight

Eat a final breakfast at the resort before spending time at leisure prior to your departure. Take the scheduled boat back to the mainland, where you’ll be met by a driver and taken to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your return flight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

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Travel in 2017 9th January 2017 - 31st March 2018

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