Trekking Borneo & Beyond

Overview

Start in Kuala Lumpur and end in Kota Kinabalu! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Trekking Borneo & Beyond, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 5 other destinations in Malaysia. Trekking Borneo & Beyond includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Start in Kuala Lumpur

    Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, known by many simply as KL. You can arrive at the hotel at any time today. There is a welcome meeting with your tour leader this evening, a good chance to ask any questions you may have and to connect with the group. Accommodation: Santa Grand Signature Kuala Lumpur (or similar)

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  • Day 2 Discover the culinary delights of Malaysia with a food tour of KL before visiting the Batu Caves (breakfast)
    Malaysia is proudly diverse and this is reflected in the capital, KL, with its mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese traditions and people. One of the best ways of exploring this diversity is through a food tour of the city. We discover different neighbourhoods with distinct sights, sounds, smells and, of course, delicacies. We start our journey at Masjid Jamek and learn how the city started. What better way to enjoy the day by sampling typical food that Malaysians enjoy at a local eatery? Wandering through small streets, we uncover the cultures of the Chinese and Indian communities who came to KL to make their fame and fortune. We also visit the oldest Chinese and Indian temple in KL to understand more about these communities. Our visit to Chinatown is rewarded with tasty noodles among the local people. After, we take a short ride on the modern local transport system towards Brickfields – the local Little India. As we walk through, our senses are stimulated by colourful architecture, music and food. We sample delicious Indian dishes served on banana leaves and seek out street vendors for snacks to end our food journey. This afternoon, we take public transport to the Batu Caves. These limestone caves are a holy Hindu site and are guarded by a giant statue of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. Behind the statue are the 272 steps that lead to the caves and large numbers of monkeys. If you want a drink with amazing views later this evening, head to one of the many rooftop bars in KL and enjoy the cityscape at night. Accommodation: Santa Grand Signature Kuala Lumpur (or similar)
    included meals : Breakfast
  • Day 3 Ketumbar Hill trek; transfer to the Cameron Highlands and visit a tea plantation (breakfast)
    We aim to check out of the hotel early this morning to drive about 30 minutes to the start of the trail on Ketumbar Hill, which is part of the Sungei Puteh forest reserve (a popular exercise spot). We follow a loop trail, which starts with a moderate climb up to about 9855ft (300m), where we pause for a packed breakfast before hiking down another trail back to the start (some sections may be a little slippery if it has rained). We then rejoin our minibus and transfer (five to six hours) to the Cameron Highlands with a lunch stop along the way. The Cameron Highlands is a British-era hill station and the nights are noticeably cooler here. The area is known for strawberry farms and tea plantations. For those interested, there may be time to visit one of the tea plantations or enjoy tea and scones. Accommodation: Century Pines (or similar)
    included meals : Breakfast
  • Day 4 Trek through the montane forests of the Cameron Highlands (breakfast,lunch)
    Meeting our local guide at the hotel at 8.30am, we embark on a jungle trek through the highlands up to Gunung Jasar. The well-maintained trail gradually takes us up the side of a river valley on an undulating path with a fairly steep final ascent to reach the summit (5,580ft/1,700m). The Jasar range is protected primary forest and the air is generally cooler, though it can get very humid. There’s a lot of birdlife and, thanks to the altitude, lots of mosses and lichen. Reaching the peak, we can enjoy views of the tea plantations below. We head back along a different route, which can be steep in places and you may need to help your balance by grabbing tree roots. Accommodation: Century Pines (or similar)
    included meals : Breakfast
  • places and you may need to help your balance by grabbing tree roots. Accommodation: Century Pines (or similar) Day 5 Transfer to Taman Negara; followed by exhilarating boat ride; optional night walk (breakfast)
    Leaving the highlands, we journey to one of the oldest-remaining rainforests in the world in Taman Negara National Park (about five hours plus stops). These primeval forests, dating back 130m years and covering 1,677sqmi (4,343sqkm), are home to rare animals including Malayan tigers, Indian elephants and crab-eating macaques (though these animals are rarely seen). We should arrive around mid-afternoon. Later this afternoon, we take to the park’s rivers and ‘shoot’ rapids. Boarding motorised canoes, we journey along the river, navigating several sets of rapids. While not quite like whitewater rafting, it is still a fun adventure. Be ready to get wet! This evening, you can go on an optional night walk in search of interesting insects and nocturnal animals. Accommodation: Mutiara Resort (or similar)
    included meals : Breakfast, Lunch

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