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2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours
2D1N Mulu Show Caves & Park HQ Stay - Amazing Borneo Tours

Tour highlights

  • Explore Mulu National Park show caves 
  • Visit one of the world’s Largest cave passages
  • Visit part of the longest cave system in Southeast Asia
  • Immerse yourself in the incredible biodiversity of Mulu Rainforest
  • Airport pickup / dropoff

ABOUT GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK

Gunung Mulu National Park is one of Nature’s most spectacular achievements and the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of Sarawak’s expanding network of national parks. It is also the largest national park, covering 544 sq km of primary rainforest, which is crass-crossed by fast-flowing rivers and clear jungle streams. Mulu is dominated by three mountains – Gunung Mulu (2,376 m), Gunung Api (1,750 m) and Gunung Benarat (1,858 m). Yet many of Mulu’s greatest attractions lie deep below the surface. Hidden underneath the forested slopes of these mountains is one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world.

This system, a breathtaking natural wonder, contains a number of record-breaking caves. With the world’s largest cave passages (Deer Cave), the world’s largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave system in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave), it is not surprising that Mulu is now world-famous. Over 200 km of cave passages have been surveyed, but this is thought to represent just 30-40% of the actual total.

The oldest of Mulu’s caves started to form about 5 million years ago when sideways earth movements resulted in the formation of both limestone and sandstone mountains lying side by side. Millions of years of heavy rain and the action of rivers and running water carved out the vast subterranean system that exists today. The weathering process still continues; dripping water creates new rock features, limestone is slowly worn away, and underground rivers carve and sculpt the caves, transporting limestone debris to the cave mouth or redistributing it within the system.

Although Mulu has become synonymous with caves, the ‘Mulu experience’ is not limited to underground attractions; above ground there is plenty to see and do. It is covered in rich primary rainforest and offers a whole range of nature-based activities. There are some excellent jungle treks and mountain hikes, including the challenging trek to view the Pinnacles – 45 meters high, razor-sharp limestone spikes that sit majestically on the slopes of Gunung Api.

With its rich bio-diversity and world-famous caves, Mulu offers the adventurous traveller an exhilarating cave and rainforest experience, possibly unmatched anywhere else on Earth.

ABOUT DEER CAVE AND LANG'S CAVE

Deer Cave is reached by following a 3-kilometre plank walk, which passes through peat swamps, alluvial flats and limestone outcrops. There is much to see on the way to the cave, including some superb rainforest, jungle streams and an ancient Penan burial cave.

When you reach the cave entrance, you are about to enter the largest cave passage in the world. Deer Cave is huge–just over 2 kilometres long and never less than 90 metres high and wide. The main chamber, partially lit by sunlight, is 174 meters wide and 122 meters high. This is where deer used to shelter, so the local Penan and Berawan people named it Gua Payau or Gua Rusa (Deer Cave), both local words for "deer".

A path leads into the cave and winds its way around, following the natural contours of the cave floor. Although the path is lit, a flashlight is useful for examining the guano-covered cave floor and its population of insects. The path eventually leads to the “Garden of Eden”, where a hole in the cave roof lets in a shaft of light, allowing the rich green vegetation to thrive. Another feature is the famous profile of Abraham Lincoln, which guards the southern entrance of the cave.

Not surprisingly, Deer Cave is home to many species of bats. Between 17:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs, if the weather is fine, visitors may be treated to the spectacular sight of a black cloud of free-tailed bats emerging from the entrance of the cave to go in search of food. Originally, this cloud was thought to contain hundreds of thousands of bats, but a recent study found that the figure is well over a million.

A visit to Deer Cave is usually combined with one to Lang’s Cave, whose entrance is a short distance away from Deer Cave. Lang’s Cave is the smallest of the show caves, but its rock formations are well worth seeing. These are made all the more attractive by the strategically positioned spotlights highlighting stalactites and stalagmites. As the cave is relatively small and well-lit, it offers good opportunities to see some of its inhabitants, such as bats, swiftlets, and even cave-dwelling snakes.

ABOUT CLEARWATER CAVE & WIND CAVE

Clearwater Cave is Southeast Asia’s longest cave system, measuring some 107 km. It has a subterranean river, part of which is navigable by boat. There are two ways of reaching Clearwater: trek along a 4 km nature trail, which takes approximately one and a half hours or travel by longboat along the Melinau River, usually stopping off at Wind Cave along the way. It normally takes about 15 minutes to reach Wind Cave by boat. When the water level is low, the journey takes longer as the boatman often has to jump out of the boat and push.

A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breeze which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flow rocks, helictites and rock corals, some of which are illuminated in the King’s Room.

From Wind Cave, you can either follow a plankwalk or take a boat to a picnic area near the entrance of Clearwater Cave. Either way, the journey takes about 5 minutes. 200 steps lead up through the forest to the mouth of Clearwater Cave. With its underground river, Clearwater is a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plankwalks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience. There are excellent photo opportunities for those who have the patience for cave photography.

After a tour of the cave, you will descend back down the steps to the picnic area. At the base of the steps, there is a crystal-clear pool that flows outwards from the cave. Visitors are free to take a dip or relax on the picnic benches and admire the rainforest scenery or perhaps watch the swarms of butterflies that are often found fluttering around near the river bank. If you are lucky, you may see the Rajah Brooke butterfly with its huge bright-green-coloured wings.

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Mulu/ Mulu National Park HQ/ Lang's Cave / Deer Cave

  • Meet upon arrival at Mulu airport and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters for check-in at the park's accommodation. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic 3 km plank walk through the primary rainforest to visit the Deer Cave and Lang Cave. Late afternoon, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave and, if weather permits, observe the millions of bats coming out from the vast mouth of the cave entrance. Return to accommodation and overnight. 

 

Dinner Park HQ Longhouse / Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Day 2

Mulu National Park/ Penan Settlement/ Wind Cave/ Clearwater Cave

  • Breakfast at Park Café and transfer by longboat, proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement to learn about their nomadic lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale. Continue the journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater Resthouse, and later on, you can enjoy swimming at Clearwater Spring. Late afternoon return transfer by longboat to Mulu airport for flight departure.

Breakfast / Lunch

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Meals 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner
Includes Meals as Stated, 01 Night Accommodation, Entrance Fee, Return Airport Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide
Accommodation 01 Night Mulu Park HQ Longhouse or Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa (Twin / Triple-Sharing basis)
Excludes Airfares, Porter Fee, Carbonated & Alcoholic Beverages, Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Comfortable cotton T-shirts
  • Long pants or shorts
  • Good walking shoe
  • Disposable raincoat
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water
  • Torchlight
  • Swim wear (modest)
  • Personal toiletries and other items of personal use
  • A pair of flat sandal
  • Waterproof backpack or covering contents with large plastic bags
  • Bring a spare plastic bag for wet items (in case you go swimming)
  • Please take note: All clients who enter Mulu Park must bring along 1) their Passport / ID Cards and 2) a photocopy of their Passport /ID Cards to present it to the park management office upon check-in & registration.
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Mulu.
  • Recommended flight from Kota Kinabalu to Mulu (with stopover at Miri): Malaysian Airlines MH3201,MH3630 (ETD 0645hrs / ETA 0950hrs)
  • We recommend that at the end of this tour, you fly from Mulu to Miri/Kuching with an additional night stay in either city to maximise your holiday. This is due to the unfavourable flight timings from Mulu back to Kota Kinabalu.
  • Kindly note that all guests are advised to pack extra clothing in their carry-on baggage should there be any unforeseen circumstances upon arrival in Mulu.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

The information below acts as a guideline & subject to change without prior notice.

Flights below operate daily

Arrival Flight Information

AIRCRAFT TYPE      SECTOR           FLIGHT           ETD             ETA      
ATR72-500
SARAWAK
(INTERNAL)
MYY/MZV MH3632 1215 hrs 1245 hrs
MH3630 1350 hrs 1425 hrs
ATR72-500
SARAWAK
(INTERNAL)
KCH/MZV MH3752 1035 hrs 1215 hrs
ATR72-500
SABAH/SARAWAK
(INTERSTATE)
BKI/MULU MH3251 1005 hrs 1100 hrs

MH - Malaysia Airlines

Departure Flight Information

AIRCRAFT TYPE      SECTOR           FLIGHT           ETD             ETA      
ATR72-500
SARAWAK
(INTERNAL)
MZV/MYY MH3633 1125 hrs 1155 hrs
MH3631 1445 hrs 1515 hrs
ATR72-500
SARAWAK
(INTERNAL)
MZV/KCH MH3753 1310 hrs 1450 hrs
ATR72-500
SABAH/SARAWAK
(INTERSTATE)
MULU/BKI MH3252 1240 hrs 1335 hrs

MH - Malaysia Airlines

Note for Flight Rate valid till the end of 2024
(price subject to change without prior notice)

  • KCH MZV KCH @ MYR 660/pax
  • KCH MZV BKI @ MYR 620/pax
  • KCH MZV MYY @ MYR 520/pax
  • MYY MZV MYY @ MYR 380/pax
  • MYY MZV BKI @ MYR 480/pax
  • MYY MZV KCH @ MYR 520/pax
  • BKI MZV BKI @ MYR 580/pax

Please consult with your sales rep. to confirm the ticket rate.

(last updated: 30 January 2024)

  • Mulu is Malaysia's First World UNESCO Heritage National Park
  • Deer & Lang's Caves are open daily from 3PM - 6PM.
  • Caves of the Winds & Clearwater Cave are open daily from 9AM - 2PM.
  • The rainy/monsoon season is November - January (please bring an extra poncho/raincoat).
  • Plenty of unguided walks are available to spend your leisure time or with extending night stay.

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