4D3N Orou Sapulot - Mystical Borneo Cave & Pinnacles Adventure with Kalimantan Boat Ride


REGION: Keningau
DURATION: 4 Days 3 Nights
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
PICK UP TIME: 07:15 - 07:30 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
DROP OFF TIME: 18:30 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • Venture into unexplored, hidden caves
  • Set foot in at the Kalimantan border for a selfie with the magnificent Garuda Pancasila monument
  • Experience an exhilarating ride through the rapids of a mighty river towards the Indonesian border
  • Test your strength on a challenging climb up Batu Punggol
  • Jump and soak in a remote, fresh waterfall
  • Have a picnic in the wilderness
  • Dine under the stars at the traditional homestay
  • Be entertained by a cultural Murut performance


Travel off the beaten path with Amazing Borneo as we take you on a trip like never before to Orou Sapulot! Live the ultimate Borneo experience with an intense 4-day trip perfect for keen naturalists and avid adventure seekers. A place where handmade wooden boats are the main modes of transportation, get whisked away on an adventure taking you back in time to experience rural living in the remote rainforests of Sapulot.

Situated along the fringes of the river, spend your nights at Pungiton Camp equipped with the bare necessities of clean and comfortable facilities. Embrace the Murut culture as you are treated to an evening of traditional dance performances and introduced to the art of drinking locally produced rice wine.

Explore the Pungiton Caves, take a refreshing swim at Vangkaakon Waterfall, and challenge yourself to a climb up an 800 feet limestone pinnacle, Batu Punggol. Stunning to look at from afar and from the top, showcasing the gorgeous surroundings of Sapulot.
Treat yourself to the ultimate Borneo experience at Orou Sapulot with Amazing Borneo!

Sample itinerary


  • Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu and onwards to Keningau.
  • After a journey through scenic landscapes, hop on to a 4x4 for your transfer to Labang Village and a river transfer to Pungiton Camp.
  • A few transfers later, you will be welcomed with light refreshments.
  • Settle in to your accommodation at Pungiton Camp before embarking to the unexplored Pungiton Caves.
  • Take an adventurous walk through the cave where an underground stream sits and be in awe at the stalactite and stalagmite formations.
  • After an active afternoon, relax with a refreshing swim by the river.
  • Dine under the stars before your overnight stay at Pungiton Camp to an ensemble of sounds provided by your natural surroundings.
Meals : Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Pungiton Camp


  • Rise and shine, breakfast is served!
  • Check out of the camp and you’ll be transferred to Tataluan for your epic excursion to Batu Punggol!
  • Brace yourselves as you are taken on a vigorous climb to the top for magnificent views of the jungle canopy below.
  • After some time at Batu Punggol, enjoy a scrumptious picnic by the riverbank before making your way to the Vangkaakon Waterfall.
  • Spend your afternoon exploring and jungle trekking to a multi-levelled waterfall.
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing and taking a swim in the waterfalls.
  • Dinner is served followed by an overnight stay at in a hut overlooking the waterfall.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Vangkaakon Waterfall Hut


  • Prepare for another day of exploring with a hearty breakfast.
  • Hop on your transfer to the Salung Jetty for an exhilarating Rapid shooting Ride Downstream onwards to the borders of Kalimantan in a wooden boat.
  • Embrace your surroundings by observing breathtaking views and the different Murut villages along the river.
  • After the exhilarating boat ride, you will be transferred to MunorAulai Guesthouse, a modern village longhouse at Romol Village.
  • Enjoy a nice stroll during the farm tour activity, where you will learn more about the locals and their integrated farming concept. 
  • After settling in and taking in your surroundings overlooking a valley, it’s time for dinner!
  • You’ll feast on delicious local dishes, try local rice wine, and enjoy a traditional Murut dance before spending the night in the longhouse.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : MunorAulai Guesthouse


  • Rise bright and early for some breakfast before packing up.
  • Bid your Murut adventure in Orou Sapulot goodbye as your depart back to Keningau via a 4x4.
  • Upon arrival at Keningau, you will be transferred back to your respective hotels or onwards to your next destination!
Meals : Breakfast

Meals 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunch, and 03 Dinner
  • 01 Night in Pungiton Camp - Canvas sling bed in a longhouse inspired cabin
  • 01 Night Vangkaakon Waterfall Hut - Tents on a raised platform
  • 01 Night in Romol Village Longhouse - Guesthouse with mattresses
Return Land Transfer (Seat-in Coach), Accommodation, Meals as stated, all 4x4 transfers between activity areas, Community Fees, English-Speaking Nature Guide, and English-Speaking support team
Excludes Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Peak Season Surcharge (if any), Tipping (optional), Any Items / activities Not Mentioned
  • Comfortable and Good Walking Shoes
  • Cooling Tee shirt
  • Long/Short Pants
  • Easy & Relaxed Attire
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Raincoat
  • Any Necessary Toiletries
    (However, basic toiletries such as Bath Gels, Hair Shampoo & Toilet Paper will be provided during your stay.
  • Medications
  • Cash (no ATM)
  • Hat
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Leech Socks
  • Headlamps and Torchlights
  • Comfortable Cotton T-Shirts with Long or Short Outdoor Pants (breathable/ quick-dry material and earth colors) & Swimming Attire
  • Sandals or Flip Flops
  • Camera (ideally waterproof)
  • Camera & Extra batteries if you like to film or take a lot of pictures
  • Sense of Adventure
  • Dry Bags (to keep trek bag content dry)
  • Binoculars
  • Accommodation is clean and well maintained - however, very basic. Bringing along a sleeping bag is not necessary, but you may do so for extra comfort.
  • Overnight necessities such as Towels, Bedding & Blankets will be provided during your stay. We encourage travellers to travel light.
  • Food is of good quality.  Do take note that it is prepared locally by the local people, so there are limitations if you have special dietary requirements.
  • Climbing Batu Punggul is quite challenging and is not recommended if you are unfit or have a fear of heights. Climbing is at the individual’s own risk and Amazing Borneo accepts no responsibility for those who choose to make the climb. Anyone who decides not to climb may still enjoy swimming in the beautiful river below.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level. The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle. Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee. Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours does not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Make sure you always have enough dry bags and think about ways of keeping your equipment dry as the rainforest can be quite unpredictable and wet items will be extremely hard to dry or air out.