Borneo Jungle Trek - 2D1N Survival Learning Camp in Kiau Print


Travel Period: 01 January 2019 till 31 December 2019

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  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • Pick-ups will be from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Centre.

Tour highlights

  • Jungle Trekking and exploration of Borneo Rainforest
  • Learn basic jungle survival skills from local tribes people
  • Identify wild indigenous medicinal plants as well as edible plants 
  • Make different types of hunt traps
  • Start fire using bamboo and construction of accommodations
  • Incredible views of Mount Kinabalu 
  • Night Jungle Walk
  • Discover a rich diversity of flora and fauna
  • Experience the culture and hospitality of the Kadazandusun

Overview of Location

About Kampung Kiau (Kiau Village)
Kiau Village, located some 90 km away from the bustling Kota Kinabalu City life, is a valley purified with its fresh air of jungle breeze and surrounded by the serenity of the majestic Mount Kinabalu standing tall and proud. The Dusuns are the main tribe of Kiau, who are mostly Christians ever since the missionary was brought in during the British Colonial time. The villagers however still practice their traditional custom and speak their mother-tongue, which is the Dusun dialect.

At the elevation of 900 meters above sea level, Kiau is blessed with rich soil for agriculture and are well known for its sweet pineapple produce, other harvest includes highland vegetables and hill paddy. Hill paddy has been planted since their ancestral time, and it is carried out the traditional way ever since with common hill paddy types such as Tadong and Silou planted to ensure that it does not become extinct.

Though the villagers of Kiau are mainly farmers, there are some who hold permanent jobs as mountain guides that escort tourists up and down Mount Kinabalu.  Growing up by the foot of the mountain, they were taken up Mount Kinabalu at a very young age by their parents to work part-time as porters during school holidays. This sparks up these young boys’ interest and exposure in tourism that eventually led them to be mountain guides.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu/ Kampung Kiau/ Jungle Trek/ Camping

  • Meet at your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu and depart to Kampung Kiau (Kiau Village). Pit stop at nabalu town for a photostop. Witness panoramic sight of Mount Kinabalu and enjoy a stroll along local handicraft market. Continue journey to Kampung Kiau, upon arrival, check in to our resthouse. Welcome refreshment will be served followed by a short briefing about the village and jungle activities. Get ready to depart for jungle trekking. It takes about 2 hours to reach the base camp site depending on your speed. Along the way, you will learn about survival skills which include setting animal traps and identifying edible and medicinal plants. After lunch, continue trekking to learn survival skills in jungle. Return back to camp site, freshen up at nearby river or have a shower. Dinner and campfire. Thereafter, proceed for night trail to spot nocturnal animals. You may even get a chance to let your taste bud run wild - BBQ a wild caught food for your supper tonight.
Lunch / Dinner Outdoor Tent
Day 2

Kampung Kiau/ Kota Kinabalu

  • After your breakfast, proceed for a short jungle trail. Learn how to make camps out of palm rattan, banana & bamboo trees. Continue to learn how to find food in the wild. After lunch, start trekking out of camp site and back to Kampung Kiau. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. It is time to say goodbye to your local host as you board our transportation back to Kota Kinabalu & bring unforgettable memories back to your country.
Breakfast / Lunch
Meals Meals as Stated
Inclusion Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Meals as Stated, 01 Night Accommodation in Outdoor Sleeping Tents, Cooking Pots, Stoves & Fuel, Permits & Fees, Local Host, English Speaking Guide & Drinking Water
Exclusion Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned
  • T-shirt
  • Trekking Pants
  • Comfortable Trekking Shoes/Boots
  • Leech Socks
  • Warm Jacket
  • Warm Hat
  • Extra socks
  • Change of Clothes
  • Waterproof Backpack
  • Raincoat
  • Torchlight
  • Insect Repellent
  • Person First Aid Kit
  • Personal Medication
  • Walking stick
  • Hand Protection Gloves
  • You must have a moderate level of fitness for this tour as you are required to be outdoors the entire time and be prepared to trek for up to 2-3 hours
  • The camp is very basic and you must be prepared to rough it out. However your meals will be well-taken care of.
  • You must be prepared to get wet while trekking as you will need to cross a river and hanging bridge.
  • You have to carry your own personal belongings and water.
  • 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.
  • warm clothing.
  • The itinerary of the tour is subject to changes due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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.
  • At night the jungle temperature can drop to around 12-15°C (54-59°F). Please bring along enough warm clothing.
  • The tour can be done throughout the whole year. That being said, dry season is usually between March to October.
  • Cut your toe nails before the start of this adventure to prevent the nails hitting the front of the shoes during descending as this will cause pain and discomfort.

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