Borneo Jungle Trek - 4D3N Maliau Basin (Sabah's Lost World) Print


Travel Period: 01 January 2019 till 31 December 2019

Categories Price Per Person
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 2-3 Pax
MYR 6,270
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 4 - 6 Pax
MYR 5,740
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 7 - 9 Pax
MYR 5,530
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 10 Pax & Above
Please Enquire
Categories Price Per Person
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 2-3 Pax
MYR 5,170
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 4 - 6 Pax
MYR 4,640
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 7 - 9 Pax
MYR 4,430
Adult / Child
I have a Group of 10 Pax & Above
Please Enquire
  • 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 Sabah's Lost World Maliau Basin
  • Discover untouched rainforest and changing forest vegetation bounded by escarpment reaching over 1,675M above sea level
  • Breathtaking views of Maliau rainforest in the morning
  • Visit spectacular 7-tiered Maliau Waterfalls
  • Experience Amazing Wildlife and Bird Watching
  • Jungle Night Drive or Night Walk

About Maliau Basin (Sabah's Lost World)

Crave for an experience of an adventure jungle trekking with the natural beauty and astounding scenery of Borneo’s last great wilderness, is Sabah’s Lost World Maliau Basin.  This awe-inspiring biological wonderland is arduous to reach, and well suited for those who do not mind being away from the city comforts and are adequately fit.

What is so astounding about Maliau is its absolutely untouched rainforest that grows within the Basin areas with its forest vegetation changes composition with altitude, Maliau Basin bounded by escarpment reaching over 1, 675 Meters above sea level where stands an utterly different health forest structure altogether.

It is a haven to experience Maliau Basin, trekkers with keen interest in bird watching easily lost track of time with the numbers of birds sighting it has to offer. Then there is for those who take keen in nature photography, the magnificent beauty of Maliau Fall is the highlight that also offers refreshing cool swim after a tired day trek.

Be astonished with the chance of seeing the diversity of mammal here, where gibbons’ call filled up the early morning and there the Red Leaf monkeys high above the canopy they are small but easily spotted for its reddish-orange color. Another fascinating mammal to look out for is the flying lemur. This peculiar mammal is an arboreal climber and glider with webbed feet and claws.

Presently Maliau Basin tour involves a five-day round trek from the nearest road access. It is an all camping jungle trekking expedition, with a low-impact adventure and wildlife tourism concepts. Maliau Basin awaits those adventurous at heart to experience her enthralling wonders and be lost in its natures splendor.

Maliau Basin is not a crater or an extinct volcano; it is an uplifted plateau which has eroded in the middle giving it its saucer-like shape.

There is only one river draining out of the whole Basin - the Maliau River!

Because of its unique geological formation of sandstone & mudstone, Maliau is thought to have the highest number of waterfalls anywhere in Malaysia!


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu/ Keningau/ Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MBSC)

  • 0630hrs: Meet and pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Depart for 2 hours drive to the small town in Keningau, passing by the scenic mountainous view of Crocker Range. 
  • 0830hrs: Arrive at Keningau Town. Visit local coffee shop for a coffee break or do some last minute shopping. 
  • 0930hrs: Continue journey to Sabah’s Lost World, Maliau Basin Conservation Area. 
  • 1330hrs: Arrive at the Shell Maliau Reception (SMBRIB) for lunch.Visit the Information Gallery for an overall view and understanding of the Maliau Basin, Sabah’s Lost World. 
  • 1400hrs: Proceed to the Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MBSC). Pygmy elephants and wild cattle (banteng) are frequently seen in this area. 
  • 1430hrs: Upon arrival, registration and check-in to the accommodation. Freshen up. Free and easy at your own leisure until dinner time.
  • 1900hrs: Dinner at MBSC, followed by video presentation on introduction to Maliau Basin.
  • 2000hrs: Tonight (if weather permits), enjoy a night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife; species most often encountered are wild boar sambar deer, civet etc.
  • 2130hrs: Return back to MBSC for a good night rest.
Lunch / Dinner Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MBSC)
Day 2

MBSC/ Agathis Camp/ Ginseng Camp/ Ginseng Falls/ Ginseng Camp

  • 0700hrs: Breakfast and pack up. Collect Packed lunch 
  • 0830hrs: Depart for Agathis Camp (1.5 hours drive) nestled in hill mixed dipterocarp forest. Agathis Camp is 8.82 KM away from Maliau Basin Studies Centre and located at the southern-most edge of Maliau Basin Conservation Area, about 20 KM to the north of the Security Gate and 500 Meters above sea level. Upon arrival, you may leave your main luggage at the store room of Agathis Camp and bring only the necessary.
  • 1000hrs: Let the Adventure begins! From Agathis Camp, trek through the rainforest for 9 KM to reach Ginseng Camp. We will be stopping half-way to have our packed lunch 
  • 1500hrs: Arrival at Ginseng Camp.
  • 1530hrs: Depart for Ginseng Falls which is 200 Meters away from Ginseng Camp 
  • 1600hrs: Arrive at Ginseng Falls 
  • 1700hrs: Head back to Ginseng Camp from Ginseng Falls
  • 1900hrs: Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast / Packed-lunch / Dinner Ginseng Camp
Day 3

Ginseng Camp/ Maliau Falls/ Ginseng Camp

  • 0700hrs: Breakfast. 
  • 0800hrs: Pack up your stuff and collect the packed lunch. Trek 5.5 KM along the lowland Dipterocarp Forests to Maliau Falls.
  • 1200hrs: Expected to arrive at Maliau Waterfall. The awesome Maliau Waterfalls, the most famed and undisputed jewel in the crown of Maliau Basin. Maliau waterfall is a spectacular seven-tiered waterfall cascading over and over into Maliau River, the highest fall of which is a magnificent 28 Meters fall. Stop for lunch and rest.
  • 1400hrs: Depart Maliau Waterfalls and return to Ginseng Camp via the same trails. 
  • 1700hrs: Expected arrival at Ginseng Camp. Constructed in 2005 near to the impressive 27 Meters high Ginseng Falls, this substantial camp can accommodate up to 20 visitors, and has hammock-style beds and toilets cum showers.
  • 1900hrs: Dinner & overnight at Ginseng Camp.
Breakfast / Packed-lunch / Dinner Ginseng Camp
Day 4

Ginseng Map/ Agathis Camp/ Kota Kinabalu

  • 0700hrs: Breakfast and pack up.
  • 0830hrs: Depart Ginseng Camp and drop by the 4‐storeys Maliau Basin Observation Tower which offers a spectacular morning views of the rainforest.
  • 1230hrs: Estimated arrival at Agates Camp for your own lunch and proceed to the main gate  
  • 1400hrs: Journey back to Kota Kinabalu.
  • 1700hrs: Estimated arrival at Kota Kinabalu and onward transfer to your hotel.
Breakfast / Packed-lunch
Meals 03 Breakfast, 01 Lunch, 03 Packed-Lunch & 03 Dinner
Includes Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Meals as Stated, 03 Nights Accommodation, Permits & Conservation Fees, User Fees (Campsite), VHF Radio Rental, Forest Ranger cum Radioman, English Speaking Guide
Accommodation Day 1: MBSC (Hostel - Bunk Bed) 
Day 2: Ginseng Camp (Hostel - Bunk Bed)
Day 3: Ginseng Camp (Hostel - Bunk Bed)
Excludes Porters (to carry personal belongings), Camera and Video fees, Personal Expenses, Any Items Not Mentioned

Personal Porter Service
Porter services can be engaged at guest's own personal account and to be settled in cash on the spot to the porter. Advance booking (1 week before trip) is recommended and subject to availability of porter. Personal Porter will assist guests and provide general help around the camp.

- Maximum of 12kg = MYR 100 Per Day Per Porter.
- Additional 5kg = MYR 40 Per Day Per Porter.
- Additional 6-10kg = MYR 100 Per Day Per Porter.
  • Quick Dry T-shirt
  • Trekking Pants
  • Comfortable Trekking Shoes/Boots
  • Leech Socks
  • Extra socks
  • Change of Clothes
  • Waterproof Backpack
  • Raincoat
  • Head Torch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Insect Repellent
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Person First Aid Kit
  • Personal Medication
  • Personal Toiletries (Non-Fragrance)
  • Porter Fees
  • Water Bottle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • All guests MUST provide the following information to us upon registration.
    i.    Full Name (as in passport)
    ii.   Gender
    iii.  Date of Birth
    iv.  Passport / IC No
    v.   Nationality
    vi.  Address

  • This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old as it is much physical demanding during the tour.
  • All guests MUST purchase Personal Travel Insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation and submit to us a copy of the policy.
  • Guest MUST submit to us a latest fitness certificate confirmed by physician or doctor.
  • Special permission is needed and separate charges are levied for professional photography or filming.
  • Guest is to be accompanied by guide at all times and not allowed to wander on their own.

You Also Need to know:

  • You must have a very good level of fitness for this tour as you are required to be outdoors the entire time and be prepared to trek for up to 7-8 hours at each time.
  • The camp is very basic and you must be prepared to rough it out. However your meals will be well-taken care of.
  • 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.
  • The itinerary of the tour is subject to changes due to weather conditions, health & fitness 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.
  • The tour can be done throughout the whole year. That being said, dry season is usually between March to October.
  • This trek is not suitable for the faint-hearted as there are four vertical ladders to traverse.
  • Humidity is high in the jungle, hence you must drink enough water to prevent dehydration throughout the trekking.

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