2 nights escorted tour
Price from: £499pp
Mulu Caves 2 nights
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu or Kuching/Mulu: Fly to Mulu, deep in the Borneo rainforest and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, head to Gunung Mulu National Park and walk for around 45 minutes along a wooden boardwalk through riverine and lowland limestone forest to Lang Cave. Here, you’ll view beautiful stalagmites and stalactites before visiting Deer Cave. Head to the bat observatory platform and if weather permits, witness millions of bats as they emerge from the cave in spiralling black streams. Return to the resort for dinner.
Day 2 Mulu: Morning departure by longboat to visit a Penan Settlement, where you can learn about their formerly nomadic lifestyle and perhaps purchase handicrafts from the small market. Travel onwards by longboat to Wind Cave, where you can sometimes feel a slight breeze, hence the cave’s name! Here also is the beautiful King’s Chamber with its astonishing rock calcite formations. Continue on foot for ten minutes to Clearwater Springs for a short rest before climbing the 200 steps to Clearwater Cave, which is probably the most impressive of all the caves. Lunch is picnic style on the banks of Clearwater Spring after which you can enjoy a swim. After lunch, return to the resort for an afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 Mulu/Kota Kinabalu or Kuching: At leisure before your flight to Kota Kinabalu or Kuching.
Departures: Daily from Kota Kinabalu or Kuching for a minimum of two passengers.
Accommodation: In deluxe rainforest rooms at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa.
Meals: Half board. Picnic lunch is also included on day 2
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return flights from Kota Kinabalu or Kuching, two nights accommodation, entrance fees, transfers and services of an English speaking guide.
A good level of fitness is required for the tour especially on day 2 and is therefore, not recommended for the less mobile.