Tour Name: Maliau Basin Adventure
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
EN MB 1A
Attraction Cover: Agathis Camp, Night
Safari, Camel Trophy Camp, Giluk Falls (optional), Luba Camp, Maliau
Pick up guest at Tawau Airport.
Proceed on 4-wheel drive to the Maliau Basin Security Gate, 180km
away. Weather permitting, journey will take about 5 hours.
Stop at Tibow for lunch. Proceed to
Maliau Basin Security Gate.
Drive on to Agathis Camp, 26km away for
the night stay. Settle in and enjoy the surrounding environment.
Weather permitting, go on a night drive
in search of nocturnal animals. Possible encounter/sightings of
Sambar Deers, Bearded Pigs, Malay Civets, Flying Squirrels and
Borneo’s Wild Ox, the Banteng.(LD)
After breakfast, begin the 7km trekking
through the rainforest to reach the Camel Trophy Camp. This will
take about 6 hours of trekking over the rim of the Basin. The first
two hours is the most challenging uphill trek for this adventure.
Stop for packed lunch and relax
enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation. Arrive at the Camel Trophy
Camp. Settle in.
Option A Walk to the Giluk Falls about
1 hour away and back to Camel Trophy Camp. A dip in the pool is
possible or walk to the spectacular, about 100m in height (10 storey
building) Takob-Akob Falls which is about 2 hours away and back.
Option B Enjoy the surroundings at
the Camel Trophy Camp. Have a swim at a nearby stream.
Dinner. Settle in for the night.(BLD)
After breakfast, start trekking through
heath/montane forest and further down through highland dipterocarp
forest for roughly about 5 hours to reach the Luba Camp, about 8km
The first few kilometers upon entering
the heath forest discover the abundance of Nepenthes plants or
locally referred to as “Monkey Cup” and wild orchids.
At the helicopter pad near Luba Camp,
enjoy the full view of the Maliau Basin rim which is about 25km in
diameter (slightly bigger than the Island of Singapore).
Settle in and enjoy the panoramic view
of the Maliau Basin.
Descend for about one hour to the
highlight of the adventure i.e. the Maliau Basin Falls. Have a
picnic and take out a camera to snap beautiful shots and enjoy a dip
in the falls.
Trek uphill back to the Luba Camp for
dinner and settle in for the night. (BLD)
After breakfast, trek along the forest
making a loop back to the Agathis Camp. This will take about 6 – 8
Settle in at the Agathis Camp for the
last night of the adventure in the forest.After dinner, weather
permitting, a second night drive looking for nocturnal animals.(BLD)
After breakfast, drive back to Tawau,
through the Maliau Basin Security Gate.(B)
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