School Adventure - Orang-Utans & Kinabalu
Borneo, School Expeditions, 14 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,155 (land only) - from $2,960 (land only)
Day 1: Arriving at Miri Airport at lunchtime, we meet our KE School Group leader or a KE representative and transfer to the group hotel. We are free to relax for the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Day 2: We transfer to the airport and check in for the 40 minute flight to Mulu National Park. On arrival, we check in at a hostel in the park and have a guided visit to the nearby Deer and Lang's caves.
Day 3: After breakfast, we take a boat upriver to Clearwater and Wind caves. Then, continue to Long Litut by longboat. After lunch, we trek on forest trails to Camp 5.
Day 4: We will have a couple of jungle walks today amongst the amazing limestone scenery of the Melinau Gorge. This gives us an opportunity to experience the rich diversity of life in the jungle, with the chance to cool off in the dip pools of the crystal clear river. We spend a second night at Camp 5.
Day 5: In the morning, we trek on the Headhunters Trail to Kuala Terikan, before taking a boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah. Here, we stay overnight in an Iban longhouse.
Day 6: Back in the boat for the journey downriver to Nanga Medamit, from where we drive to Limbang Town. After checking in to our hotel, the afternoon is free.
Day 7: After breakfast, we take the exciting Express Boat along the coast, from Limbang to the island of Pulau Labuan and onwards to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight at a hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
Day 8: We have an early flight to Sandakan, where we visit the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary. During the rest of the day, we have excursions by boat to the Kinabatangan River Delta and to Sukau. Overnight in a riverside lodge.
Day 9: We have an early morning boat trip on the river, heading to a nearby ox-bow lake for some bird watching. We also visit Gomantong Caves, where cave-swift nests are still harvested. Overnight in a riverside lodge.
Day 10: After breakfast at the lodge, we drive across country to Poring. Here, we can explore the forest trails and experience the canopy-level walkway. Overnight at a lodge close to the headquarters of the Kinabalu National Park.
Day 11: After breakfast we register with the Park Office before a short transfer to the start of our climb to Laban Rata. Overnight at the Laban Rata Guesthouse.
Day 12: Very early start for the climb to the summit of Kinabalu (4101m). Descend to Laban Rata for breakfast and then continue via the Kinabalu park headquarters to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight at our Kota Kinabalu hotel.
Day 13: Today, we have a tour to one of the outlying islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. A chance to relax and to enjoy a sumptuous lunch. We spend a final night at our Kota Kinabalu hotel.
Day 14: The morning is free to relax and explore Kota Kinabalu. In the afternoon there is a transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport coordinated with the homeward flight.
Learning Outside the Classroom
If you have a particular part of your curriculum that needs fulfilling whilst you are away, we are more than happy to work this into your itinerary. Incorporating learning objectives into your School Group Adventure allows the pupils to engage with the learning process. If you send us your list of criteria, we will write the programme for you.