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Détail du voyage :

Immersion in the reserve of Maliau Basin Day 1 - Tawau / Bassin de Maliau
Immersion in the reserve of Maliau Basin

Day 1 - Tawau / Bassin de Maliau Immersion in the reserve of Maliau Basin

  • Road by off-road car during 5H for about 180km to the entrance of Maliau Basin.
  • Lunch on the road to Merotai.
  • Arrival at Agathis Camp. If time permits, you will leave for a night safari in search of jungle animals.
  • Lunch and dinner included.
  • Night at Agathis Camp.
From Agathis Camp to Camel Trophy Camp Day 2 – Maliau Basin

Day 2 – Maliau Basin From Agathis Camp to Camel Trophy Camp

  • Breakfast.
  • Embark on a 7 km (4.3 miles) hike through the rainforest to reach Camel Trophy Camp.
  • You will walk through the mysteries of the jungle for approximately 6 hours.
  • The first two hours are the most physically demanding.
  • Have lunch during the hike.
  • Continue onto the camp.
  • After settling in, you can head off again for a hike to Giluk Falls, which is a one-hour round trip from the camp-site. This is one swim you will never forget!
  • You can also continue onto Takob-Akob Falls, which is a two-hour round trip.
  • Last option: You can also choose to explore the area around the camp site or to have a quiet swim in the nearby river.
  • Lunch and dinner included.
  • Spend the night at Camel Trophy Camp.
From Camel Trophy Camp to Lobah Camp Day 3 – Maliau Basin

Day 3 – Maliau Basin From Camel Trophy Camp to Lobah Camp

  • Breakfast.
  • Leave for a hike through the heathland and the jungle to Lobah Camp.
  • The heathland is full of Nepenthes, singular carnivorous plants, and wild orchids.
  • Arrive at Luba Camp, which boats a breathtaking panoramic view of the 25 km (15.5 miles) wide Maliau Basin.
  • Climb back down towards one of the main attractions of this adventure: the beautiful Maliau Basin Falls.
  • Have lunch by the water and swim.
  • Embark on a rather challenging hike in the afternoon to reach Lobah Camp.
  • Lunch and dinner included.
  • Spend the night at Lobah Camp.
From Lobah Camp to Agathis Camp Day 4 – Maliau Basin

Day 4 – Maliau Basin From Lobah Camp to Agathis Camp

  • Breakfast.
  • Today, you will complete the circle, as you arrive back at Agathis Camp in the evening.
  • You have a 6 to 8 hour day ahead of you before you spend your last night in the heart of Borneo’s old-growth forest.
  • If the weather is favourable, you will have the opportunity to take part in one last night safari in an off-road vehicle so you can see the animals when they are the most visible.
  • Lunch and dinner included.
  • Spend the night at Agathis Camp.
Return to Tawau Day 5 - Bassin de Maliau / Tawau
Return to Tawau

Day 5 - Bassin de Maliau / Tawau Return to Tawau

  • Breakfast
  • Return by off-road car to Tawau.

Tour's hotels

Our selection of hotels

Voici les hébergements que nous vous proposons pour votre circuit. Ils sont communiqués à titre indicatif et pourront être remplacés par des hôtels de catégorie similaire.

Hôtels Inclus

Lobah Camp - Maliau Basin

Hotel Maliau Basin

Lobah Camp - Maliau Basin

Lobah Camo sits on the top of a hill and boats an incredible view of Maliau Basin.

Agathis Camp - Maliau Basin

Hotel Maliau Basin

Agathis Camp - Maliau Basin

Agathis Camp is the choice accommodation for visitors of the Maliau Basin. It is basic but has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Camel Trophy Camp - Maliau Basin

Hotel Maliau Basin

Camel Trophy Camp - Maliau Basin

Camel Trophy Camp (also known as the Nepenthes Camp) is a two-floor facility with bunk-beds, showers and solar power.

Good to know

  • Hotels and Meals

    If a hotel mentioned in the program is not available, a hotel in a similar category will be booked.
    All the meals during the trip are included in the programme, unless the detailed itinerary mentions otherwise.
    In our programmes, the hotels offered are usually comfortable 3 or 4 star hotels. If you would like hotels in a higher or lower category, please don’t hesitate to consult one of our specialised advisers. During this itinerary, you will spend several nights in the jungle, in a longhouse, the traditional houses of the inhabitants of Borneo. The accommodation may be basic, but it is very authentic. You won’t have private toilets or bathrooms.
    Good to Know:In the peak season (Christmas holidays, July and August, from January to March), hotels quickly become fully booked. Don’t hesitate to reserve well in advance to avoid any availability issues.

  • Prices

    The prices displayed on our website are based on two people in the off season.
    This is the starting price, which can change depending on flight and accommodation availability and when you want to take your trip.
    Indeed, in the peak season, airlines and hotels don’t hesitate to apply higher rates than in the off season, due to high demand.
    Planetveo/MalaysiaVeo carefully calculate their prices in order to guarantee the best price in terms of the quality/price ratio.
    Our advice: the earlier you book, the more chance you have of getting interesting deals, especially when it comes to plane tickets – keep that in mind!

  • Additional Information

    • Procedures and Visas

      You don’t need a visa to go to Malaysia or Singapore.

    • Vaccinations and Health

      No vaccinations are required for travellers coming from Europe. However, it is recommended you make sure the following vaccinations are up-to-date: tetanus, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis B. You do not need preventative treatment against malaria.
      Health: Never drink tap water, as it is not safe to drink. Also avoid ice cubes, which are made with tap water. Always buy mineral water.

    • Meeting People

      During this trip, you will meet the Iban and other tribes of Borneo and share their lives, in their longhouses. Please be respectful and ask for their permission before taking pictures of them. We encourage you to taste the products they offer you, as this will create a positive atmosphere for your stay. In any case, please try to be as polite as possible towards your hosts, even if your cultures are very different!

    • Hiking and Sporting Activities

      Borneo is home to a lush, virgin flora. During this itinerary, you will spend time in the jungle. Please remember to dress appropriately and bring the necessary equipment. Always make sure you have snacks on you, as you will occasionally be far from everything and will not have the opportunity to buy food. Also remember to bring a bottle of water with you, as the heat can be overpowering.
      Finally, you will have many opportunities to swim: don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and a towel!

  • Bespoke travel packages

    Planetveo/MalaysiaVeo is specialised in bespoke travel packages
    Your trip will therefore be private: you will not be mixed in with a group of strangers. You will have your own car and your own guide (unless mentioned otherwise).
    The itineraries offered on our website are merely suggestions that can easily be changed or extended.
    Don’t hesitate to talk to our specialised advisers: they will adapt the trip to suit you and will create a bespoke programme for you!
    We also offer different kinds of extensions in the Extension section.
    Don’t hesitate to browse through the different tabs of the site to get an idea of the different possibilities we can offer you!
    Finally, if you want to change the accommodation to a higher or lower category, everything is possible! All you need to do is leave a note on the quotation form.

Tour Price

The price include

  • Accommodation in the campsites mentioned in the programme (or campsites in a similar category)
  • Full board, unless the detailed itinerary mentions otherwise
  • Transfers
  • Entrance to the parks mentioned in the programme
  • An English-speaking guide
  • International and domestic flights

The price doesn't include

  • Insurance (please ask us)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal purchases
  • International and domestic flights

* price per person "from", double base in standard room