Itinerary:

Day 1: KOTA KINABALU / MBSC / SKY BRIDGE / NIGHT DRIVE

  • Depart overland from Kota Kinabalu to Maliau Basin via Keningau (approx. 155 km: 5 hours).

  • Arrival at Maliau Basin Security Gate / Shell Maliau Basin Reception and Information Building (SMRIB).
  • Short Tour and Briefing At SMRIB (gallery).

  • Proceed overland To Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC) (approx. 27 km: 1 hour).
  • Arrival At MBSC.

  • Register and check In.
  • Proceed to Sky Bridge & visit Around Study Centre.

  • Dinner.
  • Video show (30 Minutes).

  • Night Drive or Night Walk in search of nocturnal animals (Optional and/or Dependent on Weather).
  • Rest and overnight at MBSC.

    (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: AGATHIS CAMP / NEPENTHES CAMP / WATERFALLS

  • Breakfast.

  • Depart by road to Agathis Camp.

  • Agathis Camp is the first and closest access to the pristine tropical rainforest within the Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA), and lies at about 500 m above sea level and surrounded by hill mixed dipterocarp forest, with an abundance of majestic Agathis trees.

  • Trek to Nepenthes Camp, formerly known as Camel Trophy Camp (approx. 7.5 km: 5-6hrs).
    First 3 KM: Undulating forests and climbing steel ladders to reach the rim of the escarpment.
    Next 4.5 KM: From the rim is relatively flat and the walk will be easier.

  • Witness an array of Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes species) or locally referred to as “monkey cup” during the trek – Maliau is home to all 6 species of Pitcher Plants.

  • Arrival at Nepenthes Camp.
  • Nepenthes Camp is a two-storey research station/building constructed by participants of the Camel Trophy in 1993 – complete with bunkbeds, showers and solar electricity, which can accommodate up to 15 visitors.
  • Visit to Takob Akob Falls & Giluk Falls (Optional and Pending on Weather/Ranger Advice).
  • Trek to the Giluk Falls about 1 hour away and back to Nepenthes Camp. A dip in the pool is possible and/or walk to the spectacular Takob-Akob Falls about 100 metres in height (10-storey building), which is about 2 hours away and back.
  • Dinner.
  • Rest and overnight at Nepenthes Camp.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: NEPENTHES CAMP / AGATHIS CAMP / DEPARTURE OUT

  • Breakfast.

  • Trek to Agathis Camp (approx. 7.5 km: 4-5hrs).
    First 4.5 KM: Trail is relatively flat and the walk will be easier.
    Next 3 KM: Undulating forests and climbing down steel ladders.

  • Witness an array of Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes species) or locally referred to as “monkey cup” during the trek – Maliau is home to all 6 species of Pitcher Plants.

  • Arrival at Agathis Camp.
  • Depart by road to Maliau Basin Security Gate.
  • Depart overland back to Kota Kinabalu via Keningau.

    ~ End of Tour ~

    (Breakfast & Lunch)


DEGREE OF ADVENTURE: Moderate to Challenging

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS: A reasonable level of fitness is required involving hiking over moderate to challenging terrain in extreme wilderness.

NOTE: Above excursion can be arranged for ex-Tawau (starts and ends in Tawau); starts in KK and ends in Tawau, or vice versa.

Package Inclusive of:

  • Kota Kinabalu to Maliau Basin return land transfer

  • 1 Night Hostel accommodation at Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC)

  • 1 Night accommodation at Nepenthes Camp

  • Rangers service

  • Administrative, Conservation & Permit

  • Sky Bridge & Observation Tower

  • Meals as stated in the itinerary

  • Insurance for Helicopter Emergency Evacuation

Important Items to Bring:

  • Good Trekking Shoes

  • Insect Repellent

  • Personal First Aid Kit

  • Rain Coat

  • Leech Socks

  • Back Packs

  • High Energy Food Bars

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