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 / GINSENG CAMP

  • 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 Ginseng Camp (approx. 9km: 6-7hrs).
    First 3 KM: Undulating track.
    Next 3 KM: Ascending trail.

    Next 2 KM: A consistent descent.
    Last 1 KM: Steepest descent.
  • Arrival at Ginseng Camp.

  • Ginseng Camp or research station was constructed in 2005 and can accommodate up to 20 visitors, and has hammock-style beds and toilets cum showers.
  • Walk around Ginseng Camp or Visit the nearby 27m high Ginseng Waterfall for a dip.
  • Dinner.
  • Rest and overnight at Ginseng Camp.

    (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: GINSENG CAMP / MALIAU FALLS

  • Breakfast.

  • Trek to Maliau Falls (about 5.5km: 3-4hrs).
    First 0.7 KM: Steep incline to the Maliau Falls Intersection.
    Next 2 KM: Continue undulating up and down along the rim of the Basin to reach Lobah Camp.

    Rest at the Rim: Enjoy the panoramic full view of the Maliau Basin rim, which is about 25KM in diameter (slightly bigger than the Island of Singapore) at the Lobah Helipad.
    Last 2.8 KM: Steep and slippery trail decline to the Maliau Falls.

    To the Falls: Descent via wooden ladders, tree trunks and rocks assisted by ropes to get to the Falls.

  • Arrival at the majestic 7-tier Maliau Falls.
  • Trek back to Ginseng Camp.

  • Dinner.

  • Rest and overnight at Ginseng Camp.

    (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: GINSENG CAMP / AGATHIS CAMP / DEPARTURE OUT

  • Breakfast.

  • Trek back to Agathis Camp (approx. 9km: 5-6hrs).
    First 1 KM: Steepest ascent.
    Next 2 KM: Still a consistent ascent.

    Next 3 KM: A much easier and descending trail.
    Last 3 KM: Undulating track.
  • 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 Strenuous

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS: Best suited for the physically fit with a high endurance level as the excursion involves hiking over moderate to strenuous 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)

  • 2 Nights accommodation at Ginseng 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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