5D/4N Adventure Vacation at "The Lost World" Maliau Basin  (Ex-Tawau), Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

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5D/4N Adventure Vacation at

"The Lost World" Maliau Basin (Ex-Tawau)


Tour Code: EB-MB01

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Minimum Participants: 2


Day 1

  • Meet on arrival at Tawau Airport (preferred flight: Malaysia Airlines flight from KK - MH2121; ETD 0700 / ETA 0745) or pick up at hotel.

  • Proceed overland to the Maliau Basin Security Gate, 180KM away. Weather permitting, journey will take about 5-6 hours. Early brunch along the way.

  • Expected arrival at Agathis Camp around 2pm. Settle in and enjoy the surrounding environment.

  • Afternoon at leisure to wander around Agathis Camp's Nature Trail.

  • After dinner (if weather permits), go for a night drive in search of nocturnal animals through the 27km access road along the Agathis Camp to Belian Camp.

  • Settle in for the night at Agathis Camp.

(Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2

  • After breakfast early in the morning (about 7am), begin the 7km trekking through the rainforest to reach the Nepenthes Camp (also known as Camel Trophy Camp).

  • This will take about 6hours 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.

  • Arrival at Nepenthes Camp (expected time of arrival around 1pm). Settle in.
    OPTION A: Walk to the Giluk Falls about 1hour away and back to Camel Trophy Camp. A dip in the pool is possible or walk
    to the spectacular Takob-Akob Falls about 100M in height (10 storey building), which is about 2hours away and back.
    OPTION B: Enjoy the surroundings at the Camel Trophy Camp. Have a swim at a nearby stream.

  • Dinner and overnight at Nepenthes Camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3

  • After breakfast, start trekking through heath/montane forest and further down through highland dipterocarp forest for roughly about 5-6 hours to reach Ginseng Camp, about 8KM away. Have your packed lunch along the way.

  • The first few KM upon entering the heath discover the abundance of Nepenthes plants or locally referred to as “monkey cup” and wild orchids.

  • Arrival at Ginseng Camp (expected time of arrival around 1pm).

  • Start your journey to Maliau Falls via Lobah Camp. Take your camera and take some shots of the majestic 7-tiers Maliau Falls. 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.

  • Dinner and overnight at Nepenthes Camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4

  • After breakfast, trek along the forest making your way back to Agathis Camp.

  • This will take about 6 - 7 hours trekking. Stop for packed lunch at any rest station before continuing your trek to Agathis Camp.

  • Settle in at the Agathis Camp for the last night of the adventure in the forest.

  • Dinner and overnight at Agathis Camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

  • 0730hrs - After breakfast, drive back to Tawau Airport / hotel through the Maliau Basin Security Gate.

  • Expected arrival at Tawau Airport / hotel at around 2pm. Recommended to take Malaysia Airlines flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu (MH2134, ETD 1440 / ETA 1525)

  • End of Tour.


• Guest MUST submit a copy of their latest personal insurance policy that covers emergency Helicopter evacuation.
• Guest MUST submit their latest fitness certificate confirmed by physician or doctor.
• Special permission is needed and separate charges are levied for professional photography or filming.
• Guest is to be accompanied by a guide at all times and not allowed to wander on their own.

• Porter Service (guests are encouraged to carry their own backpack) can be engaged at the Agathis Camp.
- Personal Porter will assist guests and provide general help around the camp.
- Maximum of 12kg Per Porter.
- RM100.00 Per Day.

Package is inclusive of:
- Guide
- Meals as per itinerary above (basic food provided)
- Return Transfer (overland)
- Ranger cum Radioman
- Rental of VHF Radio
- Conservation Fee & User Fee (campsites)

Checklist for Trekkers

1. A compass or Global Positioning System (GPS)-Maliau Basin map given upon request.
2. Personal First Aid Kit (anti malaria pills as a preventive measure)
3. Whistle and Pocket knife
4. Sleeping bag and Insect Repellent
5. Flaslight (spare bulb and extra batteries)
6. Camera (extra films and batteries)
7. Leech socks and extra socks
8. Hat and Rain Coat
9. Long Sleeved T-Shirts (Maliau is cool at night) and towels that can dry fast
10. Extra pants
11. Slipper, Trekker Boots or “Adidas” Shoes (useful when trekking on slippery trails)
12. Spare Plastic Bags (to store camera in case of rain and to pack clothing in plastic bags before putting it in inside backpack)
13. Drinking Water
14. Garbage Bag (useful protective shield from rain)
15. Heavy Duty Backpack-guests are encourage to carry their own backpack
16. Matches / Lighter and Candles
17. Personal Toiletries (tooth brush, paste, body soap, shampoo, toilet paper and etc)
18. Personal Items (plastic food container i.e. lunch box, fork, spoon and cup)
19. High energy snacks food e.g. chocolate nuts and etc

Do’s and Don’t’s
• No hunting is allowed. Fire arms are absolutely forbidden
• No collecting or trapping of any plant or animal specimens
• No slashing of vegetation or cutting of new trails
• No graffiti on rocks or trees
• All litter / rubbish must be brought out
• Visitors must only stay in the designated campsites
• Campfires can be lit only under the supervision of Rangers



(Code: EB-MB01)

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