Explore the rainforest from a different perspective
Crunch some gravel and keep an eye out for wildlife
Float down the river with monkeys and elephants
Go underground to the source of a Chinese delicacy, bird's nests
Cross the streams like a real adventurer

Untamed Borneo

Duration
11 days
Site savings
$86
From
$2,764 USD

This trip starts off where the wild things are. You'll cycle to, and spend two nights in, the midst of Malaysia’s largest wildlife reserve, where you are sure to sight monkeys and teeming bird life. Next it’s on to a boat to cruise through the mangroves of the Kinabatagan River and hopefully sight proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. The tour will visit two different sanctuaries to see proboscis monkeys and orangutans up close before switching tracks and cycling off road, following part of the Sandakan Death March route. Then, from a position up high with spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu, you'll descend to the stunning coastline and are rewarded for all your efforts with a night at a luxurious resort.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Forested
  • Distance
    186.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    18.6 miles
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You’ll spend two nights in the midst of Malaysia’s largest wildlife reserve, where bird life is teeming, with more than 220 species recorded, and explore the active mud volcanoes. The group spends an afternoon sighting proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo, as you boat through the mangroves of the Kinabatagan River and then visit one sanctuary for proboscis monkeys, and another for orangutans, learning how to return to the jungle at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre.

The tour now switches tracks following in the footsteps of allied POWs who were forced to walk, in a series of marches from January to June 1945, from their camp in Sandakan to the small settlement of Ranau. Of the 2,400 prisoners, six Australians survived. This journey will bear small resemblance to what the prisoners went through, passing through small hamlets and over old logging roads through palm plantations.

As the tour approaches majestic Mount Kinabalu, the terrain becomes hillier and a bit more challenging as it passes through orchards, pine forests and a tea plantation. From your position up high, with spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu, you'll descend to the stunning coastline where you will berewarded for all your efforts with a night at the luxurious Rasa Ria Spa Resort.

This trip has it all, unique flora and fauna, spectacular mountain scenery, a beautiful beach and of course great cycling!

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • All meals included
  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Domestic air ticket within the tour itinerary.
  • Clean and comfortable accommodations
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International air tickets
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available