Maliau Basin Trek

Embark on a thrilling adventure into Borneo’s enchanting wilderness!

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  • East Sabah
  • Duration: 5D 4N
  • Booking Pax: Min. 2
  • Physical Level: Strenuous


Embark on a thrilling adventure into Borneo’s enchanting wilderness! Dive into the untamed beauty of Maliau Basin- Sabah’s Lost World and unveil the secrets of the untouched paradise that’s decorated with magnificent waterwalls and other natural wonders. Brace yourself for a tough trek through the unknown, with overnight stays at scenic campsites- It’s a once in a lifetime experience in Borneo for those who thirst for adventure!

If you seek to delve into Maliau Basin with added comfort, without pushing your physical limits too far, then the Maliau Nature Safari tour is an ideal choice for you.

Key Highlights of this Tour

Explore Maliau Basin, Sabah's Lost World
Explore Maliau Basin, Sabah's Lost World Explore a pristine wilderness cradling diverse ecosystems, an untouched haven for nature enthusiasts and explorers alike.
Trekking Adventure
Trekking Adventure Embark on a jungle trek adventure in Borneo's untouched rainforest, unveiling nature's wonders step by step.
Wildlife Encounters
Wildlife Encounters Discover Borneo's elusive species thriving in a pristine ecosystem, captivating nature enthusiasts and conservationists.
Swimming at the Waterfalls
Swimming at the Waterfalls Indulge in a refreshing dip at the waterfalls in the midst of the peaceful rainforest of Maliau Basin.


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Day 1

Kota Kinabalu - Maliau Basin

Depart for 5-6 hours overland journey to Sook, Nabawan, Sapulut to reach the Security Gate of Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA) with lunch on route. Visit the information gallery upon arrival and then freshen up before getting ready for the night activity.

After dinner, have yourself an exciting night drive in search of nocturnal animals. If the weather is good you’ll be able to encounter with a sambar deer, beaded pigs, Malay civets and flying squirrels.

Lunch and Dinner
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Day 2

Maliau Basin (Nepenthes Camp)

After breakfast, begin your trek through the 7.5km rainforest trail to Nepenthes Camp. Enjoy some refreshments there as you relax your muscles before continuing your trek for another 3km to Takob-Akob Falls and Giluk Falls (2.8km). If the weather is great, relish in a swim at the waterfall and relax.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 3

Maliau Basin (Ginseng Camp)

Rise in the morning for a 6.7km trek to Ginseng Camp. Along "Jalan Babi", you'll discover the many species of nepenthes plants. Once you arrive at Ginseng Camp immerse yourself in the wilderness. Subject to the time and weather; unwind and take a refreshing dip in a nearby waterfall.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 4

Maliau Basin (Maliau Falls)

Rise and shine! Begin your trek to the spectacular seven-tiered Maliau Falls. Soak up the magnificent scene while you're there. Thereafter, trek back to Ginseng Campsite for an overnight stay. The trek will be 4.8 km each way.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 5

Maliau Basin -Transfer out

After breakfast, leave Ginseng Campsite for the 9 km trek to Agathis Camp. Pack up before we transfer back to Maliau Study Centre. Depart for Keningau, en route to Kota Kinabalu.

Breakfast and Lunch


Description Rates Single Supplement
Per PersonTwin Share

Price Remarks

  • Validity
    Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2024
  • Availability
    This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • Transfer Inclusion
    This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.

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Notes[Expand All]

Tour Includes

  • Tours and transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Leech socks
  • Conservation fee
  • And English speaking guide.
  • This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

Tour Excludes

  • Items not mentioned
  • Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.

Things to Bring

  • Suitable Attire for Trekking
  • Rain Cover or Water Tight Proof Bags
  • 2-2.5 L/day drinking water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Walking stick
  • Headlamp (with extra bulb and batteries)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Leech socks

Additional Notes

  • Maliau Basin
    Note: Temperature at night could drop to 13℃. Personal Porter is available on request at a surcharge. All trekkers are required to fill in a confidential Medical Information Form and Indemnity Form which will be provided during pre-briefing session prior to the commencement of tour. In the event of heat exhaustion, injury or sickness, helicopter rescue can be arranged at client's expense.
  • Camera Fee at Maliau Basin
    Note on Camera Use at Maliau Basin Conservation Area: For any camera, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM100.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.
  • Bring Your Own Bottle
    Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.
  • Double or Twin Bed
    Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.
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