During your one month Expedition Borneo Adventure program you will experience the very best that Sabah has to offer. We take you off the beaten track to experience culture & wildlife along with some physical & mental thrill seeking challenges too!
Learning a new skill is empowering, especially the sport of scuba diving, and at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, our island staff team will make your 6 days and 5 nights spent camping at our Gaya Island-based beach house a memorable one!
Nature lovers and marine enthusiasts will develop a greater appreciation of the underwater world by completing our AWARE Coral Reef Conservation one day course, where you will gain knowledge about the fragility of coral reefs and the role that you can play in their preservation. You may also want to selflessly volunteer your efforts and join our island team who organise beach and underwater cleanups when the environment needs a little helping hand!
If you are already a qualified diver, no problem you may complete the next level PADI course. If you would rather not scuba dive, also no problem. Our island based dive centre offers other exciting activities for you to take part in.
For 4 days and 3 nights, experience the challenging mountainous jungle terrain of Sabah’s famous Crocker Range Mountains! You will follow the historical trails traditionally used by local village traders who needed to journey regularly to the west coast for salt, used to preserve fresh foods such as fish.
Sabah’s beautiful nature will be displayed along the route, as you wade through river ways, walk suspension bridge crossings, hike uphill ridges, trek across flatland meadows, all the while delighting in Borneo’s tropical biodiversity!
Evenings will be spent at village homestays, enjoying the warm hospitality of the locals and immersing in their fascinating traditional customs!
Sabah is famous for world-class diving and the iconic Mount Kinabalu!
The summit, Low’s Peak, rises to a heady altitude of 4,095 metres above sea level, and the ascent is quite challenging because it’s mostly uphill! This adventure needs 2 days to successfully complete, so there will be a well-deserved nights’ rest at a lodge accommodation halfway up the mountain.
And the prize for such physical efforts endured is the breathtaking panoramic vista of the Crocker Range Mountains!
The next adventure is a road trip to spend 7 days and 6 nights in the Sandakan region on the east coast of Sabah, to spot the rare and endemic wildlife of Borneo!
Join the morning and afternoon cruises along the Kinabatangan River for the chance to see the pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques and hornbills!
A visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is arranged to witness the protection of the orangutan population and learn about how the orphaned are rehabilitated back into the wild from the reserve.
At a Grade III (Intermediate) to Grade V (Expert) on the International Scale of River Difficulty, meaning intensely fast-paced and powerfully turbulent rapids that demand fast and highly skilled maneuvers, the Padas River is an adrenalin pumping experience that is unforgettable!
Optional Adventures, for the ‘adventure-addicted’ during non-activity rest days:
For a day of snorkeling, transfer to our Dive Centre at Gaya Island, to enjoy the amazing underwater world of marine life and their fragile coral habitat. Our experienced PADI professionals will take you on a guided tour of the best snorkel sites in the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
Get active in the Kiulu Valley, just outside of Kota Kinabalu, to participate in the awesome fun jungle activities. Climb an outdoor wall to 10 metres, abseil down from a heady 18 metres and travel 320 metres at fast speeds through the jungle canopy by zip-line!