Salt Trails adventure for Expedition Borneo!

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Salt Trails adventure for Expedition Borneo is the safest ‘Bear Grylls’-esque experience for our 10 Danes!

For 4 days and 3 nights, our 4th group from Denmark this year experience the last of the adventure activities on their 1-month program that our Downbelow Travel Centre experts personalised for them.  Before groups visit Sabah, they are prepared with a set of frequently asked questions to offer answers to any general questions, such as ‘Will I be travelling alone?’ Teamwork is essential to many of the activities especially river crossings of the Crocker Range Salt trails route, and it would defeat the purpose to even participate – so, no, travelling independently is not the goal on our Expedition Borneo program!

For more information on group travel, get in touch with our experts who have years of experience arranging unique adventures in Sabah, Borneo!

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The adventurers’ of Expedition Borneo are ‘thrilled’ with Padas River – the adrenalin of white water rafting its rapids was intense!

Padas River is located in Beaufort, and where our group of 10 participants experience one of the most awesome adventure activities in Sabah! Rated at an International River Difficulty Level III/IV, the group are accompanied by experienced guides, because navigating the river needs expert and skilled maneuvering. This 1-day program, tailored by our Downbelow Travel Centre, is just one of the many adventure activities the group experience in Sabah – they will also be touring the Kinabatangan River for a wildlife safari, jungle trek the Salt Trails, learn SCUBA on the PADI Open Water Diver course and climb the iconic Mount Kinabalu!

Contact our travel experts for more details on a personalised program to explore Sabah for your group travel!

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Group D is the first Expedition Borneo group on Mount Kinabalu to experience the basic via Ferrata activity!

Since the mountain trails’ re-opening on September 1st, climbers from all over the world have visited to climb the iconic national landmark of Sabah just as usual. For now, the Timpohon trail goes as far as the Laban Rata plateau, where our 10 adventurers’ will overnight in a dormitory accommodation in our Downbelow Travel Centre’s  2D1N via Ferrata ‘teaser’ program. The 50-m via Ferrata route is an additional part of their adventure activity that they won’t soon forget of their Borneo travels!

Contact our Downbelow Travel Centre and receive the best preparation for your group travels Borneo adventure!

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At Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, Expedition Borneo group D certified as PADI Open Water Divers under the care and supervision of our experienced PADI Instructor team!

The group of 10 will be continuing their travels around Sabah on our 1-month program, in which they will learn about the natural biodiversity, culture and people of Sabah. Adventure activities, such as climbing Mount Kinabalu and visiting the Sandakan region for a wildlife safari, will broaden their travel experience and witness conservation efforts in our ‘Land Below The Wind’.

Contact us, and our travel experts will create a personalised itinerary to suit a group of any size to explore Kota Kinabalu and Sabah!

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Downbelow’s highly successful Expedition Borneo program will experience the new via Ferrata now the Timpohon trail is open!

Since September 1st, Mount Kinabalu has opened its trail as far as Laban Rata to Sabah visitors, and it’s been an awesome ‘comeback’ for the iconic national landmark! Recent group from Denmark, with 10 participants, arrived in Kota Kinabalu at the perfect time to climb to the 3,272.7m plateau in our 2D1N standard climbing program with ‘via Ferrata teaser’. On the morning of their second day, the 10 adventurers’ will descend a basic, 50-metre, via Ferrata route for an extra adrenalin thrill! Climbing Mount Kinabalu is one of their many adventure activities while they explore Sabah in their 1-month itinerary, and visiting the World Heritage Site is one of the most special experiences!

Contact us for more information on programs our travel experts can create to suit your travelling groups’ interests.

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No better way for Camps International groups to learn about the environment than getting to know marine life up close in the South China Sea.

The last two groups, ‘Epal’ and ‘Orang Utan’, were really lucky to have witnessed so much marine life when completing one of their adventure activities: the PADI Open Water Diver course! And the best part of it all, is the marine life is in its own natural habitat of the sea! Harmless jellyfish crowded around groups of school students and their Instructors in the shallow waters of the sheltered bay where the young adventurers’ need to complete the performance requirements to qualify in the entry-level course.

Following their skills practise, boat dives are arranged to visit different dive sites to repeat those mastered skills in an open water environment, and it also introduces them to more varied and different marine life.

The objective of their experience is to spark their interest by giving a value to protecting and preserving our environment – simply: to continue enjoying scuba diving, supporting the Project AWARE movement will affect positive change!

Contact us, at Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures for more information on the conservation and outreach programs our Sabah Travel Centre can personalise for groups.

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In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, it’s one of the saddest and ugliest sights when there is rubbish strewn all over such a beautiful paradise as our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, TAR marine park, but campers attack marine debris with Downbelow!

 For a once-in-a-lifetime summer holiday experience in a 1-month adventure around Borneo, Camps International groups of students travel the exotic island in the South China Sea to learn more about the efforts of protecting and preserving its irreplaceable resource: nature!

From learning to scuba dive on the PADI Open Water Diver course to, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle trekking and beach clean ups, all participants of the 12 groups in the next 10 weeks, gain a much deeper appreciation for the importance of caring for our environment.

Beach clean ups are especially effective, as the physical effort of collecting even what seems a very small amount impresses on the young adventurers’ to contribute their future efforts to correctly dispose litter! It’s especially effective on our groups as they have experienced the beautiful marine environment on SCUBA, and many are also newly qualified divers, which makes them Project AWARE ambassadors!

Get in touch with our Sabah Travel Centre experts who will arrange a suitable program for your travelling group to contribute to the conservation of Sabah, Borneo!

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Camps International have returned to our paradise island beach house in Sabah to spend their summer holiday learning what interests them!

All young adventurers’ have differing interests, just as adults do, and our personalised program provides our island campers with a unique education on the natural biodiversity to be found in Borneo.

The first group, endearingly named ‘Pisang’ (‘banana’ in Malay), have arrived at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre for a few nights of camping to explore the adventure activities available, such as kayaking, snorkelling and jungle trekking. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, for many of our adventurers’, is to gain the PADI Open Water Diver qualification under the supervision of our team of PADI Instructors too!

Their safety during their experience with our operations is of our highest priority, not only because they are our clients, but because they are also of a young age (15-17 years), so their judgment is not as developed as that of an adult. It is the duty of our PADI professionals to ensure their diver training and other island activities are conducted with the highest standard of safety regulations.

Professional scuba diving internship candidates are encouraged by our Go PRO team to assist as much as possible, in an effort to heighten their awareness of safety, and build their confidence as a leader!

For more information on group travel programs we offer to explore Sabah, contact our Sabah Travel Centre.

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Ecotourism is fast becoming a popular choice amongst travellers, and our travelling groups are no exception who choose Expedition Borneo to preserve Sabah’s history!

Expedition Borneo is a highly popular 30-day program, which includes the very best attractions of Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, and each adventure activity is focused with some education. When our groups visit Sandakan and the Kinabatangan River, on the east coast of Sabah, the week-long trip involves all operators who also believe and practise ecotourism in their own operations.

In Sandakan, Expedition Borneo groups will tour the Sandakan War Memorial Park to better understand the rich history of Sabah. The park is a protected area and continues to be preserved through people visiting its grounds. The biological diversity of the World Heritage Site, Kinabalu National Park, is also protected and preserved through visitors coming to gain an appreciation of the incredible nature of the vast area in the Crocker Range, such as Poring Hot Springs!

Get more information on our various programs to contribute your adventure to protecting and preserving Sabah, Borneo!

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The wet’n’wild action for white water rafting on Padas River is one of the most thrilling day trips for Expedition Borneo in Sabah!

Sabah Travel Centre expert Lulu supervises our 20-strong adventure group to the swirling rapids of the mighty river nearby Beaufort town, which is a 2-hour drive and 30-minute train ride from Kota Kinabalu city centre.

All of our clients agree it’s a long way to go, as do they agree that they would repeat the adventure many times over because the experience of rafting the incredible rapids is truly amazing! On the International Scale of River Difficulty, Padas River is classed at Grade III & IV, which requires quick, fast and expert maneuveres – needless to say, it’s exhilarating!

It’s a breath of fresh air to experience a 1-day adventure, especially after their last activity: climbing Mount Kinabalu! In our 2D1N standard climbing Mount Kinabalu package, the thrill is different. Accomplishing the epic climb is one, as is the view of the Crocker Range being lit up by the sunrise from the Low’s Peak summit!

For more details on how our Sabah Travel Centre can create a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for your group on our Expedition Borneo program personalised to your needs, get in touch!

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