First Expedition Borneo group on basic via Ferrata!

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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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Cardiff University’s tropical ecology field trip group of students explore Sabah’s ecotourism through an extra land day trip arranged by our Sabah Travel Centre!

At our partner, luxury Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa, the Orang Utan Sanctuary educates our travelling group from the UK even further on the benefits of ecotourism in Sabah.

The orang utan primate is an endangered species, whose population is dwindling on the South East Asian island of Borneo! Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, such as the one at Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre on Sabah’s east coast, exist to protect and preserve the endemic breed.

Through an educational video prior to witnessing the ‘jungle man’ at the feeding platform, the students of Cardiff University were delighted to have contributed their time and money to a worthy establishment who are passionate about our natural biodiversity. And reintegrating orphaned orang utans into the wild is just one trip that focuses on ecology!

Kinabalu National Park, which will be opening its summit trail to the public in September, practices plenty of conservation at its Poring Hot Springs, Botanical Garden and Canopy walkway, all of which our clients can experience on our popular 1-day Kinabalu Park day trip!

For more information on conservation efforts in Sabah contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ, where our helpful experts will assist in creating a suitable itinerary for your Borneo travels!

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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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Wildlife spotting in Sabah is exceptional on the eastern coast of the state, and is an experience always best in the wild!

Downbelow’s Expedition Borneo program, for our adventurers’ who have just arrived in Kota Kinabalu not even a week ago, is a 30-day experience program in which time they will gain an appreciation for the natural beauty in Sabah, Borneo. Ecotourism is our chosen form of responsible travel and tours, and each of the adventure activities of our Expedition Borneo program, are conducted with this as a priority for our clients to appreciate their global footprint is reduced as much as possible!

Along the Kinabatangan River, participants have the opportunity to spot rare and endemic animals, such as orang utan, proboscis monkeys, macaques, crocodiles, and if they are incredibly lucky there are Bornean pygmy elephants (though a very slim chance, because of their low population!)

Boats used for the river cruises do not have a roof, so when Sabah Travel Centre Manager Alice delivers the presentation on their wildlife safari activity, they are encouraged to visit our KK Dive Shop (only next door!). They are advised to invest in a rashguard in particular, which they can use for ALL of their activities – from learning to scuba dive on the PADI Open Water Diver course to climbing Mount Kinabalu!

Get more information on a program we can personalise for your travelling adventure group to explore Sabah, Borneo, when you contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ!

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If someone wanted to learn more about themselves, they need to seek those experiences, such as climbing Mount Kinabalu that pushes personal limits!

For our most recent adventure group on our Expedition Borneo program, they have experienced so many activities that are totally far from their comfort zone, which broadens their minds to receive a unique education.

Seeing the real lifestyle of others from a completely different walk of life, such as the local villagers along the Salt Trails jungle trekking route through the Crocker Range is incredibly eye-opening for the young adventurers’.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu is a test of endurance for the participants to attempt, and know that by choosing an eco-tourism operator, such as Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, they contribute to a worthy cause of protecting and preserving the natural World Heritage Site – Kinabalu National Park!

In a 2D1N standard climbing Mount Kinabalu package created specially to suit our Expedition Borneo program, our Sabah Travel Centre prepares the group for all their adventure activities with plenty of information on pre-travel preparation.

For more information on our various unique educational programs, similar to Expedition Borneo, contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ to receive a bespoke itinerary for your adventure group’s needs to travel Sabah, Borneo!

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