Zip through paradise on Expedition Borneo!

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Adventurers’ take in the very best attractions of Sabah when they zip through paradise on Expedition Borneo!

In 30 days, extra land day trips can be arranged for any interested participants on our Expedition Borneo program, if they so wish to experience other attractions in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Ziplining, abseiling and wall climbing are activities that our 3rd group of this year have opted for one of their extra day trips to explore more of Kota Kinabalu.

It’s located nearby the Kiulu River, which offers a very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, not to mention lots of space for the ‘adult jungle gym’.

From the highest point of the exciting contraption, they are able to see the hills and valleys of the Crocker Range, whilst getting some fitness regimen into their holiday too!

Fitness and exercise is so easily overlooked when travelling, but it’s a great idea to do some just to keep immune levels up to avoid any annoying ailments and health issue. There’s nothing worse than being sick and poorly – it takes the enjoyment out of anything! They wouldn’t even want to catch something as simple as a cold, especially before their PADI Open Water Diver course at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, which will be the following day after their ziplining fun!

For more information on our Expedition Borneo program, or any other travel and tours our Sabah Travel Centre can arrange for you and your travelling group, contact us at our Kota Kinabalu HQ for a personalised itinerary to explore Sabah, Borneo!

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Group travel at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre where Downbelow PADI Instructors welcome Expedition Borneo group C is a regular event our dive operations look forward to!

Expedition Borneo is a 30-day program to include the very best attractions around Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, one of which is a day trip to explore Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park!

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Azhar and PADI IDC Staff Instructor Strike have our adventurers’ familiarise themselves with the general island facilities because they will soon be back for a few nights of camping. They will camp overnight for 5 nights, and learn to scuba dive on the PADI Open Water Diver course during their days. The opportunity to qualify in entry-level scuba diving is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people, and for many of our past Expedition Borneo participants, they return to Sabah for our highly successful Go PRO internship programs.

Scuba diving leaves such a strong impression on our young adventurers’ that a couple even went on to enrol onto our award winning PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) after completing the PADI Divemaster!

Get more details on group travel and recreational or professional scuba diving courses and programs to include in your own personalised program, when you get in touch with our Sabah Travel Centre experts in Kota Kinabalu.

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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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‘Culture vultures’ will adore our paradise in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for the incredibly rich traditions of the ethnic communities!

Several participants of our Expedition Borneo groups’ this year, still craving for more fun, decide to visit an exciting attraction nearby Kota Kinabalu, which caters to guests with the multi-activity fun that can be found.

To discover the exciting attraction, the group need to be transferred via a maskeshift raft/boat, and once arriving at their destination, there is a long list of activities available for our adventurers’ to try out (and which they did). Some are as follows: blowpipe practise (after a skilled demonstration, of course) with supervision for health and safety, traditional batik painting, body boarding the South China Sea surf along the white sandy beaches of the pristine 8km beach, and lots more! The group of 10 also made some time for relaxing in hammocks that are already set up for use at the beach too!

The activities offer them a glimpse of the rich history of Borneo, and there are other land day trips in and around Kota Kinabalu to experience; for example, the Monsopiad Cultural Village. Even Mount Kinabalu is only a 2-hour drive from the city centre. Not many travel destinations can boast a World Heritage UNESCO designated site so close to their capital state!

For more information on the various programs our Sabah Travel Centre can create, contact our HQ, and discuss a suitable itinerary for a 1-day trip or 1-month for groups of any size!

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Exploring and learning about the marine environment in Sabah has been an incredibly valuable experience for our 43-strong group of international school students who spent a night camping at our Gaya Island beach house too!

A dedicated PADI Instructor from our full-time team will present the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course to discuss the benefits of protecting our marine environment. This is followed by an organized beach clean-up to collect marine debris from the islands’ beaches and experience actively participating in a conservation project!

Marine debris is the biggest hazard to the environmental health of our local area, and integrating active volunteering opportunities for the students to participate offers a unique learning perspective.

The adventurers’ walk along tended jungle trails in the rainforests of Gaya Island to explore the terrestrial life that can be found, such as macaques and hornbills.

For the second day of their program, our popular snorkel safari program is conducted for the students to then explore the marine environment and the colourful shallow reefs of Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park. Each session, the group will be visiting a different snorkel site for a varied day, and their PADI professional guides will encourage them to collect any marine debris they may find whilst snorkelling too.

For more information on a program to include unique education for an adventure group, small or large, contact our Head Office to discuss a suitable itinerary with an emphasis on responsible tourism!

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