Maliau BasinItinerary:

DAY 1 – Lunch/Dinner

0945hrs Pick up at Tawau Airport. Proceed on 4-wheel drive to the Maliau Basin Security Gate, 180KM away. Weather permitting; journey will take about 5 hours.

1330hrs Stop at Tibow for lunch

1400hrs Proceed to Maliau Security Gate

1430hrs Arrive at Maliau Security Gate for short briefing

1500hrs Drive on to Agathis Camp, 26KM away for the night stay. Settle in and enjoy the surrounding environment

1900hrs Dinner

2000hrs Weather permitting, go on a night drive in search of nocturnal animals. Possible encounter/sightings of Sambar Deers, Bearded Pigs, Malay Civets, Flying Squirrels and Borneo’s Wild Ox, the Banteng.

2200hrs Settle in for the night.

DAY 2 – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

0730hrs After breakfast, begin the 7KM trekking through the rainforest to reach the Camel Trophy Camp. This will take about 6hours of trekking over the rim of the Basin. The first two hours is the most challenging uphill trek for this adventure

1130hrs Stop for packed lunch and relax enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation

1230hrs Continue trekking

1430hrs Arrive at the Camel Trophy Camp. Settle in.

OPTION A: Walk to the Giluk Falls about 1hour away and back to Camel Trophy Camp. A dip in the pool is possible or walk to the spectacular, about 100M in height (10 storey building) Takob-Akob Falls which is about 2hours away and back.

OPTION B: Enjoy the surroundings at the Camel Trophy Camp. Have a swim at a nearby stream.

1900hrs Dinner and settle in for the night.

 

DAY 3 – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

0730hrs After breakfast, begin the 7KM trekking through the rainforest to reach the Camel Trophy Camp. This will take about 6hours of trekking over the rim of the Basin. The first two hours is the most challenging uphill trek for this adventure

1130hrs Stop for packed lunch and relax enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation

1230hrs Continue trekking

1430hrs Arrive at the Camel Trophy Camp. Settle in.

OPTION A: Walk to the Giluk Falls about 1hour away and back to Camel Trophy Camp. A dip in the pool is possible or walk to the spectacular, about 100M in height (10 storey building) Takob-Akob Falls which is about 2hours away and back.

OPTION B: Enjoy the surroundings at the Camel Trophy Camp. Have a swim at a nearby stream.

1900hrs Dinner and settle in for the night.

 

DAY 4 – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

0700hrs After breakfast, trek along the forest making a loop back to the Agathis Camp.

This will take about 6-8hours. (Packed Lunch)

Settle in at the Agathis Camp for the last night of the adventure in the forest.

After dinner, weather permitting, a second night drive looking for nocturnal animals

 

DAY 5 – Breakfast

0730hrs After breakfast, drive back to Tawau Airport through the Maliau Basin Security Gate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  • Guest MUST submit a copy of their latest personal insurance policy that covers emergency Helicopter evacuation.
  • Guest MUST submits their latest certificate confirmed by physician or doctor.
  • Special permission is needed and separate charges are levied for professional photography or filming.
  • Guest is to be accompanied by guide at all times and not allowed to wander on their own.

Checklist for Trekkers:

  1. A compass or Global Positioning System (GPS)-Maliau Basin map given upon request.
  2. Personal First Aid Kit (anti malaria pills as a preventive measure)
  3. Whistle and Pocket knife
  4. Sleeping bag and Insect Repellent
  5. Flaslight (spare bulb and extra batteries)
  6. Camera (extra films and batteries)
  7. Leech socks and extra socks
  8. Hat and Rain Coat
  9. Long Sleeved T-Shirts (Maliau is cool at night) and towels that can dry fast
  10. Extra pants
  11. Slipper, Trekker Boots or “Adidas” Shoes (useful when trekking on slippery trails)
  12. Spare Plastic Bags (to store camera in case of rain and to pack clothing in plastic bags before putting it in inside backpack)
  13. Drinking Water
  14. Garbage Bag (useful protective shield from rain)
  15. Heavy Duty Backpack-guests are encourage to carry their own backpack
  16. Matches / Lighter and Candles
  17. Personal Toiletries (tooth brush, paste, body soap, shampoo, toilet paper and etc)
  18. Personal Items (plastic food container i.e. lunch box, fork, spoon and cup)
  19. High energy snacks food e.g. chocolate nuts and etc

Do’s and Don’t’s:

  • No hunting is allowed. Fire arms are absolutely forbidden
  • No collecting or trapping of any plant or animal specimens
  • No slashing of vegetation or cutting of new trails
  • No graffiti on rocks or trees
  • All litter / rubbish must be brought out
  • Visitors must only stay in the designated campsites
  • Campfires can be lit only under the supervision of Rangers

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