The Maliau Basin is sometimes called "The Lost World of Sabah". There are no human inhabitants in the region and it was in 1988 that a first expedition of people visited the region.Maliau Basin
Day 1Meet on arrival at Tawau Airport or pick up at hotel. Proceed overland to the Maliau Basin Security Gate. Weather permitting. Early brunch along the way. Upon arrival at Agathis Camp, Settle in and enjoy the surrounding environment. Afternoon at own leisure. After dinner (if weather permits), go for a night drive in search of nocturnal animals. Settle in for the night at Agathis Camp. (Lunch & Dinner)
Day 2After breakfast early in the morning, begin the 7km trekking through the rainforest to reach the Nepenthes Camp. This will take about 6hours of trekking over the rim of the Basin. Stop for packed lunch and relax enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation. Settle in upon arrival at Nepenthes Camp. OPTION A: Walk to the Giluk Falls and back to Camel Trophy Camp. A dip in the pool is possible or walk to the spectacular Takob-Akob Falls about 100M in height (10 storey building), which is about 2hours away and back. OPTION B: Enjoy the surroundings at the Camel Trophy Camp. Have a swim at a nearby stream. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 3Breakfast, start trekking through heath/montane forest and further down through highland dipterocarp forest to reach Ginseng Camp. Have your packed lunch along the way. The first few KM upon entering the heath discover the abundance of Nepenthes plants or locally referred to as “monkey cup” and wild orchids. Arrival at Ginseng Camp. Start your journey to Maliau Falls via Lobah Camp. Take your camera and take some shots of the majestic 7-tiers Maliau Falls. Enjoy the panoramic full view of the Maliau Basin rim, which is about 25KM in diameter (slightly bigger than the Island of Singapore) at the Lobah Helipad. Dinner and overnight at Nepenthes Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 4Breakfast, trek along the forest making your way back to Agathis Camp. This will take about 6 - 7 hours trekking. Stop for packed lunch at any rest station before continuing your trek to Agathis Camp. Settle in at the Agathis Camp for the last night of the adventure in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Agathis Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 5After breakfast, drive back to Tawau Airport / hotel through the Maliau Basin Security Gate. Expected arrival at Tawau Airport / hotel at around 2pm. Recommended to take Malaysia Airlines flight from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu (MH2134, ETD 1440 / ETA 1525) End of Tour. (Breakfast)
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Sabah's Lost World, Maliau Basin offers serious jungle adventure. From the start of the journey in 4 wheel drive vehicles, to the trekking through the prime forest, a trip here is truly intended for those with one intention; to explore the wild outdoors!
The Maliau Basin is sometimes called "The Lost World of Sabah". It was discovered in 1947 from the air by a pilot, but it was only in 1988 that a first expedition organised by Yayasan Sabah and WWF Malaysia visited the region.
There are no human inhabitants in the region. The Basin represents a single catchment, and is drained by a set of radiating tributaries of the Maliau River, one of which descends a magnificent series of waterfalls, known as Maliau Falls. Numerous smaller waterfalls have also been discovered throughout the Basin. The Maliau River then drains through a gorge out of the southeast of the Basin into the Kuamut River, which in turn feeds into the Kinabatangan, the longest river in Sabah.
More than 1,800 plant species have been identified, including 6 species of Nepenthes and 80 orchid species as well as the giant flower Rafflesia tengku-adlinii. Among the 70 registered mammal species, rare species like Sumatran rhinoceros, Clouded Leopard, Proboscis monkey and Malay Bear are found, especially in the area surrounding the basin itself. 261 species of birds have been identified, and more than 30 amphibian species.
Tour Includes: 2 nights in Agathis Camp, 2 nights in Nepenthes Camp, 4 wheel drive vehicles, English Speaking Guide, Full board meals, Permits
Tour Excludes: Beverages, Travel Insurance
Minimum 2 Persons
Price From: RM4,467/person