An adventurous itinerary by boat, private bus, 4WD and 3 internal flights. Good fitness required with 2 days walking at altitude, plus shorter day walks.
4 nights comfortable hotels, 4 nights standard hotels, all en suite, 5 nights basic lodges/mountain huts, some with shared bath.
13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included.
This is a packed itinerary with all the best that North Borneo has to offer with the emphasis on adventure. There is a lot of variety, including jungle trekking, mountain trekking and boat journeys. However, there is time to relax at most locations throughout the trip especially in the evenings.
Some of the accommodation is basic and you should be prepared for this. Most roads are metalled and in good condition. It is a hot and humid destination and you should come prepared accordingly.
You will need to carry your own equipment when climbing Mt Kinabalu or rent a porter. You will need very little; just a sheet sleeping bag and some warm clothes, as blankets are provided.
Certain activities on this trip, in particular the Kinabulu ascent, are considered strenuous therefore you should be confident in your fitness.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
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