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Fascinating Sabah Experience

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Name of package Fascinating Sabah Experience
Trip code
BNH-TAP04
Trip validity 01/01/2010 – 31/12/2010  
Duration
5 Days 4 Nights
Highlights Homestay Experience, Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Spring, Mount Kinabalu Climbing, University Malaysia Sabah, Sabah Museum, Sabah State Mosque and Sabah Foundation Building 
Guarantee Guaranteed departure, subject to min 6 pax in a group on private tour basis
Price
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Extra Accommodations upgrade service is available upon request. 

A trip that blends in the real experience of culture, nature and adventure.

Day 1 Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and Homestay Program
Day 2 Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Spring
Day 3 Mount Kinabalu Ascent
Day 4 Mount Kinabalu Descent
Day 5 Trip ends and transfers to airport

Day 1 (L/D) Meet and greet at Kota Kinabalu Airport / Hotel and depart for Tombung Homestay. The journey will take around 2 hours through Kota Kinabalu City’s landmark – Sabah State Mosque, Sabah Foundation Building, University Malaysia Sabah and 1Borneo Hypermall. Upon arrival at the village, proceed to your respective host family. While at their home get to know your host family better by mingling with all the family members. After that, join them at their respective rubber tree holdings to learn how they produce rubber. Along the way to their rubber tree holdings, you will also learn about the local edible herbs found in the area. Go back to your respective home for dinner and after, gather at village community hall and get ready for a cultural performance night together with the villagers – there, you may learn and perform the Kadazandusun’s traditional dances and play their musical instruments. After these activities, retire to your host’s house where you will be free at leisure. Have a good rest as tomorrow will be a busy day.
Day 2 (B/L/D) After breakfast, we will gather at the community hall for a farewell ceremony and photo-taking session with the villagers. After the ceremony, you will be transferred to Kinabalu National Park. On the way, we will also make a brief stop at the Nabalu Market to bargain for local handicrafts and fruit before continuing on our journey. We will continue our journey to Poring Hot Spring (126KM from Kota Kinabalu). Upon arrival at Poring Hot Spring, we will first take the jungle trail to cross a canopy walkway (100 feet above the forest floor) to explore the wildlife endemic to Mount Kinabalu. Then, we will make our way to the soothing and therapeutic hot springs which many believe could heal certain ailments.

After the refreshing dip, the tour continues with lunch at Sri Papar Restaurant or at Round Inn before we proceed to Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site, the Kinabalu National Park head quarters (about 39km from Poring). Kinabalu National Park offers an abundant variety of flora and fauna, boasting the world’s largest flowering plant, the Rafflesia and several species of pitcher plants and birds. The highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu stands tall at 4095.2 meters above sea level. The tour at the park proceeds with a jungle walk with the park guide and includes a visit to the exhibition centre where you will find more information on the unique species of animals and plants endemic to Mount Kinabalu.

Check-in to Rock or Grace Hostel where dinner awaits you at the Balsam Café from 1900hrs onwards.
Day 3 – Mt Kinabalu Ascend (B/L-Packed/D)
After breakfast, gather at the National Park headquarters at 0800hrs. Proceed to the Park Registration office to register for your Mt. Kinabalu Summit climbs. Your tour guide will assist you with the registration. We will be providing you with a packed lunch before commencing your climb. After the registration, we will then transfer you to Timpohon Gate (1,829m), where your climbs begin. The trek will take approximately 4 to 5 hours. Upon arrival at Laban Rata, check-in to your mountain hut. You will stay overnight at Mountain Hut and take your dinner at the Laban Rata Restaurant.
Day 4 – Mt Kinabalu Descend (B/L/D) Around 0130hrs, wake up for your pre-climbing breakfast. You will continue with your climb to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu. Enjoy a spectacular view of the distant horizon, as far as your eyes can see. Around 0600hrs, descend from Low’s peak, back to Laban Rata for breakfast. Check-out and continue to descend to National Park HQ. We will be waiting for you at the Timpohon Gate and bring you for lunch at Balsam Café. Your climbing certificate will be handed to you upon reaching the HQ. You will be transferred back to Kota Kinabalu for overnight. Check-in to Marina Court Resort Condominium.

At 1900hrs, dinner awaits you at Marina Court Resort Condominium.
Day 5 (B) You will have breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, you will depart for Kota Kinabalu International Airport in time to meet your onward flight. Alternately, you may book for an extended stay with us.

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Tour includes English speaking local tour guide (Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese speaking local tour guide is available with additional fee), personal insurance, tour transfers as stated in the itinerary, Sabah Park conservation fee, personal accident insurance, homestay program, mountain guide, climbing permit, climbing insurance, climbing certificate.
Accommodation 1 night stay at Tombung Homestay
1 night stay at Kinabalu National Park Hostel
1 night stay at Mountain Hut
1 night stay at Marina Court Resort Condominium (***)
Meals 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transportation Air-conditioned tourist transportation
Tour excludes Airfare, airport taxes, personal expenses and items not mentioned in the above inclusions or itinerary.


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