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5D4N Maliau Basin Jungle Trekking


  • Sabah Lost World
  • Jungle trekking
  • Maliau waterfall
  • Nature scenery


Land transportation, 4 nights accommodation, conservation fees, entrance fees, trekking activities, English speaking tour guide, breakfast * 4, lunch * 5, dinner * 4.


Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)

The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) imposes Tourism Tax to International guest (MYR 10 nett per room per night). You may pay the tax at reception.  Update: Malaysia government waive the tourism tax from 1 July 2020 until 30 Jun 2021.

The isolated and mysterious Maliau Basin, also known as Sabah’s Lost World, has only recently begun to be investigated by researchers. Major expeditions in 1988, 1996, 2001, 2005 and 2006, and baseline studies during the joint Yayasan Sabah / DANIDA project, discovered a distinct and diverse flora of over 1,800 species, including at least 6 types of pitcher plant and more 80 species of orchid, several of which are new records for Sabah. The rare Rafflesia tengku-adlinii has also been found in Maliau Basin, one of only two known localities in Sabah, and two species completely new to science, a tree and a moss, have so far been discovered. Main forest dominated by majestic Agathis trees, rare montane heath forest and precious lowland and hill dipterocarp forest.

Maliau Basin contains many outstanding natural features, including probably the greatest number of waterfalls anywhere in Malaysia. The most famed of these is the spectacular 7-tiered Maliau Falls on the Maliau River, the highest fall of which is a magnificent 28m.Maliau is also the home of the fabled Lake Linumunsut, Sabah’s only non-oxbow lake, situated below the outer banks of the northern escarpment.

In addition to being an ideal place for research and environmental education, Maliau Basin Conservation Area is perfect for adventure jungle trekking, bird watching, nature photography, night drives to spot nocturnal wildlife, waterfall swimming and recreation and simply experiencing the thrill of being in a truly unspoilt wilderness.
With over 70km of marked trails, only about one third of Maliau is open to visitors and less than half the Basin has been explored by researchers so far. Maliau Basin Conservation Area is a remote location safety procedures must be followed. These include having insurance which covers emergency helicopter evacuation for those trekking into the forest, being accompanied by Maliau rangers while on the trails and rental of VHF radios. Hunting is absolutely forbidden, and rules concerning the conservation of the area such as no collection of specimens without written  permission, must also be strictly adhered to.



  • 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


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

  • 07:00

    Pickup from hotel and travel for about 2hrs drive to Keningau Town through Crocker Range; enjoy the scenic mountainous countryside view.

  • 09:00

    Expected to arrive at Keningau town, collect your packed lunch for consumption along the journey.

  • 09:30

    Continue journey to Maliau Basin, part of the road are gravel and bumpy.

  • 13:00

    Expected to arrive at Maliau Basin Information Gallery, take a 20mins rest and get the overall information and understanding of Maliau Basin.

  • 14:00

    Proceed to Maliau Basin Studies Center (MBSC) for about 1.5 hours journey.

  • 15:30

    Expected to arrive MBSC, register and check-in. Free at your own leisure.

  • 16:30

    Visit Maliau SkyBridge and explore the Nature Trail.

  • 18:00

    Return to Lodge and Leisure Time.

  • 19:30

    Dinner at MBSC Dining Hall.

  • 20:00

    Video Presentation which give you a brief introduction to Maliau Basin Conservation Area.

  • 20:30

    Night Walk in search of nocturnal wildlife (If weather permits).

  • 21:30

    Return to Lodge and get a good night rest.

  • Overnight at Maliau Basin Studies Centre, Maliau Basin.


Packed lunch

Local dinner

Warm Remind

  • Each guest are strictly required to have an insurance policy which cover helicopter evacuation.
  • Guests MUST submit their latest Fitness Certificate confirmed by a physician or doctor.
  • Special permission is needed and separate charges are to be levied for professional photography or filming.
  • Guests are to be accompanied by a guide at all times and not allowed to wander off on their own.
  • Maliau Basin is adopting A ZERO WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY, in which, for every non-organic waste produced must be carried out of MBCA.
  • Porter Service (guests are encouraged to carry their own backpack) can be engaged on site at MBSC, at an additional cost, maximum 12kg/MYR100 per day.
  • Things to bring : raincoat, cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, a pair of sandals, flashlight, long sleeved T‐Shirt and pants, towel, leech socks and extra socks, coat, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications, compass or Global Positioning System (GPS), sleeping bag, whistle and pocket knife, first aid kit, garbage bag and spare plastic bags, plastic lunch box, fork and spoon, cup, drinking water, high energy snacks (chocolate, nuts).
  • 07:00

    After breakfast, proceed for a 30mins drive to Agathis Camp for the trekking to begin.

  • 08:30

    Briefing by the ranger before the 7km trekking start. The trek from Agathis to Nephenthes Camp (Also known as Camel Trophy Camp) is about a 5-6 hours trek over the rim of the basin, the first 2 hours uphill trek is the challenging part of this adventure journey. Simple packed lunch along the trails.

  • 13:30

    Expected to arrive at Nephenthes Camp. Basic facility to be provided at the camp.

  • 14:00

    Leisure / If you are fit enough for another trekking, continue to the Takop Akop waterfall which is about 2.5km away from the camp or the Giluk waterfall which is closer journey.

  • 19:00

    Enjoy dinner and rest.

  • Overnight at Nepenthes Camp, Maliau Basin.

Local breakfast

Packed lunch

Local dinner

  • 07:00

    After breakfast, visit the 33m high Observation Tower - enjoy the majestic view and birding from the tower.

  • 08:30

    Pack up stuff and collect the packed lunch for the 6km journey to Junction between Maliau Waterfall and Ginseng Camp.

  • 12:00

    Expected to arrive at Junction. Stop for lunch and rest.

  • 13:00

    Proceed for a 4.5km downhill trek to Maliau Waterfall. Along the trails you will pass by Lobah Camp which gives you an awesome panoramic view of Maliau Basin rim.

  • 15:00

    Expected to arrive at Maliau Waterfall. Maliau waterfall is a spectacular seven-tiered waterfall cascading over and over into Maliau River, the highest fall of which is a magnificent 28m fall.

  • 16:00

    Depart Maliau fall and return to Ginseng Camp via the same trails. It takes about 5km to Ginseng Camp from Maliau waterfall.

  • 18:30

    Expected to arrive at Ginseng Camp. Take a good rest, shower and freshen up.

  • 19:30

    Enjoy dinner and rest.

  • Overnight at Ginseng Camp, Maliau Basin.

Local breakfast

Packed lunch

Local dinner

  • 07:00

    Simple breakfast provided at the Camp.

  • 08:00

    Pack stuff and packed lunch, start for a 9km trekking journey to Agathis Camp.

  • 14:00

    Expected to arrive at Agathis Camp. Then, onwards journey to MBSC and free at your own leisure.

  • 19:30

    Dinner and Leisure.

  • Overnight at Maliau Basin Studies Centre, Maliau Basin

Simple breakfast

Packed lunch

Local dinner

  • 07:00

    Breakfast at MBSC Resthouse Dining Hall. Check out.

  • 08:30

    Collect packed lunch, depart MBSC and onwards journey to Kota Kinabalu.

  • 16:00

    Expected to arrive at Kota Kinabalu.

Local breakfast

Packed lunch


Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 7 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 7 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 7 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 7 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 7 am Free
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 7 am Free
Where is my hotel?

How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% transaction fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 2.3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)1 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

To book at least14 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  No refund for any cancellation made within 1 day from the tour date, 90% of full payment will be refunded if cancel 2 days and above. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.

Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.

Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.

Pickup Service:  Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.

Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).

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