Things to do in Sabah
Danum Valley Canopy Walkway
The Danum Valley, an undisturbed lowland forest in Sabah, has an extensive diversity of tropical flora, fauna and wildlife, from rare species such as Bornean orangutans and clouded leopards to over 270 bird species. Leave the forest floor and get into the trees for a 100ft high guided Canopy Walk. Listen to the chatter of birds and the calls of gibbons as you scan the canopy for signs of wildlife.
Climb Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu is a World Heritage Site and the tallest mountain in South East Asia. The climb to the summit at Low's Peak is an unforgettable experience. Day one of the hike begins at Timpohon gate and ends at the Laban Rata guesthouse. On day two you will hike to the summit, hopefully in time for an incredible sunrise, followed by a hearty breakfast back at the guesthouse.
Kinabatangan River Wildlife
The Kinabatangan River, Malaysia's second longest, is one of the best locations for spotting wildlife, owing to the sheer biodiversity of species inhabiting the Kinabatangan River basin and the exposed riverbanks. Take a relaxing cruise along the main river and narrow tributaries of the Kinabatangan and keep an eye out for wild orangutans, troops of proboscis monkeys, colourful birdlife and herds of pygmy elephants.
Things to do in Sarawak
Mulu National Park
The most studied tropical karst area in the world, Mulu National Park in the state of Sarawak, is the place to go for caves. With at least 180 miles of explored caves and one of the largest known cave chamber in the world, this underground maze is home to millions of cave swiftlets and bats. Above ground, Gunung Mulu is a 7,798ft high sandstone pinnacle surrounded by a whopping 17 vegetation zones.
Sonket, a fabric hand-woven in silk or cotton and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads, is an important part of the traditional cultural heritage and national identity of Malaysia. Visit Tanoti House and experience a special weaving workshop with a community of women weavers who are dedicated to preserving the craft. Have a go at designing and making your own fabric and then bring it home as a souvenir.
Kayak To A Bidayuh Village
Go on an exciting kayaking adventure with a team of experienced guides to discover Kampung Bengoh, a Bidayuh indigenous village. The family-friendly kayak trip meanders for a short distance down a shallow stream and stops at the village for a picnic-lunch. Continue the relaxing journey paddling down-river and making a stop by a sandy bank beneath soaring limestone hills followed by a couple of gentle rapids passing beneath a huge rock outcrop.