Mulu National Park

Discover and Explore Mulu National Park in the Heart of Borneo!

Hidden away and often forgotten, one of the world’s most spectacular cave networks lies waiting to be discovered in Mulu National Park. Join this three-day tour to experience four intricate and fascinating cave passages, trek through the Bornean jungle and peat swamps, and soak in the crystal-clear waters of the Clearwater Cave.

Blending adventure and exploration, with calm and breath-taking scenery, this short tour offers hiking with a difference. You’ll have the opportunity to board a traditional longboat, explore the remarkable cave labyrinths and witness their superior stalactites and stalagmites, as well as receive a front-row seat to a dramatic exodus of 3 million wrinkle lipped bats at sundown. Mulu’s charm is not solely confined to the caverns, as this World Heritage Site’s impressive biodiversity is bursting with fifteen different types of forest and extraordinary wildlife. So, join us on a short expedition of an Eden-like rainforest that’s been 60 million years in the making.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit 4 cave systems, each with their own ecosystems to explore
  • Swim in clear tranquil waters outside Clearwater Cave
  • Watch the sunset from the Bat Observatory
  • See unique plant species found only within the national park
  • Take a traditional longboat ride

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Itinerary

This short, guided tour will take you into an area of Borneo that is hidden away from many. You will adventure into four intricate cave passages which are among the largest and longest cave systems in the world as you immerse yourself in the towering limestone cliffs and dense tropical jungles that form Mulu National Park.

Day 1

Day 1: Deer and Lang Caves

After arriving into Mulu Airport, you will be met at arrivals and transferred to your National Park chalet. After checking into your accommodation, you’ll have time to grab some lunch before beginning a 3km raised plank walk through the rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. Here, you will get the chance to admire one of the largest cave passages in the world and the lively ecosystem within, before heading to your next stop; Lang Cave. This cave is slightly smaller in stature but just as impressive with its jellyfish rock formations cascading down the walls. Then, as the sun sets, you’ll head to the Bat Observatory where you may be lucky enough to witness a 2 million strong exodus of bats as they descend into the night’s sky in search of food. After this spectacular wildlife display, you will return to your chalet for dinner and a well-earned rest.

Day 2

Day 2: Clearwater Cave and Wind Cave

After breakfast, you’ll board a longboat upriver to the Cave of Winds. As you venture through the cavern, feeling the cool breeze as you go, you’ll arrive at the ‘King’s Chamber’ which is filled with impressive chandelier-like stalactites and pillars of stalagmites, demonstrating the majesty of this chamber over the rest. Following on, you will take a short plank walk alongside the limestone cliff before climbing approximately 250 concrete steps to the entrance of Clearwater Cave. The winding waters through the cave are a spectacular sight, and like most caves in the park, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for a host of unique plant species, one of which can only be found within Mulu! You’ll then have the opportunity to take a dip in the clear waters at a swimming spot located just outside the cave. Here, you can relax in the natural limestone-filtered waters surrounded by towering rainforest as you reconnect with nature and enjoy a leisurely picnic before returning to your accommodation in the afternoon.

Day 3

Day 3: Depart Mulu

Today is your final day in Mulu National Park, and after a leisurely breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to Mulu Airport for your onward flight or independent travel plans.


Start Dates & Prices

To secure a place on this tour a deposit of $245 is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due any time up to 60 days prior to your start date.

This tour is offered on a private basis, and the price is based on two people sharing a room (twin or double). If you would like to book this tour as a solo traveller, a single supplement of $125 will apply.

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Accommodation

Tour Comfort: Comfortable

This tour has been categorised as 'Comfortable'. This is based on the modes of transport used, the comfort level of accommodation and any modern facilities that they have to offer. In terms of comparison, this level of travel would be similar to that of a 3-star status.


Mulu National Park, Deluxe Garden Chalet (NIGHT 1 & 2 )

You will be staying in a chalet right in the heart of the National Park. Each deluxe chalet features a large double bed, one single bed and has its own balcony and bathroom, so you will have no problem relaxing after a hard day exploring.


Tour Details

GETTING THERE

You will need to arrive into Mulu Airport by 12:40pm on the start date of your tour. You will be met in the arrivals hall by a member of the team before transferring to your accommodation in Mulu National Park to begin your adventure.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Most nationalities do not need to obtain a visa in advance of travelling to Malaysia, as a free 90-day visa is issued on arrival. Please note, however, ensuring you have the correct visa is your own responsibility, we recommend checking the entry requirements with your country’s embassy prior to travel.

MEALS AND BEVERAGES

On the second day of your trip, breakfast and lunch are provided for you, and on your final day, breakfast is included before your transfer back to Mulu Airport. Drinks are not included but can be purchased at the on-site restaurant, alongside any meals that are not included.

FITNESS AND SKILLS

A moderate level of fitness is required due to the jungle terrain and uphill walking between the caves.


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What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Airport transfers
  • Private guided tours of the caves

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during meals (both soft and alcoholic)