3D2N Maliau Basin

Duration: 3Days 2Nights

Maliau Basin also known as Sabah’s Lost World.

Nature explorers will simply love the Maliau Basin as it is an excellent site for jungle trekking and bird watching. It contains an unusual assemblage of 12 forest types, comprising mainly of lower montane forest dominated by majestic Agathis trees, rare montane heath forest and lowland, and hill diperocarp forest. The highlight of the adventure is to trek the majestic 7 tiers Maliau Falls.

Keen visitors must, however, obtain a permission to enter the Maliau Basin in advance. Also bear in mind that Maliau Basin is a remote, atavistic and isolated area with limited access, communications and safety facilities.


Day 1 Kota Kinabalu – Maliau Basin Conservation Area (B, L & D) 0700hrs Pick up from Kota Kinabalu Hotel and travel for about 2hrs drive to Keningau Town through Crocker Range; enjoy the scenic mountainous countryside view

0900hrs Expected to arrive at Keningau town, visit local coffee shop for a drinks and collect your packed lunch for consumption along the journey

0930hrs Continue journey to Maliau Basin, part of the road are gravel and bumpy

1300hrs Expected to arrive at Maliau Basin Information Gallery, take a 20mins rest and get the overall information and understanding of Maliau Basin – Sabah’s Lost World 1400hrs

Proceed to Maliau Basin Studies Centre (MBSC) for registration and Check -in 1530hrs Visit Maliau “SkyBriedge” and explore the Nature Trail. 1730hrs Return to lodge and leisure time. 1930hrs Dinner at MBSC 2000hrs Video Presentation which give you a brief introduction to Maliau Basin Conservation Area. 2030hrs Night Drive in search of nocturnal wildlife .2130hrs Return to lodge and get a good night test 0000hrs Light off

 Day 2 MBSC – Agathis Camp – Nephenthes Camp (B, L & D) 0700hrs After breakfast proceed for 30mins drive to Agathis Camp for the trekking to begin

0830hrs 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 challenging part of this adventure journey.

Simple packed lunch will be provided. Along the trails 1330hrs Expected to arrive at Nephenthes Camp. Basic facility to be provided at the camp

1400hrs 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. You can also visit both if the time permissible. 1900hrs Dinner / Rest

Day 3 Nephenthes – Agathis Camp – Kota Kinabalu (B, L & D) 0700hrs Breakfast. Visit the 33m high Observation Tower, enjoy the majestic view and birding from the tower.

0830hrs Pack up your stuff and collect the packed lunch for the return journey to Agathis Camp. 1300hrs Expected to arrive Agathis Camp. Clean up and relax. 1430hrs Depart Agathis Camp for 3 hours drive to Keningau Town

1800hrs Expected to arrive at Keningau Town for a dinner at the local restaurant. 1930hrs Continue journey for Kota Kinabalu. 2130hrs Expected to arrive at Kota Kinabalu and proceed check in to your respective hotel

Package Includes : 

  • Tour Guide
  • Forest Ranger cum Radioman
  • Meals – Full Board: except on arrival date (basic food provide)
  • Rental of VHF Radio
  • Return Transfer (overland) from Kota Kinabalu city Hotel
  • Conservation and User Fee (Campsites)

Important Notice:

  • Trekkers MUST submit their latest Fitness Certificate confirmed by a physicisn or doctor
  • Trekkers MUST submit a copy of their latest Personal Insurance Policy that covers emergency Helicopther evacuation
  • Special permission in needed and seperates charges are levied for professional photography or filming
  • Porter Services – can be engaged at the Agathis Camp. Trekkers are encouraged to carry their own bacpack – Personal porter will assist trekkers and provide general help around the camp – Maximum of 12 KG per porter – Charges – RM 100.00 per day


Things to Wear & Bring 

  • Suitable Trekking shoes
  • Leech Shoes
  • Extra Clothes
  • Waterproof Backpack
  • Trekking Pants
  • Raincoat
  • Camera for unforgettable moments
  • Insect Repellent
  • Extra socks
  • Head Torch
  • Water Purification Tablets