email: info@true-adventure.co.uk

call: 01730 812742

Brief

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and one of the most diverse places on earth. Our expeditions focus on the northern Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, home to large rainforests, tropical islands and spectacular coral reefs.

Highlights

Gain a PADI diving qualification amid stunning coral reefs.

Help the local community on either an environmental or community based project.

Visit the Orang-utan Centre in Sepilok.

Travel by longboat along the Kinabatangan River to see an array of indigenous wildlife including pygmy elephants and the proboscis monkey.

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you're not restricted by what you see here. If you're undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.
The world really is your oyster!

Call us for more details 01730 812742 or email us at info@true-adventure.co.uk

The Expedition

Phase 1: Acclimatisation

Upon arrival in Borneo the team will spend a couple of days acclimatising to the culture and humid climate in Kota Kinabalu. This is a great opportunity to explore the coastal city with its bustling night markets and water front mosque.

Phase 2: Dive

On the coast of the South China Sea, teams can learn to dive amid stunning coral reefs and gain their PADI Open Water certificate in a 5* PADI Dive Centre. Those who already hold the open water certificate can choose to do a more advanced course.

Phase 3: Trek

Trekking in Sabah is varied both in the range of challenge and the landscape of the trek. Jungle trekking is a highlight of being in Sabah; teams will be able to explore primary rainforests, learn jungle skills and listen to the sounds of the jungle on night walks. Teams could choose to follow the more historical Salt Trail trek in the Crocker Range, offering a fantastic insight into the history of Sabah.

Phase 4: Project

In this valuable and rewarding phase teams can volunteer and take part in a variety of environmental and community based projects. Past examples include; planting trees and greenhouse construction or working with the community on essential repairs to schools and community buildings. Most teams will be staying with a long house community where they will become immersed in rural village life. All projects are chosen in consultation with the community to ensure their needs are met.

Phase 5: Culture & Review

Teams can choose to explore the city of Kota Kinabalu further, relax on the beach or go snorkelling in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. A highlight of the trip is spending time with the endangered, native Orangutan at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Or experience the spectacular wildlife on a Kinabatangan River cruise where you can explore the Gomantong caves.

Phase 5: Culture & Review

Teams can choose to explore the city of Kota Kinabalu further, relax on the beach or go snorkelling in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. A highlight of the trip is spending time with the endangered, native Orangutan at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Or experience the spectacular wildlife on a Kinabatangan River cruise where you can explore the Gomantong caves.

Expedition Grade

Our Borneo adventure is graded as challenging or level 4. However we have many trek options from the more easy to difficult giving an overall grade of 3 to 5. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your expedition.

Expedition Type

Adventure

Project

Culture

Expedition Level

Level cover

Easy

Moderate

Hard

Facts

Terrain

Coast, jungle, rainforest, diving.

Weather

Hot and humid with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s in the lowlands. At higher elevations temperatures are cooler by day and can be freezing by night.

Culture

Multicultural mix of more than 200 ethnic groups.

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Here's where to start

1

Drop us a line or give us a call

We don't have a 'sales department' so any one of us may answer the phone and we're always delighted to help with your questions.
01730 812742

2

Let's meet up for a chat

We love to chat about expeditions over a cuppa! We're happy to visit you to discuss your expedition aspirations or via phone if you're short on time.

3

Launch the expedition in school

Announcing an expedition to the school is always exciting. We present to students in assembly then a week or so later to parents after school.

4

Form the team

Unlike typical school trips, we collect all applications and payments directly, reducing admin time for teachers.

Teachers, drop us a line below and we’ll call for a chat or dial:
01730 812742
chat@true-adventure.co.uk

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