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O E N R O B S F E E R & JUNGLES ) S T H G I N (6 BORNEO 6 NIGHT ITINERARY

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KK COAST KOTA KINABALU

BRUNEI

MOUNT KINABALU GUAS NABALU

BORNEO KALIMANTAN

We believe in the power of extraordinary experiences. They allow us to see ourselves, others and the world differently, and develop our confidence, independence and resilience.

6 NIGHT ADVENTURE BORNEO Join us on an action-packed adventure in Sabah, Borneo. Trek through the rainforest, live with locals, discover Malaysia’s highest peak and snorkel over coral reefs. When you embrace adventure, there’s no limit to life’s possibilities.

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DAYS 1-2 ARRIVE IN KOTA KINABALU Sleep: Masada Backpackers

Touch down in Kota Kinabalu and feel the tropical heat as you step off the aeroplane. Meet the ground team and get the lowdown on our action-packed itinerary ahead. The capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is known locally as ‘KK.’ A blend of old and new, this bustling city has fiery sunsets, friendly locals and an authentic fishing industry. When evening falls, we’ll watch the sun sink

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DAYS 3-4 GUAS NABALU HOMESTAY Sleep: Homestay Travel: Transfer 2hrs to Guas Nabalu Trek: 1 day

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We’re off to rural Sabah to live with locals for the next two days. Lush, green and off the beaten track – this is the Borneo you’ve been dreaming of. Along the way, we’ll stop at Pekan Nabalu township to taste exotic fruits and buy handicrafts at the market. When we arrive at Guas Nabalu Homestay, we’ll meet our hosts and settle into our new home-from-home. This welcoming community has an amazing setting beneath Mount Kinabalu – Malaysia’s highest peak. Get ready to experience village life first-hand. Visit the village bee farm,

behind the offshore islands. Cameras at the ready. We’ll kick off our first full day with a responsible travel workshop before heading out to explore. As we wander through KK, we’ll discover colourful markets and bustling streets. Feeling hungry? Look forward to fresh seafood, Indian roti (pancakes), Malay curries and more.

YOUR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU TO TRAVEL AND INTERACT IN AN ETHICAL WAY. APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN AND YOU’LL DEVELOP A RESPONSIBLE MINDSET THAT YOU CAN CARRY THROUGH LIFE.

taste pineapple jam, and have a go at grinding your own coffee. Close your eyes and smell that aroma. In the evening, we’ll walk up to Kiau viewpoint for a stunning sunset, and we’ll gather round for dance performances, music and folklore stories. After a good night’s sleep, we’ll explore the lush local landscape on foot. Follow your guide past rubber plantations, vegetable farms and banana trees to reach the summit of Nuluh Lingion (1,420m). Just look at those views!

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DAY 5 KINABALU NATIONAL PARK Sleep: Masada Backpackrs Travel: Transfer 1hr + 4x4 to Kinabalu NP, transfer 2hrs back to KK

After breakfast, say a fond farewell to your hosts at Guas Nabalu and travel overland to the World Heritage site of Kinabalu National Park. The slopes of Mount Kinabalu are one of the most important biological sites in the world – welcome to a wonderland of rare orchids, birdlife and carnivorous pitcher plants. As we hike through the park, keep your eyes peeled for mountain squirrels and crested dragons. When we reach the Mountain Garden, we’ll learn about

the park’s fascinating medical plants before tucking into a tasty lunch. Our next destination is Kundasang War Memorial. This peaceful site commemorates those who died during the WWII Japanese occupation. Visit the manicured gardens, take a guided tour, and learn about the harrowing death march from Sandakan. After our eye-opening day, we’ll head back to Kota Kinabalu for the night.

KING KINABALU CROWNED WITH GRANITE SPIRES, MOUNT KINABALU (4,095M) IS MALAYSIA’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN AND FIRST UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. YOU CAN’T MISS IT – THE HIGHEST POINT BETWEEN THE HIMALAYAS AND NEW GUINEA, IT TOWERS OVER ITS NEIGHBOURING PEAKS.

DAY 6 KK COAST AND CORAL REEFS Sleep: Masada Backpackers

Time to tick another adventure off your bucket-list. Get ready to sink beneath the surface and experience the underwater world. After breakfast, we’ll meet our boat at the jetty. Listen up as we learn about the ‘rainforest of the sea’. Discover how coral reefs can protect our shores and generate income through eco-tourism.

cast of Finding Nemo. Help with local conservation efforts by carrying out an ocean clean up or beach clean. To round off our incredible day, we’ll get together for an evening of marine activities, quizzes and a big team photo.

Grab a mask and plunge into the ocean for a once-in-a-lifetime snorkel tour. We’ll learn how to identify marine life and collect important data as we glide through the blue. These aquamarine waters are home to turtles, seahorses, and the full

DAY 7 DEPART FROM KOTA KINABALU

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Time flies when you’re having this much fun. All too soon, it’s time to wave goodbye to your guides and travel home. It’s been a truly epic trip. You’ve trekked, snorkelled and travelled through Sabah. You’ve lived with locals and you’ve helped out with vital

conservation work. The world feels bigger and more exciting than ever before. Anything seems possible now. It doesn’t stop here. Share your story with challengers from around the globe. Find us @weareworldchallenge

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RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL. We base our responsible travel initiatives upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We’re driven to create positive contributions in the world, but also humble enough to know the types of community initiatives our young travellers should and shouldn’t be involved with. We carefully select all community engagements to be appropriate for young people and after more than 30 years of overseas student travel we’ve established strong and long standing relationships

with our overseas community partners that are evaluated each year to ensure we’re truly serving both people and planet. This holistic approach means our young travellers work towards a community initiative while also coming home with greater humility and sense of place in their world. Below are a list of the UN Sustainable Development Goals we’re positively contributing towards.

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