Location: Borneo, Malaysia.
Target Year Groups: Y11 to Y13
Maximum number of students: 24
Approximate cost: HK$15,500 to $17,800 (dependent on cost for access to Mt Kinabalu)
This is a new and exciting trip for us this year. Please see below the proposed itinerary for 2017.

Trip Leaders: Mr William Wong & Ms Joanna Burgon

Please note that parents are responsible for the arrangement of visas if required. Please ensure that your child’s passport is valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of departure from their destination.

Itinerary:

Day 1

  • Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. (19:15)
  • North Star Borneo will meet and greet
  • Transfer to the hotel Shangri-La will take approximately 15minutes.
  • Dinner on arrival
  • Allocation of rooms

Mt Kinabalu- Shangri-LaMt Kinabalu- Shangri-La room rsze

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Transfer to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.
  • Lunch at Wildlife Park

Mt Kinabalu - proboscis monkey Lok Kawi Wildlife ParkMt Kinabalu - lok_kawi_elephantMt Kinabalu - Lok Kawi Wildlife ParkMt Kinabalu - lok kawi - african bullMt Kinabalu - lok kawi - probiscus monkey

  • Transfer to Adventure Camp. Self-reliance skills
  • Dinner Provided at Adventure Camp

 

Day 3

  • Breakfast at Adventure Camp.
  • Go to start line the trek alongside river through villages and Rain-forest (approx. 2-3 hours)

Mt Kinabalu- Rain forest trek 1 rszeMt Kinabalu- Raun forest trek

  • Lunch in a local Village.
  • White water rafting back to Adventure Camp

Mt Kinabalu- white water raft

  • Pack up and leave for Kinabalu National Park.
  • Dinner at Kinabalu National Park.
  • Early night ready for the big day ahead

 

Day 4

  • Breakfast at Kinabalu National Park
  • Start ascent of Mountain from Timpohon Gate (Summit Trail) Approximate total distance from Timpohon Gate to the Peak is 8.5km.

Mt Kinabalu - Timpohon GateMt Kinabalu - Timpohon Gate (Summit Trail) rsze

  • Lunch Enroute/Meals also provided at Laban Rata (Located midpoint and the overnight stop)
  • Early Dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant then early to bed ready for an early start (approx 2:30am)

Mt Kinabalu- Laban Rata guesthouse

Day 5

  • Awake at 02:30 – Ascend to the summit for sunrise (approximately 1-2 hours depending on fitness levels)
  • Descend from summit stop for Breakfast  and descend to the mountain base.
  • Lunch at Kinabalu National Park
  • Transfer to overnight accommodation. Students allocated to rooms. R&R.
  • Dinner at accommodation.

Mt Kinabalu - sunrise on summit 3Mt Kinabalu - sunrise on summit 2Mt Kinabalu - sunrise on summit 1

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to camp Papar or Kota Kinabalu.
  • Lunch.
  • Transfer to Cultural Village for activities
  • Dinner at accommodation

 

Day 7

  • Day at Gaya Island.
  • Am: Snorkeling introduction and session.
  • Lunch at the Dive Centre on Gaya Island
  • Snorkeling safari by boat.
  • Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu and the hotel Shangri-La.
  •  Evening at KK waterfront and dinner Toscanis Italian restaurant.

Mt Kinabalu- Gaya IslandMt Kinabalu- Gaya Island snorkellingMt Kinabalu - KK Waterfront

Day 8

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning with local handicrafts, watching and participating
  • Lunch
  • Hotel check out (leave bags in the lobby)
  • Free time in city for souvenir shopping
  • Pick up bags & Transfer to Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • North Star farewell