Witness millions of bats spiraling out of the caves as the sun sets
Enjoy a boat ride to an indigenous settlement
Learn about the unique processes that created the great caves you see today
Mulu National Park lies in the interior of Sarawak’s rainforest, about 100 km east of Miri. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the world-famous Mulu Caves, which hold many world records in terms of size, height or length. The Sarawak Chamber for instance is the largest known natural underground chamber. It is so big that it could accommodate about 40 Boeings 747 without overlapping their wings. The Deer Cave is the largest known cave passage in the world and is home to a staggering 2-3 million bats. And then there is the magnificent Clearwater Cave with its extremely extensive system of cave passages, which is currently known to be the longest in South-East Asia. It took many years and several expeditions to explore more than 100 km of the Clearwater Cave system, and much still remains unexplored until today.
Why choose this tour?
This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the world-famous Mulu Caves, which hold many world records in terms of size, height or length. It is so big that it could accommodate about 40 Boeings 747 without overlapping their wings. The Deer Cave is the largest known cave passage in the world and is home to a staggering 2-3 million bats. And then there is the magnificent Clearwater Cave with its extremely extensive system of cave passages, which is currently known to be the longest in South-East Asia. It took many years and several expeditions to explore more than 100 km of the Clearwater Cave system, and much still remains unexplored until today.
10:00 hours Arrival at Mulu airport and transfer to your hotel. Proceed to the national park headquarters for registration and lunch at the park's canteen. After lunch, you will take an approximately 45 minutes' walk along a wooden plank path through riverine and lowland limestone forest leading to Lang's Cave. Explore this beautiful cave with its stunning stalagmites and stalactites, followed by the Deer Cave with the largest cave passage in the world. This cave also houses an estimated 2 to 3 million bats, so be prepared for the stinging smell of guano. After the exploration of these two amazing caves, you will proceed to the bat observatory platform. If weather permits you will witness the bats emerging from the cave in spiralling black streams. Walk back to the park's headquarters the same way and return to your accommodation for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel & check-out. Embark on a 30 to 40 minutes' boat ride (depending on water level). During a short stop at a Penan settlement, you can learn about their formerly nomadic lifestyle and visit a small handicraft market. Then proceed by boat to Wind Cave. Climb up a few stairs to the cave entrance. Inside the cave you will sometimes feel a slight breeze, which gave this cave its name. You will also find the beautiful King's Chamber with its astonishing rock calcite formations. After exploration of this cave, take a 10 minutes' walk to the Clearwater Spring, where you will take a short break. In order to reach the entrance of Clearwater Cave, you need to climb 200 steps. Inside the cave many more steps await you. But it is worth it, as this cave is probably the most impressive amongst all. A simple picnic lunch will be served at the Clearwater Spring, before your transfer to Mulu airport for the flight to your next destination.
Meals included:Breakfast Lunch
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Extension to Kuching to learn the culture of Iban and History of White Rajah
Extension to Kota Kinabalu for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Kinabalu Park
Visit Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley and Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary to search for Orang Utan, Pigmy Elephants, Proboscis Monkey
1 night' accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides
Entrance fees and/or boat fees as stated in the programme
Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
Surcharges for other language guides
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Drinks with meals
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
Even if the package is booked on private basis, all land & boat transfers in Mulu may be on shared basis in order to minimise impacts on the natural environment or if other circumstances require so.
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