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Trek the historical route taken by the feared Kayan headhunters who raided the people of the Limbang area. Paddle up the Melinau River to Melinau Gorge and ascend Mount Api, 1,200metres above sea level to view the Pinnacles.
Witness the magnificent stalactites and stalagmites of Lang Cave and Dear Cave to see thousands of free-tailed bats at dusk.
a night trek through the jungle to see the more elusive creatures of the night like the luminescent fungi and glowing fireflies.
Spend a night in traditional open-air longhouses with the bare minimum facilities for an authentic experience of the local’s life.
Trek the Headhunters Trail - 4 Days / 3 Nights
Upon arrival at Mulu Airport, meet the local representative and receive a transfer to the hotel for check-in.
After lunch, depart for Mulu National Park for a three kilometres elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave, with the adjoining Deer Cave, it is considered to be the longest cave passage in the world.
Explore Lang Cave and witness its magnificent stalactites and stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave. Here, see the area’s biggest attraction: thousands of free-tailed bats. At dusk, marvel at a true spectacle of nature as these bats emerge from the cave in a giant cluster to forage for insects in the rainforest.
Then, experience the thrill of night trekking through the jungle back to the park headquarters. From luminescent fungi to blinking fireflies, the jungle comes alive at night time and this is a fabulous opportunity to view creatures not visible during the daytime. (if staying at Mulu Marriot this will not be available)
Afterwards, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening relaxing in tropical ambience.
Overnight in Mulu.
After breakfast, which is accompanied by the sound of the jungle’s morning chorus, take a 15-minute longboat ride up the Melanau River to experience two more of Mulu’s ‘must-sees’, Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. These limestone caves form part of the Sarawak Chamber - the largest connected cave system in the world. If water levels are low, it’s possible to get there by taking a beautiful four kilometres hike.
Explore the ‘King’s Room’ before proceeding to the Clearwater Cave. Walk on planked walkways that were built on the sides of limestone cliffs leading to Clearwater Cave. Then, climb up steep steps that were carved into the side of the hill to get to the entrance of Clearwater Cave. Inside the cave, check out the details of its various features and limestone formations.
Enjoy a refreshing swim and local lunch before continuing by longboat to Kuala Litu. Here, begin a stunning nine kilometres hike through pristine lowland rainforest to Camp five.
Get a true taste of the wilderness by spending the night in traditional longhouses and sleeping on mats elevated on raised open-air platforms in a mixed-gender dormitory with shared bathroom facilities and cold water showers.
Remember to bring a sleeping sheet and warm layer of clothes for the cool night ahead. (Note: bedding will not be provided and mosquito nets are available for a small fee.)
Overnight at Camp 5.
Rise early and enjoy a simple breakfast at the camp before beginning the 11.5 kilometres long Headhunters Trek to Kuala Terikan. The path is was a famous historical route taken by warring tribes between the Tutoh and Limbang Rivers. It is an adventurous route with various water crossings with lush vegetation from the surrounding low-lying forest.
After arriving in Kuala Terikan, board a longboat and travel through picturesque and remote stretches of jungle along the Terikan and Medalam rivers to an authentic Iban longhouse. Depending on water levels of the rivers, it may be necessary to push the boat through various sections.
Stay in Medalam longhouse – this is a newly constructed longhouse with a little more than basic facilties that the traditional longhouses have. Enjoy some local Iban food and take a stroll around the village with the guide to get a deeper understanding of the Iban culture
Overnight in Medalam longhouse.
After breakfast, bid the Iban tribe farewell and take the boat to Medamit. From here, connect with land transport to Limbang Airport for the onward flight.
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