After an early breakfast you will begin your walk into Tanjung Datu National Park. This walk will take around two hours and although it is not a particularly difficult walk, the terrain is undulating and the trail rarely walked – making it a bit of an adventure.
This flight takes you on an unforgettable journey around the mighty Mount Kinabalu, standing at 4,095 metres, where you will enjoy stunning views of the endless Crocker Range, home to some of the world's oldest rainforests.
The day is spent exploring the area by longboat and visiting the traditional longhouses of the Iban people. The Iban were notorious head hunters until the middle of this century, slaughtering their enemies and then preserving their heads to bring good fortune.
The Park Headquarters is located at 1,550 metres and your aim on the first day is to reach Laban Rata at around 3,200 metres. You are accompanied by your guide who is assigned at the Park Headquarters.
Guests will journey up one of the smaller tributaries of the Kinabatangan River such as the Menangol River. Wildlife abounds in this part of Borneo, and you may see chattering monkeys and many species of birds.