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Maliau Basin is Southeast Asia’s 'Lost World', an area almost the size of Singapore, home to one of the most diverse collections of flora and fauna on Earth.

View of the Maliau BasinLocated in the southern region of central Sabah, just 30 miles from the Indonesia border, Maliau Basin has remained largely untouched due to its inaccessibility. Researchers in the park over the last 20 years have spotted Sumatran rhino, Asian pygmy elephants, clouded leopards, orangutans and several species of monkey.

Due to its remote nature, fitness certificates are required for the four night visit to this region. Accommodation is in camp dormitories with shared facilities.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Maliau Basin

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Maliau Basin, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Maliau Basin at its best.

    • Walking & trekking in Borneo
      Herd of Pygmy Elephants

      Walking & trekking in Borneo

      Walking & trekking in Borneo

      Smothered in a blanket of lush rainforest leading right up to the coast, Borneo is an island best explored on foot. From a gentle afternoon walk along the lofty canopy walkways of the Danum Valley to a challenging hike down into the lost world of the Maliau Basin, the landscape offers experiences that will appeal to every level of fitness.

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