• Learn about the the unique cultural, historical, bio diversity and local indigenous communities of Borneo
  • Sojourn the Sepilok Orang Rehabilitation centre
  • Visit the Sunbear Conservation Centre
  • indulge in a Canopy walk at Poring Hot Springs
  • Enjoy snorkeling safari
  • Summit Mount Kinabalu 4095m
  • Service program and tree planting at the MESCOT initiative
  • Enjoy some downtime on Pulau Tiga "Survivor Island"

This unique and exclusive, activity based itinerary has been created for the students of Queen Anne High School to highlight the many aspects of Borneo with a service focus. From London we fly to Sandakan which offers the ideal base for exploration of indigenous cultures, jungles, forests and an array of wildlife including the famous Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre. Our adventure begins with activity based adventures including a snorkeling safari, cycling, jungle survival skills and a summit of Mount Kinabalu whilst engaging with the local communites and taking part in a community service project side by side with the locals. We then ascend high above the jungle canopy on a guided canopy walk gaining a greater understanding of this fragile environment. We then drive across the island to Sepilok Jungle where we then turn our attention to conducting environmental service by spending a day at the Sepilok Forest Reserve and the Borneo Sunbear Conservation Centre where we work alongside the carers and vets to lend a hand to support the important conservation work these organisations provide. We finish with a journey to the survival island of Pulau Tiga for some snorkelling, mud volcano and relaxation time.We will meet the local indigenous communities living in the longhouses of the region. Our days will be spent travelling by boat up the longest river in Sabah and one of the best places in South East Asia to see wildlife in it's natural habitat. It is unlikely that you could find a trip with more diversity and adventure.


Starting Point:




After all the excitement, packing and preparing the time has finally arrived when we are off to Borneo.a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei. It’s known for its beaches and ancient, bio diverse rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards. In Sabah is 4,095m-tall Mount Kinabalu, the island’s highest peak, and, offshore, the famed dive site Sipadan Island. Time to sit back, relax and dream of Borneo. Overnight on the flight with meal service and on-board entertainment

Meals:  Nil

AM flight at 1045am from Kuala Lumpur MH2710 due to land in Sandakan at 1340pm (2hrs 55min flight) On arrival you will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to the Nature Lodge Sepliok to check in and refresh. The rest of the day is at leisure until the evening where a detailed trip brief will take place. Get to know your guides, agenda, kit check and ask any questions about the following days. Followed by a 'welcome to Sabah' dinner party. Overnight in the Nature Lodge of Sepilok (Dormitory)

Meals:  D

7.30am Breakfast at the Lodge. 9.00am Depart to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated within the Kabili forest reserve.

Meals:  B,L,D

7.00am Breakfast at the Lodge. 8.00am Check-out and depart overland (approx. 2hrs drive) to Gomantong Caves. Overnight at Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp – Camp Deck on Triple/ Twin Share + Dormitory

Meals:  B,L,D

6.00am Wake up early in the morning to embark for your forest walk activity which involves looking for seeds and sprouts. Return to Camp. 7.30am Breakfast. 8.30am you will be briefed about the Forest Restoration Project before proceeding to the nursery to transfer the seedling to the forest restoration site for your tree-planting activity. Overnight at Mandaa Stay – Dormitory Room

Meals:  B,L,D

6.00am embark on a sunrise river cruise to catch a glimpse on the awakening of the forest as the animals come out to feed. Return to base camp for breakfast. breakfast. After 8.30am check-out and depart overland to Nalapak Ranau for Sabah Tea Resort. (approx. 5hrs drive) Lunch on arrival at resort. 2.30pm proceed for your cycling activity. You will ride along the dirt road in the plantation passing the nursery, staff quarters and a river through the Prisoners of War (POW) Trail to the second last camp. Pay our respects in the memorial before we return to resort by coach. 7.30pm Dinner at resort. Overnight at Sabah Tea Resort – Longhouse on Triple/Twin Share

Meals:  B,L,D

7.00am Breakfast at resort and check-out 8.00am depart to Kiau village, located at the foothill of Mt Kinabalu.

Meals:  B,L,D

7.00am Breakfast at Camp. 8.30am proceed to one of the trails for your educational walk to learn more about the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest. 12.30pm Lunch at Camp. 2.00pm engage with survival activities with demonstrations performed by Mr. Miki to learn fire making, nipah roof weaving, utensils making and hunting traps. 6.30pm Dinner at Camp Overnight at Miki Survival Camp – Tent of Twin Share

Meals:  B,L,D

6.30am Breakfast at Camp. 8.00am pack up and trek out to Kiau Village. After your village walk, enjoy a local traditional dances performed by the village children. 12.30pm Lunch at a local home before your transfer to Kiau village main road junction. Continue your journey to Kinabalu National Park for check-in and acclimatise. Free at own leisure. 7.00pm Dinner at Balsam Café. Overnight stay at Kinabalu Park – Dormitory Room

Meals:  B,L,D

7.00am Pack up and Breakfast at Balsam Café. Collect your packed lunch. 8.00am at the Park HQ, sign the Indemnity Form and register for your climb. Collect your tag Overnight at the Laban Rata Guesthouse - Non Heated Dormitory Room.

Meals:  B,L,D

2.00am Early Supper at Laban Rata. 2.30am Get ready with your flash light, camera and start hiking up to the summit with your appointed mountain guides. Catch the spectacular sunrise on Low’s Peak at 4095.2 Overnight at Sabah Tea Resort – Longhouse on Triple/Twin share

Meals:  B,L,D

7.00am Breakfast at Lodge. Free at own leisure and snorkel.12.30 pm Lunch at Lodge 7.00pm Dinner at Lodge. Overnight at Survivor Lodge (Pulau Tiga Island) – Triple/Twin share room

Meals:  B,L,D

7.00am Breakfast at Lodge. Check out and proceed to the main building. Fill in the Overnight on the aircraft with meals and on-board entertainment

Meals:  B

Sadly our adventure has come to an end for this school trip but we hope to see you all again very soon! World Youth Adventures

Meals:  Nil


  • International airfares ex London
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners plus refreshments for the football match
  • Expert guide (English speaking) throughout plus additional expert local guides for specialist commentary and medic throghout the program except in Pulau Tigra
  • All land transfers required within the program in private air conditioned vehicles
  • All activities including entrance fees to sites as listed in itinerary.
  • All accommodation in dormitory or lodges based accommodation (Dorm/triple/and twin share)
  • visits to the Borneo Sunbear & Sepilok Orangutan centres
  • Three teachers from Queen Anne School travelling with the group
  • Pre Departure Information kit and evening meeting to help you prepare and pack.
  • All snorkeling equipment or snorkel safari
  • All cycling equipment
  • Climbing Mount Kinabalu with all entrance fees/permits / insurance / certificate and experienced mountain guides
  • Sleeping bag rental included
  • Support vehicle on standby
  • 24/7 support from World Expeditions Schools / World Expeditions
  • Detailed risk assessments / emergency evacuation plans and crisis management plans

  • Bottled water and aerated drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, email, laundry, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities for guide and drivers (discretionary)
  • Visa Fees (if applicable: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malaysia/entry-requirements) British Nationals get 3 months on arrival
  • Travel Insurance - compulsory
  • Additional meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary



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We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Expeditions Schools is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.

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Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

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Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

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Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


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