10 Weeks in Borneo + Philippines: Jungle + Tropical Islands + Mt Kinabalu

10 Weeks in Borneo: Jungle + Tropical Island + Mt Kinabalu

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My time in Borneo has been a life changing experience! I’ve made some great friends in the team and the people we were helping in country. I feel that I've learnt a lot about the culture and lifestyles in Borneo and have really enjoyed doing projects out there!
Chloe Newsom
Chloe Newsom
Leaper Alumni, 2012

We have a great little brochure on Borneo and the Philippines


Your Itinerary

What you'll do and where you'll go, from the day you arrive until you hop on a plane back home.
  • Day 1 Kuching, Sarawak
    You‘ll arrive in Kuching - an amazing cosmopolitan capital with old colonial quarters and trendy cafes along the shores of the Sarawak River. Here you will catch your breath, explore and prepare for weeks ahead.
  • Day 3 Rural Kuching
    A short road trip to take you deep into the Sarawak jungle - a part of the world seen by few outside visitors. Here you will live in the heart of a local community helping to renovate community buildings and teaching English.
  • Day 15 Gunung Mulu National Park
    An amazing World Heritage site, meander through the jungle and caves by river boat or high up on a canopy skywalk.
  • Day 17 Plantation School, Borneo Child Aid
    Sabah - once covered in towering tropical rainforest, now covered in oil palm plantations. Here you will help teach at the Plantation Village School, set up for kids not entitled to state education.
  • Day 25 Sepilok Orangutan Centre
    Next up, the world famous orangutan rehabilitation centre where you’ll have time to visit the orangutans at feed time, before nipping off for a jungle river safari at Kinabatangan.
  • Day 29 Rainforest Camp and Trek
    Time to learn basic survival skills and to test your resilience with a five-day Bear Grills style camp and trek.
  • Day 36 Lupa Masa Beach, Kudat
    Kudat, the new ‘must see’ place in Sabah, with empty beaches and perfect snorkelling waters. Help with beach clean up’s and making local handcrafts followed by sundowners on the hilltops.
  • Day 40 Kota Kinabalu
    Sample the bright lights and buzz of KK. Seize the opportunity to do some of our top trips: climb Kinabalu or do a PADI course before venturing further to the Philippines.
  • Day 42 Bulusan, Philippines
    You’ll fly into Legazpi City, via the capital of Manila, to reach the small town of Bulusan, dominated by its sleeping volcano. Here you’ll live with local families amoungst virgin rainforest to help NGO’s with reforestation and development projects.
  • Day 51 Summit Bulusan Volcano
    A great physical challenge to summit Bulusan itself, assisted with the help of local guides to help transport everything you need – food, camping equipment etc. for a 3 day and 2 night adventure snaking through the rainforest to reach the lunar landscape at the top. (Dependent on the Volcano's activity).
  • Day 54 Ticao Island
    This island community is so far from the mainland, they have to survive on what the land and ocean can provide. Here you'll help create a waste management system and teach English.
  • Day 68 Legazpi City
    Travel back to Legazpi, en route with a Legazpi City Tour to visit the Cagsawa Ruins, Napa Abaca Factory, Daraga Church, Lignon Hill, and Legazpi Boulevard.
  • Day 69 Mayon Volcano Trek
    One last push to trek to the top of the Mayon volcano. Amazing.
  • Day 70 Depart Manila
    Back to Manila to catch your flight home or beyond after a full on 10 week adventure.

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