Mulu is synonymous with caves, and even though 200km of cave passages have been surveyed, this is thought to represent just 30-40% of the actual total. Mulu's four show caves are world famous and were selected for their uniqueness and beauty. It is said that no traveler should visit Sarawak and not reward oneself with an exhilarating cave and rainforest experience that is unmatched anywhere else on Earth!
Upon arriving at Mulu National Park, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the tranquility and pristine environment of Mulu. The notable towering white cliffs and jungle are homes to not less than 20,000 species of flora and fauna (mostly insects), over 3500 plant species, 8000 types of fungi and at least 170 kinds of orchids. You may be lucky enough to stumble upon the world’s largest flower, the dog-eared Rafflesia in bloom.
In the afternoon, Head off to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves – the largest cave passage in the world. This interesting walk will take you through the peat swamp forest to visit the Deer Cave, famed for having the world's largest cave passage. Due to its immense size, Deer Cave is like a little world of its own, with hills and valleys, plains and forests (near the huge entrance). Be mesmerized by this “Garden of Eden,” complete with lush trees and a waterfall.
Lang Cave though smaller, it is no less impressive. Be dazzled by walls of uniquely decorated & spectacular stalagmites, stalactites and other beautiful cave formations. The bats deposit a huge amount of guano in the cave providing a unique and important ecosystem, to millions of insects and their predators. In the evening, behold the spectacular sights of millions of snake-like formation of flying bats leaving from their cave in search of food for the day. Overnight. (Meals: D)
Breakfast. We will continue with our exploration of Mulu caves with a boat ride to Clearwater Cave. You will explore some parts of the longest cave passage in South East Asia and the tenth longest in the world at 107km. The water is crystal clear due to the process of filtering and purifying by the rushing river water which passes through hundreds of meters of limestone. Out by the river is a perfect spot for swimming and relaxing, a wonderful antidote to the tropical heat. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside the cool, clear river.
Explore the Wind Cave, named after the cool breeze that fans from its entrance and famed for its unusual calcite formations. The “King’s Room” unravels a treasure trove of impressive glistening stalactites and stalagmites. Thereafter proceed to Batu Bungan Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and their handicraft heritage. Overnight. (Meal: B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your flight.