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BORNEO RHINO CHALLENGE 2006


FULL PROGRAM
Day 1 10 May
Meet and greet upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and transfer to Marina Court Condominium Resort.
This is the best time to shop for your supplies and other essential requirements.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
0900hrs Launching of SOS Borneo Rhino Challenge 2006
1100hrs Depart for Mesilau Nature Resort
(Drive will take about 2 hrs 45 minutes)
Upon arrival at Mesilau, proceed to Renanthera Restaurant for lunch and check in.
1600hrs Orientation on SOS Borneo Rhino Challenge at Mini Theatre
1900hrs Dinner at Mesilau Nature Resort
Day 3

(B, L, D)

0730hrs

Breakfast at Renanthera Restaurant
Check out and briefing on mountain climb
Allocation of mountain guides

0830hrs

Commencement of mountain climb via Mesilau Trail        
Climb to Laban Rata will take about 4-6 hours depending on your level of fitness
Stopover along the way for your packed lunch

1400hrs

Estimated time of arrival at Laban Rata
Check into accommodation

1730hrs

Free for the rest of the day
Early dinner at Laban Rata Resthouse

Day 4

(B, L, D)

0200hrs

Early morning wake up call
Start on the final leg up to the summit of Borneo!
(Climb will take about 2-3 hours)

0545hrs

Arrive at the summit in time for the sunrise over the horizon
Return to Laban Rata for breakfast and checkout
Start on your descent to Kinabalu Park via Timpohon trail

1230hrs

Estimated time of arrival at Timpohon Gate
Transfer to Liwagu Restaurant for lunch and to wait for other climbers
In the late afternoon transfer to Sabah Tea plantation for check in and overnight in traditional longhouses.
Dinner at Tea House

Day 5

(B, L, D)

 

Breakfast at Tea House
Mountain Biking Challenge

1230hrs

After lunch, check out and overland to Sepilok
(Drive will take about 3 1/2hours)

1630hrs

Upon arrival at Sepilok, check into Sepilok Nature Resort
Free at leisure

1900hrs Dinner at Resthouse restaurant
Day 6

(B, L, D)
Full day program at Sepilok
Return to resort for lunch
Program continues at Sepilok
In the evening return to the resort for dinner

Day 7

(B, D)
Breakfast at resort

0900hrs

Check out and depart overland to Lahad Datu
(Drive will take about 2 hours)
Upon arrival in Lahad Datu, proceed into the city for lunch and sundry shopping

1300hrs

Proceed into Kg. Dagat via Seri Balung Jetty for a community outreach program with the Tidong people of Sabah
(Drive will take about 3 ½ hours follwed by 45 min boat ride)
Welcome dinner at Kg. Dagat with the local people
Overnight in the village houses

Day 8

(B, L, D)

0600hrs

Wake up call
Early morning river cruise
Cruise will take about 1-1 ½ hours

0800hrs

Return to village for a traditional breakfast
Free at leisure
Briefing on community outreach program with SOS Rhino Borneo staff
Villagers and Challenge participants get together to cook up a special luncheon

1300hrs Village Luncheon
1600hrs Afternoon animal watching/river cruise/traditional fishing
In the evening return and farewell BBQ dinner with the locals
Day 9

(B, L, D)
Breakfast in the village
Farewell and return to Lahad Datu
Lunch at local restaurant in Lahad Datu

1500hrs

Check in at airport for flight back to Kota Kinabalu        
Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, pickup and transfer to Marina Court Condominium
Free at leisure

1900hrs

Meet at hotel lobby and walk down to Jothy’s Curry House for dinner
After dinner return to hotel

Day 10

(B)
Free at leisure

Day 11 (BBQ Lunch)
0830hrs You will be picked up and transferred to the jetty to catch a boat across to one of the 5 islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. Here you will spend the day swimming, snorkeling or merely lazing in the sun. Treat yourself to a scrumptious BBQ Lunch.
1445hrs Catch the boat back to Kota Kinabalu for your return transfer to Marina Court. Free and easy for the rest of the day.
1900hrs Meet at hotel lobby and walk down to Port View Seafood Restaurant for farewell dinner
Day 12

(B)
Free and easy until your transfer to the Kota Kinabalu International Airport for your flight back home.

  • All participants are recommended to be physically fit before considering participating on this challenge.
  • Participants are required to have basic cycling or mountain biking skills.
Recommended Items to Bring :
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunblock/Sunscream
  • Energy Food (chocolates, raisins etc)
  • Binoculars
  • Hat/Cap/Raincoat/Umbrella
  • Slippers/Sandals
  • Torch and Extra Batteries
  • Gloves (for mountain climb)
  • Windbreaker
  • Walking /Trekking shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sufficient clothing
  • Black rubbish bags
  • Personnel Toiletries and towel
  • Leech socks
  • ‘Adidas ’Kampong Shoes (for Tg. Utik sector)

Most of these items may be purchased upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu.

Selling Price: USD 3,400.00 per person
Rate is inclusive of meals as stated, accommodation as stated, transportation as stated, domestic airfare LDU/BKI sectors, entrance fees, permits and climbing insurance.
It EXCLUDES beverages (alcoholic or carbonated), camera fees and other incidental charges not mentioned in the itinerary.

~End Of Challenge~
   
   
HALF PROGRAM ONLY
Day 1 10 May
Meet and greet upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and transfer to Marina Court Condominium Resort.
This is the best time to shop for your supplies and other essential requirements.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
0900hrs Launching of SOS Borneo Rhino Challenge 2006
1100hrs Depart for Mesilau Nature Resort
(Drive will take about 2 hrs 45 minutes)
Upon arrival at Mesilau, proceed to Renanthera Restaurant for lunch and check in.
1600hrs Orientation on SOS Borneo Rhino Challenge at Mini Theatre
1900hrs Dinner at Mesilau Nature Resort
Day 3

(B, L, D)

0730hrs

Breakfast at Renanthera Restaurant
Check out and briefing on mountain climb
Allocation of mountain guides

0830hrs

Commencement of mountain climb via Mesilau Trail        
Climb to Laban Rata will take about 4-6 hours depending on your level of fitness
Stopover along the way for your packed lunch

1400hrs

Estimated time of arrival at Laban Rata
Check into accommodation

1730hrs

Free for the rest of the day
Early dinner at Laban Rata Resthouse

Day 4

(B, L, D)

0200hrs

Early morning wake up call
Start on the final leg up to the summit of Borneo!
(Climb will take about 2-3 hours)

0545hrs

Arrive at the summit in time for the sunrise over the horizon
Return to Laban Rata for breakfast and checkout
Start on your descent to Kinabalu Park via Timpohon trail

1230hrs

Estimated time of arrival at Timpohon Gate
Transfer to Liwagu Restaurant for lunch and to wait for other climbers
In the late afternoon transfer to Sabah Tea plantation for check in and overnight in traditional longhouses.
Dinner at Tea House

Day 5

(B, L, D)

 

Breakfast at Tea House
Mountain Biking Challenge

END OF CHALLENGE

  • All participants are recommended to be physically fit before considering participating on this challenge.
  • Participants are required to have basic cycling or mountain biking skills.
Recommended Items to Bring :
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunblock/Sunscream
  • Energy Food (chocolates, raisins etc)
  • Binoculars
  • Hat/Cap/Raincoat/Umbrella
  • Slippers/Sandals
  • Torch and Extra Batteries
  • Gloves (for mountain climb)
  • Windbreaker
  • Walking /Trekking shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sufficient clothing
  • Black rubbish bags
  • Personnel Toiletries and towel
  • Leech socks
  • ‘Adidas ’Kampong Shoes (for Tg. Utik sector)

Most of these items may be purchased upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu.

Selling Price: USD 900.00 per person
Rate is inclusive of meals as stated, accommodation as stated, transportation as stated, entrance fees, permits and climbing insurance. It EXCLUDES beverages (alcoholic or carbonated), camera fees and other incidental charges not mentioned in the itinerary.

~End Of Challenge~





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