Things to see and do
The walk to the Canopy is again very easy as it's all along a boardwalk but the actual Canopy Walk, which is 480 metres long, can be disconcerting for those afraid of heights. Apparently it is possible to see animals sometimes at the canopy but we saw none when we went on the 10:00 walk. If ... read more
The Night Shift does exactly what it says on the tin; it's a night walk. Again, it's a pretty easy walk as it's all on boardwalks. If you don't have a torch then your guide will provide one. On the night we went, there wasn't much wildlife around as it had rained a couple of hours beforehand ... read more
The Pinnacles are the iconic image of Mulu National Park. Their jaggedy edges rise up out of Gunung Api like a spear coming out the top of a blow pipe so it stands to reason that the Pinnacles Trek must be booked at least a week in advance and more during peak season. It starts at the park HQ ... read more
The trek to the top of Gunung Mulu is not to be taken lightly. It requires a lot of walking -- sometimes up to eight hours in a day. The whole trek is 24 kilometres long and reaches an altitude of 2,377 metres; my maths isn't great but that's a whole lot of steep. You will be sleeping in ... read more
Mulu is very much the flagship tourist destination of Sarawak, and for good reason: it is breathtakingly beautiful in parts. However, it would be wise to realise a few things before going as a healthy dose of managing expectations will contribute to the e ... read more
The walk to Deer and Lang's Cave is unspectacular and it's all on boardwalks. The guide will sometimes stop and point out interesting plants but this is an otherwise uninspiring walk through secondary jungle. Once you get to the caves though things really start to look up. You arrive at the bat ... read more
Unlike the journey to the Deer and Lang's cave, the trip to the Wind and Clearwater Caves is done by long boat (for which an extra 30 ringgit is charged). On your way there is a stop-off at Batu Bungan, a Penan resettlement area where you are invited to buy souvenirs or try your hand at using a ... read more
If you find yourself with a spare half a day, then the Paku Waterfall walk is well worth the time. We say that if only because you won't be part of a group of 10 to 15 people! The walk itself is pretty easy as there are no elevation gains but part of it is on a well-marked trail that isn't ... read more
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