Mulu Caves, Sarawak is probably one of the best things I’ve done in a while. And one of the reasons I reckon is because I can totally disconnect from the Internet (and work, since I work for a web company) and just enjoy my vacation!
I guess I can call this trip an “accidental” one, really one of those sweet little surprises life brings you. As part of my work, I had to organise this trip and it was a combination of great destination and great travellers! I guess in a way, the lack of modern technology (i.e. the Internet, cable TV and even electricity to keep our phones charged) forced all of us to abandon our anti-social habits and engage in some real social interactions.
I had a great time frolicking in the wild with my new friends – playing in the rivers, walking in the forests, exploring the caves, admiring the wildlife, breathing in the fresh air, soaking up the sun and rain too, all in good company! Would I be back? Of course! I still need to do all that adventure caving courses!
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Trip Summary: 5 days in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak in May
– Flight SIN – KL (1hr)
– Flight KL – Miri (2hr)
– Overnight in Miri town
Day 2 – Day of the Waterfall
– Flight Miri – Mulu (30mins) FINALLY!
– Walk to D’Cave Guesthouse, our home for the next few days!
– Drop into National Park office (This is when you make the registration for all the guided tours. The usual ones like Cave of the Wind, Clearwater Cave, Lang Cave and Deer Cave run daily, but I’d advise you to book in advance for the more adventurous ones.)
– Paku Loop (8km) & Paku Waterfall
Day 3 – Day of the Caves
– Cave of the Winds – a natural wind tunnel
– Clearwater Cave – cave next to an amazing blue lagoon
– Lang Cave & Deer Cave – smallest & largest caves in the national park
– Bat Observatory – a spectacular show of nature’s beauty when the bats fly out of the cave in amazing formations
Day 4 – Day of the Rainforest
– Walking around the kampong + swimming in the river
– Fast Lane course, a walk in one of the adventure caving caves.
– Bat Obervatory (again! I know.. I can’t get enough of these awesome creatures)
– Night Walk
– Canopy Walk – beautiful canopy walk above the treeline
– Lunch before flight back home via Miri and KL