Headhunters’ Trail 5D4N
Mulu National Park Tours

Headhunters’ Trail 5D4N

Price from MYR 2700 per person
Duration 5 days, 4 nights
Discover the show caves of Mulu National Park, climb the Pinnacles and trek the headhunters’ trail on a 5 day/4 night tour of the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Day 1 Arrive Mulu – Deer & Lang Caves

Arrive Mulu airport in the morning and transfer to the park accommodation for check in. Free at leisure to explore the Mulu Park’s interpretation centre and have lunch (on own account). Deer Cave is the world’s largest cave passage. Its scale its awesome and you are in no doubt how huge it is when you arrive at the cave entrance. The entrance of the cave is 150 m wide and 120 m high. Nowhere in this massive cave is the roof less than 90 m high. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, a perfect profile of President Lincoln can be observed. Next to Deer Cave is Langs Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. After viewing the two caves, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave. Most evenings at sundown, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Then trek back to the park HQ by torchlight and return to accommodation.

Day 2 Wind & Clearwater Caves – Camp 5 (B/L/D)

0845 hours depart the park HQ and proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave with its impressive ‘King’s Chamber’. Here, stalactites and stalagmites with delicate lace-like patterns are found. A short walk along a plankwalk next to the limestone cliff followed by a climb up approximately 250 concrete steps and you arrive at the entrance to Clearwater Cave. Like most caves in Mulu, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for unique species of plants.  One of these, the one-leafed plant can only be found at Mulu. Photo-sensitive algae grow on certain rocks and produce needle-like formations that point towards the source of light. Near Clearwater Cave there is a wonderful swimming area shaded by giant rainforest trees. Enjoy a simple picnic or packed lunch. After lunch proceed to Long Litut (1 hr boat ride). Start trekking to Camp 5 (3 hrs) through a mixed dipterocarp and riparian forest. Overnight at Camp 5 which offers basic dormitory accommodation with basic common toilet facilities.

Day 3 Gunung Api / Pinnacles (B/L/D)

Following breakfast, start to scale Gunung Api for the limestone pinnacles. The climb is very challenging and taxing and will take about 4-5 hours. Arrive at the Pinnacles’ viewpoint in time for a packed lunch. Descend back to Camp 5 and overnight.

Day 4 Camp 5 – Kuala Terikan – Iban Longhouse (B/L/D)

Trek to Kuala Terikan (5 hrs). Proceed down river by boat to Rumah Penghulu Sigah Iban longhouse. The journey takes 2-3 hours, depending on the water level. Overnight in the longhouse.

Day 5 Nanga Medamit – Limbang Airport (B)

After breakfast depart the longhouse and travel by road  (2½ hrs) to Limbang. Drop off at the airport for departure flight.

Trip Notes


1 night at Longhouse Room at park HQ (twin sharing), 2 nights at Camp 5 (dormitory with bedding and mosquito nets provided), 1 night stay at longhouse, tours & transfers (arrival transfer in Mulu and departure transfer in Limbang), meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner) and guiding on tours with an English-speaking guide.


Air tickets to Mulu/from Limbang and out of Limbang, optional activities, alcoholic beverages, other items not mentioned.


2 adults per order

Single Person

Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information


Note: Accommodation for this is tour is a Longhouse Room at the park HQ.
Accommodation upgrade: RM 25 per person per night for Garden Bungalow or Rainforest Lodge room. RM 185 per person per night for Mulu Marriott. In the grey booking form above select the number of guests and tour date and then press Book Now. Accommodation upgrade options for the tour will then appear.
If you arrive in the morning and are staying at the Marriott you will transferred from the airport to the hotel. You will then be picked up from the hotel at 1400 hours and transferred to the park HQ for the afternoon walk and tour of Deer Cave on day 1. On Day 2 you will be picked up at the Marriott at 0830 hours.

Recommended Flights

Kuching to Mulu. There are direct flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays. Kuching (KCH) – Mulu (MZV) on MASWings MH3823 (Dep 1120, Arr 1255).
Miri to Mulu. There are twice daily flights. Take the morning flight. Miri (MYY) – Mulu (MZV) on MASWings MH3630 (Dep 0925, Arr 0955).
Kota Kinabalu to Mulu. There are 3 direct flights a week. However, the Kota Kinabalu to Mulu flight arrives too late in the afternoon for this small group tour. If you are coming from Kota Kinabalu you would need to arrive the day before to join this small group tour or take a private tour. If you arrive from Kota Kinabalu and take a private tour, you will proceed straight from the airport to the park HQ and begin the walk to Deer Cave. The Deer & Wind Cave tour may be slightly rushed in order to arrive at the platform area for the Bat exodus.


There is a surcharge of RM 10 per kilogram if you wish to send any baggage to Limbang so you do not have to carry it along the trail. This is paid to guide in Mulu.

We operate fixed departure Headhunters' Trail small group tours on Saturdays. We can arrange private tours on any day. Please email us on info@borneoadventure.com to arrange a tour on dates not shown in the booking engine.

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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Abraham Lincoln’s profile at Deer Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. 40-50 metre high limestone pinnacles jutting out from Mount Api in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. Stalagmites and stalactites in Langs Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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