( 27 JUNE – 1 JULY)

Long Pa’ Sia’, Sabah

Located in the South-west corner of Sabah, Long Pa’ Sia’ is located close to the border of Kalimantan, Indonesia. The local population sits at around 800, the majority of whom are Lundayeh ethnicity. The elevation is around 1,000m above sea level on the Maligan Highlands and adjacent to payeh Maga, home to the Black Oriole, an endemic bird of Borneo. The stunning landscape is planted with rice paddy field and is the predominant crop for the community. More recently ecotourism had become an important alternative livelihood for local community members. If you are fascinated by plants Long Pa’ Sia’ is renowned for its diversity of orchid species, as well as pitcher plants which can be found in abundance in Kerangas Park and in forests around Ulu Padas. Long Pa’ Sia shares its boundary with Long Semadoh and Kraya Induk (Indonesia).


  • Sabah
  • Long Pa’ Sia’


*information available upon request

Facilities & Services

*information available upon request


*information available upon request

Day 1

Transfer from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah to selected hotel. Evening Ice breaking dinner, safety briefing and itinerary run-through. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.


Day 2

3 hours taxi trip to Sipitang from Kota Kinabalu. Expedition continues to Long Pa’ Sia’ for 4 hours via 4-wheel-drive (4WD). Participants to settle in at homestays in Long Pa’ Sia’ and enjoy a welcome dinner by the local people. Overnight in the village.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

Participants will trek into Long Pa’ Sia’s forests and view ancient monuments such as the Giant Rock Table, giant Agathis trees, the crocodile mound and the serpent mound. Participants can also indulge in other local activities and dinner will be served by the villagers. Overnight at the village’s homestay.

    Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

Travel all the way to Kota Kinabalu City or Kota Kinabalu International Airport on a 7-hour journey and overnight in a hotel.

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5

Travel to the airport and off to home or the next destination.  



All accommodations, meals, activities and guide as specified in programme. 


Accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, spending money, tips & gratuities.

What to Bring?

Head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, your favorite trekking snacks, raincoat, sunglasses, binocular, leech socks, dry-bag, good walking/trekking shoes, personal toiletries including towel, personal medication, swimwear, basic first aid kit and cash (no ATM).

Responsible Traveler

Be aware that you will be in a reserved area and a sensitive environment. Consider your actions:

  • Cut out plastic – remove and recycle plastic packaging before coming into the area
  • Bring rechargeable batteries as disposable batteries leach toxic chemicals as they degrade in a landfill, and recycling facilities are scarce in areas like the Malaysian Borneo
  • Bring your own metal water bottle – you can fill up at the eating area instead of purchasing bottled water
  • If you smoke, never throw your cigarette butts on the ground or in the forest – dispose of them in ashtrays or bins.
  • During outdoor and nature activities, take your cues from the expert local guides. Follow their instructions when observing wildlife. Be aware that you may need to take extra care in these areas to respect the natural environment.




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