Mulu World Heritage Area
Mulu World Heritage Area
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National Parks • Caverns & Caves • Geologic Formations
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The forested mountains feature spectacular razor-edged pinnacles and hide one of the largest limestone cave systems in the world.
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TheGrebes
35 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Stayed 3 nights inside the park in the garden bungalows. Spacious, clean comfortable units, good bathrooms plenty of hot water. No internet and limited mobile reception. On site restaurant serves an excellent breakfast and good meals thru the rest of the day. A little more expensive than eating out in other parts of Malaysia, but very convenient, especially as the other eateries outside the park gate are seemingly only open during the tourist peak. We did the 3 "tourist" cave trips ... Deer/Lang and saw the bats streaming out in the evening ... An amazing sight, but only if it's not raining...the bats won't exit the cave in the wet. Went up the river in a long boat to Clearwater/Wind which was also nice. You are taken to a handcraft village on the way and can buy trinkets n you wish, but no hard sell or pressure. Also did Fastlane cave which was our favourite. Parties limited to 6 people (20 In others) and a much more "natural" feeling cave with no artificial lighting (bring your own light). Saw a lot of bats, swiftlets and a racer snake deep in the cave. Did the canopy walk which was nice but didn't spot any birds or animals. Some parks of the walkway are looking a bit old. Saw a vast array of fascinating bugs and creepy crawlies on the handrails in the park. Had planned to do the night walk but a massive thunder storm put paid to that. This was the best of our Malaysian experiences to date...all staff were extremely helpful. The park is well looked after with only jungle noises after dark. Highly recommended.
Written 4 June 2023
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Voyage54437161449
Malaysia1 contribution
Apr 2023
Finally made it to Mulu Caves after years of talking about it and it was more amazing than what we imagined! Took connecting MAS flights, KLIA-MIRI-Mulu so that we didn't have to deal with checking in luggage again at Miri. Stayed 3 nights at the lovely Marriott Mulu and booked our trips through them as well to save time. On our first evening, we saw multiple swarm of bats while chilling at the resort's pool! All four show caves were simply majestic in their own ways. Photos just can't capture the beauty of what we saw. The trails are well maintained and the caves were well lit. The 9 to 12 years old kids were equally entertained and did not even complained when we hiked over 21km to cover 3 places in one day. There were hardly any mosquitoes, thanks to the bats. The canopy walk was simply amazing though we only saw insects and lizards. Our guide said animals and birds only come out when the trees are fruiting.

Plan and book your tours in advance to avoid disappointment. Don't miss this place if you're in Borneo!
Written 11 April 2023
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Diane R
Madison, WI21 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A must do if visiting Borneo (either from Sarawak or Sabah) - impressive virgin forest, limestone karsts and amazing caves (4 famous one all different). Watching swarm of bats exit Deer Cave at dust was amazing. The National Park arranges all the trips - we paid less than $100 for both of us to do main trips - SO worth it. Extremely well maintained park with friendly/helpful staff and guides. We stayed at Mulu Marriott, which was a little more high end but amazing value with great hangout areas and wonderful staff/service - definitely worth the $96/nt (pool is now back in service and wonderful for a dip after cave visits).
Written 26 January 2023
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M Shaf
Melaka, Malaysia17 contributions
Aug 2022
The only missing part from previous visits (this is my 4th visit) is that the trail from Park HQ to Clear Water is no longer accessible at the last section connecting to the entrance of Wind Cave. So, it is not possible to hike on your own to Clear Water anymore for swimming (you could still take one of the package to Clear Water with 2 cave visits). Another thing I notice is that the number of bats (coming out of the main entrance of Lang Cave and Deer Cave) are much less than before (the weather was good). Previously I could see never ending snake-like streams streams of bats exodus (within the short window). Now only occasionally coming into view. Perhaps the bats prefer other entrances. Hopefully the Park monitors the population of the bats. Still a great place to visit/re-visit. New chalet accommodation units are good addition.
Written 2 September 2022
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N Shakirah A
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Jun 2022 • Friends
Kudos to our guide named One and Nick, who guided us through base camp 1 till 4 and reaching the Mulu Mt. summit safely on 4th of June till 7th June. Also kudos to guide named Jonas and Kenneth who assist us twice climbing up Mulu Pinnacles view point on 9th & 10th June (1st day was raining heavily, so the hike was stopped after 80% of climbing.) A bit disappointed with a guide named I****l who should be guiding us to the clearwater cave tour on 8th June (we were a bit late, only manage to catch the last tour. But we arrived much earlier than our guide. However, once he arrived, He left us unguided, and for us to found out that he was with a group of foreigners. So, unprofessional of him treating locals differently.
Written 20 June 2022
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CLEMENT T
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Dec 2021 • Family
While filming, I was almost killed by a falling rotten tree trunk on my way to Deer Cave on 17/12/2021 afternoon. The park management failed to ensure the safety of their visitors. There are so many rotten dead tree trunks still standing along the cemented path. I had reported the incident to the park office together with photos and my video clip to the manager, Mdm Lucy. Her only explanation was that presently the park is short of staff because of Covid Pendemic. Based on the video clip recorded, the tree trunk just landed few feet from me.
Written 19 December 2021
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775traveller
NSW252 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I loved it but be aware that it is remote (1 flight in and out every few days) and In the village there's a doctor, and that's it.
We took a few tours (night, deer Cave, canopy walk) and all the guides were great. They were very informative and enthusiastic. After Deer Cave, we waited for the bat exodus but it didn't happen due to the torrential rain (in July, the dry season). We were left to make our own way home which is easy if you follow the boardwalk with lighting. However, in the rain on a slippery boardwalk, accidents can happen and there's no phone reception or guide there for the 45 minute walk back to head quarters. If anyone needs medical attention, you're on your own.
We booked when we got there and whilst we did have to do 2 tours in one day, we didn't miss out on the ones we wanted but it would be preferable to book before you go.
I recommend all the tours, they were all very different, and all great.
Written 19 January 2020
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Genevieve123456
Cairns, Australia52 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Outstanding! The rainforest was beautiful. We didn’t see too much big wildlife but it didn’t matter too much as the small wildlife was weird and totally wonderful. We saw so many interesting insects and even some snakes.
Written 31 December 2019
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yippi312
Singapore, null, Singapore271 contributions
Dec 2019
Visited the World Heritage site in the end of the year which happened to be the Monsoon season and low tourist attendance. In a way you got the whole jungle for yourself. Got to experience a wet tropical rain forest. The nature reserve park is beautiful and majestic.
Written 15 December 2019
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Jacqueline L
10 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Seeing the various caves formation, bats habitat, clear stream flowing from inside, windy and cool channels from turn to turn, its just unforgettable.
Written 27 November 2019
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