SPIRIT OF BORNEO
THE SPIRIT OF BORNEO EXPEDITION

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3RD SEPTEMBER UNTIL 13TH SEPTEMBER

We have teamed up with Elite Survival Training to offer this incredible package out to Borneo. If you would like to experience one of the most wildest places on earth then get in touch.

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The Spirit of Borneo expedition is a professionally led 12 day adventure. We’ve designed this expedition to give you an unforgettable taste of the Spirit of Borneo. You’ll enjoy a sensational trekking experience and you’ll experience living with the indigenous Penan tribe in the heart of the oldest rainforest in the world.

INTRODUCTION TO BORNEO.

Borneo is the world’s third largest island. Shrouded in mystery, dense rain forests cover large areas of this remote mountainous land mass. This primary rain-forest is one of the oldest and most diverse on the planet. The island comprises the three countries of Sarawak (East Malaysia), Sabah, Brunei as well as Kalimantan (Indonesia). It is a land where forest people live as they have done for hundreds of years.

Borneo itself has an incredibly rich biodiversity with 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees, more than 200 species of terrestrial mammals and over 400 species of birds.

NINE DAYS IN THE SARAWAK JUNGLE

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Each day you will explore classic forest waterfalls, going back to basics and getting to know the life of a semi-nomadic tribesman.

You’ll explore deep into the interior of Borneo, meeting the island’s ancient tribe, the Penan. This mysterious and elusive people are the masters of jungle survival. They have proudly preserved their ancient bush craft skills and jungle traditions. They will share with you their some of their life-secrets – from fishing with nets to hunting with blowpipes.
The expedition will be delving into one of the most remote corners of Borneo, into South East Sarawak. From there, you’ll make your way into the remote northern jungle interior. This area of primary rainforest is home to the incredible and fascinating Penan. Numbering just a few thousand, the Penan are one of the last nomadic rainforest tribes. They can only be found if you’re willing to trek into the most remote corners of the Sarawak jungle.

For the next week you will enjoy the privilege of living the Penan life. Trekking through their traditional forest home will give you the unique experience of learning how the Penan tribe flourish; how they use their unique survival techniques to live comfortably within the rainforest environment. Your diet will be supplemented with copious quantities of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables – all locally sourced.

As each day passes, you will learn more and understand how to conduct yourself safely in the jungle. Each day will become an increasingly familiar pattern of waking, eating, packing and trekking. You’ll enjoy refreshing rest stops along the way by stunning rivers and waterfalls. You and your guides will be the only people for hundreds of miles around. Every night, before dusk, you will set up your wild camp in a different part of the forest. Your guides will cook supper on open fires before the sounds of the forest will send you to sleep.

Don’t expect creature comforts. You won’t be living the life of a tourist. What you can expect is a truly uplifting learning experience – an adventure in the heart of a fast-disappearing tropical culture. Although your experience will, at times be tough, we’ll make sure that it’s both exciting and memorable. There will be new friendships forged and you’ll enjoy a wonderful sense of camaraderie. Our team’s number one priority will be safety. We’ll also ensure that everyone spends the most unforgettable and enjoyable time.

By sharing the lives of the Penan, you will be helping directly to support their community. You will be contributing to the understanding and the preservation of an ancient civilisation and the magnificent environment that sustains them.

WHO CAN DO THIS TRIP?

The Expedition is open to all abilities. There will be some activities that you will handle easily and others that you will push yourself on, but at the end you will have a feeling like no other: the sense of achievement, personal gain and adrenaline will be second to none.

A COMPLETELY UNIQUE TRIP

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The Borneo Expedition is also incredibly diverse. Some days you will feel the intense pangs of adrenaline run through your veins as you experience an activity you have never done before. Some days the sense of achievement will be overwhelming as you complete an activity as a team: you will simply not be able to stop smiling!
This is an incredible opportunity and the great thing is that it is open to ANYONE. As long as you have a reasonable level of fitness (i.e. regularly walk in the hills), enjoy adventurous and sporting activities and are up for a personal challenge.

SAFETY, LEADERSHIP & BACK-UP

Safety and good leadership with activities run and managed by professionals is paramount, and is the key to every Elite Survival Expedition. Each activity will be run by local specialist operators who are all fully certified in their own activities. In most cases these individuals are experts in their field and have been handpicked by Elite Survival own technical team. All the guides, drivers will know the area and country well.
There will be a back-up team of Elite Leaders, guides and cooks behind the scenes. They will work tirelessly to meet you at the end of every day to help set up your camp, provide expertise and above all a hearty meal!
The Elite Survival team will not force anyone to do every activity. Although unusual, there may be times when an activity needs to be skipped by an individual on safety grounds.

WHO SHOULD SIGN UP?

Safety and good leadership with activities run and managed by professionals is paramount, and is the key to every Elite Survival Expedition. Each activity will be run by local specialist operators who are all fully certified in their own activities. In most cases these individuals are experts in their field and have been handpicked by Elite Survival own technical team. All the guides, drivers will know the area and country well.

There will be a back-up team of Elite Leaders, guides and cooks behind the scenes. They will work tirelessly to meet you at the end of every day to help set up your camp, provide expertise and above all a hearty meal!

The Elite Survival team will not force anyone to do every activity. Although unusual, there may be times when an activity needs to be skipped by an individual on safety grounds.

Anyone who has a love of the outdoors and doesn’t like sitting on a beach all holiday.
Anyone who has never had the chance to experience adventure sports in a controlled yet challenging environment.
Anyone who wants to come back with the best dinner party stories ever and extraordinary tales of adventure and fun, second to none.
Anyone who simply wants to have the trip of a lifetime.
Any person, Company or Group that wants to use the Borneo Expedition as the perfect training ground for team building.

We understand the beauty of expeditions and the importance they have in everyone’s busy lives. We also understand the need to offer incredible value for money and excel in providing safe expeditions, which maximise the environment you are going to.
If you are anything like those on the Elite team, you will be the type of person who likes to do something active to relax. Of course there will be times in the evening watching sunsets with a beer in hand and feet up, but you also want to be prepared to crack on, full of energy, for what the next day has in store.
Elite Survival believes in team work and will do all it can to ensure this is one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have. Our aim is for you leave our expeditions wanting more.

TRAINING MEETING

We all aim to get together in Northampton, one month before departure. This session will typically last a few hours and is a great chance to meet all those going on your trip, obtain important information and advice on kit, insurance and preparation from the Elite team, as well as get excited and inspired for the forthcoming adventure.
We will email the date for this once you have signed up and are confirmed on the expedition.

DURATION

12 days

FLIGHTS

International flights are not included. Flights to Mirri International Sarawak Borneo airport from London start at £750 return.
All Internal flights, guides, permits , 4×4 jeeps, meals within the jungle and hotels are included. Hotel evening meals and drinks are not included.

DATES

3rd September to the 13th September 2017
Price for Spirit of Borneo Expedition: £1,395.00 per person.

GROUP SIZE

Only 13 places are available for this trip which will be accompanied by two expedition leaders.

       

About Us

 

Our MISSION: To positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible.

Our aim is to provide fun, challenging events to positively develop companies, teams and individuals.

Get in touch

 

To find out more about Adventure Fitness use the links below

Phone: 07870 908373
Email:  info@adventurefitnesslimited.co.uk