Borneo sea to sky

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POP­U­LAR EX­PRESS TRAVEL BASED IN Kota Kin­a­balu, the cap­i­tal of the Malaysian state of Sabah, now has a Sea to Sky pack­age that will bring you from the ocean depths in Layang-layang to the top of Mt Kin­a­balu for a climb­ing and Via Fer­rata ex­pe­ri­ence. Via Fer­rata means ‘iron road’, and it is a route where climbers are able to hook them­selves onto a steel ca­ble fixed to the rocks and use that to guide them around dif­fi­cult ter­rain. This tour will al­low you to em­bark on a one-of-a-kind jour­ney to see the unique and rich beauty of Borneo. Layang-layang Is­land has ex­cel­lent vis­i­bil­ity and reg­u­lar sight­ings of pelagic fish swim­ming in schools, such as the ham­mer­head sharks, leop­ard sharks and oc­ca­sion­ally, sil­ver­tip sharks. The 20-m deep la­goons also of­fer crea­tures to be dis­cov­ered in­clud­ing sea­horses, cut­tle­fish and pipefish. Whale sharks and orcas have all been seen over the last few years although these sight­ings are rarer. More­over, bot­tlenose dol­phins fre­quently fol­low the dive boats to each location. Mean­while, Mt Kin­a­balu is a revered moun­tain for lo­cals and at­tracts many tourists year-after-year. Last year in June, it suf­fered an earth­quake that dis­lodged rocks at the peak, trag­i­cally tak­ing the lives of tourists and their guides. The two Via Fer­rata routes were closed but after fever­ish re­build­ing ef­forts, both Walk The Torq and Low’s Peak Cir­cuit re­opened in De­cem­ber 2015. After your de­scent from Low’s Peak and an un­for­get­table sun­rise, you will meet your Moun­tain Torq Via Fer­rata trainer and start your tour at the height of 3,668m. The views from the moun­tain while you are hang­ing off a boul­der are spec­tac­u­lar and not for the faint-hearted. But those who have the courage to com­plete the course will be im­mensely re­warded. This of­fer is valid un­til Au­gust 31, 2016. Men­tion Ac­tion Asia for an ex­clu­sive 5% dis­count when you email info@pop­u­lar­ex­press.com

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