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“Great adventure caves”
Review of Mulu Caves

Mulu Caves
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Miri
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The show caves in the Mulu National Park offer adventure for people of all ages and fitness levels.
The easiest part is the Lang and Deer Caves which are reached from park HQ on a wooden plank walk. Since the bats exit the Deer Cave in the late afternoon the tours are scheduled to depart from HQ at around 2pm which leaves enough time to explore the caves. Concrete foot paths and sturdy wooden and metal stairs and bridges allow for easy exploration of the caves.
Unfortunately for us, there was a heavy downpour at around 4.30pm and the millions of bats did not exit the cave on that particular day.
Make sure you bring a rain poncho and a dry t-shirt for the return trip just in case you get drenched like we did. You will be back at park HQ by 7pm.

The trip to the Clearwater and Wind Caves takes a bit longer. The first part of the journey is by longboat from park HQ to the landing pier at the Melinau river at 8.30am. There is usually a stop over at a Penan long house so don't forget to bring some cash. The handicrafts are of high quality and we liked the leather wrist bands which were a big hit with our nieces and nephews.

Exploring the Clearwater and Wind Caves require climbing up a steep plank walk and wooden staircase through the limestone cliffs.
Inside the caves there are plank walks and stairs, including a new walkway along the top of Clearwater cave which offers a spectacular view. I used the setting for handheld night view on my Olympus camera and got great shots.

Lunch is usually served at the end of the tour on a wooden deck overlooking the Melinau river. Swimming in the clear and cool water fed by the underground river emerging from the cave is possible but be aware of submerged logs.

The return trip by long boat to park HQ usually takes 1/2 hour and one should reach there by 2pm.

3  Thank borneo88
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Fabulous place to visit but BEWARE! If you want to stay in the park itself you have to book and pay a deposit in advance. This must be at least 10 days before you visit. We booked, paid the deposit, sent proof of payment, however it still hadn't cleared by the time we arrived, so despite having all the evidence at my end to show them, I still had to pay full amount for the accommodation. They said they would refund the deposit and that it would take a month. It has been 6 weeks and I am still waiting... very disappointed. Also this is not world standard safety (which I like) so choose your adventures carefully :)

6  Thank J G
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

At caves feel like in a museum( especially clear water cave). .words not enough to describe but just book the flight & hotel Mulu Marroit (or national park / home stay etc). Quite a compressive info avilable on web from national park & from other reviewers. Park facilities have been upgraded & staff/guide are most organised compared my previous visit 5yrs back. This 2N/3D visit is well spent. Get prepared well (physically, mentally & equipment etc) before book your flight. There are lot activities for early age to old once. Choose those fit your interest & physical fitness.

My humble request to reviewers/ visitors, we can't blame the staff due our preparation. They are always busy ..best way to communicate thru by mail than phone calls to clarity all doubts.

My personal view, 2 days caves & bats view are the best for family. Pinnacle & adventures caving need high fitness & preparation. Rest 2 hrs walk activities are not worth, unless visitor intrested.
5yrs back we took 2D/1N (was too hectic & couldn't enjoy the time of stay) & this 3D/2N was just nice. We must be prepared for rain & flight delays.

5  Thank Patilashok
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Mulu is a remote part of Sarawak in the district of Miri, access only by 25 minutes fly by MAS Wings,the local airlines or via long boats from Marudi which may take a whole day......if the river water is shallow........No go !! No electricity, only generator sets.Many caves are still unexplore due to cost factors n being a rainforest, there are rivers in the caves n flooding can happened any time,as such exploring new caves are dangerous.Visiting the caves need a rm30.00 fees from the National Park, valid for 5 days.DEER CAVE(bats) , CLEARWATER CAVE(magnificent structures) ,LANG Cave ( smaller with more breath taking structures) all visits must be guided .

5  Thank mohzan
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Mulu on a 2 day trip after going to Niah caves - please note that although Mulu is amazing Niah is a lot better, easier to access and ALOT cheaper
You can only get to Mulu by plane - a short 30 minute flight from Miri
There is limited accommodation, non of which is cheap and unless you stay in the big expensive hotel you will only have electricity from 6pm to Midnight and no hot water or air conditioning
However saying that we did enjoy our Kampung style accommodation and temperatures do drop at about 2am
The caves are very impressive however our guide was rushing us through them and only ever stopped to point out the touristy bits which was a disappointment
The bat exodus was really good but we did have to sit around and wait for nearly 2 hours (due to our guide rushing us about)
All the caves were very interesting and well laid out with good walkways for tourists

6  Thank Catjlyn
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