Mulu Caves network has among the largest caves chamber and the longest caves in the world. There are 300km of explored caves, providing spectacular sight and exhilarating cave experience.
The massive limestone outcropping at Gunung Mulu National Park are honeycombed with caves, carved over millions of years by the run off from tropical downpours. There are number of interesting and exciting caves with cater to both amateurs and adventurer caving enthusiast.
Taking into consideration of the degrees of difficulty and time to explore the numerous, the National Park had chosen a number of caves to be the show caves.
These show caves are chosen based on their uniqueness and sheer beauty.
These show caves can be visited as day trip from the Park HQ, accessible by plank walks and concrete paths. Spotlights are strategically located to highlight the interesting features inside these mulu caves.
All visitors to the park are not permitted to enter any Mulu caves without being accompanied by a Licensed Park Guide. You can join any of the daily tour of the show caves once you have registered yourself with the Park office and paid the Park entry fee and Guide fee.
These Show Caves are:-
Deer Cave which is a through-going-passage is also the home of the world largest bat colony. They make a spectacular sight, emerging from the cave foraging for food around dusk between 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Bat Cam were installed inside the cave to give you the inside view of the colony.
A short distance from the Deer Cave is the smallest of the show caves… the Lang Cave. There is good opportunity for sighting of the cave dwellers…Bats, Swiftlets and even cave dwelling snake due to the cave size and is well lit.
Spotlights are strategically positioned to highlight the interesting features of the stalactites and stalagmites.
Clearwater Cave which is the longest cave in Asia, measuring some 107km is located along the Melinau River. Getting there is either by the 4km nature trail or a boat rides up the Melinau River.
Just before the Clearwater Cave is the Wind Cave. Usually the tour of Wind Cave is combined together with Clearwater Cave, as Wind Cave is part of the Clearwater Cave system.
Normally the tour would start at Wind Cave and continue to Clearwater Cave and ended at the picnic area where you can take a refreshing dip at the crystal clear stream before heading back to the Park Hq.
After seeing the show caves, often the visitors want to know more about the vast Mulu caves system. The National Park Department have identified a number of suitable sites to cater for this demand and satisfy the curious.
These sites have no plank walk, concrete paths and also no lighting. The caves in this category are divided into vary degree of difficulty, from easy to advanced. You also required to have a basic knowledge of technical rope work as abseiling and climbing is involved.
If you want to attempt these Mulu caves, you also required proper clothing, and caving equipment which is available for rent at the Park HQ. You must also be physically fit to attempt this journey.
These are some of the Adventure Caving sites available are:-
It doesn’t matter what is your caving experience as you can choice which of the Mulu Caves tour that is suitable for you. If you still an amateur caver or just learning, the Show caves are for you, but if you are more adventurous and looking to test your caving skill, the Adventure caving is yours for taking.
Either way, you must always engage the service of the Licensed Park Guide at all time you are on caving trip. You can get more details schedule, the required fees and other requirement from the Gunung Mulu National Park Office. You can also contact the local tour operator about Mulu Caves tour packages.
For accommodation you can either stay at Royal Mulu Resort or at Gunung Mulu National Park.
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