Sandakan Death March, Borneo Trek

Trek Details

From trekking through some of the oldest and most spectacular undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world and climbing the majestic heights of Mount Kinabalu, to walking in the footsteps of our Australian heroes of the Sandakan-Ranau marches, Executive Excellence’s Borneo-Sandakan Adventure delivers an unparalleled experience for any intrepid traveller. This trip provides a unique and personal journey of fulfilment and enrichment in one of the most amazing trekking destinations on earth.

You will be inspired by the stories of gallantry and determination of the Australian and British POW’s who perished on this hot wartime track. These men never gave up. They may have been forced to surrender their bodies but never their will, never their indomitable spirit. Unlike ANZAC Cove, Kokoda, Crete and the Somme, Sandakan is one of the least known and least commemorated events in Australia’s proud wartime history.

In 2013, EE honours these largely forgotten men with our ANZAC pilgrimage to Borneo to pay homage to our fallen heroes.

Departure Dates

Contact EE directly to express your interest and see our EE calendar to view dates of upcoming treks.

Price & Inclusions

Price on application – ex Brisbane *Flight upgrades and single supplement available.

Contact EE to obtain pricing.

Price will depend on numbers – min 8 participants required.

Your trek costs include:

  • Twin share five-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu
  • six week adventure fitness preparation program
  • All meals while on adventure
  • All transfers in country
  • Professional trek leader and medic
  • Guest house accommodation on the march
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Trek gear including back pack, sleeping bag, trek shirt
  • Coach transfers
  • Entry to War Memorials

Private Group Departures

Private Sandakan departures are available for family groups, organisations, sporting teams and groups of friends over any 10 day inclusive period. All you require is a minimum of 10 people.

Contact Executive Excellence for more information on our Private Sandakan Group offering.


Day 1 Late departure to Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2 Arrive in Kuala Lumpur and transfer to Kota Kinabalu.Briefing and dinner.
Day 3 Fly to Sandakan, visit war memorial and commence acclimatisation walk.
Day 4 Start trek in primary rainforest and adjoin the original track of the Death March.
Day 5 Walk the Death March route.
Day 6 Final walk to Ranau and visit POW camp.
Day 7 Memorial Service held.Commence ascent of Mt Kinabalu as our final mark of respect.
Day 8 Final ascent to the peak of Mt Kinabalu.
Day 9 Recovery day at resort prior to return flight to Brisbane.
Day 10 Arrive in Brisbane.


Six weeks remote or supervised.

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