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Take in All the Cultural and Natural Highlights of Beautiful Borneo

4.0 stars

borneo, malaysia

The Experience

An incredible adventure combining culture, wildlife and natural beauty. Explore Kinabalu Park and gaze up at the imposing peak of Mt Kinabalu. Come face-to-face with our closest relative, the magnificent Orangutan, in the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and cruise the rivers of Sukau in search of wildlife from exotic birds to Proboscis Monkeys. With all mentioned sightseeing included, meals as per the itinerary, and services of a specialist guide this is a tour that you won’t forget.

Why we love this holiday £450 off
  • Gaze up at the imposing peak of Mt Kinabalu
  • Encounter some of the world’s most unique wildlife including Orangutans and Proboscis Monkeys
  • English-speaking guides and entrance fees included
Selected dates between 23-Sep-2018 and 31-Oct-2019; Based on a 7 night stay leaving from Heathrow

 Included flights

 UK Departure

  • Departs: london
  • Arrives: kota kinabalu, Malaysia

 Return Flight

  • Departs: kota kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Arrives: london
 Day 2 to 8

Highlights of Borneo

4 stars
  • As Per Itinerary
  • As Per Itinerary
  • Wander amongst the habitats of man’s closest relatives
  • Marvel at the incredible biodiversity you’ll come across along your travels
  • Be educated on the historical highlights of the city of Kota Kinabalu

This great trip will take you all around the important parts of Borneo, opening your eyes to sights like no other. You’ll begin your travels in Kota Kinabalu where you will proceed to Kinabalu Park by car. When you arrive at the foot of the impressive Mt. Kinabalu, you’ll receive a crash course on the impressive biodiversity that inhabits the locality. You will also be able to test your true height tolerance when you head to Poring to bask along the treetop canopy walkways – 41 metres above the forest floor. A trip the following day to Sandakan will have you up front and personal with man’s closest relatives, the Orangutans! At Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre you’ll have the opportunity to witness the magical feeding of an Orangutan at the feeding platform. After all of this you’ll take a boat cruise trip to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you can observe the spectacular scenery of the Mangrove Forest. Your next day will involve a trip to Sukau where you can mingle amongst the villagers and perhaps even search for the primates, birds and other wildlife that inhabit the area. Enjoy some of the historical highlights of the country when you head to Sandakan – pass the Atkinston clock tower, Dea Soka, Malaysia Monument and the North Borneo Memorial too. All of this, plus a sufficient amount of leisure time, great food and brilliant company will make this trip one to remember, for sure.

DAY 01 KOTA KINABALU – Arrival

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport by flight, meet & greet, transfer to the hotel, check-in, and rest & relax. 

Remarks:
Hotel standard check-in is 1400hrs 
Early check-in is subject to availability upon arrival

Overnight at Grandis Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

DAY 02 KOTA KINABALU [B/L]

Breakfast is served at the hotel. 0800hrs, pick up from hotel and proceed for Discover Kinabalu Park, Relax at Poring Hot Springs (approx. 9 hours)

Highlights:
After an exciting drive (winding one lanes with the occasional bumps) and passing by the paddy fields, Dusun folks’ homes located over the ridges of the Crocker Range, you’ll arrive at the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. Here, you are given a crash course on 5,000 vascular plant species, about 1,000 orchid types, 90 odd lowland mammal species, 300 over bird species, just to name a few. It is then another 40 kilometres to Poring where treetop canopy walkways suspended 41 metres above the forest floor challenge your height tolerance. Finally, relax and soak your legs in the many hot spring pools before returning to the city. 

Overnight at Grandis Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

DAY 03 KOTA KINABALU / SANDAKAN / ABAI [B/L/D]

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check-out from hotel and transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your early morning departure flight to Sandakan.

Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport, meet & greet, depart for an approximately 30 minutes drive to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. At this Centre, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs at the feeding platform and proceed to the Orang Utan Nursery. Later, continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the Centre that managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released their natural behaviors in the 2.5ha enclosed forest. 

At 1115hrs, depart Sepilok Centre transfer to jetty in Sandakan for schedule boat depart at 1200hrs, take an hour of boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. Check in Abai Jungle Lodge, late in the afternoon, you will be expecting a cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and by night falls continue the night cruise to witness the fireflies as Christmas tree. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, again experience the “Jungle at night” at our nature boardwalk to search birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with the nature guide. 

Overnight at Abai Jungle Lodge

DAY 04 ABAI / SUKAU [B/L/D]

Wake up by the calls of nature. Early morning take a river trip to Pitas Lake to observe wildlife and experience the unique of Pitas Lake. After breakfast, you are invited to join our tree planting project with the locals and enjoy a simple lunch arranged by the villagers at Abai Village. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise with to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

DAY 05 SUKAU / SANDAKAN / KOTA KINABALU [B/L]

After breakfast, river cruise down by boat back to Sandakan. Upon arrival at jetty, transfer to the airport with lunch at local restaurant en-route, for your return flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet & greet, proceed for Evening City & Market Walk (approx. 4 hours)

Highlights:
Begin your tour with some of the historical highlights of the city before ending your time wondering through the weird and wonderful markets along the waterfront. You will be collected mid-afternoon and will start your trip at ‘zero km’, the point used to measure all distances within the state of Sabah right outside the Sabah Tourism Building which is one of the three only buildings in the city that still remain relatively intact after the war. You will walk along Gaya Street and along past the Atkinson clock tower located on Australian Place. From the clock tower you will walk to Dea Soka which is the central square in the city. You will walk by Malaysia Monument which marks when Malaysia officially became Malaysia (when Malaya welcomed Sarawak and Sabah in 1963) and also pass the North Borneo Memorial which was built to remember the fallen British, Malaysia and Australian soldiers that fell during both the 1st and 2nd world wars as well as the Indonesian confrontations. From here you continue through the streets of Kota Kinabalu to the waterfront and begin your culinary adventure. There are three main markets that are set up along the waterfront permanently (a Pilipino handicraft market, a fruit market and a wet market with all sorts of weird and wonderful fresh fish). However in the evenings, around the time you will be arriving at a whole number of other little markets in makeshift tents and stalls set themselves up depending on the time of year and the weather. Finally, proceed for a local seafood dinner before transfer to check-in hotel for beach stay.

Overnight at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu

DAY 06 KOTA KINABALU [B]

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Day at leisure, rest & relax. Free to explore the resort facilities and/or enjoy the sun, sand & sea at the resort.

Overnight at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu

DAY 07 KOTA KINABALU [B] - Departure

Breakfast is served at hotel. Check–out from hotel and transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your departure flight to onwards destination.

Remarks
Hotel standard check-out is 1200hrs 
Late check-out is subject to availability on departure day
Our standard pick-up time is 3 hours before departure flight

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£1559 per person

Special Offer £450 off Sep 23 2018 - Oct 31 2019
Price for 7 nights, 2 Adults flying 21 October 2018 from Heathrow with Royal Brunei Airlines
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Departing 21 October 2018
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Price for 7 nights, 2 Adults flying 21 October 2018 from Heathrow with Royal Brunei Airlines