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Borneo Adventure Sabah and Sarawak

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Prepare to experience an adventure like no other as you make your way across Borneo with this fully comprehensive tour. You’ll begin this amazing trip with an expedition to Selingan Island – a magical place where you can swim and snorkel in the picturesque waters at your own leisure. The real highlight of this unique island is the opportunity to observe the turtle’s that live there. The ranger will give you a signal to see the animal’s laying eggs and also releasing the babies. Head to Sandakan next for more animal adventures. You will visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where you can see man’s closest relatives from the feeding platform and also from within the Orangutan Nursery. The final part of your animal adventure takes place in the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre – a centre that has taken on the job of improving the living conditions for the rescued sun bears, letting them roam within the vast parameters of the conserved forest. The following day you’ll enjoy a relaxing boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary, where along the way you’ll be able to observe the magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. When you head for Sukau village, you will have the opportunity to go in search of primates, birds and the other wildlife that inhabit the local area. The spectacular sights only continue when you receive the chance to observe sunrise over Mt. Kinabalu and tea plantations. This serenity will precede a Tea Factory Tour and the chance to visit the essential Sabah Tea Plantation. As well as all of these, you will also visit Poring for its treetop canopy walks; Kinbulu National Park for its nature trails and magnificent flora; Kota Kinabalu for its famous attractions; Batang Ai for the wonders of the scenic countryside; and also Kuching where you can enjoy some leisure time. Be sure not to miss out on this once in a lifetime trip to such a spectacular, unspoilt country.

  • Relax on a sandy Borneo beach Take a day at leisure to relax at Damai Beach Resort
  • Cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary Take a cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, hornbills and gibbons
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center Come face to face with rare Orangutans and Sun Bears being rehabilitated in their natural habitat ahead of their release into the wi

DAY 01 SANDAKAN – Arrival

Upon arrival at Sandakan 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 Four Points by Sheraton, Sandakan

DAY 02 SANDAKAN / SELINGAN ISLAND [B/L/D]

Breakfast is served at hotel. 0945hrs, meet at hotel lobby and transfer to jetty for boat ride to Selingan Island. It takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to the Island. Upon arrival, check into chalet and lunch at cafeteria, then free at own leisure (e.g. swimming or snorkelling). After dinner, wait for rangers signal’s to see turtle laying eggs. Reburied and releasing the baby turtles.

Overnight at Selingan Island Chalet

DAY 03 SELINGAN ISLAND / SANDAKAN / SEPILOK [B/L/D]

Depart Island for Sandakan. After breakfast, drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. At this Centre, observe man’s closest relative “the Orangutan” 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 Orangutan at 1000hrs at the feeding platform and proceed to the Orangutan 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 behaviours in the 2.5ha enclosed forest. After lunch, check in to the resort, located at one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. Be sure to be ready by 1800hrs at “The Flying Squirrel” Platform to witness these amazing creatures in action.

Overnight at MY Nature Resort

DAY 04 SEPILOK / SANDAKAN / SUKAU [B/L/D]

Breakfast is served at resort. At 1100hrs, proceed to Sandakan jetty, schedule boat depart at 1200hrs, an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. 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. Take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. 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, river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

DAY 05 SUKAU [B/L/D]

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Early morning, take a river trip to the Ox-Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river in Sabah. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then free at leisure on your own. After lunch, in the late afternoon, take another river cruise to search for more wildlife.

Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

DAY 06 SUKAU / SANDAKAN / RANAU [B/D]

After breakfast, river cruise back to Sandakan, another chance for wildlife sightings. Upon arrival at jetty, proceed for an approx. 4 hours overland transfer to Ranau for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight at Sabah Tea Resort, Ranau

DAY 07 RANAU / KOTA KINABALU [B/L]


Enjoy beautiful sunrise view of Mount Kinabalu and undulating tea plantation covered in mist as you have your breakfast at the Tea House. 0800hrs, proceed for Tea Factory Tour to see how black tea is made using today’s technology. There will be a 30 minutes conversation on teas and Sabah Tea plantation and sampling of Sabah tea with some tea bites. Onwards, proceed to to Poring where treetop canopy walkways suspended 41 metres above the forest floor challenge your height tolerance. Relax and soak your legs in the many hot spring pools before continuing to Kinabalu National Park. Work your leg muscles on one of the many nature trails. It also takes you to the Mountain Gardens where flowers bloom healthily, some that may be rare to your sight before returning to the city.

Overnight at Horizon Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

DAY 08 KOTA KINABALU / KUCHING [B]

Breakfast is served at hotel. 0800hrs, check-out from hotel and proceed for Kota Kinabalu City Discovery (approx. 4 hours)

Highlights:
Malaysia’s “Land below the Wind”, Sabah, is a vast state yet its capital, Kota Kinabalu is relatively small. This tour brings you to the defining places clustered in the city including the Atkinson Clock, which is the oldest structure in entire Sabah (since 1903), survived World War II and still serves to keep time today. Signal Hill is the city’s highest point and observation view on its deck goes as far as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands while the City Mosque is spanking new and sits surrounded by a man-made lagoon. You’ll visit the Sabah Museum where plenty artefacts lie, the Sabah Foundation building and the local handicraft market to pick up handmade souvenirs (pearls are abundant there). 

After tour, transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your departure flight to Kuching.

Upon arrival at Kuching Airport, meet & greet, transfer to the hotel, check-in, and rest & relax. 

Overnight at Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching

DAY 09 KUCHING / BATANG AI [B/L/D]

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and proceed for Deluxe Batang Ai Tour (3 days 2 nights). The journey by road to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat, 166 miles from Kuching City, passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, villages, paddy fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle as the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior. Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort.  Arrive at the Hydro Lake at Lubok Antu. Board a shuttle ferry for the resort situated on the southern bank. Check-in resort, rest & relax. Dinner is served at resort.

Overnight at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

DAY 10 BATANG AI [B/L/D]

Breakfast is served at resort. Depart for Longhouse by motorized native longboat.  The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes before reaching the Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. Enjoy a short cultural performance by the inhabitant of the longhouse followed later on by a blow pipe demonstration. Lunch will be provided. After lunch free at Leisure until your return back to the Resort via the same route. Dinner is served at resort.

Overnight at Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

DAY 11 BATANG AI / KUCHING [B/L]

Breakfast is served at the resort. Check-out and return to Kuching, local lunch will be provided en-route.

Overnight at Damai Beach Resort, Kuching

DAY 12  KUCHING [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 Damai Beach Resort, Kuching

DAY 13 KUCHING [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 Damai Beach Resort, Kuching

DAY 14 KUCHING [B] - Departure

Breakfast is served at hotel. Check–out from hotel and transfer to Kuching 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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Borneo Adventure Sabah and Sarawak

borneo adventure sabah and sarawak
  • Day 1SANDAKAN – Arrival
  • Day 2SANDAKAN / SELINGAN ISLAND [B/L/D]
  • Day 3SELINGAN ISLAND / SANDAKAN / SEPILOK [B/L/D]
  • Day 4SEPILOK / SANDAKAN / SUKAU [B/L/D]
  • Day 5SUKAU [B/L/D]
  • Day 6SUKAU / SANDAKAN / RANAU [B/D]
  • Day 7RANAU / KOTA KINABALU [B/L]
  • Day 8KOTA KINABALU / KUCHING [B]
  • Day 9KUCHING / BATANG AI [B/L/D]
  • Day 10BATANG AI [B/L/D]
  • Day 11BATANG AI / KUCHING [B/L]
  • Day 12KUCHING [B]
  • Day 13KUCHING [B]
  • Day 14KUCHING [B]

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