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Best of Borneo
   
Holiday Length: 11 days
Start City:
Kuching
End City:
Sandakan
Private Holiday

Departure Dates: Daily
 

Discover the natural paradise of the giant island of Borneo - the 3rd largest in the world, sitting between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei.

Explore white sandy beaches, the abundant rainforest, exotic fauna and flora, but also centuries of multi-ethnic coexistence of exciting indigenous cultures.

 

Day 1
Kuching
 

Welcome to Borneo. Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon begin your exploration with a city tour of Kuching – visit the old white Rajah Buildings, open markets, temples, mosques and the Sarawak Museum.

   
Day 2 Kuching - Batang Ai
 

This morning drive to Batang Ai. En-route visit the Semenggoh Orang Utan Reserve, a traditional open market in Serian City and a Pepper Farm. Continue to Lachau Village, home of the Iban tribe and browse local handicrafts. Later transfer to Batan Ai jetty and onto the resort by boat. (B,D)

   
Day 3
Batang Ai
 

This morning depart by traditional longboat to visit the Batang Ai Longhouse, an authentic dwelling of the local Iban tribe. Have lunch at the Longhouse and discover the history, lifestyle & traditions of these friendly people. (B,L,D)

   
Day 4

Batang Ai - Kuching

 

Travel by boat & overland back to Kuching. Evening at leisure in Kuching. (B)

   
Day 5

Kuching - Mulu National Park


Morning airport transfer and flight to Mulu. This afternoon start your exploration of Mulu National Park – walk to Lang Cave, the largest cave passage in the world, see the impressive stalactites & stalagmites and continue to the adjacent Deer Cave to view "Lincoln Profile." Evening return trek through the jungle back to the resort. (B,D)

   
Day 6
Mulu National Park

This morning take a boat ride to reach Wind Cave & Clearwater Cave. Explore the "King's Room" and the various limestone formations inside the caves. This afternoon take a walk on the Mulu Canopy Skywalk – the longest in the world! (B,D)

   
Day 7
Mulu National Park - Kota Kinabalu
 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

   
Day 8

Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park

  Today travel through paddy fields and local villages to Mount Kinabalu, towering at 4,000 metres above lush tropical jungle.  Hike upwards on one of the trails to uncover spectacular views from the top.  After lunch at a local restaurant descent the mountain and continue with a visit of the Botanical Gardens.  Dinner and overnight at Kundasang. (B,L,D)
   
Day 9

Poring - Labuk Bay - Sandakan

 

This morning explore Kipungit waterfall and hike a nature trail perched at 500 metres above sea level towards a unique canopy walk suspended among trees at 40 m above the forest floor.  Continue for Labuk Bay Scantuary to encounter the funky looking Proboscis monkeys - a species unique to Borneo.  Overnight in Sandakan. (B)

   
Day 10
Sandakan - Kinabatangan River
 

Start the day with a visit to the new Bornean Sun Bear Conservation & Rescue Centre. Continue to Sipelok, the world's largest Orang Utan Rehabilitation centre. Later, drive through local villages and green rainforest to the lodge for check in & rest. Late afternoon take a cruise along the Kinabatangan River to observe elephants, hornbills, gibbons and many birds. (B,L,D)

   
Day 11
Kinabatangan River - Sandakan
 

Early this morning drive to Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and soak in the peaceful sunrise river atmosphere. After breakfast at the lodge, overland back to Sandakan, and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

   

INCLUSIONS:





  • Private air conditioned transfers and transport
  • Accommodation in First Class hotels (or best available)
  • Domestic flights (price subject to change)
  • Professional private English speaking local guides
  • Private sightseeing, activities, meals and entrance fees (except camera fees) as per itinerary
   

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