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Best of Borneo
Holiday Length: 11 days
Start City:
End City:
Boutique Small Group Tour
(Minimum 2 - maximum 20)
Departure Dates: Wed year round &
Sun 01 Jul - 15 Sep only
Priced from NZD3890 PP share twin


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

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


Start your day with a morning Market Walk around the city. Later, take a scenic drive towards Sabah-Beaufort. Board a cruise through the intricate mangrove system of the Garama River and see Proboscis & Macaque monkeys, the rare silver Langur, water buffalos and birds in their natural habitat. End your cruise at sunset with a natural show of thousands of glowing fireflies. (B,D)

Day 9

Kinabalu National Park


Today take a trip to Kinabalu National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site and the home of the tallest mountain in South-East Asia. Lunch at local restaurant and full day to explore, hike and observe animals, plants and the majestic views of Mt Kinabalu. (B,L)

Day 10
Kota Kinabalu - Kinabatangan River

Morning airport transfer and flight to Sandakan. Start off your discovery 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)



  • Air conditioned transfers and transport
  • Accommodation in First Class hotels (or best available)
  • Domestic flights (price subject to change)
  • small group touring (2 - 20 maximum)
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary (except camera fees)
  • meals as per itinerary

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