06 Dec Adventure Holidays in Borneo, Malaysia fr. £1,595pp
Perfect for couples, families or honeymooners in search of an authentic, adventure holiday, holidays in Borneo offer the complete package. Get up, close and personal with the wildlife of Borneo’s jungle including orang-utan and monkeys. Take a tour of the rainforest and get an amazing view from the high canopy walkways. This 10-day Borneo Adventure holiday encounters wildlife, stunning mountain vistas including South East Asia’s highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, lets you relax in hot springs and spend time on the beach, snorkelling or watching the baby turtles. You’ll explore the culture and charms of Kuching with its bustling streets and markets. Cruise by longboat soaking up views of traditional village-life and paddy fields with its scenic mountain backdrop. Spend time with the local Iban tribe in a jungle longhouse to discover ancient tradition and crafts. Holidays in Borneo offer great adventure, culture, beaches and stunning scenery all in one island destination.
Borneo Adventure Holidays Highlights:
- Discover the rainforest and see orang-utan and turtles in their natural habitat
- Get a unique view of the rainforest from stunning canopy walkways
- Spend time with Iban tribe forest-trackers
- Relax at idyllic Selingan Turtle Island
- Cruise the Lemonak River by traditional longboat
- Visit South East Asia’s highest peak, Mount Kinabalu
- Explore bustling Kuching, Borneo’s most sophisticated and cultural city
Price per person sharing a double / twin from £1,595
- Return international flights from London
- Domestic flight as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation for 9 nights as per itinerary.
- Daily breakfast, 8 lunches & 5 dinners.
- Service of an English-speaking driver/guide.
- Entrance fees / Park fees wherever applicable.
- All transfers.
- All tours & transfers are based on private basis wherever applicable.
- Guide / Driver tipping.
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
- Camera / Video fees.
- Optional tours /activities.
- Incidental charges such as room service, mini bar, telephone charge, laundry & etc.
– All prices are subject to availability and excluding peak periods
The Tour (10 Days /09 Nights)
Day 01 Kuching:
Arrive in Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states in Borneo and gateway to the wildlife wonders of the island. Upon arrival at Kuching Airport, you’ll be met by our representative to transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or maybe take a short tour to acclimatise.
Day 02 Kuching:
A morning tour of the historic capital, including Kuching’s Chinatown, the Cat Statue, the colourful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple and the Sarawak Museum. With its rich cultural heritage, you’ll see the golden-domed City Mosque, Old Kuching, the colourful Central Markets with spice dealers and textile shops, colonial buildings and architecture of the Rajah era. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing or explore the city. Optional tours such as the Santubong Wildlife Cruise in search of monkeys and crocodiles in the mangrove are available.
Day 03 Kuching / Lemanak:
After breakfast, journey through the lush countryside dotted with paddy fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations. Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and have lunch at a roadside bazaar. In the afternoon, take a longboat ride along the Lemanak River to a traditional Iban tribe longhouse at Serubah where you’ll learn about ancient customs and traditions. Enjoy a locally sourced dinner and join in with an evening of entertainment including traditional dancing, music, games.
Day 04 Lemanak / Batang Ai:
After breakfast, there’s a cultural blowpipe demonstration – maybe try shooting one yourself. Follow Iban trackers for a short forest walk and learn about use of rainforest plants in Iban culture. A longboat journey upriver takes you for lunch to a tree-lined jungle pool. After lunch, bathe in the pool or relax at the waterside before a tranquil boat ride back to the luxurious Batang Ai Longhouse Resort.
Day 05 Batang Ai / Kuching / Kota Kinabalu:
Follow a short jungle trail with the resort’s resident naturalist before leaving the resort for Kuching to catch a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Arrive Kota Kinabalu Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 06 Kota Kinabalu:
Visit to UNESCO World Heritage site of Kinabalu Park, home to the Crocker Mountain range and magnificent peak of Kotu Kinabalu. Enjoy a guided nature trek, later head to Poring Hot Springs for a dip in its warm sulphur springs. After lunch, take a high canopy walkway offering spectacular views of the Borneo Rainforest flora and fauna.
Day 07 Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan / Selingan Turtle Island:
Leave Kota Kinabalu for your morning flight to Sandakan. Transfer to hotel. Travel by boat to Selingan Turtle Island off Sabah’s East Coast. Selingan Island is the main nesting area for green turtles. Relax on the beach, swim or try snorkelling. After dinner, watch the turtles laying eggs and baby turtles being released from the shore.
Day 08 Selingan Turtle Island / Sepilok / Sukau:
After breakfast return to Sandakan to head for Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured orang-utan are rehabilitated for their return to forest life. You’ll see feeding time and learn about the Centre’s work. Leave for Sukau and the Kinabatangan River. Take an afternoon river cruise to see the proboscis monkeys & other wildlife along the riverbank.
Day 09 Sukau:
After breakfast, follow the jungle trail to the Ox-bow Lake for bird watching. After lunch, relax at your hotel. Maybe take another river cruise late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River bank.
Day 10 Sukau / Gomantong Cave / Sandakan – Departure:
Depart for a visit to Gomantong Cave and the caverns of Semut Hitam before returning to Sandakan for lunch. Rest of the day at leisure before your departure flight.