Borneo Wildlife Discoverer

The great rainforests of Borneo present a multitude of exciting activities, from the ancient equatorial rainforest in Mulu National Park to the lovable orang-utans in Sabah.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Kuching

Arrive in Kuching and meet your guide and transfer to the your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Day 2: Bako National Park

Head to nearby Bako National Park, famous for the proboscis monkey.

Day 3: Mulu National Park

Fly to Mulu National Park. Explore Deer Cave, home to millions of bats and swifts. There is a mass exodus of the bats at dusk which is a truly amazing sight to see.

Day 4: Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park has an incredible array of fauna and flora to explore. Members of the Penan tribe live within the park and are quite an elusive tribe. There is the opportunity to experience the 480 metre Canopy Walkway, the longest tropical canopy walkway in the world.

Day 5: Mulu National Park – Kota Kinabalu

Rise early for the dawn chorus in Mulu. Take a walk along some of the self-guided trails. After lunch fly to Kota Kinabalu, with free time on arrival.

Day 6: Kota Kinabalu

Today is free to enjoy some of the many activities Kota Kinabalu has to offer – snorkelling, diving or simply relaxing.

Day 7: Kinabalu National Park

Travel two hours by road to Kinabalu National Park. Stop en route at Nabalu market where villagers come to sell their produce and handicraft. You will also have a tour of a tea plantation where you will spend the night in a traditional Rungus, bamboo longhouse.

Day 8: Sepilok

The journey to Sepilok is around five hours. Stop at the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary where you will have an up close look at this extraordinary animal.

Day 9: Kinabalu National Park – Sepilok

Visit the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. It is the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world and helps to rehabilitate orphans and release captured orang-utans into the wild. There is also the option to visit Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre later on.

Day 10: Sepilok – Danum Valley

Drive to Lahad Datu, then off-road to Danum Valley Conservation Area, home to many rare and endangered species of mammals and birds. Take an afternoon nature trek to try and spot orang-utan and other wildlife.

Day 11: Danum Valley 

A full day will be spent exploring the trails, the 300m canopy walkway and waterfalls, whilst searching for wildlife in this remarkable place. There is a chance to see orang-utan, deer, giant flying squirrels, gibbons and more!

Day 12: Kinabatangan River

Take a final early morning nature walk before departing for Kinabatangan River. This area has one of the highest concentrations of orang-utans and proboscis monkeys in Malaysian Borneo, with the chance to see much more.

Day 13: Kinabatangan River

Be up with the animals at dawn for a wildlife cruise, followed by a trek. In the afternoon take another cruise to see what wildlife you can spot, including perhaps a crocodile.

Day 14: Gomantong Caves – Sandakan

Journey to Sandakan by road stopping on the way at the bizarre Gomantong Caves

Day 15: Sandakan

The trip ends after breakfast.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Kuching: Price on ApplicationPrice on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 Breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Private air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Kuching / Mulu / Kota Kinabalu
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Handpicked Borneo

This journey is the ultimate Borneo experience. Witness the orangutans in Semenggoh and Sandakan. Trek around Bako and Kinabalu National Parks, interact with indigenous tribes and visit their homes and local villages. Learn how to cook local foods with an interactive cooking experience, enjoy high tea at Sabah Tea House and cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Kuching

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon visit Semenggoh. Established in 1975 just outside Kuching, Semenggoh Wildlife Conservation Centre is the home of many orang-utans. Today it is a centre for the study of orang-utan biology and behaviour. The centre offers a rare opportunity to view orang-utans in their natural habitat. After your visit, enjoy a river cruise on a traditional boat where you can savour the enchanting sunset over the Borneo skies.

Day 2: Kuching

Visit the well-preserved National Park at the mouth of the Bako River. Enjoy a scenic drive through the rural countryside to the riverbank and trek along one of the many nature trails in the park. See exotic vegetation and observe wildlife like silver-leaf monkeys, giant monitor lizards and long-tailed macaques.

Day 3: Kuching

Depart Kuching for your drive to Annah Rais, a Bidayuh Longhouse housing around 120 families. The journey passes through scenic countryside filled with rice fields, rubber, cocoa and pepper plantations which intermingle with tropical forest, rivers and mountain ranges. Visit the longhouse and observe the lifestyle of the natives. This afternoon walk to the nearby market for an interactive cooking class. Learn how to cook real Sarawak food in a traditional setting.

Day 4: Kuching

Today, head to Santubong Peninsular to take a boat tour of the mangroves and get the chance to look for the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin. In the afternoon, visit the Sarawak Cultural Village and return to Kuching for the night.

Day 5: Kuching – Kota Kinabalu

Transfer to Kuching airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. This afternoon spend some time sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu.

Day 6: Kota Kinabalu

Visit Sabah Wetland Mangrove Forest and enjoy a walk through the mangroves. Help reduce CO2 by planting mangrove seeds at Sulaman Lake Forest Reserve. This afternoon, discover the local tribes at Mari Mari Cultural Village. The village operates as a museum preserving Borneo’s ethnic culture and features five different ethnic tribes in one village; the rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunting and fishing Lundayeh, the sea gypsy Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.

Day 7: Kota Kinabalu

Today you will head to Kinabalu Park. The first stop is Kundasang War Memorial. Established in 1962, this was one of the first memorials to commemorate the Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II. After your visit, head to Poring Hotspring. At the hot springs, a Japanese-style bath awaits you. Take a dip in the pools of hot water which are known to have therapeutic effects and curative properties. Visit the nearby Kipungit Waterfall or trek on a nature trail that leads to a canopy walk. After lunch, journey to Sabah Tea Plantation where you will have the opportunity to learn how tea is harvested and processed in the tea factory. Proceed to Sabah Tea House for high tea.

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu – Sandrakan

Continue your journey to Sandakan. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the English Tea House, a colonial restaurant located on top of a hill with panoramic views of Sandakan city. In the afternoon, proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

Day 9: Sandrakan – Sukau

Today visit the world’s largest Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok. At the centre, witness the orang-utan feeding. Depart for Kinabatangan River, passing by local villages. Enjoy a late afternoon cruise up the Kinabatangan River to search for wildlife including elephants, hornbills, gibbons, and many birds.

Day 10: Sukau

Wake up to the calls of hornbills and other exotic birds and proceed to Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river. After breakfast embark on a trek in the surrounding jungle. This afternoon take another river cruise upstream of the Kinatabagan River to search for more wildlife. After dinner enjoy a Kinabatangan River Night Cruise, one of the most exciting and adventurous trips you will take while staying here.

Day 11: Sukau – Sandakan

Head back to Sandakan and transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Kuching: Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers, air-conditioned vehicle, bus & boat
Accommodation:10 nights
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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