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Proboscis Monkeys, Borneo
Sabah Hotel, Sandakan
Selingan Island
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo
Proboscis Monkeys, Sabah
Nexus Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu

Borneo Wildlife & Beaches

8 day Holiday Idea – from £1279

With flights from £2159

A fabulous two centre holiday on the magical island of Borneo with its one-of-a-kind wildlife and unspoilt beaches.

Highlights:
  • Watch turtles waddle ashore to nest on Selingan Island
  • Visit the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Spend a night surrounded by nature at a riverside jungle lodge
  • Look out for the rare probiscus monkey on a rainforest river cruise
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Kota Kinabalu

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your Borneo holiday by adding extra nights, activities or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Sabah Hotel, Sandakan

Day 1 – Sandakan

Arrive into Sandakan, a small city located in the heart of Sabah. Enjoy the day at…

Arrive into Sandakan, a small city located in the heart of Sabah. Enjoy the day at leisure exploring the local shops and restaurants.

    Sabah Hotel, Sandakan

Sabah Hotel, Sandakan
Selingan Island

Day 2 – Selingan Island

From Sandakan travel by boat for your first night on Selingan Island, the an important nesting…

From Sandakan travel by boat for your first night on Selingan Island, the an important nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. Enjoy the day swimming, snorkelling and just relaxing on the island’s fabulous beaches.

After dinner, the park ranger will call everyone to the beach where you will have the chance to observe turtles laying their eggs, followed by a visit to the hatchery to see the babies just before they are released into the sea.

    Turtle Island Resthouse or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Selingan Island
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo

Day 3 – Sepilok & Jungle Lodge

The following morning return to the mainland and travel to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, established in…

The following morning return to the mainland and travel to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, established in 1964 as a refuge for orphaned animals rescued from logging sites or being illegally kept as pets. Take the boardwalk through the forest to the feeding platform where you will have the chance to see this most graceful primates feed.

From the orangutan sanctuary you’ll visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, also home to rescued animals that cannot be returned to the wild, but instead enjoy life in their large forested enclosures. Observe and admire these shy creatures, with their almost comically long tongues, used for extracting honey from bees nests!

Next, it’s a scenic drive through rustic countryside to Sukau, located in the Kinabatangan river basin, where you’ll head into the rainforest to your riverside lodge. After check in, enjoy a late afternoon river cruise, in search of primates, bird life and other wildlife.

    Bilet Rainforest Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo
Proboscis Monkeys, Sabah

Day 4 – Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

This morning, head back to Sandakan where there will be a short city tour and lunch,…

This morning, head back to Sandakan where there will be a short city tour and lunch, before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. After arriving in Sandakan hop on a short flight to Kota Kinabalu where you will be transferred to your chosen Borneo beach resort for a relaxing four night stay.

    Your choice of Borneo beach resort

    Breakfast and lunch
Proboscis Monkeys, Sabah
Nexus Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Day 5 to 7 – Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy your time at leisure. Perhaps explore Kota Kinabalu’s bustling city life, discover the natural wonders…

Enjoy your time at leisure. Perhaps explore Kota Kinabalu’s bustling city life, discover the natural wonders of Mount Kinabalu Park, unwind at Poring Hot Springs, or go snorkelling in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

    Your choice of Borneo beach resort

    Breakfast
Nexus Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu

Day 8 – Farewell

After breakfast, head to the airport to start your journey home. Alternatively, you can extend your…

After breakfast, head to the airport to start your journey home. Alternatively, you can extend your time in Borneo or make a stop in Kuala Lumpur on the journey back.

    Breakfast
Kota Kinabalu

Your Itinerary

You can customise your Borneo holiday by adding extra nights, activities or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Sandakan

Arrive into Sandakan, a small city located in the heart of Sabah. Enjoy the day at leisure exploring the local shops and restaurants.

    Sabah Hotel, Sandakan

Sabah Hotel, Sandakan

Day 2

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Selingan Island

From Sandakan travel by boat for your first night on Selingan Island, the an important nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. Enjoy the day swimming, snorkelling and just relaxing on the island’s fabulous beaches.

After dinner, the park ranger will call everyone to the beach where you will have the chance to observe turtles laying their eggs, followed by a visit to the hatchery to see the babies just before they are released into the sea.

    Turtle Island Resthouse or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Selingan Island

Day 3

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Sepilok & Jungle Lodge

The following morning return to the mainland and travel to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, established in 1964 as a refuge for orphaned animals rescued from logging sites or being illegally kept as pets. Take the boardwalk through the forest to the feeding platform where you will have the chance to see this most graceful primates feed.

From the orangutan sanctuary you’ll visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, also home to rescued animals that cannot be returned to the wild, but instead enjoy life in their large forested enclosures. Observe and admire these shy creatures, with their almost comically long tongues, used for extracting honey from bees nests!

Next, it’s a scenic drive through rustic countryside to Sukau, located in the Kinabatangan river basin, where you’ll head into the rainforest to your riverside lodge. After check in, enjoy a late afternoon river cruise, in search of primates, bird life and other wildlife.

    Bilet Rainforest Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo

Day 4

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Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

This morning, head back to Sandakan where there will be a short city tour and lunch, before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. After arriving in Sandakan hop on a short flight to Kota Kinabalu where you will be transferred to your chosen Borneo beach resort for a relaxing four night stay.

    Your choice of Borneo beach resort

    Breakfast and lunch
Proboscis Monkeys, Sabah

Day 5 to 7

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Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy your time at leisure. Perhaps explore Kota Kinabalu’s bustling city life, discover the natural wonders of Mount Kinabalu Park, unwind at Poring Hot Springs, or go snorkelling in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

    Your choice of Borneo beach resort

    Breakfast
Nexus Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Day 8

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Farewell

After breakfast, head to the airport to start your journey home. Alternatively, you can extend your time in Borneo or make a stop in Kuala Lumpur on the journey back.

    Breakfast
Kota Kinabalu

Your Holiday Includes

7 nights’ accommodation
Travel by private vehicle
Return boat journey to Seligan Island
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Expert local guides
Airport and hotel transfers

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Sandakan, Sakau or Kota Kinabalu
  • A Kuala Lumpur or Singapore city break

Next Steps

Please get in touch with our Asia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Borneo Wildlife & Beaches

8 day Holiday Idea – from £1279

With flights from £2159

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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