Borneo Wildlife & Beaches

8 day Holiday Idea - from £879

With flights from £1609

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


  • Walk through the jungle with orangutans
  • Witness turtles nesting on Turtle Island
  • Leisure time at the beach
  • Spot wildlife during a river cruise
  • Stunning scenery

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 1 night in Sandakan on arrival
  • 3 day Borneo Wildlife Experience
  • 4 nights to relax on a Borneo beach
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Sandakan

Arrive into Sandakan, a small city located in the heart of Sabah. Enjoy the day at leisure exploring the local shops and restaurants. The first night will be spent at the Four Points by Sheraton which is located in the centre of town.

Day 2 to 3 - Borneo Wildlife Experience

In the morning you will join a small group on our Borneo Wildlife Experience. The first night is spent on Selingan Island where there will be time to swim in the sea or snorkel during the day. In the evening you’ll have the opportunity to see scores of wild turtles as they make their way up the beach to lay their eggs. You’ll have the chance to learn about these reptiles and perhaps release some young ones into the sea.

The following day you will return to Sandakan and head to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to learn about these wonderful creatures. After watching them feed you’ll journey through the rainforest to Sukau and then travel down the river to your lodge right on the water’s edge. In the afternoon head out by boat to spot wildlife; if you’re lucky you’ll see more orangutans in the wild, some rare proboscis monkey and more besides. This leisurely wildlife cruise really gives you a unique insight into this stunning region of Borneo.

Day 4 to 7 - Kota Kinabalu

After a morning exploring the Kinabatangan area, the group will make its way back to Sandakan. Time permitting you may be able to visit the impressive Gomantong Cave.  After arriving in Sandakan hop on a short flight to Kota Kinabalu where you will be transferred to your chosen Kota Kinabalu Beach hotel for a relaxing four night stay.

Enjoy your time at leisure, exploring the area, relaxing by the pool or down by the beach.

Day 8 - 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.

8 day Holiday Idea - from £879

With flights from £1609


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  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • Pre tour hotel arrangements
  • A Borneo Wildlife Experience including:
    – expert local guide and experiences
    – comfortable accommodation
    – meals as shown
  • A relaxed stay in Kota Kinabalu with a choice of hotels
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotels

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Asia.

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