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 - Selingan Island
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 - 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 the Shangri La Rasa Ria for a relaxing 4 night stay. The resort is ideally located on the beautiful Pantai Dalit Beach, set in its own tropical grounds and about 30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu.
The resort features its own nature reserve and there are extensive facilities including a golf course, two pools, a spa, beauty salon and several restaurants and bars. Take time to enjoy your surroundings in this remote and remarkable tropical location.
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 £1039
With flights from £1659
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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.