Borneo Adventure

14 day Private Tour - from £1475

A truly fascinating journey through the island of Borneo, showcasing the very best Borneo has to offer; its fascinating history, ancient rainforests and diverse wildlife will leave you in awe.

Highlights:

  • Turtle Island visit and wildlife river cruise
  • Sepilok Orangutans
  • Rainforest canopy walk
  • Hot springs and Mt Kinabalu
  • Batang Ai National Park
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Sandakan

On arrival in Sandakan you will be met and transferred to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton, Sandakan

Day 2 - Turtle Island (Selingan)

This morning, after breakfast, board a boat for the short cruise to Turtle Island. Once you have checked in, there is time to swim and snorkel or simply soak up the sun. In the evening you’ll be called to witness the fascinating spectacle of turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. You may be lucky enough to see some little ones being released for their first journey into the sea.

Hotel: Turtle Island Resthouse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Sepilok

It’s time to bid farewell to the island and its turtles and head back to Sandakan after breakfast. On arrival take a city tour showing you the water village, central market and Buddhist temple. After lunch transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort where you will spend the evening.

Hotel: Sepilok Nature Resort
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Sepilok Region

After breakfast visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where you will take a boardwalk tour through the forest to witness orphaned primates feeding. Continue through scenic countryside to your lodge for a late afternoon river cruise in search of wildlife.

Hotel: Sakau Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Sukau

Wake up early to the calls of nature this morning! Cruise on the river to view birds and primates on their early morning adventures. Weather permitting you can take a jungle walk before breakfast. Later visit Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible bird’s nests where you will take the boardwalk to the cavern. The afternoon is free until an evening wildlife cruise where you may be lucky and see the famous Proboscis Monkey swinging from the trees.

Hotel: Sakau Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Mount Kinabalu Area

After breakfast, head off towards the Mount Kinabalu area, where you’ll spend the night at the Sabah Tea Garden.  En-route stop at Kg Luanti for Fish Massaging and learn about the tagal fish conservation.

After lunch, check in to your room and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You may participate blowpipe & batik painting at Sapaon Recreational Area or relax before dinner at Tea House.

Hotel: Sabah Tea Cottage
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Kota Kinabalu

Wake up early today for a walk to see the sun rise over Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding tea plantations. After a tea factory tour, continue on to Poring Hot Springs where you can take a dip in the hot sulphur springs, before a canopy walk 100-200 feet above the forest floor. Continue to Kinabalu Park for a guided nature trek along one of the many trails, offering a fascinating insight into the fauna and flora of Borneo, before heading to the city of Kota Kinabalu for an overnight stay.

Hotel: Horizon Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8 - Kuching

After breakfast, you’ll be greeted by a local guide who will take you on a city tour. The city, formerly known as “Singgahmata” or “the Place where the Eye Lingers”, has risen from the destruction of the last world war to become a vibrant and modern city that still retains its traditional charms. The city has many places of interests such as the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building), Sabah State and City Mosque and the Sabah Museum, for the historical and cultural aspects of the indigenous people.

After the tour head for the airport where you’ll fly to Kuchin, the largest city in the state of Sarawak. On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Riverside Majestic, Kuching
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9 -Batang Ai

Depart for Batang Ai Resort, 166 miles from Kuching City, passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, villages, padi fields, pepper farms and oil palm plantations. Interspersed throughout the region are vibrant jungles. As the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior. Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort. Arrive at the Hydro Lake at Lubok Antu where you will board a shuttle ferry to the resort situated on the southern bank.

Hotel: Batang Ai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 - Batang Ai

After breakfast travel by boat across the lake and onto the Engkari River before arriving at a traditional Longhouse where you’ll have a blowpipe demonstration and cultural performance. After lunch take a short walk and then travel back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Hotel: Batang Ai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 - 13 - Kuching

This morning travel back to Kuching for a final three night’s relaxation beside one of Borneo’s fine beaches.

Hotel: Damai Beach Resort
Meals: Daily Breakfast and one lunch

Day 14 - Farewell

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

14 day Private Tour - from £1475

With flights from £2199

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All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.

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Your Touring Experience

Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle and time to explore at your pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Private tour guide/vehicle
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 6 dinners

Departure dates:

Tour departs daily.

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