Borneo Discovery

10 day Private Tour - from £1079

This is a great introduction to the highlights of the region with plenty of free time to relax in between sightseeing. You’ll pass through wonderful scenery and be able to absorb a little of the local culture.

Highlights:

  • Fantastic scenery
  • Orangutan viewing
  • Longhouse visit
  • Batang Ai jungle
  • Mulu Caves
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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Kuching

On arrival in Kuching you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Kuching
Meals: None

Day 2: Batang Ai

After breakfast head for Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary where you will be able to see how these shy and gentle apes are cared for. Orangutans are South East Asia’s only great ape and are endangered. You’ll be amazed as they swing through the trees. Later travel to Batang Ai, passing through quaint little towns and villages and stunning countryside. Stop for lunch on the way, before boarding a boat to cross the lake to your overnight accommodation.

From January 2020, due to the closure of the Aiman Batang Ai Resort, the tour will overnight in the town of Sri Aman and visit the national park from there.

Hotel: Aiman Batang Ai Resort (from 2020, Seri Semanggang Hotel)
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3: Batang Ai

Take a thrilling ride by motorised longboat to visit a traditional Longhouse. The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, before arriving at Mengkak Longhouse, which is nestled on a hill beside the river. Enjoy a short cultural performance and a blow pipe demonstration. After lunch there may be time for a short jungle walk around the grounds of the longhouse.

From January 2020, due to the closure of the Aiman Batang Ai Resort, the tour will overnight in the town of Sri Aman and visit the national park from there.

Hotel: Aiman Batang Ai Resort (from 2020, Seri Semanggang Hotel)
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4: Kuching

After breakfast depart for Kuching and enjoy a day relaxing and exploring the town.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Kuching
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 5: Mulu Caves

The next day make an early start for your flight to Mulu. On arrival travel to the National Park where you will be able to take a 3km plank walk though the rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. The entrance is the largest in the world and you might be lucky enough to see the flight of many thousands of bats as they head out to feed. Afterwards travel to Lang Cave famous for its stalagmites and stalactites. Return to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Hotel: Mulu Marriott Resort
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 6: Mulu Caves

Head out in an open longboat to explore Wind and Clearwater caves making a stop at a local Penan Village en route. Wind Cave is famous for its rock formations whilst Clearwater is great for swimming in the shade of the rainforest. Enjoy lunch al fresco and then travel back hotel for an overnight stay.

Hotel: Mulu Marriott Resort
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 7-9: Kota Kinabalu

Spend a morning at leisure until you depart for the airport and flight to Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy a relaxing 3 nights there with time to explore the area and the superb local beaches.

Hotel: Nexus Resort
Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Day 10: Farewell

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

You may like to combine this tour with somewhere else in Malaysia or perhaps another country in Asia.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

10 day Private Tour - from £1079

With flights from £1792

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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.

Your Touring Experience

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

Your private tour includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Private tour guide/vehicle
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners

Departure dates:

Tour departs daily.

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