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Borneo Highlights

8 day Private Tour - from £989

A truly fascinating journey through the island of Borneo, showing you the best of its mosaic indigenous tribes, rich history, ancient rainforests and diverse wildlife.


  • Rainforest canopy walk
  • Hot springs and Mt Kinabalu
  • Turtle Island visit
  • Sepilok Orangutans
  • Wildlife river cruise
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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

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 have some little ones ready for release 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, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Sepilok region

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

Hotel: Sukau 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 their 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: Sukau 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


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 - Farewell

After breakfast and free time, take a city tour of Kota Kinabalu before transferring to the airport for your flight. Alternatively why not extend your stay on one of Borneo’s beautiful beaches?

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

For a longer tour that includes the Sarawak side of Malaysia, please see our Borneo Adventure tour.

8 day Private Tour - from £989

With flights from £1842

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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.

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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 own pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Private tour guide/vehicle
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Departure dates:

Tour departs daily.

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