Best of Borneo

15 days

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Day 1
Depart on your overnight flight from the UK. Flights can also be arranged from other destinations and we are more than happy to quote without flights if you prefer to make your own way to Kuching.
Day 2
Arrive to Kuching where you will meet with your driver and guide. The afternoon is left free to relax after your flight or enjoy an orientation tour of Kuching with your guide to learn about the history and heritage of Sarawak.
Day 3
A full day tour to Bako National Park - travel by boat to the beach where you will jump into the waters and wade to shore. Explore the national park keeping your eyes peeled for bearded pigs, proboscis monkeys, green pit vipers, flying squirrels and a whole host of tropical birds and other extraordinary wildlife! Walk the trails and relax at park HQ for a local style lunch.
Day 4
Start the morning with a visit to the Semenggoh Orangutan Wildlife Centre before travelling to Serian City open air market. Browse the incredible stalls and try some tasty treats before your continue to your Iban Longhouse for a wonderful overnight homestay (or head to a hotel if a homestay doesn't appeal)
Day 5
Spend the morning with your host family. learn about the local culture of the headhunters - don't worry, they no longer practice this tradition! Enjoy a delicious lunch, witness a blowpipe hunting demo and this afternoon continue to a remote waterfront resort on the Batang Ai Lake where you can relax before a night walk in the jungle trails.
Day 6
Take a walk on the canopy bridge on the look out for monkeys, orangutan and other wildlife before heading back to the jetty by boat. Travel back to Kuching, stopping at a waterfall on the way for a dip, as well as a pepper farm. This evening we recommend a sunset walk along the river in Kuching.
Day 7
A morning free in Kuching to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the Sarawak Cultural Village and Damai Beach. End your day with a cruise in search of dolphins or simply relax in town.
Day 8
This morning fly onwards to Sabah, arriving to Sandakan. Visit the local market, enjoy a traditional English tea and learn about the local customs before an afternoon visit to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary where you may also be lucky enough to spot the silver leaf monkeys!
Day 9
A full day in Sepilok with visits to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Time is also left free to relax poolside or laze in a hammock on the lookout for wildlife.
Day 10
Today travel by boat down the Kinabatangan River to your lodge for your next wildlife experience. Here you will enjoy a series of different excursions searching for crocodiles, hornbill, pygmy elephants, monkeys and of course, wild orangutan! By night cruise the waters to witness the fireflies light up the trees before a delicious dinner at your lodge.
Day 11
Visit the Gomantong Caves, walk the trails around your lodge and cruise the waterways in search of more exotic wildlife native to Borneo.
Day 12
Travel to the beach at Kota Kinabalu choosing from Gaya Island or Shangri La. Arrive and check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on the white sand beaches in pure paradise.
Day 13
Lazy days on the beach are planned for the rest of your holiday - if you fancy exploring the islands your hotel can assist or we can add on additional tours for you
Day 14
A final day free on the beach
Day 15
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Arriving into Kuching to explore the state of Sarawak, this 2 week tour takes you through the highlights of Borneo; staying with Iban headhunters in a traditional longhouse, cruising the waterways of the Kinabatangan River in-search of native wildlife and trekking the trails around the Bako National Park to spot the rare Proboscis monkey. You will also visit ancient temples and colourful markets, come face to face with Orangutan and Sun bears in Sepilok and relax on the white sand beaches of Gaya Island or the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort to end your holiday.

2 nights Kuching – 1 night Longhouse – 1 night Batang Ai – 2 nights Kuching – 2 nights Sepilok – 2 nights Kinabatangan River – 3 nights Beach Break

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