Borneo in Depth

19 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

£4,420pp
3 star & low season

 

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Day 1
Depart on your international 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 arrange your own travel.
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 Batang Ai National Park to cruise to a remote hotel set on the waters edge. This evening take a night trail to discover the local wildlife.
Day 5
Kayak the waterways this morning before a visit to a traditional Iban Longhouse to learn about the history of Borneo's famous headhunters. Enjoy a traditional lunch, sample rice wine and chat to the families who live together in this unique setting.
Day 6
A morning of relaxation in Batang Ai before heading back to Kuching city. This afternoon relax in the city or visit the excellent Tanoti House to learn about traditional silk weaving from the best weaving house in town.
Day 7
The journey into Mulu National Park is as incredible as the place itself. Fly high over the rainforest canopy before landing within the heart of the National Park. Continue by road to the Park HQ where you will head out on a walk to visit the magical Deer Cave, just in time for the evening bat show at dawn. This evening relax at your lodge or luxury hotel before a night trail with your nature guide.
Day 8
A morning cruise takes you to explore wind cave and clearwater cave, followed by a swim in the blue lagoons. This afternoon we recommend taking on the canopy walkway, or for those needing downtime enjoy some lounging poolside at the Marriott. Alternatively we can arrange the Valley of Eden Trek, Pinnacle Trek or adventure caving.
Day 9
Fly to Sabah, arriving in to Kota Kinabalu for your next adventure. Take time to relax or explore the city and fabulous markets with your guide. This evening stroll along the waterfront or add on a snorkel experience followed by BBQ dinner.
Day 10
This morning a cycle through the local villages and rice paddies starts your day. This afternoon is free or add on a visit to Poring Hot Springs or rafting along the Padas River.
Day 11
Travel to Sepilok today - the afternoon is spent visiting the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This evening take a night walk or head out for dinner in the city.
Day 12
Board a boat to transfer to the Kinabatangan River - cruise past villages and lush rainforest before arriving to your lodge. The afternoon includes wildlife cruises, nature trails and night walks, or take time to relax in the remote riverside setting.
Day 13
A full day to enjoy boat trips on the river or leisure time - keep your eyes peeled again for plenty of wildlife, including Orangutan high in the canopy!
Day 14
Your tour includes a 3 day, 2 night package in the Borneo Rainforest Lodge living with the resident great ape, the Orangutan, and enjoying a number of incredible nature excursions. The excellent team will speak to you on arrival the best activities for you during your stay.
Day 15
Another full day in Danum Valley to enjoy activities or laze in the lodge watching Orangutan in their natural habitat all around you
Day 16
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 17
A day at leisure or try the famous zipline experience on Gaya Island.
Day 18
Relax on the beach, enjoy activities at your hotel or lounge poolside.
Day 19
Depart Borneo today - you will be transferred to the airport by your private driver for your flight home.

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.

Take in all of Borneo’s best-known national parks, cities and natural attractions on an indepth tour around the country. Your tour will begin in the city of cats, Kuching, where you will be based to explore the wonders of Sarawak. Visit the famous Bako National Park to spot wild Proboscis Monkeys, cruise the waterways around the Santubong Peninsula in search of dolphins and visit a traditional Iban longhouse in the stunning Batang Ai National Park. Travel onward to Mulu National Park deep in the wild rainforests of Sarawak. A World Heritage Site famed for it’s enormous caves and unique pinnacle treks, a stay here is perfect for anyone looking to stray off the main tourist trail and experience one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Borneo. Continue on to the state of Sabah to enjoy a slice of city life in Kota Kinabalu, an upclose encounter with the Orangutans of Sepilok and exhilarating wildlife spotting deep in the Danum Valley.  Thrill seekers can add on optional expeditions to Mount Kinabalu or ride the rapids on the Padas River. Families will love meeting the locals and taking on the canopy walkways in the tree tops and honeymooners can enjoy plenty of pampering at 5 star island resorts or boutique hideaways for a private slice of paradise.

Truly the best itinerary for those looking to tick off all of the must visit locations in Borneo. We also love adding in a few extras such as a stay in Tabin Wildlife Reserve and a jaunt to the Bario Highlands for one of the most comprehensive Borneo tours available. Contact us to discuss the options to make this into your dream Borneo holiday.

2 nights Kuching – 2 nights Batang Ai – 1 night Kuching – 2 nights Mulu – 2 nights Kota Kinabalu- 1 night Sepilok – 2 nights Kinabatangan River – 2 nights Danum Valley – 3 nights Gaya Island


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