Classic Borneo

16 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

4 star & high season


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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. This afternoon visit the Semenggoh Nature Reserve for your first Orangutan experience. This evening relax in Kuching.
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
This morning explore Kuching, learning about the history and culture of Sarawak. This afternoon visit the Santubong Peninsula for a visit to the Cultural Village or some downtime on Damai beach.
Day 5
Fly to Mulu National Park and travel by 4x4 to the Park HQ. This afternoon visit Deer Cave before witnessing the sunset bat exodus. Finish the day with a night walk through the rainforest.
Day 6
A day free to explore Mulu or we can add on additional activities for you including a Canopy walk, adventure caving or a trek to the valley of Eden.
Day 7
A short flight takes you to Kota Kinabalu City. This afternoon you are free to explore before an evening kayaking excursion and seafood dinner.
Day 8
A day free to explore Kota Kinabalu or add on an optional tour including cycling, Proboscis monkey cruise or even a helicopter flight over Mount Kinabalu.
Day 9
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 10
The day is free to explore Sepilok - don't miss out on the Rainforest discovery centre and famous Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The Orangutan Nursery is a must!
Day 11
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 12
Visit the Gomantong Caves, walk the trails around your lodge and cruise the waterways in search of more exotic wildlife native to Borneo, including the Pygmy Elephant and Orangutan.
Day 13
Fly on to your beach destination to end your holiday with some relaxation, watersports and excellent local food!
Day 14
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 15
Another day of relaxation...
Day 16
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.

Focusing on the classic circuit of Borneo, this trip packs in the most important highlights of both Sabah and Sarawak. Wildlife spotting and cultural treasures are interspersed with hip colonial cities, the thrilling natural wonders of Mulu National park and the serene waters of the Kinabatangan River. Keep your eyes peeled for Pygmy Elephants and the long nosed Proboscis Monkey, spend time learning the unique dance of the Iban tribe and of course, get up close with Borneo’s favourite ape; the Orangutan. No holiday to Borneo is complete without a bit of rest and relaxation on one of the tropical islands dotted off the northern shore. Our choice here is Gaya Island – accessible and beautiful, it offers the perfect place to finish your trip.

3 nights Kuching – 2 nights Mulu – 2 nights Kota Kinabalu – 2 nights Sepilok – 2 nights Kinabatangan River – 3 nights Beach Break

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