Borneo Adventure (Sarawak, Sabah & Brunei) is a fully inclusive exciting 15 day wildlife expedition exploring the most amazing of Borneo’s eco-treasures, and finishing with Brunei, one of the smallest countries on earth boasting lush & intact rainforests.
Only £1,795 per person. Code BO15D.
Approx. group size: 16 persons.
Departure on 2nd Saturday of each month: March - October only.
Price includes : Internal flights with local airlines, airport/hotel transfers, deluxe hotels as above or similar with daily breakfast, half board meals as specified, air conditioned coaches, English speaking local guides, excursions, boat trips, admission fees.
Price excludes : International flights *, local airport tax, insurance, other meals, camera & video fees, optional visits or entertainments, and any service not specified.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
Price is per person sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement is £550 per person.
DAY 01 Departure from London Heathrow. Fly to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia airlines.
DAY 02 KUCHING (-/-/D)
On arrival in Kuching, meet our local guide and transfer to Hilton Kuching Hotel. Dinner and overnight at 4* Hilton Kuching hotel.
DAY 03 KUCHING (B/L/-)
Morning guided city tour in Kuching, "City of the cats" including the remarkable Sarawak National Museum, India & Gambier streets, Kuching colourful bazaars & central market, Chinese Temples and Mosques. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this charming city walking along the beautifully landscaped waterfront promenade. Overnight at Hiton Kuching.
DAY 04 KUCHING / LACHAU / BATANG AI (B/L/-)
Pick up from hotel for a 290-km car journey with enroute stops at a pepper farm and local market in Serian town. Lunch in Lachau, a small upcountry Chinese village. Drive on to the scenic Batang Ai Lake. Board a ferry for a 30-minute crossing of this beautiful lake to reach 4* Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the many facilities of the resort. Overnight at the resort.
DAY 05 BATANG AI / KUCHING (B/L/-)
After breakfast, depart from Batang Ai Resort to jetty and transfer by car to Lemanak River. Board native longboats and venture upstream to reach the Iban village. The Ibans will perform a traditional war dance in full ceremonial regalia to welcome their guests. Enjoy a cultural exchange with the Ibans and their families and learn about the communal lifestyle they share in the Long House. Native lunch by the bank of Lemanak River, after which take a short jungle walk with an Iban guide. Transfer back to Kuching. Overnight in Hilton Kuching.
DAY 06 BAKO (B/L/-)
After breakfast, excursion to Bako National Park. Overland transfer from Kuching city to Bako village and board a motorboat for an exciting half an hour ride on South China sea to reach this beautiful national park. This is a day with plenty of opportunities to trek through this amazing park to explore its flora and fauna and discover proboscis, long tail macaque & silver monkeys. There are plenty of trails to choose from, please discuss it with your guide. Lunch at the Park canteen. Return to Kuching. Overnight at Hilton Kuching.
DAY 07 KUCHING / KOTA KINABALU (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu with Malaysia airlines flight MH384 (09:00-10:30). On arrival meeting with our guide and transfer to Shangri-la Rasa Ria hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to relax or enjoy a stroll in Kinabalu city. Optional Orang Utan tour in the hotel's own sanctuary. Overnight at Shangrila Rasa Ria hotel.
DAY 08 KOTA KINABALU (B/L/-)
Full day guided visit to Kinabalu National Park. Morning drive through the Crocker range to the southern end of Kinabalu Park. At Poring, join a jungle trail, venturing into the canopy walkway, take a dip in the therapeutic sulphur baths and visit a butterfly farm after which, adjourn for lunch at Kinabalu Park restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a short trek along one of the mountain trails and visit the Mountain Garden, exploring its flora and fauna. Overnight at Shangrila Rasa Ria Hotel.
DAY 09 KINABALU / SANDAKAN / SELINGAN ISLAND (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast transfer to Kinabalu airport for flight to Sandakan with Malyasia airlines flight MH2042 (07:00-07:40). Pick up from Sandakan airport and transfer to the jetty for a 75-minute boat ride to Selingan (Turtle Island). Check into your chalet. Rooms have twin beds with air conditioning, shared toilets and showers. Spend the rest of the day swimming or lazing on the beach. After dinner, you will be invited by a ranger to observe the turtles laying eggs on the beach. Later the eggs are transferred to the hatchery and if there are young turtles around, one can watch their release to the sea. Overnight in chalet.
DAY 10 SELINGAN / SANDAKAN (B/L/-)
Depart by boat from the island at 7:00 am for Sandakan. Breakfast in Sandakan followed by a drive to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, where the 'Man of the Forest' are prepared to return to wild life. Afternoon visit to the famed Agnes Keiths house, view of Sandakan from the observation pavillion followed by lunch at the English Tea House & Restaurant then Sandakan city tour including Sandakan central market, an old Chinese temple, a local tribe water village. Overnight in Sandakan at 4* Sabah hotel.
DAY 11 SANDAKAN / KOTA KINABALU ( B/-/-)
Mid morning transfer to Sandakan airport for flight to Kinabalu . On arrival pick up from Kinabalu airport for an afternoon Kota Kinabalu City Tour which includes the Sabah Museum with its fine collection of artifacts on natural history, ceramics, native handicraft & costumes, musical instruments etc. Visit the Blue Mosque which is surrounded by reflecting pools and a colourful Chinese temple with the largest statue of Kwan Yin the Goddess of mercy in Borneo. Swing by the Sabah Foundation H.Q, the only column free building in South East Asia. Overnight at Shangrila Rasa Ria.
DAY 12 KINABALU / BRUNEI (B/-/-)
Transfer to Kinabalu airport for flight to Brunei with Royal Brunei Air or Malyasia airlines. On arrival at Brunei Badar Seri Bagawan airport, meet and transfer to Empire Hotel & Country Club for check in. Overnight at The Empire Hotel & Country Club.
DAY 13 BRUNEI (B/-/-)
Half day Brunei City tour with guide exploring the majestic structures of Royal Brunei including the Sultan Oar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall and Istana Nurul Iman, the biggest residential Palace in the world where the Sultan of Negara Brunei Darussalam is residing. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your hotel. Overnight at Empire Hotel & Country Club.
DAY 14 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Brunei airport for flight home via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia airlines. Or optional stopover in Kuala Lumpur and/or beach extension to Penang or Langkawi.
DAY 15 Arrive home.