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Holidays to Borneo

Across the China Sea from mainland Malaysia are the pristine jungles and mountain rivers of Sabah and Sarawak, the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Discover the hidden forest trails, limestone caverns and unique wildlife of this ancient wilderness and the fascinating culture.

Sabah boasts Mount Kinabalu National Park, with its canopy walkway and bubbling hot springs, Turtle Islands near Sanadakan and the famous orangutans at Sepilok.

 

Borneo Highlights

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

Tour Highlights

•    Rainforest canopy walk

•    Hot springs

•    Fantastic scenery

•    Turtle islands

•    Wildlife experiences

Day 1 - On arrival in Kota Kinabalu you will be met and travel to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. If time permits you could take an optional city tour which will takes in the main attractions including Poh Toh Tze Temple and the Sabah State Mosque. Alternatively just explore at your own pace. 

Day 2 - After breakfast set off for Kinabalu Park taking in the fabulous scenery along the way. When you arrive there is a guided nature walk which will show you the diverse flora and fauna or the area. Afterwards you can take a dip in Poring Hot Springs beofre a guided canopy walk around 100-200 feet above the forest floor. The trail is quite steep but gives the most fantastic views of the life of the rainforest and its inhabitants. Afterwards enjoy a well deserved dip in the mineral baths before lunch. Afterwards head to the base of Mount Kinabalu to admire the beauty of the area.

Day 3 - Make an early start for a walk to see the sun rise over Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding tea plantations. After breakfast travel to Sakau where you'll take a short boat ride to you riverside lodge. Later in the afternoon travel upriver to see wildlife and birds in their virgin mangrove and rainforest habitat. You might be lucky enough to see the famous Porboscis Monkey as they swing from the trees before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Wake up early to the calls of nature this morning! Cruise on the river to view birds and primates on thier early morning adventures. Weather permitting you can take a jungle trek before breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure until the early evening when you head out along the river to spot wildlife before dinner.

Day 5 - After breakfast travel to Sandakan making a quick stop at the Gomantong Caves along the way. After lunch check in at your lodge and travel to Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary where you will learn about these fascinating primates. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Day 6 - This morning head off to Turtle Island after breakfast, board your boat at the jetty for the short cruise to the 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.

Day 7 - 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 you will be transferred to the airport for your onwards flight.

7 day tour from £659 pp

Departs daily. Tour price includes en-suite accommodation with breakfast, lunches and dinners, sightseeing as mentioned but excludes domestic flights.