11 Days Borneo adventure

11 Days Borneo adventure

Travel across pristine forests and serene islands where the natural world is the order of things. Colours blend and leap out at you in the form of different flowers while the eye gets a constant workout in trying to gauge the movements of endemic primates that swing by – sometimes stealthily and sometimes with verve. Listen to the cackle of Silver Leaf Monkeys punctuating the odd call of a Hornbill. Bats and birds flit in and out of limestone caves and further out towards the sea, turtles hatch their eggs in a daily ritual. Witness these and experience more with a sense of privilege for having spent a slice of life in Borneo. 

The Borneo tour starts and ends in Kota Kinabalu. It is a small group tour that takes 11 days taking you through Kinabalu National Park, Sepilok, Kota Kinabalu and 4 other destinations in Malaysia. Borneo holiday package is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel to Borneo on an 11-day adventure and explore the curious wildlife and spectacular landscapes of the region. 
Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure on a small group tour to Borneo in Southeast Asia's Malaysian archipelago. Follow your tour guide to find orang-utans, pygmy elephants and gibbons in the rainforest and visit the Sepilok Sanctuary to see crucial rehabilitation work with these endangered native apes. 
 

  • Start Location : Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Finish Location : Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Trip Style : Comfort, Wildlife,
  • Country : Borneo
  • Group Size : 2 to 16

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Inclusions


Accommodations

10 Night twin share hotel

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Activities

Sabah Park, Botanical Garden, Poring Spring, Canopy Walkway, Tea Factory, Evening Cruise, Morning Cruise, Evening Cruise, Gomantong Caves, Labuk Bay Sanctuary, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Conservation Park and Hatcheries, Sandakan War Memorial, Visit to Dinawan Island, Mari Mari Cultural Village

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Airport Transfer

Arrival & Departure transfer included

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Local Tipping

Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport

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Meals

10 Breakfasts 6 Lunches 4 Dinners

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Transportation

Private bus, River Boat, Private vehicle,

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Itinerary

Day 1
Kota Kinabalu
Day 2
Kinabalu National Park
Day 3
Kinabatangan River
Day 4
Kinabatangan River
Day 5
Labuk Bay
Day 6
Sepilok
Day 7
Turtle Island
Day 8
Langkah Syabas
Day 9
Langkah Syabas
Day 10
Kota Kinabalu
Day 11
Kota Kinabalu

Day 01 Kota Kinabalu

Hello and welcome aboard! Once you’ve made it to your accommodation with a little help from our representative kick back and enjoy your day. Wander around Kota Kinabalu if you have the time but if you want to take it easy that’s fine too because you’ve got another day here at the end of the tour. Be sure to meet your tour leader at the hotel at 6 pm to talk out a few formalities and then sink your teeth into some of the local food immediately afterwards.

Day 02 Kinabalu National Park

Step into Malaysia’s best know National Park this morning, its skyline dominated by the Kinabalu Mountain that rises 4095 metres to stab at wisps of clouds and graze a piece of the sky. Considering that the park has an estimated 4,500 species of plants, our obvious starting point is the Botanical Garden, a veritable treasure chest housing the sinister and carnivorous Pitcher Plant as well as 1500 varieties of Orchids, 77 out of which are endemic to Kinabalu. Wash your cares away at the Poring Hot Spring in a soothing sulphur bath after your visit to the gardens. Complete your day by skimming along the treetops on a Canopy Walkway whilst trying to maintain that air of graceful dignity as you go about it.

Day 03 Kinabatangan River

Catch the heady aroma of freshly picked leaves as you start the day with a visit to a tea factory whilst simultaneously learning the ropes of what goes into making a good brew. With your head abuzz with some newly acquired knowledge, clamber on board your private vehicle and drive deeper into the jungle to make it to the edge of the Kinabatangan River. Kick back for a moment after lunch at your lodge and as the sun begins to hang low, throw a leg over a riverboat, settle down comfortably and scan the river banks for wildlife as you go on an evening cruise down the river.

Day 04 Kinabatangan River

Wake up early to the sounds of the forest as you gear up for a repeat of last evenings adventure. Only this time you get to watch the river wake up to the changing light. Listen to the stir of silver-tailed macaques and proboscis monkeys as they limber up and skip among the trees while keeping your eyes peeled out for the stately orangutans and pygmy elephants that watch your progress from their forest cover.  Indulge yourself in some culinary lessons or walk the length of some jungle trails for the rest of the day. Put in a night walk for good measure to see the jungles nocturnal inhabitants brush off the day and go about their business in the dark.

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Day 05 Labuk Bay

Journey overland to Gomantong after breakfast and take an exploratory step into the interiors of its fascinating limestone caves teeming with swiftlets and bats that get occasionally arrested by a shaft of light filtering from yawning gaps above. At ground level, walk past the army of cockroaches and other insects that feed off the guano and when the seasons’ just right watch the locals collect the droppings from the walls to collect it for soup. Leave for Labuk Bay thereafter, a mangrove haven that acts as a sanctuary for Proboscis Monkeys. Slow Lorises, Otters, and Hornbills rove through the forests here while Silver Leaf Monkeys swing and spring so close to the viewing platforms that you can almost reach out to touch them. 

Day 06 Sepilok

Learn about the rehabilitation process of orangutans at Sepilok, the largest orangutan rehabilitation centre in the world. Following a 20-minute documentary about the programme – the primary purpose of which is the reintroduction of orphaned orangutans in the wild – enter the tropical rainforest to watch these primates feed at the behest of park officials. Step into the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre next as well as the Rainforest Discovery Centre, the latter involving a trudge across a length of 150 metres long canopy walkway that offers a unique perspective of the lush rainforest from 25 metres above ground. 

Day 07 Turtle Island

Following breakfast, step out of the mainland and head for Turtle Island. Spend a lazy afternoon here or go traipsing around the surrounding islands as you wait in anticipation for the night show. Hawksbill turtles and green turtles arrive enmasse and crawl ashore like an army invading some secret base under the cover of darkness. While turtles generally return to hatch eggs on the same beach where they were born, depending upon the season and other variables, the Turtle Island is the only place in the world where they arrive every evening without breaking pattern (the exact hour being an exception) to nest. Bear witness to this phenomenon and to the rituals of hatchlings being released back to the sea.

Day 08 Langkah Syabas

Return to the mainland this morning and visit the Sandakan Memorial Park, established to commemorate the fallen soldiers who succumbed to one of the most tragic events that were perpetrated in this part of the world during the Second World War. Learn about and contemplate upon the stories of the horrific Sandakan Death March and of those who died during a similar march to Ranau. Take a flight out to Kota Kinabalu after your visit here and then transfer to Langkah Syabas Resort for your overnight stay.

Day 09 Langkah Syabas

Bask in your own private paradise at Dinawan Island, a private resort surrounded by the clearest of waters and views of Mount Kinabalu that looms over in the distance. Choose to while your time away here on sun deck chairs or go snorkeling and scuba diving. Strike out for a plain old swim, go sea boarding or even kayaking until you’re hungry enough to clean out the seafood buffet at lunch. And when the day draws on towards late afternoon return to your accommodation at Langkah Syabas with a full heart. 

Day 10 Kota Kinabalu

Compress and even revisit the knowledge you’ve perhaps acquired over your days spent in Borneo by visiting the Mari Mari Cultural Village. Located away from the city the village serves as a museum with a view to preserve the regions culture. Observe a life far removed from modern conventions and trappings and step into a world where starting a fire, making blowpipes and tattoo piercings were a norm. Understand the belief systems, legends and stories of the various tribes and participate in a lost world that strives to keep itself alive by revealing itself to the world at large. Return to your hotel after a traditional lunch at the village itself and chase it down with a final dinner together back at your resort.

Day 11 Kota Kinabalu

It’s time now to bid farewell to your tour leader and new friends but not without a backpack full of memories. Departure transfers are included on the day.

Our Hotels


Hotel Dreamtel

Step into Dreamtel and be captivated by the friendly charm of our service associates. Situated in the historical part of Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is within walking distance to Padang Merdeka, the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Malaysia Monument. The hotel is also minutes away from the central district of food, shopping, nightlife

Sabah Hotel

Nestled amidst one of the world’s last natural tropical rainforests, Sabah Hotel offers luxurie and comfort to all there visitors With lush foliage as a backdrop, the hotel exudes an alluring natural attraction as it blends in with the rich flora and fauna of Malaysian Borneo.

Dates


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Monday
01 Aug 2022
Thursday
11 Aug 2022
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Monday
15 Aug 2022
Thursday
25 Aug 2022
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Monday
19 Sep 2022
Thursday
29 Sep 2022
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Wednesday
28 Sep 2022
Saturday
08 Oct 2022
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Monday
17 Oct 2022
Thursday
27 Oct 2022
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