Tailor-made Tour 16 days from £4680 per person

tour enquiry

  Places Visited: Kuching, Lemanak, Batang Ai, Sarikei, Sibu, Dalat, Lamin Dana, Bintulu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tea House, Sukau, Sepilok, Sandakan, Kuala Lumpur

Mystical Borneo takes you deep into the interior of Sarawak, an area still well off the radar of most travellers to this island. Explore Sarawak and neighbouring Sabah by road and boat, stay overnight in tribal longhouses, and walk through jungle to spot Bornean wildlife in Sakau. And of course there will be trips to orangutan sanctuaries along the way.

Holiday Types

Cultural Holidays Wildlife Holidays Luxury Train Holidays Beach Holidays Adventure Holidays Family Holidays Malaysia & Borneo


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur.

Accommodation Options

Day 2

Arrive in Kuching. Stay for 2 nights.

Accommodation Options

Day 3

Full day excursion to Bako National Park. This distinct rainforest ecosystem is home to the Proboscis monkey, silvered langurs, long-tailed macaques, wild boar, flying squirrels, monitor lizards and fascinating plant life, including pitcher plants and strangling figs.

Accommodation Options

Day 4
Kuching, Lemanak

Visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary before continuing by road and boat up to Lemanak Longhouse. Partake in the Iban tribals’ traditional dance and music and enjoy their ‘rice wine’. Stay at the Longhouse for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 5
Lemanak, Batang Ai

Enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and walk around the Longhouse. After lunch continue by road and boat to Batang Ai. Stay in Batang Ai for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 6
Batang Ai, Sarikei, Sibu

Today you will be driven to the ‘pineapple town’ of Sarikei. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this laidback town before continuing to Sibu.

Accommodation Options

Day 7
Sibu, Dalat, Lamin Dana

Morning stroll along Malaysia’s longest river - the Rajang. Watch the floating grocery stores that serve the local community. See Old Sibu town and visit Malaysia’s biggest central market. Take a speed boat to Dalat town, past Melanau tribal villages. Continue on to Lamin Dana, an aunthentic Melanau village, where you stay for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 8
Lamin Dana, Bintulu

In the morning take a boat cruise on the brackish waters of Tellian and Misan rivers. Visit a Sago processing plant and enjoy local delicacies at Mukah market. After lunch continue to Bintulu, stopping at roadside towns en route. Stay in Bintulu for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 9
Bintulu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu

Visit Niah prehistoric caves, one of the world’s most important archealogical sites at Niah National Park. Continue to Miri to take your flight to Kota Kinabalu where you stay for 2 nights.

Accommodation Options

Day 10
Kota Kinabalu

Morning at leisure to enjoy the sights of Kota Kinabalu before exploring Kinabalu National Park . Stay outside the park for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 11
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tea House

Take a guided nature trek in the park. Continue to Poring Hot Springs and take the 41 m high canopy walk. Continue to Sabah Tea Longhouse for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 12
Sabah Tea House, Sukau

Enjoy a morning sunrise view of Mt Kinabalu and the tea plantations. Continue overland to Sukau stopping at Kg Lunati tagal fish conservation centre. Stay in Sukau for 2 nights.

Accommodation Options

Day 13

Early morning boat cruise and jungle walk. Continue to Gomantong Caves, famed for its edible birds nests. Evening boat cruise to spot more wildlife.

Accommodation Options

Day 14
Sukau, Sepilok, Sandakan

Drive overland to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and also visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Later there is a tour of Sandakan city. Stay in Sandakan for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 15
Sandakan, Kuala Lumpur

Fly to Kuala Lumpur. Stay for the night.

Accommodation Options

Day 16
Kuala Lumpur, UK

Board your return flight to the UK, arriving the same evening.

Accommodation Options

Tailor-made Tour 16 days from £4680 per person

What's included

Places and Experiences in this tour

Similar Tours



Plan your Next Adventure

With the Summer almost upon us, now is the time to begin planning your next summer adventures in Asia. Our Travel Specialists are ready to take your call and discuss the adventure you have been dreaming of.

Make an enquiry

Or call us on 0208 566 3739

TransIndus Brochures 2024-25

Order Brochures