Tailor-made Tour 16 days from £3900 per person
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.
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Fly from the UK to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur.
Arrive in Kuching. Stay for 2 nights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morning at leisure to enjoy the sights of Kota Kinabalu before exploring Kinabalu National Park . Stay outside the park for the night.
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.
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.
Early morning boat cruise and jungle walk. Continue to Gomantong Caves, famed for its edible birds nests. Evening boat cruise to spot more wildlife.
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.
Sandakan, Kuala Lumpur
Fly to Kuala Lumpur. Stay for the night.
Kuala Lumpur, UK
Board your return flight to the UK, arriving the same evening.
Tailor-made Tour 16 days from £3900 per person
Places and Experiences in this tour
The largest and best-looking city in Malaysian Borneo is Kuching, on the banks of the Sarawak River, at the southwestern edge of the territory. Relaxed and atmospheric, it has man...
The Iban and the Lemanak Longhouse
The Iban are Borneo’s largest indigenous minority, comprising around one-third of Sarawak’s total population. Although the majority these days live in towns, their traditional dwe...
Used by most people as the entry and exit point for a holiday to Sabah, Kota Kinabalu has a lot to offer. Its position on the coast is perfect, just a 20 minute boat ride from the...
Since it opened in 1964, the world-famous Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre at Sepilok in northern Sabah has cared for apes orphaned or injured by forest clearance. In 43 sq km of t...
Dubbed affectionately as ‘KL’, Kuala Lumpur started out life in the 1850s as a Chinese mining shanty town, but over the ensuing century-and-a-half has expanded into a metropolis o...
A 90-minute flight east of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s share of Borneo comprises the two states of Sabah and Sarawak. Smothered in primary rainforest, and with a hinterland of high m...
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