Places Visited: Kuching, Sandakan, Sukau, Kota Kinabalu
On our tour of Malaysian Borneo venture into some of the world's oldest rainforests, teeming with a wild array of exotic flora and fauna as well as canopy walkways and mysterious cave systems. One of the largest islands in the world, Borneo offers a fantastic combination of nature, culture and beaches.
Start in Kuching, the city of the White Rajas, before journeying to the beautiful surroundings of Sukau. Continue on to Sepilok Orangutan centre where this fascinating creature can be seen up close. After exploring the Kinabatangan River to spot wildlife, travel to Kota Kinabalu, one of the most unique and biologically diverse areas in the world, where there is the opportunity to trek inside Kinabalu National Park before you travel back home.
- Group Size 4-16 people
- Internal Travel A combination of road, air and boat. Road travel by air-conditioned vehicles
- Accompanying Guide Local English-speaking guides
- Accommodation 9 nights
- Meal Plan Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2, 4, 5 & 6, dinner on days 5 & 6
Itinerary for Wonders of Borneo
Greeted on arrival in Kuching and check-in at the Grand Margherita hotel or similar, for two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Cruise on the Santubong River to spot the rare Irrawaddy dolphin. In the afternoon, proceed to the Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to view semi-wild orangutans and a collection of rainforest plants.
Take a set of flights to Sandakan this morning and transfer to the Four Points by Sheraton or similar for two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to observe the animals at feeding time. Later visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Rainforest Conservation Cente.
This morning, drive 2-3 hours, through the countryside, to Sukau. Stay at the Borneo Nature Lodge for two nights. Enjoy an afternoon river cruise to spot wildlife.
Take an early morning river cruise, to spot birds and other wildlife. Take a short jungle walk. An afternoon at leisure followed by an evening river cruise to spot more flora and fauna.
Sukau, Kota Kinabalu
Take the boat or drive back to Sandakan this morning and fly to Kota Kinabalu. Stay at Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort for three nights. Optional upgrade: Shangri-la Tanjung Aru.
Day at leisure. Optional excursion: Kinabalu National Park
Day at leisure. Optional excursion: Kinabalu National Park.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Tailor-made Tour 10 days from £1545 per person
✓ 9 nights accommodation
✓ All internal transportation and transfers
✓ Local English-speaking guides
✓ Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2, 4, 5 & 6, dinner on days 5 & 6
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
Holiday Extensions for this tour
Wonders of Borneo - Danum Valley or Tabin Wildlife Reserve
3 days, 2 nights from £795 / £995 per person
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Sukau, Danum Valley/Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Transfer from Sukau to Lahad Datu and then to Borneo Rainforest Lodge or Tabin Wildlife reserve for two nights. Lunch at the lodge. Enjoy activities at the resort.
Danum Valley/Tabin Wildlife Reserve
A day of activities at the resort.
Danum Valley/Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Kota Kinabalu
Guided morning walk. Lunch at resort before transferring to Lahad Datu for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Stay at the Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort for three nights.
Days at leisure. Optional excursion: Kinabalu National Park
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
tour prices for Wonders of Borneo
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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...
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...
Olive green or chocolate brown depending on the season, the Kinabatangan is Sabah’s longest river, rising in the mountains of the interior and flowing into the Sulawesi Sea on Bor...
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...
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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