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Day 1: UK to Sandakan
Fly from London to Sandakan, via Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2: Sandakan to Sepilok
On arrival into Sandakan where you will be transferred to Sepilok to stay for 2 nights at MY Nature Resort. Set on the edge of the tropical rainforest, MY Nature’s traditional chalets each have a large terrace overlooking the jungle. There is a good sized pool as well as a 300 metre walkway, where you are free to wander and discover the sights of the jungle. Tonight you will have the option to join a night walk to spot some of the nocturnal wildlife.
Want to start with a few nights in Kuala Lumpur? We can tailor this holiday idea to you.
Day 3: Sepilok
Today is your to spend at leisure in this fantastic destination. Follow one of the resorts boardwalks through the jungle, head to the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary located at the centre of a mangrove forest with around 300 wild monkeys. Or, take the short walk to the Rainforest Discovery Centre visiting the canopy towers connected by walkways to give you a bird’s-eye view of the rooftops of the trees.
Day 4: Sepilok to Kinabatangan
This morning you will visit the world’s largest orangutan rehabilitation centre at Sepilok as well as the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. You will then cruise along Sabah’s mighty Kinabatangan River to Abai Jungle Lodge where you will be staying for 1 night with all meals included. Abai Jungle Lodge provides a rustic, rural setting, deep within the interior of Sabah with an abundance of wildlife to be found right on your doorstep. In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided river safari in search of pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, orangutans and more! And in the evening you’ll head out for a jungle at night guided tour for more wildlife tracking.
Want to head deeper into the jungle? Call 01273 923100 to tailor this holiday to you.
Day 5: Kinabatangan
Wake up early for an unmissable morning cruise to Pitas Lake. Watch the jungle slowly waking up in the mist and enjoy the wildlife search. After breakfast, learn about some projects within the local community, enjoy lunch at Abai Village and head out on a cruise to Sukau Village in search of primates, birds and other wildlife. Later today you will head further into the jungle to stay at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge for 1 night with all meals included. This is a wonderful, laid back base from which to explore the Kinabatangan River and the surrounding nature trails. You will spend the next two days enjoying river safari cruises to track wildlife in the mornings and afternoons.
Day 6: Kinabatangan to Kota Kinabalu
Today you will be transferred to Sandakan Airport to check-in for your flight to Kota Kinabalu where you will be met and transferred to The Jesselton Hotel to stay for 3 nights. Head to the night markets for some dinner local style!
Day 7: White Water Rafting
Today you will head on the scenic train to the Padas River where you will raft the best rapids in South-East Asia. The adrenaline rush covers a distance of 9km with 7 different rapids. Finish with a bbq by the river before transferring back to Kota Kinabalu. Looking for less adrenaline? Swap this for a cycle tour through the countryside. Or have an extra day on the beach. Contact us for your tailor-made family holiday.
Day 8: Mount Kinabalu & Hot Springs
Today you will be transferred to Kinabalu National Park where you will trek one of the trails in the montane forest before heading to Poring for a relaxing dip in the famous hot springs. Want to trek a little more or climb Mount Kinabalu? Ask us to tailor this holiday to you.
Day 9: Kota Kinabalu to Gaya Island
This morning is free for an optional zipline adventure across the Kiulu River or you could spend the morning exploring the sights of Kota Kinabalu. Later today you will be transferred to the jetty for your boat to the gorgeous Gaya Island. You will be spending 5 nights at Gaya Island Resort with breakfast included. Set within a marine park with a golden beach and backed by lush rainforest, Gaya Island Resort is the perfect luxurious beach retreat to kick-back after your tour of Borneo. Along with a chance to relax on the beautiful beaches, you will also have the opportunity to join complimentary guided nature walks within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
Days 10-13: Gaya Island
Four full days to enjoy this beautiful beach, relax by the pool and enjoy the surrounding area. If you are feeling a bit more active, then why not head out on a rainforest walk, guided snorkelling excursion, mangrove kayak tour and more! With a wealth of coral reefs for diving, indigenous flora and fauna for guided nature walks, and plenty of water sports and an award-winning spa you will have an amazing time.
Want more time on the beach or want to look at alternative beach options? Contact us for your own personalised plan.
Day 14: Kota Kinabalu to UK
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flights to the UK.
Day 15: Home
This Borneo Family Holiday idea costs from£11,893 per family (based on a family of four with children aged 5 – 11 years old) and includes – international flights (price based on London), domestic flight, 12 nights accommodation on a sharing basis, private airport transfers, group safari boat tours, group boat and train transfers, group white water rafting, private Mount Kinabalu Tour, breakfast, full board meals for 4 days, all local taxes and ATOL protection.
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