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Day 1: UK to Kuching
Fly from London to Kuching, via Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2: Kuching
On your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Ranee Boutique hotel where you’ll be staying for 3 nights. Located in the heart of Kuching’s picturesque Old Town, this romantic boutique hotel has been stylishly rebuilt from two traditional 19th century shophouses with individually styled suites to reflect Sarawak’s rich colonial heritage. You are perfectly located to head out and explore Kuching this afternoon. Want to start with some time in Kuala Lumpur – ask us to add this on – call 01273 923100.
Day 3: Kuching
This morning you will head on a private tour to the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre for a chance to see these rare and majestic creatures in their natural habitat. In the afternoon you will have a private tour of a longhouse village – visiting a traditional bamboo longhouse, home to dozens of local families.
Day 4: Bako National Park
Today you will head on a private tour of Bako National Park by boat and foot. It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo as well as proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs (leaf monkeys), long tailed macaque monkeys, wild boar, flying squirrels and monitor lizards. Want to spend the night in Bako NP and explore a little more? Ask us to tailor this itinerary to you.
Day 5: Kuching to Mulu
This morning you will fly from Kuching to Mulu where you will be staying for 2 nights at Mulu National Park HQ. This afternoon you will take the plank-walk to Lang Cave – the largest cave passage in the world – before exploring Deer Cave where, at dusk, thousands of bats emerge in formation. This evening you will head out on a trek to see how the jungle comes alive at night.
Day 6: Mulu
Today you will travel by longboat and plank walkways to Wind & Clearwater Caves – part of the largest connected cave system in the world. You also have the option to explore an underground cave by torchlight before heading up high for a canopy walk to give a bird’s eye view of the surrounding jungle. If you’d also like to visit the Pinnacles at Mulu National Park, let us know and we can tailor this itinerary to you. Call 01273 923100.
Day 7: Mulu to Kota Kinabalu
Today you will fly to Kota Kinabalu where you will be transferred to the Jesselton Hotel where you will be staying for 1 night. The Jesselton is a beautifully restored colonial a hotel located in the heart of the city. Enjoy some time taking in Kota Kinabalu at your own pace. Want to add in a visit to Mount Kinabalu? Contact us.
Day 8: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok
Today you will fly to Sandakan where you will be transferred to Sepilok to stay for 1 night at Sepilok Nature Resort. Hidden amongst tropical plants and towering trees, Sepilok Nature Resort is the perfect spot to start your Borneo jungle adventure. This afternoon, head 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. We also recommend a night walk to spot some of the nocturnal wildlife. Want to slow the pace down, ask us to lengthen your stays or remove stops. Call 01273 923100.
Day 9: 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 to 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.
Days 10-11: Kinabatangan
Wake up early for an unmissable morning cruise on the Kinabatangan River. Watch the jungle slowly waking up in the mist and enjoy the wildlife search. Later today you will head further into the jungle to stay at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge for 2 nights 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 12: Kinabatangan to Gaya Island
Today you will be transferred back to Sandakan to check-in for your flight to Kota Kinabalu where you will be met and transferred to the jetty for your boat to the gorgeous Gaya Island. You will be spending your last 3 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.
Days 13-14: Gaya Island
Two full days to enjoy this beautiful beach, relax by the pool and enjoy the surrounding area. 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 couple of days. Want more time on the beach – contact us for your own personalised plan.
Day 15: Gaya to UK
You will have most of the day to continue enjoying the beach before being transferred by boat and car to the airport for your return flights to the UK.
Day 16: Home
This Borneo holiday idea costs from £2,799pp and includes – international flights (price based on London), domestic flights, 13 nights accommodation on a sharing basis, meals, tours, activities, safaris as listed, vehicle & boat transfers, all local taxes and ATOL protection.
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