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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 Sepilok Nature Resort. Hidden amongst tropical plants and towering trees, Sepilok Nature Resort is the perfect spot to start your Borneo jungle adventure. Want to start with a few nights in Kuala Lumpur? We can tailor this holiday idea to you.
Day 3: Sepilok
This morning you’ll head to Labuk Bay to the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary located at the centre of a mangrove forest with around 300 wild monkeys. We recommend going for feeding time 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.
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 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 5-6: 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 7: 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 5 nights at Gaya Island Resort with breakfast included. You will also have included a rainforest walk with the resident naturalist, a guided snorkelling exploration and a mangrove kayak excursion. 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 8-11: Gaya Island
Four 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 time.
Day 12: 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 13: Home
This Borneo holiday idea costs from £1,934pp and includes – international flights (price based on London), domestic flight, 10 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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