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12 Nights - £2,395pp

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  • International Flights
  • Domestic flights
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Private car, driver & guide
  • Entrance fees

Borneo Wildlife Holidays

Borneo Wildlife Tours

Borneo Wildlife Tours

Elephant near Abai

Elephant near Abai

Hornbill in Kinabatangan

Hornbill in Kinabatangan

Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis Monkey

Cruising to Pitas Lake, Kinabatangan

Cruising to Pitas Lake, Kinabatangan

 

This two week Borneo Wildlife holiday covers both Sarawak and Sabah and includes visits to two orangutan sanctuaries, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the Kinabatangan River, Bako National Park and the Kinabalu National Park.

Begin the journey with 3 nights in Kuching and enjoy the friendly compact capital of Sarawak. Included is a day trip to the coastal Bako National Park and the Orangutan Sanctuary at Semanggoh.

From Kuching head to the interior of Sarawak on a jungle adventure with two nights in a Jungle Lodge. Discover the rainforest and the culture of the Iban.

From Sarawak fly to the other half of Malaysian Borneo, Sabah. Visit the Orangutan Sanctuary at Sepilok, spend two nights in the Kinabatangan River area and two nights in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

This Borneo tour can be extended with a stay in a Borneo beach resort - just ask us how.

At a Glance

  • International Flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • All taxes
  • 3 nights Kuching
  • Bako National Park
  • Semanggoh Orangutan Centre
  • 2 nights Jungle Lodge Sarawak
  • Jungle walks
  • Iban Longhouse
  • 2 nights Kota Kinabalu
  • Kinabalu National Park
  • Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • 2 nights Kinabatangan River
  • River wildlife viewing cruises
  • 2 nights Tabin Wildlife Reserve
  • 1 night Kota Kinabalu

 

Day 1: Fly to Kuching

Fly to Kuching.

Day 2: Kuching

On arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Overnight Kuching. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Bako National Park

Bako National Park day trip.

Overnight Kuching. Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 4: Nanga Sumpa Lodge

Overnight in interior of Sarawak

Overnight Nanga Sumpa Lodge. All meals included.

Day 5: Nanga Sumpa Lodge

Jungle trek. Meet Iban people.

Overnight Nanga Sumpa Lodge. All meals included.

Day 6: Kuching

Return to Kuching.

Overnight Kuching. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Kota Kinabalu

Visit Semanggoh Orangutan Sanctuary. Fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu

Day trip to Kinabalu National Park.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Kinabatangan River

Visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. River cruise.

Overnight Sukau. All meals included.

Day 10: Kinabatangan River

Wildlife viewing. Ox Bow Lake.

Overnight Sukau. All meals included.

Day 11: Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Transfer to Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Lipad Mud Volcano. Night safari.

Overnight Tabin. All meals included.

Day 12: Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Rainforest trek. Lipad Waterfall.

Overnight Tabin. All meals included.

Day 13: Kota Kinabalu

Relax in rainforest. Fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Fly to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to UK.

Day 15: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart UK for overnight flight to Kuching.

Day 2: Kuching

Transfer to hotel. Overnight Kuching. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Bako National Park 

Spend the day in Bako National Park, one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting, including proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, wild boars, monitor lizards and numerous species of birds.

There are several trails to follow inside the park and the coastline is dotted with small bays, coves and beaches.

Return to Kuching mid-afternoon.

Overnight Kuching. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 4: Kuching – Nanga Sumpa

Drive to Batang Ai reservoir (4½ hours) through rural Sarawak, passing through pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations. En-route, visit the colourful native market in Serian town.

Visit a pepper garden and stop by to view wild orchids and several species of pitcher plants. Have lunch en route.

On arrival at Batang Ai Reservoir, proceed by longboat (1½ hours) upriver to Nanga Sumpa and settle into the lodge. Evening free at leisure.

Overnight at Nanga Sumpa Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 5: Enseluai Waterfall – Nanga Sumpa 

Following breakfast hike the jungle trails along the river and continue upriver by longboat to Enseluai waterfall. The boatman may stop to demonstrate fishing Iban-style using a jala or throw net.

Arrive at the waterfall with time to relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings and a riverside BBQ lunch prepared by your Iban hosts.

Return to the lodge for dinner and a visit to the Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common veranda) and spend time with the Iban. Learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine.

Overnight at Nanga Sumpa Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 6: Nanga Sumpa – Kuching

After breakfast return to Kuching.

Overnight Kuching. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 7: Semenggoh Orangutan – Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, visit Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, an orangutan rehabilitation centre training orphaned or rescued orangutans how to survive in the wild. Over 20 orangutans live in the forest within the nature reserve and usually return to the centre at feeding times.

The visit is timed for feeding time before heading back to Kuching for check-out and the flight to Kota Kinabulu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Kinabalu Park

Visit Kinabalu Park and enjoy a guided nature walk with a park naturalist before exploring the park’s botanical garden. Have lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon visit the Park’s gallery before returning to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 9: Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Sukau

Fly to Sandakan and visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild. Observe the orangutans at their feeding stations in the rainforest.

Travel by boat to the pristine mangrove forests along the Kinabatangan River delta in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and reptiles. Lunch is provided at the Abai Jungle Restaurant.

Continue by boat to Sukau and after check-in go on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to the Menanggul River in search of more wildlife.

Overnight Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 10: Oxbow Lake – Kinabatangan River – Sukau

Early morning, take a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. Trek the lush riverine forest along the lake and then return to the lodge for breakfast.

In the afternoon, enjoy another river cruise down the Menanggul and Kinabatangan rivers. Return to the lodge at dusk with the evening at leisure.

Overnight Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 11: Sukau – Tabin Wildlife Reserve 

After early breakfast, drive to Lahad Datu and on to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve.  Check into the charming timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort.

A variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort, which is set amongst the rainforest alongside the Lipad River.

In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano, which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife.  Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the area and its surrounding thick forest with its rich birdlife.

After dinner, enjoy a presentation on Tabin’s wildlife, followed by a Night Safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.

Overnight Tabin Widlife Resort. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 12: Lipad Waterfalls

Enjoy an early morning bird walk if you wish to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species.

After breakfast, trek through the rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species, to visit Lipad Waterfall.  Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or simply relax.

In the afternoon perhaps try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.

Overnight Tabin Widlife Resort. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 13: Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Lahad Datu

After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or riverside where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen.  Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying goodbye to Tabin.

Transfer to Lahad Datu Airport for the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 14: Fly to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 15: UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Kuching Superior Hotel Suggestions:

  • Lime Hotel
  • Hilton Kuching

Kota Kinabalu Superior Hotel Suggestions:

  • Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort
  • Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort

12 nights Borneo Wildlife - Superior:

  • Price from £2,395 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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Call us now to speak to a Borneo holiday expert about your Borneo holiday or honeymoon to Borneo.

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