Borneo Family Explorer
This great adventure combines the cultural and natural highlights of Malaysia. Start by exploring the vibrant capital, Kuala Lumpur. Next fly to Sabah in Malaysian Borneo for a real wildlife adventure. Explore the intense and tantalising rainforest surrounding the Kinabatangan River, come face to face with one of the world's most delightful creatures, the orangutan, in Sepilok, and go wildlife hunting, before finally putting your feet up on the beautiful beaches of West Sabah near Kota Kinabalu.
15 days from £2,815.00 per person
Day 1: To Kuala Lumpur
Depart London Heathrow on Malaysian Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2: Kuala Lumpur
On arrival transfer by private vehicle to the Park Royal Hotel for two nights. BAccommodation: Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Day 3: City Tour & Fireflies
This morning you will be taken for an orientation tour of the city covering the major historical landmarks. Later take a boat trip at night to see a amazing display of fireflies at Kampung Kuantan B
Day 4: To Sandakan
Morning fly to Sandakan. Rest of the day free at leisure or join the optional tour - Guided Night Walk to experience walking the dark to spot animals or insects. Overnight at Nature Resort B, D
Day 5: To Selingan Island
Catch the morning boat to Selingan Island. Rest of the day is at leisure until a night ranger led expedition to spot the turtles laying eggs on the beach. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there are young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Overnight at Selingan Island Chalet. B, L, DAccommodation: Selingan Island Chalet
Day 6: To Sandakan & Sukau
After breakfast take a boat back to Sandakan and transfer to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center to witness feeding time. Take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. Check in at Abai Jungle Logde. Late in the afternoon, you will be experiencing a cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets After dinner, again experience the "Jungle at night" at our nature boardwalk to search for birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with the nature guide. Overnight at Abai Jungle Logde B, L, DAccommodation: Abai Jungle Logde
Day 7: Sukau
Wake up by the calls of nature, free at leisure at our nature boardwalk. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the wild orang utan, birds, pygmy elephant and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. B, L, D
Day 8: To Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast transfer back to Sandakan to catch the afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu.
Seven nights at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa. B
Day 9-14: Kota Kinabalu
Spend the day at leisure: playing on the beach, splashing in the pool, and enjoying unhurried time together B
Day 15: To London
Transfer to the airport to board the morning Malaysian Airlines flight back to London via Kuala Lumpur. B
|Price per person (Double/Twin share)|
- International & domestic flights with Malaysian Airlines in economy class
- Accommodation in a double room with extra bed
- Daily breakfast throughout. Full board meals from Dinner on day 4 to breakfast on Day 8
- English speaking guide during sightseeing.
- Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
- Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees
- Full ATOL and ABTA bonding
- Visa Fee.
- Any optional Excursions.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Travel Insurance.