Best of Borneo 11 Day Tour

Tour Code: ABNO1-11 | Write the first review
Duration
11 days
Price From
$4,999 $2,899

Spend your 11-day vacation to explore the third largest island in the world. Start your trip with a modern port Kota Kinabalu city tour then relax on the pristine Gaya Island. Take a bird view from the Capony Walk, explore the various species of flora in the Rainforest Discovery Centre and hop on a cruise trip to Oxbow Lake to explore the Borneo’s diverse wildlife.

Route

Kota Kinabalu(3N) – Selingan Island(1N) – Sepilok(1N) - Sukau(3N)

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Highlights

  • Trek through the jungle trail and swim on Gaya Island, the biggest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
  • Soak in the rejuvenating hot sulphur public pools in Kipunghit Waterfall
  • Visit some of the most eminent centres including Sepilok Orang Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • View unique birds and wildlife along the Kinabatangan River, the Sabah’s longest river
  • Enjoy a romantic candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank

Itinerary

Day 01: Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Depart for Kota Kinabalu to start your amazing Malaysian journey!

Meals: In-flight Meals

Accommodation: N/A

Day 02: Kota Kinabalu

You will arrive Kota Kinabalu this morning. Our friendly tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport then transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Spend a rest of a day at your leisure.

Meals:In-flight meals

Accommodation: Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Day 03: Kota Kinabalu – Gaya Island – Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel then take a 30-minute speed boat to Gaya Island, a Borneo’s biodiverse treasure-house of jungle and marine life. On arrival, start your adventure on a jungle trail and explore the unique tropical plants. Enjoy lunch (picnic box) by the beach then spend the afternoon at your leisure to go swimming, snorkel or just relax at the beautiful beach before returning to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Day 04: Kota Kinabalu – Mt Kinabalu – Kota Kinabalu

Take a 2-hour drive to the foothills of Mt.Kinabalu in the UNESCO World Heritage Kinabalu Park, one of the world’s most important biological sites with more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna. Stop en route by Pekan Nabalu Market to enjoy the various seasonal tropical fruits. On arrival at the foothills, get ready to stand astounded by the astounding view of Mt.Kinabalu, the highest mountain in the Malay archipelago (4,095m). Later, head to Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden. If weather permits, go on a guided tour to explore the verdant forest laced with cool montane air. Continue to Poring Treetop Canopy Walk where suspension bridges constructed with ropes, steel cables and a series of aluminium ladders bolted together at 41m high offer a different view of the jungle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Day 05: Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Selingan Island

This morning, you will take a flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan then set off to Selingan Turtle Island, a nesting beach and breeding ground for the endangered Green and Hawksbill Turtles by boat. Spend today at your leisure to go swimming, snorkel or just relax at the beautiful beach. After dinner, you will have a chance to observe Green Turtles lay eggs then the rangers will transplant the eggs to the hatchery and release the baby turtles on their first journey into the sea.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel on Selingan Island

Day 06: Selingan Island – Sandakan - Sepilok

This morning, you will return to Sandakan by boat. Stroll through a town market selling local fishes, assorted snacks and seasonal tropical fruits. Afterwards, visit Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple located on the top of the hill, offering a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay. Later, you will learn the history of the oldest buildings in Sandakan at St.Michael’s and All Angels Church, then visit the famous American author’s Agnes Keith House to discover the place adorned with reproduced colonial furniture and many other significant objects. Continue a journey to Sim Sim Floating Village and Sandakan War Memorial Park built to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during World War II. Have lunch then head to Rainforest Discovery Centre where you can immerse yourself in a botanical wonderland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Sepilok

Day 07: Sepilok – Sukau

After breakfast, get transferred to Sepilok Orang Rehabilitation Centre to witness how orphaned Orangutans are cared and rehabilitated. Afterwards, visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre where you can see the world’s smallest bear. Later, embark to Sandakan and check in the fascinating Sukau Rainforest Lodge nested on banks of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. In the evening, you will hop on a short River Safari Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Sukau

Day 08: Sukau – Kanabantangan River – Sukau

In the morning, take a Safari River Cruise on Kinabatangan River to Oxbow Lake to explore the Borneo’s diverse wildlife. Continue to Hornbill Boardwalk for an educational tour. In the afternoon, join an Orangutan Talk Activity before continuing your cruise trip to discover the wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Sukau

Day 09: Sukau – Menanggul River – Sukau

In the early morning, take a Safari River Cruise along the Menanggul River to continue exploring the wildlife then go onshore to discover the 90-meter high Gomantong Caves where you can see various bats and birds. Return to Sukau.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Sukau

Day 10: Sukau – Sandakan – Depart for home

Return to Sandakan by boat then take a flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A

Day 11: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: N/A

Inclusions

  • International & regional domestic flight
  • Accommodation and meals as in the chosen category or similar (subject to availability).
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local English speaking tour guide

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.


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Dates & Prices

*Prices included Location Surcharge and Peak Season surcharge
* indicates Lowest Price for that region

Important

  • Surcharge of AUD350 for departures from Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth.
  • Surcharge of AUD200 for departures in March, April, October, November & December and AUD800 for departures in January.
  • Surcharge of AUD699 for Single Supplement
  • Surcharge of AUD200 for Trip Extension

How to book

  • Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

(In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/ ).

  • Step 2: Complete the Booking Form
  • Step 3: One of our Representatives will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

Deposit Information

  • A deposit of AUD99 per person upon booking to secure your travel date.
  • Final Payment is due at least 60 days prior to departure. Once this payment is made, any prior payment is strictly non-refundable.
  • If the Final Payment is not completed by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments are strictly non-refundable.
  • Invoices will be sent to you through Email, please take responsibility to ensure payments are made on time.

Tour Exclusion

  • Meals, Drinks and any Service not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Visa fee to Malaysia (If you need assistance with your Visa, please request it upon filling in Booking Form).
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (not mandatory) & personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel.

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend purchasing the Travel Insurance package as soon as you pay the deposit for a piece of mind. Please refer to Travel Insurance for further information.

Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, it’s appreciation and expectation. We suggest 5$/pax/day tipping.

Airline

  • Airline: Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways (30kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg of hand baggage per passenger).
  • Customers must send us the electrical copy of passport by scanning or taking the first page of your passport. By this way, we could secure the accuracy of your personal information to make proper reservation for you.
  • The airfare is non-refundable at all times.

Flights

  • Flight itineraries will be provided only 30 days prior to departure. If you book our tour packages within 30 days, your flight itinerary will be provided within 7 days.
  • Airline schedule may change or cancel before the itinerary and it is beyond our control. We will try utmost to assist our customers, however, the customers are also responsible for reviewing your flight schedule prior to the departure. Moreover, you can contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: AUD200 per person for trip extension or early arrivals. If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

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