Borneo Explorer


  • Borneo Explorer

Borneo Explorer

 Malaysia

11 days from £2799 pp  return flights from LHR

Malaysia is a melting pot of such diversity that every destination you visit evokes a new sense of adventure. Blessed with nature’s bountiful gifts, it also offers age-old forests, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, hills and mountains.
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Malaysia is a melting pot of such diversity that every destination you visit evokes a new sense of adventure. Blessed with nature’s bountiful gifts, it also offers age-old forests, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, hills and mountains. Discover a world packed with amazing wildlife, prehistoric rainforests and breath-taking landscapes – a natural wonderland so raw it is a veritable Garden of Eden. Come face to face with turtles and orangutans, meet local tribes, visit cathedral-like caves and behold majestic mountains. This is Malaysia like you’ve never imagined it – a magical eco-world that will enchant you every minute of your stay.

THE EXPERIENCE

Day 01 | Depart London Heathrow

Today you will board an overnight flight to Malaysia. Overnight is in the plane.

Day 02 | Arrival Sandakan – Sepilok | Dinner

Upon arrival at SDK Airport, transfer to MY Nature Resort, a resort that located at one of the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. Check-in & rest of the day will be free at own leisure. By 18:00hrs, be ready at “The Flying Squirrel” platform to witness these amazing creatures in action, After dinner, Guided Night walk at our nature board walk going up and down structure next to the Sepilok Protected Forest Reserve.

Day 03 | Sepilok | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning will be free at own leisure. After lunch, proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey sanctuary and later visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Walk to the orchid garden & plants and to the Canopy Walkway, one of the most unique canopy walks or sky walks., a chance to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that have made the virgin rainforest their home. Return to resort before night fall.

Day 04 | Sandakan – Selingan Island | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Jetty for the scheduled boat ride to Selingan Island. The Selingan Island chalet is about 500m away from the beach whereby NO PORTER available on the island. Therefore, you have to carry your own luggage from the boat to your chalet. It is recommended to pack light and leave your luggage at the luggage room in the Jetty. Upon arrival, check-in and rest of the day will be free at own leisure. Before leaving your room for dinner, make sure all your important/valuable things are with you and do not leave it in your room. After dinner, please remain at the cafeteria and wait for ranger’s call anytime to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there is any young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of the baby turtles to the sea.)

Note: Accommodation in Selingan Island is very basic twin bedded room with attached bathroom only.

Day 05 | Selingan Island – Sandakan – Abai | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning check-out and transfer back to Sandakan by boat. After breakfast, proceed to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00 then continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. If the Orang Utans are feeling particularly friendly, you may even get the chance to get up close to the Orang Utan so be sure to hang onto your belongings. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. Return to the Jetty for your 01 hour scheduled boat ride to Abai Jungle Lodge. Check-in and lunch will be served. After lunch, sit back and relax until late afternoon, take a river boat ride to the best part of Kinabatangan River until night falls. Continue the night cruise to witness the fireflies as Christmas tree. After dinner, join the guided night walk at the lodge’s nature board walk.

Day 06 | Abai | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning wake up and take a morning boat ride to Pitas OxBow Lake to search for wildlife. After breakfast, you get the opportunity to join CAP Tree Planting Project and Abai Village walk (subject to availability). After lunch, free at leisure until late afternoon, another river boat ride to search for wildlife.

Abai Village walk and become the Judge for “The Most Beautiful House” competition

This competition is an option and subject to availability. Spend about 02 hours walking from house to house before lunch, take some photo for you to refer as you will need to have more house to visit at Sukau for you to choose “The Most Beautiful House” The competition will start Apr 2020 until Oct 2020.

Day 07 | Abai – Sukau | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Sukau by 01 hour’s boat ride. Check-in and relax until late afternoon, take a river boat ride to Menanggul River.

Day 08 | Sukau | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Free at leisure until scheduled time to visit Gomantong Cave. Late afternoon, another river boat ride to search for wildlife.

Day 09 | Sukau – Sandakan | Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, check-out and return to Sandakan by boat. Upon arrival, transfer to Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. Check-in and rest of the day will be free at own leisure.

Day 10 | Sandakan | Breakfast

Whole day will be free at own leisure.

Day 11 | Depart Sandakan | Breakfast

Free at leisure until departure transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination.

Tour Ends

Malaysia is a melting pot of such diversity that every destination you visit evokes a new sense of adventure. Blessed with nature’s bountiful gifts, it also offers age-old forests, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, hills and mountains. Discover a world packed with amazing wildlife, prehistoric rainforests and breath-taking landscapes – a natural wonderland so raw it is a veritable Garden of Eden. Come face to face with turtles and orangutans, meet local tribes, visit cathedral-like caves and behold majestic mountains. This is Malaysia like you’ve never imagined it – a magical eco-world that will enchant you every minute of your stay.

THE EXPERIENCE

Day 01 | Depart London Heathrow

Today you will board an overnight flight to Malaysia. Overnight is in the plane.

Day 02 | Arrival Sandakan – Sepilok | Dinner

Upon arrival at SDK Airport, transfer to MY Nature Resort, a resort that located at one of the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. Check-in & rest of the day will be free at own leisure. By 18:00hrs, be ready at “The Flying Squirrel” platform to witness these amazing creatures in action, After dinner, Guided Night walk at our nature board walk going up and down structure next to the Sepilok Protected Forest Reserve.

Day 03 | Sepilok | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning will be free at own leisure. After lunch, proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey sanctuary and later visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Walk to the orchid garden & plants and to the Canopy Walkway, one of the most unique canopy walks or sky walks., a chance to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that have made the virgin rainforest their home. Return to resort before night fall.

Day 04 | Sandakan – Selingan Island | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Jetty for the scheduled boat ride to Selingan Island. The Selingan Island chalet is about 500m away from the beach whereby NO PORTER available on the island. Therefore, you have to carry your own luggage from the boat to your chalet. It is recommended to pack light and leave your luggage at the luggage room in the Jetty. Upon arrival, check-in and rest of the day will be free at own leisure. Before leaving your room for dinner, make sure all your important/valuable things are with you and do not leave it in your room. After dinner, please remain at the cafeteria and wait for ranger’s call anytime to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there is any young turtle hatchlings, an opportunity to observe the release of the baby turtles to the sea.)

Note: Accommodation in Selingan Island is very basic twin bedded room with attached bathroom only.

Day 05 | Selingan Island – Sandakan – Abai | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning check-out and transfer back to Sandakan by boat. After breakfast, proceed to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00 then continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. If the Orang Utans are feeling particularly friendly, you may even get the chance to get up close to the Orang Utan so be sure to hang onto your belongings. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. Return to the Jetty for your 01 hour scheduled boat ride to Abai Jungle Lodge. Check-in and lunch will be served. After lunch, sit back and relax until late afternoon, take a river boat ride to the best part of Kinabatangan River until night falls. Continue the night cruise to witness the fireflies as Christmas tree. After dinner, join the guided night walk at the lodge’s nature board walk.

Day 06 | Abai | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning wake up and take a morning boat ride to Pitas OxBow Lake to search for wildlife. After breakfast, you get the opportunity to join CAP Tree Planting Project and Abai Village walk (subject to availability). After lunch, free at leisure until late afternoon, another river boat ride to search for wildlife.

Abai Village walk and become the Judge for “The Most Beautiful House” competition

This competition is an option and subject to availability. Spend about 02 hours walking from house to house before lunch, take some photo for you to refer as you will need to have more house to visit at Sukau for you to choose “The Most Beautiful House” The competition will start Apr 2020 until Oct 2020.

Day 07 | Abai – Sukau | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Sukau by 01 hour’s boat ride. Check-in and relax until late afternoon, take a river boat ride to Menanggul River.

Day 08 | Sukau | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Free at leisure until scheduled time to visit Gomantong Cave. Late afternoon, another river boat ride to search for wildlife.

Day 09 | Sukau – Sandakan | Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, check-out and return to Sandakan by boat. Upon arrival, transfer to Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. Check-in and rest of the day will be free at own leisure.

Day 10 | Sandakan | Breakfast

Whole day will be free at own leisure.

Day 11 | Depart Sandakan | Breakfast

Free at leisure until departure transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Return economy flight from London Heathrow
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • 01 night’s accommodation at Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at MY Nature Resort - Standard Room.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at MY Nature Resort - Standard Room.
  • 01 night’s accommodation at Selingan Island Resort - Standard Room (basic twin bedded with attached bathroom).
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Abai Jungle Lodge - Standard Room.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge - Standard Room.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan - Deluxe Room.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, exclude beverages.
  • Hotels/lodges above subject to availability or similar
  • All ground services indicated in the itinerary on Seat-in-Coach basis, English Speaking.

What's not included

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Any services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Optional tours
  • Airport taxes or visa fees
  • Tourist tax, payable directly at the hotels

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