12 Days from$2348 p/p in USD
Discover the landscapes and culture, as well as the amazing flora and fauna of the exotic and evocative island of Borneo. Take in spectacular landscapes, lush rainforest, local culture and cuisine, and experience some amazing activities and excursions. From historic Kuching City, visit the stunning national parks of Bako, World Heritage Mulu and Mount Kinabalu. Experience river crocodile spotting in Kinabatangan, night treks, day hikes, visit the unique Sabah Tea Plantation, stay in an eco-lodge and of course discover the famous orangutan sanctuary at Sepilok. Group size 4-12 people. Fitness level: easy to moderate.
Safari types:Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Gunung Mulu National Park
Activities:Game Drive, Boat Cruise
Getting around:Bus, Light Aircraft, Motor Boat
Start/end:Start in Kuching, end in Kota Kinabalu
Optional add-ons include a stay at the superb Danum Valley Rainforest Lodge, a two-day ascent of Mount Kinabalu or a three-day stay on the unspoilt tropical island of Manukan in the South China Sea. A varied and truly unforgettable 2 week Borneo adventure!
Just a few of the many highlights
Jungle hikes, canopy walks, night treks and river expeditions are all on our Borneo menu as well as cave exploration, visits to an orangutan rehabilitation centre and an overnight stay at a tea plantation.
- Explore the colonial heritage and bustling Chinatown of charming Kuching Town
- A 2 night stay in World Heritage Mulu National Park with its stunning scenery and vast cave systems
- Visit the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in Sabah State
- Discover the spectacular landscapes and flora and fauna of Bako National Park
- Check out the highly varied and well preserved wildlife of Kinabatangan on foot and by boat
- Extensions include a stay at an eco-lodge in the fabulous Danum Valley or a 3 day sejourn on tropical Manukan Island
RATES – PER PERSON GBP
Air Departures – from the UK
Apr from £2,475 per person
May from £2,475 per person
Jun from £2,475 per person
Jul from £2,675 per person
Aug from £2,475 per person
Sep from £2,475 per person
Oct from £2,475 per person
Nov from £2,475 per person
Dec from £2,675 per person
Land Departures – from Kuching, Sarawak
Apr from £1,675 per person
May from £1,675 per person
Jun from £1,675 per person
Jul from £1,675 per person
Aug from £1,675 per person
Sep from £1,675 per person
Oct from £1,675 per person
Nov from £1,675 per person
Dec from £1,675 per person
- Prices are based on twin share
- Single room supplement £250
Day by Day Overview
Morning arrival in Kuching and an afternoon tour of some of the sites of the scenic and historic town founded in 1872 by the famous ‘Raja’ Charles Brooke. The tour includes Chinatown, the waterfront area, colonial buildings such as Fort Margherita and the excellent Sarawak Museum.
Overnight: Kuching Transport: Walk Meals: D
- Extra nights in Kuching prior to your tour are available on request
Transfer by road and by boat to the nearby Bako National Park. This spectacular protected area, located on the Bako Peninsula just south of Kuching, displays some of Sarawak’s most diverse flora and fauna. Hiking routes through the park will be selected after discussion with your guide, according to time constraints and energy levels. Late afternoon return to Kuching Town.
Overnight: Kuching Transport: Minibus, Boat, Walk Meals: B, L
Transfer by plane into the island’s interior to visit the awesome World Heritage Mulu National Park, where we’ll stay in the well-appointed lodges of the national park itself. Afternoon visit to Deer and Lang Caves – two of the Park’s most spectacular, and indeed two of the world’s largest caves. After dinner, there’s an optional night hike for those who’d like to experience the sounds and sights of the rainforest after dark.
Overnight: Mulu Transport: Plane, Walk Meals: B, L
Morning boat trip up the jungle-lined Clearwater River to visit the famous cave of the same name which at 107 kms is a contender for the longest in the world. Additional visit to the magnificent Wind Cave before returning to the Park HQ for a tree-top level view of the lush forest and birdlife on the canopy walkway, one of the longest canopy walkways in Asia!
Overnight: Mulu Transport: Boat, Walk Meals: B, L
This morning is free to relax, explore some of the self-guided trails or take in the Park’s visitors centre. Later, we say goodbye to Sarawak and transfer to the small Mulu Airport for our flight to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. Explore the town’s night market or perhaps stroll down to the waterfront for sundowners.
Overnight: Kota Kinabalu Transport: Minibus, Plane, Walk Meals: B, D
Day tour to Tambunan district at the foot of the vast Crocker Ranges where our visits will include the picturesque Mahua Falls, the Kibandi Butterfly Farm to learn about some of the region’s rare and endangered, and simply spectacular, insect and plant life. Plus a hike through the unusual Rafflesia Forest Reserve to discover the world’s largest flower.
Overnight: Kota Kinabalu Transport: Minibus, Walk Meals: B, L
Return to the interior with a two-hour scenic drive to Mount Kinabalu National Park, where we’ll hike along one of the Park’s nature trails with spectacular views over the 13,436 ft mountain. Next up will be the fascinating Sabah Tea Plantation for tasting opportunities and the chance to learn about organic tea production with, of course, more fantastic views of Kinabalu. Overnight in cottages in the plantation.
Overnight: Sabah Tea Transport: Minibus, Wal, Meals: B, L, D
Leisurely morning before a departure for Bilit in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor where we’ll check-in to our beautifully located riverside, jungle eco-lodge. A sunset boat cruise on the jungle-lined Kinabatangan River and a night trek to discover the nocturnal wildlife complete our day’s activities.
Overnight: Bilit Transport: Minibus, Boat, Walk Meals: B, L, D
Today’s program includes a dawn river cruise, morning trek to an oxbow lake, night nature trail or relaxing at the lodge while listening to the sounds of the jungle. Proboscis monkeys, macaques, orangutans, crocodiles, pygmy elephants and otters are just a few of the possible wildlife sightings you may make, whilst rare bird species found here include the lesser adjutant, Storm’s Stork, pitas and several species of hornbill, including the majestic and colourful rhinoceros hornbill.
Overnight: Bilit Transport: Walk, Tuk Tuk Meals: B, L, D
Morning departure for the nearby Gomantong Caves, well known for their valuable edible swiftlet nests. Explore the limestone caves and discover their unique eco-system and, with luck, spot some of the wild orangutans that inhabit this area. Continue to Sepilok for lunch where we’ll visit the famous orangutan sanctuary and rehabilitation centre. Overnight by the Sanctuary at a jungle lodge.
Overnight: Sepilok Transport: Minibus, Tuk Tuk Meals: B, L, D
A morning at leisure gives you the opportunity to visit the newly created sun bear sanctuary or the Rainforest Discovery Centre before an afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu.
Overnight: Kota Kinabalu Transport: Minibus, Plane, Walk Meals: B
The morning is at leisure to explore Kota Kinabalu, and perhaps check out one of it’s museums or markets before either an afternoon transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your departure, or on to Manukan for an island extension.
Overnight: Departure Transport: Minibus, Walk Meals: B
- Extra nights in Kota Kinabalu are also available on request