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Wilderness of Borneo – 7 Days

$ 975.00

Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards.

7 days showcase Kuching, Iban Longhouse, Orang Utan, Mulu National Park and Kinabalu National Park.

Description

Day 01 Kuching
Upon your arrival at Kuching, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Your afternoon tour of Kuching city includes viewing of the Fort Margherita from the waterfront, across the Sarawak River (no public admission), Tua Pek Kong Temple – the oldest temple in Kuching and the Sarawak Museum – reputed to be the best museum in Southeast Asia.

Moderate: The Limetree Hotel
Superior: Pullman Kuching

Day 02 Kuching – Semenggok Orang Utan –Iban Longhouse (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast, depart to the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres, the only remaining green belt near the city which acts as a sanctuary for Orang Utans. The main attraction is undeniably the Rehabilitation Centre, a temporary home for displaced Orang Utans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area. However there are few that will never re-learn their natural skills due to long association with and dependence on humans. There are daily scheduled feeding times. Sightings of these primates during feeding times are not guaranteed.

From here we depart for a 05 hours journey to Batang Ai. Along the way, we will pass by paddy/ rice fields, pepper plantations, local villages before stopping for lunch at the tiny little town of Lachau. On arrival at the Batang Ai Dam, you will be ferried across to the resort.

Moderate: Longhouse
Superior: Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

Day 03 Iban Longhouse – Kuching (B/L)
After breakfast, we depart for the Lemanak River to board the native longboats to visit an Iban longhouse.

The Ibans who live along the river were once known to be the most fearsome pirates and headhunters. Today they live harmoniously as farmers, fishing and hunting in the surrounding jungles. The highlight of the visit is the traditional welcome with maidens in ceremonial regalia and the Ngajat dance. Enjoy your lunch at the longhouse while tuak, the local rice wine is served all around.

You will have a chance to try your hand at handling the blowpipe and witness a cock-fight demonstration.

Afterwards, return to Kuching.
Moderate: The Limetree Hotel
Superior: Pullman Kuching

Day 04 Kuching – Mulu (B/D)
transfer tot he airport for your flight to Mulu.

Mulu National Park is the home to the largest cave passage in the world and a paradise for naturalists. Mulu Park is known to have 1500 species of flowering plants, 170 species of wild orchids and 67 species of animals (sighting of animals is not guaranteed).

Lunch on your own. After lunch, proceed to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves – the largest cave passage in the world. This interesting walk will take you through the peat swamp forest, and if weather permits, be mesmerized by millions of bats which fly out of the cave each evening.

Moderate: Mulu National Park
Superior: Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Day 05 Mulu – Kota Kinabalu (B/L)
Early breakfast and check-out. We will continue with our exploration of Mulu caves with a boat ride to Clearwater Cave. You can swim at a crystal clear water pool near the Clearwater Cave. Explore the Wind Cave and thereafter proceed to Batu Bungan Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and their handicraft heritage.

Return to Mulu and proceed to the airport for your onward flight to Kota Kinabalu and upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Moderate: Sabah Oriental Hotel
Superior: Promenade

Day 06 Kinabalu National Park (B/L)
Breakfast. Depart for a full day excursion to Kinabalu National Park, the base of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Kinabalu Park is a botanist’s paradise with over a thousand species of orchids, numerous Rhododendrons and pitcher plants as well as many species of birds.

A park guide will take you on a nature walk where you will also visit the exhibition hall and watch a slide presentation of the Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu.

Day 07 Kota Kinabalu (B)
After breakfast, proceed for a morning city tour.

Visit the highest point for a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu,- The Signal Hill, Likas Bay, the exterior of Sabah Foundation building, a Buddhist Temple, State Museum and the State Mosque.

Rest of the day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Trip can be operated from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching, itinerary are identical but in reverse order

 
Moderate
$975
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • Regular: $975
  • Peak Period: $1015
  • Domestic flights on request

 
 
Superior
$1295
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • Regular: $1295
  • Peak Period: $1350
  • Domestic flights on request

DEPARTURE ON EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY 2019 – 2020

2019: Year Round except the Peak Period
2019: Jul 15 – Aug 31, Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020 2020 2020: Feb 10 – 13 FEB, Mar 2 – 5, Mar 30 – 31.
Surcharges may apply for travelling during special events and major public holidays (e.g Christmas, etc)

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards.

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed weekly departure on Tuesday, Thursdays, Friday and Sunday for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary

INCLUSIONS

– Roundtrip airport transfers in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu..
– Accommodation in hotel as mentioned.
– Meals as specified.
Sightseeing as stated in the itinerary with English Speaking guides.
– Service of English speaking guide(s)

EXCLUSIONS

◾Any airfare and airport taxes. Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
◾Other meals than mentioned in the program.
◾Expenditure of a personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone bills, drinks, souvenirs etc.
◾Anything else that is not listed under "Inclusions".

QUESTIONS

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