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The Popular Borneo Mix From £1398

A great mix of all that's on offer in Sabah Borneo -

A Summary of locations

3 nights at  Luxury Rasa Ria

2 nights at Danum Valley

3 nights at Magellan Luxury  resort [island tour/snorkeling / kinabalu park]

1 night at Selingan [turtle] island

2 nights at Sukau

3 nights at Nexus; relax

14 nights in Borneo  

Meals provided with Accommodation and all transfers quoted on  twin share basis.

Day 1 Arrive in Borneo;

Welcome to Borneo

Met on arrival at airport and transfer by road to Rasa Ria Resort by the beach with vast landscaped grounds, deck chairs,; several pools, water sports, lobby lounge bar, café; restaurants, pool side bar, golf course

Rest and relaxation. Enjoy walks on miles of beach at sunset/sunrise;

Overnight at resort

Day 2;

Rest and relax

Overnight at resort

Day 3;

Rest

Overnight at resort

Day 4

Transfer to and met on arrival to Danum Valley.

Arrive at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside Danum River on the edge of

438 sq. km of undisturbed lowland rainforest. The valley is home to a wide range of north Borneo's lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, and Orang Utans. So far some 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area. personnel will brief you on the facilities available at the Lodge.

 In the evening if weather permits one can go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals Overnight at Danum Valley (1)

Day 5

At Danum Valley

Morning walk to the Canopy Walkway.

 Guided jungle activities: trek up to the Kadazandusun burial site, the Coffin Cliff, then proceed trekking up to the View Point for a bird's eyeview of the area. Descend to the all-natural "Jacuzzi Pool" in the midst of the rainforest for a refreshing dip so do remember to bring along your swimming gear! Trek back to the Lodge.

 Optional tour - water tubing for an hour at the Danum River.

 Overnight at Danum Valley (2)

Day 6

Your own leisure OR a guided morning walk at the Segama Trail/Hornbill Trail.

Met on arrival and transfer to KK Magellan resort.

Overnight at Magellan resort (1)

Boat trip to island for snorkeling and lunch Overnight at Magellan (2)

Day 8 Relax

Day trip to Kinabalu Park [world heritage site] with guide

Leisurely drive towards mount Kinabalu [a WORLD HERITAGE SITE] Stop by at Nabalu, a small town located near the foot of Mount Kinabalu to buy some local fruits & handicrafts. Upon arrival at Poring Hot Spring, start with a bit of jungle trekking up a slope to the CANOPY WALKWAY for a better appreciation of the rainforest. Catch sight of the small mammals, reptiles and insects during the trek. After finishing the trek, take a dip in the Japanese style bath tubs filled with running sulfured water rising from the earth’s depth and soak in the self-mixed warm water believed to have therapeutic effect. Before departing the Hot Spring for lunch, stop by at the vegetable market in Kundasang. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

 Transfer back to Magellan resort by late afternoon

Overnight at Magellan (3)

Day 9 

Depart  to Turtle Island Selingan - Check into chalet. Free at leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before we proceed in small groups to watch Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea.You are welcome to assist. This island is a park conservation area since 1977 and turtles have been nesting here every night throughout the year.

Overnight on Selingan Island.

 

Day 10;

After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Late afternoon take a two hours river cruise using electric motor in search of some of the 10 primate species including Proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River. Return for solar heated hot shower, candle light dinner and slide show conducted by naturalist guide.

Overnight at sukau (1).

 

Day 11;

Wake up to the calls of monkeys and hornbills. Morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlife. Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk

Experience the wilderness of Borneo. You have the option to participate in our conservation project by planting trees at our 64 acres adopted land.

After breakfast, transfer by boat to Sukau Village for a short tour including a tea break. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. After dinner an optional night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.

Overnight at Sukau (2)

 

Day 12

Transfer to Sandakan for short tour and lunch.

Transfer to KK  check into Nexus resort with miles of sandy beach, vast landscaped grounds, golf course on site, pools, restaurants.

See www.nexusresort.com. Visit their spa

Overnight at Nexus resort (1)

Day 13 ;

Relax

Suggestion; walk the miles of beach at sunrise and/or sunset

Overnight at Nexus resort (2)

 

Day 14

Relax

Day 15

Transfer from resort to KK airport

Bon Voyage

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Optional activities and tours: details on request

Water rafting [full day, road and train transfer through rural country] with English speaking guide with light lunch; transfer from your resort after breakfast, travel through country by road and train, enjoy the thrill of rafting down river and returning to your resort by early evening

Day trip to a Runggus Native Village with English speaking guide by car trough rural country with light lunch

Food and beverage sampling tour , visiting local eateries and island drive

City & museum tour with English speaking guide; light lunch

Cultural village tour with English speaking guide ; half day

Overnight stay on Manukan island or go on an island hopping tour

Snorkel and picnic on nearby island ; half day

Helicopter ride

Scuba diving course [4 days] PADI Certified

Kuala Lumpur Singapore Stop Over

Australia New Zealand Philippines Cambodia Vietnam Thailand Japan China Extension

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Mulu Borneo Mix From £1389

Day 1 : Arrive at Kota Kinabalu International Airport [kk] and transfer to Rasa Ria hotel (a 5 star beach front resort hotel by the south china sea; miles of sandy beach, vast landscaped grounds, pools, deck chairs pool side and under coconut trees, golf course, pool side bar, international cuisine coffee house, Indian and western restaurants on site) rest and relaxation after the long flight from Heathrow.

 

overnight at rasa ria

 [B][special dinner]

Day 2 : After breakfast, enjoy the rest of the day by the pools, deck chairs, walk the beach and check out the in-house activities. [presently they have a few orang utans in the forest sanctuary near the rasa ria]. (optional activities include horse riding, massage on the beach, golf, sea sports).

We are planning a romantic dinner as a special occasion to celebrate your trip to borneo [menu to be discussed with you in due course]

Overnight at Rasa Ria.

 

Day 3 After breakfast, transfer to kinablu park, a world heritage site, trekking, hot springs, canopy bridge and return to rasa ria late afternoon.

 

 

Have an early night for an early start the next day.

Overnight at rasa ria

 [B L D]

Day 4 transfer by domestic flight to mulu and transfer to royal mulu resort by the river in Sarawak

Overnight at mulu resort

 [B L D]

Day 5 at mulu

overnight at mulu resort

 [B L]

Day 6 transfer from mulu resort to mulu airport for domestic flight to kk. Arrive kk at early afternoon. Met at kk airport and transfer to 5 star water front resort in kk.

Have an early night for an early start the next day.

Overnight at kk resort

 [B L D]

Day 7 After an early breakfast, transfer to kk airport for domestic flight to Sandakan [about 1 hr]. Arrive Sandakan, transfer to jetty for 45 minutes boat ride by speedboat to Selingan Island (40km). Check into chalet. Free at leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before we proceed in small groups to watch Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea. Tourists are welcome to assist. This island is a park conservation area since 1977 and turtles have been nesting here every night throughout the year.

 

 

Overnight at selingan island in chalets

Photographing turtles are strictly prohibited between 6pm - 6am.

 [B L D]

Day 8 Transfer to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plankwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10.00am. Continue to Sandakan jetty for an estimated 2 hours boat journey to Sukau Rainforest along North Borneo's longest river, the Kinabatangan, with opportunity to view birds and wildlifes in virgin mangrove, wetlands and rainforest habitats. river cruise in search of some of the 10 primate species including Proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the banks of Kinabatangan River.

 

Overnight at Sukau

 [B L D]

Day 9 : Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view

more birds and wildlife. Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits). Experience the wilderness of Borneo.

Overnight at Sukau

 [B L D]

Day 10 Proceed 27 km overland to Gomantong Caves. Trek 20 minutes through the rainforest to the cave entrance. Your guide will brief you on the cave faunas including bats, swiftlets and crabs among others and their contribution to maintaining a balanced ecology and significance to the local economy. When in season, witness the collecting of birds' nests by the local people using bamboo ladders and poles.

 

Proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu for lunch. Drive 83km through selectively logged forest, cocoa and soft-wood plantations before arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside Danum River on the edge of 438 sq. km of undisturbed lowland rainforest. The Lodge is home to the full range of north borneo's lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, and Orang Utans. So far some 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Explore nature trail and nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits one can go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals.

VIPs and royalties have been here.

Experience the jungle trekking with English speaking guides, canopy level bridge, birds eg

 

hornbills, animals eg wild pigs.] Ride the river with a rubber tube.

 

Overnight at danum valley

 [B L D]

Day 11 : Early morning birdwalk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds

and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to waterfall and

dip in refreshing rock pools. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, jungle walk through trails

leading to canopy walkway.

Overnight at danum valley

 [B L D]

Day 12 : After breakfast, car transfer from danum valley to seaside town -

semporna and then take boat ride [ about an hr] to little mabul island.

rest relax and enjoy snorkeling at mabul and at nearby sipadan [shuttle trips included] a world class diving spot; Non divers will enjoy snorkeling. Enjoy a vast array of marine life and colourful corals. Walk the beach.

[[hire charges for diving and snorkeling equipment not included]

Overnight at Mabul in chalets on the beach.

 [B L D]

Day 13 enjoy snorkeling , sun and beach

Overnight at Mabul

 [B L]

Day 14 After lunch, transfer from Mabul to Semporna and to Tawau airport for domestic flight to KK

[about 1 hr]. Transfer from kk airport to check into 5 star seafront resort in kk by early evening.

Overnight at kk resort

 [B]

Day 15 free at leisure.

Overnight at kk resort

 [B]

Day 16 free at leisure

Overnight at kk resort

 [B]

Day 17

After a late breakfast, there is still time to enjoy the pools

check out. BON VOYAGE

 

Summary of locations

  • 3 nights at Rasa ria [day trip to hot spring and kinabalu park, trekking n canopy bridge]
  • 2 nights at Mulu
  • 1 night at kk resort
  • 1 night at selingan island
  • 2 nights at sukau
  • 2 nights at danum valley
  • 2 at mabulisland
  • 3 nights at kk resort

total 16 nights

 

 

From £1500 PER PERSON - 2 Nights on Mount KK

Day 1 [D]

Arrive and met at KK airport, transfer to Rasa Ria resort; a beach front
world class luxurious resort, miles of sandy beach, pools, deck chairs
poolside and under coconut trees, golf course, poolside bar and BBQ, vast
landscaped grounds, Indian, International and western cuisine, [presently
with few orang utans in jungle sanctuary nearby].



Overnight at rasa ria

Day 2 [B D]

At rasa ria

Overnight at rasa ria

Day 3 [B D]
At rasa ria

Overnight at rasa ria

Day 4 [B ]
After breakfast, check out from rasa ria and transfer to foot of Mt
Kinabalu; a world heritage site. Check into a mountain side resort.
 


After a light lunch proceed to hot spring for a dip and experience the
canopy walk. Trekking.

Overnight at mountain resort
 

Day 5 [B ]
After breakfast  climb Mt kinabalu
Trekking along trails at the park
Return to resort late afternoon

Overnight at mountain side resort


Day 6 [B]
By late afternoon after  come down from the summit of kinabalu,
check out from mountain resort
and transfer to shangrila tanjung aru resort [STAR], a luxurious sea front
resort with pools, deck chairs,
Chinese, Italian and International cuisine, poolside bar and food. Vast
landscaped grounds. Life band at the
lobby bar. Mini golf, Tennis court, marina. Sea sports.

Overnight at STAR

Day 7 [B L D]

After early breakfast, check out from STAR and transfer to kk airport for
domestic flight to sandakan. On arrival transfer to the jetty for boat
trip to Selingan [turtle] island. Stroll the beach. At night look out for
turtle(s) coming ashore to lay eggs.

Overnight at selingan island.


Day 8 [B L D]


After breakfast check out from selingan island and transfer back to
sandakan. On arrival proceed to sukau nature resort.

River trip. Birds and animals. Monkeys.

Overnight at sukau

Day 9 [B L D]
At sukau

Overnight at suklau

Day 10 [B L D]
After breakfast, check out and proceed to sandakan. Visit the orang utan
sanctuary.
 


Transfer to Lahad Datu. Have a light meal and proceed to danum, valley ; a
rain forest lodge.
Exerience and being in a virgin jungle. Vips and royalties have been here
to enjoy the world’s oldest rain forest. Stay in chalets.

Watch out for birds and animals. If you are lucky you will see orang utans
on tree tops feeding on wild fruits. Ride a rubber tube down nearby river.

Overnight at danum valley


Day 11 [B L D]

At danum valley

Trekking with English speaking guide.

Enjoy a night safari ; weather permitting.

Overnight at danum valley.

Day 12 [B]
After breakfast, check out from danum valley and transfer to Landa Datu
airport for flight to KK.
On arrival at kk airport, transfer to check into STAR.
 

 


Overnight at STAR

Day 13 [B]
Rest and relax

Overnight at STAR

DAY 14 [B]

Rest and relax

Overnight at STAR


Day 15 [B]
After late breakfast. Enjoy a lst dip in one of the few pools before
checking out. Transfer to kk airport.

Bon Voyage

Total 14 nights in Borneo


Summary of locations [order subject to change]

  • 3 nights at Rasa Ria
  • 2 nights on mount kinabalu
  • 1 night at STAR
  • 1 night at selingan island
  • 2 nights at sukau
  • 2 nights at danum valley
  • 3 nights at STAR

Total 14 nights



*On Wednesdays and Saturdays at the STAR, dinner at the “Pulau Bayu” [a man made peninsular] from 6.30pm to 10pm comes with cultural show from 8 pm to 9pm (Malay wedding on Wednesdays and the famed bamboo dance on Saturdays. Try it if you dare. Malaysian Buffet with coffee and tea; Advisable to book early.

Optional activities while at STAR at additional charge
Optional day return trips/activities include Steam train ride [Wednesdays
and Saturdays] museum, orchid farm, shopping, island hopping, visit the
nearby Manukans island for BBQ lunch on the beach, snorkeling; and feed
the numerous fishes at the jetty; regular boat departures from marina at
STAR.

[while at STAR, if you fancy dining outside the resort and you wish to eat
in a Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Thai or seafood restaurant, we will be pleased to render an opinion and arrange for your transport needs] or you may choose to walk over to eat at the casual dining facilities very near STAR.


 From £1500 POUNDS

Day 1 : Arrive at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and transfer to Rasa Ria hotel. (by the beach facing the South China Sea, with pools, International, Indian and (the romantic “the Coast” a Western restaurant, poolside bar and barbecue dinner service most nights; you may sing a song and dance to the tune of the live bank at the lobby lounge). We recommend “the Coast” to put you in the right mood after a long trip.

Day 2 : have a late breakfast; enjoy the rest of the day by the poolside. Walk the miles of sandy beach and enjoy the in-house facilities including the Orang Utan sanctuary .Overnight at the Rasa Ria. [lunch and dinner not included]

Day 3 : City tour and KK Bird Sanctuary. Have lunch at a local sea food restaurant – prawns is the house specialty fish, shell fish and crabs are almost always on the menu. This Lunch in included. Free in the evening. Overnight at Rasa Ria. [lunch is included; dinner not included]

 

Day 4 : After breakfast, you will be taken by car to the Kota Kinabalu airport to fly to Sandakan and from the Sandakan airport proceed to the jetty for onward journey to Selingan Island. Overnight stay on Selingan to watch the turtle laying eggs. Find time to take a dip in the sea before sundown. [lunch and dinner included]

Day 5 : After breakfast, return by boat to the mainland to meet up with man’s closest cousin; the Orang Utan at the world famous Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. After lunch, fly from Sandakan to Lahad Datu and from the Lahad datu airport you will be transported by car to check in at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge at Danum Valley (a virgin jungle setting). [all meals included]

 

Day 6 : At Danum Valley, experience guided Jungle trekking and other guided jungle activities , see the river, bird watching and spot an animal or two. You may have a few surprises so have your camera ready and loaded. [all meals included]

Day 7 : Return by air from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu and check into Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort (STAR). The rest of the day is free. (optional – visit the local museum or take a stroll along the beach). Star is a luxurious sea front resort with pools, Chinese, Italian and International cuisine. Vast grounds. Life band at the lobby bar; sing a song or request the band to play your favourite tune. [lunch and dinner not included]

Day 8 : After breakfast at STAR take the steam train from the colonial era and along the way have lunch on board before returning to kota kinabalu. (optional at night, if you so wish we can arrange transport to take you for a drink at a local pub or you might want to loosen up at a disco and feel young again and have a light super at a local eatery before calling it a night) [lunch and dinner not included]

Day 9 : After breakfast at the STAR, you will taken by boat from the marine at the STAR to check into a chalet at Manukan Island. Enjoy island hopping and snorkeling. Enjoy BBQ lunch on the island. Walk the beach at sunset. Stay the night at Manukan. [lunch and dinner not included]

Day 10 : Wake up before sunrise to walk the beach before others are up so you can almost have the entire beach to yourselves. Feed the fishes while dangling your feet at the jetty. Remember to take some food for the fishes from us. They actually prefer French loaves. Have a late breakfast. [lunch and dinner not included]

By late afternoon, check out from the chalet and you will be taken by boat back to the mainland. On arrival at the hotel’s marina, check into STAR again.(optional - If you fancy a dinner outside the hotel, we will arrange for transport to take you to a Chinese, Indian, Japanese restaurant. Or dine at a recently opened restaurant by the beach where you will be entertained by a romantic tropical sunset. Hawker food is also available at the same venue. [lunch and dinner not included]

Day 11 After breakfast enjoy the several pools available at STAR. After lunch, depart STAR by car for Kota Klias to meet up with the Proboscis Monkeys and to witness the display of lights by the “Fireflies” along the river. Return to Star after dinner. [lunch not included]

Day 12 : have a late breakfast at STAR. Visit Monsopiad in the morning. Afternoon free. [Lunch and dinner not included]

Day 13 : after breakfast, depart by air from the kota kinabalu airport for Mulu resort by a river in neighboring Sarawak State. This is a world heritage site. [lunch and dinner included]

Day 14 : after breakfast at Mulu resort, Explore the caves and trails. Overnite in Mulu. [all meals at Mulu included]

 

Day 15 : after breakfast at Mulu, return by air to Kota Kinabalu and check in at STAR or another 5 star resort near the city also by the sea. That night we suggest that you have dinner at one of the best sea food restaurants in town. Transportation will be arranged for you. If you wish we will help you will the many items available from the aquarium. We will also find it rather difficult. Simply so many to choose from. [Lunch and dinner not included]

Day 16 : have a late breakfast. Check out after lunch and we will send you to the kota kinabalu airport. Von Voyage. [lunch not included]

Included:

  • Domestic flights
  • land transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner where indicated
  • gov't taxes, local guides and entry fees for all tours outside kota kinabalu


 


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