9 Day 8 Night Borneo Tour

If you have never been to Borneo, the world’s largest island, then this is the perfect package for you! This promotional package covers all the main highlights of Borneo, and serves as an ideal introduction to the wild beauty of this amazing place. There are several tours in the package at the following destinations: Kuching, Bako National Park, Semonggok Wildlife Centre, Lemanak Longhouse, Mulu National Park, Kinabalu Park and Klias River. Extension stays are bookable at special discounted rates.

Borneo tour

The tour of Kuching will take you around what was known as the Kingdom of Sarawak during the first White Rajah’s reign. It includes both modern and historical landmarks, including Chinatown, the city’s Cat Statue (the Malay word for cat is Kuching), and the famous Sarawak Museum. Trace the legacy of the White Rajahs as you view buildings like Fort Margherita and the Astana, their former residence by the river.

The first nature tour takes you to Bako National Park, one of the more unique parks in Malaysia. Although small in area, the park is rich with wildlife, including the bizarre proboscis monkeys, and it is also home to silvered langurs (leaf monkeys) as well as hundreds of different bird species.

The tour to Semonggok Wildlife Centre will take you face to face with semi-wild orang utans that were rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. They roam freely in the rain forest, and often return to the centre at feeding time.

The journey to Lemanak Longhouse is an experience itself, a trip through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains. A river ride awaits to take you up into Iban territory to Lemanak Longhouse, the traditional home of the Iban tribe.
Mulu National Park is the site of the world famous Mulu Caves. During your time there you will explore Mulu’s cave network and marvel at the aerobatic display of bats that dwell there.

The Kinabalu Park tour is a unique look at one of the most nodiverse ecosystems in the world. Located on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a combination of temperate forests on its higher elevation and dipterocarp rainforests in its lowlands.

The Klias River tour is a river cruise that features monkeys, lots and lots of monkeys. Be sure to be on the lookout for the elusive Proboscis monkey, mischievous macaques and myriad species of birds that inhabit this unique riverine environment. Marvel at the true beauty of Klias when the fireflies light up the night sky.

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE KUCHING
Distance: 12 Kms (30 minutes by car)
Meals: None
Remarks:
Arrival at Kuching airport and transfer to hotel.
Meet & greet by our driver and proceed for a short Kuching Orientation Tour.

Day 2 BAKO NATIONAL PARK
Distance: 50 kms (8 hours by car/boat)
Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel followed by the Bako National Park tour. Bako National Park may be small, but it holds a treasure trove of natural wonders.

Day 3 KUCHING – SEMONGGOK – LEMANAK
Distance: 225 kms (5 hours by car)
Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel.
The day begins with the Semonggok Wildlife Centre tour in the morning. Meet Borneo’s most beloved inhabitant, the Orang Utan!
The second half of the day is dedicated to the Lemanak Longhouse tour, which is deep in traditional Iban territory. Learn the culture of a people who have lived here for centuries.

Day 4 LEMANAK – KUCHING
Distance: 225 kms (5 hours by car)
Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch)
Remarks:
Breakfast at longhouse followed by the return trip to Kuching. Lunch will be served en route.

Day 5 KUCHING – MULU NATIONAL PARK
Distance: 12 kms (30 minutes by car) to airport and (1.35 hour flight)
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Remarks:
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Kuching airport for your flight to Mulu
The afternoon is dedicated to a trek to some of Mulu’s astonishing caves and the exodus of bats from the caves in the evening.

Day 6 MULU NATIONAL PARK – KOTA KINABALU
Distance: (50 minutes flight to Kota Kinabalu) and 15 kms to Kota Kinabalu Hotel
(30 minutes by car)
Meals: Breakfast
Remarks:
Breakfast at resort
A morning boat ride will bring you to two more caves in Mulu before you head to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon. Your arrival at Kota Kinabalu will be greeted by our local representative and followed by your transfer to your hotel.

Day 7 KINABALU PARK AND PORING RAINFOREST
Distance: 130 kms (2 hours by car)
Meals: (Breakfast / Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel.
The Kinabalu Park tour begins in the morning and will allow you to explore the natural wonders of Sabah till the evening. Highlights include treks through the rainforests and visits to the park’s gardens. Lunch will be served at Kinabalu Park.

Day 8 KLIAS WET LAND
Distance: 115 kms (2.5-3 hours by car to Klias)
Meals: (Breakfast / Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel, followed by a morning at leisure.
Embark on the Klias wetland tour in the afternoon and enjoy a village-style dinner at the end of the tour before returning to the hotel for the night.

Day 9 DEPARTURE KOTA KINABALU
Distance: 12 Kms (30 mins hour by car)
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Remarks:
Free at leisure until your departure transfer to Kota Kinabalu International airport.

REMARKS

SIC refers as Seat-in-Coach (Join basis), which is a group size of minimum 2 persons

Minor changes to the itinerary are sometimes necessary, we will endeavour to minimise these changes, which are at times out of our control.

All prices are subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as but not limited to increase in government taxes etc.
Van and boat transfers in MULU are based on Seat-in-coach (SIC) only. Tours inside the park are based on private guide (private tour only)

All boat services are on combine basis.

Overnight at the Longhouse is dormitory style guest house with basic amenities and shared bathroom (No air-condition and No private room for innodividuals). The accommodation is built by the Longhouse people to help supplement their income for their livelihood and children education.

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