You are here

Best of Borneo

Kuching, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Gaya Island
Ref: 3679217

Why Not Tailor-Make it Easy

Tailor-make this holiday from £2,999pp

  • We'll adapt this itinerary to suit you
  • Add local experiences
  • Choose accommodation
  • Designed to your budget
  • Flexible payments

Included in this Price

  • Indirect international flights & internal flights.
  • 7 nights in 5* hotels
  • Bite of Borneo tour in Kuching
  • 2-night Tribal Life Adventure from Kuching
  • 4-night Wildlife Experience Tour
  • All transfers, including boat transfers
Price based on 2 people sharing, Priced for travel in March - April 2020
Speak to a Consultant

Here’s What Your Amazing Holiday Could Look Like...

Explore the very best of Borneo on this adventurous Journey, taking you from the museums of Kuching to the jungles of Sepilok. Venture into the forests and seek out exotic Malaysian wildlife, including the mighty orangutan, visit a traditional longhouse, and finish on the gorgeous white sands of Gaya Island.

We’ll Help you Find your Way

 

Planning your holiday

Hi I'm Chloe and as a Travel Consultant I'm here to make sure you find the exact holiday you want. This Journey itinerary is just one example for what's possible when you travel with us. Get in touch ...

GET IN TOUCH

Your Example Itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Kuching

Days 2-3

Kuching

Borneo’s largest city is a good base for exploring the many natural wonders of Sarawak. The name Kuching is thought to mean ‘cat’ and indeed there is a cat museum and a prominent cat statue in town. While away the time with a wander among the market stalls, along the waterfront park and around the Chinese temples. Kuching sunsets are legendary, so be sure to stick around ‘til dusk. While you’re here, join a Bite of Borneo tour, where you’ll hike and bike the villages and taste the region’s delicious street food.

Included Excursion:
Bite of Borneo tour
Included in this price:

5* Hilton Kuching

Days 4-5

Batang Ai

Set off on your 2-night Tribal Life Adventure, departing Kuching for Batang Ai, passing through pretty countryside and lakes along the way to your hotel. The next day board a longboat and head for Mengkak Longhouse, which is nestled on a hill by the Engkari River. Enjoy a short cultural performance by the inhabitant of the longhouse followed later by a blow pipe demonstration. After another night in your resort, return to Kuching.

Days 6-7

Kota Kinabalu

Head on to Kota Kinabalu where you’ll stay right on the coast, just a short drive from the city. Venture into town and browse the atmospheric night markets or stay closer to home and discover the local nature such as the rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, in Kinabalu National Park. Being by the sea, you can also try out various water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, banana boating, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Dive beneath the waves and discover the corals and anemones, or if you’re lucky, a turtle or a reef shark.

Included in this price:

Days 8-9

Sandakan

Set off on your 4-night Wildlife Experience Tour, first flying to Sandakan and then going in search of orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, home to around 70 of these great apes who live freely on the reserve. Seeing them interact in their natural habitat is a truly magical experience – don’t forget your camera! After you’ve admired the orangs, head to the nearby Sun Bear Conservation Centre before spending the night at My Nature Resort (or similar). The next day, venture into the jungle to explore the mangroves and enjoy a wildlife cruise. Later that night, head out in search of the night-time jungle animals such as snakes and bats.

Days 10-11

Kinabatangan

Head on to Kinabatangan where it’s all about the wildlife. Take a river trip and join the locals to see their work on a tree planting project, before looking orangutans, proboscis monkeys and macaques, and look out for birds including hornbills and kingfishers on a cruise to Sukau village. Late afternoon, take another river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. The next day, wake up to the sounds of hornbills and gibbons before spending the day exploring the oxbow lakes, chilling in your riverside lodge and looking for more wildlife on a river cruise.

Included in this price:

4* Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Days 12-14

Gaya Island

Transfer to Gaya Island, which is only accessible by boat. Surrounded by coral reefs and mangroves with a forested interior, Gaya is perfect for a spot of diving or beach lounging. There’s plenty to do here - walk the forest trails with a naturalist guide, take a yoga class under a tree canopy, learn about the indigenous tribes, or perhaps try out deep sea fishing. Various animals call the island home, so look out for proboscis monkeys, hornbills, mouse deer, pangolin and bearded pigs and over 600 bird species. If wildlife is your thing, head down to the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) and discover the world beneath the waves. Highlights include the maternity tank, filled with pregnant seahorses.

Included in this price:

Days 15-16

Depart Kota Kinabalu and return to the UK.

Chat to Us About Tailor-Making Your Trip!

Flight Centre’s Travel Consultants really know their stuff when it comes to creating bespoke itineraries. Get in touch below, and let us tailor-make it easy

Choose a Method of Contact

Tap an option below

Callback
We can call you, now or later.

Enter your number below and we can call you now or at a set time - the choice is yours!

We’re not in the office right now

Enter your number and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you (within opening hours)

Enter your number
Select your preference
CALL ME NOW
SCHEDULE
Callback
When would you like us to call?

Select a day and time (UK)




Success!

We're about to call you back


Continue Browsing

Choose a Method of Contact

Tap an option below

Callback
We can call you, now or later.

Enter your number below and we can call you now or at a set time - the choice is yours!

We’re not in the office right now

Enter your number and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you (within opening hours)

Enter your number
Select your preference
CALL ME NOW
SCHEDULE
Callback
When would you like us to call?

Select a day and time (UK)




Success!

We're about to call you back


Continue Browsing

Your holiday

We know our stuff when it comes to holidays all around the world and – most importantly – with a little bit of information, our Travel Experts can tailor make a trip to suit you. So what are you waiting for?

Travel Details

Your Details

We value our customers' privacy and will treat your personal details with the utmost care and respect.
For information about how we handle your data, please read our Privacy Policy.