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6 Days Borneo Highlight

Overview

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is located at the centre of the Maritime Southeast Asia. This island is divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

Nevertheless, for people outside of Indonesia, “Kalimantan” refers to the area which is occupied by Indonesia on the island of Borneo. Malaysia’s region of Borneo is called East Malaysia or Malaysian Borneo. The independent nation of Brunei occupies the remainder of the island, being the wealthiest of the rest.

Once known as North Borneo, Sabah was under the British colony during the late 19th century till the early 20th century. Sabah gained self-government on the 31st of August, 1963. Sabah, together with Malaya, Singapore and Sarawak formed the Federation of Malaysia on the 16th of September 1963.  

Itinerary
Day 01 Meet on arrival / Transfer to Hotel
  Meet upon arrival and transfer to outskirt hotel
  Overnight at Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort
Day 02 Nabalu Market / Poring Hotspring / Kinabalu Park (B/L/-)
  Take a scenic 2 hours' drive to Kinabalu Park passing by villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range. Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu Market. Nabalu is a place where the locals natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs.
  On arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the change in air temperature. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya.
  Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies. After the walk, depart for lunch at a local restaurant.
  Later, depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring. At apporximately 47 kilometres ( 1 hour drive) from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area. At this natural hot string, there are Japanese baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating suplhurous water stimulate the body. It is believed to have curative powers. Visitors can also try the Canopy Walkway, where suspension bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle. Experience the height of 41 metres above the ground and lenght of 157 metres. A 20 minutes hike is needed to reach the Canopy Walkway.
  Return to Kota Kinabalu for an approximately 3 hours' journey and drop off at your respective hotel.
  Note: As Poring Hot Spring is a public area, you may expect big crowd of visitors and locals during weekends & public holidays.
  Overnight at 5* Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort
Day 03 Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan / Sepilok / Sukau (B/L/D)
  Eearly morning, transfer to airport to board a plance for Sandakan (via MH2042 ETD0700hrs). Meet and greet at the airport and drive for about half an hour to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured Orang-Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest; a fine showcase of Borneo's remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang-Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. Drive for about 2.5hrs drive through rustic countryside studded with villages. Take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation, have lunch and check in. Relax by the river before embarking by boat up-river at 4:00 PM along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is on the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge.
  Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge.
Day 04 Ox-Bow Lake / Sukau (B/L/D)
  Wake up to the calls of birds, insects and animals. At 6:00 AM take a morning cruise up to the Kinabatangan River and onto Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching and in search of other wildlife. Take a short jungle walk (if weather permits) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Free at leisure to explore the surrounding areas or nearby village. In the late afternoon at 4:00 PM, boat cruise along the river to see many species of flora and fauna of the rainforest and overnight stay at Borneo Nature Lodge.
  Note: Optional tours e.g. Night Cruise, Night Walk & Tree Planting can be arranged at the lodge with minimal rates depends on the weather condition (Optional night activity starts at 8:00 PM)
Day 05 Sukau / Gomantong / Sandakan City Tour / Kota Kinabalu (B/L/-)
  Depart early morning and visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds' nests. Take about 15 minutes' boardwalk to the opening of Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. Return to Sandakan, stop for lunch at local restaurant.
  At 2:00 PM after lunch proceed for a city tour and explore the various landmarks of Sandakan which may include Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products, Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea, visit Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. After hour, transfer to airport for your evening flight (MH3094 ETD1810hrs) back to Kota Kinabalu.
  Meet upon arrival at KKIA and transfer to Hotel
  Overnight at 4* Grandis Hotel
Day 06 Departure (B)
  Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight home

 

Includes

Inclusions

  • 2 nights' at 5* Hotel Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort
  • 2 nights at Twin Bedded Borneo Nature Lodge, Sukau
  • 1 night at 4* Grandis Hotel
  • Return airport transfers
  • Tour as program
  • Qualifies English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee wherever applicable
  • Meals based on program

Exclusions

  • All applicable airfare & airport taxes
  • Peak season surcharges whenever applicable (refer schedule)
  • Video/camera fees
  • Tips
  • Miscellaneous items not mentioned in the inclusion (i.e: laundry, mini bar, telephone calls, etc.)

FROMRM 0

Tour Code

BT-PKG-09

Min. Pax

2

Duration

6 Days 5 Night

Category

Sabah Tour

Destination

Sabah

Challenge

Easy

FROMRM 0

Tour Code

BT-PKG-09

Min. Pax

2

Duration

6 Days 5 Night

Category

Sabah Tour

Destination

Sabah

Challenge

Easy