Wild Borneo - 15 days
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Natural wonders of the Borneo kind. From Orangutans to hornbills, to mountains and marine parks, discover some of the worldâ€™s richest and most diverse eco-systems and traditional peoples, Borneoâ€™s wilderness is a destination for all types of nature lover. Whatever your passion, this one wonâ€™t disappoint.
Day 1: Kuching
Saturday â€“ Welcome to Borneo! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to our hotel. Overnight - Kuching
Day 2: Cat City
Kuching. Established by Sir James Cook, â€˜Cat â€™City, is a relaxed modern city which still retains most of its heritage. We explore Chinese temples, Markets and the Sarawak Museum, all before lunch, leaving this afternoon free to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight - Kuching (B)
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Day 3: Bako National Park
Today, we travel by coach and then a short boat ride along the shoreline of the South China Sea to Bako National Park. See proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards in a natural setting. Walk forest trails to secluded beaches and experience this amazing wilderness which is located so close to Kuching. Overnight - Kuching (B, L)
Day 4: Orangutans & Longhouses
Kuching - Batang Ai. This morning we visit Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where orphaned and injured orangutans are being nurtured before being released back into the wild. We walk through pristine rainforest to the viewing platform where we can watch the orangutans at feeding time.
Continuing on through rural Sarawak, we stop along the way for lunch and a visit to a local market and pepper garden. On arrival at the Lemanak River we travel by longboat along the river to our longhouse in Batang Ai. This afternoon, we tour the longhouse and watch the Iban local people at work making mats, baskets, handicrafts and mending fishing nets. After dinner, join in the fun filled evening with the traditional dance and enjoy the locally brewed rice wine known as â€˜Tuakâ€™. Overnight - Batang Ai Longhouse (B, L, D)
Day 5: Batang Ai Nature Walk
After breakfast we watch a blowpipe demonstration, before taking a guided nature walk through the pristine jungle where we learn about the medicinal plants used by the Iban and other shoots and roots used as food. We stop by the river beach for a tasty backwoods style picnic lunch where our food is cooked in bamboo. After lunch, we travel by longboat to the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort (managed Hilton) where we spend the night. Overnight - Batang Ai Longhouse Resort (B, L, D)
Day 6: Return to Kuching
Batang Ai - Kuching. After breakfast we take a ferry from the resort to the jetty, before driving back to Kuching, stopping for lunch en route. Overnight - Kuching (B, L)
Day 7: Semadang Kayaking
This morning we drive to Bengoh village where we take to the water for an exciting river kayaking adventure, visiting mini waterfalls and caves en route and feeding river fish. We'll also take a village walk and enjoy lunch at Bidayuh Village. This afternoon we return to Kuching. Overnight - Kuching (B, L)
Day 8: Kota Kinbalu
Kuching - Kota Kinbalu. Today we bid farewell to Sarawak and hello to Sabah! After breakfast we transfer to Kuching Airport for our flight to Kota Kinabalu. After hotel check in the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight - Kota Kinbalu (B)
Day 9: Mamutik Island
Kota Kinabalu â€“ Mamutik Island. Only 20 mins by boat from Kota Kinabalu is the beautiful Mamutik Island and the stunning coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. With clear waters, beautiful beaches and coral reefs, spend the day relaxing, snorkelling amongst tropical fish or exploring jungle trails. Overnight - Kota Kinabalu (B)
Day 10: Dusun Village Homestay
Kota Kinabalu â€“ Taginambur. Today we explore rural Sabah. Travelling north and with Mt Kinabalu as a backdrop we explore the quaint and lively town of Kota Belud before arriving at our accommodation for the night - Taginambur Homestay set in a local Dusan Village. Tonight we are immersed in the local culture with a cultural show. Overnight - Taginambur homestay (B, D)
Day 11: Taginbur & Kinabalu National Park
Taginabur - Kundasang. Feel the serenity of this lush area and waken to the calls of roosters! A short walk to the nearby rubber estate we start the day by testing your skill at rubber tapping. After which we spend time visiting Kinabalu National Park and its mountain garden, home to various species of the flowering Rhododendrons, carnivorous pitcher plants, orchids, ferns, and birds. If time and weather permit, we take a guided trail walk. Overnight - Kundasang (B)
Day 12: Sepilok Nature Resort
Kundasang â€“ Sepilok. Start the day by discovering Sabahâ€™s WWII history with a visit the Kundasang memorial park, before heading to Poring, to explore tropical lowland jungle and rainforest some 1,500 ft above sea level. Take the jungle trail leading up to the treetop canopy walkways, suspended 41 meters above the forest floor across giant Mengaris trees. Next we proceed by road to Sepilok. This evening we visit the rainforest discovery centre and experience a nightwalk. Overnight - Sepilok Nature Resort (B)
Day 13: Sepilok Orangutan â€“ Kinabatangan River
Sepilok â€“ Sukau. Breakfast Arriving at Sepilok we first watch a video on the primates rehabilitation before proceeding through the rainforest on wooden planks to witness their feeding.
Travelling overland to the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge we arrive in time to take a late afternoon river cruise in search of some of the species which call Sukau home including Borneo pygmy elephants, orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
Return for a candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank and slide show conducted by a naturalist. After dinner is the chance to take an optional night safari cruise. Overnight - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (B, D)
Day 14: Sukau Rainforest Lodge
This morning, a very early river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view birds and wildlife before returning for breakfast and an enlightening tour of the Hornbill Boardwalk with the resortâ€™s in-house naturalist. Later, visit the 65 acres Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Regeneration Program (KWICORP) site to learn about reforestation of degraded riverine reserve and a further river cruise in search of wildlife. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight Sukau Rainforest Lodge Overnight - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 15: Sandakan
Sandakan. After breakfast, we retrace our steps to Sandakan where the tour ends after you are transferred to the airport. Flights should be booked for after 2pm. (B)