Highlights of Borneo

Classic, Kota Kinabalu to Kuching

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

We believe Borneo is for lovers. (Lovers of wildlife and adventure, that is!) You’ll traverse caves andsearch for orangutans and bats. In between all of that excitement, you’ll also have time to enjoy local fare, cruise the Melinau River, and spend time on the tropical island of Pulau Tiga, where you can snorkel, kayak, or simply kick back and catch some rays. Action and relaxation: The two ingredients for the perfect adventure.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Iban Longhouse Homestay, Batang Ai
  • Deer and Lang caves visit
  • Bat exodus observation
  • Wind and Clearwater caves exploration
  • Mud volcano visit and trek (Pulau Tiga)
  • Bako NP excursion
  • Trading town and farm visit
  • Blowpipe demonstration
  • Forest hike and local lunch
  • Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Look for proboscis monkeys in bako np
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest
  • Trek to a mud volcano on the tropical island of pulau tiga
  • Visit the semenggoh wildlife rehabilitation centre

Itinerary

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Pulau Tiga (1B) After breakfast drive to Kuala Pinyu, then take a boat ride to the tropical island of Pulau Tiga. Opt to go on a jungle walk, snorkelling trip to snake island, or laze on the sandy beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Boat
Day 3 Pulau Tiga/Beaufort (1B, 1D) Enjoy a relaxing morning. Go snorkelling off the beach or join your CEO for a walk to the natural volcanic mud baths. Travel back to the mainland and spot an array of wildlife from a river cruise on the Klias River. Transfer to the colonial town of Beaufort. Included Activities: Mud Volcano Trek Klias River Cruise Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Beaufort (1B) Catch the local train to Tenom and explore the scenic town. Visit the Murut Cultural Centre before returning on the afternoon train. If you prefer, jump off the train early and opt out of the visit to Tenom to instead get your adrenaline pumping on a rafting tour. Included Activities: Murut Cultural Centre Transport: Local train (1.00 hour(s), 48km)
Day 5 Beaufort to Mulu National Park (1B) Depart to Menumbok port and take a private speedboat to Labuan. Fly to Miri and make your way to Mulu National Park. Opt for a night walk on the boardwalks surrounding park headquarters. Transport: Speedboat Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Day 6 Mulu National Park (1B, 1L) Depart on an easy walk along the river to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. After a lunch stop, swim in the crystal clear waters emerging from the mountain. Opt to stop at Iban village's morning market to browse handicrafts by the Pena tribe, descendants from headhunters. Walk on the boardwalk to Lang Cave and Deer Cave before relaxing with a drink at the viewing area for the nightly emergence of 3 million bats. Included Activities: Deer and Lang Caves Exploration Wind and Clearwater Caves Exploration
Day 7 Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu (1B) Before breakfast, opt to go on a two hour morning mist guided walk on the worlds longest tree based canopy walk. Enjoy free time to before boarding a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Kota Kinabalu/Kuching Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching. Enjoy some free time in the evening. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 9 Kuching/Bako National Park (1B, 1L) Depart Kuching in the morning, passing through mangrove forest before arriving at Bako village. Continue along the coast by motorized boat to reach Bako National Park. Hike through the park and experience amazing plant and wildlife. Be sure to keep an eye out for the proboscis monkey. Return to Kuching in the evening. Included Activities: Bako National Park Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Motorboat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 10 Kuching/Batang Ai (1B, 1L, 1D) Drive through the scenic countryside, passing plantations, rivers, rainforest to reach the Batang Ai jetty, stopping en route to visit a trading town and a local farmhouse. From the jetty transfer via boat to a local Iban longhouse and enjoy a stay with this welcoming community while learning more about their culture. Included Activities: Local Market and Farm Visit Iban Longhouse Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.25 hour(s))
Day 11 Batang Ai (1B, 1L) Witness a blowpipe demonstration before setting off by longboat for a trip across the lake. Disembark and enjoy a hike through the forest and a local lunch at a scenic locale. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the water before heading to our hotel for the night. Included Activities: Blowpipe Demonstration and Forest Hike
Day 12 Batang Ai/Kuching (1B, 1L) Return to the jetty by boat and continue overland to Kuching, stopping en route to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and with some luck spot a wild orangutan passing through. Included Activities: Semenggoh Nature Reserve Visit Transport: Boat (0.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Kuching (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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