Borneo Family Holiday Comfort

Borneo Family Holiday Comfort
Borneo Family Holiday Comfort
Borneo Family Holiday Comfort
Borneo Family Holiday Comfort
Borneo Family Holiday Comfort
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  • Intrepid Travel

Pack up the troupe and head into Borneo's lush jungles on a family adventure. Keep an eye out for cheeky monkeys on a scenic cruise down the Kinabatangan River, or let the monkeys come to you on a visit to one of Borney's famous animal sanctuaries. Learn about a bygone era with an eye-opening visit to a Dusun village and wander through vast tea plantations in Ranau. Stop off at the idyllic Manukan Island and see the colourful fish living beneath its shimmering waters. Everywhere you look, this island is brimming with unforgettable memories. 

Highlights
  • Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife on a cruise down the Kinabatangan River
  • Experience the hospitality of the Dusun people while enjoying lunch in a rural village
  • Watch young orangutans learning to climb for the first time at the Sepilok Sanctuary
  • Soak up the relaxed beach vibe on glorious Dinawan Island
  • Look over rolling green hills of tea with a night at a tea plantation, including a sampling of delicious local varieties
  • Explore the unspoilt wilderness of the Kinabalu National Park
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mt Kinabalu National Park - Lower trails guided walk
  • Kinabatangan River - Wildlife spotting cruise
  • Sabah Tea Plantation - Tea factory tour
  • Kinabatangan River - Wildlife spotting cruise
  • Sepilok - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Sepilok - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Dinawan Island - Snorkeling Trip
  • Kota Kinabalu - Mari Mari Cultural Village
Transport
  • Private Minivan , Boat , Plane
Accommodation
  • Tented Villa (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Resort (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights)
Destinations
  • Malaysia
  • South East Asia
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • Wildlife
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • River Cruise
  • Scenic
  • Small Group
  • Family-Kids
  • Singles
  • Youth
  • Museum
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Beaches

Location: Kota Kinabalu

Selamat datang! Welcome to Malaysia. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 5pm. If you arrive early, you can immerse yourself in history of this intriguing city between the Borneo jungle and the South China Sea at the Sabah State Museum. You can also visit the Mari Mari Cultural Village, or perhaps explore the islands off Kota Kinabalu, excellent for swimming and snorkelling. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Kota Kinabalu - Sabah Museum entrance fee</description>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Kinabalu National Park

Leaving Kota Kinabalu behind, head for the hills and the unspoilt wilderness of the World Heritage-listed Kinabalu National Park. Stop off en route at a local home in Dusun Village. The Dusun people are wonderfully warm and friendly people, and here you'll sample the local foods with a home cooked lunch. Later, soak up the mountain scenery with a leg-stretching stroll through Kinabalu National Park. There are many walking trails from which you can birdwatch, and remember to keep an eye out for the odd snake or little leech. There's plenty to see and do here. Late in the afternoon, travel by private bus to Sabah Tea Plantation (approximately 30 minutes). Tonight you will stay amongst the grounds of a lush tea garden.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Mt Kinabalu National Park - Lower trails guided walk</description>

Accommodation: ,Sabah Tea Garden Cottages or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Kinabatangan River

After breakfast take part in a tour of the tea factory. From here, head to Kinabatangan River in a private mini van (approximately 5 hours). Arrive at your jungle lodge, located beside the river, which is ideal for taking in the lush surrounds. The Kinabatangan River is a protected forest reserve, containing some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Borneo. In the afternoon, board a river cruise, hopefully spotting some of the more exotic local creatures. Wild elephants seldom reveal themselves, but crocodiles, macaques, wild orangutan, proboscis monkeys, hornbills and kingfishers are more easily seen. After this short adventure, return to the lodge to enjoy dinner.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Kinabatangan River - Afternoon Wildlife Spotting Cruise</description><br/>-<description>Sabah Tea Plantation - Tea factory tour</description>

Accommodation: ,Resort,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Kinabatangan River

Be woken by the the call of a Bornean gibbon, or perhaps a hornbill, before a morning cruise down the river. Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys, Borneo gibbons, long tail macaques and pig tail macaques and see if you can spot the differences between each species. In the evening you get your last chance to take as many photos as you can on a final river cruise. Spend one more night in your lovely accommodation right in the heart of the jungle.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Kinabatangan River - Afternoon Wildlife Spotting Cruise</description>

Accommodation: ,Resort,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Sandakan

This morning, travel to Sandakan (approximately 2.5 hours). On the way you will stop at the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, where you can watch up close the amazing bachelor proboscis lazing and feeding – an experience that can only be found in Borneo. In the afternoon, settle down in your home for two nights; Sandakan, once the capital of British North Borneo, the city has traditionally strong ties with Hong Kong. The Cantonese influence is palpable in the lively harbour-side market, the many Chinese temples and the local cuisine. You will have time this afternoon to visit the Sandakan War Memorial (optional - additional cost for transport). The memorial was originally a Japanese Prisoner of War Campy and also marks the starting point of the tragic Sandakan Death Marches, of which 2,400 POWs were forced to walk through the jungles of Borneo. Of this number, only 6 survived owing to courageous escapes.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Sepilok - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Sandakan - War Memorial - Free</description>

Accommodation: ,4 points Sandakan or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Sandakan

Today, we head to Sepilok (30 min drive) for a day of monkey business and encounters with some of the region's prized orangutans. Please be mindful that human contact must be kept to a minimum and it's essential that you follow the instructions of the park, as directed by your leader. Also included is a new nursery where you can view young orangutans as they learn how to climb on a specially constructed jungle gym. To see more of Borneo’s creatures, there’s the option to visit the newly opened Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center. Here rescued Sun Bears that have spent many years being mistreated and locked away in cages are cared for, with hopes of rehabilitation and reintroduction into the wild. Back in Sandakan you will have to relax by the pool or head into town to do a spot of shopping.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Sepilok - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Sepilok - Sepilok Sun Bear Conservation Centre</description>

Accommodation: ,4 points Sandakan or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Dinawan Island

Catch a transfer to Sandakan Airport today for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Keep in mind that the luggage allowance for this flight is only 15 kg, and any excess baggage may incur a further charge. After touching down we will take a private transfer 25minutes south to the jetty before boarding a boat out to Dinawan Island (10-15mins) Dinawan island is surrounded by reefs, pristine beaches, crystal clear water and unexplored forests.Check into your villa tents and explore the island. Note: Accommodation on Dinawan Island is on a twin share basis in a tented villa.  All villas have air conditioning with toilet and shower facilities located inside the tent.

Accommodation: ,Dinawan Island Tented Villas

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Dinawan Island

After breakfast hit the water with a one hour snorkelling trip. A fun way for the entire family to explore this beautiful part of the world. Heading back to shore the afternoon will be free to enjoy at your own pace. Perhaps soak up the turquoise vistas for another few hours or if you are keen you can take out kayaks (free) for some more fun on the water.  There is also a short hike up the islands hill for great views of the ocean. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Dinawan Island - Snorkeling Trip</description>

Accommodation: ,Dinawan Island - Tented Villa

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Kota Kinabalu

This morning you will have some free time before saying goodbye this piece of paradise and head back to Kota Kinabalu around noon by boat and minivan (just over 1hour of travelling time). We will visit the intriguing Mari Mari Cultural Village, nestled deep in the countryside. Here we will see how indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo used to live. The trip there should take less than an hour. This is a rare opportunity to see what the culture and lifestyle was like here in a bygone era. Witness first hand how the tribes would cook their meals, ignite flame with bamboo, and use a blowpipe to hunt. It's a fun, interactive and educational experience. Return to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu later on. Perhaps head out for a final meal with your group to celebrate your Borneo adventure.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Kota Kinabalu - Mari Mari Cultural Village</description>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Horizon or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Kota Kinabalu

The trip finishes today after breakfast and you are free to leave at any time. For those who have booked a flight inclusive package you will be transported back to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Included
  • Meals
    -9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sepilok - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Sabah Tea Plantation - Tea factory tour
  • Dinawan Island - Snorkeling Trip
  • Kinabatangan River - Afternoon Wildlife Spotting Cruise
  • Sepilok - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mt Kinabalu National Park - Lower trails guided walk
  • Kota Kinabalu - Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Transport
    -Private minivan, Boat, Plane
  • Accommodation
    -Tented Villa (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Resort (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights)

Not Included
  • International Travel
    -
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -

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Start:Kota Kinabalu
Finish:Kota Kinabalu
Group size:2 - 16
Suitable for: 5-99 years
Accommodation:Tented Villa (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Resort (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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