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ORANGUTANS AND WILDLIFE

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Our Borneo trips to see the Orangutans are appropriate for any time of year, however, March to October tend to be better as the chance of rain is slightly less than other times of the year. As these tours can be booked up months in advance, to avoid disappointment we advise you to book your Borneo trip very early!

  • Days 1 - 3

    Kuala Lumpur

    Accommodation: 4* Bed & Breakfast

    Depart London Heathrow on your direct flight to Kuala Lumpur. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for 3 nights.

    Enjoy 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur, either taking in the city at your own pace or book some optional day tours to the Batu Caves – a series of Hindu cave temples, the famous Petronas Towers, or the historical city of Malacca.

  • Days 4 - 5

    Sandakan and Lubuk

    Accommodation: 3* Half Board

    After a short internal flight, you will be met upon arrival at Sandakan airport.  Your first day will start off with a guided tour to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orangutans at 10am. Return to resort for lunch.

    After lunch, spend an afternoon free at your leisure. In the evening, an hour guided Night Jungle Walk tour into the Sepilok Forest Trails will take place to experience spotting the animals and insects which only come out in the dark.

    Proceed overland to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary for the 11:00am feeding, returning back toSepilok Nature Resort for lunch around 13:00pm. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

  • Days 6 - 10

    Lankayan

    Accommodation: 4* Bed & Breakfast, Diving included

    After breakfast at your hotel you will be picked up and taken to the Jetty in Sandakan for the 1.5 hour boat trip to the beautiful your next destination.

    Here you will stay 5 nights and experience everything the island has got to offer. Lankayan has been declared part of a Marine  Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered   by thick tropical island vegetation, this peaceful, untouched   little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure white sandy beach, offering   simply elegant and exquisite accommodation in all 23 wooden, roomy and   perfectly appointed seafront chalets.


    Lankayan   Island is also becoming one of the hottest diving destinations on the map   today: its dive sites - all just a few minutes away - boasting unbelievably  colorful macro, fauna, fascinating wrecks and in season from March to May,   regular sightings of gigantic and harmless whale sharks, the "dream date"  of every diver in the world.   Situated within the Sea Turtle Corridor, Lankayan Island is also a nesting  place and foraging ground for sea turtles; most commonly Green and  Hawksbill Turtle. Therefore, guests will have a chance to see turtles nesting   as well as new hatchlings of baby turtles released to the sea especially in  season from June to September.

  • Days 11 - 12

    Sukau Wildlife Safari with Oxbow Lake & Gomantog Caves

    Accommodation: 3* Half Board

    After breakfast at the Lankayan Resort, you will board the boat back to the Sandakan Jetty where you will be met around 11:45am to take an relaxing boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary.

    Your lunch will be served at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest.

    After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates, especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

    Late afternoon, there will be time for another chance to go river cruising in search of more wildlife.

    Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Early morning, cruise up the river to the Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river of Sabah.
     
    Return to lodge for breakfast, then spend the rest of the morning relaxing at the resort at your own leisure. After lunch, we will go to the Gomantong Caves to explore one of the most fascinating caves in Sabah. The caves are home to both Bats and Swiftlets.  At these caves, the nest’s of the swiftlets are collected for the famous Chinese delicacy - bird’s nest soup.
  • Days 13 - 19

    Tawau

    Accommodation: 4* Full Board with Diving Included

    In the morning you will travel back to Sandakan for a short internal flight to Tawau for your stay. Situated on the eastern coast of Mabul island and overlooking the island of Sipadan only 20 minutes away, Sipadan Water Village is a resort built on iron wood stilts over the water. The resort has become the favorite base for divers by offering the privacy and exclusivity that only a water village allows, this romantic and exclusive resort remains the essence of tranquility for a Borneo vacation getaway. The Resort consists of forty five over the water chalets have private ocean view are a only short walk away from our award winning dive center, restaurant, bar lounge and exquisite white sand beaches.

  • Day 20

    Return to UK

    After 7 nights at your hotel, transfer back to Tawau for your flight back to the UK (connecting via Kuala Lumpur).

     

  • HOTEL in BORNEO

    4* TRADERS HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR

    Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, is perfectly situated within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It offers direct access to the world-class Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria KLCC and the famous Petronas Twin Towers, all of which are surrounded by restaurants, bars, clubs, and cafes. This is the perfect business, convention, shopping and e...
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    3* SEPILOK NATURE RESORT, SANDAKAN

    Hidden amongst a veritable treasure trove of tropical plants, grasses, trees and  orchids in bloom, the quaint bungalows of the Sepilok Nature Resort are within walking distance of the world-famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, precious home of the last wild Orangutans of Northern Borneo. Combining traditional style with contemporary luxu...
  • HOTEL in BORNEO

    4* LANKAYAN ISLAND DIVE RESORT, BORNEO

    A jewel like tiny island in the Sulu Sea, an hour and a half boat rides north of Sandakan; Lankayan has been declared part of an immense Marine Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered by thick tropical island vegetation on its topside, this peaceful, untouched little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure of...
  • HOTEL in BORNEO

    3* KINABATANGAN RIVERSIDE LODGE, SANDAKAN

    Situated in the village of Sukau on Borneo's famous Kinabatangan River lies the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. The lodge can be reached by boat or by road and although there are twelve other lodges in the neighboring area around Sukau village, staying here gives you the most comprehensive wildlife experience in the area. ...
  • HOTEL in BORNEO

    4* SIPADAN WATER VILLAGE, BORNEO

    Sipadan Water Village is a resort beautifully constructed with Bajau architectural design. Part of the Mabul Island is also home to groups of Bajau fishermen who have built their traditional palm thatched houses. The entire resort is built over water on stilts. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its over-the-water l...

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Itinerary Overview

Days 1 - 3 Kuala Lumpur Days 4 - 5 Sandakan and Lubuk Days 6 - 10 Lankayan Days 11 - 12 Sukau Wildlife Safari with Oxbow Lake & Gomantog Caves Days 13 - 19 Tawau Day 20 Return to UK

Price Includes

- international flights
- domestic fights
- private transfers

Based On

Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) assuming flights from the UK. other European or worldwide departure airports available on request.

Guide price per person: £3250 / excl. sports

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