Country
Malaysia
Duration
11 Days/10 Nights
Travel Type
Private Tour
 

Inclusions

10-night accommodation in double occupancy
20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 3 dinners
Domestic flights Kuching-Malu / Malu-Kota Kinabalu
Transfers and tours on sharing basis
Sharing tours with an English-speaking guide
Entrance fees
Local taxes and services charges

Exclusions

International flights – Gratuities – Meals (other than those mentioned) – Beverages – Travel insurance – Local city tax (if applicable), varies from city to city, to be paid directly to the hotel in destination – Visas (if required) to visit this country – All other item not mentioned in the above description.

Additional Information

Packing Suggestions

Luggage included: 7kg carry on and 20 kg checked bag.

1

DAY 1 KUCHING – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival in Kuching, meet and greet with our representative before your transfer to your hotel. There is something utterly fascinating and mystical about Sarawak. This is the largest state in Malaysia, occupying the southwestern ridge of Borneo. Its verdant jungles are strewn with massive natural formations, the world’s largest cave chambers as well as endemic flora & fauna. Arrive at your hotel, check in and at leisure.

Accommodation : Kuching for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 SEMENGGOH AND LAND DAYAK LONGHOUSE

Breakfast will be taken at the resort.
07:45-08:00am: pick up from hotel. Located 24 kilometres from the centre of Kuching, the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre provides an excellent opportunity to view semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting. This orangutan rehabilitation centre receives orphaned or rescued orangutans and trains them to survive in the wild. Over 20 orangutans live in forest within the nature reserve and they often return to the centre to receive supplemental feeding. The feeding area is set in a natural amphitheatre where it is possible to observe the orangutans coming in from the surrounding forest for the food provided. The rangers provide a briefing on the purpose of the centre and the conservation objectives.
Depart Semenggoh around 10:00-10:30am and travel by road for 30 minutes to Anah Rais longhouse village, located in the heart of the Padawan District. Explore this peaceful Bidayuh village set beside a beautiful stream and learn about the culture of the Land Dayaks. In former times, they were headhunters and in their baruk (headhouse) skulls can still be seen. There will be a chance to sample local products, including a glass of local wine before having lunch then returning to your hotel in Kuching.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

3

DAY 3 KUCHING – BAKO NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast will be taken at the resort and check out.
07:50-08:10am : pick up from hotel in Kuching. Bako National Park is situated on a peninsula on the coast and the departure point for trips to the park is Bako village, 35-minute drive from Kuching. From the village, proceed by boat for approximately 25 minutes to the park headquarters. En route there is a chance to see crocodiles, sea eagles and other shore birds. Arrive at the park HQ and begin exploring the trails and searching for wildlife with your guide. Have lunch at the canteen and then continue to explore Bako. After dinner at the park restaurant, proceed on a night walk by torchlight. Overnight at the park accommodation.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Bako National Park for 1 night

4

DAY 4 BAKO NATIONAL PARK – KUCHING

Following breakfast, hike one of the trails to spot rare migratory birds, reptiles, langurs and search for the rare and elusive proboscis monkey, a primate only found in Borneo. We have lunch at the park before returning to Kuching by mid-afternoon. Overnight in Kuching.

Note: the exact schedule is subject to tide and sea conditions.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Kuching for 1 night

5

DAY 5 KUCHING – MULU – DEER AND LANG CAVES

Breakfast will be taken at the hotel and check out.
Pick-up and transfer to the airport for flight to Mulu. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to accommodation for check in. In the afternoon, proceed to the park headquarters and enjoy a scenic 3 km plankwalk through primary rainforest to the entrance of Deer Cave. Deer Cave is the world’s largest cave passage. Its scale its awesome and you are in no doubt how huge it is when you arrive at the cave entrance. The entrance of the cave is 150 m wide and 120 m high. Nowhere in this massive cave is the roof less than 90 m high. The cave has a moon-like landscape and from one vantage point, a perfect profile of President Lincoln can be observed. Next to Deer Cave is Lang’s Cave. The stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave are representative of the very best limestone formations in the park. After viewing the two caves, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave. Most evenings at sundown, a spectacular exodus of about 2 million of bats can be observed as they leave the cave in search of food. Then trek back to the park HQ by torchlight and return to accommodation.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Mulu National Park for 2 nights

6

DAY 6 CLEARWATER AND WIND CAVES

Breakfast will be taken at the park.
In the morning, proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave with its impressive ’King’s Chamber’. A short walk along a plankwalk next to the limestone cliff followed by a climb up approximately 250 concrete steps and you arrive at the entrance to Clearwater Cave. Here, stalactites and stalagmites with delicate lace-like patterns are found. A short walk along a plankwalk next to the limestone cliff leads to Clearwater Cave. Like most caves in Mulu, Clearwater Cave provides a habitat for unique species of plants. One of these, the one-leafed plant can only be found at Mulu. Photo-sensitive algae grow on certain rocks and produce needle-like formations that point towards the source of light. Near Clearwater cave there is a wonderful swimming area shaded by giant rainforest trees. Enjoy a picnic lunch, swim or relax before returning to your accommodation. The rest of the afternoon is free at your leisure or take optional tour.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

7

DAY 7 MULU – KOTA KINABALU

Breakfast will be taken at the park and check out.
Proceed to the Mulu Airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu.
Upon arrival at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, meet & greet and transfer to your hotel. Stunning tropical islands and luxuriant nature makes Sabah the ideal destination for eco- adventures. The state’s most famous icon is the majestic Mount Kinabalu, reputed to be one of the highest in Southeast Asia. Another jewel is Sipadan, an internationally famed dive destination. Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as Jesselton. Most parts of the city have been reconstructed after World War II and there are only there surviving buildings from the war. Visit this “Land Below the Wind” and enjoy unforgettable adventures!
Check in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure and own activities.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Kota Kinabalu for 1 night

8

DAY 8 PORING HOTSPRING AND KINABALU PARK

Breakfast will be taken at your hotel & check out.
08:30am : pick up from city hotel. Depart Kota Kinabalu for the 3-hour drive (126 km) to Poring Hot Spring. En route, make a stop at Nabalu village to savour local fruits and shop for local handicrafts. There is also a lookout tower providing views of the surrounding area and of Mount Kinabalu. Upon arrival at Poring, explore the many jungle trails or proceed to the canopy walkway for a chance to observe wildlife and the trees from 100 feet above the forest floor. After lunch, take a dip in one of the soothing, steaming hot mineral springs set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kinabalu Park (40 km from Poring). The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure. Overnight stay will be at the Hill Lodge (or equivalent) at Kinabalu Park.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Kinabalu National Park for 1 night

9

DAY 9 NATURE WALK – MOUNTAIN GARDEN

After an early breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters and take a guided walk on one of the trails to explore the montane forest. Then visit the education centre and Mountain Garden – home to many species of orchids, pitcher plants, birds, insects and butterflies. Have lunch and return to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon. Check in to your hotel & at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Kota Kinabalu for 2 nights

10

DAY 10 MANUKAN ISLAND

Breakfast will be taken at the resort.
Just 15 minutes boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, are the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Offering pristine white beaches, clear water and coral reefs, this is the perfect getaway from the town. After collection from your hotel, take a short boat ride to one of the outlying islands for a day of relaxation and swimming. Mask and snorkel are provided. Basic washroom facilities are available on the island. Enjoy lunch on the island. Return to Kota Kinabalu mid-afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure and own activities.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

11

DAY 11 KINABALU

Breakfast will be taken at the hotel and check out.
Later, transfer to the Kota Kinabalu Airport for your flight out.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

The Waterfront Hotel 5*, Kuching (Premier city view)
The Bako National Park Accommodation Forest Lodge
Mulu National Park Rainforest Lodge
The Grandis Hotel 4*, Kota Kinabalu (Superior)
Kinabalu National Park Accommodation (Hill Lodge)

Mulu National Park Rainforest Lodge

Beds: 2 single beds.
Facilities: Coffee and tea making facilities, air conditioned, ceiling fan, bathroom and toilet.
Basic bedding linen and towel for 2 passengers.

Kinabalu Park Hill Lodge

Beds: King or twin sharing (2 single beds).
Basic bedding linen and towel for 2 passengers.
Basic shower amenities for 2 passengers: shampoo, shower gel, bar soap, toothbrush kit, sanitary bag, shower cap, shaver kit, vanity kit, comb, body lotion.
Room amenities: hairdryer, iron, iron board, clothes hanger, umbrella, bath towel, hand towel, bathrobe, room slippers, kettle, coffee/tea cups and spoons, room heater.

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2024-2025  
 
April 2024 to March 2025 3399
Single supplement On request

Minimum of 2 passengers.

Solo travelers’ rate on request.

Supplement may apply for the holiday season and the Malaysian Public Holidays.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Parks of Borneo – Detailed itinerary
Parks of Borneo – Detailed itinerary