Best of Borneo

12 days*
From 36064 SEK
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Overview
Discover the astounding landscapes and unusual wildlife of Borneo, the world’s third largest island, on a journey through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Experience the otherworldly limestone cliffs of Gunung Mulu National Park, witnessing its famed bat exodus; and encounter rescued orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Set off on a cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of elusive pygmy elephants, and learn about the customs and traditions of indigenous Bornean tribes.
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Overview

  • Departs/Ends: Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 3
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (7 nts), Lodge (4 nts)
  • Transport: Private vehicle, plane, boat, hiking, walking.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Extras

  • The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.
  • Your own room
  • Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Kuching
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.
Day 2 Kuching
Venture out of Kuching on a full-day excursion to a Bidayuh tribal village. The Bidayuh (also known as the Land Dayak) are the indigenous people of southern Sarawak, and we’ll spend time learning about their culture, history, and lifestyle. Alongside our local guide, visit a traditional bamboo longhouse, where several families typically reside, and take a stroll in the village farmlands, passing through rice fields and fruit orchards. Witness a traditional dance performance, and observe how the Bidayuh prepare a daily meal, using fresh, local ingredients. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 3 Kuching
Head to the verdant Santubong Peninsula this morning, crowned by the jungle-covered Mount Santubong. Embark on a cruise down the Santubong River, taking in the stunning mangrove scenery and keeping an eye out for proboscis monkeys and the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin. Spend the afternoon at leisure before joining an amphibian expert for an evening walk in fern-filled Kubah National Park. Enjoy a delightful jungle orchestra at nightfall and search for a variety of frog species, including the Kubah or Matang narrow-mouthed frog—one of the smallest frogs in the world. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Kuching/Gunung Mulu National Park
Catch a flight to Mulu and transfer to our hotel near Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its incredible biodiversity, old-growth tropical forest, and impressive karst features. The park is also home to the renowned Mulu Caves, one of the largest and most spectacular cave systems on Earth. Set out on a night walk with our local guide to look for the park’s nocturnal wildlife, spotting blinking fireflies and luminescent fungi along the way. Meals included: breakfast
Day 5 Gunung Mulu National Park
Hop on a longboat and glide along the Melinau River to a Penan settlement for a short visit. The Penan are a hunter-gatherer tribe native to Sarawak whose traditional way of life is increasingly threatened by deforestation. Continue to the Wind Cave, observing its surreal calcite formations and the cool breezes that blow through. Climb up a series of steps to reach the breathtaking underground river in Clearwater Cave, the longest cave passage in Asia. After a picnic lunch, walk through delightful foliage to the Lang and Deer Caves. Marvel at Lang Cave's magnificent stalagmites and stalactites, and tread with awe into Deer Cave—one of the largest cave passages in the world and home to more than three million bats. We’ll try to time our excursion to coincide with the bat exodus, when these nocturnal creatures fly out en masse to hunt for insects. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Gunung Mulu National Park/Kota Kinabalu
Spend the morning exploring Gunung Mulu National Park at leisure, and opt to discover the majestic landscape from Mulu Skywalk, the world’s longest canopy walk. This afternoon, catch a flight to Kota Kinabalu and enjoy the evening on your own. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 KOTA KINABALU/KAMPUNG BILIT
Travel on an early morning flight to Sandakan and visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where injured, orphaned, or rescued orangutans are cared for and then reintroduced into the wild. Orangutans are among the planet’s most critically endangered creatures, found only in Borneo and Sumatra. Later, head to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to meet rescued Malayan sun bears. We’ll enjoy a talk on these elusive creatures—the smallest species of bear in the world—and learn about the efforts underway to protect them. Afterward, transfer to our lodge in the small village of Kampung Bilit and embark on an evening cruise on the Kinabatangan River, seeking out monkeys, birds, elephants, and crocodiles. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 8 Kampung Bilit
Located along a curve on the thriving Kinabatangan River, the small village of Kampung Bilit offers a wide array of wildlife-viewing opportunities. Set out on foot into the jungle with local guides and naturalists; then cruise the rich waterways of the river, keeping your eyes open for proboscis monkeys and orangutans, as well as the rare pygmy elephant. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9 Kampung Bilit/Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Drive to Tabin Wildlife Reserve and check in to our rainforest lodge. This stunning reserve is home to nine primate species, three species of cat, and hundreds of bird species. Embark on a hike along an elephant trail to the Lipad mud volcano, which provides a natural mineral lick for local wildlife, and climb to the top of the observation tower for incredible views of the surrounding forest. After dinner, enjoy a presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari in search of the reserve’s nocturnal creatures, such as the Horsfield’s tarsier, the clouded leopard, the slow loris, and more. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 10 Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Spend the day exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve with local guides. Enjoy an early morning bird walk, seeking out the park’s colourful variety of avian species. After breakfast, trek through lush rainforest to the lovely Lipad Waterfall. Take a refreshing dip and shower here, or relax by the edge of the pool. In the late afternoon, set out on a wildlife drive through the reserve. After dinner, venture out on a night walk around our lodge in search of sleeping birds, frogs, and insects. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 11 Tabin Wildlife Reserve/Kota Kinabalu
Spend the morning at leisure, opting to watch a video about Tabin Wildlife Reserve or fashioning a souvenir using mud from the Lipad volcano. Later, board a flight to Kota Kinabalu and enjoy free time to explore the bustling coastal city. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 12 Kota Kinabalu
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
Dates & Prices
All years
11 Oct 2020
22 Oct 2020
36064 SEK
7+ left
  • Departs from: Kuching
  • Ends in Kota Kinabalu
  • DG Departure guaranteed ?
  • Double shared room ?
Price per person 36064 SEK
08 Nov 2020
19 Nov 2020
36064 SEK
7+ left
  • Departs from: Kuching
  • Ends in Kota Kinabalu
  • DG Departure guaranteed ?
  • Double shared room ?
Price per person 36064 SEK
03 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
36064 SEK
7+ left
  • Departs from: Kuching
  • Ends in Kota Kinabalu
  • DG Departure guaranteed ?
  • Double shared room ?
Price per person 36064 SEK
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Overview

Discover the astounding landscapes and unusual wildlife of Borneo, the world’s third largest island, on a journey through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Experience the otherworldly limestone cliffs of Gunung Mulu National Park, witnessing its famed bat exodus; and encounter rescued orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Set off on a cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of elusive pygmy elephants, and learn about the customs and traditions of indigenous Bornean tribes.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 3
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, avg 12

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (7 nts), Lodge (4 nts)
  • Transport: Private vehicle, plane, boat, hiking, walking.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Extras

The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.
Your own room

Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Kuching
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.
Day 2 Kuching
Venture out of Kuching on a full-day excursion to a Bidayuh tribal village. The Bidayuh (also known as the Land Dayak) are the indigenous people of southern Sarawak, and we’ll spend time learning about their culture, history, and lifestyle. Alongside our local guide, visit a traditional bamboo longhouse, where several families typically reside, and take a stroll in the village farmlands, passing through rice fields and fruit orchards. Witness a traditional dance performance, and observe how the Bidayuh prepare a daily meal, using fresh, local ingredients. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 3 Kuching
Head to the verdant Santubong Peninsula this morning, crowned by the jungle-covered Mount Santubong. Embark on a cruise down the Santubong River, taking in the stunning mangrove scenery and keeping an eye out for proboscis monkeys and the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin. Spend the afternoon at leisure before joining an amphibian expert for an evening walk in fern-filled Kubah National Park. Enjoy a delightful jungle orchestra at nightfall and search for a variety of frog species, including the Kubah or Matang narrow-mouthed frog—one of the smallest frogs in the world. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Kuching/Gunung Mulu National Park
Catch a flight to Mulu and transfer to our hotel near Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its incredible biodiversity, old-growth tropical forest, and impressive karst features. The park is also home to the renowned Mulu Caves, one of the largest and most spectacular cave systems on Earth. Set out on a night walk with our local guide to look for the park’s nocturnal wildlife, spotting blinking fireflies and luminescent fungi along the way. Meals included: breakfast
Day 5 Gunung Mulu National Park
Hop on a longboat and glide along the Melinau River to a Penan settlement for a short visit. The Penan are a hunter-gatherer tribe native to Sarawak whose traditional way of life is increasingly threatened by deforestation. Continue to the Wind Cave, observing its surreal calcite formations and the cool breezes that blow through. Climb up a series of steps to reach the breathtaking underground river in Clearwater Cave, the longest cave passage in Asia. After a picnic lunch, walk through delightful foliage to the Lang and Deer Caves. Marvel at Lang Cave's magnificent stalagmites and stalactites, and tread with awe into Deer Cave—one of the largest cave passages in the world and home to more than three million bats. We’ll try to time our excursion to coincide with the bat exodus, when these nocturnal creatures fly out en masse to hunt for insects. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Gunung Mulu National Park/Kota Kinabalu
Spend the morning exploring Gunung Mulu National Park at leisure, and opt to discover the majestic landscape from Mulu Skywalk, the world’s longest canopy walk. This afternoon, catch a flight to Kota Kinabalu and enjoy the evening on your own. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 KOTA KINABALU/KAMPUNG BILIT
Travel on an early morning flight to Sandakan and visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where injured, orphaned, or rescued orangutans are cared for and then reintroduced into the wild. Orangutans are among the planet’s most critically endangered creatures, found only in Borneo and Sumatra. Later, head to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to meet rescued Malayan sun bears. We’ll enjoy a talk on these elusive creatures—the smallest species of bear in the world—and learn about the efforts underway to protect them. Afterward, transfer to our lodge in the small village of Kampung Bilit and embark on an evening cruise on the Kinabatangan River, seeking out monkeys, birds, elephants, and crocodiles. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 8 Kampung Bilit
Located along a curve on the thriving Kinabatangan River, the small village of Kampung Bilit offers a wide array of wildlife-viewing opportunities. Set out on foot into the jungle with local guides and naturalists; then cruise the rich waterways of the river, keeping your eyes open for proboscis monkeys and orangutans, as well as the rare pygmy elephant. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9 Kampung Bilit/Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Drive to Tabin Wildlife Reserve and check in to our rainforest lodge. This stunning reserve is home to nine primate species, three species of cat, and hundreds of bird species. Embark on a hike along an elephant trail to the Lipad mud volcano, which provides a natural mineral lick for local wildlife, and climb to the top of the observation tower for incredible views of the surrounding forest. After dinner, enjoy a presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari in search of the reserve’s nocturnal creatures, such as the Horsfield’s tarsier, the clouded leopard, the slow loris, and more. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 10 Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Spend the day exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve with local guides. Enjoy an early morning bird walk, seeking out the park’s colourful variety of avian species. After breakfast, trek through lush rainforest to the lovely Lipad Waterfall. Take a refreshing dip and shower here, or relax by the edge of the pool. In the late afternoon, set out on a wildlife drive through the reserve. After dinner, venture out on a night walk around our lodge in search of sleeping birds, frogs, and insects. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 11 Tabin Wildlife Reserve/Kota Kinabalu
Spend the morning at leisure, opting to watch a video about Tabin Wildlife Reserve or fashioning a souvenir using mud from the Lipad volcano. Later, board a flight to Kota Kinabalu and enjoy free time to explore the bustling coastal city. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 12 Kota Kinabalu
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
All years
Oct 11
11 Oct 2020 22 Oct 2020
12 days
7+ left
36064 SEK
DG
  • Departs from Kuching
  • Ends in Kota Kinabalu
  • DG Departure guaranteed ?
  • Double shared room ?
Price per person 36064 SEK
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Nov 08
08 Nov 2020 19 Nov 2020
12 days
7+ left
36064 SEK
DG
  • Departs from Kuching
  • Ends in Kota Kinabalu
  • DG Departure guaranteed ?
  • Double shared room ?
Price per person 36064 SEK
Request to book
Jan 03
03 Jan 2021 14 Jan 2021
12 days
7+ left
36064 SEK
DG
  • Departs from Kuching
  • Ends in Kota Kinabalu
  • DG Departure guaranteed ?
  • Double shared room ?
Price per person 36064 SEK
Request to book
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