11 Day Borneo Tour

11 Day Borneo Tour

Day 1: ARRIVAL KOTA KINABALU, SABAH
Arrive Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines. On arrival you will be transferred to Shangri La's Tanjung Aru for a two night stay.
Overnight at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru (Mountain View Room with breakfast)

Day 2: MARI-MARI CULTURAL VILLAGE (4HRS) (B)
The village is located about 25minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and overarched by wild blueskies. In the village, the colors ofcultural diversity are not an issue but rather our pride, where you can
savor the soul of Sabah. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from bamboo tree - you will learn
the steps of making fire without the help of a lighter), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms) and etc. By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is. An unforgettable encounter of our Sabahan homeland.
Overnight at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Mountain View Room with breakfast.

Day 3: MT. KINABALU & PORING RAINFOREST (full day) (B/L)
07:30hrs, depart hotel. The jagged granite peaks of Mount Kinabalu (4095m) towers above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is a natural wonder that offers day visitors a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of plant and animal life within the park. The montane oak and chestnut forest at park headquarters gives way to lowland dipterocarp forest at Poring on the eastern boundary. Enjoy a short trek through the rainforest and witness life in the treetops as you walk along the 100ft high Canopy Walkway (If closed, the visit to the park will be replaced with a visit to the Tropical Garden).
Overnight at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Mountain View Room with breakfast.

Day 4: COLOURS OF BORNEO (4hrs) (B)
09:00hrs, depart hotel. A fun day out with the family to explore the different aspects of Borneo as you learn the art of Batik painting, visit a Pottery factory to admire the local Borneo motifs used in ceramics and try your hand at crab catching/fishing. Enjoy a short cruise on a unique Bamboo raft through mangroves learning about the importance of this riverine forest before enjoying a cup of “Teh Tarik” literally translates to “pulled tea” a popular drink amongst the locals.
Overnight at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Mountain View Room with breakfast.

Day 5: KOTA KINABALU / SANDAKAN (L/D)
Recommended Flight: BKI/SDK MH 2042 0700/0750
SEPILOK /BY BOAT TO SUKAU
Meet at Sandakan airport and drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform. 1000 hrs feeding of Orang Utans. At this center, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo.
11:10-11:15hrs depart Sepilok and transfer to jetty in Sandakan. 1145 hrs take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a 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 Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return lodge for dinner.
Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (basic accommodation)

Day 6: SUKAU – OXBOW / PM RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)
Wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Early morning, take a river trip to the Ox-Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river of Sabah. Return lodge for breakfast. After Lunch, free at own leisure to have Foot or Body Massage Again afternoon river cruise to search for more wildlife.
Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (basic accommodation)
Recommended Personal Gear Insect repellent, raincoat (umbrella not recommended), binocular and sun screen (sweat proof). Use good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant.
Gomantong Caves.
Due to safety reason, visit to the Gomantong Cave has been taken out from our program.

Day 7: SUKAU /SANDAKAN / LAHAT DATU (B/D)
After breakfast, river cruise down by boat back to Sandakan. journey. Upon arrival at Jetty, meet and overland transfer to Lahat Datu (2.5hrs) and you will be drop off at Borneo Rainforest Office for registration. After registration, overland journey drive (2hrs) to the Danum Valley Conservation Area. Enjoy the changing landscapes of the regenerating forests to virgin rainforests of a million years old! Check-in to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge and prepare yourself for an introduction trek on the Nature Trail & Canopy Walkway.
Guided Safari Night Drive after dinner.
Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley (Standard Chalet)

Day 8: DANUM VALLEY (B/L/D)
Wake up to the calls of the Bornean Gibbons and start your day with a trek to the View Point, Kadazandusun burial site – Coffin Cliff. Take a short break by the Natural Jacuzzi pool for a refreshing dip before lunch at the Lodge.
Afternoon optional activities: A Guided Jungle Trekking or if weather permits, Water Tubing session down the Danum River or guest’s own leisure. Guided Night Walk on the Nature Trail after dinner.
Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley (Standard Chalet)

Day 9: LAHAT DATU / KOTA KINABALU (B/L )
Recommended Flight: LDU/BKI MH 3023 1740 / 1835
Optional: An early morning walk and return to the Lodge for lunch before checking-out for transfer to Lahad Datu Airport for onward flights.
Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu Airport, you will be meet and transfer to Sutera Harbour for boat transfer to Gaya Island Resort.
Arrive resort, check-in. Rest of day at leisure.
Overnight at Gaya Island Resort (Bayu Villa with breakfast)

Day 10: KOTA KINABALU (B)
Enjoy the beach and the spa or free at own leisure.
Overnight at Gaya Island Resort (Bayu Villa with breakfast)

Day 11: KOTA KINABALU / DEPARTURE (B)
You will be transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your onward flight.
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Package includes :
o 4 night at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru (Mountainview with Breakfast)
o 3D/2N Sukau Package on PVT basis (full board)
(2 night accommodation at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, basic accommodation).
o 3D/2N night DANUM Valley Package on SIC basis (full board)
(2 night accommodation at Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Standard Room).
o 2 night at Gaya Island Resort (Bayu Villa with Breakfast)
o Compulsory Conservation fee during your stay at Gaya Island Resort
o Return boat transfer to Gaya Island Resort.
o Overland transfer from Sukau/Sandakan to Lahat Datu Town.
o Tour & Transfer on Private basis with English speaking guide in Sukau/Sandakan.
o Private Transfer in Kota Kinabalu with English speaking driver.
o Meal Plan as stated above;
o Entrance fee during the tour where applicable.

Package Excludes:-
o Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;
o Meals other than those specified above;
o Any air fares (International & Domestic)
o Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
o Any transport services on leisure days.

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