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The Tutoh River winds through Mulu National Park
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Borneo Uncovered

Borneo

19 days from £4,295pp Inc. international flights

This comprehensive itinerary will take you through the best of Sarawak and Sabah, exploring tribal heartlands, jungle regions, and remote rivers, travelling by boat and exploring on foot. Highlights include Batang Ai with its headhunter tribes, Mulu’s underground cave systems, the orang-utan of Sepilok, and the hornbills of Danum Valley. Finish all this with a relaxing stay on the tropical paradise of Lankayan Island.

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This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

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Borneo Uncovered

Itinerary Route Map - 19 Days

Waterfront cafe in Kuching, SarawakMosque in the Old Quarter, Kuching, SarawakIban hunters at waterfall, Lemanak River, Malaysian BorneoSunset in Kuching, SarawakDawn at Gunung Api, Mulu National Park, SarawakDawn in Mulu National Park, Malaysian BorneoBurkes Wing Butterflies, Mulu National Park, SarawakCity Mosque, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian BorneoLankayan Island, Malaysian BorneoLankayan Island Resort, Lankayan Island

Our Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary:

  • Add on a city stopover in Peninsular Malaysia either in the capitol city of Kuala Lumpur or the equally easy to reach UNESCO city of Malacca.
  • For wildlife addicts you could add in a trip to Tabin Wildlife Reserve
  • Divers or avid snorkellers may like to visit one of Borneo's topical islands of the east coast such as Mataking or Kapalai.

Highlights of this itinerary

  • Try a Sarawak laksa on the riverfront in Kuching.
  • See orang-utan close up at both Semenggok and Sepilok.
  • Spend the night with the Iban tribe in a longhouse in the middle of the jungle.
  • Take your binoculars and look out for wildlife in the trees as you explore the Kinabatangan River by boat.
  • Get your boots muddy as you trek through the rainforest of the Danum Valley
  • Snorkel in the warm waters off tropical Lankayan Island

Day by Day Legend Legend
  • Outbound Flight
  • Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Excursion
  • Cruise
  • Train Journey
  • Return Flight

Day 1 London

Overnight flight from the UK to Borneo.

Day 2 Kuala Lumpur Kuching Kuching

In Kuching you will be welcomed by your driver and guide and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to relax, or begin exploring the city. Follow in the footsteps of Rajah Brooke and explore Kuching on a guided walking tour of the city.

Day 3 Kuching

Your guide will take you over to Bako - Sarawak's oldest national park - for your first introduction to Borneo's flora and fauna.

Day 4 Kuching Lemanak River

You will be met by your driver and guide after breakfast and taken to the Lemanak River by road, stopping at Semenggok Orang-utan Sanctuary for a chance to see orang-utan at feeding time, a traditional market in Serian, a pepper farm and a local restaurant on the way. The final 40 minutes of your journey will be on the river, by traditional longtail boat. On arrival at the Iban longhouse you will learn about the local customs, dine and dance with the families before bed.

Day 5 Lemanak River Kuching

After breakfast your guide will take you on a nature trail in the area surrounding the longhouse. You will also be given a blowpipe demonstration, which you are welcome to try for yourself. Weather permitting, lunch will be served on the riverbank where you also have the chance for a swim. You will then head back to Kuching, with the evening at leisure.

Day 6 Kuching Mulu National Park

You will be taken to the airport for your short flight to Mulu. Once you are checked-in to your hotel your guide will take you in to the rainforest to explore the huge caves that the area is famous for.

Day 7 Mulu National Park

Experience a jungle canopy walkway and get a different view of the rainforest. Head back to your hotel for lunch before visiting the remaining show caves, and Batu Mulong village by boat in the afternoon.

Day 8 Mulu National Park Kota Kinabalu

You have this morning to spend as you wish at the resort without a guide. If you are still feeling active, perhaps take further walks, cycle rides or kayak through the national park independently. Fly on to Kota Kinabalu for two days of relaxation, exploring the town or visiting the beach.

Day 9 Kota Kinabalu

Day at leisure.

Day 10 Kota Kinabalu Lahad Datu Danum Valley

This morning you will fly early to Lahad Datu, in the heart of Sabah. It is worth struggling through the bumpy journey to Danum Valley so just cling on to the door handle, watch your head on the vehicle roof and look forward to arriving at your lodge in the middle of the rainforest! Once you arrive you will have a delicious lunch and then meet your guide who will discuss the plan for your time here. This afternoon you will visit the canopy walkway and learn about the flora and fauna in the area on one of the many nature trails. This evening you can head out on a night drive where you may be lucky enough to spot some of the areas nocturnal animals.

Day 11 Danum Valley

Why not rise early to see and hear the rainforest come alive. After breakfast you will head back out in to the rainforest for the trek to Coffin Cliff where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lodge and Danum Valley. Stop off at a waterfall on your way back to cool off! This afternoon you can spend more time on the trails trying to track wildlife or you may have the option to go tubing down the Danum River - a brilliant way to experience the area. A night walk this evening will give you a new experience of the area around the lodge.

Day 12 Danum Valley Lahad Datu Kinabatangan River

Today you leave the rainforest, heading back to Lahad Datu and on to the Kinabatangan River. In the afternoon you will be out on the water, spending your time spotting a huge array of wildlife.

Day 13 Kinabatangan River

Rise early for a second trip on the river and the chance to visit the nearby ox-bow lake. Breakfast is served back at the lodge. You have free time back at the lodge to catch up on some sleep or for the more energetic take the jungle trail behind the lodge. Lunch will be served at the lodge. Enjoy a final trip on the river this afternoon and try to tick some more animals off your list before a final dinner at your lodge.

Day 14 Kinabatangan River Sandakan

This morning you will travel by boat to the town of Sandakan, with the afternoon at leisure to explore Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary.

Day 15 Sandakan Lankayan Island

Head to the jetty for your boat transfer to Lankayan, a gorgeous tropical island off Sabah. Here you will have 3 nights to relax in paradise, snorkelling and enjoying time on the beach

Day 16 Lankayan Island

Full day at leisure

Day 17 Lankayan Island

Second day at leisure.

Day 18 Lankayan Island Sandakan Kuala Lumpur

This morning you will head back to the mainland, with an afternoon flight to Kuala Lumpur. In the evening you will fly on to London

Day 19 London

Early morning arrival in the UK.

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