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11 Day Absolute Borneo Small Group Tour

$999
Per Person

Typically $1,999
This package is any wildlife lovers dream; See wild Orang-utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants, Sun Bears, Exotic birds and much more! With multiple departure dates until December 2022.

the tour

This is our best selling small group wildlife tour of Borneo!  Spend some free time exploring the modern city of Kota Kinabalu before heading overland to Ranau. Here you will explore the tropical fauna of Kinabalu National Park and the impending Mount Kinabalu.

Continue on to Sepilok to visit the Orangutans and Sunbears and Proboscis Monkeys, then enjoy relaxing river cruises along the Kinabatangan River in search for Wild Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, Macaques and more exotic wildlife. We also stop to visit Gomantong cave, the largest bird’s nest and limestone cave in Sabah and enjoy a natural fish spa foot massage in Marakau. Before you return home, take a relaxing day tour to the tropical islands of Pulau Sapi and Manukan, soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal clear water.

INCLUSIONS

This 11 day package includes 10 nights accommodation and almost all of your meals. An English speaking guide is provided, along with all entrance fees. We also only operate small group tours to enhance your wildlife viewing experience. We have travel dates available until December 2022. You can secure your booking with just a  10% deposit. You can also buy now so you don’t miss out on this amazing deal, but choose your travel date later.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Kota Kinabalu

Welcome to Borneo! Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu airport you will be met by our tour representative and transferred to your city centre hotel.

MEALS: In-flight meals

OVERNIGHT: Suria Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (Upgrade Available)

DAY 2: Kota Kinabalu Free Day

Spend the whole day at leisure exploring this modern city at your own pace or take advantage of our optional city tour. Another fabulous way of starting your holiday is to take an optional sunset dinner cruise on board North Borneo Cruises.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Suria Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (Upgrade Available)

OPTIONAL: Half Day City Tour | Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises

DAY 3: Kota Kinabalu ~ Kundasang War Memorial ~ Sepilok

Today we journey overland to Sepilok. Departing the hotel at 8:30am we make a stop at the Kundasang War Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to the British and Australian soldiers who died in the Sandakan POW camp during their death marches to Ranau. We have lunch in Ranau and the continue overland, arriving in Sepilok around 4:30pm. Overnight at Sepilok Jungle Resort and enjoy an evening free at your own leisure. Fingers crossed a local orangutan joins us for dinner tonight.. As they roam free they sometimes they can be found swinging through the resort!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort, Sepilok

DAY 4: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Sun Bear Conservation Centre

This morning we visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding and learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of Sepilok. Witness the majestic Orangutan swing through the forest towards the feeding platform and watch as these beautiful creatures enjoy their breakfast. Afterwards we make a visit to see the World’s smallest bear in their natural habitat at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Enjoy lunch back at the resort and spend the afternoon at leisure, relaxing in the resorts pool and tropical surroundings.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort, Sepilok

DAY 5: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Spend the morning visiting the fascinating long nose Proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Only found in Borneo, the Proboscis monkey is weird yet wonderful; the males have super long noses and the bigger they are, the more attractive they are to the ladies! Spend the afternoon at your own leisure. We suggest you visit the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre (2km) learn about local flora and fauna and enjoy a canopy walkway among the treetops, giving you a birds-eye view of the park [entrance fee approx. $10). Alternatively, return to visit the Orangutans one last time for their afternoon feeding [At your own expense]

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort, Sepilok

DAY 6: Sepilok ~ Gomantong Cave ~ Kinabantangan River

After breakfast we travel overland to our wildlife lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. En route we stop at the impressive Gomantong cave, the largest birds nest limestone cave in Sabah and featured in David Attenborough’s documentaries. On arrival into Bilit we have a spot of lunch before jumping on our first wildlife boat cruise down the river. Keep your eyes peeled for wild Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and lots of exotic birdlife! Evening free at leisure or take an optional guided night jungle walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge, Bilit

OPTIONAL: Wildlife night jungle walk RM10 per hour payable on arrival

DAY 7: Kinabatangan River ~ Wildlife River Cruises

Early morning start as we cruise along the Kinabatangan River at 6:00am in search for more wild and wonderful wildlife, then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will have two choices; for trekkers: a guided jungle walk through the riverine forest. For non-trekkers; we participate in the batik painting. Relax for the afternoon and then just before dusk we embark on another river cruise in search for more wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying a cold beer and sharing your photos from the day with fellow travellers.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge, Bilit

DAY 8: Bilit ~ POW Camp & Fish Foot Massage ~ Mount Kinabalu

After breakfast, we depart Bilit by 8:30am and travel to Ranau. On the way, we stop at Marakau POW camp and enjoy a tantalising natural fish spa foot massage down by the river. In the afternoon we reach our accommodation. Sabah Tea Resort is set within a sprawling tea plantation surrounded by pristine rainforests, cool mountain air and views of Mount Kinabalu. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and explore the stunning surroundings of the resort grounds.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Tea Resort, Ranau

DAY 9: Tea Factory Tour ~ Nabalu Native Market ~ Kota Kinabalu

This morning we have a tour of the Sabah Tea Factory and learn the interesting process of how tea is made before proceeding for a guided walk to see local flora & fauna at the botanical garden. Enjoy a local lunch en route back to Kota Kinabalu with a short stop at Nabalu Native Market for a spot of souvenir shopping. Arrive back in Kota Kinabalu in the evening.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Suria Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (Upgrade Available)

Day 10: Pulau Sapi & Manukan Islands Day Trip

The perfect way to end your holiday in Borneo is with a day trip to the stunning islands of TAR National Park. Embark on an exciting 20 minute boat ride across the bay to Pulau Sapi to lounge on the soft sands and swim in the pristine blue ocean. For the adventurous, take the “Coral Flyer” Zip line that spans between two islands, Gaya and Sapi. Hold on tight as you fly over the crystal water! [At your own expense]. Next continue on to Manukan Island for more beach time, soaking up the sun or enjoying a spot of snorkelling. Return to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon and enjoy your last night free at leisure or finish your holiday of a lifetime with a sunset dinner cruise on board North Borneo Cruises.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Suria Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (Upgrade Available)

DAY 11: Kota Kinabalu Departure – End of Tour

Enjoy a leisurely last morning in Kota Kinabalu before your transfer back to the airport in the afternoon.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

This is our best selling small group wildlife tour of Borneo!  Spend some free time exploring the modern city of Kota Kinabalu before heading overland to Ranau. Here you will explore the tropical fauna of Kinabalu National Park and the impending Mount Kinabalu.

Continue on to Sepilok to visit the Orangutans and Sunbears and Proboscis Monkeys, then enjoy relaxing river cruises along the Kinabatangan River in search for Wild Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, Macaques and more exotic wildlife. We also stop to visit Gomantong cave, the largest bird’s nest and limestone cave in Sabah and enjoy a natural fish spa foot massage in Marakau. Before you return home, take a relaxing day tour to the tropical islands of Pulau Sapi and Manukan, soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal clear water.

INCLUSIONS

This 11 day package includes 10 nights accommodation and almost all of your meals. An English speaking guide is provided, along with all entrance fees. We also only operate small group tours to enhance your wildlife viewing experience. We have travel dates available until December 2022. You can secure your booking with just a  10% deposit. You can also buy now so you don’t miss out on this amazing deal, but choose your travel date later.

INCLUSIONS

 

10 Nights hotel accommodation

10x Breakfasts, 8x Lunches, 6x Dinners

Entrance to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Entrance to Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre

3x Wildlife river cruises along Kinabatangan river

Entrance to Gomantong Cave

Entrance to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Guided jungle walk to discover native wildlife

Visit  Kundasang War Memorial & Marakau POW Camp

Enjoy a tantilising fish spa at Marakau

Tour of Sabah Tea Factory

Island day trip to Pulau Sapi & Manukan

Mask and snorkel hire on island

Guided walk around Kinabalu National Park & Botanical Gardens

Return airport/hotel transfers

English speaking local guides

AC transportation throughout

Small Groups Maximum 16 people

$2 Donation to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Wildlife Rescue Unit

EXCLUSIONS

 

Tourism Tax of RM10 (approx. USD$3) per room/night payable on arrival

Camera fees (Approx. USD$5 per per person per attraction. Mobile phone cameras are free)

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers (Recommended USD$5 per person per day but not mandatory)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Optional tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

September: 4, 18

October: 2, 16, 23

November: 6, 13, 20

December: 4

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

February: 19, 26

March: 5, 12, 19, 26

April: 2, 9, 16

May: 7, 21, 28

June: 4, 11, 25

July: 2, 16, 30

August: 6, 13, 20

September: 3, 10, 24

October: 1, 15, 22

November: 5, 12, 19

December: 3

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2023:

February: 11, 25

March: 11, 25

April: 8, 22

May:  6, 20

June:  3, 17

July:  1, 15

August:  12, 26

September:  2, 16

October:  7, 21

November:  4, 18

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Kota Kinabalu: Suria Hotel

Sepilok: Sepilok Jungle Resort

Kinabatangan: Bilit Adventure Lodge

Ranau: Sabah Tea Resort

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

Triple share rooms are available

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a 4 Star Mercure Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (4 Nights) – $100 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 2: Kota Kinabalu City Tour (Half Day) – $60 per person

DAY 2: Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises – $150 per person

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Borneo with extra nights pre tour or post tour in Kota Kinabalu:

 

PRE/POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Kota Kinabalu – $120

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfer

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 3 December 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 40 days prior to travel

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

– $350 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 4 people

Maximum 16 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge in existing bedding

Children aged 2-9 at time of travel require a child voucher (Add to cart at checkout):

– $750 per child

 

Children aged 10+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

It is the customers responsibility to research the current Covid-19 requirements and recommendations for international travel for their destination prior to departure and cover all fees associated with any testing and quarantine requirements.  Travelers should additionally follow guidance and requirements of destination countries for international travel, or state authorities when arriving back in the U.S. jurisdiction after international travel.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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