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Upgraded Borneo Adventure

12 days, Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

Did you know that Borneo is the world’s third largest island? Get up close and personal with its beautiful landscapes and captivating wildlife as you travel through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Watch a traditional dance performance in a Bidayuh tribal village, experience a bat exodus in Gunung Mulu National Park, and cruise along the banks of the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife. Visit rescued Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and discover a new appreciation for a unique place you may have not known much about before.

12 days

Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

From$30199HKD
Valid on Jun 5 2022
Trip Code: AABJ

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Did you know that Borneo is the world’s third largest island? Get up close and personal with its beautiful landscapes and captivating wildlife as you travel through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Watch a traditional dance performance in a Bidayuh tribal village, experience a bat exodus in Gunung Mulu National Park, and cruise along the banks of the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife. Visit rescued Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and discover a new appreciation for a unique place you may have not known much about before.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

12 days

Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

From$30199HKD
Valid on Jun 5 2022
Trip Code: AABJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Upgraded Borneo Adventure

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Kuching

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2Kuching

Enjoy a full-day visit to a Bidayuh tribal village and learn about the culture of the indigenous people of southern Sarawak. Enter a traditional bamboo longhouse with our local guide, watch a traditional dance performance and see how the Bidayuh cook a daily meal.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3Kuching

Travel to Santubong Peninsula today with views of Mount Santubong. Cruise down the Santubong River and keep an eye out for wildlife. Enjoy a free afternoon before going on an evening walk with an amphibian expert in Kubah National Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Kuching/Gunung Mulu National Park

Hop on a flight to Mulu this morning where you’ll be staying in a hotel near Gunung Mulu National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is home to the renowned Mulu Caves, which happen to be one of the largest cave systems on Earth. Tonight, go on a night walk with a local guide through the jungle to observe the park’s nocturnal wildlife.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Gunung Mulu National Park

Glide in a longboat along the Melinau River to visit a Penan settlement. This tribe’s traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle is being threatened by deforestation. Afterwards, travel on to the Wind Cafe and climb up some steps to the underground river in Clearwater Cave, the longest cave passage in Asia. Have a picnic lunch and then visit both Lang and Deer Caves. Deer Cave contains more than 3 million bats and so we’ll try to plan the excursion to match up with the massive bat exodus in the early evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Gunung Mulu National Park/Kota Kinabalu

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7KOTA KINABALU/KAMPUNG BILIT

Board a morning flight to Sandakan where the group will visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Afterwards, travel to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre where you’ll meet rescued Malayan sun bears. Sit for a talk about the efforts underway to protect the smallest species of bear in the world and then transfer to the lodge in the small village of Kampung Bilit. In the evening the group will enjoy a cruise on the Kinabatangan River. Search for monkeys, birds, elephants, and crocodiles as you travel through the water.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Kampung Bilit

Head out into the jungle on foot today with local guides and naturalists. Cruise along the Kinabatangan River and keep your eyes open for the wildlife that is so abundant in the area.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Kampung Bilit/Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Travel to a rainforest reserve in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Home to nine different primate species, three species of cat, and hundreds of bird species. Hike along a trail made by elephants to the Lipad mud volcano and climb to the top of the observation tower to see beautiful views of the forest. Later, after dinner, the group will attend a presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders and then embark on a night safari to experience the area’s nocturnal creatures.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Continue exploring the Tabin Wildlife Reserve with local guides today. Start the day with a morning bird walk, then, after breakfast, trek through the rainforest to Lipad Waterfall where you can take a quick dip or shower, or simply relax by the edge of the natural pool. Later in the afternoon enjoy a wildlife drive through the reserve. In the evening venture out on a night walk near the lodge and search for wildlife.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Tabin Wildlife Reserve/Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy a free morning at the reserve and choose to watch a video about Tabin Wildlife Reserve or maybe fashion some souvenirs using mud from the nearby volcano. Then, fly to Kota Kinabalu and take advantage of free time to get to know this coastal city.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Kota Kinabalu

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Excursion to a Bidayuh Tribal Village
  • Santubong River wildlife and dolphin cruise
  • Night walk in Mulu National Park
  • Boat excursion to Wind and Clearwater Caves
  • Walking excursion to Deer and Lang Caves
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Kinabatangan River and wildlife excursions on foot and boat
  • Tabin Wildlife Reserve excursions by jeep and on foot
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts), Lodge (4 nts)

Meals

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, plane, boat, hiking, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Upgraded Borneo Adventure

| 12 days - Kuching to Kota Kinabalu - from $30199 HKD