Borneo Rivers, Rainforest & Wildlife 10D9N
Sarawak & Sabah

Borneo Rivers, Rainforest & Wildlife 10D9N

Price from MYR 5340 per person
Duration 10 days, 9 nights

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Kuching

Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Pullman Kuching Hotel (or equivalent).

Day 2 Bako National Park  (B/L)

0830 hrs – Pickup from hotel and drive about 35 minutes to Bako Village. From the village, take about a 25-minute boat ride (depending on the tide) to the park situated on a peninsula. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting. The various types of animals that are commonly spotted at Bako include the proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, wild boars, monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. Forest types range from mangrove to kerangas (heath forest), tropical swamp vegetation, cliff vegetation and beach vegetation. There are several trails to follow inside the park depending on level of fitness and interest. The park’s coastline is dotted with small bays, coves and beaches. Return to Kuching mid-afternoon. Overnight at Pullman Kuching Hotel (or equivalent).

Please note schedule may depend on tide.

Day 3 Kuching – Nanga Sumpa (B/L/D)

0800 hours pick up from hotel in Kuching and drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop at Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Then continue your journey, arriving at Batang Ai Lake around 1330-1400 hours.  Board a longboat and travel upriver to Nanga Sumpa, arriving at approx. 1530 hours, although the exact time will depend on river conditions. Settle in at Borneo Adventure’s lodge and have dinner. After dinner visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah), spend time with the Iban people and enjoy some local rice wine. Overnight at Nanga Sumpa lodge.

Day 4  Enseluai Waterfall – Nanga Sumpa  (B/L/D)

Following breakfast hike the jungle trails along the river. Then continue upriver by longboat. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai waterfall. Along the way (if conditions are suitable) your boatman may stop to demonstrate fishing Iban-style using a jala or throw net. Arrive at the waterfall and have time to relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch prepared by your Iban hosts. Return to the lodge. After dinner visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Overnight at Nanga Sumpa lodge.

Day 5 Nanga Sumpa – Kuching (B/L)

Breakfast in the lodge. 0900 hours travel downriver to the Batang Ai Lake jetty, arriving around 1030-1100 hours. Then travel overland back to Kuching with lunch enroute. Arrive in Kuching approx. 1630 hours and be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight at Pullman Kuching Hotel (or equivalent).

Day 6 Semenggoh Orangutan – Kota Kinabalu (B)

0815 hrs – Depart for Semenggoh Wildlife Centre located 24 kilometres from the centre of Kuching. This orangutan rehabilitation centre trains orphaned or rescued orangutans how to survive in the wild. Over 20 orangutans live in the forest within the nature reserve and often return to the centre at feeding times. Upon arrival, head to the briefing area. After a brief talk from the rangers, take a short walk along a trail to the feeding area to watch the orangutans come down from the trees for a free meal. Observe the feeding of Orangutans requiring rehabilitation. Return to your hotel by 1100 hrs. Check out and transfer to the airport for departure to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at 3* Hotel.

Day 7 Kinabalu Park Botanical (B/L)

Pickup from hotel in city and depart in the early morning for a 2-hour (88 km) journey through breath-taking scenery to Kinabalu Park. Take a guided nature walk with a park naturalist and then explore the park’s botanical garden, which showcases some of the many species of plants that can be found within the park. Have lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon visit the gallery on the park’s botanic diversity before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight at 3* Hotel.

Day 8 Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Sukau (B/L/D)

Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for early morning flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, meet and depart to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild. You will be able to observe them at their feeding stations in the rainforest and see a video presentation on the Orangutan’s rehabilitation program. Then transfer to the jetty in Sandakan for a boat excursion that brings you to the pristine mangrove forests along the Kinabatangan River delta in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and reptiles. Lunch is provided at the Abai Jungle Restaurant. Continue by boat to Sukau and after check-in go on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Menanggul River in search of more wildlife. Overnight stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

Day 9 Oxbow Lake – Kinabatangan River – Sukau (B/L/D)

Early morning, take a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. Trek the lush riverine forest along the lake and then return to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon, venture on another river cruise down the Menanggul River and along the Kinabatangan River. Return to the lodge at dusk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside lodge.

Day 10 Sukau – Abai – Sandakan  (B/L)

After early breakfast, depart the lodge at 0700 hours and return to Sandakan by boat. The 2½ hour journey offers another chance to see wildlife. Around 0830 hours stop at Abai Jungle Lodge for a short break before continuing your journey downriver. Arrive at Sandakan jetty and visit the central market. Around 1100 hours proceed to hotel or Sandakan airport for flight out. Have lunch at the airport or a local restaurant.

Trip Notes

Includes

All tours & transfers indicated above, 3 nights stay at 4* hotel in Kuching, 2 nights stay at Borneo Adventure’s Nanga Sumpa Lodge, 2 nights stay at 3* Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, 2 nights stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner). Guiding on tour with English speaking guide. 6% Goods & Service Tax.

Excludes

Airfares Kuching - Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Kota Kinabalu, alcoholic beverages, juices, camera & video fees.

Minimum

2 adults per order

Single Person

Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information

Recommended Flights

Day 6 – Kuching (KCH) - Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on Malaysia Airlines MH2806 (Dep 1225 – Arr 1355) Or Air Asia AK6354 (Dep 1355 – Arr 1525)
Day 8 - Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) on Malaysia Airlines MH2042 (Dep 0700, Arr 0740) or Air Asia AK6092 (Dep 0705, Arr 0750) or MASWings MH3093 (Dep 0725, Arr 0815).

Note

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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Baby Proboscis Monkey spotted in Kinabatangan river cruise An extensive network of jungle trails makes Bako National Park one of the best parks in Sarawak for trekking and wildlife viewing, Malaysia.
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