Upriver Borneo 8D7N

Upriver Borneo 8D7N

Price from MYR 4080 per person
Duration 8 days, 7 nights

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Kuching

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

Day 2 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 3  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. 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 4 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. Pullman Kuching Hotel (or equivalent).

Day 5 Kuching – Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan (B/D)

Check out and transfer to the airport for departure to Kota Kinabalu and on to Sandakan. Pickup from Sandakan airport and transfer to MY Nature Resort at Sepilok. Rest of the day free at leisure. Relax, swim in the pool or walk (5-10 minutes) to the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre (entrance fee applies) and experience the canopy walkway, one of the best in Malaysia. Dinner and overnight at MY Nature Resort.

Day 6 Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Abai (B/L/D)

Pick up from hotel and visit 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 at the nursery (if open). Watch the feeding session at 1000 hours. Then proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). This centre rescues captured sun bears and is involved in sun bear conservation, welfare rehabilitation and education. Over 30 sun bears live at the centre in the bear house and outdoor enclosures. 11.00-1115 hours depart Sepilok and proceed to a boat jetty in Sandakan. 1145 – 1200 hours depart for a 1-hour boat cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River, passing pristine mangrove forests and searching for wildlife. Arrive at Abai Jungle Lodge and have lunch. Free to relax or explore the surrounding area on the nature boardwalk. 1630 hours go on a cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. As night falls witness the glittering of fireflies on the mangrove trees. Return to the lodge for dinner.  After dinner, go on a guided night walk around the Lodge’s nature boardwalk and search for insects, birds and other wildlife. Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge.

Day 7 Pitas Lake – Abai Village – Sukau – Menanggul River (B/L/D)

0630 hours – depart on a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Pitas Lake. Return to lodge around 0800 hours and have breakfast. After breakfast visit the nearby Abai village and participate in a tree planting project.  Enjoy a local-style lunch prepared and served by the villagers. After lunch, cruise upriver to Sukau, searching for wildlife along the way. Arrive Sukau and check-in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. 1630 hours go on a river cruise up Kinabatangan River to the Menanggul River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

Day 8  Sukau – Abai – Sandakan (B/L)

After 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, 2 nights stay at 4* hotel in Kuching, 2 nights stay at Borneo Adventure’s Nanga Sumpa Lodge, 1 night stay at MY Nature Resort Sepilok, 1 nights stay at Abai Jungle Lodge, 1 nights stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner). Guiding on tour with English speaking guide.

Excludes

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

Minimum

2 adults per order

Surcharge

Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information

Note

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

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Orangutan at Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia Iban ladies in traditional dress at Nanga Sumpa, Ulu Ai, Sarawak, Malaysia. Exterior view of Borneo Adventure’s Nanga Sumpa Lodge, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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