Best of Borneo

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-3573
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Kuching, Malaysia
  • Ends Sepilok, Malaysia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • One of the last remaining truly wild places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for the nature lover – see Orangutans at the Semenggoh Sanctuary and the quirky proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park
  • Discover the colourful history of the Iban people and spend the night in a modern longhouse with a local family.
  • Explore one of the world’s largest cave networks and witness a sunset hunting exodus of millions of bats, twisting through the sky like a plume of black smoke in Gunung Mulu National Park.
  • Follow in the infamous footsteps of tribal warriors on a trek through wild, dense jungle on the Headhunters’ Trail.
  • Experience next-level vistas from the top of Mt Kinabalu climb on a two-day climb that will really get the heart pumping.
  • Witness nature at its most beautiful with a night on Turtle island, watching mother turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
  • Cruise down the Kinabatangan river and search for wildlife in this rich and unique ecosystem.
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The "Best Of Borneo" tour starts in Kuching and ends in Sepilok. It is a wildlife tour that takes 20 days taking you through Turtle Island, Dusun Village, Sandakan and 10 other destinations in Malaysia. "Best Of Borneo" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Imagine a place that is spiritual and wild, colourful and mysterious, and full of tantalising secrets - this is beautiful Borneo. From the steamy jungles of Mulu National Park and the secluded beaches of Turtle Island, to the graceful orangutans at Sepilok and small villages nestled in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo is a true gem of South East Asia. Experience captivating sunsets, be welcomed on homestays, travel along scenic trails, laze on tropical beaches and see an abundance of wildlife - this is a tour to remember forever.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kuching
  • Day 2: Bako National Park - Kuching
  • Day 3: Kuching
  • Day 4: Mulu National Park
  • Day 5: Mulu National Park
  • Day 6: Mulu National Park
  • Day 7: Headhunters Trail - Limbang
  • Day 8: Labuan Island
  • Day 9: Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 10: Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 11: Dusun Village
  • Day 12: Mt Kinabalu National Park
  • Day 13: Mt Kinabalu National Park
  • Day 14: Mt Kinabalu – Poring Hot Springs
  • Day 15: Poring Hot Springs
  • Day 16: Kinabatangan River
  • Day 17: Sandakan
  • Day 18: Turtle Island
  • Day 19: Sepilok
  • Day 20: Sepilok
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Cabin (multishare) (2 nights), Dormitory (1 night), Hotel (5 nights), Resort (1 night), Chalet (1 night), Resort (1 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hostel (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Lodge (2 nights)
Meals
  • 17 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Transport
  • 4x4 , Ferry , Longtail boat , Plane , Taxi , Mini van , Private mini van , River Boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Bako National Park - Wildlife Trail Trek
  • Kuching - Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Mulu National Park - Deer & Lang Caves
  • Mulu National Park - Wind & Clearwater Caves
  • Mulu National Park - Picnic Lunch
  • Mulu National Park - Local Dinner
  • Mulu National Park - Guided trek along Headhunters' Trails
  • Mulu National Park - Longboat ride along the Melinau & Terikan Rivers
  • Labuan Island - Sunset cocktail drink
  • Dusun Village - Guided village walk
  • Dusun Village - Cultural performance
  • Mt Kinabalu National Park - Mt Kinabalu Climb
  • Poring Hot Springs - Poring Conservation Fee
  • Kinabatangan River - Night jungle walk
  • Kinabatangan River - Afternoon Wildlife Cruise
  • Kinabatangan River - Dawn wildlife cruise
  • Sandakan - War Memorial
  • Turtle Island - Turtle Island Marine Park
  • Turtle Island - Turtle Hatchery Visit
  • Sepilok - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kuching and from Sepilok are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Borneo tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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  • Liliana Fischer
  • From Germany
  • On Sep 14 2023
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Borneo tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 April 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Borneo tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Borneo tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • It’s best to pack light for this trip. There is a strict 15 kg maximum luggage limit on the included internal flights. Excess luggage will incur extra fees to the traveller.
  • A small to medium size day backpack is required for the time in Mulu NP and on the Headhunters Trail. Your main pack will be forwarded on, so there will be days when you don’t have access to it. Pack light and smart.
  • This trip includes a number of wonderful long walks through forest and jungle, especially the 12 kilometre Headhunters’ Trail, so a good level of fitness is required.
  • The Mt Kinabalu trek is very challenging, including an altitude of more than 2800 metres and an early morning to summit in the dark, so we recommend a good level of fitness to be able to enjoy this unforgettable climb.
  • You may have to purchase some items for this trip. Check the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.
  • You will get to experience a wide range of accommodation types on this trip – some dormitory rooms in hostels, a homestay, guesthouses, jungle lodge and hotels. Some may be a little more basic than our standard hotels, but their unique location and close proximity to wildlife is what makes them special.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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