Best of Borneo

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kuching, Malaysia
  • Ends Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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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
Starting in Kuching and ending in Kota Kinabalu, the Best Of Borneo trip is a guided wildlife trip that takes 21 days. You will travel through Dusun Village, Longhouse, Kota Kinabalu and 10 other destinations in Malaysia. Best Of Borneo is a small group trip which 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.
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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 - Homestay
  • 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: Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 21: Kota Kinabalu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Cabin (multishare) (2 nights), Dormitory (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (5 nights)
Meals
  • 18 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Transport
  • 4x4 , Speed boat , Private Mini van , Ferry , Longtail boat , Plane , Taxi
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Bako National Park
  • Kuching - Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Mulu National Park
  • Mulu National Park - Deer & Lang Caves
  • Mulu National Park - Wind & Clearwater Caves
  • Mulu National Park - Guided trek along Headhunters' Trails
  • Mulu National Park - Longboat ride along the Melinau & Terikan Rivers
  • Labuan Island - Labuan Historical Tour
  • Dusun Village - Guided village walk
  • Dusun Village - Cultural performance
  • Mt Kinabalu National Park - Mt Kinabalu Climb
  • Kinabatangan River - Night jungle walk
  • Kinabatangan River - Afternoon wildlife cruise
  • Kinabatangan River - Dawn wildlife cruise
  • Turtle Island - Turtle Island Marine Park
  • Turtle Island - Turtle Hatchery Visit
  • Sepilok - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Sandakan - War Memorial
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kuching and from Kota Kinabalu 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.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Borneo tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 December 2020, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 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 travelling 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 11.5-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-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.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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