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
  • See wild orangutans at the Semenggoh sanctuary and look for proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park. One of the last truly wild places on earth, Borneo offers rare treats for nature lovers.
  • Explore labyrinthian cave systems, some of the largest in the world, and watch as millions of bats emerge from their depths at sunset, darkening the sky like a plume of black smoke.
  • Climb Mt Kinabalu – the literal pinnacle of all treks in South East Asia – with local guides whose families have trekked the mountain for generations. Witness the sunrise at the peak after a morning hike and spot diverse flora and fauna along the way.
  • Join a local ranger to witness the life cycle of sea turtles, who come ashore on Turtle Island to lay their eggs on the beach. At night, you’ll watch the hatchlings make a dash down the beach on the way to their new life.
  • Cruise down the Kinabatangan River and search for wildlife in this rich and unique jungle ecosystem – if you’re lucky, you may spot wild pygmy elephants!
The "Best Of Borneo" tour starts in Kuching and ends in Sepilok. It is a wildlife trip that takes 20 days taking you through Turtle Island, Kinabatangan River, Sandakan and 10 other destinations in Malaysia. "Best Of Borneo" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

If you're looking for an adventure somewhere spiritual, wild, and full of natural beauty, this 19-day adventure through Borneo might just be for you. Trek through the steamy jungles of Nugong Mulu National Park, relax on the shores of Turtle Island and see the cheeky orangutans in Sepilok reserve. Meet locals from the small villages that sit in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu and look out for the abundant wildlife on your trails, boat journeys and in the jungles you'll spend a night or two in. This is Borneo.
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
  • 16 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. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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Based on 1 review
  • 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.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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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 16 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 September 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

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 20 kg (checked in baggage) and 7 kg (hand luggage) maximum luggage limit on the included internal flights. Excess luggage will incur extra fees to the traveller.
  • When staying in the National Park, accommodation is multishare and can be basic. The unqiue atmosphere and wonderful location more than make up for this though.
  • Climbing Mt Kinabalu is a challenge that shouldn't be underestimated. The elevation is approximately 4095 m and we rise early to summit in the dark to witness the sunrise. It's an unforgettable climb for sure, but you'll need an excellent fitness level to complete it. Read our blog here for everything you need to know about climbing Mt Kinabalu: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/guide-to-climbing-mt-kinabalu-borneo/
  • You'll need to pack some specific items for this trip – check the ‘Packing List’ in the Essential Trip Information for more details so you are prepared.
  • You will get to experience a wide range of accommodation types on this trip – shared dormitory rooms in hostels, a homestay, resort, jungle lodge and hotels. Some may be a little more basic than our standard hotels, but their unique locations and close proximity to nature is what makes them special.
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