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Adventure Borneo

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12 days / 9 nights
Availability : July 2019 – March 2020
Kuala Lumpur

Tour Details

Eturia proposes a unique holiday in the island of Borneo, Malaysia. You will visit Kuching, the capital of the Serawak region, the most populous city on Borneo’s island. You will have the chance of living an unforgettable adventure that gives an insight into the everyday life of indigenous people. You will get close to Borneo’s wildlife, including the endangered orangutans. The visit to Sepilok will take you to the world’s most famous place to see the orangutans in their natural habitat, the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.

Departure & Return Location


Price Includes

  • International flight tickets: London - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur - London
  • Domestic flight tickets:Kuala Lumpur - Kuching; Kuchig - Sandakan; Sandakan - Kuala Lumpur
  • Airport fees for domestic and international flights
  • 9 nights accommodation at the mentioned hotels, in the specified type of rooms
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All the transfers and tours as described above
  • Transportation by private car and in sharing basis
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide for the included tours and visits
  • Travel tips
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Service fees
  • 24/7 emergency phone number

Price Excludes

  • Excess baggage charge
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Optional tours
  • Non-included meals (lunch and dinner do not include drinks)
  • Personal expenses (minibar items, phone, internet, safe lock, cleaning services, babysitting, etc.)

Top Attractions

Semenggoh Nature Reserve Visit

Sepilok Urang Utan Rehabilitation Center

Kinabatangan River Cruise

Off the Beaten Track Experience

Mengkak Longhouse Visit

Lunch at Abai Village prepared by the locals

Jungle at Night Experience


Day 1Departure London

Day 2Arrival Kuala Lumpur

Transfer airport – hotel in Kuala Lumpur (PVT)
Upon arrival at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, you are waited by our guide and driver. They will directly transfer you to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3Kuala Lumpur - Kuching

Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer hotel – airport Kuala Lumpur (PVT)
You will be transferred to the airport in Kuala Lumpur for the flight to Kuching.

Flight Kuala Lumpur – Kuching

Transfer airport – hotel in Kuching (SIC)
Upon arrival, our friendly representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 4Kuching - Batang Ai

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Kuching – Batang Ai (SIC)
Meet your driver guide at the hotel lobby for your journey to Batang Ai passing through scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, villages, padi fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle as the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior. Upon arrival at the Hydro Lake at Lubok Antu, board a shuttle ferry to the resort situated on the southern bank.

Semenggoh Nature Reserve visit (SIC)
En-route make a stop at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, the best place in Sarawak to view semi-wild orang utans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. The rehabilitated animals roam freely in the rain forest, and often return to the centre at feeding time. Thanks to the successful breeding program at Semenggoh there is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heart-warming sights in Borneo an orang utan mother with a young baby. The centre is 30 minutes’ drive from Kuching and another 20 minutes on foot. Along the way visitors pass by the ethno-botanical gardens, with their unique collection of rain-forest plants. Semenggoh also has a number of short jungle trails and optional forest walks can be incorporated into the tour.
Note: As the orang utan in Semenggoh are semi-wild, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort.

Dinner will be provided at the resort.

Day 5Batang Ai

Have an early breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

Mengkak Longhouse visit (SIC)
After breakfast, depart for Mengkak Longhouse by motorized native longboat. The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. The journey will take around 30 minutes before reaching Mengkak Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. Enjoy a short cultural performance by the inhabitant of the longhouse followed by a blow pipe demonstration.

After having lunch at a local restaurant, free at leisure until your return back to the Resort via the same route.

Dinner will be provided at the resort.

Day 6Batang Ai - Kuching

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Batang Ai – Kuching (SIC)
After breakfast, depart for Kuching via the same route as your arrival.

Stop for lunch at a small roadside town before continuing your journey to Kuching.

Day 7Kuching - Sandakan

Transfer hotel – airport in Kuching (SIC)
You will be transferred to Kuching airopot for your onward flight.

Flight Kuching – Sandakan

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre Visit (SIC)
Meet upon arrival at the Sandakan Airport, proceed with transfer for 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. At this centre, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform for the feeding sessions of Orang Utans. Next, continue your visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. The centre helps to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released to its natural behaviours in the 2.5ha enclosed forest.

Transfer to hotel (SIC)
After the Orang Utans visit, proceed to the lodge for overnight.

Enjoy your dinner at the lodge.

Day 8Sandakan - Abai

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer to jetty (SIC)
You will be transfered to jetty in Sandakan for scheduled boat which departs at 1200hrs.

Boat Cruise to Abai with lunch (SIC)
Depart from the Sepilok Centre and transfer to jetty in Sandakan for scheduled boat.
Take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary and you will be having your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This wonderful journey of discovery starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest.

Night Cruise (SIC)
Later in the afternoon, you’ll be experiencing another boat cruise to search for wildlife until sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and by night falls, continue the night cruise to witness the fireflies lights up like a Christmas tree.

Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, continue your adventure by experiencing the “Jungle at night” at our nature boardwalk to search for birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with our nature guide.

Day 9Sandakan - Sukau

Morning River Trip (SIC)
Wake up by the calls of nature and take an early morning river trip to Pitas lake to
observe wildlife and experience the unique of Pitas lake.

After morning river cruise, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel.

You will be briefed about the Tree Planting Project and the Most Beautiful House Competition. You will be given options to have lunch either at Abai Village special prepared by the villagers or at the Abai Jungle Restaurant.

Transfer Sandakan – Sukau by boat
After lunch, cruise through the river to Sukau Village in search of primates such as the wild orang utan, birds, pygmy elephant and other wildlifes.

Menanggul River cruise (SIC)
Later in the afternoon, take another boat cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan.

Enjoy your dinner at the lodge.

Day 10 Sukau - Sandakan - Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Sukau – Sandakan (SIC)
After breakfast, transfer via boat back to Sandakan.

Upon arrival at the jetty, proceed with transfer for lunch before dropping off at Sandakan Airport for onwards flight.

Flight Sandakan – Kuala Lumpur

Transfer airport-hotel in Kuala Lumpur (PVT)
Upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur Airport, you’ll be waited by the driver and transferred to the hotel.

Day 11Departure Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Half day city tour Kuala Lumpur (PVT)
Visit the National Mosque or in Malay the Masjid Negara, which is the most distinguished mosque in KL. You will also pass the Moorish-styled Federal Court, the old Railway station which is a striking piece of Mohammedan architecture, the Tudor-styled Cricket Club and Independence Square.

Transfer hotel – airport in Kuala Lumpur
You will be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur airport for your flight home.

Day 12Arrival London

Meals included: 9 breakfast, 5 lunch, 5 dinner

Accommodation options

Availability Rates

01st of July 2019 – 31st of March 2020

£2,320 per person