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VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS

10 days/9 nights for $699 per person, double occupancy, seat-in-coach tour, starting from the northern capital of Hanoi and ending in bustling Saigon
 

The Wilds of Borneo
Sabah & Sarawak

October 9-21, 2024

Journey from Singapore to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, and Sandakan for $3195 per person, double occupancy, land only


Kuala Lumpur Extension Available

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Includes:

  • 2 nights in Singapore at the Rendezvous Hotel with breakfast, round trip airport transfers

  • 3 nights in Kuching at the Waterfront Hotel with breakfast, round trip airport transfers

  • Visit to the Semonggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to see the Orangutans

  • Kuching City Tour

  • Visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village & river cruise

  • Flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

  • 1 night at the Shangri-La Tanjung Ari Resort with breakfast, transfer from airport

  • Kota Kinabalu City Tour

  • Drive to Poring Hot Spring with sightseeing with lunch

  • Jungle Canopy walk

  • 1 night at the Sutera Sanctuary Lodge at Poring Hot Spring with breakfast and hot spring access

  • Drive to Kinabatangan with lunch

  • 3 nights at the Bilit Adventure Lodge with full board, twice daily wildlife cruises, guided jungle walks, and other activities.

  • Transfer to Sandakan with visit to the Labuk Bay Wildlife Sanctuary & lunch

  • Sandakan City tour & visit to the Sandakan War Memorial

  • 2 nights at the Sabah Hotel in Sandakan with breakfast

  • Tour of the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, and the Rainforest Discovery Centre with lunch

  • Transfer to airport

  • Flight to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Extension includes:

  • 2 nights at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur Hotel with breakfast and round trip airport transfers.

  • Full day city tour of Kuala Lumpur with the Batu Caves

PRICING

$3195 per person, double occupancy

$4250 per person, single occupancy

PRICING IS BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 10 TRAVELERS

KUALA LUMPUR EXTENSION

$449 per person, double occupancy
$615 per person, single occupancy

 

ITINERARY

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Day One:

Arrive in Singapore

Upon arriving in Singapore, transfer to the Rendevous Hotel.

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Day Two

Singapore

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to explore Singapore.

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Day Three

Kuching

Fly to Kuching and transfer to the Waterfront Hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Kuching.

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Day Four

The Orangs at Semonggoh

In the morning, visit the Semonggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for your first chance to see our distant, red-headed cousins, the Orangutans. The Orangutans at the Center are free to roam, so there is no guarantee of how many you will see, but they do like to join in the fun when it's feeding time.

In the afternoon, take a tour of city including the Tua Pel Kong Chinese Temple, Fort Margherita, and the Astana Palace.

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Day Five

Sarawak Cultural Village

Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village to learn more about the many different Dayak tribes that live in Borneo. Enjoy a dance program at the village, then return to Kuching for a sunset river cruise.

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Day Six

Fly to Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, fly to Kota Kinabalu. Take a quick city tour before checking into the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort where you can spend the rest of the day swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing.

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Day Seven

Poring Hot Springs

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Poring Hot Springs and stop along the way at the Nabalu Handicraft Market, which has a variety of goods from Sabah as well as excellent views of Mt. Kinabalu. Continue a local Dusun tribal village and learn about their culture before visiting the Kundasang War Memorial and Kundasang Market. Lunch along the way. Upon arriving in Poring, take a short trek through the forest on the Canopy Walkway and visit the Kipungit Waterfall. Check into the Sutera Sanctuary Lodge and relax in the hot springs.

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Day Eight

Kinabatangan

After breakfast, drive to the Kinabatangan River (approximately 5 hours) where you'll hop in a boat to the Bilit Adventure Lodge. Start your stay with an afternoon river cruise to see proboscis monkeys and a wide variety of birds and other wild life. Dinner at the lodge.

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Day Nine

Bilit

Take an early morning river cruise to spot animals and birds. After returning to the lodge for breakfast, take a guided walk through the rain forest to the Ox-Bow Lakes for more wildlife spotting. Lunch at the lodge before an afternoon river cruise. Dinner at the lodge.

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Day Ten

Bilit

After breakfast at the lodge, walk to a nearby village to see what life is like in the jungle. Return to the lodge for lunch and then plant trees in the Mangrove Forest and have a guided jungle walk. Evening river cruise until nightfall. Dinner at the lodge.

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Day Eleven

Sandakan

Drive to Sandakan, with a stop for lunch along the way, and visit to the Labuk Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, which is dedicated to the protection of proboscis monkeys, otters, lorises, birds, and other animals that call Sabah Province home. Afterward, take a tour of Sandakan city and visit the Sandakan War Memorial where the Japanese Army held Allied POWs prisoner and took on them on brutal death marches. Overnight at the Sabah Hotel.

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Day Twelve

Sepilok

After breakfast, visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, where you can get up close and personal with these amazing apes. You'll have a chance to see the baby Orangutan nursery if it's open, then walk across to see the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Center to see this small, endangered bears. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre for an afternoon of birding and wildlife spotting.

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Day Thirteen

Onwards

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly home - or maybe to your next destination!

If you decided to join our optional extension to Kuala Lumpur, keep reading!

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, transfer to the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.

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Day Fourteen

Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a city tour of Kuala Lumpur before heading to the stunning Batu Caves.

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Day Fifteen

Fly Home

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please be aware that this is an Active trip involving light hiking, getting in and out of boats, and climbing stairs.
 

INCLUSIONS

Domestic Airfare within Malaysia
Accommodations

Breakfast daily, other meals as listed

Transportation throughout

Local English-speaking guides

Sightseeing and entry tickets as listed in the itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Gratuities for guides, drivers, waitstaff, bellhops, etc.

Services not listed on the itinerary

REQUIREMENTS

Travelers are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to join this group, due to current entry requirements into Singapore and Malaysia. It may be necessary for travelers to receive additional vaccinations in order to enter these countries.

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