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 10-24, 2023
Journey from Singapore to Kuching, Mulu, and Sandakan for $2995 per person, double occupancy, land only
2 nights in Singapore at the Rendezvous Hotel with breakfast, round trip airport transfers
3 nights in Kuching at the Riverside Majestic Hotel with breakfast, round trip airport transfers
Visit to the Semonggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to see the Orangutans
City tour & visit to the Sarawak Museum.
Visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village & river cruise
Flight from Kuching to Mulu
3 nights at the Mulu Marriott with breakfast, round trip airport transfers
Walk through Mulu Park Headquarters
Canopy Skyway Walk & hike to Lang and Deer Caves).
Boat trip to Penan Settlement & Tour of the Wind and Clearwater Caves with picnic lunch
Flight to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu
Short city tour of Kota Kinabalu (if time allows)
1 night at the Sabah Hotel in Sandakan with breakfast, transfer from airport
Visit to Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary & The Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Center
Transfer to Bilit Adventure Lodge with tour of Gomantong Caves
2 nights at the Bilit Adventure Rainforest Lodge in the heart of the jungle with full board & animal spotting tours and cruises.
Transfer to Sandakan with visit to the Labuk Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Sandakan City tour & visit to the Sandakan War Memorial
1 night at the Sabah Hotel in Sandakan with breakfast, transfer to airport.
$2995 per person, double occupancy
$3830 per person, single occupancy
KUALA LUMPUR EXTENSION
$449 per person, double occupancy
$615 per person, single occupancy
Arrive in Singapore
Upon arriving in Singapore, transfer to the Rendevous Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to explore Singapore.
Fly to Kuching and transfer to the Riverside Majestic Hotel. The hotel is right in the heart of town, and you won't be able to miss it with one of the city's famous cat statues right across the street. Rest of the day is free to explore Kuching.
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 famous Sarawak Museum.
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 an afternoon river cruise.
Fly to Mulu
After breakfast, fly to Mulu. Check in to the Mulu Marriott Hotel before heading out on an introductory walk through Mulu National Park's headquarters. You'll learn more about the diverse nature of the park ahead of your next two days of adventures.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day with walk through the Canopy Skywalk, then take a light hike to the Lang and Deer Caves. Then you will witness millions of bats leaving their cave homes at dusk to eat.
After breakfast, head to Penan Settlement by boat. This unique tribe were once nomadic hunters and gatherers before World War II. Today they still carry on many old traditions in their villages. Afterward, head to the Wind and Clearwater Caves. Enjoy a picnic lunch by a forest pool.
Fly to Sandakan
Breakfast at the hotel. Fly to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu. Take a short city tour of Kota Kinabalu before your connecting flight, if the schedule allows. Arrive in Sandakan and transfer to the Sabah Hotel.
Sepilok and the Jungle
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. From there, drive into the jungle and stop at the Gomantong Caves, famous for its harvesting of bird's nests for bird's nest soup. Continue on to the village of Bilit on the Kinabatangan River (2 hours). This part of Borneo offers an excellent chance to see Borneo's famous wildlife in its natural habitat. Arrive at the Bilit Adventure Lodge and take an afternoon riverboat trip along the river to spot wildlife. Lunch and dinner at the lodge.
Breakfast at the lodge. In the morning, take an early morning bird watching cruise, then visit Ox-Bow Lake for more animal spotting. After lunch, take part in restoring the forest by planting trees before a wildlife spotting cruise in the late afternoon. Dinner at the lodge.
Return to Sandakan
Drive back 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
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a city tour of Kuala Lumpur before heading to the stunning Batu Caves.
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.
Domestic Airfare within Malaysia
Breakfast daily, other meals as listed
Local English-speaking guides
Sightseeing and entry tickets as listed in the itinerary
Gratuities for guides, drivers, waitstaff, bellhops, etc.
Services not listed on the itinerary
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.