Discover the wonders that Borneo has to offer on this independent shared nature tour. A wide array of flora and fauna live here and you’ll get every opportunity to spot as much as possible. From the completely unique Bako National Park, to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, you’ll see so many beautiful and fascinating species in this once in a lifetime trip!
Depart London to arrive at Kuching Airport the next day. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Full day tour to Bako National Park. This small peninsular is home to seven distinct rainforest ecosystems, giving it a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life. (BL)
Depart for Batang Ai. The journey will take you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. (BLD)
Enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one yourself. Then take a short walk around the vicinity of your accommodation, and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture. (BLD)
After breakfast depart for Kuching via the same route as your arrival. (BL)
Day free at leisure until departure to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu. Explore the city centre’s varieties of shopping complexes and many restaurants. (B)
Take a scenic drive to Kinabalu Park. Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu Market. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. Later, depart for the Poring Hot Spring. Visitors can also try the Canopy Walkway, where suspension bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle. (BL)
Depart to Kota Kinabalu Airport for flight to Sandakan. Drive to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where you will get the chance to see the Orangutan. Then visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Take a cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. Cruise up river to Sukau village in search of wildlife. (BLD)
Take a river trip to Oxbow Lake to observe wildlife. Visit Gomantong cave. Take the boardwalk to the opening of Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system. Afternoon river cruise to search for more wildlife. (BLD)
Transfer by boat back to Sandakan. Upon arrival at jetty, lunch before transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BL)
Fully ATOL Protected
International and Domestic flights
Tour as specified
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)