12 Day Absolute Borneo + Flights!

For a limited time only, our famous "Small Group" Borneo tour is now packaged with return international flights from Australia with Royal Brunei Airlines! Fly from either Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney to Borneo and begin your 12 day small group wildlife tour. Spend some free time exploring the modern city of Kota Kinabalu before heading overland to Ranau to experience Kinabalu National Park and the impending Mount Kinabalu as it stands majestically through the clouds. Continue on to Sepilok to visit the Orangutans and Sunbears and Proboscis Monkeys, then enjoy relaxing river cruises along the Kinabatangan River in search for Wild Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, Macaques and more exotic wildlife. We also stop to visit Gomantong cave, the largest bird's nest and limestone cave in Sabah and enjoy a natural fish spa foot massage in Marakau. Before you return home, take a relaxing day tour to the tropical islands of Pulau Sapi and Manukan, soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal clear water.

 

This 12 day packages includes international airfares from Australia, 10 nights accommodation, almost all of your meals, an English speaking guide and all entrance fees as mentioned. We also only operate small group tours to enhance your wildlife viewing experience. Travel dates until 2021!

DAY 1: Depart Australia ~ Kota Kinabalu

Depart from either Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or Perth on *Royal Brunei Airlines for your flight to Borneo!  Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu airport you will be met by our tour representative and transferred to your city centre hotel.

 

MEALS: In-flight meals

OVERNIGHT: Cititel Express or Gaya Central, Kota Kinabalu

 

DAY 2: Kota Kinabalu Free Day

Arrive into Kota Kinabalu at 1am and transfer to your hotel. Check in and have a good sleep then you are free to spend the whole day at leisure exploring this modern city at your own pace or take advantage of our optional city tour. Another fabulous way of starting your holiday is to take an optional sunset dinner cruise on board North Borneo Cruises.

 

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Cititel Express or Gaya Central, Kota Kinabalu

OPTIONAL TOURS:  Half Day City Tour $65  / Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises $149

 

DAY 3: Kota Kinabalu ~ Ranau ~ Sepilok

Today we journey overland to Sepilok. Departing the hotel at 8:30am we make a stop at the "Upside Down House" and the 3D Museum in Tuaran. We continue overland, stopping in Ranau for lunch and then arriving in Sepilok around 4:30pm. Overnight at Sepilok Jungle Resort and enjoy an evening free at your own leisure. Fingers crossed a local orangutan joins us for dinner tonight.. As they roam free they sometimes they can be found swinging through the resort!

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort, Sepilok

 

DAY 4: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Sun Bear Conservation Centre

This morning we visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding and learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of Sepilok. Witness the majestic Orangutan swing through the forest towards the feeding platform and watch as these beautiful creatures enjoy their breakfast. Afterwards we make a visit to see the World's smallest bear in their natural habitat at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Enjoy lunch back at the resort and spend the afternoon at leisure, relaxing in the resorts pool and tropical surroundings. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort, Sepilok

 

DAY 5: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary 

Spend the morning visiting the fascinating long nose Proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Only found in Borneo, the Proboscis monkey is weird yet wonderful; the males have super long noses and the bigger they are, the more attractive they are to the ladies! Spend the afternoon at your own leisure. We suggest you visit the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre (2km) learn about local flora and fauna and enjoy a canopy walkway among the treetops, giving you a birds-eye view of the park [entrance fee approx $10). Alternatively, return to visit the Orangutans one last time for their afternoon feeding [At your own expense]

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort, Sepilok

 

DAY 6: Sepilok ~ Gomantong Cave ~ Kinabantangan River

After breakfast we travel overland to our wildlife lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. En route we stop at the impressive Gomantong cave, the largest birds nest limestone cave in Sabah and featured in David Attenborough's documentaries. On arrival into Bilit we have a spot of lunch before jumping on our first wildlife boat cruise down the river. Keep your eyes peeled for wild Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and lots of exotic birdlife! Evening free at leisure or take an optional guided night jungle walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge, Bilit

OPTIONAL TOUR: Wildlife night jungle walk RM10 ($5) per hour

 

DAY 7: Kinabatangan River ~ Wildlife River Cruises

Early morning start as we cruise along the Kinabatangan River at 6:00am in search for more wild and wonderful wildlife, then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will have two choices; for trekkers: a guided jungle walk through the riverine forest. For non-trekkers; we participate in the batik painting. Relax for the afternoon and then just before dusk we embark on another river cruise in search for more wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying a cold beer and sharing your photos from the day with fellow travellers.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge, Bilit

 

DAY 8: Bilit ~ POW Camp & Fish Foot Massage ~ Mount Kinabalu

After breakfast, we depart Bilit by 8:30am and travel to Ranau. On the way, we stop at Marakau POW camp and enjoy a tantalising natural fish spa foot massage down by the river. In the afternoon we reach our accommodation. Sabah Tea Resort is set within a sprawling tea plantation surrounded by pristine rainforests, cool mountain air and views of Mount Kinabalu. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and explore the stunning surroundings of the resort grounds.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Tea Resort, Ranau

 

DAY 9: Tea Factory Tour ~ Nabalu Native Market ~ Kota Kinabalu

This morning we have a tour of the Sabah Tea Factory and learn the interesting process of how tea is made before proceeding for a guided walk to see local flora & fauna at the botanical garden. Enjoy a local lunch en route back to Kota Kinabalu with a short stop at Nabalu Native Market for a spot of souvenir shopping. Arrive back in Kota Kinabalu in the evening.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Cititel Express or Gaya Central, Kota Kinabalu

 

Day 10: Pulau Sapi & Manukan Islands Day Trip 

The perfect way to end your holiday in Borneo is with a day trip to the stunning islands of TAR National Park. Embark on an exciting 20 minute boat ride across the bay to Pualu Sapi to lounge on the soft sands and swim in the pristine blue ocean. For the adventurous, take the "Coral Flyer" Zip line that spans between two islands, Gaya and Sapi. Hold on tight as you fly over the crystal water! [At your own expense]. Next continue on to Manukan Island for more beach time, soaking up the sun or enjoying a spot of snorkelling. Return to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon and enjoy your last night free at leisure or finish your holiday of a lifetime with a sunset dinner cruise on board North Borneo Cruises. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Cititel Express or Gaya Central, Kota Kinabalu

OPTIONAL TOUR:  Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises $149

 

DAY 11: Kota Kinabalu Departure 

Enjoy a leisurely last morning in Kota Kinabalu before your transfer back to the aiport in the afternoon. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast 

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

 

Day 12: Arrive Australia

This morning you will arrive back in Australia. Unfortunately your amazing Borneo holiday has come to an end, but your memories will remain forever!

 

 

 

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2020:

June: 7

June: 6, 13 (SOLD OUT)

July: *18

July: 25 (SOLD OUT)

August: 2, 29

August: 1, 8, 15, 22 (SOLD OUT)

September: *26

September: *5, 12, *19 (SOLD OUT)

October: 3, 17 (SOLD OUT)

October: 24, 31

November: 7, 14, 21, 28

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

February: 6, 13, 20, 27

March: 6, 13, *27

March: 20 (SOLD OUT)

April: *3, *10, *17, 24

May: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

June: 5, 12, *19, *26

July: *3, *10, *17, 24, 31

August: 7, 14, 21, 28

September: *4, *11, *18, *25

October: *2, *9, 16, 23, 30

November: 6, 13, 20, 27

December: 4

 

Dates marked with * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person - add to cart

 

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