8 Day Wild Borneo with Flights

$1,699
Per Person

Typically $3,299
Explore the wild side of Borneo with our brand new 8 Day tour of Sarawak including return flights from Australia. Experience age-old cultures, exotic wildlife, breathtaking scenery and much more in this week long adventure.

the tour

Holiday to Borneo this year and explore the wild side with our brand new 8 Day tour of Sarawak. Including return flights from Australia. This adventurous tour includes a visit to Sarawak Cultural Village where you will meet local ethnic tribes living in their traditional Long Houses, an exciting wildlife river cruise through the Santubong Peninsular in search for Irrawaddy dolphins, fireflies, crocodiles and proboscis monkeys.

You will explore the famous Bako National Park, with its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and trekking trails, it makes for an excellent introduction to the rainforest of Borneo. Bako is Sarawak’s oldest national park, covering an area of 2,742 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Next you will visit at Semenggoh Nature Reserve; the biggest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak. Back in 1975, it was established as a sanctuary for Orangutans who are injured, orphaned or being kept captive as illegal pets. Currently, the centre serves as a habitat for the Orangutans and also a place for visitors to learn about the endangered rare species. This wildlife centre has a thriving population of healthy adolescent and young adult semi-wild Orangutans.

The tour ends with a trip to the breathtaking Borneo Highlands. You will stay at the Borneo Highlands Resort, one of the most excitingly diverse, environmentally friendly resorts in Malaysia. Cocooned in a lush green jungle that is teeming with unique flora & fauna, it sits approximately 1,000 metres above sea level on the Penrissen Range, which is amongst the world’s oldest and second largest rainforests.

INCLUSIONS

This amazing packages includes return flights, 6 Nights accommodation, all entrance fees, English speaking guides and much more. Choose from many departure dates until November 2021. Secure your holiday to Borneo for 10% deposit. See our terms for details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart Australia ~ Kuching, Borneo

Depart from your chosen city in Australia for your flight to Borneo! Upon arrival at Kuching airport you will be met by our tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

MEALS: In-flight meals

OVERNIGHT: Abell Hotel or Limetree Hotel, Kuching

DAY 2: Kuching Free Day

Spend the day at leisure exploring this bustling Asian city. Take a stroll along the waterfront, located within walking distance to your hotel and try some delicious local food Kuching is famous for. Alternatively, take our Half Day Kuching City Tour and explore with a local guide.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Abell Hotel or Limetree Hotel, Kuching

OPTIONAL: Kuching City Tour $55

DAY 3: Sarawak Cultural Village – Mangrove Cruise

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for a Sarawak Cultural Village tour. Popularly known as the ‘Living Museum’, the Village is a showcase of a kaleidoscope of Sarawak’s cultures and traditions. On arrival, you will explore the 7 authentic replicas of ethnic houses; Chinese Farm House, Malay Stilted House, Melanau Tall House, Penan Hut as well as Longhouse of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu. arts and crafts like beadwork, wood and bamboo carvings, “Pua” weaving and straw weaving can be seen while touring the Village. You will also be entertained with 45 minutes of the traditional dances of the various ethnic tribes of Sarawak at the Village theatre. Cultural lunch served at Budaya Restaurant in the village.

In the evening, you will proceed a wildlife and nature viewing cruise. Mangrove Cruise Proceed for evening wildlife & nature watching cruise. This tour takes you around the rivers of the Santubong Peninsular, offering you the chance to see some of Sarawak’s fascinating wildlife. The cruise starts at the Santubong Village, from there your boat cruises to the mouth of the Santubong River (where Irrawaddy dolphins are often spotted). Your boat then roams the mangrove lined rivers looking for wildlife. As the light starts to fade, we go in search of the rare proboscis monkey. Small groups are often seen on the treetops at the water’s edge, settling down for the night. As dusk arrives we search for fireflies and crocodiles. Crocodiles are often seen on the mud banks and brightly shining crocodile eyes can be spotted when a torch light is passed over the river. After searching for crocodiles your boat proceeds further up river where fireflies gather at night. Watch the fireflies move around the branches of the mangroves, momentarily lighting up the night sky. After enjoying a firefly light show you will return to the jetty. You will then be transferred back to your hotel for the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Abell Hotel or Limetree Hotel, Kuching

DAY 4: Bako National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for a 45 minute drive to Bako Village. You will then proceed on a boat minutes to reach the centre of the Park. En route there is a chance to see crocodiles, sea eagles and other shore birds. Arrive at the park HQ and begin exploring the trails and searching for wildlife. Bako National Park is popularly known as one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting. Commonly spotted at Bako are the Borneo endemic proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs (monkeys), long-tailed macaques, wild boar, monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. The park has an impressive range of forest types from mangrove to kerangas (heath forest), tropical swamp vegetation, cliff vegetation and beach vegetation. A trail network provides access to different parts of the depending on level of fitness and areas of interest. The park’s spectacular coastline is dotted with small bays, coves and beaches.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Abell Hotel or Limetree Hotel, Kuching

DAY 5: Semmenggoh Orangutan Centre ~ Borneo Highlands

Breakfast in the hotel. Pick up and depart for Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, located 24 kilometres from the centre of Kuching. This orangutan rehabilitation centre trains orphaned or rescued orangutans how to survive in the wild. Over 20 orangutans live in forest within the nature reserve and often return to the centre at feeding times. Upon arrival, head to the briefing area. After a brief talk from the rangers, take a short walk along a trail to the feeding area to watch the orangutans come down from the trees for a free meal. After that, transfer to Borneo Highlands Resort. After dinner, proceed to Highland Night Safari if the weather is good.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Borneo Highlands Resort

DAY 6: Borneo Highlands ~ Kuching

Breakfast at the resort. Morning proceed visit to the Kalimantan View Point, Flower Gardens, Organic Farm and etc. Check-out and return back to Kuching. Time to walk around Kuching downtown, a bustling, diverse city of old colonial buildings and modern towers. Along its Sarawak River waterfront are food vendors, shophouses selling handicrafts and an esplanade with views of 19th-century landmarks: The Astana, former palace of the White Rajahs, and Fort Margherita, built to thwart pirates.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Abell Hotel or Limetree Hotel, Kuching

DAY 7: End of Tour ~ Departure

Enjoy your final breakfast at the hotel and after check out you will be transferred to the airport in time for your midday flight home.

MEALS: Breakfast, In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: In-Flight

DAY 8: Arrive Australia

This morning you will arrive back in Australia and your holiday to Borneo has come to an end. We hope you had a holiday to remember!

MEALS: In-Flight

Description

Holiday to Borneo this year and explore the wild side with our brand new 8 Day tour of Sarawak. Including return flights from Australia. This adventurous tour includes a visit to Sarawak Cultural Village where you will meet local ethnic tribes living in their traditional Long Houses, an exciting wildlife river cruise through the Santubong Peninsular in search for Irrawaddy dolphins, fireflies, crocodiles and proboscis monkeys.

You will explore the famous Bako National Park, with its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and trekking trails, it makes for an excellent introduction to the rainforest of Borneo. Bako is Sarawak’s oldest national park, covering an area of 2,742 hectares at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, as it contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Next you will visit at Semenggoh Nature Reserve; the biggest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak. Back in 1975, it was established as a sanctuary for Orangutans who are injured, orphaned or being kept captive as illegal pets. Currently, the centre serves as a habitat for the Orangutans and also a place for visitors to learn about the endangered rare species. This wildlife centre has a thriving population of healthy adolescent and young adult semi-wild Orangutans.

The tour ends with a trip to the breathtaking Borneo Highlands. You will stay at the Borneo Highlands Resort, one of the most excitingly diverse, environmentally friendly resorts in Malaysia. Cocooned in a lush green jungle that is teeming with unique flora & fauna, it sits approximately 1,000 metres above sea level on the Penrissen Range, which is amongst the world’s oldest and second largest rainforests.

INCLUSIONS

This amazing packages includes return flights, 6 Nights accommodation, all entrance fees, English speaking guides and much more. Choose from many departure dates until November 2021. Secure your holiday to Borneo for 10% deposit. See our terms for details.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

March: 4, 11, 18, *25

April: *8, *15, 22

May: 6, 13, 20

June: 3, 10, *17

July: *1, *16, 30

August: 5, 12, 19

September: 2, *9, *23

October: *7, *14, 28

November: 4, 11

 

Dates marked with a * incur a high season surcharge

$150 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

Return International Flights ex MEL/*BNE/*SYD/*PER

6 Nights hotel accomodation

6x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 1x Dinner

Visit Sarawak Cultural Village

Wildlife Mangrove Cruise to spot Proboscis Monkeys, Fireflies, Crocs & more.

Day trip to Bako National Park; the best place to see wildlife in a natural setting

See Macaques, Silvered Langur Monkeys, Wild Boar, Monitor Lizards and wild Orangutans

Entrance to Semmenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary

Explore the breathtaking Borneo Highlands

Night Safari in Borneo Highlands

Walking tour of Kuching

English speaking local tour guide

Malaysian Tourism Tax

Entrance fees

 

Flights ex Brisbane, Sydney and Perth incur a surcharge of $100 per person

EXCLUSIONS

 

Camera fees (Approx. $5 per per person per attraction. Mobile phone cameras are free)

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers (Recommended $5 per person per day but not mandatory)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Optional tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Kuching: Abell Hotel or Limetree Hotel

Borneo Highlands: Borneo Highlands Resort

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used.

Triple share rooms are available

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade your hotel in Kuching – $200

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:
Extra nights are not available with this package

 

EXTENSION PACKAGE:

3 Day / 2 Night Brunei Extension ex MEL/BNE – $500

3 Day / 2 Night Brunei Extension ex SYD/PER – $600

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 2: Kuching City Tour – $55

DAY 7: Proboscis Monkey Tour – $85 (Extension Package Only)

DAY 7: Brunei By Night Tour & Dinner – $90 (Extension Package Only)

 

All prices are in AUD and priced per person

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 11 November 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to travel

 

RATES:

8 Day Borneo ex MEL –  $1699 per person

8 Day Borneo ex BNE/SYD/PER –  $1799 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

8 Day Wild Borneo – $350 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge

Children aged 2-9 require a child voucher

Contact MyHoliday2 to purchase

Children aged 10+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This package is available with flights from Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney and are subject to availability.

Flights ex BNE/SYD/PER incur a surcharge, see rates above.

Airlines used include but are not limited to Royal Brunei, Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Airlines and other airlines and their codeshare partners.

Flight portion of this package is non-refundable and 21 Day Money Guarantee does not apply

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

Any required extensions to flights must be made prior to tickets being issued. If customer requests to change their outbound/return date after tickets are issued, request shall be denied.

Name changes are not permitted. Should a name change be required a full new ticket shall be issued and customers will be required to purchase a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

Although some airlines no longer require reconfirmation of flights, Reconfirm the ticket 3 days prior to each journey.

For frequent flyer eligibility, baggage allowance and special requirement (Special meals, seating request, medical requirements), please contact your travel consultant.

Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.

Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 9

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