Travel 2 Touring 18/19

ASIA

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Kinabatangan River

Kota Kinabalu

2

2

Sandakan

1

SABAH (MALAYSIA)

1

BRUNEI

LAND NIGHTS STAYED LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

SARAWAK (MALAYSIA)

1

Bako National Park

3 LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED LAND A R NIGHTS STAYED 2

Batang Ai

Kuching

INDONESIA

1

1

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INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £1429pp

• Trek through Bako National Park • Join in with Iban local life during a jungle Longhouse stay • Guided nature walk of Kinabalu Park and Canopy Walk • Experience close-up encounters with the orang-utans at Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary • Spotting wildlife on river cruises along the Kinabatangan River LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

10 day Borneo Rivers, Rainforest & Wildlife Kuching • Bako National Park • Batang Ai • Kota Kinabalu • Sepilok • Kinabatangan River • Sandakan

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

1

Day 1: Arrive Kuching Arrive at Kuching Airport and meet your representative for your transfer to your hotel. Riverside Majestic Hotel (2 nights) Day 2: Bako National Park In the morning, depart for a full-day tour to Bako National Park. Bako is home to a remarkable and fascinating diversity of animal and plant life; discover unique geological features, rugged coastlines and secluded beaches as well as the area’s most famous residents – the proboscis monkey. (BL) Day 3: Kuching – Mengkak Longhouse After an early start, drive through lush green countryside, stop for lunch at Lachau Town, then continue by boat across Batang Ai Hydro Lake into the Engkari River. You will reach the 37 door Mengkak Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. After dinner, join the longhouse residents for a glass or 2 of tuak (rice wine) and a short cultural performance. The Iban are fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in! (BLD) Iban Longhouse (dormitory non air-conditioned) Day 4: Mengkak Longhouse - Batang Ai After breakfast, witness and participate in a blowpipe demonstration and experience local Iban daily life. After lunch, proceed to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat by longboat. (BLD) Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat Day 5: Batang Ai – Kuching After breakfast, depart for Kuching stopping for lunch on the way. (BL) Riverside Majestic Hotel Day 6: Kuching - Kota Kinabalu After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. The afternoon is free to enjoy a short evening city tour of Kota Kinabalu. That evening there are a range of dining options on offer (own expense). (B) Horizon Hotel (2 nights)

Day 7: Kota Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs In the morning, journey through breathtaking scenery to Kinabalu Park. Take a nature walk with a park naturalist, then explore the park’s botanical garden. After lunch, make a stop at Poring Hot Springs and for the adventurous, the Canopy Walkway. (BL) Day 8: Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan – Sepilok - Sukau After an early breakfast, transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, meet and depart to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild, then visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Later take a boat excursion that brings you to the mangrove forests along the Kinabatangan River delta in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and reptiles. After check in, join a river cruise to the Menanggul River. (BLD) Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (2 nights) Day 9: Oxbow Lake – Kinabatangan River – Sukau Take a river trip to Oxbow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of Sabah’s longest river. After breakfast or lunch at the lodge visit Gomantong Cave, famous for its edible birds nests and follow the boarwalk to explore Simud Hitam Cavern. Late afternoon, take another river cruise to search for more wildlife. (BLD) Day 10: Sukau – Sandakan After an early breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat. After arrival at Sandakan Jetty, enjoy lunch before transferring to your chosen hotel or Sandakan Airport. (BL) Note: Due to the remote nature, the Longhouse stay on day 3 is comfortable but basic. This can be upgraded but will require an amended itinerary for days 3 & 4.

TOUR DETAILS

£1429 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels and jungle lodges or similar • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners • Shared touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of local a English-speaking driver guide • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary

DEPARTURES Daily Private Group Tour

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 2 - 4 stars

Optional Pre/Post Stay Why not extend your trip with a beach stay in Kota Kinabalu. Call for more details and prices.

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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