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Borneo's UNESCO Wonders

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Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $2,250 PER PERSON
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DURATION

7 days | 6 nights

TYPE

Intrepid

COUNTRY

Malaysia

INTERESTS

UNESCO

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about the highly-intelligent orangutans as you visit a lively rehabilitation center
  • Explore massive caves in an extensive underground cave system in Mulu National Park
  • Feel an exhilarating rush as you explore the rainforest canopy Relax in hot springs with rumored healing powers

DETAILED DECRIPTION

Travel into azure seas, towering mountaintops and lush green rainforests as you enter Borneo. This fascinating area is part of both Indonesia and Malaysia. Explore Kuching, Mulu National Park and Kota Kinabalu on this six-day itinerary. If you are feeling up for a challenge, add an additional day to climb Malaysia’s highest peak - Mt. Kinabalu. There’s plenty of time for both relaxation and adventure as you trek through incredible scenery and relax in natural hot springs. 

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Kuching

Fly into charming Kuching, a quaint city resting along the banks of the Sarawak River on the northwestern part of Borneo. This ancient city was created by Sultans. Connect through Kuala Lumpur. We recommend staying at the Pullman Kuching Hotel, offering stunning views of the Sarawak River.

DAY 2: Kuching

Step into the tropical rainforest and visit the Semengogh Oraguntan Rehabilitation Center. Orangutans are extremely endangered. Watch the highly-intelligent creatures play in their natural habitat. Time permitting, enjoy a rare cultural experience and pay a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village. The area is known as a “living museum.” View traditional life as the village and its 150 inhabitants continue life as if time were stood still.

DAY 3: Mulu

Travel by short flight to Mulu and visit the Gunung Mulu National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage site that will take your breath away with its natural beauty. Caves and karsts populate the area that is actually a mountainous equatorial rainforest. Take an adventurous trek through the beautiful natural area and visit the caves. The Lang Cave is a show cave that is part of the Deer Caves. The area earned its name from the local deer who used to come and lick the salt off the walls of the caves. Spend the night at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, just five minutes from the park.

DAY 4: Mulu

Continue trekking today, getting plenty of exercise and fresh air. You will visit two unique caves today. The Clearwater Cave is Asia’s longest cave at nearly 70 miles long. There’s a beautiful 1.5-hour nature trail around the cave. Stop at the Wind Cave on your way. The cave is named for the cool breezes passing through the cave’s narrow crevasses.

DAY 5: Kota Kinabalu

Visit the picturesque national park at Mt Kinabalu. The towering mountain sits at 13,435 feet. This is the highest peak in the Crocker Range and in the Malay Archipelago. Check out the quiet side of the mountain known as Mesilau. Spend the day either climbing or hiking in the serene nature. There are several amazing, luxurious hotel options in the area. We recommend either the Shangri-La Rasa Ria or Shangri-La Tanjung Aru.

DAY 6: Kota Kinabalu

Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the resort. You may want to take the shuttle to town to visit the local market. Alternatively, spend the day exploring Kota Kinabalu. For the adventurous, climb Mt. Kinabalu. You have to option to cross via ferrata. If you choose to continue on and not stop, drive to Poring Hot Springs. Relax in the therapeutic warm waters. Next, enjoy a canopy walk to see life among the trees. After your exhilarating tour, stop at the Australian War Memorial. This memorial commemorates the infamous Sandakan Death March.

DAY 7: Departure

Begin your journey home with a flight back to Kuala Lumpur, then onwards.

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