This active private tour explores the
Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak,
home to pristine rainforests, smouldering
volcanoes, glistening beaches, tribal
groups and incredible wildlife. Stay
overnight on Selingan island (Turtle
Island) to observe nesting turtles and
new hatchlings, journey along the
Kinabatangan river to spot wildlife, and
visit the Danum Valley Conservation
Area to see wild orang utans.
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Arrive in the charming city of Kuching, a
settlement on the banks of the Sarawak river
with an appealing waterfront and colonial
architecture. Transfer to the Hilton Hotel for 1
Travel by road to Lubok Antu, then by boat to
the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat, located
on the shores of Batang Ai lake, for a 2-night
stay. (B, L, D)
Take a boat journey along the Delok river
into the heart of the Sarawak jungle to
visit a traditional longhouse. Experience an
introduction to longhouse life with the friendly
and welcoming Iban tribe, then visit the nearby
waterfall. (B, L, D)
Morning journey back to Kuching, then take
a city tour visiting the Tua Pek Kong Chinese
temple, the city mosque, spice markets, the
Kuching waterfront and the Sarawak Museum.
Transfer to the Hilton Hotel for 1 night. (B)
Fly to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, and
stay 2 nights at the Hyatt Regency. (B)
Follow nature trails through the rich plant life of
Kinabalu National Park, then continue to Poring
hot springs where you can explore the treetop
canopy walkways, bathe in natural springs
and look out for the exotic and extremely rare
Rafflesia flowers. (B, L)
Early morning flight and boat journey to
Selingan island, or Turtle Island, for an overnight
stay in national park accommodation. Spend
the afternoon relaxing on the island’s unspoilt
beaches. This evening, a park ranger will take
you to see turtles laying eggs on the beach and
releasing hatchlings into the sea. (B, L, D)
Early morning boat journey to Sandakan and
transfer to Sepilok to see the morning feeding
of the reserve’s orang utans, which are being
reintroduced into the wild. This afternoon, travel
to Abai on the banks of Kinabatangan river and
stay 1 night at the Abai Lodge. Afternoon river
cruise to search for wildlife. (B, L, D)
The wildlife excursions today are wonderful
opportunities to see proboscis monkeys, orang
utans, pygmy elephants and a variety of birdlife.
Stay overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside
Lodge. (B, L, D)
This morning, drive south to the Danum Valley
to search for wild orang utans. Take a rainforest
walk and venture up to the canopy walkway. Stay
2 nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B, L, D)
Full-day exploration of the surrounding
rainforest. Visit the Coffin Cliff burial area and
swim in freshwater pools. (B, L, D)
Fly to Kota Kinabalu and stay at the Hyatt
Regency for 1 night. (B)
Take an overnight flight home and arrive the
next day (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour guide.
This type of tour is best suited
to the hardier traveller as it includes some quite
basic accommodation, longer and rougher
road journeys and more strenuous activities,
such as jungle walking.
Visits to the island are subject to
local conditions and FCO advice. If unavailable,
a night at the MY Nature Resort near Sepilok is
Extend your stay in Kota Kinabalu
with a few days on the beach at the luxury
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort, or at the Bunga
Raya Island Resort in the offshore Tunku Abdul
Rahman Marine Park.
For a price quote based
on alternative accommodation standards,
to discuss flight options or to tailor this
itinerary, please call 020 7808 6786 or email
The Abai Jungle Lodge is set in the isolated Abai region on the Kinabatangan river and features 17 guestrooms in wooden pavilions. The lodge is ecologically conscious and uses rainwater collected in cisterns above the chalets, and low-emission diesel engine generators. Accommodation is basic with no air conditioning, but clean and comfortable...
With the backdrop of a thick blanket of virgin rainforest hanging over a meandering river, Borneo Rainforest Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in stilted bungalows with en suite bathrooms, polished wooden floors, ceiling fans and balconies, some with river views. Facilities include a lounge bar, gift shop and restaurant serving freshly prepared buffet...
Accessible only by water across the Batang Ai Lake, the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is built in the style of a traditional Sarawak longhouse. Constructed from local timber on the shores of the lake among gardens full of indigenous plants, the resort has en suite bathrooms and air conditioning, as well as a large central restaurant, bar and swimming pool. The eco-friendly resort uses recycled materials and sensitive lighting, meaning that no energy is wasted. Staff at the resort run a range of jungle activities, all of which are on a group...
Positioned along Kuching's spectacular riverfront promenade with panoramic views of the Sarawak river and Fort Margherita, the 315-room Hilton Kuching is completely air conditioned and offers exceptional local cuisine. A selection of the facilities available include a swimming pool and a tennis...
Overlooking coral islands and the South China Sea, the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers modern comforts and a choice of local and international cuisine. Rooms are equipped with satellite television, hi-speed broadband internet access and a comfortable workspace. Recreational facilities include spa and gym, swimming pool, golf, tennis, squash and...
The Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge offers clean accommodation in semi-detached bungalows. Each guestroom has ceiling fans and en suite shower rooms with hot water. The lodge has a pleasant bar/restaurant overlooking the river and there is a television room that shows documentaries about Sabah's abundant...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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SBN2017: 12 Nights
Batang Ai is located in the heart of Sarawak, approximately 250km east of Kuching. The...
The small city of Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state, on the north eastern...
The Danum Valley Conservation Area protects a pocket of primary rainforest the size of...
Kuching is the laid back coastal capital of Sarawak and lies on the Sarawak River. It is...