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Lead Price
From £5560pp
15 days & 12 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Splendours of Borneo

Explore the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, home to pristine rainforests, historic cities and remote beaches. Venture into the Sarawak jungle to meet with local tribes and enjoy superb wildlife-watching opportunities in Sabah.


DAY 1: Fly to Kuching
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Fly to Kuching


Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

DAY 2: Kuching
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Arrive in the charming city of Kuching, a settlement with its attractive waterfront and colonial architecture. Transfer to the Hilton Kuching for 1 night. (N)

DAY 3: Batang Ai
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Batang Ai

Travel by road and boat to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat on the shores of Batang Ai lake for a 2-night stay. Visit a traditional longhouse and learn about the life of the local Iban tribe. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Batang Ai
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Batang Ai

DAY 5: Kuching
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Travel back to Kuching for a city tour visiting temples, markets and museums. Stay at the Hilton Kuching for 1 night. (B)

DAY 6: Fly to Kota Kinabalu
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Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Fly to Kota Kinabalu and stay 2 nights at the Hyatt Regency. Visit the Kinabalu National Park to search for rare Rafflesia flowers. (B)

DAY 7: Fly to Kota Kinabalu
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Fly to Kota Kinabalu

DAY 8: Fly to Sandakan • Sepilok
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Fly to Sandakan • Sepilok

Visit Sepilok to see the morning feeding of the reserve’s orang utans, which are being reintroduced into the wild. Visit the nearby Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, then stay one night at the MY Nature Resort. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Kinabatangan river excursions
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Kinabatangan river excursions

Travel to Abai on the banks of Kinabatangan river and stay 2 nights at a jungle lodge. Board a river cruise to see proboscis monkeys, orang utans, pygmy elephants and a variety of birdlife. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: Kinabatangan river excursions
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Kinabatangan river excursions

DAY 11: Danum valley
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Danum valley

Drive south to Danum valley to search for wild orang utans, walk in the rainforest and along canopy walkways. Stay 2 nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: Danum valley
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Danum valley

DAY 13: Fly to Kota Kinabalu
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Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Fly to Kota Kinabalu and stay at the Hyatt Regency for 1 night. (B)

DAY 14: Fly home
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Fly home

Take an overnight flight home and arrive the next day (B)

DAY 15: Arrive home
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Arrive home

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Experience the authentic longhouse life of the Iban tribe in Batang Ai
  • Cruise the Kinabatangan river and spot orang utans & proboscis monkeys
  • Visit Danum valley, a conservation area that protects primary rainforest
  • Explore treetop walkways & bathe in hot springs in Kinabalu National Park
Low Season
From £5,560 per person
High Season
From £6,410 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Discovery tour
Best suited to the hardier traveller, these tours typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more strenuous activities, such as trekking.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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