Insights of Borneo + Kuala Lumpur
Spend two nights before your tour begins in Southeast Asia's very own cyber city - Kuala Lumpur. Commonly known as KL, the city is an exciting metropolis where ultra modern skyscrapers feature alongside temples and mosques. It's almost impossible to miss the imposing Petronas Towers - a symbol of modern Malaysia and a fantastic place from which to view the city!
Choose between the Anggun Boutique Hotel or Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur.
DAY 1: Depart UK.
DAY 2: Arrive Kuala Lumpur.
Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel.
DAY 3: Kuala Lumpur.
A full day to explore the glittering metropolis of 'KL' - one of Southeast Asia's fastest expanding cities.
DAY 4: Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu.
DAY 5: Kota Kinabalu - Danum Valley.
Early this morning, fly to Lahad Datu where you will be met by our representative and driven through the Danum Valley Conservation Area to your rainforest lodge. This afternoon hear a guided introduction to the surrounding forest as you walk the nature trails around the lodge. Sprawling over 438 square kilometres, the Danum Valley boasts one of the richest conservation areas in the world. Avid birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will appreciate the view of the Valley's spectacular rainforest from the tree top canopy walkway. Spanning almost 300 metres and linked by viewing platforms situated halfway up enormous dipterocarp and mengaris trees, the walkway affords breathtaking views of the surrounding virgin jungle and offers a peek at the abundant bird life in the forest canopy. After dinner at the lodge, weather permitting, go in search of nocturnal animals on a night drive through the forest. (L, D)
DAY 6: Danum Valley.
Explore the lush and verdant Danum Valley today on a morning trek on the Segama and Tekala Trails accompanied by an experienced naturalist. The Danum Valley is home to 300 species of birds and a plethora of reptiles, amphibians and mammals; including the clouded leopard, Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhino and sun bear. You may also see some of Borneo's famous primates, including the enchanting orang-utan and charming proboscis monkey. This afternoon, trek along the Sapa trail, or spend the time at leisure. This evening there is another chance to spot nocturnal wildlife, on a forest walk (weather permitting). (B, L, D)
DAY 7: Danum Valley - Sukau.
This morning affords a final chance to trek through the Danum Valley on the Sabandil or Hornbill trails. After lunch, depart for Sukau via Lahad Datu. The evening is free to settle into your new lodge, nestled on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: Sukau.
Rise early this morning, to the call of birds, insects and animals before taking a cruise on the Kinabatangan River. The river is best viewed at dawn and sustains one of the world's richest ecosystems; it is one of just two known places in the world where ten species of primates can be found. As well as orang-utans and proboscis monkeys, you may even sight an Asian elephant or Sumatran rhinoceros amongst the thick forest or at the water's edge. Continue up the river to Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake to watch for birds and other wildlife, before returning to your lodge for breakfast. This morning, you will have the unique opportunity to help the Borneo Nature Lodge contribute to a wildlife corridor by planting seedlings bought from a nursery in Sukau, run by Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project. The seedlings are specifically chosen for their suitability for local wildlife including orang-utans. Enjoy a free afternoon, before taking an evening cruise along the river to search for more flora and fauna. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: Sukau - Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu - Mount Kinabalu.
Another early morning departure sees a real highlight of your trip - a visit to the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest. Learn about the rehabilitation of young or strayed orang-utans before taking a board walk through the lowland rainforest to a viewing platform where you will witness the feeding of orphaned orang-utans - a once in a lifetime experience. These charismatic and endearing creatures have been looked after by the centre since 1964; today roughly 25 live in the nurseries and around 70 in the surrounding reserve. Afterwards, continue to the airport for your afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival head to Kundasang, stopping en route at the Nabalu Native Market. (B, L, D)
DAY 10: Mount Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu.
After breakfast depart for Kinabalu Park, renowned for its diverse flora and fauna and home to majestic Mount Kinabalu. Spend some time at the visitor's centre and mountain garden before heading to the Poring Hot Springs and canopy walkway. If you are lucky, you may even see one of the famous rafflesia flowers in bloom. This afternoon, journey back to Kota Kinabalu. (B, L)
DAY 11: Kota Kinabalu.
Today is at leisure in Kota Kinabaulu. (B)
DAY 12: Kota Kinabalu - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK or extend your holiday at Gayana Beach. (B)
DAY 13: Home landing in the UK.
Al-Asyikin Mosque and Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A 'boutique urban resort'; Hotel Maya is located next to the famous Petronas Towers and the buzzing business district, providing guests with a serene and peaceful retreat from busy city life.
Location: Adjacent to the Petronas Towers, in the hub of the business and commercial districts. Walking distance to the city’s premier shopping centre and the light rail transit system; and a short drive to Little India, Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.
Facilities: Concierge; hydrotherapy pool; gym; pillow menu; spa; café; Sky Lounge; Still Waters Restaurant; Maya Brasserie; Ramah Tamah Deli.
Price includes: Bed & breakfast in a double room with private facilities; air conditioning; TV & DVD player; coffee maker; safe; internet access.
Insights of Borneo + Kuala Lumpur 10 nights
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Insights of Borneo + Kuala Lumpur
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- Kota Kinabalu Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Springs
- Danum Valley Nature trails, tree top canopy walk, nocturnal animal watching
- Sukau Kinabatangan River, Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake, seedling planting
- Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre
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- Tuesdays - 2013
- Tuesdays - 2014
01 Oct 2013 to 11 Mar 2014