An exhilarating experience of a lifetime. Borneo’s rainforests are blessed with a stunning botanical diversity and unique wildlife which you can discover as part of a small group on this fascinating tour exclusively for Solo Travellers. Explore the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, cruise tropical rivers and thrill at the chance of seeing the orang-utans of Sepilok. Plus, from the start of your adventure when you’ll be met at the airport with fast track and airport lounge services, to the farewell dinner at the end of your tour, we’ll ensure you get the most out of travelling solo.
On arrival, meet your Tour Executive who will assist and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is for your to explore the old colonial city centre of Kuching or just be at your leisure. Stay two nights in Kuching.
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre to view orphaned or rescued semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting. Later, continue to Bengoh, the starting point of your kayak adventure. Float down a river that meanders through spectacular limestone hills clad with tropical rainforest and punctuated with Class 1 to Class 2 rapids providing a thrilling water ride. Visit a friendly Bidayuh Village, have a swim in the cool refreshing mountain water and enjoy a light picnic lunch on the sandy riverbank.
Transfer to Ulu Ai by road and local longboat, this trip evokes a sense of exploration as you travel upcountry and upriver into Sarawak’s interior. There will be stops along the way at market towns and local bazaars. Lunch will be at a local restaurant en route. Stay overnight in Nanga Sumpa Lodge and Camp
Morning walks to look for orangutans and after breakfast head upriver to the Kasai Jungle Camp for overnight stay. Enjoy lunch at the riverside before heading into the forest with the local guides to 'forage for your dinner’. Wild ferns, ginger shoots, bamboo shoots, bamboo containers – all the items that will play a part in your evening meal. Afternoon trek to look for orangutan and evening enjoy a sundowner “Tuak-tail” (local wine spritzers) in the middle of the Borneo Rainforest.
Transfer to Kuching airport to board a flight to Mulu National Park. On arrival transfer to your accommodation, afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 km plank walk through primary rainforest to the entrance of famous Deer Cave. Next visit to the Lang’s Cave famous for the stalactites and stalagmites followed by Bat Observatory known for a spectacular exodus of about 2 million bats leave the cave in search of food. While waiting – a “Batman” gin & tonic at the bat observatory. Stay two nights in Mulu National Park.
Today proceed by longboat upriver to Wind Cave famous for its impressive 'King's Chamber', stalactites and stalagmites. Then to Clearwater Cave, a habitat for unique species of plants. Enjoy a picnic lunch, swim or relax before transferring to the airport to board a flight to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival meet and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, transfer to board flight to Sandakan and boat ride on the Kinabatangan River to reach Jungle Lodge. After settling in, proceed by boat along the Kinabatangan, this River is Sabah’s longest river and arguably one of the best places to see wildlife. Stay two nights in Abai Jungle Lodge.
Early morning take another boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Pitas Lake. After breakfast at the lodge visit the nearby Abai village and participate in a tree-planting project. Enjoy a local-style lunch prepared and served by the villagers. Rest and relax before another cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife.
12 nights accommodation in hotels, jungle lodges and Camp
Assistance and transfers by coach and boats
Meals as specified
English speaking local guide
Semenggoh Orang Utan Center & Rainforest Kayaking
Airfare Kuching – Mulu – Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu in economy class
One in-house cocktail with farewell dinner
Bottled water while travelling
Current collectable taxes.
Any international or domestic airfares other than the specified in the Inclusions
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Airport taxes, visa & passport fees
Extra baggage charges
Early check-in or late checkout
Meals other than specified in the what's included a section
Tips & gratuities
Travel & medical insurance
Camera & video permits
Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay
Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, postage etc
Any optional excursion or tour
Entry charges at monuments/forts etc
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