Solo’s Borneo

Tour Type:
Small Group Journeys
Start:
Kuching
Duration:
13 Days
End:
Kota Kinabalu
Departs:
Guaranteed Departure Min Pax: 02

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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.

Itinerary

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DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

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

DAY 4

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.

DAY 5

Enjoy morning walk and after breakfast, pack up, load the boats and head downriver to the jetty and travel back to Kuching. The remaining afternoon is free and stay overnight in Kuching.

DAY 6

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.

DAY 7

Today is a chance to visit one of Mulu’s adventure caves and explore the depths of this remarkable environment. Mulu is famous for big, voluminous caves and the adventure cave is no exception. Enjoy lunch at the resort and relax, evening visit to a nearby Penan village.

DAY 8

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.

DAY 9

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.

DAY 10

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.

DAY 11

From Abai, return by boat to Sandakan. Explore colourful local markets and after lunch, visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conversation Centre and the Sepilok Orangutan centre. Later board an evening flight to Kota Kinabalu and stay two nights in Kota Kinabalu.

DAY 12

Enjoy leisurely breakfast as the day is a free day to relax, swim at the resort or visit one of the nearby islands. Farewell Dinner start with Cocktails at the Sunset Bar followed by a set dinner in the private cabanas overlooking South China.

DAY 13

After breakfast tour finishes with a direct transfer to the Kota Kinabalu airport.

Inclusion


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

Entrance fees

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.

Exclusion


Any international or domestic airfares other than the specified in the Inclusions

Train fares other than specified in the what's included a section 

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

Any other expense not mentioned in the what's included sections