Women's Getaway to Borneo

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

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Join a team of like-minded women and immerse yourself in Borneo’s varied treasures with this 14 days package encompassing Kuching and the natural wonders of Mulu National Park and World Heritage Area. Sample a taste of adventure as you kayak and trek through remote and pristine rainforest.  Luxuriate in nature’s wonders cruising remote riverways by longboat. Experience the heartwarming pleasure of meeting people still grounded in a traditional way of life. And take in natural scenery and wildlife of such magnificence that it will quite simply take your breath away in wonder. Our tours enable you to connect with the locals, walk the path less travelled and have some flexibility and downtime.

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 three nights in Kuching.

DAY 2

Make your way to the nearby bike shop at 0800 hours and after a short safety, briefing starts the Kuching bike tour combining Heritage and Kampong. This unique bike tour covers the great majority of Kuching’s sight and indulges in a wide variety of popular authentic Sarawak local street foods, drinks and desserts. The remaining afternoon is free to relax or explore the old colonial city of Kuching on your own, go shopping or hang out at one of the local coffee bars. Alternatively, you can go for an optional massage or spa treatment at one of the nearby spa centres.

DAY 3

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 4

After an early breakfast enjoy a short drive to Bako village and proceed by boat to the park headquarters and explore wildlife around the area. Enjoy lunch at the canteen and then continue to National Park. This Park is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting and home of Borneo endemic proboscis monkeys, silvered langurs, long-tailed macaques, wild boar, monitor lizards and numerous species of birds. The Park also has an impressive range of mangrove to kerangas (heath forest), tropical swamp vegetation, cliff vegetation and beach vegetation. After dinner at the park restaurant, proceed on a night walk by torchlight and stay overnight at the park accommodation.

DAY 5

After breakfast, hike one of the trails to spot rare migratory birds, reptiles, langurs and search for the endemic and often elusive probosci's monkey, a primate only found in Borneo. After lunch at the park return to Kuching. Remaining day free to relax and stay two nights in Kuching.

DAY 6

After leisurely breakfast, assemble at your cooking class venue to learn genuine Sarawak style cooking. Your cooking instructor will in advance have to arrange a wide variety of fresh and locally produced raw food items (including meat, vegetables, rice, fruit and loads of spices etc.) that you will be taught to turn into a delicious meal that eventually will be your lunch. Afternoon free to relax or go shopping.

DAY 7

Today after an early breakfast drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop for lunch and stroll around the shops at Lachau Bazaar. Board a local longboat and travel upriver to the Iban village. After free to explore and evening visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah) and spend time with the Iban people. Interact with the community; learn about their culture and enjoy some local rice wine. Stay two nights at Nanga Sumpa lodge.  

DAY 8

Today after breakfast, hike the jungle trails along the river for about an hour to another longhouse, then Board a local longboat and travel upriver to the Enseluai waterfall. Relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings and a riverside BBQ lunch. After dinner visit Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah), spend time with the Iban people and enjoy some local rice wine.

DAY 9

Breakfast travel downriver by boat to the Batang Ai Lake jetty followed by overland transfer to Kuching. The remaining afternoon is free to relax and stay overnight in Kuching. 

DAY 10

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 11

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 Kuching. On arrival meet and transfer to Damai Beach. Stay three nights at the beach resorts.

DAY 12

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and relax at the beach, pool or explore the area.

DAY 13

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and relax at the beach, pool or explore the area.

DAY 14

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

Inclusion


13 nights accommodation in Hotels, jungle lodges and Camps

Assistance and transfers by coach and boats 

Meals as specified 

English speaking local guide 

Kuching Bike tour, Semenggoh Orang Utan Center & Rainforest Kayaking, Cooking Class with Lunch

Entrance fees 

Airfare Kuching – Mulu – Kuching in economy class 

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