Family Fun in Borneo

Tour Type:
Private Escorted Tours
Start:
Kuching
Duration:
12 Days
End:
Kuching
Departs:
Daily

Starting From

NZ$ 8065
(For a Family of 5) ENQUIRE NOW

This family-oriented tour program takes in a great variety of Borneo’s family-friendly attractions and destinations including wildlife, jungle, culture and a bit of adventure where even the kids can participate. You will get to see orangutans, cruise on rivers, walk the rainforest trails of national parks, interact with and learn about native culture, get your hands-on with biking and kayaking and much more. All this at a leisurely pace with free time for yourself in between to allow for your own exploration. To cap it all off you will have a couple of days at the beach to enjoy the sun and the sand.  All accommodation throughout is clean, comfortable and of a very good standard.

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 four nights in Kuching.

DAY 2

After an early breakfast proceed to the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, which provides an excellent opportunity to view semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting. This orangutan rehabilitation centre receives orphaned or rescued orangutans and trains them to survive in the wild. Over 20 orangutans live in the forest within the nature reserve and they often return to the centre to receive supplemental feeding. The feeding area is set in a natural amphitheatre where it is possible to observe the orangutans coming down from the surrounding forest for the food provided.

DAY 3

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 mid-afternoon is free at leisure. Depart at 1730 hours, onboard the MV Equatorial for a 1½ hours Sunset River cruise on the Sarawak River.

DAY 4

After an early breakfast proceed to the 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 5

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 probosci's 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 kangas (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 6

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 7

Today is a free day for you to explore the old colonial city centre of Kuching on your own, relax at the swimming pool or possibly take up other optional activities of your own choice.

DAY 8

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 9

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 the Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Relax on the ruai (common verandah), spend time with the Iban people and enjoy some local rice wine.

DAY 10

Breakfast travel downriver by boat to the Batang Ai Lake jetty followed by overland transfer to Kuching Damai Beach area. Remaining afternoon free to relax and stay two nights in Kuching.

DAY 11

Today is a free day for you to explore the forest around your resort, relax at the beach or take up other optional activities of your choice.

DAY 12

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

Inclusion


11 nights accommodation in hotel,

Jungle lodges and Camp.

Assistance and transfers by car and boats,

Meals as specified,

English speaking local guide,

Half day Semenggoh Orangutan Centre tour,

Kuching Bike tour,

Sunset River Cruise,

Bako National Park,

Rainforest Kayaking,

Sightseeing as specified,

Meals as specified,

Entrance fees,

Bottled water while travelling and current collectable taxes.

Exclusion


Any international or domestic airfares

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

Airport taxes, visa & passport fees

Extra baggage charges

Early check-in or late checkout

Meals other than specified in the what's included 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 section