Orangutans & Tropical Islands

12 days

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4 star & high season


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Day 1
Depart the UK for your flight to Borneo. Flights can also be arranged from any other destination or a trip can be arranged without flights.
Day 2
Arrive into Sandakan Airport for your short private transfer to the wildlife town of Sepilok. Relax after your flight - laze on the hammock at your lodge, stroll to the Orangutan Centre or visit the city of Sandakan for the great markets and beautiful temples, as well as harbour views. This evening we have arranged a special night walk at the Rainforest Discovery Centre to seek out the nocturnal wildlife. Take time afterwards to enjoy some delicious local cuisine this evening.
Day 3
A free day to explore Sepilok and Sandakan at your own pace - be sure to visit the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and excellent Sun Bear Conservation Centre. These are easily visited without a guide, but we can arrange a great tour with Dr Wong who founded the Sun Bear Centre which is ideal for those looking for a deeper insight into the work being done.
Day 4
The next wildlife adventure awaits - a leisurely boat cruise takes you into the Kinabatangan River for an afternoon of elephant spotting. This evening join your guide on a night walk around the boardwalks.
Day 5
Our top picks of activities today include bird watching, boat cruises in search of crocodile, evening firefly watching and relaxation at your lodge (with a swim if your lucky enough to have a pool)
Day 6
Wave goodbye to the amazing nature guides in the Kinabatangan and get ready to head deep into the last area of primary rainforest in Borneo; Danum Valley. An exclusive experience which is worth every penny, Danum is a must for wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts.
Day 7
Your tour includes a 3 day, 2 night package in the Borneo Rainforest Lodge living with the resident great ape, the Orangutan, and enjoying a number of incredible nature excursions. The excellent team will speak to you on arrival the best activities for you during your stay.
Day 8
Dine on a delicious breakfast as you listen to the call of the gibbons and spot tropical birds from the balcony. Depart from Danum Valley today travelling by 4x4 back to Lahad Dhatu for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. Check in to your next hotel for a relaxing beach break.
Day 9
A full day of relaxation on the beach. Or you may prefer to head to the city of Kota Kinabalu for sightseeing. You may also want to visit the Poring Hot Springs or Mount Kinabalu.
Day 10
A full day free on the beach.
Day 11
Snorkel with turtles, visit the Marine Research Centre or simply laze on the beach.
Day 12
Depart Borneo today - you will be transferred to the airport by your private driver for your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The perfect Borneo holiday includes a combination of wildlife safaris along majestic rivers, trekking trails through ancient rainforests in search of wild orangutan and strolling along stretches of white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear waters – so look no further as this itinerary has it all. Start in Sepilok for your first rainforest encounter and some exciting night walks before heading to a riverside lodge on the Kinabatangan. Cruise in search of Pygmy Elephant and gigantic crocodile before heading deep into the heart of the primary rainforest to stay at the exclusive Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Here the magic of Borneo’s famous wildlife comes alive both day and night, creating one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences you will encounter. Continue on to the city of Kota Kinabalu to travel by speedboat to Gaya Island for a well-deserved beach break – the ideal end to your Borneo holiday.

2 nights Sepilok – 2 nights Kinabatangan River – 2 nights Danum Valley – 4 nights Gaya Island

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