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6 Night Borneo Splendours

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Nights: 6
  • Itinerary Includes: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park – Kota Kinabalu - Mulu (by air) - Kuching (by air)

Based on: Seat-In-Coach - English Speaking - Departures every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Minimum 2 passengers. Departures from Kota Kinabalu, returning to Kuching.

Day 01 – Kota Kinabalu
Arrival at Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon proceed for a city tour. Visit the highest point for a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu - The Signal Hill, Likas Bay, the exterior of Sabah Foundation Building, Buddhist Temple, State Museum and the State Mosque. Overnight.

Day 02 – Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park– Kota Kinabalu (B)
Depart for a full day excursion to Kinabalu National Park,the base of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Kinabalu Parkis a botanist’s paradise with over a thousand species of orchids,numerous Rhododendrons and pitcher plants as well as manyspecies of birds. A park guide will take you on a nature walk whereyou will also visit the exhibition hall and watch a slide presentationof the Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu.Overnight. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 03 – Kota Kinabalu – Mulu (by air)
After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight to Mulu. Mulu National Park is the home to the largest cave passage in the world and a paradise for naturalists. Mulu Park is known to have 1500species of flowering plants, 170 species of wild orchids and 67species of animals (sighting of animals is not guaranteed). Lunch on your own. On arrival depart by boat to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves. This interesting walk will take you through the peat swamp forest, and if weather permits, be mesmerised by a natural phenomenon at the mouth of the cave in the late evening. Overnight.

Day 04 – Mulu – Kuching (by air) Breakfast.
We will continue with our exploration of Mulu caves with a boat ride to Clear water Cave. You can swim at a crystal clear water pool near the Clearwater Cave. Explore the Wind Cave and a Penan tribe longhouse at Batu Bungan. Return to Muluand proceed to the airport for your flight to Kuching, via Miri. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight. (Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch) Recommended flight : Mulu - Miri MH3254 @ 1545/1615 hrs.Miri - Kuching MH3283 @ 1710/1830 hrs.Day 05 – Kuching After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kuching. Highlights on this tour are view of the Fort Margherita from the waterfront,across the Sarawak River (no public admission), Tua Pek Kong Temple – the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching and the Sarawak Museum, reputed to be the best museum in Southeast Asia. Overnight.

Day 06 – Kuching – Semenggok Orang Utan– Longhouse (BLD)
Breakfast in the hotel. Depart early morning to visit the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre that houses the Orang Utan and sometimes other protected species of wildlife rescued from captivity. They are carefully cared for, nurtured and rehabilitated into their natural surroundings. Witness the feeding of the Orang Utans and this is subject to the animals approaching the feeding platform. Depart for an overnight stay at a simple guest house located besidean Iban longhouse. On arrival, the natives from the longhouse will welcome you. Ibans is the largest group of native in Sarawak and were once the fierce head-hunters of Borneo. Today, they are farmers and amongst the friendliest people. You are free to mingle with the longhouse dwellers, join them in their daily chores, orenjoy the serenity of the rainforest or perhaps go for a dip in the river. After dinner, get to know the Headman of the longhouse over aglass of rice wine, let the hospitable hosts entertain you with their traditional dances or teach you the Ngajat, a graceful Warrior’s Dance. Overnight in a simple guest house with individual bedsand mosquito netting. There are proper shower and toilet facility.

Day 07 – Iban Longhouse – KuchingWake up to the crows of the roosters. (BL)
After breakfast, enjoy demonstrations of the native games such as cock-fighting and method of using blowpipe for hunting. Depart for Kuching airport with lunch en route. In order to be on the safe side, we suggest that your departure flight be after 1600 hours. If you are extending your stay, you will be transferred directly to the Resort.

Note:
For superior category, the accommodation is at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, therefore the visit to the Iban Longhouse and itsactivities on Day 06 will be held on Day 07 before returning to Kuching)
 

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ACCOMMODATION:
PRICES FROM: £665 - ground only - international airfare not included (Per Person)
Based on 6 nights, two persons sharing, transfers and tours as stated in the itinerary.
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