Borneo Highlights with Flights

Price
$2799 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
More than 1

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS Best of Borneo with Sightseeing & Flights

This is the perfect trip for wildlife lovers, nature enthusiasts and anyone who’s ready to discover a new, culturally-rich destination. Borneo will astound you with its beauty and rare encounters with bears, monkeys and the much-loved orang utans!
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Borneo has some of our planet’s most wildlife-rich equatorial rainforests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. You'll split your time between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan and join unforgettable day tours to highlights like Kinabalu National Park and Kinabatangan River. The standout experiences are likely to be at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

What's included

Destination
Borneo , Malaysia Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly Australia to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Return Location
Fly Kota Kinabalu to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Booking Code: BORNH8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Internal flights
  • International flights from Australia
  • Professionally guided local tour
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
  • Wildlife viewing
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: A single supplement from $800 covers the cost of private rooms. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote.

Borneo tour overview

In this week-long itinerary, you will explore the unique highlights of the world’s 3rd largest island. This includes sanctuaries for remarkable endangered creatures, like sun bears, elusive proboscis monkeys and of course the famous orang utans.

A day tour is also included Kinabalu National Park, which is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site. The park is home to over 800 species of orchids, 600 species of ferns, 326 species of birds and has the world’s largest collection of insect-eating pitcher plants. Borneo has some of our planet’s most wildlife-rich equatorial rainforests, incredible landscapes (above and below the waves) and rich indigenous culture.

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Borneo special deal

This special package combines time to explore at your leisure, with sightseeing tours for the highlights that you won’t want to miss.

Departs regularly between the following dates:
2024 – 01 May to 10 June; 25 July to 10 September; 10 October to 30 November
2025 – 01 February to 31 March

Guaranteed departures, based on a minimum of two people travelling.

For current prices and available departures, please call 1300 168 910 between 9:30am to 4:30pm weekdays or email [email protected] today!

Please note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin share. Single supplement is from $800 extra for sole use of a room. The package is subject to confirmation by local suppliers and prices are subject to change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply. Booking Code BORNH8M.

Inclusions at a glance

Flights

  • International return economy airfare from Australia to Kota Kinabalu
  • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide (fares may vary)
  • Flights from Australia with Malaysian Airlines, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines or Scoot
  • Domestic return economy airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan/li>

Accommodation

  • 3 nights Kota Kinabalu – Klagan Hotel or similar, standard room
  • 3 nights Sandakan – Sabah Hotel or similar, standard room

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts

Tours

  • Kota Kinabalu City Tour, 3 hours
  • Kinabalu National Park Tour
  • Sepilok Orang Utan, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey & Sun Bear Tour
  • Kinabatangan River Cruise

Special features

  • Encounter orang utans in their natural habitat at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Experience a Kinabatangan River cruise
  • Enjoy a Kota Kinabalu tour of the city’s renowned sights
  • Explore Kinabalu National Park at stop at popular Poring Hot Springs
  • Bilingual guides will assist you during the sightseeing tours
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
DAY 1

Fly to Borneo

At last, the day is here when it's time to board your flights to Borneo.

DAY 2

Arrive in Borneo

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, catch a taxi to hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore Kota Kinabalu at leisure.

DAY 3

Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Discover the rich history and heritage of Kota Kinabalu on this comprehensive 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. Visit landmarks like Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque. Pay a visit to the prestigious University of Sabah and tour the fascinating Sabah Museum. Finally, soak up views of Kota Kinabalu and the Likas Bay lagoon from the summit of Signal Hill.

DAY 4

Kinabalu National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. En route, stop at a local vendor’s shops for refreshment breaks and to also sample the local produce. 

Your first stop will be Poring Hot Springs, a popular destination for locals on the weekend and public holidays. There is a canopy walk, butterfly garden and orchid garden, which you will have time to explore. The canopy walk is a steep 15-minute walk to the start of the canopy, but views are magnificent. Continue onto Kinabalu National Park, where you will meet an experienced guide who will take us along trails in Malaysia’s first world heritage site. There are a few different options depending on your fitness level and interest. The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with over 800 species of orchid, 600 species of ferns, 326 species of birds, and is the richest place in the world for the Nepenthes insectivorous pitcher plants (five of the thirteen are found nowhere else on earth). The tour returns to Kota Kinabalu and you have the evening at your leisure.

DAY 5

Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

This morning, you will be transferred to Kota Kinabalu Airport in time for your included flight to Sandakan.  On arrival, catch a taxi from the airport to your hotel and the remainder of the day is free to explore Sandakan.

DAY 6

Sepilok Orang Utan, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey & Sun Bear Tour

Visit endangered orangutans in their natural habitat and discover the valuable work accomplished at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Take a leisurely walk to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Then revel in joy as you encounter troops of a rare primate in the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

DAY 7

Kinabatangan River Cruise

Experience the enchanting Kinabatangan River with an unforgettable river cruise. Don't miss this chance to create cherished memories amidst the natural wonders of the Kinabatangan River. Our driver will pick you up at 12:00 pm from your Sandakan hotel lobby (town area). Proceed to Kinabatangan River. Cruise along Kinabatangan River in search of some of the primate's species, including the endemic Proboscis Monkey, birds and others wildlife. Transfer back to your hotel in Sandakan.

DAY 8

Depart Borneo, Fly to Australia

Check out of your hotel in the morning. Transfer to Sandakan airport for your flights home to Australia.

More about Borneo

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Borneo has some of our planet’s most wildlife-rich equatorial rainforests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. You'll split your time between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan and join unforgettable day tours to highlights like Kinabalu National Park and Kinabatangan River. The standout experiences are likely to be at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

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In addition to the accommodation and sightseeing in Borneo, international flights from Australia are included. This tour package offers great value and incredible highlights.

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Trip departures

This independent tour departs Australia regularly between the following dates:
2024 – 01 May to 10 June; 25 July to 10 September; 10 October to 30 November
2025 – 01 February to 31 March

Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.
Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost.
Contact us for departures on other dates or travel at alternative times of the year.

Is this trip right for you?

This moderately active program. The pace is moderate and expect some early wake-up calls for sightseeing and intra-flights. Some days will require walking for extended periods of time and walking over uneven terrain. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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How to make a booking:

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Advertised price was applicable on 13 December 2023 and is based on lead-price departure(s). Rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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      Borneo Highlights with Flights

      Price
      $2799 per person
      Duration
      8 days
      Destination
      More than 1

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