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Luxury Borneo

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £4,160 per person
Duration
12 days
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This luxury itinerary encompasses some of the most incredible highlights of Borneo in an enlightening 12-day tour. Get to know the colonial history of capital Kota Kinabalu, descend onto the natural wonders of Kinabalu National Park, scope the wild treasures of the Kinabatangan River and the depths of Danum Valley, and of course seek out Borneo's favourite, yet most threatened primate, the orangutan. All the while stay in boutique hotels and fantastic resorts, enjoy sunset river cruises, and create memories of the Southeast Asian jungle that you'll never forget.

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Kota Kinabalu
Day 1
Kota Kinabalu
  • Transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu
Day 2
Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu
  • Transfer from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park
  • Visit Kinabalu National Park
  • Take a dip in Kinabalu's hot springs
Kota Kinabalu
Day 3
Kota Kinabalu
  • Heritage Village Tour & City Highlights (PM)
Kota Kinabalu
Day 4
Kota Kinabalu
  • Tip of Borneo - Rungus Longhouse
Sepilok
Day 5
Sepilok
  • Transfer from Kota Kinabalu to the airport
  • Domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  • Transfer from Sandakan Airport to Sepilok
  • Visit Sepilok Orangutan Centre
  • Transfer from Sepilok to the Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
Day 6
Kinabatangan River
  • The Kinabatangan River
  • River trip to Oxbow Lake
  • At leisure at Kinabatangan River Lodge
Danum Valley
Day 7
Danum Valley
  • Transfer from Kinabatangan River to Danum Valley (via Gamantong Caves)
  • Afternoon jungle and treetop safari
  • Night safari
Danum Valley
Day 8
Danum Valley
  • Guided walk to Kadazan-Dusun burial cliff
  • At leisure at Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Hornbill
There are eight species of these distinctive birds in Borneo, and you would be unlucky to spend a few days here without spotting one. They are very distinctive because of their large, horn shaped bills, hence the name. Many species of hornbill also have a casque attached to the upper mandible of the bill, which vary in composition between the species. Some casques appear to serve the purpose as an amplifier, while others are used as a weighty weapon when in conflict with other birds. The downwards curving bills are so heavy in relation to the physiology of the bird that evolution has fused two neck vertebrae which assists with the support of the sizeable beak. Hornbills are omnivorous with a preference for insects, fruit and small furry creatures such as mice, and unusually, when incubating eggs, the females remain at all times in the nest, meaning that the males are responsible for feeding both the female and the young. They nest in tree hollows or existing cavities which monogamous pairs will often return to year after year.
Day 9
Kota Kinabalu
  • Transfer from Danum Valley to Lahad Datu airport
  • Domestic flight from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
  • Transfer from Kota Kinabalu airport to your hotel
Kota Kinabalu
Day 10
Kota Kinabalu
  • North Borneo Cruises - sunset dinner cruise
Kota Kinabalu
Day 11
Kota Kinabalu
  • A second day at leisure in Kota Kinabalu
Day 12
No locations for this day
  • Transfer from your hotel to Kota Kinabalu airport