Enchanting Borneo - Soft Adventure

08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS
Holidays in World
INCLUDES
02 Night's accommodation in Kuching
02 Night's accommodation in Mulu
01 Night's accommodation in Kudat
03 Night's accommodation in Kota Kinabalu
Meals as per the itinerary
All transfers
All taxes
English speaking Representative
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare
Visa
Airport Taxes
Tips, drinks, personal expenses and others.
Portages and beverages

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Day 1: Kuching

Upon arrival at the Kuching Airport, transfer and check into Hotel. Your noon walking tour of Kuching will take you to visit the Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the oldest in Sarawak, Jalan Gambier where colourful local markets are located beside the spice shops. View the Astana from the waterfront. Lastly, visit Sarawak Museum, one of the best museums in South East Asia.

  • Overnight: Kuching
  • Meals: None

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Day 2: Kuching – Bako National Park – Kuching

Breakfast. Today we visit the Bako National Park which covers an area of 16 square kilometers of primary forest and wildlife. There are 25 types of vegetation ranging from lush cliff and lowland dipterocarp forests to almost desert-like scrubs on the upper plateau. Among these vegetations are the carnivorous plants of the pitcher, sundews and bladderworts family. The mangrove forest provides a home of the long-nosed or proboscis monkeys (endemic only to Borneo), long-tailed macaques, silver-leaf monkeys, monitor lizards, deer and wild boars. We will go for a jungle walk and enjoy the difference of vegetations that Bako has to offer beside its natural beauty rocks and cliffs.

  • Overnight: Kuching
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 3: Kuching – Mulu (by air)

Depart by 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 1500 species of flowering plants, 170 species of wild orchids and 67 species of animals (sighting of animals is not guaranteed).

Lunch on your own. After lunch, proceed to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves – the largest cave passage in the world. This interesting walk will take you through the peat swamp forest, and if weather permits, be mesmerized by millions of bats which fly out of the cave each evening.

  • Overnight: Mulu
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Recommended flight: KCH – MZV by MH 3823 (1120/1255) or MH 3752 (1250/1425)

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Day 4: Mulu

Breakfast. We will continue with our exploration of Mulu caves with a boat ride to Clearwater Cave. You can swim at a crystal clear water pool near the Clearwater Cave. Explore the Wind Cave and thereafter proceed to Batu Bungan Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and their handicraft heritage.

  • Overnight: mulu
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Mulu – Kota Kinabalu (by air)

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Kota Kinabalu. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Free at leisure.

  • Overnight: Kota Kinabalu
  • Meals: Breakfast

Recommended flight: MZV – BKI by MH 3252 (1445/1535) or MH 3254 (1440/1630)

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Day 6: Kota Kinabalu – Kudat (tip of Borneo)

Our visit today will take us to Kota Belud, home to the Cowboys of the East, the Bajau. Normally it is a small sleepy town except during the native market day every Sunday. From here, we continue to visit a Rungus longhouse. The Rungus native are fascinating and friendly people, famed for their beads and basket weaving handicraft. Another half hour drive you will get to enjoy the spectacular sunset at the northern most tip of Borneo, overlooking the South China Sea with a glass of wine. Another 20 minutes drive we will check into the Kudat Marina Resort, the only resort with beautiful overlooking landscape and waterfront in Kudat. Refresh, Free and Easy. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight Kudat Golf and Marina Resort.

  • Overnight: Kudat
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

** Kudat Golf & Marina Resort located in the northern tips of Sabah, a 3 Stars, the only resort and star rating property in Kudat, all rooms with hot shower, (Twin/Double), tea & coffee making facilities, swimming pool, tennis court, sauna available

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Day 7: Kudat – Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, depart for Kota Kinabalu. We will make a stop along the way to a gong making village. Gongs are the major Rungus tribe musical instruments. We also stop is at a village to see how the local honey is produced. Rest of the day in Kota Kinabalu is at leisure.

  • Overnight: Kota Kinabalu
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 8: Kota Kinabalu – Mangrove Cruise

Breakfast in the hotel. Your afternoon mangrove cruise begins with a 02 hours overland journey to a village called Garama or Klias. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and its relaxing serenity and if you are lucky, you will get to see the natural habitat living in the wild. Catch the sight of the bizarre proboscis monkey “ Nasalis Lavatus” or the fireflies in their natural habitat. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to Kota Kinabalu.

  • Overnight: Kota Kinabalu
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Important Note: A Collection fee of MYR5.00 per visitor will be imposed by the Sabah State Forestry Department for visits to the Klias Wetlands commencing 01st July 2013 and is to be paid directly by the clients upon arrival.

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Day 9: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park – Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast depart for a full day tour of the Kinabalu National Park where the highest mountain in South East Asia is located. Kinabalu Park 1,623 metre above sea level & with an area of 754 sq. km is about two hours drive from Kota Kinabalu. It is botanist’s paradise, home to over a 1500 species of orchids, 330 species of birds, 26 species of rhododendrons, fern, pitcher plants & others. The tour includes a visit to the exhibition hall and a mountain garden before proceeding for a guided nature trail. Return to Kota Kinabalu. Transfer to the airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Recommended night flight

Notes:
• Onward flight on Day 09 after the tour must be at 1900hrs onwards.
• Package does not include airfares.
• Sighting of wildlife is not guaranteed.
• Sarawak Museum is closed on public holidays.
• All flight schedules are subject to change by airlines with or without prior notice.

HOTELS
Kuching - The lime tree hotel or similar
Mulu - Mulu National Park Lodge or similar
Kudat - Kudat Golf & Marina Resort or similar
Kota Kinabalu - Sabah Oriental Hotel or similar
Cost Per Person
Cost valid till 15th July to 31st October 2017
HOTELS USD 2066 (Twin/Double Sharing)
USD 2394 (Single Sharing)

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