12 days: 5th to 16th September 2019
Note: Days 1,14 & 15 all arrangements by client
Day 1 (Sept 4th): Arrival Kuala Lumpur & Overnight KL . On arrival transfers and accommodation by client.
Day 2 (Sept 5th): Morning flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan. Pick up from Sandakan airport @ 08.55am, coming off flight AK5198. Visit Sandakan war memorial, Agnes Keith house and the English tea house for lunch. After lunch, check into the Four Points by Sheraton and if time permits, go for an afternoon walk at Rainforest Discovery centre before returning to Sandakan in the evening. Join your guide for an evening meal on the Sandakan waterfront. Meals:L,D. Note: KL Airport transfers by client.
Day 3 (Sept 6th): A leisurely morning before your 9.30am pick up and transfer to The Borneo Nature Lodge (Kinabatangan River) for lunch. Afternoon river cruise (share-in basis), dinner at the lodge and optional night cruise (additional charge to be paid directly to the lodge). Meals:B,L,D.
Day 4 (Sept 7th): Early morning river cruise to Kelenanap Ox-bow lake and then short jungle walk (weather permitting) back to the lodge for breakfast. Free for the day to visit the nearby village or explore some of the boardwalk areas near the lodge. At 4 pm embark on another river cruise. Dinner at the lodge and optional night cruise. Meals:B,L,D.
Day 5 (Sept 8th): After breakfast, check out from Borneo Nature Lodge and transfer to Danum Valley, stopping in Lahad Datu along the way for an early lunch. Arrive at INFAPRO, your accommodation just outside the Danum Valley Conservation Area, around 2 pm. Check in and freshen up before continuing on to the Danum Valley Field Centre for your first trek. Return to INFAPRO for dinner and then on a night drive. Meals:B,L,D.
Day 6 (Sept 9th): Wake up early for an early morning nature walk nearby INFAPRO to see the forest come to life. Return to the centre for breakfast and then head back to the field centre to embark on a trail in the area before returning for lunch. After lunch, take a dip at the Ulu Segama River before heading off for another trek there are various types of trails and your guide can discuss this with you. Return to INFAPRO in the late afternoon, in time to watch the sky change colour as the sun sets. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide. Meals:B,L,D.
Day 7 (Sept 10th): Early morning 4x4 drive to Bukit Atur for a breathtaking sunrise experience atop a canopy of lowland tropical rainforest. Back for breakfast and then spend another full day with your guide exploring the forest with more chances to spot wildlife by some short walks or possibly embarking on one of the longer trails our guide will have to determine your fitness level before taking you on a long hike. Meals:B,L,D.
Day 8 (Sept 11th): Wake up early for an early walk and more wildlife sighting possibilities. Return to the dining hall for breakfast, and spend the rest of your morning at leisure until check out time at 11:00 am. Arrive around 1pm - 1.30pm at Lahad Datu for flight MH3017 @ 16.10. While waiting for the flight your driver and/or guide can bring you somewhere for lunch in Lahad Datu. 5pm touch down in Kota Kinabalu and be met by your driver and transfer to Jesselton Hotel. Meals:B.
Day 9 (Sept 12th): Check out from Jesselton hotel after breakfast and be met by your driver and transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) for flight to Mulu (MZV) via MH3251 departing at 13:55. Once arriving at Mulu Airport meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa hotel for check in. Afternoon, 1400hrs / 1430hrs - proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to reach Deer Cave & Lang Cave. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters and transfer back to hotel. Overnight at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa. Meals:B,D.
Day 10 (Sept 13th): Breakfast at hotel and transfer by longboat and proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and later on you can enjoy swimming at Clearwater spring. After lunch, return transfer by longboat to hotel. Overnight at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa. Meals:B,L,D.
Day 11 (Sept 14th): Enjoy breakfast at resort and enjoy free time at own leisure until transfer back to Mulu Airport (MZV) for departure flight back to Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) via MH3252. Upon arrival transfer back to Jesselton Hotel for overnight. Meals: B.
Day 12 (Sept 15th): Pick up from Jesselton hotel around 9.10am and transfer to Mari Mari Cultural village around 30 - 40 minutes outside of Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival you will be warmly welcomed to the different homes of 5 ethnic tribes of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent. The village portrays the fascinating differences in architecture, costumes and traditions of the five different tribes and you will get to see demonstrations of ancient activities coming into life such as the making of blowpipes, starting a fire from bamboo, tattoo-making. Meals: B, L.
Day 13 (Sept 16th): Morning fight back to Kuala Lumpur. Meals: B,. All arrangements on arrival in KL by client.
Day 14 (Sept 17th): Kuala Lumpur | Overnight: KL All arrangements in KL by client.
Day 15 (Sept 18th): Kuala Lumpur | Overnight: KL - Return flights to Australia. All arrangements in KL by client.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Private guide for 7 days from 5th - 11th September
- All transfers as per itinerary
- All meals as per itinerary. Meals include water, tea and coffee.
- Entrance fees to places mentioned in the itinerary
- 2 x 4X4 activities at Danum Valley
- 3 river cruises on the Kinabatangan River
- 1x flight KL - Sandakan 5th Sept.
- 1x flight KK - KL 16th September
- 1x flight on MH3017 from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu (11th Sept)
- 2 x flight Kota Kinabalu to Mulu return
- 6 bottles drinking water per day per person
- International Airfares
- Travel Insurance (Mandatory) OO office can quote you for this on request.
- All transfers, accommodation and arrangements in KL.
- Soft drinks/alcoholic beverages,
- Tourism tax (RM10/night to be paid directly at the accommodations),
- Tips (optional),
- Meals and activities not mentioned
- Four Points by Sheraton: Deluxe twin room x 2 / 1 night
- Borneo Nature Lodge: Twin room x 2 / 2 nights
- INFAPRO: Air-conditioned resthouse room x 2 / 3 nights
- Jesselton Hotel: Superior room x2 / 3 nights
- Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa: x 2 / 2 nights