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Borneo Jungle & Beach

Bed & Breakfast 10 nights from £1,689 per person Including Flights

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Overview

Borneo is blessed with abundant natural attractions and this is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the rainforest and the spectacle of a paradise island teeming with marine life.

Start the journey at Kota Kinabalu with its own charms and a stunning coastal location, stay at the Shangri-La resort for your fist few nights and once you have acclimatised and relaxed into tropical life, head up to the North of Sabah for a chance to view Orangutans in their natural habitat and enjoy a leisurely stay on the Kinabatangan River with boat safaris at sunrise and sunset offering maximum wildlife viewing.

Your adventure continues with 5 nights on a tropical island paradise; Gaya Island Resort offers you true eco-luxury, with a private villa nestled into mangrove forests, fine dining, stunning beaches, a marine conservation centre accessible only by boat, snorkelling explorations and a spa village.

This suggested itinerary is ideal for any special occasion where once-in-lifetime memories are guaranteed (TM - DTM).

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Day 1

Arrival in Borneo

Arrive into Kota Kinabalu airport in Borneo after an overnight flight, where a private driver will be waiting for the short transfer (15 minutes approximately) to Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa.

Day 2 - 3

Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy the facilities at your wonderful resort, choosing to be as active or restful as you like, with plenty of water-sports and land activities on offer as well as an expansive spa.

Day 4

Sepilok Orangutans & Abai Jungle Lodge

Check out early and you will be collected by private driver for a short transfer back to Kota Kinabalu airport for an early morning flight up to Sandakan. You will be met at Sandakan airport at around 8 am and taken to the world renowned Orangutan rehabilitation centre at Sepilok.

Proceed through the jungle on the boardwalks to the free roaming area and the feeding platform. At around 10.00am it is feeding time and the Orangutans generally visit to interact and enjoy their treats.

Visit the adjacent Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, where rescued sun bears live in a 3 hectare forest sanctuary, the perfect place to see these unique Asian bears, observe their natural behaviours including searching for honey.

On leaving the Sepilok Centre you will transfer to the jetty in Sandakan and at noon join an hour long boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary, where you will alight for lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant.

After lunch check in to Abai Jungle Lodge for your 2 night stay (sharing a standard room with twin beds).

Before dinner take a river cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and as night falls and you cruise back to the lodge for dinner, watch as the fire flies light up the trees.

After dinner, again experience the sights and sounds of the “Jungle at night” on the lodge’s nature boardwalk to search for birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with a resident nature guide. 

Day 5

Abai Jungle

Wake up to the early morning calls of the jungle and enjoy the fresh morning air with a river trip to the unique Pitas Oxbow Lake to observe wildlife. After breakfast, you are invited to join the tree planting project with the local villagers which includes a simple lunch arranged by the villagers at Abai village.

After lunch, you are free to explore the nature board walk behind the lodge or just relax in your unique surroundings; late afternoon, join another river cruise safari to search for wildlife.

Day 6

Abai Jungle & Gaya Island

In the morning, enjoy some time at leisure or relax with a cup of coffee at the nature board walk. After breakfast, check out of the lodge and you will be transferred back along the scenic river (approximately one hour) back to Sandakan. Upon arrival at the jetty, proceed to airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. A driver will meet you at the airport for a short transfer to the jetty at Jessleton Point and the dedicated Gaya Lounge; here you can check -in to the resort and enjoy refreshments and then take the resort's speedboat across the protected bay for around 15 minutes to reach the stunning island of Gaya and your home for 5 nights.

Days 7 – 10

Gaya Island Resort

Enjoy your stay on this luscious island set within the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, with gorgeous villas tucked away in the hillside, a spa village and plenty of snorkelling and marine viewing opportunities.

Day 11

Departure day

Depart Gaya Island by boat and return to Kota Kinabalu airport for your flight home.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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SUN 36ºC
MON 37ºC
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
32ºC
9
Feb
33ºC
7
Mar
34ºC
10
Apr
33ºC
11
May
33ºC
7
Jun
33ºC
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Jul
32ºC
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Aug
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Sep
32ºC
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Oct
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Nov
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Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa  

3 Nights Bed & Breakfast

 - Borneo Jungle & Beach

With a private beach, views of the sparkling coral islands, and legendary attentive service, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers the serenity of a secluded tropical Kota Kinabalu luxury resort just 10 minutes away from the centre of downtown Kota Kinabalu.

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Gaya Island Resort  

5 Nights Bed & Breakfast

 - Borneo Jungle & Beach

Nestled on an island in the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, this eco-luxury resort is utterly breath-taking. With villas tucked away in the rainforest-shrouded hills, a wonderful spa adopting ancient traditions, freshly caught cuisine and wonderfully authentic Borneo experiences.

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