21 December 2017
If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing the raw and undiluted beauty of Borneo, then this is the perfect opportunity to see its many highlights. Visit once-feared headhunters in their longhouse dwellings, explore vast caves shrouded in dense tropical rainforests, spot wildlife on Mount Kinabalu and cruise along the spectacularly biodiverse Kinabatangan River. This tour offers the very best of Borneo in one perfect package!
Starting in Kuching, known as the ‘Cat City’ on account of the statues and tributes to cats on nearly every street corner, enjoy a tour with your guide before a relaxing night’s sleep at your specially selected hotel. Leaving Kuching behind, head to Batang Ai, stopping at Semenggoh Orang Utan Wildlife Centre and Serian City’s traditional open-air market en route. In Batang Ai, spend a day mingling with the once-feared Iban headhunting tribe and enjoy a stay in their longhouse. After a night back in Kuching, you’ll take the flight to the tropical paradise of Mulu, where you’ll experience the stunning natural beauty of the Mulu National Park. See some of the world’s largest and most spectacular caves, including the Lang Cave and the adjoining Deer Cave, which is inhabited by thousands of free-tailed bats.
Next on your breathtaking Borneo tour is Kota Kinabalu. Head out to the cooler climates of Kinabalu Park, which is home to between 5000 and 6000 species of plants and 430 different birds and mammals. Take a walk in the lush Botanical Gardens of Mount Kinabalu National Park, learn about the vast array of flora and admire the views of Mt Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s highest peak. Leaving Kinabalu behind, take a fascinating guided tour of the Sabah Tea Factory and visit a colonial style English Teahouse, before some wildlife spotting in the Kinabatangan Wetlands. Hop on a riverboat for a cruise up the Kinabatangan River to search for wildlife, most notably, the proboscis monkeys, which are prevalent to Borneo. Other animal likely to be spotted, include elephants, hornbills, gibbons, and many birds. Visit another of Borneo’s most iconic wildlife hot spots, the Kelenanap Oxbow Lake and the Hornbill Boardwalk, and learn about the medicinal and traditional uses of the flora of the jungle with the resort naturalist. Book this terrific tour and discover the very best of Borneo.