Enchanting Borneo . Sarawak . Sabah .

9D8N adventure from Kuching, Sarawak to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

ENCHANTING BORNEO: 9D8N SOFT ADVENTURE

Tour Code: AOSBKI-ECB-01
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival Kuching – Sarawak Museum
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.

Itinerary Day 2: 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.
  • Lunch.
  • 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.

Itinerary Day 3: Kuching – Mulu National Park

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mulu with a transit in Miri.
  • Your accommodation this evening is located in Mulu National Park, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
  • Dinner.

Itinerary Day 4: Mulu National Park

  • After breakfast, transfer by longboat to explore the Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave and then enjoy a picnic lunch beside the beautiful clear water spring. Swim and relax before returning downriver to the Park Headquarters.
  • Continue with an interesting walk on the raised plank walk through peat swamp forest to the Deer Cave, reputed to be the largest unmapped cave passage. Visit Lang cave, which houses some beautiful cave formations.
  • If weather permits, be mesmerized by a natural phenomenon at the mouth of the cave in the late evening.
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Itinerary Day 5: Mulu – Kota Kinabalu

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

Itinerary 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.
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Itinerary 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.

Itinerary 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.
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Dinner

Itinerary 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 provided: Breakfast, Lunch.
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.
"The Sarawak State Museum, Kuching, Malaysia" by Shoestring at wts.wikivoyage. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Sarawak_State_Museum,_Kuching,_Malaysia.JPG#/media/File:The_Sarawak_State_Museum,_Kuching,_Malaysia.JPG

The Sarawak State Museum, Kuching, Malaysia by Shoestring at wts.wikivoyage

Semenggok Orang Utan Sarawak

Semenggok Orang Utan Sarawak

Walking on a bridge heading to Long House of Ibans

Walking on a bridge heading to Long House of Ibans, Sarawak

Klias Wetlands River Cruise_photo by Ben J

Klias Wetlands River Cruise

Tip of Borneo_by Stuart Shepherd

Tip of Borneo, Kudat Sabah

Kuching

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Tour Code: AOSBKI-ECB-01

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Category: Overland Packages
City/Region: Ex-Kuching/Kota Kinabalu
Tour Code: AOSBKI-ECB-01
Pricing: Upon inquiry

Duration: 9D8N
Package: ENCHANTING BORNEO: 9D8N SOFT ADVENTURE
Min Pax: 2 pax on SIC basis

Things to bring:
Rain coat, hand torch, personal toiletries, cotton material clothing, swimming attire, body soap, walking shoes with rubber sole, anti-malaria tablets and sun tan/block lotion.

Hotels provided:
Kuching, Sarawak: Merdeka Palace Kuching
Mulu, Sarawak: Royal Mulu
Kudat, Sabah: Kudat Golf & Marina Resort
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah: Sabah Oriental Hotel (formerly Beverly Hotel)

Note:
Package does not include airfares.

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