Splendours Of Borneo . Sabah . Sarawak

Overland adventures around Kota Kinabalu, Miri and Kuching

7D6N SPLENDOURS OF BORNEO: KOTA KINABALU – KUCHING

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SB-01
Itinerary Day 01: Kota Kinabalu City

  • Arrival at Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel.
  • Afternoon proceed for a city tour. Visit the highest point for a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu – The Signal Hill, Likas Bay, the exterior of Sabah Foundation building, Buddhist Temple, State Museum and the State Mosque.

Itinerary Day 02: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park – Kota Kinabalu

  • Breakfast.
  • Depart for a full day excursion to Kinabalu National Park, the base of the highest mountain in Malaysia.
  • Lunch.
  • Kinabalu Park is a botanist’s paradise with over a thousand species of orchids, numerous Rhododendrons and pitcher plants as well as many species of birds. A park guide will take you on a nature walk where you will also visit the exhibition hall and watch a slide presentation of the Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu.
  • Overnight in Kota Kinabalu city.

Itinerary Day 03: Kota Kinabalu – Mulu (by air)

  • After breakfast transfer to airport for your 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.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • On arrival depart by boat to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves. This interesting walk will take you through the peat swamp forest, and if weather permits, be mesmerized by a natural phenomenon at the mouth of the cave in the late evening.
  • Overnight and dinner.

Itinerary Day 04: Mulu – Kuching (by air)

  • 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.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Return to Mulu and proceed to the airport for your flight to Kuching, via Miri.
  • On arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight.

Itinerary Day 05: Explore Kuching

  • After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kuching.
  • Highlights on this tour are view of the Fort Margherita from the waterfront, across the Sarawak River (no public admission), Tua Pek Kong Temple – the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching and the Sarawak Museum, reputed to be the best museum in Southeast Asia.
  • Overnight.

Itinerary Day 06: Kuching – Semenggok Orang Utan – Longhouse

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Depart early morning to visit the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre that houses the Orang Utan and sometimes other protected species of wildlife rescued from captivity. They are carefully cared for, nurtured and rehabilitated into their natural surroundings. Witness the feeding of the Orangutans and this is subject to the animals approaching the feeding platform.
  • Depart for an interesting overnight stay experience with the Ibans natives.
  • On arrival, the natives from the longhouse will welcome you. Ibans is the largest group of native in Sarawak and were once the fierce head-hunters of Borneo. Today, they are farmers and amongst the friendliest people. You are free to mingle with the longhouse dwellers, join them in their daily chores, or enjoy the serenity of the rainforest or perhaps go for a dip in the river.
  • After dinner, get to know the Headman of the longhouse over a glass of rice wine, let the hospitable hosts entertain you with their traditional dances or teach you the Ngajat, a graceful Warrior’s Dance.
  • Overnight.
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation description:
Accommodation is in a common area and is simple and basic without air condition, individual mattresses and mosquito nets will be provided. Basic shower (no hot water) and toilet facilities are available.

Itinerary Day 07: Iban Longhouse – Kuching

  • Wake up to the crows of the roosters.
  • After breakfast, enjoy demonstrations of the native games such as cock-fighting and method of using blowpipe for hunting.
  • Depart for Kuching airport with lunch en route. In order to be on the safe side, we suggest that your departure flight be after 1600 hours. If you are extending your stay, you will be transferred directly to the Resort.
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch.
Notes:

  • 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.
  • Onward flight on Day 07 after the city tour must be at 1400hrs onward.

Kuching

Prices upon inquiry

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SB-01

City view of Kota Kinabalu city from Signal Hill_photo by Mike Willie

City view of Kota Kinabalu city from Signal Hill

Sabah Museum in Kota Kinabalu city_photo by Mike Willie

Sabah Museum in Kota Kinabalu city

Mount Kinabalu viewed from Nabula town

Mount Kinabalu viewed from Nabula town

"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

Walking on a bridge heading to Long House of Ibans

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

Local natives in Sarawak

Local natives in Sarawak

Semenggok Orang Utan Sarawak

Semenggok Orang Utan Sarawak

Mount Kinabalu_Photo by Ben J.S@Asian Overland Services

Mount Kinabalu is visible all the way from Kota Kinabalu

Suria Sabah Shopping Complex in Kota Kinabalu City

Suria Sabah Shopping Complex in Kota Kinabalu City

7D6N SPLENDOURS OF BORNEO: KUCHING – KOTA KINABALU

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SB-02
Itinerary Day 01: Kuching

  • Upon your arrival at Kuching before 1200hrs, you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Your afternoon tour of Kuching city includes viewing of the Fort Margherita from the waterfront, across the Sarawak River (no public admission), Tua Pek Kong Temple – the oldest temple in Kuching and the Sarawak Museum – reputed to be the best museum in Southeast Asia.
  • Overnight.

Itinerary Day 02: Kuching – Semenggok Orang Utan – Longhouse

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Depart early morning to visit the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre that houses the Orang Utan and sometimes other protected species of wildlife rescued from captivity. They are carefully cared for, nurtured and rehabilitated into their natural surroundings. Witness the feeding of the Orang Utans and this is subject to the animals approaching the feeding platform.
  • Depart for an interesting overnight stay experience with the Ibans natives. On arrival, the natives from the longhouse will welcome you. Ibans is the largest group of native in Sarawak and were once the fierce head-hunters of Borneo.
  • After dinner, get to know the Headman of the longhouse over a glass of rice wine, let the hospitable hosts entertain you with their traditional dances or teach you the Ngajat, a graceful Warrior’s Dance.
  • Overnight in the Longhouse.

Accommodation description:
Accommodation is in a common area and is simple and basic without air condition, individual mattresses and mosquito nets will be provided. Basic shower (no hot water) and toilet facilities are available.

Itinerary Day 03: Iban Longhouse – Kuching

  • Wake up to the crows of the roosters. After breakfast, enjoy demonstrations of the native games such as cock-fighting and method of using blowpipe for hunting.
  • Depart to Kuching.
  • Lunch enroute.
  • Overnight.

Itinerary Day 04: Kuching – Mulu

  • Depart on the early flight to Mulu, via Miri.
  • 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.
  • Upon arrival in Mulu, we head straight to the Park’s Headquarters and depart by boat to explore the Wind Cave, Clearwater Cave and thereafter proceed to Batu Bungan Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and their handicraft heritage. You can swim at a crystal clear water pool near the Clearwater Cave.
  • Packed lunch enroute.
  • Depart by boat to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves.
  • Overnight and dinner.

Itinerary Day 05: Mulu – Kota Kinabalu

  • Breakfast.
  • At leisure until transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Kota Kinabalu.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Itinerary Day 06: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National Park – Kota Kinabalu

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Depart for a full day excursion to Kinabalu National Park, the base of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia.
  • A park guide will take you on a nature walk where you will also visit the exhibition hall and watch a slide presentation of the Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu.
  • Overnight in Kota Kinabalu city.
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch.

Itinerary Day 07: Kota Kinabalu

  • After breakfast, proceed for a morning city tour.
  • Visit the highest point for a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu,- The Signal Hill, Likas Bay, the exterior of Sabah Foundation building, a Buddhist Temple, State Museum and the State Mosque.
  • est of the day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward journey. If you are extending your stay, you will be transferred directly to the Resort.

Kuching 120

Prices upon inquiry

Tour Code: AOSBKI-SB-02

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Category: Overland Packages
City/Region: Ex-Kota Kinabalu
Tour Code: AOSBKI-SB-01
Pricing: upon inquiry

Duration: 7D6N
Package: 7D6N SPLENDOURS OF BORNEO: KOTA KINABALU – KUCHING
Min Pax: 2 pax on SIC basis

Hotels provided (Standard Room):
Kuching: Merdeka Palace
Longhouse: Guesthouse
Mulu: Mulu National Park
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Oriental Hotel (formerly Beverly Hotel)

Things to bring:
Due to the basic conditions at the Longhouse, you are advice to bring your own raincoat, hand-torch, personal toiletries, light clothing preferably cotton materials, towel, body soap, walking shoe with rubber base/slippers, anti malaria tablets, insect repellent, sun protection lotion & first aid kit.

Due to the nature of the program, it is not advisable to bring along your suitcase which is advisable to leave them in Kuching. Should you like to bring gifts for the people at the Longhouse, biscuits, medical first aid kit, books, pencils, pens, educational toys and dolls are highly appreciated. We discourage giving sweets and cigarettes.

Itinerary is subject to change based on weather condition and traffic issue.

Category: Overland Packages
City/Region: Ex-Kuching
Tour Code: AOSBKI-SB-02
Pricing: upon inquiry

Departure: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Duration: 7D6N
Package: 7D6N SPLENDOURS OF BORNEO: KUCHING – KOTA KINABALU
Min Pax: 2 pax on SIC basis

Hotels provided (Standard Room):
Kuching: Merdeka Palace
Longhouse: Guesthouse
Mulu: Mulu National Park
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Oriental Hotel (formerly Beverly Hotel)

Things to bring:
Due to the basic conditions at the Longhouse, you are advice to bring your own raincoat, hand-torch, personal toiletries, light clothing preferably cotton materials, towel, body soap, walking shoe with rubber base/slippers, anti malaria tablets, insect repellent, sun protection lotion & first aid kit.

Due to the nature of the program, it is not advisable to bring along your suitcase which is advisable to leave them in Kuching. Should you like to bring gifts for the people at the Longhouse, biscuits, medical first aid kit, books, pencils, pens, educational toys and dolls are highly appreciated. We discourage giving sweets and cigarettes.

Note:
Package does not include airfares.

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