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Discover ‘headhunter’ heritage, see a wealth of wildlife, delve deep into nature and meet the beautiful orangutans of Sabah and Sarawak on this incredible itinerary.
Experience life in a tribal longhouse
Spot magnificent orangutans
Cruise the Kinabatangan River
Explore Gomantong Caves
Walk through spectacular rainforest
Stand in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu
- International flights and current taxes
- Domestic transportation
- All meals
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Kuching
Fly overnight to the relaxed and charismatic city of Kuching, Borneo’s largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture
Day 3: Explore Kuching
Spend the day enjoying the diverse culture of Sarawak with a walking tour, starting at the Chinese History Museum on Kuching's waterfront
Day 4: Bako National Park
Travel out to the small Malay village of Bako before boarding a boat to reach the national park. Explore the park on foot with a guide – one of Borneo's most biodiverse areas
Day 5: Semenggoh Nature Reserve
This morning you have the opportunity to meet Borneo's most famous native, the orangutan! Semenggoh is a centre dedicated to the rehabilitation of rescued orphaned young orangutans.
Day 6: Iban Longhouse
Today you will discover more about Borneo's native Iban people, renowned for their practice of "headhunting".
Day 7: Return to Kuching
Journey back to Kuching, stopping en route for lunch at a local café.
Day 8: Fly to Kota Kinabalu
Transfer to the airport and fly over to Malaysian Borneo's other state, Sabah, and the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu.
Day 9: Explore Kota Kinabalu
Begin your explorations at the Sabah State Museum where you can learn about the state's diverse cultural and natural heritage, before exploring some of the city's beautiful architecture.
Day 10: Kinabalu Park
Head out of the city to the foot of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo's highest mountain, where you will spend the day exploring Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 11: Sandakan
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sandakan.
Day 12: Sepilok and the Bornean Sun Bear Centre
Sepilok offers another chance to see orangutans in their natural habitat – like Semenggoh, this is a centre for the rehabilitation of former captive and orphaned orangutans.
Day 13: Kinabatangan River
Embark on an early morning cruise to Oxbow Lake, where you can spot wildlife and soak up the peaceful ambience.
Day 14: Gomantong Caves
Begin the day exploring the Gomantong Caves, a magnificent and intricate system of limestone caves that are home to colonies of swiftlets and bats.
Day 15-16: Fly Kota Kinabalu to the UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South East Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 20 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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