Christmas in Borneo Tours & Travel | December 2020

12 Days
Category:
  • Orangutan sanctuary Borneo
  • Markets-Borneo
  • Seppangar-Island-Borneo
  • Gomantong-Cave-Borneo
  • Kota-Kinabalu-Borneo
  • Masjid-Bandaraya-Likas-Borneo

Borneo in the South China Sea is a land of rare and undiscovered treasures, offering captivating experiences and natural wonders… The Malaysian part of the island is divided into two states, Sabah and Sarawak. The Borneo jungles contain some of the oldest, undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world. The island is home to many unique and endangered species, such as the orangutan, proboscis monkey, Borneo Rhino, Pygmy Elephant, as well as the Green and Hawksbill Turtle. Witnessing wild orangutans in their natural environment is a truly captivating experience, enhanced by the knowledge that they share 96.4% of their DNA with us. Females have the strength of five or six men, while a 110kg male (think front-row forward) can muster the strength of 10 men. Many species of exotic birds, crocodiles, Borneo elephants and Irrawaddy dolphins are only found here. Few things say ‘Borneo’ more than the stilted wooden longhouse — a series of houses joined together with communal verandas and balconies. Some stretch for what seems to be kilometres, housing as many as 400 people, each new resident being added by marriage.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Experience a canopy walk and impressive aerial view of the Borneo jungle, one of the oldest areas of rainforest in the world 

    2. Stroll the vibrant Kota Kinabalu boardwalk and street markets

    3. Visit South East Asia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu

    4. Get up close to orangutans in their natural environment and the bizarre looking proboscis monkey with its fleshy, pendulous nose

    5. River boat cruises through pristine jungle
    6. Jungle stays – basic but comfortable
    7. The food – Yum
DEPARTURE DATE
23 December 2020
DURATION 12 days
TOUR COST $8,490
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,990 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
  • No more than 16 clients on any trip
  • Land only packages available
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

Borneo in the South China Sea is a land of rare and undiscovered treasures, offering captivating experiences and natural wonders...
The Malaysian part of the island is divided into two states, Sabah and Sarawak. The Borneo jungles contain some of the oldest, undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world. The island is home to many unique and endangered species, such as the orangutan, proboscis monkey, Borneo Rhino, Pygmy Elephant, as well as the Green and Hawksbill Turtle. Witnessing wild orangutans in their natural environment is a truly captivating experience, enhanced by the knowledge that they share 96.4% of their DNA with us. Females have the strength of five or six men, while a 110kg male (think front-row forward) can muster the strength of 10 men. Many species of exotic birds, crocodiles, Borneo elephants and Irrawaddy dolphins are only found here. Few things say ‘Borneo’ more than the stilted wooden longhouse — a series of houses joined together with communal verandas and balconies. Some stretch for what seems to be kilometres, housing as many as 400 people, each new resident being added by marriage.
Raging rivers like the Kinabatangan are a sight to behold with logging barges and thunderous jet-like express boats. Sarawak’s capital Kuching provides a comfortable pocket of post-colonial charm, a reminder of Britain’s earlier stamp on this part of the world. In Sabah, South East Asia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu -- with rainforest dating back 130,000,000 years -- towers above the city, Kota Kinabalu, which was razed during the second world war. Named from Aki Nabalu, ‘home of the spirits of the dead’, the locals believe its clouds protect the spirits.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience a canopy walk and impressive aerial view of the Borneo jungle, one of the oldest areas of rainforest in the world
  2. Stroll the vibrant Kota Kinabalu boardwalk and street markets
  3. Visit the base of South East Asia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu and its gardens
  4. Get up close to orangutans in their natural environment and the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey with its pendulous nose
  5. Riverboat cruises through pristine jungle
  6. Jungle stays – basic but comfortable
  7. The food – yum!