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. Explore Sarawak’s capital Kuching with its post-colonial charm

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

India is a study in contrasts; bustling cities that bear the legacies of once-glorious empires, a patchwork of farmlands and hamlets fringing lush forests, destinations steeped in history making their inexorable way towards modernity. A land that is more than history, diverse in geography, a land of peace and plenty that brought empires and colonies to its shores, a nation that throbs with the stories of the past paving the way to a bright future.

Highlights of this fabulous tour include retracing India’s Mughal and colonial eras on a historic trail through Delhi; reliving Mowgli’s days in the Kanha and Pench forests with glimpses of the incredible wildlife that featured in the Jungle Book films, and viewing Central India’s wildlife on jeep safaris and/or canoe on the Denwa river on the fringes of Satpura National Park. We shall step back in time on a trail of Lucknow’s landmarks that attest to its regal past, and watch the blush of sunrise over the Taj.

Mahal – one of the world’s seven wonders. We’ll walk on the wild side at Ranthambore National Park – a wildlife refuge set against a backdrop of waterholes and ruined ramparts; witness the legacy of Jaipur’s feudal rulers with a sightseeing trail through the ‘pink city’ in the state of Maharashtra and visit the unique 5th Century monolithic rock-cut temple at Ellora and Ajanta’s painted frescoes dating back to the 2nd Century BC.

For an exclusive glimpse into India, this itinerary offers a perfect mix of history, culture and wildlife – a chance to explore the landmarks of well-known cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Lucknow to retrace their history, trail through lush forests of Kanha, Pench, Satpura and Ranthambore in search of the tiger and discover a rare legacy in stone at Aurangabad’s ancient Buddhist rock-cut and frescoed caves.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience Tigers in India
  2. Jeep safaris in Satpura National Park
  3. Lucknow’s landmarks that attest to its regal past
  4. Watch the blush of sunrise over the Taj Mahal
  5. Ranthambore National Park – in search of the tigers
  6. Jaipur or ‘pink city’ - 5th Century monolithic rock-cut temple at Ellora
  7. Frescoes of Ajanta are paintings in the Ajanta Caves

Next Steps

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