Borneo Rivers, Rainforest and Wildlife

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10 day Borneo Rivers, Rainforest & Wildlife

Kuching • Bako National Park • Nanga Sumpa • Kota Kinabalu • Sandakan • Sepilok • Oxbow Lake • Kinabatangan River Sukau

Trek through Bako National Park, explore Borneo’s vibrant rainforest from the Nanga Sumpa jungle lodge, guided nature walk of Kinabalu Park, experience close-up encounters with the orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, take a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River.

The tour includes 9 nights’ accommodation (5 nights hotels, 4 nights jungle lodge - Nanga Sumpa Lodge is dormitory style), meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners, all transfers & sightseeing as specified, services of local English speaking driver
guide, internal flights between Kuching/Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan.

Departures are daily for the independent tour style for groups of 2+. Accommodation is 2-4 stars and the tour is provided by Travel 2.

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Day 1: Arrival Kuching

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Riverside Majestic Hotel (2 nights)

Day 2: Bako National Park

At 08:30 you will be collected from your hotel for a full day tour to Bako National Park. This small peninsularis located 1.5 hours from Kuching by car and a longboat ride. There are well-marked trails that lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded beaches. Return to Kuching mid-afternoon.

Days 3 & 4: Kuching – Nanga Sumpa

At 08:00 you’ll be collected from your hotel in Kuching and drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop at Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small
native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Continue your journey where you will arrive at Batang Ai Lake. Board a longboat and travel upriver to Nanga Sumpa. Settle in at Nanga Sumpa lodge and have dinner. The evening is free to spend at leisure or visit the Nanga Sumpa longhouse. Following breakfast
hike the jungle trails along the river, then continue upriver by longboat. The destination is the scenic Enseluai waterfall. After arriving at the waterfall there
will be time to relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Return to the lodge. Nanga Sumpa Lodge (2 nights)

Day 5: Nanga Sumpa – Kuching

After breakfast, travel downriver by longboat and return to Kuching by coach. Riverside Majestic Hotel.

Day 6: Kuching - Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for you flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Early evening you will be picked up from hotel and begin
a short city shopping tour. The evening culminates with dinner at the city’s outlets with food ranges from seafood, Asian flavours to local ethnic specialities. Return to your hotel after dinner. Horizon Hotel (2 nights)

Day 7: Kinabalu Park

In the morning you’ll be collected from your city hotel for a journey through breathtaking scenery
to Kinabalu Park with a brief stop at a local natives market. Take a guided nature walk with a park guide and then explore the park’s botanical garden. Have lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon visit the gallery on the park’s botanic diversity before
returning to Kota Kinabalu.

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Sukau

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for an early morning flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, meet and depart to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild. Visit the sun bear conservation centre. Transfer to the jetty in Sandakan
for a boat excursion that brings you to the pristine mangrove forests along the Kinabatangan River delta in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and reptiles.
Lunch is provided at the Abai Jungle Restaurant. Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (2 nights)

Day 9: Oxbow Lake – Kinabatangan River – Sukau

Early morning, take a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. Visit to Gomantong Cave that is famed for its edible birds’ nests and explore the Simud Hitam cavern on a boardwalk. In the mid-afternoon, venture on another
river cruise, returning to the lodge at dusk. Evening is at leisure.

Day 10: Sukau – Sandakan

After an early breakfast, depart the lodge at 07:00 and return to Sandakan by boat. The journey offers another chance to see wildlife. Arrive at Sandakan jetty and proceed to hotel or Sandakan airport for your flight out.

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