Borneo

The Beauty of Borneo: Discover a Nature-Lover's Paradise

Take a true nature-lovers journey through Borneo - one of the most exciting and unusual tropical regions in the world. Observe orangutans and sun bears in sanctuaries, explore UNESCO world heritage national parks and wildly different nature reserves, all the while spending nights sleeping in the midst of the jungle in a lodge among the mangrove trees. This is the change to truly immerse yourself in nature with nine nights of hand-picked, luxe rainforest accommodation - including stays at the Sheraton and Marriott properties - daily breakfasts and select meals, the services of an informative local guide, private transfers and internal flights and more.

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Earn 2,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
TWIN SHARE - 10 DAYS
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  • Nine nights of hand-picked accommodation, featuring three nights at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, two nights at Four Points Sheraton Sandakan and two nights at Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and selected other meals (four lunches and four dinners) during your travels
  • Local guides, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Three internal flights: Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, Sandakan to Mulu (via Kota Kinabalu) and Mulu to Kota Kinabalu
Earn 3,299 Qantas Points
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 10 DAYS
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  • Nine nights of hand-picked accommodation, featuring three nights at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, two nights at Four Points Sheraton Sandakan and two nights at Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and selected other meals (four lunches and four dinners) during your travels
  • Local guides, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Three internal flights: Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, Sandakan to Mulu (via Kota Kinabalu) and Mulu to Kota Kinabalu
Earn 3,299 Qantas Points
13 Days
TWIN SHARE - 13 DAYS
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  • 12 nights of hand-picked accommodation, featuring four nights at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, two nights at Four Points Sheraton Sandakan, two nights at Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa and two nights at the Gaya Island Resort & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and selected other meals (six lunches and six dinners) during your travels (all meals on Gaya Island are provided)
  • Local guides, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Three internal flights: Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, Sandakan to Mulu (via Kota Kinabalu) and Mulu to Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Gaya Island boat transfers
  • Beachfront accommodation in a marine park on Gaya Island with a private beach
Earn 4,499 Qantas Points
13 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 13 DAYS
Sold out
  • 12 nights of hand-picked accommodation, featuring four nights at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, two nights at Four Points Sheraton Sandakan, two nights at Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa and two nights at the Gaya Island Resort & Spa
  • Daily breakfast and selected other meals (six lunches and six dinners) during your travels (all meals on Gaya Island are provided)
  • Local guides, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Three internal flights: Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, Sandakan to Mulu (via Kota Kinabalu) and Mulu to Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Gaya Island boat transfers
  • Beachfront accommodation in a marine park on Gaya Island with a private beach

The lush jungles of Borneo hold truly unique treasures within its rainforests, mangroves and UNESCO national parks – the elusive orangutan, the world’s largest cave passage open to the public, or the thousands of species of tropical plants and wildlife. Enjoy guided rainforest tours and get a real feel for one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet on an adventure curated for true nature-lovers. Spend nights in a jungle lodge, visit sun bear and orangutan sanctuaries, delve through three wildly different national parks and enjoy local, seasonal meals with daily-changing menus. Enjoy all this plus nine nights of unique jungle accommodation.

What You’ll Love...

The Nature – Enjoy the tours, cruises, sanctuaries and animal conservations

With complimentary daily breakfasts, you’ll be energised and ready to take on the endless activities lined up for you.

Take a journey to the world-famous Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, a temporary home to injured or orphaned orangutans. Spend some time watching these gentle creatures in this rehabilitation centre as they play and feed throughout this rainforest nursery, learning about animal conservation along the way. You’ll also get to watch gorgeous sun bears roam outside at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre *as you come to understand more about the plight of these *rare, honey-loving beasts.

Mount Kinabalu and its surrounds are known across the globe for its incredible range of nature, serving as home to around** 6,000 different species of flora and fauna** in total. Wander in awe of the diverse landscape on a guided walk through the area – a place known as the highest mountain in both the Malay Archipelago and Malaysia.

Discover a UNESCO World Heritage-listed jungle paradise at the Mulu National Park – a spectacular untouched rainforest known for housing dramatic peaks and the longest cave in Asia: Deer Cave. Delve through a three-kilometre stretch of forest to reach this surreal landscape and, once inside, keep an eye out for the over two million bats that live here – 12 different species in total.

The Accommodation – Sit back and relax in immersive, hand-picked accommodation

Spend two memorable nights at the simple yet beautiful Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort. Located on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, this resort offers an up-close and personal nature experience as you take in the beautiful sounds and scenery hidden amongst the mangroves. Here, you’ll take expeditions to look out for the Proboscis monkey, birds, reptiles and other exciting creatures hiding in this lush rainforest, including a nocturnal walking tour *to maximise your chances of seeing more of *Borneo’s unique wildlife.

Next, stay at the luxe Four Points Sheraton Sandakan and *enjoy a well-deserved dip in the infinity pool. Follow this with two nights at the *Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa and come home to four-star accommodation after exploring the UNESCO Mulu National Park and its Clearwater Cave.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights of tailored, hand-picked accommodation that’ll immerse you in the true Borneo beauty - including three nights at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, two nights at Four Points Sheraton Sandakan, two nights at Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa
  • Two nights at the sleeping amid the mangroves at the simply beautiful Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort
  • Daily breakfast and selected other meals (four lunches and four dinners)
  • A private, local guide that’ll take you on walking tours, guided expeditions and sightseeing through sanctuaries and conservations
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Three internal flights: Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, Sandakan to Mulu (via Kota Kinabalu) and Mulu to Kota Kinabalu
  • Explore the wildlife and dramatic peaks of the UNESCO world heritage listed Mulu National Park
  • All entrance fees as per the program

Gaya Island Tour Extension

An optional extended tour *takes you from the shoreline of Kota Kinabalu to the balmy beaches of *Gaya Island, where magic sunsets and dramatic island views await.

You’ll take return boat transfers to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and spend time at the luxurious Gaya Island Resort & Spa where you’ll relax in your Canopy Villa. Set amongst tropical mangroves on a gently sloping hillside, these villas offer beautiful views and private beach access.

At** Gaya Island Resort, you’ll enjoy all-inclusive meals **with menus changing daily and array of locally sourced produce.

Valid for select departure dates below:

20 May 2018 (extension commences: 29 May)** SOLD OUT**

10 June 2018 (extension commences: 19 June) SOLD OUT

1 July 2018 (extension commences: 10 July)** SOLD OUT**

26 August 2018 (extension commences: 4 September)

2 September 2018 (extension commences: 11 September)

13 October 2018 (extension commences: 22 October)

While a return boat transfer between Gaya Island and Kota Kinabalu is included in this package, those looking to transfer between the two outside of those times are able to catch a ferry once every two hours between 8 am and 6 pm. Unscheduled boat transfers are available at MYR 530 per boat and are not covered by this package.

International flights are not included and need to be purchased separately.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details.

Maximum tour capacity is 20 people, minimum tour capacity is four people.

All prices mentioned in this package are for AUD$ unless otherwise specified.

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates of purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$5-10 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Tour includes accommodation in an entry-level room at the following hotels:

Mercure Kota Kinabalu

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Four Points Sheraton Sandakan

Two nights - Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa

Gaya Island Resort & Spa* (extension only)

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people. Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

All surcharges are payable directly to us.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. We accept no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this tour package.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

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