Malaysia & Borneo

Borneo & Malaysia: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Experience the natural beauty of Borneo and cultural diversity of Malaysia on this luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Enjoy unforgettable animal encounters, including visits to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre; a tasting trail walking tour through the hidden alleys of Kuala Lumpur and a memorable boat cruise on the Lower Kinabatangan River, spotting wildlife along the way. Includes accommodation in Malaysia’s finest five-star hotels, daily breakfast and a selection of dining experiences, all internal flights, expert English-speaking naturalist guides, private transportation, incredible insider experiences and more.

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9 Days
TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences
9 Days
VIP UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Club access at all Shangri-La properties
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
9 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences
9 Days
VIP UPGRADE - SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Club access at all Shangri-La properties
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
14 Days
TWIN SHARE EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences
14 Days
VIP UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Club access at all Shangri-La properties
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
14 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences
14 Days
VIP UPGRADE - SOLO TRAVELLER EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Upgraded room types, offering ultra-luxe accommodation, plus Club access at all Shangri-La properties
  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo and from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

Uncover the beauty of Borneo on a luxury small-group tour that will introduce you to incredible nature experiences and have you up close with orangutans and sun bears. Explore this rugged island with expert naturalist guides, and enjoy time in Malaysia, with a foodie tour in Kuala Lumpur and a day in Malacca discovering the spice trade. Take your luxury to the next level and choose the VIP package with upgraded hotel rooms, including Club access at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu.

What You’ll Love…

The Experiences – Incredible nature experiences await in Borneo, with cultural stop-offs in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca

Your tour begins in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s vibrant capital, filled with glitzy high rises and promises of sweeping views from rooftop bars.

You will also get the chance to go behind the scenes of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist hot spots, exploring hidden alleys and shops with the help of your local guide and tasting authentic Malay food along the way.

Experience historic Malacca, a former colonial outpost. Learn about the ancient spice trade as you take in sites such as Harmony Street, local mosques, Chinese Buddhist Temples and a traditional Muslim house-museum.

Nature enthusiasts will fall in love with Borneo upon arrival in Sandakan, where you will visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which rescues and rehabilitates these rare animals, and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, playing a vital part in preserving beautiful orangutans. Your trip to Sandakan concludes with a canopy walk at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, watching jungle life unfold all around you.

A cruise on the Lower Kinabatangan River takes you past pristine mangroves and on to the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, where you’ll enjoy lunch before boarding a cruise that takes you in search of Proboscis Monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife.

You’ll also visit Kota Kinabalu, a waterfront city home to the majestic Mt. Kinabalu, coral islands, forest-covered hills and bustling street markets.

The Hotels – Unparalleled luxury in Malaysia & Borneo with VIP upgrade available

Stay in Malaysia and Borneo’s finest hotels with the option to pick the VIP package and stay in upgraded rooms with included Club access and special amenities at all Shangri-La properties.

Enjoy world-renowned Shangri-La luxury upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, staying in a contemporary room with panoramic city views. Ideally located near the main shopping and entertainment precincts, you will find four restaurants, three bars, a health club and luxe spa on-site.

Four Points by Sheraton welcomes you in Sandakan, offering the refreshment of an infinity pool after your journey, while the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort in Sandakan places you in the heart of nature for true barefoot luxury.

Yet more five-star service greets you at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu. Located on the shore of a pristine beach it’s a beautiful resort surrounded by 400 acres of tropical rainforest with six restaurants, two bars and the relaxing signature Shangri-La Spa.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation, including two nights in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, two nights at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort – an exclusive nature retreat surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forests, and two nights of indulgent luxury at the stunning Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu
  • An internal flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sandakan, Borneo
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences
  • A visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, taking you up close to these beautiful, rare animals
  • A boat cruise on the Lower Kinabatangan River, spotting wildlife along the way
  • A food tour through Kuala Lumpur, exploring hidden alleys and tasting traditional Malay cuisine
  • A full day in historical Malacca, learning about the ancient spice trade and visiting mosques and Chinese Buddhist Temples
  • Private return airport transfers
  • Expert English-speaking naturalist guides, insider experiences, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary

Malaysia Extension – Experience Penang, Ipoh and the famous Tempurung Cave

Experience more of Malaysia with this six-day extension, taking you through fascinating Penang and historic Ipoh.

Upon arrival in Penang, known as Malaysia’s food capital, admire the colours and fragrances of the Tropical Spice Garden and take tea in the bamboo garden. You’ll also take part in an authentic cooking class, allowing you to experience traditional Malay cuisine and culminating in a group lunch with your fellow travellers.

In Ipoh, head on a Heritage and Street Art Trail Walk, covering the Railway station, Birch clock Ipoh, Ipoh town hall and old post office, plus the famous concubine lanes, purchased and named by a mining tycoon and now home to shops, restaurants and cafés.

Let the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh become your oasis. Malaysia’s first luxury hot springs wellness retreat offers bespoke holistic experiences and natural dipping pools for soothing soaks after long days exploring, a thermal steam cave, meditation cave, crystal cave and luxury spa.

Stop at Tempurung Cave, an incredible natural limestone structure, where a 40-minute walk will take you to the Golden Flowstone, a smoothed stone cascade that appears golden when the river is in flow.

Your Tour Extension Includes:

  • A further five nights’ accommodation in luxury hotels, including three nights at the opulent Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang, a stay in Malaysia’s first luxury hot springs wellness retreat near Ipoh, and a night at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
  • An internal flight between Kota Kinabalu, Borneo and Penang, Malaysia
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners
  • Explore Tempurung Cave, one of the world’s largest limestone caves
  • A heritage street art trail walk in Ipoh
  • A Tropical Spice Garden tour followed by a traditional Malay cooking class in Penang
  • Private return airport transfers
  • Expert English-speaking local guides, insider experiences, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary

VIP Package – Upgraded hotel rooms and Shangri-La Club access

Stay in a Horizon Club Executive Room with club lounge access at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Lounge guests can enjoy an array of privileges such as evening cocktails with canapés, priority check-in and a late check-out option, a dedicated concierge service and buffet breakfast in the exclusive surrounds of the lounge each morning.

At Four Points by Sheraton in Sandakan enjoy an upgraded room with sea view. At Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu upgrade to a Premier Seaview Room in the exclusive Ocean Wing. Benefit from club access and daily buffet breakfast at Oceano Restaurant, private check-in, complimentary minibar replenished daily, a bath indulgence experience, daily pre-dinner drinks and canapés, exclusive access to the Ocean Wing's private pool, jacuzzi and garden area, plus personalised pillow menu.

Extension VIP Package: In Penang, stay in the exclusive Rasa Wing of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa with club privileges including: à la carte breakfast at the Feringgi Grill, daily afternoon tea served at the Rasa Lounge, selected alcoholic beverages, including cocktails, and pre-dinner canapés every evening and soft drinks, tea and coffee in the lounge and pool area. In Kuala Lumpur, enjoy Club Lounge benefits and a host of extended privileges.

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