Borneo Family Rainforest Adventure

8 - 10 Days



8 Years

£ 2695

Enjoy The Wildlife That Borneo Is Famous For

Malaysia is a beautiful multicultural melting pot. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. On this perfect family adventure, you will experience a city tour, markets, temples, the amazing Mount Santubong, an Orang utan conservation centre, amazing rainforests, in addition to the Coral Islands within the TAR marine park near Kota Kinabalu, amongst so much more of course! The opportunity to body raft is there, as well as simply relaxing – this adventure is yours! You will certainly be spoilt with wildlife – many birds, monkeys as well as Orang utans – The Kinabatangan river offers all this and more!.

Price £2,695 / $3,250

Based in a family of 4. Excludes international flights.


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Day by Day

Arrive at Kuching International Airport, where you will meet and greet before being transferred to your hotel, Pullman Hotel.

In the afternoon, depart for Kuching city tour. Visit the old White Rajah buildings, open markets, temples, mosques and finally visit the Sarawak Museum, with its ethnologic and fauna exhibits. After the tour you will be transfer back to the Pullman Hotel.

Overnight – Pullman Hotel-Kuching

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today discover the local entics in Sarawak. Located about 34km from the city, the award winning Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is a refreshing and unique “living museum” sitting on a sprawling 17 – acre site at the foothills of the legendary Mount Santubong. It has 7 representative ethnic houses – Bidayuh Longhouse, Iban Longhouse the Penan Hut, the Orang Ulu Longhouse, the Melanau House, the Malay House and Chinese Farm House. These houses are built according to authentic styles and replete with real, traditional artifacts.  SCV is known as a “living museum” because natives live in its houses and make handicrafts.

This trip will enable you to gain a rather comprehensive insight into the colourful traditional and cultures of the various races in Sarawak.  Watch how the womenfolk make intricate bead-necklaces and baskets, observe their traditional cooking methods, admire the refined skills of their male counterpart in handling the deadly blowpipe, making the Parang ilang (ceremonial sword) or casting their fishing nets into the man-made lake. You’ll head back to town for your own lunch.

At 2pm, depart for Semenggoh Orang Utan Conservation Center, located about 30 minutes’ drive south from Kuching. It’s part of the larger Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sarawak’s oldest forest reserve which houses a botanical research centre, arboretum, gardens and trails. Unlike in a zoo, the Orang Utans are free to roam in this 653 hectare forest reserve. Here, young and adolescent Orang Utans used to be trained to survive in the wild. Spot their delicate nests, watch their skillful movements in the tree tops and their interesting behaviour during feeding time. The guide will also narrate to you the behaviour and characteristics of this special primate called Orang Utan or ‘Man of the Forest’ in the Malay language. Back to town and rest of the day free at leisure.


Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning, depart Kuching for a 45 minutes drive which passes through mangrove forest with its unique nipah palms before arriving at the Bako Fishing Village. Continue by a motorized boat for a 30 minutes cruise along the coast facing the South China Sea to reach Bako National Park.  After visiting the Park’s information and exhibition center, proceed to the park’s western end to walk along the plankwalk through the mangrove forest.  During low tide, observe the mud skippers and blue-fiddler crabs coming out from their hideout for feeding.  Proceed along Paku trail to look-out for Proboscis Monkey, climb to the plateau which is home to various botanical delights and several species of the carnivorous pitcher plants.

Notice the changes of the vegetation (mangrove, rainforest, Kerangas and padang forest). After lunch, proceed by trekking through the forest which boasts monstrous rainforest trees, indulge in bird watching and  observe other wildlife.  Return to the jetty, then by boat to Bako Village and transfer by van to Kuching.  Rest of the day free at leisure.


Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning, depart for about 60 minutes drive from Kuching to reach Kampung Bengoh. The journey passes  through scenic countryside of rice fields, small, scale rubber, cocoa, pepper farms which intermingle with forest, rivers and mountain ranges. You will alight at Bengoh, a Bidayuh village and the staging point for your adventure.  Here you’ll be given paddling instructions and safety briefing before proceeding down some steps to a small stream to embark on the kayaking adventure.  This shaded stream with overhanging jungle foliage, steep banks, a bridge, is the starting point for your kayaking which meanders for a short distance before  entering the vista of Sg. Sarawak Kiri.

A quarter of the way paddling down-river, we alight at Kampung Canu just after the pedestrian suspension bridge, visit this delightful Bidayuh village with picnic-lunch being served.  We will continue our relaxing journey paddling down-river and making a stop by a sandy bank beneath soaring limestone hills.  We will also experience an exciting Class 1 to 2 (depending on the water level) rapid and passing beneath a huge rock outcrop.  The trip ends at Kampung Semadang before returning to Kuching.


After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your next flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Arrived in Kota Kinabalu, where you will meet and greet with our assistant and proceed to your hotel, Hyatt Regency Hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure, leaving you to discover the capital of Sabah and its markets, or just chill at the hotel.


Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, around 08.30am, you’ll be picked up from the hotel in Kota Kinabalu, for Kiulu River in Tamparuli area. Kiulu White Water Rafting is an experience that all the family can enjoy. Kiulu River is graded as Class I / II River and provides an easier, and enjoyable, white water rafting trip. Journey will take approximately 1.5 hours. Arrive at Kiulu, receive the gear, and listen to a safety briefing from the guides. The adventure begins. The bamboo-fringed river provides for a pleasant respite from the tropical heat as the cool waters invigorate your senses. For the thrill seekers, try body rafting down the rapids before enjoying a relaxing swim along the calm stretches between rapids. Once arrived at the ending point, enjoy the BBQ lunch, not before a good shower and change of clothes. After lunch return to the hotel, around 4pm. Rest of the day free at leisure.


Today you will have a packed breakfast as you transfer to the airport for a flight to Sandakan. You will meet and greet at the airport before starting your tour.

The tour begins with a visit of the outstanding brand new Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre where you have the opportunity to observe these stunning animals rescued from poacher where they kept in cage. Proceed with a visit to the World’s Largest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok. At the centre, witness the Orangutan feeding by the rangers. Walk along the plank wood in the realms of the tropical lowland jungle.

Followed by a visit to the outstanding brand new Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre, with its rich botanical garden and pristine jungle.

Depart for an estimated 2 hours overland journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds.

Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide.


Breakfast at the lodge


Take a 6am morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist.

After lunch, join our in house Orangutan Talk activity.

In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife


After Breakfast overland back to Sandakan and transfer to airport for your onwards flight back to Kota Kinabalu (Airfares NOT included)

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu, followed by transfer to the jetty to catch your boat scheduled to the island for 4 night stay at the island

Overnight: Bunga Raya Island Resort-Gaya Island

Day of leisure until your boat schedule to the mainland and transfer to the airport for your onwards flight to next destination (Airfares NOT included)


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