Begin your journey with a night at Sepilok Nature Resort where you can really get close to the Orang Utans or ‘wild men of Borneo’. Accompanied by your private guide, experience their feeding time at the rehabilitation centre, which supports these endangered species, a must do experience for any animal lover.
Continue this fascinating trip by travelling deep into the river delta and spending two nights at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. Although rustic, the lodge offers some amazing opportunities to witness rare species in the wild. Take a boat down through the mangroves and keep a look out for Proboscis monkeys swinging from the trees, rare Hornbills and even Pygmy elephants and wild Orang Utans.
Finish your adventure in Borneo with a short boat ride to Lankayan Island, a tropical jewel in the middle of the Sulu Sea off the north coast of Borneo, for a few nights relaxing on the stunning beaches. Declared part of an immense marine protected project, the seas surrounding the island provide fantastic diving and snorkelling all just a few minutes away by boat. As Lankayan is situated within the sea turtle corridor, the island is a nesting place for the Green and Hawksbill Turtle providing the chance to see baby turtles being released into the sea.
After your exploration of Borneo, fly over to the Indonesian island of Bali to spend the last six nights of your holiday relaxing in your own private pool villa at The Samaya. Located in the fashionable Seminyak area, the property combines understated elegance and luxury, with a wonderfully contemporary design. The Samaya offers a great beachfront location within walking distance of all the fantastic restaurants, bars and boutiques of Seminyak.
This is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
When to travel
Like the rest of Malaysia, Sabah’s climate is hot and humid. Expect temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s throughout the lowlands. The state’s rainfall averages about 300cm annually and though it rains throughout the year, the heaviest rainfall generally occurs between October and January. At higher elevations the temperature is refreshingly cool, dropping to colder temperatures at night. Bali's climate is best between May and October, with high temperatures and low chance of rainfall.
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Location and directions
Borneo & Bali
Sepilok Resort is located just 5-minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan, Borneo. From there you'll head west to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, set on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river not far from Kampung Abai. Then to Lankayan Island, a jewel-like tiny island in the Sulu Sea off the North coast of Sabah. The final destination is in Bali located on the fashionable hillside in the Nusa Dua area, overlooking the Indian Ocean and walking distance from the secluded beach of Geger. The Bale is also close to Bali Golf & Country Club and shopping centre.
How to get there
17-hour international flight (one change) to Sandakan Airport.