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An adventurous itinerary combining natural wonders in Borneo followed by luxurious beach time in Bali
Visit the Sepilok Oranguatan Rehabilitation Centre to try and catch site of the elusive 'Old Man of the Forest' swinging through the trees
The Kinabatangan River area is rich in wildlife, home to proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and incredible birds such as hornbills
End your active exploration of Malaysia and head to Seminyak in Bali for a few days beach time
Explore Bali in your own leisure or opt to enjoy the luxurious beaches around Seminyak.
Malaysia and Borneo'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. In Indonesia, May through to October brings the best weather, with warm sunny days and tropical temperatures.
This itinerary combines Borneo’s dense wildlife filled jungles with Kuala Lumpur’s city vistas and Bali’s bountiful beaches. See orangutans and pygmy elephants in their native environment and immerse yourself in Borneo’s wilderness rainforest before travelling to Indonesia to experience its diverse culture, varied history and of course golden beaches.
Your discovery of Borneo and Bali begins in Sepilok in north-eastern Borneo. Home to the islands most famed inhabitant, the orangutan it is here where you will have your first encounter with one of these gracefully elusive creatures. Visit the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre famed for rescuing orphaned, injured or captive orangutans. Learn about the plight of Borneo’s orangutans and the conservation efforts in place to protect them before opting to see the world’s smallest bear – The Bornean Sun Bear. Spend time with these beautiful creatures learning from knowledgeable guides about sustainability and animal conservation – the perfect introduction to your discovery of Malaysia.
The area around the Kinabatangan River has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Borneo, and this is where you will spend the next two nights. Although most of the accommodation is charmingly rustic, it is here that you will have some amazing opportunities to witness rare species in the wild. Explore the Kinabatangan wetlands and take a guided boat trip (included) through the mangroves keeping a look out for proboscis monkeys, rare Hornbills, pygmy elephants and possibly even wild orangutans or opt to explore the jungle after dark, when the sounds of the rainforest are deafening.
On to the nearby Danum Valley for the next couple of days where you will have time to really get under the skin of Malaysian Borneo. Chat with your local guides and learn about modern day life in Borneo whilst enjoying extended wildlife cruises, walks and jungle hikes. For the adventurous we have included an adrenalin-pumping canopy walk high above the rainforest allowing you a different visual perspective of the dense jungle or alternatively we can arrange an exhilarating excursion river tubing along one of the Kinabatangan River’s many tributaries.
Returning to mainland Malaysia, spend a night in the heart of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur before continuing to Indonesia. Spend the day at leisure in Kuala Lumpur ensuring you make time to ascend the dramatic Petronas Towers that offer breath-taking views across the city or simply relax in your chosen city hotel.
After your whirlwind Borneo adventure its on to Bali, Indonesia’s most renowned island paradise. Spend the next few days on Bali’s South-western coast in the beachside resort of Seminyak. Home to a plethora of boutiques, restaurants and luxury hotels, Seminyak provides the perfect base to explore the rest of Bali in your own leisure. Opt to stay in one of the areas luxe hotels enjoying the first-class facilities or alternatively spend your days exploring the wider region from cultural Ubud, to the picturesque temples of Tanah Lot and Uluwatu. Bali is that perfect mix between culture and adventure and offers sensational beaches, dramatic volcanoes, varied cuisine and of course a diverse culture and history – a wonderful destination to spend the last days of your exotic adventure around Borneo and Bali.
Get under the skin of historic Bali on this tour taking in Klungkung Palace, the scenic rice paddies of Rendang, Candidasa beach and witness the unchanged culture of Tenganan village. At the end of your day visit the "bat cave" or temple at Goa Lawah.
This half day tour will take you to the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, where you will visit Malaysia's most prestigious pewter factory as well as the Batu Caves; one of the country's most iconic and holy sites.
An adventure along Borneo Rainforest Lodge's canopy walk is often one of the highlights of a stay here. This suspended walkway is 300 metres long, and reaches 26 metres high at its peak, offering a different perspective into the rainforest.
Hop into the back of an open-air truck for a night safari; a great time to see nocturnal primates such as the slow loris, flying red squirrel, samba deer, and civets. Your guide will use a strong torch to search for wildlife as you bump along the track.
Accompanied by your expert guide, trek through the pristine primary rainforest of the Danum Valley. This is one of the oldest rainforests in the world, filled with wonderful wildlife, astonishing plants, tumbling waterfalls and mysterious rock pools.
Trek up to the “Coffin Cliff”, an ancient burial site of the Kadazandusun tribe, passing through picturesque rainforest and past waterfalls. You will also take in the best views of Danum Valley, and enjoy a refreshing dip in a natural Jacuzzi pool.
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other during this street food tour through Denpasar. Meet with a food expert who will guide you through the different culinary delights of Indonesia.
Take a day to explore northern Bali, taking in the central highlands, the famous market at Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu temple, the sacred hot springs at Banjar, Lovina town for lunch and the former Dutch capital, Singaraja before visiting Gitgit waterfall.
Kuala Lumpur is often regarded as very much a contemporary city, with modern streets and towering skyscrapers. This tour aims to go behind the scenes, and explore more of the local life within Malaysia's capital.
For first time visitors to KL this tour is a great introduction to the city taking in the main attractions of the melting pot of a city.
Head out of Kuala Lumpur to gain an insight into Malaysia's rural life. Spend the afternoon visiting a local village before taking a boat trip into a mangrove forest, where there are often thousands of fireflies lighting up the trees on the riverbank.
Accompanied by the lodge's naturalist, enjoy an evening adventure along the boardwalk around the property. This is a great opportunity to spot some of the area's nocturnal wildlife, including snakes, birds and insects.
Visit the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Here you will have a chance to see successfully rehabilitated orangutans coming to feeding platforms, and perhaps even juvenile orangutans during one of their daily training sessions.
Experience incredible views from the summit of Mount Batur as the sun rises. Have breakfast before your descent and visit three younger craters with evidence of lava flow and finally enjoy a soothing dip in Toya Bungkah hot springs.
Travel through Bedugal's central highlands and past Lake Beratan on this full day adventure across Bali. Witness awe-inspiring views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan before arriving at spectacular Tanah Lot in time for an unforgettable sunset.
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Sandakan and Sepilok, Borneo, Malaysia
Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Malaysia
Danum Valley and Tabin, Borneo, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
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