Highlights of Borneo

Kuching, Batang Ai, Mulu & Gaya Island

From $2200 Per person in low season
From $2900 Per person in high season

based on 10 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Boat transfers

  • Selected experiences

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • An excellent option for both couples and families, with wildlife, culture, adventure and a beautiful beach at the end
  • Spend some time with the Iban tribe at a traditional longhouse, learning about their culture and customs
  • Mulu boasts some of the most impressive scenery in Borneo, with awe-inspiring caves and dramatic limestone pinnacles
  • Kuching is a cultural melting pot, and great place to sample some of the local delicacies
  • The action does not need to stop at the beach, as Bunga Raya has plenty of activities and opportunities for adventure
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Malaysia'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.

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Insider's View

A highlight of Mulu has to be watching the millions of bats flutter from the limestone Deer cave. It's something you can't really describe.

The orangutan sightings at Semenggoh Orangutang Center have to be some of the best. You do get so close!

Kuching has the most fascinating Museum, certainly worth popping into, particularly if you are an animal lover or keen on taxidermy.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

A culturally enriching experience in Borneo including visiting a traditional Iban Longhouse and enjoying a couple of nights in Sarawak's capital, Kuching. The Mulu caves are awe-inspiring, and you will leave refreshed after a stay at Bunga Raya.

  1. Days 1-2: Kuching

    Your journey begins in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak. Start your exploration of Kuching on an included guided cycling tour of the bustling waterfront . Learn about the area's ample history before stopping to sample some of the local delicacies sold in the many street markets that line the waterfront.

    Accommodation: Pullman Kuching (1 night)

  2. Days 2-3: Batang Ai

    From Kuching you will travel to Batang Ai National Park where you have the option to visit the orangutans at Semenggok Orangutan Center on your way. As sightings of orangutans in the wild are not guaranteed this is a great way to increase your chance of seeing these amazing creatures. Spend the night hidden within the rainforest and enjoy canopy walks, guided fishing trips or even visit a traditional longhouse experience allowing you to learn about Borneo's more traditional way of life.

    Accommodation: Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat (1 night)

  3. Days 3-4: Kuching

    Return to Kuching for one night before flying to Mulu. Whilst in Kuching we have included a guided trip to the nearby Bako National Park, a wildlife reserve overlooking the  South China Sea where you will have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of endemic wildlife.  



    Accommodation: Pullman Kuching (1 night)

  4. Days 4-6: Mulu

    Continue to Gunung Mulu National Park in northern Sarawak,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site which boasts incredible scenery and extraordinary caves. Spend your days exploring the park or trekking in the rainforest. We have included is a guided tour of the famous Mulu Caves, an expansive underground cave that cuts deep through the limestone mountains of Gunung Mulu National Park.

    Accommodation: Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa (2 nights)

  5. Days 6-11: Islands and Beaches

    After exploring northern Sarawak,  fly to Kota Kinabalu, where you will be taken to the delightful Gaya Island for some well-earned relaxation time on the beach. Opt to base yourselves on one of the islands beautiful white sand beaches, spending your days snorkeling in the azure blue waters or trekking to one of the islands many waterfalls.


    Accommodation: Bunga Raya Island Resort (5 nights)

Experiences

  • Bako National Park

    Only 37 kilometers from Kuching, Bako is Sarawak's oldest national park. Renowned for its biodiversity, the park offers a wonderful opportunity to see an amazing array of Borneo's flora and fauna.

  • Kuching Cycling Tour - The Kampong Ride

    Take to two wheels for a few hours to explore the traditional villages on the outskirts of Kuching, and visit colorful markets. This fun cycling tour is a great way to get a bit more off the beaten track and to see the day to day lives of the locals.

  • Kuching Food Tour

    Malaysia is a wonderfully diverse country and this is reflected in the cuisine. Spend a few hours exploring the culinary side of Kuching, learning about the importance of food in daily life, and sampling some of the different dishes on offer.

  • Lang & Deer Caves - Mulu National Park

    Your trip to the Lang and Deer caves starts with a 45-minute walk along a plank pathway, passing through lush forest and along riverbanks. The caves are adjacent to one another, both offering impressive interiors well worth some exploration.

  • Malaysian Home Cooking, Kuching

    This half day experience is a lovely way to learn about Malaysian cuisine and to gain an insight into the everyday life of local families. You will be involved in the entire culinary process from market to table.

  • Semenggok Orangutan Center

    Semenggok is home to previously injured and captive orangutans that have been rehabilitated. Due to the success of the program, there is also a chance of seeing babies. Visit the center at feeding times to try and spot the elusive 'man of the forest'.

Location

Kuching, Batang Ai, Mulu & Gaya Island

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

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