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Wendy Wu Best of Borneo

Wendy Wu Best of Borneo

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Discover ‘headhunter’ heritage, see a wealth of wildlife, delve deep into nature and meet the beautiful orangutans of Sabah and Sarawak on this incredible itinerary.

  • Experience life in a tribal longhouse
  • Spot magnificent orangutans
  • Cruise the Kinabatangan River
  • Explore Gomantong Caves
  • Walk through spectacular rainforest
  • Stand in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu

Days 1-2: Fly to Kuching

Fly overnight to the relaxed and charismatic city of Kuching, Borneo’s largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture

Day 3: Explore Kuching

Spend the day enjoying the diverse culture of Sarawak with a walking tour, starting at the Chinese History Museum on Kuching’s waterfront

Day 4: Bako National Park

Travel out to the small Malay village of Bako before boarding a boat to reach the national park. Explore the park on foot with a guide – one of Borneo’s most biodiverse areas

Day 5: Semenggoh Nature Reserve

This morning you have the opportunity to meet Borneo’s most famous native, the orangutan! Semenggoh is a centre dedicated to the rehabilitation of rescued orphaned young orangutans.

Day 6: Iban Longhouse

Today you will discover more about Borneo’s native Iban people, renowned for their practice of “headhunting”.

Day 7: Return to Kuching

Journey back to Kuching, stopping en route for lunch at a local café.

Day 8: Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Transfer to the airport and fly over to Malaysian Borneo’s other state, Sabah, and the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu.

Day 9: Explore Kota Kinabalu

Begin your explorations at the Sabah State Museum where you can learn about the state’s diverse cultural and natural heritage, before exploring some of the city’s beautiful architecture.

Day 10: Kinabalu Park

Head out of the city to the foot of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s highest mountain, where you will spend the day exploring Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 11: Sandakan 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sandakan.

Day 12: Sepilok and the Bornean Sun Bear Centre

Sepilok offers another chance to see orangutans in their natural habitat – like Semenggoh, this is a centre for the rehabilitation of former captive and orphaned orangutans.

Day 13: Kinabatangan River

Embark on an early morning cruise to Oxbow Lake, where you can spot wildlife and soak up the peaceful ambience.

Day 14: Return to Kota Kinabalu

Return to Sandakan for lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the airport to fly back to Kota Kinabalu. This evening, dine on local flavours and enjoy a cultural dance performance.

Day 15-16: Fly Kota Kinabalu to the UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.

Iban Longhouse
Be guests at a traditional Iban longhouse, where the tribespeople will perform a traditional war dance in full regalia and serve a traditionally prepared lunch.

Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Visit Borneo’s best-known residents at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, a centre for rescued orangutans who, in the process of being rehabilitated, roam freely through the reserve’s lush forest.

Kinabatangan River cruise
Float down the Kinabatangan River as the sun sets, keeping an eye on the jungle-filled river banks for a chance to spot hornbills, pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys.

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).

Go Beyond

Venture off the beaten track to explore fascinating destinations away from the tourist trail. You will discover the local culture in depth and see sights rarely witnessed by other travellers. These tours take you away from the comforts of home but will reward you with the experience of a lifetime.

  • Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 18 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.

This tour has a physical rating of 2. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you’ll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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All Meals Included

Duration

16 Days

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