Classic Borneo Itinerary

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,080
      CAD $2,095
      AUD $2,195
      EUR €1,525
      GBP £1,315
      NZD $2,600
      ZAR R19,935
      CHF FR1,885
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Classic Borneo.
Baby monkey, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Orangutan, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Mt Kinabalu

Rafflesia, Kinabalu National Park

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

Nestled between the Borneo jungle and the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is a great location to start this adventure. If arriving early, why not get into holiday mode with a beach excursion.
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Day 2 Mt Kinabalu

The Kinabalu National Park is among the most important biological sites in the world, with around 1,000 species of orchid, 600 species of fern and 320 species of bird. Soak up the sublime views of looming Mt Kinabalu on a walk through this stunning region.
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Day 3 Poring Hot Springs

Amble across the jungle rooftop on a canopy walk before slipping into the steaming Poring Hot Springs to soothe tired muscles.
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Day 4 Kinabatangan River

Hit the road to Sukau, stopping to visit the Gomantong Caves en route. Continue on to a jungle lodge near Kinabatangan River. Spend free time here relaxing and enjoying the surroundings before spotting local wildlife on a river cruise.
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Day 5 Sandakan

Sandakan was once the capital of British North Borneo and traditionally has strong trading ties with Hong Kong. The Cantonese influence is evident in the lively harbourside market, the many Chinese temples and the local cuisine. On the way we stop by Sandakan's tragic war memorial to pay respects to those who died during the infamous 'Death Marches' of WWII.
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Day 6 Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

Continue on to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and fall in love with these beautiful, big-eyed creatures as they swing gleefully between branches or feed on a special diet of bananas and milk. Then, visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and watch these bizarre-looking animals lazing about.
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Days 7-8 Manukan Island

Swap jungle paths for the warm waters of the South China Sea and head for Manukan Island - a tropical paradise that is just a stone's throw away from Kota Kinabalu. Embark on a snorkelling trip and dive through schools of brightly coloured fish before kicking back on the beach or exploring the island.
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Days 9-10 Kota Kinabalu

Board a plane back to Kota Kinabalu and spend time relaxing at our beachside location. Toast the end of a great journey with new friends during a farewell dinner.
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