ENCHANTING BORNEO TOUR

A 9 day trip to Malaysia 
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A true nature experience where time has only one reading, timeless..........
This tour takes you to Sarawak’s oldest national park, the Bako National Park, and Sarawak’s Mulu National Park. A 20 minute boat ride takes you to Bako National Park where you can witness some beautiful natural rock carvings of sea arches and sea stacks carved over millions of years of erosion, and colored patterns formed by iron deposition. The park is truly a heaven for floral lovers as almost every type of plant life in Borneo can be found here. The park is also home to many fauna, the proboscis monkeys being the most famous of them all.
Mulu is no doubt one of Malaysia’s natural wonders, therefore, it is not surprising that Gunung Mulu National Park near Miri is declared as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its remoteness and inaccessiblility are the very reasons why Mulu is able to retain its current pristine being. You will visit some very impressive caves which include the world’s longest cave passage, the world’s largest natural cave & chamber, and the longest cave in South East Asia.

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Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

KUCHING
Upon arrival at the Kuching Ariport, proceed to hotel for check in. In the afternoon we will embark on a walking tour of Kuching. The tour will include a visit to the religious places such as the Tua Peh Kong Temple, St. Thomas' Cathedral and a Hindu Temple. Next visit the Sarawak Museum, the State Parliament House, State Mosque, Native Market, a Fishing Village and the famous Fort Margherita and not forgetting the city’s feline mascot. Overnight. Overnight.

Day 2

KUCHING – BAKO NATIONAL PARK – KUCHING
Breakfast. Today we will visit one if the natural treasure of Sarawak, the Bako National Park. The park covers an area of 16 square kilometers of primary forest and wildlife. There are 25 types of vegetation ranging from lush cliff and lowland dipterocarp forests to almost desert-like scrubs on the upper plateau. Among these vegetation is the carnivorous plant of the pitcher, sundews and bladderworts family. The mangrove forest provides a home of the long-nosed or proboscis monkeys (endemic only to Borneo), long-tailed macaques, silver-leaf monkeys, monitor lizards, deer and wild boars. We will go on a jungle walk and you may swim in the warm waters of the South China Sea with sights of some unusual but equally beautiful eroded rocks and cliffs. Overnight at Merdeka Palace, Kuching. (Meal : Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3

KUCHING – MULU
Breakfast. Proceed to the airport to catch your flight to Mulu via Miri (transit).

Kuching - Miri (MH) Daily 0710 – 0810 MH 2802
Miri – Mulu (MAS Wings) Daily 1210 – 1240 MH 3640
Upon arrival, savor the tranquility and beautiful sights of nature as we proceed for a short drive to your hotel, the Royal Mulu Resort, located near Mulu National Park. Overnight Royal Mulu Resort. (Meal : Breakfast)

Day 4

MULU
After breakfast, transfer by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave with a picnic lunch beside the beautiful Clearwater spring. Swim and relax before returning downriver to Park Headquarters. We will take a pleasant walk on raised wooden planks through peat swamp forest to Deer Cave, reputed to be the largest cave passage which is still unmapped. Visit Lang cave which house some beautiful cave formations. Your visit will be capped of with a mythical sight of millions of bats emerging in batches from cave”s openings, making beeline flights in search for foods in the evening. Overnight at Royal Mulu Resort. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5

MULU – KOTA KINABALU
Breakfast. You will be transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Kota Kinabalu on MH 3252 @ 1120/1210 hrs. On arrival, you will be transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6

KOTA KINABALU – TIP OF BORNEO, KUDAT
Depart for a 1½ hours drive to the sleepy town of Kota Belud, home to the Baiaus, known as the Cowboys of the East. However, on Sundays the town comes alive with the interesting native market. Continue driving 1½ hours to a Rungus Longhouse. The Rungus natives are artistic and friendly people, famous for their handmade beads and weaved baskets. Our next stop is at the most Northern tip of Borneo overlooking the South China Sea. On a good day, you might be able to enjoy the sunset from this point.
Your last stop for the day is at Marina Resort, the only resort overlooking beautiful landscape and waterfront of Kudat. After checking in, the rest of the time is at leisure. Your dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant. Overnight Kudat Golf and Marina Resort. (Meal: Lunch, Dinner)
** Kudat Golf & Marina Resort located in the northern tips of Sabah, a 3 Stars, the only resort and star rating property in Kudat, all rooms with hotel shower, (Twin/Double), tea & coffee making facilities, swimming pool, tennis court, sauna available.

Day 7

KUDAT – KOTA KINABALU
After breakfast, depart for a 2½ hours ride to Kota Kinabalu. Enroute we will stop at village, famous for their handmade gongs. Gongs are very prominent musical instruments for the Rungus tribe. We will also stop at a village to see how the local honey is produced. Overnight at Beverly Hotel Kota Kinabalu (3*)
(Meal: Breakfast)

Day 8

KOTA KINABALU – MANGROVE CRUISE
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. At 1415 hrs, you will embark on a 02 hours journey toward south of the Kota Kinabalu, to GARAMA or Klias village. Here you will be able to see the natural habitat living of the wild., and if lucky, possible sightings of the bizarre looking Proboscis monkey “ Nasalis Lavatus.” Or just enjoy the spectacular scenery in its relaxing serenity. Enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight at Beverly Hotel (3*) (Meal: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9

KOTA KINABALU – KINABALU NATIONAL PARK – RASA RIA
After breakfast, depart for a 08 hours tour of the Kinabalu National Park, home to the highest mountain in South East Asia. The Kinabalu Park covers an area of 754 sq. km and is 1,623 metre above sea level. The park is botanist’s paradise, home to over a 1500 species of orchids, 330 species of birds, 26 species of rhododendrons, fern, pitcher plants & others. Upon arrive at the Park Headquarters, we visit the exhibition hall and mountain garden before proceeding for a trek in a guided nature trail. After that, you will be transfer to your next stop in Sarawak or to the airport for your flight home. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10

We highly recommend you to extend your stay at a beach resort to unwind and relax after a hectic tour.
What to bring:
Rain coat, hand torch, personal toiletries, cotton material clothing, swimming attire, body soap, walking shoes with rubber sole, anti-malaria tablets and sun tan/block lotion.
Note: Sarawak Museum and Fort Magherita is closed on public holidays.