Explore Borneo, home to the oldest rainforests on Earth, on this exciting family activity holiday. Get close to orangutans, visit a cultural village and go snorkelling on coral reefs.
Begin your holiday in Kota Kinabalu where you will be immersed in local culture. Explore Kinabalu National Park and take a private boat trip to a tropical marine park – great for a spot of snorkelling. Experience close encounters with the orangutans at Sepilok and head into the rainforest to watch wildlife on a river cruise. Stay in a comfortable beachside resort in Kota Kinabalu and an traditional lodge (with air conditioning and en suite bathrooms) while in the rainforest.
For those families with more time, it is possible to extend your stay at the beach or rainforest, or perhaps a city break in Kuala Lumpur. Contact us for suggestions.
Overnight flight to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur.
After you arrive, the rest of the day is at leisure to relax beside the swimming pool or on the beach.
Visit the Mari Mari cultural village, where you will be greeted by the village chief and take part in a custom welcome ceremony, before visiting the houses of various tribes to watch local skills and practices. Then watch a fun cultural performance and after lunch return to your beach resort for a free afternoon.
Today you can spend the day as you wish. There is an option (extra cost) to take a rafting trip in the Kiulu Valley. Then you’ll have the chance to test it out by rafting along the Kiulu River!
Spend the morning and afternoon snorkelling around the tropical coral reefs that fringe the nearby islands. You can expect to see a variety of fish and marine life and there's a chance to ride a zip-line between two islands.
Explore the local area by bike, cycling through rural countryside, river banks, villages, jungle plantations and across hanging bridges.
See the morning feeding session at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and after lunch, visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre where you will be able to look for wildlife from the canopy walkway.
Visit the proboscis monkeys at a local sanctuary before travelling by road to the Kinabatangan River. Visit a local village to learn more about their local customs and traditions before an afternoon river cruise and evening night trek.
Take an exciting wildlife watching river cruise along the Kinabatangan River, looking out for proboscis monkeys, macaques and orangutans. Join a guided trek to the Bilit oxbow lake, and in the evening join a local youth group to learn some traditional dancing.
Enjoy a final early morning wildlife river cruise and then drive back to Sandakan airport for your return flights to the UK, again via Kuala Lumpur.
Alternatively, you may wish to extend your stay in Borneo:
Beach Extension: Fly back to Kota Kinabalu for a few more days relaxing on the beach.
Kuala Lumpur: Break up your flight with a few nights in Kuala Lumpur where you can enjoy a street food tour, city tour, see fireflies or visit the Petronas Towers.
Langkawi: Why not spend a few days at the white-sand beach with turquoise water and surrounding rainforest? Relax, enjoy water sports, go snorkelling or walk the Sky Bridge for 360 degree views.
Day 11: Arrive UK
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,749 per adult, £1,699 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £289 per adult, £2,569 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 11 days
- Ideal for ages: 7+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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