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What? 🦧 12nt Orangutans & Tropical Islands of Borneo
When? 🗓️ January-March 2024 departures
WOW! 🤩From £3,440pp
🌺Wander the backstreets of Kuching and enjoy a riverside stroll in this rich and diverse city.
🛶Enjoy the famous hospitality of the Iban tribe, and stay on a traditional longhouse on the banks of a river in the middle of the jungle.
🌴Take a boat through the dense jungle backwaters of the Kinabatangan River.
🦧Visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where you will see the rescued orangutan before they are rehabilitated back into the wild.
🏝 Relax on tropical Gaya, a rainforest-covered island off Kota Kinabalu.
WOW Inspiration: Borneo with Audley
This incredible off-the-beaten-track Borneo itinerary is a great example of how Audley can turn a holiday into a remarkable journey that's entirely unique to you. Borneo is famed for its dense, luscious rainforests, home to its iconic native orangutans but it is perhaps less known for its stunning tropical beaches and dive spots rich in exotic marine life. Or its rich culture and history to be found in Kuching, a city which has passed from empire to empire, and the hundreds of tribes who still live throughout the island.
With the help of Audley’s Borneo specialists, it's surprisingly easy to carve out your own authentic experiences, such as spending a night around the fire with the Iban tribe, descended from headhunters of days gone by, or canoeing up the Kinabatangan River where you can catch a glimpse of pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and orangutan in their natural habitat.
And the beauty of travelling with Audley is that adventure and comfort come hand in hand, meaning you don't have to rough it to find that rare, memorable moment! Plus, you'll travel with the added reassurance of being led by fully qualified guides wherever you are.
100% Tailor-Made For You
Audley wants you to see the world in the most meaningful way – your way. This means no holiday is off the shelf as their specialists share their first–hand knowledge and love of their destinations to bring you closer to the heart of the places you've always wanted to go. With Audley, it's not about bucket lists but your personal wish list. And working closely with your personal Not Just Travel Consultant, they will curate a unique, unforgettable holiday that's 100% designed around you.
Check out this awesome itinerary designed by Audley experts to inspire your very own once-in-a-lifetime trip to see Borneo’s orangutans and tropical islands.
Day 1: International outbound flight.
Days 2-4: Explore Kuching riverside city, venture on walking tours of the temples, churches, museums and the vibrant hubs with restaurants and markets
Day 5: Lemanak River - Visit Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary followed by a longboat river journey to stay with the Iban Tribe
Day 5: Kuching: Relax and explore
Day 7: Sandakan: Arrive in Sandakan
Day 8-9: Kinabatangan River: Enter Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, head into the jungle spotting wildlife with a journey up the Kinabatangan River. Look out for proboscis monkeys, orangutans and pygmy elephants.
Day 10-13 Gaya Island - Relax and enjoy the beaches and tropical islands, take a guided nature walk through the dipterocarp forest, visit the local marine life from turtle rescue centres to coral conservation.
Day 14-15: International flight home
- Scheduled international flights based on London Heathrow
- 4 nights at the Waterfront Hotel, Kuching
- 1 night at the Lemanak Longhouse, Lemanak River
- 1 night at the Sepilok Nature Resort, Kota Kinabalu
- 2 nights at the Abai Jungle Lodge, Kinabatangan River
- 4 nights at the Gaya Island Resort, Gaya Island
- Overseas transfers
- Private guided walking tour of Kuching
- Home hosted lunch in Bako Village
- Nature trail around the Longhouse
- Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
- Afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan River, where you may encounter some wildlife
- Speedboat transfers, river transfers and internal flights
Alternative Departure Airports
Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow also available
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