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North Borneo Adventure

Resort:North Borneo Adventure
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Borneo
Price From: £3295.00

Overview

This active adventure uncovers the very best of Sabah™s scenery and wildlife. From the busy coastal town of Kota Kinabalu, explore the rainforests of the Kinabalu National Park and take a ride on the historic North Borneo Railway.Snorkel over coral reefs from Gaya island, then the wildlife adventure continues with a journey along the Kinabatangan river, where birdlife and other animals are easier to spot. Finish the tour in the pristine jungles of the Danum Valley Conservation Area.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Kota Kinabalu (N)

Day 2: Arrive in Kota Kinabalu

Arrive into Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah state, and transfer to the Hyatt Regency for 3 nights. (N)

Day 3: Kinabalu National Park

Drive out to the Kinabalu National Park and follow nature trails through the park™s rich plant life, including the exotic and extremely rare rafflesia flowers. Continue to Poring hot springs, where you can explore the treetop canopy walkways. (B, L)

Day 4: Ride the North Borneo Railway

Travel on the restored version of the British North Borneo Company steam railway*, journeying between Kota Kinabalu and Papar, passing orchards and rice paddies, and stopping in the small town of Kinarut to visit the Tien Shi Buddhist temple. (B)

Days 5-6: Gaya Island

Take a short boat journey west of Kota Kinabalu to Gaya island, the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Although the beach at Bunga Raya is a peaceful place to relax, most visitors to Gaya island take the opportunity to explore the island™s natural beauty: kayak through emerald waters and mangroves, hike among thick jungles bursting with butterflies and birds, or snorkel above coral reefs surrounded by tropical fish. Stay 2 nights at the Bunga Raya Island Resort. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Sandakan ¢ Sepilok

Early morning flight to Sandakan  , then transfer to Sepilok to see the morning feeding of the reserve™s orang utans, which are being reintroduced into the wild. Afterwards, transfer to the Kinabatangan river for a cruise upriver in search of wildlife. Stay 2 nights at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Kinabatangan river excursions

The wildlife excursions today are wonderful opportunities to see proboscis monkeys, orang utans, pygmy elephants and a variety of birdlife. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Danum Valley

This morning, drive south to the Danum Valley Conservation Area to search for wild orang utans. Take a rainforest walk and venture up to the canopy walkway. Stay 2 nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Danum Valley

Full-day exploration of the surrounding rainforest. Visit the Coffin Cliff burial area, swim in freshwater pools, search for wildlife and take a drive at night to experience the forest after dark. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Drive to Lahad Datu, then fly to Kota Kinabalu and stay at the Hyatt Regency for 1 night. (B)

Days 12-13: Fly home

Take an overnight flight home and arrive the next day. (B)