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10 Day 2 For 1 Borneo

  • Discover Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan & More
  • See Orangutans & Proboscis Monkeys
Includes Return International Flights

Welcome to the jungle! Discover orangutans, proboscis monkeys and sun bears in the wilds of Borneo on this 10 day package for two people. This is an exotic adventure you don’t want to miss!

Experience the best of Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Sandakan and so much more. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling on Manukan Island and experience five traditional Bornean cultures at Mari Mari Cultural Village, including hunters and fisherman, and the head hunting tribe, Murut. Explore Kinabalu National Park on a guided walk; take a cruise down the Kinabatangan River in search of proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and many more. Visit Gomantong Cave, one of the largest limestone caves in Sabah, before trying your hand at catching dinner at a local fishing village. Visit the Orangutan Rehabilitation and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation centres in Sepilok, as well as the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Includes return international flights, eight nights accommodation, 23 meals including a welcome seafood dinner, return airport transfers and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Fly with Malaysian Airlines. Upon arrival be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome seafood dinner with the tour group. Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide departures will occur in the late evening the day prior (day 0). Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Dreamtel Hotel or similar, Kota Kinabalu Meals included: Dinner;In-Flight

This morning after breakfast transfer to Marina Jetty to catch a ferry to Manukan Island. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling on this tropical island as well as a buffet lunch. In the early afternoon depart the island and return to the mainland. Upon arrival head to a market where you can shop for souvenirs before returning back to the hotel. In the late afternoon/early evening you will be picked up and transferred to the Mari Mari Cultural Village (MMCV). The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo’s ethnic cultures, which features five different ethnic tribes in one village. These tribes include the rice farmers, Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse residents, Rungus, the hunters and fisherman, Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsies, Bajau, and the famously feared head-hunting tribe Murut. Experience cultural performances from each tribe and enjoy a local dinner. Afterwards return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Dreamtel Hotel or similar, Kota Kinabalu Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning after breakfast, drive through the Crocker Range with amazing scenic views along the way stop at Nabalu Village market to browse for local hand crafts, souvenirs and snacks. Continue onwards to Kinabalu National Park for a guided walk in the Botanical Garden in search of native plants and wild orchids. Afterwards continue onwards to the Kundasang War Memorial Park. The park is made up of four beautiful gardens: the Australian Garden, the English Garden, the Borneo Garden and the Contemplation Garden and Pool which represent the different nationalities involved in the Borneo campaign during World War 2. Afterwards travel onwards to Ranau.

Overnight: Sabah Tea Garden or similar, Ranau Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast today depart Ranau for Sukau (approx. 4.5 hours). On the way enjoy a fish spa (foot massage) at Kampung Luanti. Arrive in Sukau in time for lunch and then check-in to the lodge. This afternoon enjoy a river cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, macaques and other fascinating wildlife that gather along the Kinabatangan River, the longest river in Sabah.

Overnight: Borneo Nature Lodge or similar, Sukau Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Wake up early this morning for a sunrise cruise to search for more wildlife. Cruise for approximately one hour before heading back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast take a guided jungle walk through the riverine forest for more nature and wildlife sightseeing and then return back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, depart for a second river cruise to search for more wildlife, or alternatively relax and enjoy leisure time at the lodge.

Overnight: Borneo Nature Lodge or similar, Sukau Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, depart Sukau for Gomantong Cave. Explore one of the largest limestone and bird's nest caves in all of Sabah. After visiting the cave, drive onwards to the hotel in Sandakan. Upon arrival check in and enjoy lunch. This afternoon relax before departing for a late afternoon drive to a local fisherman’s village. Upon arrival at the village, enjoy a simple welcome tea with local snacks and enjoy an educational briefing about the area and village life. Houses in this village are built on stilts which makes for a fascinating experience when walking around and exploring the village.
Afterwards enjoy a boat cruise to learn more about the mangrove forests in the area. While cruising, drop some fish/crab traps along the river and see if you are lucky enough to catch some for dinner. As it gets darker, you will be able to see the fireflies lighting up the trees around the forests and village. The tour will end with a local dinner before transferring back to the accommodation.

Overnight: Sabah Hotel or similar, Sandakan Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning depart for an excursion to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. After a quick walk to the centre proceed to the feeding platform to witness the morning feeding of the orangutans in their forest environment. Afterwards continue onwards to the outdoor nursery to view the young orangutans then enjoy a guided tour of the phenology trails at Sepilok Forest. Afterwards visit a Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see the world's smallest bear in its natural forest environment. Afterwards return back to the hotel for lunch then back to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre for the afternoon feeding of orangutans. Afterwards head to the Rainforest Discovery Centre where you will enjoy a guided walk of the Botanical Gardens and the canopy walkway. This evening enjoy dinner and leisure time at the hotel.

Overnight: Sabah Hotel or similar, Sandakan Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning enjoy a relaxed start before departing mid morning to visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Witness the morning feeding of the proboscis monkeys and afterwards continue onwards to the Sandakan War Memorial Park. Enjoy lunch at The English Tea House and then continue back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure and enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening at the hotel.

Overnight: Sabah Hotel or similar, Sandakan Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last morning in Sandakan before transferring to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Some passengers will experience a stopover of up to seven hours in Kuala Lumpur on the journey home. These customers will receive a complimentary three-hour lounge pass (additional lounge passes can be purchased at own expense).

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Sandakan, Sukau and more
  • Go snorkelling and enjoy a buffet lunch on Manukan Island
  • Learn about Bornean tribes at Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Enjoy the scenic views on a drive through Crocker Range
  • Shop for hand crafts and souvenirs at Nabalu Village markets
  • Explore Kinabalu National Park on a guided walk
  • Search for exotic flora and fauna native to Borneo
  • Visit the Kundasang War Memorial Park
  • Experience a fish spa (foot massage) at Kampung Luanti
  • Enjoy 3 river cruises along the Kinabatangan River
  • Experience a guided jungle walk in search of wildlife
  • Discover the spectacular limestone Gomantong Cave
  • Explore a local fishing village on stilts and enjoy a locally cooked dinner
  • Learn about Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Witness a morning and afternoon feeding of Orangutans in the forest
  • See the worlds smallest bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Tour the fascinating Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • See unique proboscis monkeys at Labuk Sanctuary
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER
  • Fly with award winning Malaysian Airlines
  • 8 nights accommodation in Borneo
  • Enjoy 23 meals including a welcome seafood dinner
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed  within 72 hours of purchase .

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 26th February 2019.

Travel offer is valid for 2 people based on twin share.

Please be advised, 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased. 

Departure Dates
2018
August: 14, 21 
August: 7, 28 (SOLD OUT)
September: *18,*25
September: 4, 11 (SOLD OUT)
October: *2, *9, 19, 26, 30
October: 16, 23 (SOLD OUT)
November: 2, 6, 9

2019
February: 12, 15, 19, 22, 26

Surcharges  
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $500 for two people.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth

Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $300 for two people.



Full Service Airline(s) Used
Malaysian Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive Early
Not available.

Stay behind in Sandakan, Borneo
$400 for two people, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Not available.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6998 for two people.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- Please note: If Abu Dhabi or Dubai stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available.



Accommodation Used


4 Star Hotel Accommodation (self-rated).

- Kota Kinabalu: Dreamtel

- Sandakan: Sabah Hotel

2-3 Star Adventure Lodge/Jungle Resort (self-rated):

- Ranau: Sabah Tea Garden Cottages

- Sakau: Borneo Nature Lodge

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights
- (Pre Tour): Not available.
- Sandakan, Borneo (Post Tour): $80 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 4 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
2 x Single Beds or 1 x Queen/King Bed (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.


- Visa fees and requirements (A 90 day tourist visa will be granted upon arrival into Borneo if travelling on an Australian Passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Malaysian Tourism Tax (approx. $3 AUD per room per night collected upon checkout).
- Optional gratuities/tipping.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



Malaysian Tourism Tax


The Malaysian Customs Department ("RMCD") is imposing a Tourism Tax on non-Malaysian guests at the sum of RM10 (approx. $3 AUD) per room per night (approx. $27 AUD total) with effect from 1st September 2017. This Tourism Tax will apply no matter if the booking was made before or after the announcement. The Tourism Tax is not applicable on Malaysian citizens (MyKAD holders) & Malaysian Permanent Residents (MyPR card holders). Kindly please take note that the Tourism Tax will be collected directly from the tourist(s) locally upon check out from the resort/hotel/lodge/chalet.



Recommended Things To Bring
Raincoat, hat/cap, insect repellent, sun lotion, towel, torch light or head light, good walking shoes, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants, camera, personal toiletries and medications.

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Kota Kinabalu:
As part of the Sabah area, Kota Kinabalu features a typical equatorial climate with constant temperatures. Kota Kinabalu's average temperature ranges from 26 °C to 28 °C. April and May are the hottest months, while January is the coolest one. The average annual rainfall is around 2,400mm and varies markedly throughout the year.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR
Meals:
23 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customer's discretion and is provided when on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. The tour will include some walking excursions up to 1 hour long on uneven jungle trails. Customers may opt out of these walks. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A 90 day tourist visa will be granted upon arrival into Borneo, Malaysia if travelling on an Australian Passport.

Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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