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12 Day 2 for 1 Borneo

  • See Orangutans, Sun Bears & Proboscis Monkeys
  • Explore Kuala Lumpur on a 2 night stopover
Includes Return International Flights

Calling all wildlife lovers! This incredible two-for-one adventure to Borneo is back by popular demand and gives you the best opportunity to see the island's fauna and flora. Witness a morning orangutan feeding in the forest; learn about sun bears, the world's smallest bear, while observing them at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre; and visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see this unique primate up close.

The fun doesn't stop there. On this tour, you'll explore the jungles, the beaches and the markets of Borneo. Enjoy three cruises along the Kinabatangan River, explore Kinabalu National Park on a guided walk, tour the fascinating Rainforest Discovery Centre and even go snorkelling at beautiful Manukan island. Plus take the opportunity to visit the Sandakan War Memorial Park, the Nabalu Village markets and the Mari Mari Cultural Village, among many other local attractions. Finish your adventure with two nights in Malaysia's vibrant capital, Kuala Lumpur, and many wonderful memories of your time amongst the wilderness of Borneo.

As part of this package, enjoy return international flights, 10 nights hotel and lodge accommodation, 25 meals (including a dinner in a Colonial-style teahouse), English-speaking tour guides and more.

ITINERARY

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Today, depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth for Kota Kinabalu, Borneo (via Kuala Lumpur). Fly with award winning Malaysian Airlines. On arrival into Kota Kinabalu, be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with the tour group.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some flights may depart late the evening prior (day 0), or very early on Day 1. 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 & snorkelling on this tropical island as well as lunch.

After lunch, depart the island and return to the mainland, where you will transfer to the Mari Mari Cultural Village (MMCV). The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo’s ethnic cultures, which features 5 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. Afterwards, enjoy a local dinner and then return to the hotel.

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 handicrafts, 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 and check into the hotel where you will enjoy dinner.

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

After breakfast today, enjoy a fish spa (foot massage) at Kampung Luanti before continuing onto Sukau (approx. 4.5 hours). Upon arriving in Sukau, take a short boat cruise to the lodge and arrive in time for lunch and then check in. Enjoy afternoon tea before a river cruise in search of Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques and other fascinating wildlife that gather along the Kinabatangan River - the longest river in Sabah. Return in time to freshen up for dinner at the lodge.

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 with the option of a short jungle walk before heading back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, take a guided village walk to witness how locals live their daily lives 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 & bird's nest caves in all of Sabah. After visiting the cave, drive onwards to a local restaurant for lunch before checking into the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre and explore one of Sabah’s finest examples of remaining tropical forest by experiencing the guided canopy walkway famed for bird watching or birding photography. After the guided canopy walk, proceed to the Botanical Gardens - home to at least several hundred both endemic and introduced plants - and conclude your visit at the exhibit centre. Return to hotel.

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

After breakfast, visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. On arrival, proceed to the outdoor nursery to witness the amazing conservation work being done. The nursery is where young orangutans learn to socialise and play with each other, all under the close supervision of their human carers. Afterwards, head to the feeding platform for the morning feeding and then watch a video presentation to understand further the objective/purpose of the centre. Next you will visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which is home to rescued Sun Bears, the world’s smallest bear. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, drive to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary (approx. 30mins) and witness the feeding of these endemic animals in their natural habitat. On a lucky day, one might also see the silver leaf monkey or a Bornean Hornbill. Drive back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon free at leisure. In the evening meet in the hotel lobby and proceed for dinner at The English Tea House before returning to the hotel. This is approximately a 30km day.

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

After breakfast, visit the Sandakan War Memorial Park. This site is dedicated as a memory for all the allied prisoners in the camp who died during the Sandakan Death Marches of World War 2. It also recognises the suffering and sacrifices of the native population. Afterwards, visit the Sandakan Central Markets to mingle with the locals and perhaps buy some souvenirs before heading to a local restaurant for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities. In the evening, take part in a farewell dinner.

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

Enjoy your last morning in Sandakan before transferring to the airport for your flight onwards to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences or similar, Kuala Lumpur
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore this vibrant city.

Overnight: Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences or similar, Kuala Lumpur
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight back home to Australia.

Please note: Flights will not depart Kuala Lumpur until late evening and checkout from your hotel will be at 12pm. Luggage storage facilities will be available to use at the hotel so travellers may enjoy another day at leisure in Kuala Lumpur before meeting back at the hotel and transferring to the airport in the evening for your flight home to Australia.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling, some Brisbane departures may depart mid morning instead of the evening, and arrive back to Australia on the evening of Day 11, not Day 12.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive back into Australia a day later or a day earlier depending on flight scheduling.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Sandakan, Sukau and more
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur
  • Go snorkelling at beautiful Manukan Island
  • Learn about Bornean tribes at Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Enjoy the scenic views on a drive through Crocker Range
  • Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs at Nabalu Village markets
  • Enjoy a guided walk in Kinabalu National Park
  • 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 three river cruises along the Kinabatangan River
  • Witness the local way of life on a guided village walk
  • Marvel at the spectacular limestone Gomantong Cave
  • Tour the fascinating Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • Learn about orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Witness a morning orangutan feeding in the forest
  • See the world's smallest bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Witness proboscis monkeys at the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Explore the Sandakan War Memorial Park
  • Go shopping in Sandakan's bustling Central Markets
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/PER
  • 1-way internal flight (economy class) from Borneo to Kuala Lumpur
  • Fly with award winning Malaysian Airlines
  • 10 nights quality hotel and lodge accommodation
  • Enjoy 25 meals, including a dinner in a Colonial-style teahouse
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private 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.
 

In the instance where the passenger information form is not returned within the specified period, the order will be cancelled due to non-compliance with the submission deadline, TripADeal reserves the right to charge a $200 order offload fee per affected traveller. 
 
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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29 November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced 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 allocations you are purchasing is what you require.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates (2019)
*July: 12, 19 (SOLD OUT)
August: 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 (SOLD OUT)
September: *29
September: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, *22 (SOLD OUT)
October: *6, *11, 20, 25, 27
October: 18 (SOLD OUT)
November: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $500 for two people.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.
Please note: For some Brisbane customers, due to airline scheduling, the return flight to Australia on day 11 may depart Malaysia in the morning and arrive in Australia late in the evening of Day 11 instead of the morning of Day 12.


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Malaysian Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Arrive early in Kota Kinabalu, 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.
 
Stay behind in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
$500 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 (All sectors): 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.
 

Accommodation Used
4 Star:
- Kuala Lumpur: Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences or similar
- Sandakan: Sabah Hotel or simiar
- Kota Kinabalu: Dreamtel Hotel or similar
2-3 Star Adventure Lodge/Jungle Resort (self-rated):
- Ranau: Sabah Tea Garden Cottages or similar
- Sukau: Borneo Nature Lodge or similar
Please note: Accommodation/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
Not available.
 
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 21, maximum group size 26 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: 10 RM (approx. $3.5 AUD) per room per night collected on tour.
- 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 or head light, good walking shoes, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants, camera, personal toiletries and medications.
 
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. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
 
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.
 
Kuala Lumpur:
March is the hottest month in Kuala Lumpur with an average temperature of 28°C and the coldest is January at 27°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in September. The wettest month is November with an average of 290mm of rain.
 
FLIGHTS
 
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
 
Meals:
25 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. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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.
 
OTHER
 
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. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
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.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
 
 
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 visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application 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 an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 
- 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
- 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
- Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
- Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
- Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.

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