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  • Unbeatable Borneo

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  • Orangutan

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  • Gomantong Cave

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  • Kinabatangan

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  • Kota Kinabalu

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  • Manuka Island

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  • Mount Kinabalu

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  • Borneo Night Markets

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  • Kinabatangan River

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  • Proboscis Monkey

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  • Rainforest Discovery Centre

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  • Sunrise Oxbow River

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  • Unbeatable Borneo

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  • Orangutan

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  • Gomantong Cave

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  • Kinabatangan

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  • Kota Kinabalu

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  • Manuka Island

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  • Mount Kinabalu

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  • Borneo Night Markets

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  • Kinabatangan River

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  • Proboscis Monkey

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  • Rainforest Discovery Centre

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  • Sunrise Oxbow River

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  • Sun Bear

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11 Day Unbeatable Borneo

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

Calling all wildlife lovers! Borneo has it all and this deal delivers it to you. A tropical escape, it has the perfect mixture of ocean getaway and jungle exploration - all in an unbeatable 11 day package.

Explore coastal Kota Kinabalu, gateway to the Kinabalu National Park; and learn about ancient cultures and local tribes in their homes at the Mari-Mari Cultural Village, an authentic taste of traditional village life. 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 two cruises along the Kinabatangan River, a sunrise cruise on the Oxbow Lake, a guided walk of the Kinabalu National Park and tour the fascinating Rainforest Discovery Centre. Plus, take the opportunity to visit the Sandakan War Memorial Park and the night markets among many other local attractions.

Includes return international flights, nine nights hotel and lodge accommodation, 24 meals (including a dinner in a Colonial-style teahouse), English-speaking tour guides and more.

ITINERARY

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Today, depart from Melbourne for Kota Kinabalu, Borneo! Fly with airlines such as Royal Brunei Airlines, Malaysian Airlines or Singapore Airlines (subject to availabiity). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Dreamtel hotel or similar, Kota Kinabalu
Meals included: In-Flight

After a sleep in and breakfast you will transfer to Jesselton Point Jetty to catch a boat to Manukan Island. Enjoy a day of swimming and snorkelling around a tropical island, as well as a buffet lunch. At approximately 4:00pm you will return to the mainland and enjoy the evening at leisure.

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

Today, depart after breakfast to the Mari-Mari Cultural Village. The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take explore tropical jungles and local villages. Arriving at Mari-Mari take in the colours of cultural diversity, where visitors can savour the soul of Sabah. Enjoy tours of the local ethnic communities' traditional homes, with culinary, craft and dance demonstrations.

Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer a truly genuine experience. Not only does this village portray these tribes through the architectural genius of their traditional house, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they welcome you into their house and simple yet intricate lives. While traversing the village, find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. There is plenty to do for everyone; the making of blowpipe, starting a fire with just a bamboo tree, tattoo-making and more. An unforgettable encounter of the Sabahan homeland. Lunch will be at Mari Mari Cultural Village.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before visiting the night markets where dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

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

This morning after breakfast, drive through the scenic Crocker Range to the Kinabalu National Park. On 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 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 your hotel accommodation.

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

After breakfast, enjoy a fish spa (foot massage) at Kampung Luanti before transferring to the Sukau Jetty for your boat ride to Borneo Nature lodge. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival before lunch. Later, relax on a late afternoon river cruise in search of Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques and other fascinating wildlife that gather along the Kinabatangan River - the longest river in Sabah. On return to the lodge dinner will be served.

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

Wake up early this morning for a sunrise Ox-Bow cruise to search for more wildlife. Cruise for approximately one hour before enjoying a jungle walk into the rainforest. Then head back to the lodge for breakfast. After, visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds nests. Exploring further, arrive at the opening of Simud Hitam cavern and enter the cave system from the boardwalk. At midday, you will return to the lodge for lunch and have the opportunity for a second river cruise in search of more wildlife. Alternatively, you can relax and enjoy leisure time at the lodge.

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

After breakfast, meet at the lodge lobby and drive to Sandakan to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Centre. Upon arrival proceed to the outdoor nursery to witness the amazing conservation work being done for orangutans. This nursery is where young orangutans are taught valuable life skills under the close supervision of their human carers. Then enter the feeding platform to see the semi-wild orangutans who are at the final stage of the rehabilitation process before they will return into the wild. Next visit the audio visual room where you will enjoy a video presentation to further understand the objective of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Later proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear conservation centre, home to the world's smallest rescue bear. Enjoy lunch back at the hotel before enjoying a city tour to explore the various landmarks of Sandakan. In the evening, transfer to the English Tea House for dinner

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

After breakfast, depart to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary. Witness the morning feeding of the proboscis monkey and afterwards continue onwards to the Rainforest Discovery centre to enjoy a guided walk of the botanical gardens and the canopy walkway. This Evening enjoy dinner at the hotel.

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

Today enjoy a scenic drive back to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before departing to a local restaurant for a farewell dinner.

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

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a morning at leisure. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Melbourne, Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Sukau & more
  • Go snorkelling at beautiful Manukan Island
  • 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
  • Visit 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
  • Go shopping in Sandakan's bustling Central Markets
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing Melbourne
  • 9 nights quality hotel and lodge accommodation
  • Enjoy 24 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. 
 
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 11th of February 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $480 applies.
 
Departure Dates 
2019:
*August: 27
*August: 13 (SOLD OUT)
*September: 3, 10
October: 8, 15, 22
November: 5, 12, 19
 
2020:
February: 4, 11
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $100 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Melbourne
  


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Royal Brunei Airlines Malaysian Airlines or Singapore Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).



Please note: One way flights can not 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
Not Available
 
Stay behind in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Not Available
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $1699 per person
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


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Sandakan: Sabah Hotel or similar

- 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 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 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
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- 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. $3.50 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.



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.
 
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:
24 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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
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 while 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 as 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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