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10 Day 2 for 1 Borneo
Manukan Island
Proboscis monkeys
Gomantong Cave
Sun bear
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10 Day 2 for 1 Borneo

Discover the wildlife & wonder of beautiful Borneo
Visit Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Sabah & more
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
8 nights quality hotel and lodge accommodation
Enjoy 21 meals including a dinner in an English-style tea house
Return airport transfers
Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/PER
Overview

Overview

Calling all wildlife lovers! This incredible 10 day two-for-one adventure to Borneo is back by popular demand - giving you the ultimate opportunity to uncover the beauty of Borneo’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. Includes return international flights, eight nights hotel and lodge accommodation, 21 meals (including a dinner in a Colonial-style teahouse), English-speaking tour guides and more.

You can also enjoy this package as a private tour (optional, extra fee applies, guide and transport included).

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Sukau and more
  • Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Witness a morning orangutan feeding in the forest
  • Go snorkelling at beautiful Manukan Island in Sabah
  • Explore Kota Kinabalu National Park on a guided walk
  • Delve into Borneo’s past at Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Marvel at the spectacular limestone Gomantong Cave
  • Enjoy the scenic views on a drive through Crocker Range
  • Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs at Nabalu Village markets
  • Search for exotic flora and fauna native to Borneo
  • Visit the historic Kundasang War Memorial Park
  • Experience a fish spa (foot massage) at Kampung Luanti
  • See the world's smallest bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Enjoy up to 3 cruises along the Kinabatangan River
  • Search for Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques and more
  • Enjoy a guided city tour of Sandakan
  • Visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkeys Sanctuary
  • Tour the fascinating Rainforest Discovery Centre
FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights quality hotel and lodge accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy 21 meals including a dinner in an English-style tea house
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
Day 1 Australia - Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Today you will depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Dreamtel Hotel Kota Kinabalu or similar
Meals included: None
Day 2 Manukan Island - Mari Mari Cultural Village Experience

Today after breakfast transfer to Jesselton Point Jetty to catch a boat to Manukan Island. Enjoy a day of swimming and snorkelling around the tropical island, as well as a buffet lunch.

Afterwards, transfer back to the mainland and head to the Mari-Mari Cultural Village. The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will explore tropical jungles and local villages. After arriving at Mari-Mari take in the colours of cultural diversity, where you can savour the soul of Sabah. Enjoy a tour 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 to life. There is plenty to do for everyone; the making of a blowpipe, starting a fire with just a bamboo tree, tattoo-making and more. Experience an unforgettable encounter of the Sabahan homeland.

At approximately 5:00pm, head back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Dreamtel Hotel Kota Kinabalu or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 3 Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu National Park - Kundasang War Memorial Park - Ranau (approx. 100km day)

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 Sabah Tea in Ranau.

Overnight: Sabah Tea Garden, Perkasa Hotel or similar, Ranau
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 4 Sabah Tea - Sukau - Kinabatangan River Cruise (approx. 250km day)

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
Day 5 Sunrise Ox Bow River Cruise - Gomantong Cave - Afternoon Kinabatangan Cruise

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. Afterwards, visit 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
Day 6 Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary and Rainforest Discovery Centre

After breakfast, depart to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary. Witness the morning feeding of the proboscis monkey. After lunch, continue onwards to Sandakan War Memorial Park where the World War II tragic tale of the Sandakan Death March is told at the site of the POW camp, from where the marches began. Later, return to the hotel to freshen up, before enjoying dinner at an English Tea House.

Overnight: Sabah Hotel or similar, Sandakan
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 Sepilok/Sun Bear - Sandakan (approx. 30km day)

After breakfast, depart 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. The nursery is where young orangutans are taught valuable life skills under the close supervision of their human carers. Then head to the feeding platform to witness 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 short video presentation to further understand the objective of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Afterwards proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, home to the world's smallest bear. Enjoy lunch back at the hotel before enjoying a city tour to explore the various landmarks of Sandakan. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the English Tea House.

Overnight: Sabah Hotel or similar, Sandakan
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 Sandakan - Rainforest Center

Enjoy breakfast this morning "up at sparrows” and off to the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Marvel at the beauty of the Sepilok Rainforest at dawn and immerse yourself at the tree tops, with the 250 species of birds and other wildlife, on the canopy walk platform. Keep a look out you may even spot an Orangutan swinging through the trees! Plant lovers will be thrilled by the diversity of the native orchids, slipper orchids, pitcher- plant and tropical plants, such as the Venus flytrap, on display in the centre’s plant discovery garden.

Overnight: Sabah Hotel or similar, Sandakan
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 Sandakan, Borneo - Australia

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home to Australia.

Please note: some flight schedules may require layovers of approx. 5 hours in Kuala Lumpur.


Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 Arrive in Australia

Important Info

Booking information

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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 2nd November 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, no discount applies (full priced voucher must be purchased)
 
Departure Dates
2022
*October: 15, 20, 22, 27
* November: 3, 5, 10
 
2023 
March: 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16
April: 29
May: 6,13, 20, 27
June: 1, 3
August: 17, 24, 31
September: 07
October: 12, 19, 26
November: 02
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges 
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.

Flights

Full Service Airline(s) Used
Malaysian 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
$200 per person, 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.
Blackout dates: 
-- 20 March 2022 - 20 April 2022
-- 15 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 20 November 2022 - 1 March 2023
-- 20 March 2023 - 20 April 2023
 
Stay behind in Sandakan, Borneo
$200 per person, 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.
• Blackout dates: 
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 20 November 2022 - 1 March 2023
-- 20 March 2023 - 20 April 2023
-- 15 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.

Accommodation

Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated)
• Kota Kinabalu: Dreamtel Hotel or similar
• Sandakan: Sabah Hotel or similar
 
2-3 Star Adventure Lodge/Jungle Resort (self-rated)
• Ranau: Sabah Tea Garden Cottages, Perkasa Hotel or similar, Ranau
• 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 at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
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 6 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.

Private touring

Enjoy your own private tour for a $750 supplement per person with a guide and transport included. A minimum of 2 people must travel but can take up to 10 people in your private group.
 
Important notes:
• Private tour guide (not applicable on free days with no included activities)
• All transfers and land transportation is on a private basis
• Optional Tours are on a private basis

Please note: Private Touring is only available for the following dates:
2022
*Oct 15, 22
*Nov 05
 
2023
Mar 03, 04, 10, 11
Apr 29
May 06, 13, 20, 27
Jun 03
 
Surcharges 
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person

General tour information

Minimum group size 14, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.

Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement 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.

Other important information

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
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 the 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:
21 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:
Land
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 customers discretion. 
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.

Visas

A 90 day tourist visa will generally be granted upon arrival into Borneo, Malaysia if travelling on an Australian Passport.
Important:
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
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.

Schedule of fees


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.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
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