Trans Borneo Tour (14D13N)
Sarawak, Gaya Island and Kuala Lumpur
Itinerary: Trans Borneo Tour
Duration: 14Days / 13Nights
Day 01, Arrival in Kuching (A)
Meet and assisted upon arrival at Kuching International Airport and transfer to your hotel. In the evening walk over to the famous “Top Spot Seafood Centre” for dinner. Once visitors' get a taste of Sarawakian food, they will realize that the state is not only famous for its caves and national parks. In terms of food, Sarawak has many of its own specialties that are unique and delicious. Return to your hotel after dinner. Overnight at your hotel
Day 02: Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - Citytour (B/L)
After breakfast depart from your hotel in the city to commence Semonggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated about ½ hour drive from Kuching. It provides a rare opportunity to be at close range with the “Wild Man of Borneo” and to observe their behaviors and activities in their natural habitat. Before arriving at the feeding platform, you will have a brief experience walking through the amazing untouched rainforest. After tour return to the city for lunch at Local Restaurant.
After lunch proceed for a Kuching Sightseeing Tour, the tour includes the visit of the Tua Pek Kong temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Sarawak, built in 1876 and view the Fort Margarita from Kuching Waterfront.Proceed to the modern Civic Centre to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Drive by St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Syariah (Muslim) Court, traditional Malay houses built on stilts and the mosque built along the riverbank. Winding through the heart of the city, look out for the majestic Astana, the former palace of the White Rajahs, now the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak. Stop for few minutes in front of the old colonial Court House, complete with a Clock Tower and a granite obelisk built in memory of the second White Rajah, Charles Brooke. As a highlight of the tour you will cross the Sarawak River from the Waterfront of Kuching, using the traditional water taxi, the “Sampan” and walk for approximately 10 minutes to the iconic Fort Margherita, built in the year 1880. The Fort was built during the regency of the 2nd Whie Rajah, Charles Brooke, and is now offering a unique inside of the history of the White Rajahs with the Brooke Gallery. After your visit cross Sarawak River using a “Sampan” once more. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 03: Kuching - Aiman Batang Ai Resort (B/L)
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start your journey to the Longhouse Safari along the Pan Borneo Highway, passing through beautiful sceneries of rural villages, towns and gardens of pepper, rubber and rice fields. A short stop will be made at Serian town (60 km from Kuching) where you can explore the market where the locals selling fruits and vegetables.
From Serian your trip will bring you to Lachau where you will have your lunch and the opportunity to buy presents for the Iban families in the Longhouse. After lunch in Lachau your onward journey will bring you to the Batang Ai jetty from where you will cross the lake by boat to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. Overnight in Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat
Day 04: Longhouse Visit Batang Ai (B/L)
After breakfast depart from the resort where you will board the longboat with an amazing journey through the lake and the crystal clear streams to the visit the natives of Borneo. On arrival at the longhouse, you will be taken for a tour around the longhouse, to meet the natives and their families. The Ibans will then sound their gongs and perform their traditional Iban War Dance. One is often invited to join in.. don’t be shy.. it can be fun..even if you don’t understand their language. Don’t leave without tasting their rice wine called ”Tuak”. Native style lunch will served in the longhouse before back to the resort the Iban will give you a presentation with their ancient weapon, the blowpipe. The tour ends with another longboat ride across the lake and back to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat.
Day 05: Batang Ai - Kuching (B/L)
Breakfast in the Resort. After breakfast today, you depart from the resort by ferry/boat to the jetty and return to Kuching city via the same rout as Day 03 with a stopover at Ranchang Pool Waterfall for lunch and transferring back to your hotel in city.
Day 06: Bako National Park (B/L)
After breakfast a scenic drive brings you to Bako Fishing village where an exciting boat ride takes you to marvel at the abundant natural beauty of Sarawak’s most popular National Park. Trek along the trails to spot wildlife in its natural surroundings including the proboscis monkeys, the monitor lizards, bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys and more than one hundred species of birds. The stunning tropical rainforest ranges from the mangrove swamp forest to kerangas (Heath forest) to cliff and beach vegetations. Exotic plants found along the trails include the several species of pitcher plants and wild orchids. You may end your trekking at a beautiful secluded swimming beach. Lunch will be served in the Park’s Canteen. Return in the afternoon to Kuching to your hotel.
Day 07: Gaya Island (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kuching International airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu. Recommended flight AK5351 at 7.55am. Arrival at Kota Kinabalu at 9.20am. Departure to Gaya Island at 12.00pm. Check in to your Villa at 3pm.
Day 08: Gaya Island (B)
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Day 09: Gaya Island (B)
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Day 10: Gaya Island (B)
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Day 11: Gaya Island (B)
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Day 12, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur (B)
11.00am Boat transfer back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to the Airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Check-in to the Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Day 13, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur (B)
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Day 14 (B)
Check out and onward travel
Package Rate is inclusive of:
- English speaking Guide
- Tours & Transfers as stated in the program
- Meals as stated in the program
- 4 Nights Accommodation Pullman Hotel (Deluxe)
- 2 Nights Accommodation Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat (Standard)
- 5 Nights at a Deluxe Villa at Gaya Island Resort (Double or twin sharing)
- 2 Nights at the Hotel Stripes
- Tourist tax
Package Rate is exclusive of:
- Any airfares and taxes
- Presents for the visit of the Iban Guest families (approximately RM 30.00 per client)
- Transfer from Kota Kinabalu Airport to the Jesselton Point (Jetty)
- Transfer from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the Hotel Stripes.
- What is not stated above
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