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Malaysia Borneo Spectacular Tour Package by Explorient

A Private Malaysia Adventure Tour – Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Batang Ai, Sandakan, Sukau, Kota Kinabalu

 15 Days / 13 Nights  – Tour Code (MBS)

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Luxury Beach Vacation, Malaysia


Buckle up and get ready for an uncommon journey like no other to one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems – Malaysia. Besides being a haven for some of world’s best amazing eco-adventures with its fascinating wildlife, unspoiled rainforests and spectacular beaches, Malaysia is a also a gastronomical paradise home to a wealth of art, exotic cultures and hundreds of colorful festivals like nowhere else in the Orient.

Your introduction of Malaysia begins with Kuala Lumpur, affectionately known as KL, this sophisticated metropolis boasts a tasteful blend of dazzling architectures, fantastic shopping, bustling nightlife, amazing cuisines all in a unique melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. For those who love architecture, KL never ceases to impress the visitor with its myriad of beautiful mosques and temples, colonial buildings with a fusion of East and West, and glittering skyscrapers have become the symbol of KL. For the food lover, KL is simply “heaven”, boasting a countless spread of tantalizing Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines from ultra-fine dining experiences to irresistible fun-filled hawkers (food courts) showcasing mouth-watering local eats and seafood that are out of this world.

Next, journey back in time to the Eastern Peninsula for a cultural-inspiring expedition to one of Malaysia’s timeless Iban Longhouse villages. Nestled in the unspoiled tropical rainforests of Sarawak,  these longhouses consist of entire villages living under a single roof, practicing life and traditions as they were hundreds of years ago.  As an honored guest, you’ll have a rare and distinctive opportunity to spend time in their tribal quarters to meet the natives and experience first-hand their primitive way of life, distinctive heritage and heartwarming hospitality.

After a heavy dose of culture, we shift gears to experience what Malaysia is most famous for – unrivaled nature, exotic wildlife and awesome adventure. Located in the Sabah, Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world largely covered by dense jungle containing some of oldest rainforests in the world. Here we explore Borneo’s virgin jungles by land and by boat to Sepilok and Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary to observe some stunningly unique wildlife including the elusive Proboscis long-nose monkey, Macaques, Hornbills and of course the Orang-utan.

Last but not least, we end the trip at one of Malaysia’s most beautiful and diverse seaside spots –  Kota Kinabalu. Home to Mount Kinabalu and some of the most prolific marine life on Earth, choose from an array of activities your heart desires everything from blissful relaxation on its white sandy shores, to diving and snorkeling atop virgin coral reefs, or a round of golf at one of KK’s Championship courses. They’re all here.

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW


TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class air via Cathay Pacific Airways from USA
  • Domestic Airfares within Malaysia per itinerary
  • 13 nights hotel accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other meals as specified per itinerary (food only)
  • Private tour throughout: airport transfers & sightseeing by private car, English-speaking driver/guides

KUALA LUMPUR  (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Traders Hotel
  • Half day city tour with visits to Chinatown, National Monument, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and photo stops at King’s Palace and Petronas Towers (outside viewing)

KUCHING (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Pullman Kuching
  • Roundtrip overland transfer between Kuching and Batang Ai

BATANG AI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Batang Ai Resort by Hilton
  • Full day Jungle Safari and Iban Longhouse Visit

BORNEO  (3 nights)

  • 1 night at Four Points by Sheraton in Sandakan
  • 2 nights at Borneo Nature Lodge* in Sukau
  • Extensive private Jungle Safari including a visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (except during boat transfers)
  • Private wildlife expedition in Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

KOTA KINABALU (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru**
  • Free time a leisure to relax or take up one of many option tours (snorkeling, whitewater rafting, mountain trekking, round of golf, foodies-tour, etc.) available.

Remarks:
1. *BASIC accommodations and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge in Sukau
2. **Accommodations at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru based on Kinabalu Sea View Room


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TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart North America
Board your Cathay Pacific Airways for Kuala Lumpur, connecting in Hong Kong.

Day 2  Arrive Kuala Lumpur
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 3 nights’ accommodations.

Day 3  Kuala Lumpur
Morning at leisure. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour to explore the city’s most interesting sightseeing attractions including a photo stops at Petronas Towers (excludes observatory ticket) and King’s Palace (outside viewing only) and visits to National Monument, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Chinatown. Take a stroll through Petaling Street night market, where locals engage in hectic bargaining for merchandizes spread across the streets. Later, proceed to the variety of local favorites food stalls at Jalan Alor, a great place to unwind, sitting outside while enjoying your dinner. (B) ****dinner not included***

Day 4 Kuala Lumpur
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore KL on your own. Optional tours (Melaka, Batu Caves, Elephant Sanctuary, etc.) are available upon request. (B)

Day 5 Kuala Lumpur / Kuching
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kuching, situated in the Eastern Peninsula of Malaysia and a launching pad for your Borneo adventure in Sarawak and Sabah. Transfer to your hotel in Kuching and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 6 Kuching / Batang Ai
This morning, embark on an fascinating overland journey to Batang Ai located 166 miles outside Kuching City. Pass through the scenic countryside consisting of quaint little towns, rural villages, rice fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle as the road starts to wind and undulate as you go deeper into the interior. Stop for lunch at Lachau before arriving at the Hydro lake at Lubok Antu for a boat ride to Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Batang Ai (Mengkak Longhouse)
Tnis morning, take a native longboat ride to Mengkak Longhouse journeying across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. Upon arriving the Mengkak Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river,  enjoy lunch followed a cultural performance and blow pipe demonstration by the longhouse villagers. Enjoy time at leisure in the village to mingle with the residents before returning to your resort. Dinner is served at a local restaurant or at the resort. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Batang Ai / Kuching
After breakfast, depart for Kuching with lunch at a small roadside town before arriving Kuching. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. (B,L)

Day 9 Kuching / Sandakan
Transfer to the airport your morning flight for Sandakan, connecting in Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to explore Sandakan City on your own. (B)

Day 10 Sandakan / Sepilok / Sukau
This morning, depart by road for Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Located deep in the rain forest, orphaned and injured orang-utans are brought to Sepilok for rehabilitation to be return to the wild. Learn about the center’s conservation efforts and witness the feeding of orangutans as they emerge from the forest for their daily ration of bananas and milk. Watch as the primates are fed from a platform in the centre and then returned to roam freely in the forest where they can fend for themselves. Afterwards, travel overland to Sukau and check-in at Borneo Nature Lodge for your next 2 nights’ accommodation. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on the Menanggol River to the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife where the elusive Proboscis monkey, Macaques, Hornbills, Kingfishers and many others are often seen. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge. Includes lunch and dinner at the lodge. (B,L) ****Note: Basic accommodation and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge. ****

Day 11 Sukau (Oxbow Lakes)
Embark on an early morning river journey to the Oxbow lakes with excellent opportunities to observe mother nature, orangutans and other wildlife in the rainforest. Late morning return to the lodge for breakfast. Enjoy time at leisure to relax and soak up nature at its purest form. Late afternoon river cruise in Kinabatangan to search for more wildlife and birds. Overnight Borneo Nature Lodge. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. (B,L,D) ****Note: Basic accommodation and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge. ****

Day 12 Sukau / Kota Kinabalu 
Enjoy a morning visit to the Gomantong Cave and Semut Hitam cavern to explore the cave system on boardwalk. Proceed to Sandakan for lunch and a visit of the water village, central market, Buddhist temple. Afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your resort. (B,L)

Day 13 Kota Kinabalu
Full day free at leisure in Paradise. Home to Mount Kinabalu and some of the most prolific marine life on Earth, choose from an array of activities your heart desires everything from blissful relaxation on its white sandy shores, to diving and snorkeling atop virgin coral reefs, or a round of golf at one of KK’s Championship courses. (B)

Day 14 Kota Kinabalu
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore KK on your own. (B)

Day 15 Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home, connecting in Hong Kong and arrive home the same day. (B)

****END OF PROGRAM****


PRICE CHART

2016/17 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2017)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
January – March ’16 3,725 5,275 5,375 1,445
April – May* 3,985 5,075 5,175 1,525
June 3,985 5,475 5,675 1,525
July – August 3,825 5,575 5,775 1,645
September – November 3,985 5,075 5,175 1,525
December* 4,085 5,175 5,275 1,645
January – March ’17 3,985 5,075 5,175 1,525
Tour Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages,  gratuities to guides, drivers & bell persons
  • Land only cost includes domestic airfares within Malaysia
  • Blackout dates, holiday Surcharges and/or compulsory Gala dinners at hotels apply Dec. 20-Jan. 10
  • For Air & Land Option:
    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on Fri. -Sun., add $50 per person each direction.
    • *Jun-Aug rates apply for departures between May 24-31 due to peak season airfares
    • **For air & land option, a supplement of $400 (LAX/SFO) / $500 (JFK/CHI/BOS) applies for departures between Dec. 10 – 31
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please refer to Connecting Cities chart.
    • Departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $150 – subject to change).
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation


ACCOMMODATIONS


Kuala Lumpur - Traders Hotel by Shangri-La

Kuala Lumpur – Traders Hotel by Shangri-La

Kuching - The Pullman Hotel

Kuching – The Pullman Hotel

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort by Hilton

Batang Ai Longhouse Resort by Hilton

Sandakan - Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Sandakan – Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Kota Kinabalu - ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort

Kota Kinabalu – ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort

Borneo - Nature Lodge

Borneo – Nature Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private sightseeing of Kuala Lumpur City with optional tour to Melaka, Batu Caves and Elephant Sanctuary
  • Private excursion to Batang Ai with boat ride to Batang Ai Longhouse Resort
  • Native longboat ride to Mengkak Longhouse along Engkari River with lunch and cultural performance
  • Extensive nature exploration of Sandakan & Sukau with visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
  • Relax in paradise in Kota Kinabalu

Price Starting From: $5,075


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