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Malaysia Family Spectacular tour package by Explorient

A Private Malaysia Family Tour – Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Sandakan, Turtle Island, Sukau, Kota Kinabalu

 12 Days / 10 Nights  – Tour Code (MFS)

Departs Daily


Borneo and Malaysia Family Vacation


Buckle up and get ready to experience Malaysia like no other place on earth on this action-packed, educational and fun-filled journey to one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems. Perfect for families and nature lovers, this incredible trip explores Malaysia’s deep-rooted heritage, fascinating wildlife and striking natural beauty. From KL’s glittering cityscape to Borneo’s virgin jungles, to Sabah’s pristine white sandy beaches and spectacular underwater sea life. They’re all here.

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 other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. To trace where it all began, we travel to Malacca (or Maleka in Malay). The historic city of Malacca provides a glimpse into the splendid saga of an extraordinary empire founded centuries ago which grew to become a powerful sultanate later colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The city’s rich tapestry of multicultural influences is abundantly displayed through its heritage architecture, diverse lifestyles and eclectic cuisine.

After a few days in the big city, we quickly shift gears to experience what Malaysia is most famous for – unrivaled nature, exotic wildlife and awesome adventure. Here, get up close and personal to learn about Malaysia’s robust wildlife conservation efforts. Starting with Turtle Island in the Sulu Sea, a safe haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles, we have the rare opportunity to observe turtle landings as they come ashore to lay their eggs, witness the process of collecting and planting their eggs in the hatchery, and ultimately release the hatching baby turtles to the open sea.  Next, travel inland to some of the oldest rainforests in the world. Visit the fascinating Orang-utan Sanctuary at Sepilok where orphaned and injured orang-utans are brought for rehabilitation to be return to the wild. Learn about the center’s conservation methods and witness the feeding of orangutans as they emerge from the forest for their daily ration of bananas and milk. Next, travel by land and by boat to Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary for some stunningly unique wildlife including the elusive Proboscis long-nose monkey, Macaques, Hornbills, the Orang-utan and other rare species found only in Sabah.

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
  • 10 nights hotel accommodations of your choice
  • 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 Renaissance Kuala Lumpur (Superior) OR Ritz Carlton (Deluxe)
  • 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)
  • Full day excursion to the heritage city of Malacca

BORNEO (3 nights)

  • 1 night at Four Points by Sheraton in Sandakan
  • 1 night at Seligan Lodge* in Turtle Island
  • 1 night at Borneo Nature Lodge* in Sukau
  • Private Jungle Safari per itinerary (except during boat transfers)
  • All ground and sea transportation per itinerary

KOTA KINABALU (4 nights)

  • 4 nights at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru**
  • Full day Island Hopping to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Gaya Islands for swimming and snorkeling

Remarks:
BASIC accommodations and facilities at Selingan Lodge and Borneo Nature Lodge in Turtle Island and Sukau, respectively.
Deluxe Package features Sea View room at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Hotel in Kota Kinabalu  


Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Beach Vacation

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Borneo adventure Tour

Baby Orangutan, Borneo

 

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
Enjoy a morning city tour of Kuala Lumpur tracing through the Heritage Trails of the early cultures in Malaysia. Visit Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House, one of the most interesting clan House in Malaysia); Chinatown, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Central Market, Sze Yeh Temple, Jamek Mosque of North India Islamic architecture, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Enjoy Malaysian lunch at a local restaurant. Balance of the afternoon at leisure to relax and explore KL on your own. (B,L)

Day 4 Kuala Lumpur (Malacca)
This morning, we travel by road to explore the birthplace of Malaysia – Malacca. Located on the banks of the river which in yesteryear teemed with Chinese junks and spice-laden vessels from all over the world, Malacca provides a glimpse into the splendid saga of an extraordinary empire. Enjoy a 45-minute cruise on the Malacca River followed by a walking tour of Malacca visiting the bridge over the Malacca River, Christ Church, Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower, Porta de Santiago, Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. A Peranakan lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 5 Kuala Lumpur / Sandakan
Transfer to the airport your flight for Sandakan. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure to relax, explore Sandakan City and get ready for your eco-adventure ahead. (B)

Day 6 Sandakan / Turtle Island
After breakfast, transfer to the jetty and embark on a one-hour boat ride for Selingan Island which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea. Selingan Island is a safe haven and main nesting area for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles. Upon arrival, enjoy time at leisure to swim or snorkel. After dinner, take part in a rare opportunity to learn about the park’s conservation efforts. Witness the collection of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and released baby turtles on the open shore. Overnight stay at the island chalet. (B,L,D) ****Note: Very basic accommodation (camping like) and facilities at Selingan Island Chalet. ****

Day 7 Turtle Island / Sukau
After an early morning breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat and proceed overland to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation. Located deep in the rain forest, orphaned and injured orangutans 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. Continue your overland journey (approx. 2.5 hours) through rustic countryside followed by a short river boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Enjoy time at leisure to relax and soak up Borneo before embarking on 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. Includes lunch and dinner at the lodge. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge. (B,L,D) ****Note: Very basic accommodation (camping-like) and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge. ****

Day 8 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. Transfer to Sandakan Airport for your late afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your resort. (B,L) ****Note: boat ride is operated on join basis with other passengers***

Day 9 Kota Kinabalu
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore KK on your own. (B)

Day 10 Kota Kinabalu (Abdul Rahman Park – Gaya Island – Sepi Island)
Enjoy a full day island hopping excursion to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park that beckons with its idyllic setting of sun, sand and sea. The five islands that make up the park are great getaways for simply lazing on the clean, white beaches or for more strenuous activities like snorkeling, diving (optional), or indulging in underwater observation of the plentiful marine life or underwater photography. Includes lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 11 Kota Kinabalu
Full day free at leisure. Many optional tours (mountain trekking, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, golfing, etc. are available upon request). (B)

Day 12 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 – May* ’16 S 3,045 4,175 4,275 1,315
D 3,325 4,445 4,545 1,515
June S 3,045 4,575 4,775 1,315
D 3,325 4,885 4,985 1,515
July – August S 3,075 4,625 4,825 1,375
D 3,475 4,995 5,195 1,675
September- November S 3,045 4,575 4,775 1,315
D 3,335 4,475 4,575 1,545
December** S 3,115 4,245 4,345 1,375
D 3,525 4,645 4,745 1,675
January – March ’17 S 3,045 4,575 4,775 1,315
D 3,335 4,475 4,575 1,515
Tour Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate
 S = Superior | D = Deluxe

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 Thailand
  • 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. $220 – subject to change).
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation


ACCOMMODATIONS

Kuala Lumpur - Renaissance Hotel

Kuala Lumpur – Renaissance Hotel

Kuala Lumpur - RItz Carlton Hotel

Kuala Lumpur – RItz Carlton Hotel

Sandakan - Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Sandakan – Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Kota Kinabalu - ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort

Kota Kinabalu – ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private sightseeing of Kuala Lumpur City
  • Private excursion to Malacca with a 45-minute cruise on the Malacca River
  • Boat ride to Selingan Island to witness nesting area for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles.
  • Extensive nature exploration of Sandakan & Sukau with visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
  • Island hopping excursion to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Relax in paradise in Kota Kinabalu with swimming & snorkeling or observing of the plentiful marine life

Price Starting From: $4,175


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TESTIMONIALS

“I had the best time of my life!  The guides were all awesome. I’m so glad I found you…it would not have been the same without your help!”

Angela Jangula -- Arizona

July 2007 (Thailand)