Borneo Holiday: Orangutans & Ibans

13 days
FROM £ 1744
Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia

Borneo Holiday: Orangutans & Ibans

Visit two orang-utan rehabilitation projects
Spot for wild orang-utans & other jungle species
Stay in a longhouse with the Iban people of Batang Ai NP
Cruise the biodiverse Kinabatangan River at dusk
Kick back at a beachside resort

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - 2

For many, Kuching is the cultural capital of Borneo, and it's a wonderful place to learn about Sarawak’s history, with plenty of colonial past preserved for the modern visitor. It’s an energetic city, but not overcrowded, and much of it can be explored on foot. On your second day you head into Bako National Park, one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Commonly spotted species include proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long tail macaques, wild boars, monitor lizards and diverse birds. The park sits on a stunning peninsular, and its habitats here range from mangrove to kerangas, tropical swamp, cliffs and shoreline. At Bako Village, you'll climb aboard a boat to complete your journey into the park.

DAY 3 - 4

Semenggok Wildlife Centre & Iban Longhouse
Your day will begin with a visit to Semenggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, considered to be the best place in Sarawak to view semi-wild orang-utans. Semenggok’s orangs have all been rescued from captivity and are undergoing rehabilitation to survive in the surrounding forest reserve. Orangs who’ve already been rehabilitated roam free in the forest throughout the day, but many still return to the centre at feeding time. The centre also has a successful breeding program, and it is often possible to see mothers with young babies. You then head into Batang Ai National Park, where the locals typically live in communal longhouses. The final leg of your journey will be by longtail boat along the river into the rainforest, to find the longhouse.


Say farewell to your Iban hosts and clamber back into the longtail boat to begin today’s rather long but necessary journey back to Kuching, passing through the fascinating landscape of Sarawak. Relax at the Nature Resort as a good break between long journeys.
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  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, Entry visas, International airport departure taxes, Any meals not listed in the itinerary, Drinks (other than water on activity days), Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), Travel insurance, All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts at £1,744 based on two people sharing. Prices depend on the season of travel and available accommodation. Prices per person reduce if there are more than 2 people travelling. We will provide a fully costed quote when you send us your requirements.

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

This is based on the accommodation and tour as listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase. For an exact quotation and itinerary for the dates you require, please do get in touch.

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

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