Complete Borneo

16 days
FROM £ 3630
Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia

Complete Borneo

Visit two orang-utan rehabilitation projects
Explore Danum Valley’s ancient rainforest
Stay in a longhouse with the Iban of Batang Ai
Cycle through Kuching’s rural villages
Conquer Borneo Rainforest Lodge’s canopy walkway
Cruise the biodiverse Kinabatangan River at dusk
Explore the record-breaking caves of Mulu NP
Relax on tropical Gaya Island

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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. When you arrive at the airport, our local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of your first day is at leisure. On Day 2 you will explore Kuching by bike, starting with a short trip by sampan across the Sarawak River. Hop in the saddle for a leisurely cycle ride through the rural side of Kuching, past coconut groves and kampongs (Malay villages) where you'll see traditional wood & thatch stilt homes, and stop off to meet a local family.

DAY 3 - 4

Iban Longhouse
After visiting the community of semi-wild orang-utans at Semenggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, journey deep into Batang Ai National Park, where the locals typically live in communal longhouses. Batang Ai is home to the Iban people, whose way of life goes back for centuries. They rely predominantly on hunting, fishing and small scale agriculture, although the trickle of adventurous tourists also provides an income. Tonight you'll stay at a riverside longhouse, whose Iban residents will treat you to traditional entertainment and, if our own experiences are anything to go by, copious home-brewed tuak (rice wine).


Today you'll say kami ka mupuk dulu 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. Once you reach the city, the remainder of your day will be at leisure.
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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 £3,630 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.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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