Malaysian Borneo & Singapore

Kota Kinabalu, Sukau & Singapore

Overview

TOUR CODE: SINBKI

A journey that includes two of Southeast Asias exhilarating destinations – Malaysia & Singapore. Our adventure begins in the beautiful island of Malaysian Borneo, a paradise on earth rich in flora, fauna and discoveries. You’ll encounter the endangered red haired Orangutan, in Malay meaning “person of the forest”. Learn the conservation efforts at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Embark on a boat cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of various primate groups including the Proboscis Monkeys, which are endemic to the jungles of Borneo and are distinguished by its prominent nose. Then, a flight to Singapore opens up a whole new world of a contrasting blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Experience world-class shopping along Orchard road; escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to the Botanic Gardens or the awe-inspiring Gardens by the Bay. To truly experience Singapore’s diverse ethnology, walk along the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Joo Chiat and Katong.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare on Singapore Airlines
  • Round-trip economy class airfare from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu on SilkAir
  • Round-trip economy class airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan on a local airline
  • 3 nights in a Guest Room at the Hilton Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
  • 2 nights in a standard accommodation at Borneo Nature Lodge or similar in Sukau
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Room at Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Round-trip  airport/hotel transfers in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Singapore
  • Sightseeing tours and activities as specified in itinerary
  • All taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges

Itinerary

DAY 01

DEPART HOMETOWN/KOTA KINABALU

Board your flight to Kota Kinabalu.

DAY 02

IN-FLIGHT

In flight En-route to your destination.

DAY 03

ARRIVE KOTA KINABALU

Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by our local representative and transfer to the hotel for check in.  The rest of the day will be free at leisure.

DAY 04

KOTA KINABALU CITY TOUR (B)

Start your tour with a scenic drive through this city, formerly known as “Singgahmata” or “the Place where the Eye Lingers” has risen from the destruction on the last world war to become a vibrant and modern city that still retains its traditional charms. See many places of interests in the city center such as the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building), Sabah State, City Mosque and the Sabah Museum for the historical and cultural aspects of the indigenous people.

DAY 05

KOTA KINABALU/SANDAKAN/ORANGUTAN & RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)

Today, board a short morning flight to Sandakan, the gateway to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. You’ll be greeted upon your arrival at Sandakan Airport by your local guide. Get acquainted with a video about the plight of the Orangutans and learn about the rehabilitation’s conservation efforts before we continue to meet these bright eyed primates.  Take a ten minute stroll through the rainforest on a wooden boardwalk that takes you to the viewing platform where we’ll witness the feeding of the orangutans. After lunch, transfer by road (approx. 2.5 hours) to Sukau. Check in at one of the river cabins. Relax by the river before we cruise Kinabatangan, Sabah’s longest river by boat. The river will give you the opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife in its virgin mangrove and rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primate species including the Proboscis Monkeys as they rest on treetops. Settle down for dinner and overnight stay at the lodge by the river.

DAY 06

JUNGLE WALK/OX BOW LAKE/RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will take you to a jungle walk along the trail to the ox-bow lake for bird watching. After lunch, you will have free time to relax before we continue to a river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River bank.

DAY 07

GOMANTONG CAVES & CITY TOUR/SANDAKAN/KOTA KINABALU (B/L)

We leave Sukau early in the morning and drive to the Gomantong Cave located within the Gomantong forest reserve. For over 400 years the Orang Sungai natives of the Kinabatangan River have harvested the edible birds’ nests made by swift lets that live in these caves. Today these edible birds’ nests are sold locally or exported at a high commercial value. Take about 15-minute boardwalk to the opening of Semut Hitam cavern and explore the cave system. We drive back to Sandakan for lunch. In the afternoon, continue for the city tour, visit water village, central market and Buddhist temple. At the end of the day, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu for a night’s rest.

DAY 08

KOTA KINABALU/SINGAPORE (B)

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Arrive at the Changi International Airport. Get transferred to the hotel and check-in. Relax and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Also known as the ‘Garden City’ and the ‘Lion City’, Singapore has a range of attractions and activities for you. You can either opt to explore the city on your own or just go out for a stroll along Orchard Road, lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 09

SINGAPORE CITY TOUR (B)

Your orientation tour of Singapore begins with a drive around the Civic District, past the Padang, the Cricket Club, the historic Parliament House, the Supreme Court and City Hall. Enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay at the Merlion Park. Do not miss out on this great photo opportunity with the Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on Singapore island before driving past Chinatown. Next stop is the National Orchid Garden, within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a colorful display of 60,000 orchid plants. Our final stop at Little India will entice you with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices. In the afternoon we return to our hotel  for a free afternoon.

DAY 10

NIGHT OUT AT MARINA BAY (B)

Enjoy a day at leisure.

In the evening, join us for a tour to the Gardens by the Bay, discover exotic plants in the FlowerDome from the 5 continents which are displayed in 9 different gardens. Walk in the Cloud Forest and marvel at the 114 feet tall indoor waterfall, a mysterious world veiled in mist with and be amazed at the unique and fragile plants. Watch the SuperTree Grove come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night! Be amazed with a birds-eye view of the city and Marina Bay from the top of Marina Bay Sand’s Skypark – it is a roof like no other, perched 656 feet in the air with observation deck in the clouds (weather permitting).

*This tour operates on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

DAY 11

SINGAPORE DEPARTURE (B)

Check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.

Meals: B= Breakfast L= Lunch  D= Dinner

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2018Los AngelesSan FranciscoHoustonNew YorkSingle Supplement
    Feb 20 - Mar 27$2,699$2,799$2,799$2,799$1,300
    Mar 28 - Jun 09$2,599$2,699$2,699$2,699$1,300
    Jun 10 - Jul 15$2,799$2,899$2,899$2,899$1,300
    Jul 16 - Sep 05$2,699$2,799$2,799$2,799$1,300
    Sep 10 - Dec 09$2,699$2,799$2,799$2,799$1,300
    Dec 10 - 23$2,799$2,899$2,899$2,899$1,300
    2019
    Jan 01 - Mar 20$2,599$2,699$2,699$2,699$1,300
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Fares for outbound travel on weekends (Fri - Sun) are $75 higher each way. Inbound air peak season surcharge of $75.00 per person from Jan 01-08. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges. (AI/020218/L118/S133/I104/J170/C-10)

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