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 Urban Room at the Le Meridien Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
  • 2 nights in a standard accommodation at Borneo Nature Lodge or similar in Sukau
  • 3 nights in a Urban Room at the One Farrer Hotel 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. This afternoon is free to plan your own itinerary.

DAY 10

SINGAPORE (B)

With your free time in Singapore, admire the iconic Marina Bay – the area that houses some of the city’s most impressive architectural achievements. Feast your eyes on the commanding Marina Bay Sands, distinctive lotus-shaped Art Science Museum and towering skyscrapers in the financial district. Pose for photos with Singapore’s iconic Merlion fountain and take snaps of the city’s impressive skyline across the glistening water of the bay.  About 15 minutes stroll will take you to the foot of the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, home to the striking ‘Supertrees’ – giant tree-like structures that grow vertical tropical gardens. If you are a food lover, you must try Singapore’s Chilli Crab! One of Singapore’s National Dishes, and can be found in seafood restaurants all over the island. It is traditionally eaten with bare hands as a means to savour the juicy crab meat with its sweet and spicy chilli sauce.

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

    2017Los AngelesSan FranciscoNew YorkSingle Supplement
    Apr 01 - Jun 09$2,499$2,499$2,649$1,600
    Jun 10 - Jul 15$2,599$2,599$2,849$1,600
    Jul 16 - Sep 18$2,549$2,549$2,749$1,600
    Sep 19 - 24$2,799$2,799$2,949$1,900
    Sep 25 - Dec 09$2,499$2,499$2,649$1,600
    Dec 10 - 31$2,599$2,599$2,849$1,600
    2018
    Jan 02 - 27$2,499$2,499$2,649$1,600
    Jan 28 - Feb 04$2,799$2,799$2,949$1,999
    Feb 05 - Mar 20 $2,499$2,499$2,899$2,649
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Fare for outbound travel from New York on weekends (Fri-Sun) are $100 higher. Peak Season inbound travel supplement of $60 per person applies for return flight from Jan 01-08. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges. (AI/031517/L113/S129/J56/C-10)

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