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Borneo Rainforest Adventure


from £2,399.00 13 2

  • Breakfasts and more All breakfasts and more
  • Small Group < 15 Small Group 15 or less
  • VIP Travel Service VIP door to door
Enjoy the exhilarating experience of a lifetime travelling into Borneo

The rainforests are blessed with a stunning botanical diversity and unique wildlife which you can discover as part of a small group on this fascinating tour. You'll meet the orang-utans of Sepilok and explore mangrove swamplands.

This tour includes two nights aboard aircraft if flying with Royal Brunei or with Malaysia Airlines.

Please note:  For Sept-Oct 2014 departures you stay at the Mount Kinabulu Heritage Resort and Spa.


  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts, ten lunches and all dinners including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Excursions as described
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
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June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014

13 days

Day 1 UK-Kota Kinabulu

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, depart in the evening for your overnight flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Day 2 Kota Kinabulu

Magellan Sutera

On arrival transfer and stay one night on an all-inclusive basis at the Magellan Sutera Resort (5Q).

Day 3 Kota Kinabulu-Sandakan


Fly to Sandakan and visit to the Sepilok Orang-utan Centre in Sandakan, which returns orphaned orang-utans to the wild. You'll also visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Stay for two nights at the Sabah Hotel (3Q).

Day 4 Sandakan


This morning visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre, where you can stroll above the rainforest canopy on a walkway, then visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. This afternoon, after an included lunch, see the city sights on an orientation tour of Sandakan.

Day 5 Sandakan-Kinabatangan River

Proboscis Monkey

En route to Kinabatangan, visit the Gomantong Caves where edible birds’ nests are collected by local people. Continue to Sukau for two nights full-board at the Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi (2Q), and listen to monkeys, tropical birds and insects in the surrounding rainforest.

Day 6 Sukau

River trip

An included river cruise takes you around an oxbow lake for birdwatching. In the evening embark on another boat trip in search of wildlife on the Menanggol River.

Sukau Sabah Borneo Asia

Day 7 Kinabatangan River-Kinabalu National Park

Leave Sukau for the hilly Ranau region of Kinabalu and travel on the infamous ‘Sandakan track’ route where British and Australian prisoners worked as labourers during World War ll. Stay two nights full-board at the Mountain Lodge (2Q). 

Please note: on 24 September, 1, 15 October, and 12 November, 2014 departures you'll stay at the Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort and Spa (2Q).

Day 8 Poring Hot Springs and Kinabalu National Park

Rafflesia flower

Travel to Poring Hot Springs and walk along the canopy walkway (if the walkway is closed for maintenance an alternative tour will be arranged). Then trek through the foothills in Kinabalu Park at the base of Mount Kinabalu. This botanical paradise is home to hundreds of species of orchids and the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia.

Kinabulu National Park Kota Kinabulu Sabah Borneo Asia

Day 9 Kinabalu Park-Keningau


Pass through stunning mountain scenery and tribal villages to the town of Keningau where you can visit the bustling stalls of the night market. Spend two nights at the Perkasa Hotel (2Q).

Day 10 Keningau

Tropical insects

Today you visit the beautiful landscaped gardens of the Sabah Agricultural Park, home to numerous birds, insects and mammals.

Day 11 Keningau-Kota Kinabalu

Maegllan Sutera Resort

Leave Keningau and enjoy a scenic journey back to Kota Kinabalu, for your final two nights staying at the Magellan Sutera Resort (5Q). Travelling by road you'll pass through the rainforest, past paddy fields, and small villages. En route you'll stop off at the Rafflesia Centre for a chance to view the rare Rafflesia flower.

Day 12 Kota Kinabalu

Mosque in Kota Kinabulu

Explore Kota Kinabalu on an included city tour and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 13 Kota Kinabalu


Travel to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

Day 14 Kota Kinabulu to UK

Arrive in the morning for your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.

3 nights


Pre-tour extension, breakfasts included

Enjoy a relaxing three-night stay at the Radisson Brunei (4Q) before your holiday. Available when flying with Royal Brunei.

Please call for details.

Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Borneo Asia
Brunei mosque
3 nights

Kuala Lumpur

Pre-extension, breakfasts included

Before your holiday, stay at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur (4Q), set in the city's 'Golden Triangle'. Available when flying with Malaysia Airlines.

Please call for details.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Asia
Kuala Lumpur skyline
4 nights

Magellan Sutera

All-inclusive extension

Enjoy four nights at the all-inclusive Magellan Sutera Resort (5Q).

Please call for details.

Kota Kinabulu Sabah Borneo Asia
Mount Kinabulu

Please note

This itinerary may operate in reverse for 2015 departures