9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation and all transfers, delicious breakfast daily, dedicated transportation, professional guides and more.

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  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
  • 9 day Borneo Wildlife tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

To truly experience Borneo is to immerse yourself in the stunning lush jungle home to some of the world’s most exquisite wildlife. Thanks to ongoing conservation projects, mostly funded by tourism, a lot of Borneo’s magical jungles remained untouched and offer some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. 

Borneo is a melting pot of religions, cuisines, cultures, languages and species and there is little not to be completely enchanted by if you are lucky enough to visit.

If thoughts of pristine nature, cultural riches and incredible orangutans in their natural environment isn’t enough to convince you to see this captivating country, knowing that your entire trip is taken care of by us is sure to. 

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, transfers, dedicated transportation, breakfast daily plus other meals, professional guide, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand –airplane-takeoff– Sandakan ~ Sepilok , Borneo (D)

Today, depart New Zealand for your amazing holiday to Borneo. Upon arrival, you will be met at Sandakan airport and transferred to Sepilok Jungle Resort.

Please note: Some flights might depart 1 day prior.

Day 2: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Sun Bear Conservation Centre (B,L,D)

This morning we visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding and learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of Sepilok. Witness the majestic Orangutan swing through the forest towards the feeding platform and watch as these beautiful creatures enjoy their breakfast. Afterwards, we make a visit to see the World’s smallest bear in their natural habitat at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Enjoy lunch back at the resort and relax in the resorts pool and tropical surroundings until 3pm when you can go back to the afternoon feeding at the Orangutan sanctuary. The afternoon is a much less busier time to see these incredible animals and take photos. Evening at leisure in the Jungle Resort.

Day 3: Sepilok ~ Libaran Island(B,L,D)

After breakfast we transfer to the Sandakan Jetty and board the boat to Libaran Island.

The trip takes around 30 minutes and on arrival you will check in and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful quiet island, relax on the decking or take a stroll along the long stretch of sandy beach. After lunch we take a guided walk through a local village and learn about their lifestyle. At 6:00pm there will be a briefing about the turtle’s conservation program, followed by a visit to the hatchery and an opportunity to release baby turtles back to the Sulu Sea. Have dinner and watch a documentary, then, a waiting game for the ranger call for the mother turtle sighting. If we are lucky enough we will witness mother turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs in the sand.

Day 4: Libaran Island – Bilit, Kinabantangan River  (B,L,D)

Back to the mainland we go this morning. Once back in Sandakan we proceed to Sandakan War Memorial Park before heading overland to our adventure lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. On arrival into Bilit we have a spot of lunch before jumping on our first wildlife boat cruise down the river. Keep your eyes peeled for wild orangutans, Proboscis monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and lots of exotic birdlife! Evening free at leisure or take an optional guided night jungle walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife.

Optional Tour – Night Walk.

Day 5: Bilit, Kinabatangan River ~ Tree Planting Activity (B,L,D)

Early morning start as we cruise along the Kinabatangan River at 6:00 am in search for more wild and wonderful wildlife, then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, we visit a local village and take part in a tree planting activity to do our part for the conservation of the jungle. Then we take a guided jungle walk through riverine forest and search for bird life. Trek back to Bilit Lodge, freshen up, have lunch and enjoy the second river cruise of the day in search for more wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying a cold beer and sharing your photos from the day with fellow travellers.

Day 6: Bilit ~ Sandakan ~ Fisherman’s Village (B,L)

After breakfast, we depart Bilit by 8:30 am and return to Sandakan. Have lunch in the hotel and have some free time to relax or take our optional excursion to the Fisherman’s Village and Firefly River Cruise.

Optional Tour: Fisherman’s Village Tour & Firefly River Cruise includes dinner. Late afternoon 4:15 pm we transfer from the hotel to a local fisherman’s village. Meet the villagers and sample some local snacks and sugary tea while chatting with the locals and playing games with the kids. At dark, take a river cruise through the mangroves and wait for the thousands of fireflies to light up the trees around us. End with a local dinner then transfer back to the hotel for your overnight stay. (Evening – Includes Dinner)

Day 7: Sandakan – Free Day or Optional Tours (B)

Enjoy a free day at leisure today or take an optional tour.

Optional Tour: Sandakan nature city tour including lunch. Pick up at hotel at 10am. Begin tour with a visit to Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, Central Market St. Michael’s Church, Liberation Monument and Agnes Keith Museum. Stop for a delicious lunch at the English Tea House. (Half Day – Includes Lunch)

 

Optional Tour: Sandakan city tour and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary including lunch. Pick up at the hotel at 10 am. Begin tour with a visit to Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, before heading to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary for the 11:30 am feeding. Head back in to Sandakan Town and the tour will continue with visits to the Central Market and Agnes Keith Museum. Stop for a delicious lunch at the English Tea House, then after lunch, visit St. Michael’s Church, Liberation Monument and head back to the Hotel around4 pm.. (Full Day – Includes Lunch)

Day 8: Sandakan – airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 9: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers
  • 7 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as per itinerary

Highlights:

  • See friendly orphaned orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit Libaran Island and the turtle conservation area
  • Observe Borneo’s diverse wildlife on a river cruise down the Kinabatangan River
  • See the world’s smallest bear at the Sun Bear Conservation Centre

 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Travel dates are subject to availability. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 90 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information: 

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Visas
  • Tourism Tax of RM10 (approx. NZD$5) payable per person on arrival at each hotel
  • Camera fees (approx. NZD$8 per person per attraction. Mobile phone cameras are free)
  • Plus anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’.

Important Note: The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) is imposing a Tourism Tax on non-Malaysian guests at the sum of RM10nett per room per night with effect from 1st September 2017. This Tourism Tax will apply no matter if the booking was made before or after the announcement. The Tourism Tax is not applicable to Malaysian citizens (MyKAD holders) & Malaysian Permanent Residents (MyPR card holders). Kindly please take note that the Tourism Tax will be collected directly from the tourist(s) locally upon check out from the resort/hotel/lodge/chalet.

Single Supplement: $400 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Land Only: Not available 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 – 20 people 

Accommodation: 

Sandakan: The Sabah Hotel or similar
Sepilok: Sepilok Jungle Resort or similar 
Libaran Island: Walai Penyu Resort or similar
Kinabatangan: Bilit Adventure Lodge or similar 

Optional Tours:

Fisherman Village & Firefly Evening River Cruise Inc Dinner $72 per person 
Sandakan Nature City Tour HALF DAY Inc Lunch $72 per person 
Sandakan City Tour & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary FULL DAY Inc Lunch $125 per person

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

20 May
9 September 
16 September*
30 September*
7 October*
14 October
21 October
29 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November

*A $200 per person peak season surcharge applies 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares with Malaysia Airlines and their codeshare partners or similar
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 20kg per passenger
  • Meals on board your flight/s and preferred seating requests can be purchased at an additional fee
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

 Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers
  • 7 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as per itinerary
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