Malaysian Escapade

7 Days 6 Nights
Kota Kinabalu, Mulu, Kuching, Semenggok Orangutan

Day 1:     Kota Kinabalu Arrival

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour visiting the highest point for a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu – The Signal Hill, Likas Bay, the exterior of the Sabah Foundation building, Buddhist Temple, State Museum and the State Mosque.

Accommodation: Promenade Kota Kinabalu or similar

Day 2:     Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu National  Park – Kota Kinabalu (B/L)

After breakfast, depart for a full day excursion to Kinabalu National Park, the base of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Kinabalu Park is a botanist’s paradise with over a thousand species of orchids, numerous Rhododendrons and pitcher plants as well as many species of birds. A park guide will take you on a nature walk where you will also visit the exhibition hall and watch a slide presentation of the Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu

Day 3:     Kota Kinabalu – Mulu (B/D)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Mulu. The Mulu National Park is home to the largest cave passage in the world and a paradise for naturalists. Mulu Park is known to have 1500 species of flowering plants, 170 species of wild orchids and 67 species of animals (sighting of animals is not guaranteed). After lunch at your leisure, proceed to the Park’s headquarter and from there take the 3 km raised plank walk to explore the Deer and Lang Caves – the largest cave passage in the world. This interesting walk will take you through the peat swamp forest, and if weather permits, be mesmerized by millions of bats which fly out of the cave each evening

Accommodation: Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa or similar

Day 4:    Mulu – Kuching (B/L)

After early breakfast, continue with our exploration of Mulu caves with a boat ride to Clearwater Cave. You can swim at a crystal clear water pool near the Clearwater Cave. Explore the Wind Cave and thereafter proceed to Batu Bungan Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and their handicraft heritage. Return to Mulu and proceed to the airport for your flight to Kuching. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Pullman Kuching or similar

Day 5:     Kuching (B)

After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kuching. Highlights of this tour are views of the Fort Margherita from the waterfront, across the Sarawak River (no public admission), Tua Pek Kong Temple – the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching and visit to an exhibition of “Urang Sarawak: An Exhibition US”. Located in the Art Museum wing of the Sarawak Museum complex. It ranges from Sarawak’s Paleolithic ages and early history, with sections on the Niah Caves and on the Sarawak River delta highlighting Tom Harrisson’s work, to recent history. It also portrays a sample of significant cultural features of some of Sarawak’s ethnic groups including cosmology, ‘adat’ and traditional healing. Return to hotel after the tour.

Day 6:     Kuching – Semenggok Orangutan – Batang Ai (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast, depart to Semenggok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres, the only remaining green belt near the city which acts as a sanctuary for Orangutans. The main attraction is undeniably the Rehabilitation Centre, a temporary home for displaced Orangutans that have been rescued from captivity and young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area. However, there are few that will never re-learn their natural skills due to long association with and dependence on humans. There are daily scheduled feeding times. Sightings of these primates during feeding times are not guaranteed.  From here, depart for a 4.5 hours journey to Batang Ai Dam passing rice fields, pepper plantations, local villages before stopping for lunch at the tiny little town of Lachau. On arrival at the Batang Ai Dam, be ferried across to the resort. Rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat or similar

Day 7:    Batang Ai – Iban Longhouse – Kuching (B/L)

After breakfast, depart for the Lemanak River to board the native longboats to visit an Iban longhouse. The Ibans who live along the river were once known to be the most fearsome pirates and headhunters. Today they live harmoniously as farmers, fishing and hunting in the surrounding jungles. The highlight of the visit is the traditional welcome with maidens in ceremonial regalia and the Ngajat dance. Enjoy your lunch at the longhouse while tuak, the local rice wine is served all around. You will have a chance to try your hand at handling the blowpipe and witness a cock-fight demonstration. Transfer to Kuching airport in the evening for your homebound flight.

 

B – Breakfast            L – Lunch         D – Dinner

Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY 

Arrival in Kota Kinabalu

Land Package From Single Supp.

April – December 2020 

January – March 2021

1880 510

HOTEL BLACKOUT DATES and FAIR/SEASONAL SURCHARGES may apply.

 ~~ ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~~

Your Tour Package Includes:

  • Return transfer between airport and hotel.
  • Superior 4-Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
  • Sightseeing Tours with admission and meals as per itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking local guide service.

 

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include:

  • International airfare from Canada to Malaysia.
  • Domestic airfare within Malaysia
  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel/medical/cancellation insurance and all personal expenses.
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.

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