Borneo – 10 Day Rivers, Rainforest & Wildlife


£1,469.00 / Per Person

Kuching • Bako National Park • Batang Ai • Kota Kinabalu • Sepilok • Kinabatangan River • Sandakan

  • 10 Days
  • All year round
  • Borneo
  • Discount for group booking

Borneo Is A Truly Special Place

Why not make your next holiday destination Borneo, just look at the many treasures it has to offer…

As the third largest island on Earth and straddling the equator, Borneo is actually divided up into Malaysian, Indonesian and Brunei territory. Each and every corner of Borneo is brim-full of magical wilderness, stunning flora and fauna and an experience of a lifetime waiting to be had. There are literally thousands of species of flowering plants and trees (15,000 in total!) with an abundance of exotic mammals and resident birds to discover. For lovers of wildlife there are few places in the world that can rival Borneo and its thriving rainforest habitats. Borneo was, well, truly born to satisfy the lust for adventure and natural beauty that intoxicates many travelers around the world and calls them each and every year to experience this magical realm.

RTC Travel UK offers great inclusive package deals. We can arrange every aspect of your holiday, from arranging travel to and from the airport to lounge booking at the airport.

Recommended for: Couples, Honeymoon, Solo-Travelers, Anniversaries

Young man walking into tropical rainforest - Island of Borneo, Malaysia

Prices include

• 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels & jungle lodges or similar
• Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners
• Shared touring by air-conditioned vehicle
• Services of local a English-speaking
driver guide
• Internal flights, transfers & sightseeing
as per itinerary

Some Key Borneo Facts

  • Borneo’s rainforests are the oldest one Earth at 130 million years of age.
  • Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in SE Asia. It stands at a staggering 4100m high!
  • Alongside Sumatra, Borneo remains the only place on Earth to see and experience Orangutans in the wild.
  • Borneo is one of the world’s best places to dive. The abundance of life is breath-taking and sharks, turtles, thriving coral gardens and an abundance of wrecks offer an unparalleled scuba experience.
  • Borneo’s wildlife diversity takes some beating! Borneo provides a home to over 210 mammal species (44 of which are endemic – which means they are not found anywhere else on Earth), 420 species of birds (37 endemic), 100 species of amphibians and 394 fish species (19 endemic).

10 day Borneo Rivers, Rainforest & Wildlife



Standard shared basis from

10 Days£1,469

Standard private basis from

10 Days£1,849



Prices are per person based on twin share – Single supplements available upon request


Day 1 - Arrive Kuching

Arrive at Kuching Airport and meet your representative for your transfer to your hotel. Riverside Majestic Hotel (2 nights)

Day 2 - Bako National Park

In the morning depart for a full-day tour to Bako National Park. Bako is home to a remarkable and fascinating diversity of animal and plant life; discover unique geological features, rugged coastlines and secluded beaches as well as the area’s most famous residents – the proboscis monkey. (BL)

Day 3 - Kuching – Mengkak Longhouse

After an early start drive through lush green countryside, stop for lunch at Lachau Town, then Continue by boat across Batang Ai Hydro Lake into the Engkari River. You will reach the 37 door Mengkak Longhouse nestled on a hill beside the river. After dinner join the longhouse residents for a glass or 2 of tuak (rice wine) and a short cultural performance. The Iban are fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in! (BLD) Iban Longhouse (dormitory non air-conditioned)

Day 4 - Kuching – Mengkak Longhouse

After breakfast, witness and participate in a blowpipe demonstration, experience local Iban daily life, After lunch, proceed to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat by longboat.
(BLD) Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat

Day 5 - Batang Ai – Kuching

After breakfast, depart for Kuching stopping for lunch on the way.
(BL) Riverside Majestic Hotel

Day 6 - Kuching - Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. The afternoon is free, enjoy a short evening city tour of Kota Kinabalu. That evening there are a range of dining options on offer (own expense). (B) Horizon Hotel (2 nights)

Day 7 - Kota Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs

In the morning journey through breathtaking scenery to Kinabalu Park. Take a nature walk with a park naturalist, then explore the park’s botanical garden. After lunch make a stop at Poring Hot Springs and for the adventurous, the Canopy Walkway. (BL)

Day 8 - Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan – Sepilok - Sukau

After an early breakfast transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, meet and depart to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild, then visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Later take a boat excursion that brings you to the mangrove forests along the Kinabatangan River delta in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and reptiles. After check in for your cruise to the Menanggul River. (BLD)
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (2 nights)

Day 9 - Oxbow Lake – Kinabatangan River – Sukau

Take a river trip to Oxbow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of Sabah’s longest river. After breakfast or lunch at the lodge visit Gomantang Cave, famous for its edible birds nests and follow the boarwalk to explore Simud Hitam Cavern. Late afternoon, take another river cruise to search for more wildlife. (BLD)

Day 10 - Sukau – Sandakan

After an early breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat. After arrival at Sandakan Jetty, enjoy lunch before transferring to your chosen hotel or Sandakan Airport. (BL)

Note: Due to the remote nature, the Longhouse stay on day 3 is comfortable but basic. This can be upgraded but will require an amended itinerary for days 3 & 4.

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