Unforgettable Borneo & Malaysia trip with orangutans

Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Karambunai & Kuala Lumpur

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Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan

Mangrove Forest

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan

Deluxe Sea View room, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Sun Bear, Sandakan

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sabah

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sabah

Mangrove Forest

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sabah

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sabah

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sabah

Karambunai

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Karambunai

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Sultan Abdul Samad building, Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Island wildlife, blissful beach and city slicking in Southeast Asia

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You'll start your holiday with one night in a Deluxe Sea View room at the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, with breakfast included.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Sukau, on a full-board basis.

Then, you'll spend four nights in an Ocean Panorama Premier room at the Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, with breakfast included. During your stay here, this offer also includes two dinners per person, per stay, and one 45-minute massage per person, per stay.

Finally, you will spend three nights in an Executive room at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with breakfast included.

This offer also includes an excursion to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary; a river cruise on Ox Bow Lake to observe wildlife; and a city tour of Kuala Lumpur.

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Sandakan, Malaysia. A 7kg hand luggage and a 30kg hold luggage allowance, per person is included, as well as domestic flights, shared transfers in Sandakan, and private transfers in Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 25% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 17/02/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this 10-night holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,799 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,399 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 25%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 07/01/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied to us by THG Holidays and is ATOL protected (ATOL 9528).

A 10-night Borneo and Malaysia escape with an orangutan rehabilitation centre visit, plus beach and city stays - including all travel, breakfast, two dinners and a massage

Your trip begins in the pretty town of Sandakan in Borneo, where you’ll spend your first night at the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, which offers unparalleled bay views and top-notch facilities. You’ll enjoy an eye-opening experience whilst here, as you get to meet orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Then, you'll take a boat up the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary to reach Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

Over a two-night stay at your Kinabatangan base, you'll head out on a range of river cruises to spot the area's abundance of wildlife, before heading on to Karambunai in Malaysia. Your next four nights will be spent in the relaxing cradle of Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, which sits next to a pristine stretch of white-sand beach, within an ancient tropical rainforest, and offers views over Mount Kinabalau. You'll wind up this Southeast Asia adventure with two nights in Kuala Lumpur, where a city tour will see you touring its most popular spots.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Borneo and check in to Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan.
Day 2: Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and take a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest. Witness the feeding on the orangutans and visit the nursery. Later, visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, before proceeding to Sandakan jetty to take a boat up the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary, through the mangrove forest. Enjoy lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant and then cruise on to Sukau village, in search of the resident primates. Check in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, before taking a late afternoon cruise to Menanggul river.
Day 3: Take an early morning trip on the river to Ox Bow Lake to observe the wildlife, returning to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge for lunch. Take another wildlife-spotting river cruise in the afternoon, returning to the lodge for dinner.
Day 4: Cruise back to Sandakan, before transferring to the airport to catch a flight to your next destination. Check in to Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, where you'll spend the next four nights.
Days 5-7: At leisure at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai.
Day 8: Transfer Kuala Lumpur, where you'll check in to Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Day 9: Take a city tour of Kuala Lumpur, which includes the National Monument, King's Palace, National Museum, Independence Square and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, with a choice to make a photostop at either the Petronas Twin Towers or the National Mosque.
Day 10: At leisure in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 11: Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, Borneo (one night)

Voted the town’s number one hotel on TripAdvisor, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is ideally placed on Sandakan's waterfront promenade, offering up stunning bay views. The Eatery overlooking Sandakan Bay is on hand for fresh seafood with lovely views. The Best Brew bar was voted the town's best for a refreshing drink, while a well-equipped gym and infinity pool provide plenty of ways to unwind and keep active too. Retreat to your comfortable Deluxe room, where you'll have 30 spacious square metres to play with, as well as in-room Wi-Fi access.

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Borneo (two nights)


The rooms at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge are located in stilted chalets over the water, with a prime setting in the village of Sakau. The famous Kinabatangan River is renowned for its exceptional wildlife encounters, and the hotel’s bird tower offers a great chance to spot winged residents of the riverbanks. Bring your sensible shoes for navigating the lodge’s hill walking trail that leads through the jungle – you never know what you might spot. Dinner is served buffer style and you can retire to a TV room afterwards to watch fascinating documentaries on Sabah’s wildlife.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai (four nights)

Set on 65 acres of verdant gardens and next to a pristine stretch of white-sand beach, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai sits in the company of an ancient tropical rainforest as a memorable vista over Mount Kinabalau. With eight different restaurants and bars on site, even the most seasoned gourmands won't tire, as you tuck into signature cakes at Muffins or Malaysian favourites and Kingfisher. There's an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course (designed by Ronal Fream) to dedicate a little time to, as well as the tempting Borneo Spa, with a selection of treatments, Jacuzzi, stauna and steam bath.

The list of 'things to do' is just as generous, with the area lending itself seamlessly to watersports, boat cruises, jungle trekking, nature walks and bicycle rides. There's also three swimming pools and a Jacuzzi to sink into, and loungers around the grounds, primed for languishing. That's if you can tear yourself away from the panoramic ocean view that your fourth or fifth level room affords.

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur (three nights)


There are few places in Kuala Lumpur that will allow you to feel as close to the action, yet as far removed from the city chaos than this luxurious five-star hotel. Check out the renovated health club with fantastic fitness area and relaxing spa, or take a dip in the spacious outdoor pool. There's plenty of choice when it comes to dining, from an international restaurant to an elegant Cantonese option. There are also three bars, including a lobby lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the water gardens.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, off Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Sabah, 88993 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (your third destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Sandakan, Malaysia.

A 7kg hand luggage and a 30kg hold luggage allowance, per person is included, as well as domestic flights, shared transfers in Sandakan, and private transfers in Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur.

From London Heathrow with Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia:

  • Outbound from London Heathrow to Sandakan, via Kuala Lumpur:
  • Departing London Heathrow to 11.00, arriving into Kuala Lumpur at 07.15 (the following day)
  • Departing Kuala Lumpur at 10.45, arriving into Sandakan at 13.40

  • Domestic flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu:
  • Departing Sandakan at 14.30, arriving into Kota Kinabalu at 15.15

  • Domestic flight from  Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur:
  • Departing Kota Kinabalu at 14.55, arriving into Kuala Lumpur at 17.25

  • Inbound from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow:
  • Departing Kuala Lumpur at 09.00 or 23.30, arriving into London Heathrow at 15.25 or 05.55 (the following day)

Please note that both your outbound and inbound flights are overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for. The date you select as your check-in date will be the day you'll fly out from the UK and you'll arrive in Bangkok the following day to commence your 10-night holiday. The check-out date will be the day that you'll board your inbound flight back to the UK. Since your inbound is also overnight, you'll be away for a total of 12 nights.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, THG Holidays, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for THG Holidays with ATOL number 9528 and your contract is with that company. THG Holidays booking conditions are available from http://www.thgholidays.co.uk/terms.phtml

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Highlights

  • Seeing the gentle giants of the jungle in person at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Spotting various kinds of wildlife from the water in Kinabatangan
  • Taking in Kuala Lumpur's glassy skyscrapers, bustling night markets and tropical gardens

Second opinion

  • For more information on Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
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