Borneo Island
West Borneo from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
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Location

Borneo Island/Malaysia-Brunei

Travel Period

08 October 2020

From (Port)

Kuching, Borneo

Duration

9 days

Price

From 1992 $ per person



General Info

Borneo has some of the world's most wildlife-rich equatorial rain-forests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. We will discover West Borneo, shared by Malaysiaand Brunei. Ancient rainforests, jungle wildlife, picturesque coastal 'kampung' (villages), a culinary melting pot: Borneo is calling!

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak
  • Day 2 | Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak
  • Day 3 | Mukah, Malaysia/Sarawak
  • Day 4 | Mukah - Sibu, Malaysia/Sarawak
  • Day 5 | Bintulu, Malaysia/Sarawak
  • Day 6 | Miri, Malaysia/Sarawak
  • Day 7 | Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan, Sultanate of Brunei
  • Day 8 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia/Sabah

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1

Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

Embarkation 3 pm - Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 2

Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

Today our optional excursion will take us to the Bako National Park in search for the world- famous proboscis Monkeys. In the afternoon we board the Panorama II right from the beach and sail to nearby Lakei Island for an afternoon of relaxation. Overnight at sea to Mukah.
Variety Day
Day 3

Mukah, Malaysia/Sarawak

Mid-day arrival in Mukah. Disembarkation and optional excursion in the Melanau Heartland home of the Melanau. Visit Lamin Dana, a traditional Melanau house built above the water. Marvel at their intricate costumes and handicraft. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 4

Mukah - Sibu, Malaysia/Sarawak

Full-day optional excursion to Sibu, a city built along the might Rajan River, the largest river of Malaysia. Spend the morning in town, strolling around Old Sibu markets and visit the 7 Storey Chinese Pagoda. After lunch go up river with fast boats in Iban territory. Late evening return to Sibu and Mukah - Overnight at sea to Bintulu.
Variety Day
Day 5

Bintulu, Malaysia/Sarawak

Morning arrival in Bintulu. Our optional excursion will take us to Similajau National Park designed around a mangrove forest and the Likau River. Later we will drive back to town and we will strol through Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu markets. Back to the ship for a late lunch. Overnight at sea to Miri.
Variety Day
Day 6

Miri, Malaysia/Sarawak

Early morning disembarkation. This morning our optional excursion will take us by plane to Gunung National Park, a World Heritage site. During the first day there will be time to take the 3km elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave, the largest cave passage in the world. Explore the impressive stalactites and stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave; Less adventurous guests can select the Iban Longhouse & Lambir Hill & Waterfalls optional excursion. In the evening we sail to Brunei. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 7

Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan, Sultanate of Brunei

Today you will discover the Sultanate of Brunei 2 facets with your full-day optional tour. First Brunei's countryside and the rural life of the Dusun, Iban and Kedayan indigenous people. Enjoy lunch and a Ngajat traditioonal dance performance. Return to town and revel at the Palace of Light and other intricate monuments and palaces. Overnight at sea to Kota Kinabalu
Variety Day
Day 8

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia/Sabah

Morning arrival in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah region and also often called KK. We have two optional excursions in today’s program. A day excursion by air to Sandakan in North Borneo for a full day at the Sepilok Orang utan Reserve and a Kinabatangan River cruise. Alternatively you can select the Kianbalu Park and Poring Hot Spring tour in the area of the Kinabalu mountain, Southeast Asia's highest mountain. A 41-high canopy walk will allow you to admire Borneos's fauna and flora. Farewell dinner at the sounds of Malay music.
  • Day 1

    Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Embarkation 3 pm - Overnight in port.
  • Day 2

    Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Today our optional excursion will take us to the Bako National Park in search for the world- famous proboscis Monkeys. In the afternoon we board the Panorama II right from the beach and sail to nearby Lakei Island for an afternoon of relaxation. Overnight at sea to Mukah.
  • Day 3

    Mukah, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Mid-day arrival in Mukah. Disembarkation and optional excursion in the Melanau Heartland home of the Melanau. Visit Lamin Dana, a traditional Melanau house built above the water. Marvel at their intricate costumes and handicraft. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 4

    Mukah - Sibu, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Full-day optional excursion to Sibu, a city built along the might Rajan River, the largest river of Malaysia. Spend the morning in town, strolling around Old Sibu markets and visit the 7 Storey Chinese Pagoda. After lunch go up river with fast boats in Iban territory. Late evening return to Sibu and Mukah - Overnight at sea to Bintulu.
  • Day 5

    Bintulu, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Morning arrival in Bintulu. Our optional excursion will take us to Similajau National Park designed around a mangrove forest and the Likau River. Later we will drive back to town and we will strol through Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu markets. Back to the ship for a late lunch. Overnight at sea to Miri.
  • Day 6

    Miri, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Early morning disembarkation. This morning our optional excursion will take us by plane to Gunung National Park, a World Heritage site. During the first day there will be time to take the 3km elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave, the largest cave passage in the world. Explore the impressive stalactites and stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave; Less adventurous guests can select the Iban Longhouse & Lambir Hill & Waterfalls optional excursion. In the evening we sail to Brunei. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 7

    Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan, Sultanate of Brunei

    Today you will discover the Sultanate of Brunei 2 facets with your full-day optional tour. First Brunei's countryside and the rural life of the Dusun, Iban and Kedayan indigenous people. Enjoy lunch and a Ngajat traditioonal dance performance. Return to town and revel at the Palace of Light and other intricate monuments and palaces. Overnight at sea to Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 8

    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia/Sabah

    Morning arrival in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah region and also often called KK. We have two optional excursions in today’s program. A day excursion by air to Sandakan in North Borneo for a full day at the Sepilok Orang utan Reserve and a Kinabatangan River cruise. Alternatively you can select the Kianbalu Park and Poring Hot Spring tour in the area of the Kinabalu mountain, Southeast Asia's highest mountain. A 41-high canopy walk will allow you to admire Borneos's fauna and flora. Farewell dinner at the sounds of Malay music.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Category P Port Charges
08 October 2020 -20% $ 2490 $ 1992 $ 2790 $ 2232 $ 3290 $ 2632 $ 3690 $ 2952 $ 450
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Panorama II

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Highlights

Ancient Rainforests


If you've always longed to experience the humid fecundity of a real equatorial rain forest, Borneo will fulfill your wildest dreams.

Jungle Wildlife


Glimpse a wild orangutan or proboscis monkey swinging through the jungle canopy, spot an Irrawaddy dolphin in the shimmering waters of the South China Sea, or lock eyes with a pygmy elephant, clouded leopard or saltwater crocodile.

Cultural Riches


Borneo brings together an astonishing array of cultures and languages, and age-old traditions of hospitality mean visitors are welcomed. Discover the picturesque coastal kampung (villages) of Sabah and Sarawak and interact with indigenous groups.

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