Borneo Island

West Borneo from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
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Location

Borneo Island/Malaysia-Brunei

Travel Period

25 April 2020

From (Port)

Kuching, Borneo

Duration

9 days

Price

From 2241 $ 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 at 3 pm. Safety drill, dinner on board and overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 2

Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

Today, take your pick from one of our two morning optional excursions from Kuching a) Bako National Park or b) Kuching city tour & the Semenggoh Wildlife Center. A) Our optional excursion will take us to the Bako National Park, in search for the world- famous proboscis Monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded bigs and monitor lizards. B) Optional Kuching city tour & the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Observe the techniques developed for the rescue, rehabilitation, retraining and eventual relocation of Orang Utans into their natural habitat. After lunch return to Kuching city for a guided tour showcasing the heritage of the city, admire the Kuching Waterfront, the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the Chinese History Museums and the Sarawak Museum of Art and Natural History. In the afternoon we board the Panorama II 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 half day excursion in Mukah and 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. Later we will visit the Sago Factory Chimney, the famous 19-th century chimney of the Sago Palms Factory. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 4

Mukah - Sibu, Malaysia/Sarawak

Optional full day excursion to Sibu and the Rajan River the largest river of Malaysia. Located at the confluence of the Rejang and Igan Rivers, the city’s local life centers around the river busy with river taxis and floating grocery stores. Spend the morning in town, strolling around Old Sibu markets and visit an iconic 7-storey Chinese Pagoda, and learn about the handmade longevity noodles production. 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, 30 km from Bintulu, by the sea. Our trek through the park will start with a crossing of the Sungei Likau River. The park’s fauna boasts 24 recorded species of mammals, such as gibbons, banded langurs and log-tailed macaques and 185 species of birds. Later we will drive back to Bintulu and we will stroll through Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu markets. Late afternoon sailing to Miri. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 6

Miri, Malaysia/Sarawak

This morning choose between our two full day optional excursions. A) Our full day optional excursion will take us on a scenic drive to the Niah National Park, through oil palm plantation and past Iban longhouses. Visit the Niah Museum which houses some of the relics from Niah Caves, an important archaeological site where the first human existence in S.E. Asia was found in 40,000 B.C. Alternatively, you may choose our B) full day Lambir Hill National Park, Latak Waterfall and Iban longhouse optional excursion. Late in 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 two 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 at a local restaurant and an Ngajat traditional dance performance. Return to town and revel at the Royal Regalia Museum 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 full day optional excursions in today’s program. A) A day excursion by air to Sandakan in North Borneo for a full day at the Sepilok Orang Utan Reserve and Sun bear Rehabilitation Center. Alternatively you can select B) the Kinabalu World Heritage National Park and to Poring Hot Springs tour in the area of the Kinabalu mountain, Southeast Asia's highest mountain. A 41-high canopy walk will allow you to admire Borneo’s fauna and flora. Farewell dinner at the sounds of Malay music.
Variety Day
Day 9

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia/Sabah

Disembarkation at 9:00 to 10:00 am after breakfast.
  • Day 1

    Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Embarkation at 3 pm. Safety drill, dinner on board and overnight in port.
  • Day 2

    Kuching, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Today, take your pick from one of our two morning optional excursions from Kuching a) Bako National Park or b) Kuching city tour & the Semenggoh Wildlife Center. A) Our optional excursion will take us to the Bako National Park, in search for the world- famous proboscis Monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded bigs and monitor lizards. B) Optional Kuching city tour & the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Observe the techniques developed for the rescue, rehabilitation, retraining and eventual relocation of Orang Utans into their natural habitat. After lunch return to Kuching city for a guided tour showcasing the heritage of the city, admire the Kuching Waterfront, the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the Chinese History Museums and the Sarawak Museum of Art and Natural History. In the afternoon we board the Panorama II 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 half day excursion in Mukah and 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. Later we will visit the Sago Factory Chimney, the famous 19-th century chimney of the Sago Palms Factory. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor.
  • Day 4

    Mukah - Sibu, Malaysia/Sarawak

    Optional full day excursion to Sibu and the Rajan River the largest river of Malaysia. Located at the confluence of the Rejang and Igan Rivers, the city’s local life centers around the river busy with river taxis and floating grocery stores. Spend the morning in town, strolling around Old Sibu markets and visit an iconic 7-storey Chinese Pagoda, and learn about the handmade longevity noodles production. 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, 30 km from Bintulu, by the sea. Our trek through the park will start with a crossing of the Sungei Likau River. The park’s fauna boasts 24 recorded species of mammals, such as gibbons, banded langurs and log-tailed macaques and 185 species of birds. Later we will drive back to Bintulu and we will stroll through Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu markets. Late afternoon sailing to Miri. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 6

    Miri, Malaysia/Sarawak

    This morning choose between our two full day optional excursions. A) Our full day optional excursion will take us on a scenic drive to the Niah National Park, through oil palm plantation and past Iban longhouses. Visit the Niah Museum which houses some of the relics from Niah Caves, an important archaeological site where the first human existence in S.E. Asia was found in 40,000 B.C. Alternatively, you may choose our B) full day Lambir Hill National Park, Latak Waterfall and Iban longhouse optional excursion. Late in 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 two 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 at a local restaurant and an Ngajat traditional dance performance. Return to town and revel at the Royal Regalia Museum 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 full day optional excursions in today’s program. A) A day excursion by air to Sandakan in North Borneo for a full day at the Sepilok Orang Utan Reserve and Sun bear Rehabilitation Center. Alternatively you can select B) the Kinabalu World Heritage National Park and to Poring Hot Springs tour in the area of the Kinabalu mountain, Southeast Asia's highest mountain. A 41-high canopy walk will allow you to admire Borneo’s fauna and flora. Farewell dinner at the sounds of Malay music.
  • Day 9

    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia/Sabah

    Disembarkation at 9:00 to 10:00 am after breakfast.

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
25 April 2020 -10% $ 2490 $ 2241 $ 2790 $ 2511 $ 3290 $ 2961 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 450
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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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