Malaysia

Borneo and Kuala Lumpur: A 9-Day Tour with Orangutan Sanctuary Visit and Return International Flights

If you’ve always wanted to meander through ancient caves, come face to face with the majestic orangutan, spy the world’s smallest bear and experience the glitz of Malaysia’s skyscraper dominated capital city, Borneo and Kuala Lumpur will fulfil your wildest dreams. Over nine days, visit the iconic Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, explore The Labuk Bay Reservation Area, home to the Proboscis Monkey and Silver Leaf Langur, and visit the Buddhist Puu Jin Shi Temple and WWI Sandakan Memorial, before discovering Kuala Lumpur’s postcard-worthy sights, including the Batu Caves, the centuries-old Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the dramatic Petronas Twin Towers.

Includes return international flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, an internal flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur, seven nights in four-star accommodation with a five-star Kuala Lumpur hotel upgrade available, daily breakfast, all sightseeing per itinerary, transfers throughout and unforgettable experiences.

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9 Days
BORNEO DISCOVERY - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • Return international economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Perth
  • An internal economy-class flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur
  • Seven nights four-star accommodation in Sandakan and Kuala Lumpur with daily breakfast
9 Days
FIVE-STAR KUALA LUMPUR UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • Return international economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Perth
  • An internal economy-class flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur
  • Seven nights accommodation with daily breakfast, including an upgraded five-star stay in Kuala Lumpur
  • A visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • A tour of the Sun Bear Conservation Centre
9 Days
BORNEO DISCOVERY - SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Return international economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Perth (See the 'Fine Print' for other departure cities)
  • An internal economy-class flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur
  • Seven nights four-star accommodation in Sandakan and Kuala Lumpur with daily breakfast
9 Days
FIVE-STAR KUALA LUMPUR UPGRADE - SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • Return international economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Perth
  • An internal economy-class flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur
  • Seven nights accommodation with daily breakfast, including an upgraded five-star stay in Kuala Lumpur
  • A visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • A tour of the Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Take a true nature lover's journey through Borneo, one of the most exciting and unusual tropical regions in the world. Observe orangutans and sun bears and explore wildly different nature reserves, before getting lost in the glitzy high rises and promises of sweeping views from rooftop bars in bustling Kuala Lumpur.

What You’ll Love…

The Experiences - Incredible nature awaits in Borneo before a cultural stop-off in Kuala Lumpur

Nature enthusiasts will fall in love with Borneo upon arrival in Sandakan, where you will come face to face with majestic orangutans hanging out at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Welcoming orphaned and injured orangutans before returning them to forest life, this orangutan retreat offers the chance to witness feeding time and watch young orangutans at play in the nursery.

Visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre which rescues and rehabilitates the world’s smallest bears. Your trip to Sandakan also includes a visit to the Labuk Bay Reservation Area, home to indigenous primate life such as the iconic Proboscis Monkey and the Silver Leaf Langur. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready!

One day of your Borneo discovery, you'll also enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Sandakan's key landmarks, including the hilltop Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple overlooking the bay, St. Michael's and All Angels Church, one of the very few surviving pre-WWII buildings in the area, the historic Agnes Keith House and the traditional Malay stilt village, Sim Sim, before visiting Sandakan Memorial, a site created to commemorate the events of WWII.

Your tour concludes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s vibrant capital, filled with glitzy high rises. Ascend the 272 stairs to the centrepiece of the Batu Caves complex, Temple Cave, a Malaysian natural treasure that harbours mythic scenes that glow beneath stalactites and a gargantuan statue of a Hindu deity that guards the entrance.

Visit the ornate National Palace with its mounted guards in British-style uniforms, the National Museum and National Monument, and view the colonial-era Sultan Abdul Samad Building, one of the city’s most treasured heritage buildings, before visiting the dramatic steel and glass Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest in the world.

The Accommodation - Round out your discovery with a touch of luxury

After exploring the best that Borneo has to offer in four-star Sheraton luxury at the Four Points Sheraton in Sandakan, offering breathtaking ocean views, an infinity-edge pool and easy access to the popular downtown area, including the pedestrian promenade and Harbour Mall, why not finish your tour off with a bang with an optional five-star Kuala Lumpur hotel stay at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur?

This luxurious hotel is heritage personified, housed in part of the original Hotel Majestic's 1932 colonial structure and spread across 3.2 acres on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. Opposite the striking old Moorish-style railway station, you're perfectly placed within easy distance of the historical mile and city attractions, such as the National Museum, mosque, Islamic Arts Museum, Lake Gardens and Bird and Butterfly Parks.

Inside this five-star city haven, you'll love the nostalgic feel of The Drawing Room and the Cigar Room, the fourth-floor swimming pool and the elegant screening room showing classic black-and-white films from the 30s.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Return international economy-class flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Perth (See the 'Fine Print' for other departure cities and relevant surcharges)
  • An internal economy-class flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur with 23kg of checked luggage each
  • Seven nights four-star accommodation in Sandakan and Kuala with a five-star Kuala Lumpur hotel upgrade available
  • A visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • A tour of the Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • A visit to the Labuk Reservation Area, home to the iconic Proboscis Monkey and Silver Leaf Langur
  • Guided visit to Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, St. Michael's and All Angels Church, the Agnes Keith House, Sim Sim floating water village and Sandakan Memorial
  • Guided Kuala Lumpur tour, including the Batu Caves and Petronas Twin Towers
  • Airport transfers and on-ground transportation as per the itinerary
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