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Exclusive 6 Day 5 Night Borneo Holiday Tour Package @ AUD$1796.00

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Tour Itinerary :

First Day Of The Tour :

- Airport Pickup

- Drop off bags & enjoy Light Refreshments at the hotel

- Transport to Tanjung Aru Beach for spa & massage at the award winning Jari-Jari Spa (Optional)

What better way to start off your tour after a long flight  with a perfect spa & massage to refreshen & revitalize yourself? You will have a choice between the Ethnic Dusun Lotud Inan Body Therapy Massage or the Local Rafflesia Spa Treatment, offered exclusively at Jari-Jari Spa, winner of the Best Traditional Treatment 2006 – Dusun Lotud Inan Body Therapy, and Hospitality Asia Platinum Award – Top 5 Day Spa of the year 2007 - 2008

- Then Head out to Sunset Bar @ Shangrila Beach Resort to watch an Amazing Sunset at the beach   (Drinks At Own Expense)

7.30pm Dinner at Kampung Nelayan (optional, Dinner price is not included in the tour package, guest will pay on their own). Kampung Nelayan offers great local steamboat along with local cultural performances & dances during dinner.

Kampung Nelayan

- Return to hotel



Day Two :

Kinabalu Park + Poring Hot Springs Tour

Depart at 0730 for Kinabalu Park Headquarters on a 2 hours drive. The park is known for its diverse range of flora and fauna and the majestic Mount Kinabalu. The local KadazanDusun named it as Aki Nabalu or “Revered Place of the Death”. It is believed that the Spirits of the tribe’s dead ancestors dwell among the forbidden peaks. On the way, we will make a stop at the local market of Pekan Nabalu. At the park, the Mountain Garden guided walk provides an informative overview of the Kinabalu Park. The garden is landscaped with most of the flora species found in the area such as wild orchids and begonias. Other highlight for this tour includes guided walk, nature trails, mountain garden talk, and interpretative displays.

After lunch, we proceed on to the Poring Hot Spring. The Canopy Walkway, hanging as high as 60 meters above the ground is a trail that one should not miss. After the exhilarating walk, take a dip in the open-air sulphur bath. You have the option to explore the Kepungit Waterfall with nice refreshing pond for swimming before returning back to Kota Kinabalu.

8.00am – Head to Kinabalu Park

10.00am – Kinabalu Park

11.30pm – Lunch included

12.30pm – War Memorial Garden

1.30pm -  Head to Poring  Hot Spring

2.00pm - Canopy Walk

3.00pm – Poring Hot Spring – Kipungit Waterfall

4.30pm – Poring Hot Spring

7.00pm – On the way to KK, have dinner at Gayang Restaurant as it is on the way back to the city (optional, Dinner price is not included in the tour package, guest will pay on their own).
Gayang Restaurant is well-known among locals as one of the best restaurants in Kota Kinabalu, offering delicious meals and local delicacies.

- Return to Hotel

Day Three : 

Island Hopping to the Mamutik & Sapi Islands

Depart at 0830 hours from hotel to Kota Kinabalu jetty for a 20 minutes boat ride to the beautiful Manukan / Sapi  Island. At the island you are at your own leisure to swim or snorkel or simply laze on the beach under the tropical sun. There are water sports activities such as Banana Boat Rides, Para Sailing and Sea Walking (Own Expenses). A superb beach BBQ lunch will be served. Head back to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon

Island tour :

8.00am – Head to Jetty

9.30am – Sapi Island / Manukan Island

12.30pm – BBQ lunch included

1.30pm – Head to Mamutik Island

4.30pm – Head home to Hotel

6.00pm – Dinner (optional, at Little Italy. Dinner price is not included in the
tour package, guest will pay on their own) Little Italy has won numerous awards including the Best Restaurant Award given by the Sabah Tourism Board & Ministry Of Tourism.

9.00pm – Optional – Drop off guest at Shenanigans / Waterfront



Day Four :

(ii) Proboscis Monkeys & Fireflies River Cruise Tour + Free & Easy at Kota Kinabalu City

Meet and greet with guide at Hotel Lobby at 2.30pm. Transfer to Klias, Beaufort. Upon arrival at Klias River Jetty, light refreshment will be served in a Malay tradition. At about 1700 hours begin the cruise to search for wildlife. The proboscis monkey and Silver Leaf Monkeys can be spotted as well as other of birds and reptiles such as monitor lizards. We will cruise until sunset to catch a sight of glittering lights on treetops along the riverbank. These are fireflies making the trees along the riverbanks lighted up like light bulbs. A sumptuous Malay dinner awaits us at the riverside jetty. After dinner, we head back to Kota Kinabalu at 2000 hours. 

- Morning – Free and Easy – Shopping at city at Warisan / Waterfront / Suria Mall

- Lunch on guest own expense

- Drop off at Hotel after lunch

2.00pm Klias River Cruise where guest will see the famous Probosis Monkeys  as well the the amazing fireflies while crusing through the rivers.

- Return to Brahminy Kite Holiday Home




Day Five :

Option between :
(i) Malaysian Cooking & Culinary Tour
(ii) Orang Utan Sanctuary Tour 
(iii) White Water Rafting at Kiulu River (Grade II – III Difficulty) + Free & Easy
(iv) White Water Rafting at Padas River (Grade III – IV Difficulty)
(v)  Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour + Sunset Boat Ride (OPTIONAL)
(vi) Kota Belud Cultural Market Tamu (Only available on Sundays)

(i) Malaysian Cooking & Culinary Tour

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Cooking Tour Sabah

Let’s go shopping with our experienced local Malaysian chef at the local market, search & identify our traditional ingredients, look for the right spices & get the groceries needed for our traditional Malaysian style home cooking.
When done, come to our kitchen & prepare a home cooked meal with our host. Learn the secret recipes of our traditional cuisine & enjoy the amazing taste that is offered at the dining table, sharing this cooking experience is part of our heritage

Package Includes

- Return transfer to hotel
- English-speaking local Malaysian chef & tour guide
- Groceries
- Exclusive Malaysian Cooking Lesson



Orang Utan Sanctuary Tour

11.00am - Brunch in KK City

12.00pm -  Head to Rasa Ria Orang Utan Sanctuary. Here you will watch a short documentary about the orang utans, learning about their habitat & behavior. You will then proceed to visit the orang utans, an endangered species endemic to Borneo, where you can feed & interact with these magnificent creatures.

5.00pm - Head to Rasa Ria beach for rest & relaxation

6.30pm – Enjoy the delicious Sabahan Coconut Pudding local delicacy, at Sepanggar, nearby Salut Restaurant. The Coconut pudding is a local delicacy and the ones sold at Sepanggar is unique in that it is made with local ingredients. A great local dessert most definitely! 

7.30pm - Head to Salut restaurant for seafood dinner (optional, Dinner price is not included in the 
tour package, guest will pay on their own). Salut restaurant has been regarded as one of the best local restaurants in Sabah

- Return to Hotel



(iii) White water rafting on the Kiulu River (Grade II - III difficulty) + Free & Easy at Kota Kinabalu City:

Depart at 0800 hours for Kiulu River, located in the Tampuruli district. It is a journey through scenic and refreshing countryside drive, with landscape of paddy fields, water buffaloes and local villages. On arrival at the starting point, all participants will be briefed on safety procedures and get into their rafting gears. We will start the raft downriver for about 9KM to 15KM depending on the water level. We will take a break at some point when the water is calmer and you enjoy a swim or body raft. A nice BBQ lunch besides the river will be ready waiting for you at the finishing point.
- Conduct tour as normal


- Head back to Brahminy Kite Holiday Home

- 5.00pm Head to Waterfront / Warisan for shopping & rest & relaxation & sunset

- Head for dinner (optional, Dinner price is not included in the tour package, guest will pay on their own)

- Return to Brahminy Kite Holiday Home


(iv) White Water rafting on the Padas River (Grade III - IV difficulty):

Depart at 0700 for Beaufort, a town located 1 ½ hour drive from Kota Kinabalu. We will catch a train at 1000 hours from Beaufort to the rafting starting point. While waiting for the train, take a stroll in this small town, which once it used to have wooden shoplots built on stilts. It usually gets flooded when the Padas Rivers overflows its banks. The train ride shows the beautiful Padas Gorge and the swift Padas river. Before we hit the 10km rafting, a briefing on safety procedures will be conducted. The outing ends with a nice BBQ lunch served at the riverside.

- Conduct tour as normal


- Head for dinner (optional, Dinner price is not included in the tour package, guest will pay on their own)

- Return to Brahminy Kite Holiday Home


Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour + Sunset Boat Ride (OPTIONAL)

Monsopiad Cultural Village

The Mari Mari Cultural Village is situated amidst a remote forest setting in Kionsom, Inanam; 25 minutes away from the hustling and bustling city. Its surrounding atmosphere may faintly remind you of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’; in the Sabahan sense. The beauty of untapped nature is guaranteed to capture your eyes and heart as soon as you arrive at the village!
In the village, you will be introduced to various traditional homes of Sabahan ethnic communities—the Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut,Rungus and Dusun—which are built by descendants of the tribes which they represent. Your friendly excursion guide will also give thorough introductions to the houses, making it a highly educational experience.

- Head out to Monsopiad Cultural Village in the morning to experience the different cultures that Sabah has to  offer. Lunch will be provided.

- Return to the hotel for Rest and Relaxation

(OPTIONAL) *based on availability of the cruise

- Prepare for a Sunset Cruise to Gayana Island to enjoy the Sunset on the boat, and a dinner at Gayana Resort (Dinner at own expense)

Gayana Resort Sunset
- Return to Hotel


Kota Belud Tamu (only on Sundays):

Kota Belud is located at the northern part of Sabah. It is 70KM away from Kota Kinabalu. The town lies on the banks of the Kadamaian River and Tempasuk River at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. The town is famous for the Bajau Horsemen, horse riding skills and colourful authentic costumes. Kota Belud open-air market or “Tamu” as it is called in the local language, is the biggest market in Sabah, where farmers, fisherman, vendors trade their fresh produce, handicrafts, local cakes and snacks.
Depart at 0700 hours for Kota Belud. The journey passes scenic countryside with plains and villages. At the “tamu”, it will be the best time for you to try your best bargaining skills with the locals. Take time to stroll the market and find interesting or unusual things and products on sales. Head back to Kota Kinabalu in the afternoon.

- After the tour ends proceed to the hotel for rest and relaxation
- Head to city for dinner
- Return to Hotel



Last day of the tour :

9.00am – Gaya Street market (IF on a Sunday)

11.30am – Philipino Market & shopping for handicrafts & seafood to bring home.

1.00 pm – Lunch included, location in the city.

2.00 pm – Head to Atkinson Tower & Signal Hill Observatory Tower

3.00 pm  -  Head to hotel for guest to pack.
(IF guest departing to airport early (afternoon), end the tour after Atkinson Tower & Signal Hill Tower & head to airport.)

IF Guest departing at night :

4.00 pm – Head to Tanjung Aru for sunset

6.30pm – Dinner at Tanjung Aru (optional, Dinner price is not included in the tour package, guest will pay on their own)

7.30pm – From Tanjung Aru, Head to Airport


Highlights :

  • 5-nights Accommodation at Brahminy Kite Villa, Sabah Oriental Hotel, Gaya Center Hotel, Zara's Boutique Hotel or Western Daya Hotel. (Groups of 4 or more may stay in Family Suites)
  • Daily breakfast & some lunches
  • Come face to face with the Orang Utans & Proboscis Monkeys
  • Visit the Kinabalu Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • All ground transfers (airport pickup, daily transportation according to itinerary)
  • All park entrance & tour fees included for 1 adult
  • Price is for one person, but is based on two people travelling. Solo travellers will incur a single supplement surcharge. Please see Terms and Conditions for more information 
  • Seasonal surcharge applies for stays in December – February and July - August. Please see Terms and Conditions for more information
  • Option to climb Mount Kinabalu (Highest peak in South East Asia) at $299 surcharge, 50% discount (Payable direct & must be booked 2 months in advance, subject to availability)
  • Option to scuba dive at Manukan, Sapi, Gayana or Mamutik (on request)

Our ‘differentials’/unique experiences on offer : 

1. Ethnic Dusun Lotud Inan Body Therapy Massage or Local Rafflesia Spa Treatment by the award-winning Jari-Jari Spa 
2. The local food delicacies on offer along the tour, such as Sago, Sabahan Coconut Pudding, Tuaran Mee, along with the best seafood restaurants which are famous amongst the locals
3. The best sunset & sunrise spots (based on our experience of living here!)
4. A visit to a waterfall on Kinabalu Park that is a well-kept secret to tourists & only visited by locals
5. Spots along the tour where guest will be able to see the elusive Orang Utan & Proboscis monkeys in the wild, & Rafflesia plants (all endangered species endemic to Borneo)
6. A chance to learn how to cook local Malaysian/Asian dishes by experienced local chefs

Includes :
Meals as stated, Entrance fees, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach) or Private (if 7 travellers or more), Return Boat Transfers,  English/Malay/Mandarin Speaking Guide, 5 nights accommodation

Conditions : 

  • Subject to availability
  • Stay period: September, 2012 – December 31, 2015.
  • Bookings must be made between September, 2012 – Dec 1, 2015.
  • Min. 30 days prior booking required. Bookings subject to availability.
  • Amendments must be made at least 30 days prior to confirmed booking date.
  • May buy and use many.
  • For solo travelers a single supplement surcharge of 50% per package will apply and is payable direct
  • Surcharge of $139 for peak season (December 15 – February 10, July 1st – August 31st) Payable direct
  • Non-refundable and non-exchangeable 
  • Strictly no cancellations otherwise voucher is forfeited

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