Gomantong Cave is temporarily closed until further notice

Overview

One-off exploratory tour from Kuching to Sukau. Combines a city tour, a visit to Iban longhouses, caves in Mulu, the tropical island in Kota Kinabalu, the cool breeze of the highland at Kinabalu Park and Kundasang, and wildlife adventure in Sepilok and Sukau.

Tour Highlights

    • Explore the 'cat city' of Sarawak, Kuching and its surroundings
    • Stay at an Iban Longhouse for one night
    • Explore Mulu and its intriguing caves
    • Enjoy island vibes at Coral Island in Kota Kinabalu
    • Visit Kinabalu Park World Heritage site
    • 02 Nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Superior Room. Travel to SRL by speedboat
    • 02 afternoon river cruises and 01 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife
    • Nature walk along Hornbill Boardwalk and Attenborough Boardwalk to learn about the flora in the area and maybe even sight some wildlife and bird life
    • Experience the uniqueness of Gomantong Cave and its surrounding in search of wild orangutans and then witness the amazing bat exodus at dusk
    • At Sukau Rainforest Lodge, enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife (Optional Tour)
    • After breakfast in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, explore the elephant migration path on a 2-hour Rasig Wildlife Trek (Optional Tour)

Includes

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals specified, and English Speaking Guide.

Excludes

    Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.

Arrive Kuching airport, meet and transfer to Lime Tree Hotel (3 star). Check in (Deluxe Room).

Morning, pick up from your hotel and depart for Kuching city tour to see most of the places of attraction around this historical city. Drive to see the gigantic cat statue, the mascot of Kuching city at Padungan before cruising through China Town. Stop at the Tua Pek Kong Temple, one of the oldest temples in Sarawak. Pass by the traditional Malay houses built on stilts. Winding through the heart of the city, look out for a majestic looking Astana, the former palace of White Rajah, but now the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak, the old Colonial Law Court House. Then, pass through the Clock Tower and a granite obelisk built in memory of Rajah Charles Brooke. Visit to the Sarawak Museum. Return to hotel. Own leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Morning, pick up from your hotel and depart for a four hour drive to the jetty. There will be three stop-overs en-route at Serian - a Dayak trading town, a Chinese farmhouse to see how pepper and cocoa are grown and Lachau for lunch. On arrival at the river jetty, proceed by motorized longboat up river to the Longhouse. Afternoon, tour the longhouse and watch the natives at work making mats, baskets, handicrafts and mending fishing nets. After dinner, join in the fun filled evening with the traditional dance and enjoy the locally brewed rice wine known as ‘Tuak’. Overnight at the longhouse.

Remarks: Very basic accommodation at longhouse. Mattress, pillow, blanket & mosquito net provided. Sleeping in the 'Ruai', communal covered walkway of the longhouse. Kindly note that we will be visiting the Iban Longhouse at Lemanak. (No guesthouse).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, witness a blowpipe demonstration and a jungle walk with guide highlighting the various plants which the natives use for food, making traditional medicine and handicraft. Return downriver and overland drive back to Kuching. Check in hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Pick up and transfer to Kuching airport for your flight to Mulu. Upon arrival at Mulu airport, meet and transfer to Mulu National Park accommodations. Check in (Longhouse Room). Lunch at park cafe. Afternoon, depart for a three KM plank walk to Deer Cave and Lang Cave. Late afternoon, observe the millions of bats coming out from the vast mouth of the Deer Cave which will be a memorable occurrence (Only during fine weather). Return to accommodation. Dinner at park cafe.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Depart by a long boat going up river to Wind Cave via Penan settlement. Visit the settlement and observe the lifestyle of this tribe. Visit Wind Cave and explore the limestone formation of this unique eco system. Continue the journey by plank walk to Clearwater Cave where more interesting stone formation can be seen. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts. Return to accommodation. Free at own leisure in the afternoon. Dinner at park cafe. Overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast at park cafe. Transfer to Mulu airport. Fly back to Miri to connect flight to Kota Kinabalu. Arrive in Kota Kinabalu, overnight at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Transfer to jetty for a 20-minutes boat ride to one of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands for a day of relaxation and explore jungle trails on your own. Snorkel in crystal clear water among coral reefs and rainbow-coloured fishes before we return to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Ascent via Timpohon Gate Route

Expected time of departure: 0800hrs

Drive 2 hours overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. Have a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Then, visit the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. If weather permits, take a refreshing guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surrounding to explore the montane forest. Temperature at the park is around 14℃ - 25℃. Overnight in Kundasang (Stay in Twin Beded room).

Kinabalu Park Gallery is temporarily closed for renovation

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we visit the Kundasang War Memorial Park to learn about Sabah's WWII history and for great photos with the majestic Mount Kinabalu (if weather permits). Continue the drive to Poring, east of Kinabalu Park HQ to walk amidst tropical lowland rainforests leading up to the treetop canopy walkways. Enjoy lunch, before visiting the Kipungit Waterfall, stopping for a soak here or in the rejuvenating hot sulphur public pools. If the weather permits, treat your foot to a delightful but very ticklish fish massage at the Moroli River in Luanti which will almost certainly leave you in giggles. Continue overland to Sandakan. Overnight at Sepilok Nature Resort - ROH.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Pickup from hotel, and head over to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you'll get to learn about the rehabilitation effort done at the centre through a short video screening. Then make your way to the feeding platform to witness the feeding of orangutans scheduled daily at 10AM. You can also spend time observing the cheeky little younglings in an enclosed nursery area. Afterwards, head to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the only one in the world, located just next door to learn more about the world’s smallest bears.

After lunch, embark on a 2-and-a-half-hour journey to the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, nestled on the banks of Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan. Right after checking-in, we’ll go on board for an evening cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge to savour a candlelight dinner at Melapi restaurant, followed by a slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rise and shine for the morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, join in the nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with the in-house naturalist. After lunch, it will be free at leisure. In the afternoon, proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Have breakfast before returning to Sandakan by boat. After lunch, proceed to airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. If you're taking the evening flight, you'll have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit before taking the flight.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Rates

From MYR 7,817.00 per person twin share

MYR 1,852.00 single supplement (per person)

Notes

Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 Dec 2022

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

High Season Surcharge : MYR 252.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July - August)

Children Discount This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kuching Airport or city hotel in Kuching. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.

Additional Notes

Travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge

For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag for your stay in Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Complimentary storage in Sandakan will be provided for any extra luggage. (For guests departing & returning to Sandakan Only).

Camera Fee at SOURC

Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre: For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above ) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.

Night Cruise

Optional River Night Cruise tour at Sukau Rainforest Lodge is highly recommended to all our guests (available with a small fee)

Things to Bring

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, swim wear, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

Bring Your Own Bottle

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Double or Twin Bed

Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.

About Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Established since 1995, Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) is an award-winning ecolodge and the only National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World in Malaysia. The lodge is located in Sukau, along the snaking Kinabatangan River, which is an area that is lush in biodiversity.

SRL provides a luxurious stay in the midst of the jungle that is paired with an exceptional wildlife and nature experience for its guests. Some of the highlights of your stay includes river safari cruises, wildlife sightings such as Proboscis monkeys, macaques, various birds, and even chances of spotting the rare Bornean pygmy elephants and orangutans.

SRL also stays true to its ecolodge ethos through its sustainable practices and operations.