Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights

9 day Borneo Wildlife tour including return international flights, accommodation, transfers, breakfast daily plus bonus meals, dedicated transportation, professional guides and more.

$1,999
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per person twin share | Typically $3,249!
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  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
  • 9 Day Borneo Wildlife Tour with flights
 
  • Fantastic trip organized by Webjet Exclusives. Smooth sailing from the time we booked, which I highly recommend for the tight budget families. Home again safely.
  • Thanks for making my holiday one that I will remember for a long time
  • Amazing trip for amazing price!
  • In all it was a great experience which we will treasure for a long time.

Highlights

 

To truly experience Borneo is to immerse yourself in the stunning lush jungle home to some of the world’s most exquisite wildlife. Thanks to ongoing conservation projects, mostly funded by tourism, a lot of Borneo’s magical jungles remained untouched and offer some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. 

Borneo is a melting pot of religions, cuisines, cultures, languages and species and there is little not to be completely enchanted by if you are lucky enough to visit.

If thoughts of pristine nature, cultural riches and incredible orangutans in their natural environment isn’t enough to convince you to see this captivating country, knowing that your entire trip is taken care of by us is sure to. 

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, transfers, dedicated transportation, breakfast daily plus other meals, professional guide, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Sandakan ~ Sepilok , Borneo (D)

Today, depart Australia for your amazing holiday to Borneo. Upon arrival you will be met at Sandakan airport and transferred to Sepilok Jungle Resort.

Please note: Some flights might depart 1 day prior.

Day 2: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Sun Bear Conservation Centre (B,L,D)

This morning we visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding and learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of Sepilok. Witness the majestic Orangutan swing through the forest towards the feeding platform and watch as these beautiful creatures enjoy their breakfast. Afterwards we make a visit to see the World’s smallest bear in their natural habitat at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Enjoy lunch back at the resort and relax in the resorts pool and tropical surroundings until 3pm when you can go back to the afternoon feeding at the Orangutan sanctuary. The afternoon is a much less busier time to see these incredible animals and take photos. Evening at leisure in the Jungle Resort.

Day 3: Sepilok ~ Libaran Island(B,L,D)

After breakfast we transfer to the Sandakan Jetty and board the boat to Libaran Island.

The trip takes around 30 minutes and on arrival you will check in and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful quiet island, relax on the decking or take a stroll along the long stretch of sandy beach. After lunch we take a guided walk through a local village and learn about their lifestyle. At 6:00pm there will be a briefing about the turtle’s conservation program, followed by a visit to the hatchery and an opportunity to release baby turtles back to the Sulu Sea. Have dinner and watch a documentary, then, a waiting game for the ranger call for the mother turtle sighting. If we are lucky enough we will witness mother turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs in the sand.

Day 4: Libaran Island – Bilit, Kinabantangan River  (B,L,D)

Back to the mainland we go this morning. Once back in Sandakan we proceed to Sandakan War Memorial Park before heading overland to our adventure lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. On arrival into Bilit we have a spot of lunch before jumping on our first wildlife boat cruise down the river. Keep your eyes peeled for wild orangutans, Proboscis monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and lots of exotic birdlife! Evening free at leisure or take an optional guided night jungle walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife.

Optional Tour – Night Walk.

Day 5: Bilit, Kinabatangan River ~ Tree Planting Activity (B,L,D)

Early morning start as we cruise along the Kinabatangan River at 6:00am in search for more wild and wonderful wildlife, then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we visit a local village and take part in a tree planting activity to do our part for the conservation of the jungle. Then we take a guided jungle walk through riverine forest and search for bird life. Trek back to Bilit Lodge, freshen up, have lunch and enjoy the second river cruise of the day in search for more wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying a cold beer and sharing your photos from the day with fellow travellers.

Day 6: Bilit ~ Sandakan ~ Fisherman’s Village (B,L)

After breakfast, we depart Bilit by 8:30am and return to Sandakan. Have lunch in the hotel and have some free time to relax or or take our optional excursion to the Fisherman’s Village and Firefly River Cruise.

Optional Tour: Fisherman’s Village Tour & Firefly River Cruise includes dinner. Late afternoon 4:15pm we transfer from the hotel to a local fisherman’s village. Meet the villagers and sample some local snacks and sugary tea while chatting with the locals and playing games with the kids. At dark, take a river cruise through the mangroves and wait for the thousands of fireflies to light up the trees around us. End with a local dinner then transfer back to hotel for your overnight stay. (Evening – Includes Dinner)

Day 7: Sandakan – Free Day or Optional Tours (B)

Enjoy a free day at leisure today or take an optional tour.

Optional Tour: Sandakan nature city tour including lunch. Pick up at hotel at 10am. Begin tour with a visit to Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, Central Market St. Michael’s Church, Liberation Monument and Agnes Keith Museum. Stop for a delicious lunch at the English Tea House. (Half Day – Includes Lunch)

 

Optional Tour: Sandakan city tour and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary including lunch. Pick up at hotel at 10am. Begin tour with a visit to Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, before heading to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary for the 11:30am feeding. Head back in to Sandakan Town and the tour will continue with visits to the Central Market and Agnes Keith Museum. Stop for a delicious lunch at the English Tea House, then after lunch, visit to St. Michael’s Church, Liberation Monument and head back to the Hotel around 4pm. (Full Day – Includes Lunch)

Day 8: Sandakan – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 9: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with checked luggage
  • All transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Most meals – breakfast daily plus 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Travelling in the comfort of dedicated, air-conditioned coaches
  • Professional English speaking local tour guides
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • See friendly orphaned orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit Libaran Island and the turtle conservation area
  • Observe Borneo’s diverse wildlife on a river cruise down the Kinabatangan River
  • See the world’s smallest bear at the Sun Bear Conservation Centre

 

 

Fine Print

 

To book you tour: 

  • Travel dates are subject to availability. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 90 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information: 

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Visas
  • Tourism Tax of RM10 (approx. AUD$3) payable per person on arrival at each hotel
  • Camera fees (approx. AUD$5 per per person per attraction. Mobile phone cameras are free)
  • Plus anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’.

Important Note: The Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD”) is imposing a Tourism Tax on non-Malaysian guests at the sum of RM10nett per room per night with effect from 1st September 2017. This Tourism Tax will apply no matter if the booking was made before or after the announcement. The Tourism Tax is not applicable on Malaysian citizens (MyKAD holders) & Malaysian Permanent Residents (MyPR card holders). Kindly please take note that the Tourism Tax will be collected directly from the tourist(s) locally upon check out from the resort/hotel/lodge/chalet.

Single Supplement: $350 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Land Only: Not available 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 – 20 people 

Accommodation: 

Sandakan: The Sabah Hotel or similar
Sepilok: Sepilok Jungle Resort or similar 
Libaran Island: Walai Penyu Resort or similar
Kinabatangan: Bilit Adventure Lodge or similar 

Optional Tours:
Fisherman Village & Firefly Evening River Cruise Inc Dinner $65 per person 
Sandakan Nature City Tour HALF DAY Inc Lunch $65 per person 
Sandakan City Tour & Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary FULL DAY Inc Lunch $115 per person

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

If you are needing assistance with your Visa, please request it upon submitting your booking form.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

25 February 2019*
11 March 2019
25 March 2019
8 April 2019
22 April 2019
6 May 2019
20 May 2019

* A $200 per person surcharge applies

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or similar
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 15kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • Meals on board your flight/s and preferred seating requests can be purchased at an additional fee.  

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $250.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (with an alternative airline where available)

  • A flat fee of $250.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $250.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with checked baggage
  • All transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Most meals – breakfast daily plus 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Professional English speaking local tour guides
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

 

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