9 day 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.

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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.

 

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 – Kota Kinabalu (B,D)

Transfer to Sandakan airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. Meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Relax for the rest of the day or take the optional spectacular North Borneo Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Day 11: Kota Kinabalu – Sapi & Manukan Island Hopping (B,L)

Enjoy today exploring the beautiful islands of Sapi Island and Manukan Island. Be mesmerized by the colourful sea life, crystal clear blue waters and the vast greenery surrounding each island. A BBQ lunch is included.

Day 10: Kota Kinabalu – City Tour (B)

After breakfast you will be picked up and taken on a half day city tour of KK. The tour includes a brief visit to Tanjung Lipat, which offers panoramic scenery of the Gaya Island, South China Sea, Tun Mustapha Tower and the Kampung Likas village. Proceed to the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, recognized as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Visit the Puh Toh Tze Buddhist temple before we drive to Signal Hill for a bird’s eye view of the city, Atkinson Clock Tower and Australia Place. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure. 

Day 11: Kota Kinabalu – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

At the appropriate time, a transfer to the airport will be provided for your homeward flight.

Day 12: 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
  • Option to extend your stay to a 12 day experience
  • 2020 travel dates available! 
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail

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

 

How to book: 

  • 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: 

  • A deposit of $699 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

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.

Tour Only: Not available 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 – 20 people 

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

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 
Kota Kinabalu: Mercure Kota Kinabalu or similar 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people

Triple Share: Not available

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

Optional tours are subject to availability, weather conditions and minimum numbers.  Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.

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

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

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

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

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

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

6 May
20 May
3 June
8 July
22 July
5 August
12 August
23 August
26 August 
9 September
12 September  
16 September
20 September  
30 September
7 October
14 October
21 October
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December

2020:

10 February 
17 February 
24 February 
2 March 
9 March 
16 March 
23 March 
30 March 
6 April
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May 
11 May 
18 May 
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November 
9 November 
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

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

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares with Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia their codeshare partners or similar
  • Brisbane and Adelaide customers – A $300 intestate surcharge per person applies 
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 15kg per passenger
  • Meals on board your flight/s and preferred seating requests can be purchased at an additional fee
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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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 
  • Option to extend your stay to a 12 day experience
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

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