Malaysia / Borneo Tour 2019

September 7 – 17, 2019

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Malaysia/Borneo 2019
Malaysia/Borneo 2019
Malaysia/Borneo 2019

Malaysia + Borneo

What to Expect

From vibrant Kuala Lumpur to tropical rainforests and unspoilt islands, our 11 day Malaysian adventure is something not to be missed.

Malaysia known for its beautiful beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences.

It shares a border with Thailand, connected by a causeway and a bridge to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea, the Straits of Malacca and Indonesia.

From sunrises to sunsets, this is an experience you won’t want to forget.

Tour Highlights

  • Skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur
  • Jonker Street Party, Chinatown
  • Cruise the Lower Kinabatangan River

  • Visit the Orangutang Rehabilitation Centre

  • Trishaw adventures of Malacca

  • Borneos Orangutang’s, bears and monkeys

  • Rainforests of Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia/Borneo 2019

Malaysia + Borneo Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1 - Kuala Lumpur
As we touch down in Kuala Lumpur, the largest and most developed city in the country with its soaring skyscrapers, luxe hotels, old colonial buildings and bustling food stalls, our private transfer will be waiting to whisk us off to our gorgeous hotel.

Malaysia’s effervescent capital dates back to 1857, when a small mining town grew into a booming city during the Industrial Revolution, attracting Malays from nearby villages, British businessmen, Chinese labourers and Indian immigrants, Kuala Lumpur grew into the exotic melting pot that you see today.

Early evening we head out into this vibrant city for an orientation walk followed by drinks in the Skybar which has amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers and then to a traditional Malay restaurant for dinner…our adventure officially begins!

Hotel: Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Meals:  Welcome Drinks + Dinner

Day 2 - Kuala Lumpur
Today we move away from the skyscrapers and spend three hours of eating like a local in KL’s foodie hotspots. Starting at Brickfields, (Little India), to sample yam and sweet potato fritters, vade and curry puffs, we then try some Malaysian sweet treats, including fresh banana fritters and cendol; an exotic mix of shaved ice, plum sugar, kidney beans and coconut milk jelly.

Chinatown is next, where we feast on spicy noodles with lime juice and amazing Chinese pancakes and finish at an old-school coffee shop, for kaya, toast and coconut jam.

The rest of the afternoon is free time to explore KL. Walk around the banyan tree-lined streets, try your haggling skills at the handicraft market, explore the one of the ornate temples or visit the Petronas Towers you saw in the distance last night, so many choices, but you could also just relax in the glory of your hotel.

Hotel: Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3 - Malacca
After breakfast we have a 2 hour drive south to historic city of Malacca, declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008.

Check in your hotel, freshen up and this afternoon, head out for a cruise along the Malacca River, once nicknamed as the ‘Venice of the East’ as it was a prominent port of entry for traders from Europe and Asia during the late 16th century.

We’ll see a mixture of things from beautiful ancient bridges, colonial buildings to antiquated shophouses and local colourful street art next to Jonker Street which is our next stop.

Hotel:  Rosa Malacca Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 4 - Malacca
After breakfast we hop on a colourful trishaw to take in the sites of Malacca. A former colonial town, its history is still evident in the pretty narrow winding streets streets that have a distinctive old-world charm about them.

We get a taste of old Melaka, learn about the ancient spice trade, take in the sites of Harmony Street, (its official name is Jalan Tukang Emas) a street where Temples and Mosques of the three main religions of Malaysia are located peacefully in the same small street. We whiz past Chineese Buddhist Temples, the picturesque Dutch Square and a traditional Muslim house museum.

The rest of the day is for you to explore the town, at leisure, relax in the hotel or find a cafe to sit and chat with your Voyage girlfriends.

Hotel:  Rosa Malacca Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 5 - Sandakan
After breakfast we take our private transfer to the airport and board a plane to the animal haven and tropical temperatures of Sandakan in Borneo.

On arrival, we meet our driver who will take us to our hotel located at the heart of Sandakan town overlooking Sandakan Bay. The sunsets here are spectacular, a definitely a photo moment!

Freshen up, enjoy a welcome drink and we head for a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Hotel: Four Point Sheraton by Sandakan

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Sandakan
After an early breakfast we drive to the Sepilok Orangutang Rehabilitation Centre, home to over 200 wild orangutang, in time to watch these magnificent apes at feeding time.

Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre, is next, with over 44 rescued Malayan sun bears, and the world’s smallest bear, a species unfortunately under threat from poaching and deforestation.

After lunch, we go back to Sepilok for the second feeding, just because its so wonderful to watch, before we take a canopy walk across the lush tropical rainforests with its magnificent views and being home to over 250 different species of birds, it’s a wonder to watch and listen.

Hotel: Four Point Sheraton by Sandakan

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7 - Kinabatangan
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and late morning we hop aboard our boat to take us along the Lower Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife.

Cruising through the wet water swamps and mangrove forests, with only the sounds of the native birds and animals to be heard, it’s such a thrilling yet calming moment. We arrive at the Wetlands Resort, our home for the next 2 nights in time for lunch.

Late afternoon we board our second cruise of the day in search of Proboscis Monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. As the sunsets we get to witness the glittering display of fireflies on the mangrove trees which is absolutely beautiful.

After a delicious dinner, we head out on a guided night walk, watching the wildlife as they come out to play unaware that anyone’s watching, an incredible experience to see.

Hotel: Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Kinabatangan
An early start awaits as we enjoy a sunrise cruise up to the Danau Pitas to explore the wildlife and birds awakening.

Eating our picnic breakfast, we continue to the local fishing village, Kampung Abai and observe the daily activities of the local Orang Sungai tribe in their tiny fishing village.

After lunch, we have some free time to enjoy the unique forest reserve before taking another cruise to watch the natural undisturbed life in the jungle and hopefully getting to spot some wild orangutang and silver leaf monkeys.

Hotel: Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast we take the boat back to Sandakan witnessing wonderful views of Sandakan Town from the shore.

Our private transfer takes us to the airport for our flight to Kota Kinabalu, known as the Nature Resort capital of Sabah. This charming coastal city lies by the coast overlooking the South China Sea and the Crocker Range where the Mount Kinabalu stands majestically.

Our private transfer will be waiting at the airport to take us to our last hotel where the rest of the day is free to spend relaxing or exploring.

Hotel: Pacific Sutera Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 10 - Kota Kinabalu
Another early start as we drive to Jesselton Point to board our boat to Gaya Island, the largest Island in the Tunku Abdul Marine Park with superb beaches and walking trails through the rainforest making it the perfect place for our day of trekking.

Our guide will point out the many and unique varieties of bird life, wild boar, monitor lizards and possibly some macaque monkeys.

Heading to Padang Point we take to the skies and experience the longest inter island zip line in the world. After our briefing we’ll get into our harness and get ready to zip across the sea to Sapi island…Exhilarating!

After lunch the rest of the day is for relaxing on the beach, swimming in the sea or snorkelling around the marine park admiring the beautiful coloured coral, bright tropical fish and if you are lucky, turtles.

Early evening we return to enjoy your last evening in this magical country.

Hotel: Pacific Sutera Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11 - Departure
After a leisurely breakfast with time to take a dip in the pool, a stroll along the beach or buy some last minute souvenirs, it’s time to say your farewells as we head to Kota Kinabalu airport.

What an adventure it’s been from the skyscrapers and banyan tree-lined streets of Kuala Lumpur, the Trishaw adventures of Malacca, Borneos Orangutang’s, bears and monkeys to the rainforests of Kota Kinabalu.

This is a taste of this Country has to offer.

Meals:  Breakfast

*Itineraries and hotels are subject to change. Elle Voyage and its partners will strive to provide you with the best possible tour and experience. It is our intention to adhere to the outlined itinerary as published. However, please be advised that it may be occasionally necessary to substitute an activity due to events that cannot be predicted. Therefore, Elle Voyage reserves the right to make changes in accommodations, tours or excursions, meals, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable.

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Tour Details:

Dates: 11 Days/10 Nights
September 7 – 17, 2019

Where: Malaysia and Borneo

Group Size: 12 Guests Maximum

Tour Cost: £2149.00 Twin-Share Occupancy
Single Supplement: £750.00

All tours are quoted in British Pounds.

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Space is limited to just 12 guests. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

​To register for this tour, a deposit of £300 of the total tour price is required to secure your reservation.

Balance is due 60 days prior to travel.​​​​​​

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