Wild Borneo

Classic Touring

12 Days from £3,039

Was from £3,039

May 2019 - Nov 2020 Departures

Borneo's tropical rainforests and climate provide the perfect conditions for a huge variety of species to thrive, making this a paradise for nature-lovers. Head into mountainous landscapes and trek through forest in search of orangutan as well as numerous other remarkable creatures and incredible flora.

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Your holiday at a glance

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Malaysia Airlines
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 9 nights in lodges & 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners
  • All excursions included

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports 

Included excursions

​Farewell Malaysian dinner & dance performance

Kinabalu National Park

Poring Hot Springs & canopy walk

North Borneo with Longhouse visit

Kinabalu National Park

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre & Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Boat cruise to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary

Wildlife cruise

Night-time cruise to see the Fire Flies

Abai village and tree-planting

Steam train ride with tiffin lunch

World War II memorial visit

Your itinerary

​Fly to Kota Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur, arriving on day 2. Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, one of two Malaysian states on the exotic island of Borneo and our base for the next two nights.​

​Today our adventure will begin as we head towards the north of Borneo where we will travel past vast oil palm and coconut plantations on our way to the village of Bavanggazo, where we'll step inside a longhouse. Built on stilts, these buildings are home to several families of the indigenous Rungus tribes. En route we will also make a stop at Gombizou and Sumangkap villages to observe gong-making and honey bee farming​.

​Kinabalu National Park is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna native to Borneo, including several hundred species that are found only in the park itself. We'll explore on our included nature trek along one of the many trails, and also catch a glimpse of Mount Kinabalu, which is South East Asia's highest peak. After a stop at Poring Hot Springs, where we can take a dip in the soothing waters, perhaps take a thrilling walk more than 40 metres up in the canopy of the Menggaris tree – the 'King of the Forest' – for fantastic views.​

Enjoy scenic views of the Kundasang highlands as we travel by road to Sandakan. We'll stop for lunch in a restaurant before we visit Sandakan Memorial Park. This was built in honour of the Prisoners of War who died in the Sandakan Death Marches during the Second World War.

​Borneo is one of two places in the world where the endangered orangutan still lives in the wild, and we'll visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to observe man's closest relative and enjoy a walk in the tropical lowland forest. We'll also head to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see these endearing animals, also known as honey bears, whose numbers are dwindling due to deforestation and poaching.
After lunch, we'll transfer to the jetty in Sandakan, from where we'll cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. This wonderful journey takes us on the Sulu Sea and through magnificent mangrove forests. We'll then cruise up river to Sukau village to search for primates, especially endemic proboscis monkeys. On arrival in Abai, we'll check in at the Kinabatangan Abai Jungle Lodge where later this afternoon we'll head off on a river cruise to search for wildlife. A further treat comes tonight after dinner when we take another cruise to discover the jungle at night with an expert nature guide.

Wake up to the wonderful sounds of the rainforest then cruise to the Pitas lake to observe wildlife. We'll head back to the hotel for breakfast before we are invited to join a tree-planting project with the locals. A simple lunch will be arranged by the villagers at Abai village.
Back at the lodge perhaps take time to explore the boardwalk behind the lodge, you may be lucky and spot wild orangutan, silver leaf monkeys and many other types of wildlife. We will round off the day with another cruise to see more wildlife.

 

​During a free morning at the lodge, perhaps join some of your travelling companions and head off to explore your surroundings – stilted paths up to 800 metres long stretch into the forest, and animals often venture quite close.
After lunch, our wildlife search continues as we cruise up river to our next destination, Sukau, for an overnight stay. Here we'll look out for primates, in particular orangutans, as well as pygmy elephants and exotic birds – some of the world's most spectacular species are resident in Borneo.
After checking in to our lodge, we'll take to the water again to enjoy wonderful views and search for exotic wildlife.

​Today's journey, first by road and then by air, will take us back to Kota Kinabalu. The rest of the day is at leisure. Later, there will be time to visit the night market to shop for souvenirs of your holiday.​

​A journey on the North Borneo Railway aboard a vintage British Vulcan steam locomotive takes travellers back to a bygone era when North Borneo was a Crown Colony of Great Britain. We'll take this nostalgic trip to Papar – Sabah's main rice-growing region – on track primarily used for the transportation of tobacco in its heyday. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of traditional villages, grazing buffalo and beautiful countryside interwoven with paddy fields as you are served a tiffin-style lunch on board. Tonight, gather with your fellow travellers to enjoy a sumptuous Malaysian Farewell dinner, enhanced by a lively cultural performance of Sabah dances.​

​We leave Kota Kinabalu today for your flight back to the UK via Kuala Lumpur.

​You'll arrive back in the UK today.​

Itinerary shown is for 2018 departure dates, for 2019 please call for details of the itinerary

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Borneo - Sunset dinner cruise of the South China Sea

Borneo - Sunset dinner cruise of the South China Sea

from £115

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Your unforgettable tropical evening on the North Borneo Cruise begins at Sutera Marina Jetty where you will become acquainted with the charms of Kota Kinabalu on a whole new level. Your evening unfolds along the sultry sun-tinged South China Sea, cruising past the islands and water villages that dot Sabah’s west coast. You are free to wander around the vessel. Panoramic ocean views, warmth of the setting sun and gentle sea breeze grace the upper-deck while a live band serenades the ethnic themed air-conditioned restaurant below with acoustic favourites. As the sun sets and the stars come out, and Kota Kinabalu’s coastline now comes alive with dazzling city night lights. The North Borneo Cruise will glide across the Waterfront as you indulge in dessert or your next glass of wine (drinks not included). Shortly after you will disembark from the cruise at the Sutera Marina Jetty and return to your hotel. *PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CAPACITY THIS EXCURSION MUST BE PREBOOKED IN ADVANCE, AND SPACES ARE LIMITED*
Sunset excursion - Minimal walking - unforgettable

Accommodation

This hotel is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah State and the international gateway to East Malasia.
All of Kinabalu Pine Resort’s wooden cabins are fully built using the exclusive Selangan Batu hardwood. There are standard or deluxe cabins with blocks S & N at the resort’s crest. All rooms come with Wi-Fi internet access, satellite television channels, intercom facility, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer and coffee & tea-making facilities.
This hotel is situated in the heart of Sandakan Town at the scenic waterfront of Sanakan Bay, connected directly to the Sandakan Harbour Square Mall. Facilities include The Eatery Restaurant, The Best Brew Bar, Wrapped Café and gym.
Situated on Borneo''s famous Kinabatangan River, Abai Jungle Lodge is in the perfect position only one hour boat journey from Sandakan and the Sukau village further upriver. It is built entirely on stilts and can only be accessed by boat. The lodge facilities include a restaurant, bar and rooms have private facilities.
Located on the Kinabatangan River, the Sabah''s longest river, the Riverside Lodge was set up in 1994, working with and hiring local people. At the back of the lodge is a jungle trail where birds, red leaf monkey and wild orantugan are often spotted. The lodge has just 33 rooms in total, all with private shower room and ceiling fan.
This hotel is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah State and the international gateway to East Malasia.

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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10 days

Tuesday 11 June 2019

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£2,839

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10 days

Tuesday 03 September 2019

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10 days

Tuesday 24 September 2019

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10 days

Tuesday 22 October 2019

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£2,639

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10 days

Tuesday 12 November 2019

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10 days

Tuesday 05 May 2020

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10 days

Tuesday 09 June 2020

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10 days

Tuesday 01 September 2020

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10 days

Tuesday 22 September 2020

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10 days

Tuesday 20 October 2020

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10 days

Tuesday 03 November 2020

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10 days

Tuesday 07 May 2019

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£2,839

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DEPARTING FROM

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 10 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,439

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Outbound
Malaysia Airlines

Monday 10 June 2019

Departs

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 20 June 2019

Departs

14:10 Sandakan

Arrives

17:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 20 June 2019

Departs

23:30 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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Malaysia Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Monday 02 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,439

Available

Outbound
Malaysia Airlines

Monday 02 September 2019

Departs

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Operated by

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 03 September 2019

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 12 September 2019

Departs

14:10 Sandakan

Arrives

17:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 12 September 2019

Departs

23:30 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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Malaysia Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Monday 23 September 2019

£3,439

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Outbound
Malaysia Airlines

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 03 October 2019

Departs

14:10 Sandakan

Arrives

17:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 03 October 2019

Departs

23:30 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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Malaysia Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Monday 21 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,239

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Malaysia Airlines

Monday 21 October 2019

Departs

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
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Thursday 31 October 2019

Departs

13:55 Sandakan

Arrives

16:35 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 31 October 2019

Departs

23:30 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:35 London (Heathrow)

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 11 November 2019

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£3,039

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Monday 11 November 2019

Departs

11:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:45 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
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Thursday 21 November 2019

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

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17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 21 November 2019

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 04 May 2020

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£3,539

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Monday 04 May 2020

Departs

10:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 05 May 2020

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Thursday 14 May 2020

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

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17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 14 May 2020

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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05:55 London (Heathrow)

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 08 June 2020

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£3,539

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Monday 08 June 2020

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10:45 London (Heathrow)

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07:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Thursday 18 June 2020

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

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17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 18 June 2020

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 31 August 2020

£3,539

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Monday 31 August 2020

Departs

10:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Thursday 10 September 2020

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

Arrives

17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 10 September 2020

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 21 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,539

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Malaysia Airlines

Monday 21 September 2020

Departs

10:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

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Thursday 01 October 2020

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

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17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 01 October 2020

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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05:55 London (Heathrow)

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 19 October 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,339

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Outbound
Malaysia Airlines

Monday 19 October 2020

Departs

10:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

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Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 29 October 2020

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

Arrives

17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 29 October 2020

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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Malaysia Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Monday 02 November 2020

£3,099

Available

Outbound
Malaysia Airlines

Monday 02 November 2020

Departs

10:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 03 November 2020

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 12 November 2020

Departs

14:25 Sandakan

Arrives

17:10 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 12 November 2020

Departs

23:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Malaysia Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Monday 06 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,439

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Malaysia Airlines

Monday 06 May 2019

Departs

11:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

07:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Operated by

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday 07 May 2019

Departs

09:15 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Kota Kinabalu (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Inbound
Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 16 May 2019

Departs

14:10 Sandakan

Arrives

17:00 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines - MH

Thursday 16 May 2019

Departs

23:30 Kuala Lumpur (Intl)

Arrives

05:55 London (Heathrow)

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Malaysia Airlines

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on.

The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour. If the main tour is displaying a SOLD OUT notification, there may still be places available on the tour with the add-on:

Wild Borneo with Singapore City Add-on

15 days from £4,038

May 2019 - Nov 2020 Departures
You can extend your holiday and spend three nights in Singapore, starting on day 11 of your tour. You will stay in the 4-star Park Regis on a bed and breakfast basis, plus one dinner. During your stay, enjoy a tour of the city by night, which includes a trishaw ride ending with a sample of the famous Singapore Sling cocktail. Also included is a half-day tour taking in Chinatown, the Malay quarter and Little India. You will also have the option to join an excursion to the spectacular Gardens by the Bay. You will be accompanied by a tour manager. Available on selected dates. Price is a supplement to the quoted holiday price.

Make Your Own Way

 MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £690 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898332. See terms & conditions.

 

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