BORNEO FAMILY TOUR

This guided tour will introduce you to the cultural highlights and most famous destinations in Myanmar. From the bustling streets of Yangon to the awe-inspiring temple plains of Bagan.

RATES:

  • Per Adult: USD 1295 (Sharing double/Twin Room)
  • 3rd Adult: MYR 1095 (with extra /roll in bed)
  • Children 2-11 years: USD 595

Max occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 children

Flight tickets BKI-SDK and SDK-BKI: USD 58 / Person / Way (Optional)

High Season Surcharge:

Grandis Hotel:
– 15 July – 31 August 2017
– 30 September – 07 October 2017
– 22 December 2017 – 01 January 2018
– 16 February – 22 February 2018
– 30 March – 31 March 2018

USD 60 / ROOM / Night

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
– 15 Jul 2017 – 31 Aug 2017
– 24 Dec 2017 – 02 Jan 2018
– 14 Feb 2018 – 20 Feb 2018
– 30 Mar 2018 – 05 Apr 2018

USD 48 / ROOM / Night
Valid until 31 March 2018

PRICE:From
DURATION:12 Days / 11 Nights
TOUR STYLE:Cultural & Heritage
DESTINATIONS:Kota Kinabalu
TOUR CODE:
DEPARTURES:Daily (Private Departures)
STARTS:In Kota Kinabalu
ENDS:In Kota Kinabalu
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At a glance

Highlights

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1 : Arrival Kota Kinabalu [Grandis Hotel]
Day 2 : Luxury island trip [Grandis Hotel]
Day 3 : River Rafting [Grandis Hotel]
Day 4 : Explore the rainforest – Overnight
Day 5 : Rainforest / Kota Kinabalu [Grandis Hotel]
Day 6 : Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan
Day 7 : Orangutan Centre / Kinabatangan River
Day 8 : Kinabatangan River
Day 9 : Kinabatangan River / Kota Kinabalu / Shangri La’s Rasa Ria
Day 10 : Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Day 11 : Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Day 12 : Departure Kota Kinabalu

Tour Details

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, we will meet you and transfer you to Grandis Hotel.
Grandis Hotel sits in the heart of the city, a mere 15 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and right next to the hippest lifestyle mall in town. The ideal location makes the hotel the perfect retreat for those wishing to explore the area’s eclectic shopping, dining, and tourist attractions.

  • Included- Airport Transfer
  • Overnight Stay: Grandis Hotel [Superior or Family Room]

Enjoy a day at a quiet and private beach away from the normally crowded islands around Kota Kinabalu. You will check in at the Bunga Raya Island Resort’s Lounge at the Jesselton Point Jetty before being transferred by boat to Gaya Island for a relaxing trip in a secluded part on the Island owned by the 5-Star Bunga Raya Resort. Go snorkelling or kayaking if you feel like frolicking in the sea. Otherwise, simply spend the day relaxing under the sun. At 4.00pm, you will be transferred back to the Jesselton Point Jetty.

  • Overnight Stay: Grandis Hotel [Superior or Family Room]
  • Meals Include: Breakfast & Lunch

Pick up from your hotel and proceed for 1 ½ hour to Kiulu River. This trip is for families who are looking for some fun adventure, the Kiulu River White Water Rafting is a family-friendly adventure day-trip to experience. Situated about an hour’s drive away from Kota Kinabalu, Kiulu River lies in the scenic Kiulu valley near Tamparuli town, nestled in between picturesque local villages, rolling mountain hills and breathtaking valleys. Classified as grade I – II rapids, Kiulu River White Water Rafting offers plenty of fun on some of Sabah’s easier and safer white water rapids.The Kiulu River White Water Rafting trip is perfect for beginners and families, including junior and senior members.The rafting portion of the Kiulu River stretches over 15 km and, depending on the water level and abilities of the group, provides a one and a half hours to two hours of white water rafting action.

  • Included:
    – Transport
    – Rafting Equipment
    – Certified rafting guide
  • Meals Include: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Overnight Stay: Grandis Hotel [Superior or Family Room]

This spectacular 1,551 hectare forest reserve was gazetted on March 16, 1957 in an effort to preserve and sustain the biodiversity of the primary forest reserve. In 1984, it was re-classified as a second class domestic forest reserve. The main function of the reserve is to supply gravity water from the onsite Tanaki waterfall system to the local population living within its proximity.
Outdoor enthusiasts who conquer this expedition will have experienced the typical rough terrain of the Bornean jungle, whilst learning new skills & many facts about the jungle environment. The forest is not often explored providing a chance to see and experience a peaceful, natural & beautiful environment.
Depart for approximately 30 minutes to Kawang Forest Reserve. Trek approximately 2km distance to reach the campsite. Set up your own hammock for the night followed by a night walk to spot some of the wildlife residing the forest. This is a good educational tour to learn about flora and fauna in the forest and learn survival skills. This tour is highly recommended for nature seeking couples and families.

– Welcome briefing & site familiarisation
– Equipment allocation
– Safety briefing & Introduction to the rainforest
– Commence trekking (Around 2 Km trekking distance)
– Arrive at jungle campsite
– Introduction to equipment
– Camp set up
– Evening meal
– Night walk

  • Included:
    – Transport to Kawang
    – English speaking guide
  • Meals Include: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight Stay: Kawang Forest Reserve (hammocks)

After breakfast, prepare for the trek back to the ending point. You may opt to spend your time swimming on the river or just free rest before we return to Kota Kinabalu.

– Prepare for trekking
– Trek to finishing point (Around 2 Km trekking distance)
– Free at own leisure to swim & relax in a jungle river
– 2:30pm – Program closure & departures
(Approximately 30 minutes to Kota Kinabalu)
Notes:
Arrival and departure times are approximate
Activities included during the expedition:
– Navigation with map & compass
– Jungle survival skills
– Natural medicines, identification & usage.
– Nature guiding – tree, plant & animal species,
observation & identification
– Wild food collection (where possible)
– Camp skills; cooking & fire building
– Traditional crafts (where possible)
– Knots & their usage
– Night walk & wildlife observation

  • Included:
    – English speaking guide
    – Transport to Kota Kinabalu
  • Meals Include: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Overnight Stay: Grandis Hotel [Superior or Family Room]

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Take a short flight to Sandakan. Transfer and stay at the beautiful Sepilok area 25 km from Sandakan town.

  • Included:
    – Airport transfers
  • Meals Include: Breakfast
  • Overnight Stay: Sepilok Forest Edge Resort [Standard or Family Room]

In the morning visit to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Watch a short video documentary of the rehabilitation activities before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to witness the feeding of the Orang Utan at 1000hrs. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear.

We will board our boat for the journey to Abai, Kinabatangan. On the 1.5 hours cruise, Berhala Island, the prominent sandstone cliffs of World War II historical site, can be photographed from the boat. The boat journey continues towards the mangroves and villages of Abai.

In the afternoon, we set off for the afternoon river expedition in search of wildlife. This time in a smaller opentopped river boat. We hope to photograph wild Orang utans, Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys and other wildlife.

After dinner, we shall take a night stroll along the boardwalks on a lookout for nocturnal animals and interesting insects. Overnight at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort.

  • Included:
    – Boat transfer to Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort
    – Entrance fees
    – English speaking guide
  • Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight Stay: Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort [Deluxe Chalet]

Early morning cruise to observe more wildlife and birdlife. We shall cruise to the nearby oxbow lake, Danau Pitas, to explore the area. At about 1630hrs, we set off for another afternoon cruise in search of the mangrove specials, river sceneries, village landscapes and more wildlife. On good weather, we may even get to see firefly colonies which are found at certain parts of the river. Cruise back to the resort for dinner.

  • Included:
    – River cruises
    – English speaking guide
  • Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight Stay: Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort [Deluxe Chalet]

After breakfast return by speedboat to Sandakan. Transfer to Sandakan Airport for a short flight to Kota Kinabalu. Transfer to Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort 45 min from Kota Kinabalu. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa on Pantai Dalit Beach is one of the best resort’s in Malaysia. Set amidst a nature reserve, the resort enchants endlessly with its natural magic.

The resort is home to an eco-friendly championship golf course and the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay. Unique to the resort is the Nature Interpretation Centre, gateway to the Nature Reserve. Here, you can meet the Borneo’s wildlife.
Welcome to paradise.

  • Included:
    – Land and boat transfers
  • Meal Included: Breakfast
  • Overnight Stay:Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort [Deluxe Sea View]

Days are free and easy and there is time to enjoy the many activities, the swimming pool or the fantastic beach.

  • Meal Include: Breakfast
  • Overnight Stay :Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort [Deluxe Sea View]

Departure day. Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport.

  • Included:
    – Airport transfer
  • Meals Include- Breakfast

Yangon

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JASMINE PALACE HOTEL

Comfort

Modern city hotel in Yangon with excellent location. Jasmine Palace Hotel presents good value and high standards is the perfect base for exploring the city’s highlights.

Bagan

Bagan Umbra Hotel

HOTEL UMBRA

Comfort

Charming garden resort near Old Bagan. Hotel Umbra is one of our favourite hotels in Bagan. It was recently renovated and reconstructed. Particularly the Grand deluxe rooms are nice with modern and spacious facilities.

Inle Lake

RED CANAL HOTEL

Comfort

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Mandalay

RED CANAL HOTEL

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What's Included

  • Private tours and transfers with air-conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water & 2 refreshing towels per passenger per day
  • Lodging with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling fees at airports
  • Entrance fees or zone fees
  • English speaking guide(other languages guide can be provide with additional charges)

What's Not Included

  • Visa to Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for tourists)
  • All entrance fees or zone fees
  • Domestic Airfares (always quoted and mentioned separately from tour package price)
  • International air fares
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Peak season surcharges & Compulsory dinners during Xmas & New Year’s
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 11am or 12 o’clock noon
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and expenses of personal nature
  • Camera & video fees. Some of the sites visited may ask small fees for photographing and video recording.

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The program worked out just great with fantastic guides and drivers, always on time and so friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend this to friends and colleagues who want to travel to Myanmar and are limited on time.

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