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Best Of Borneo
Adult from: £1,199 Child from: Please call for details
You’ll be met on arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport and privately transferred to Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru. A five star hotel located just a five-minute drive from the centre of the city and a ten-minute drive from the airport.
Day 2: Kota Kinabalu
Full day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or some shopping and sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu.
Day 3: Turtle Island
Take the morning flight to Sandakan followed by a transfer to the jetty for a boat ride (approximately an hour) to Libaran Island. Check in and relax before lunch. Enjoy the sun, sea and sand or snorkel around the island. In the afternoon take a boat to nearby Turtle Island and prepare to watch part of the complex life cycle of the green turtle as the huge adults come ashore to lay their eggs. Note the release of little turtle hatchlings at Turtle Island is not guaranteed. Then, if you are lucky, you may have the opportunity to release the little hatchlings from the hatchery to the sea. Return to Libaran Island Lodge for your overnight stay. Note this accommodation is basic.
Day 4: Sepilok Orang-Utans
After breakfast, journey back to Sandakan in time to catch the feeding of the Orang utans at the Sepilok Orang utan Rehabilitation Centre, where young orang utans are coached to enable them to return to their natural habitat. Return to Kota Kinabalu and check in to the five-star Shangri- La Rasa Ria Resort for a 7-night stay.
Days 5-10: At leisure
A full six days of relaxation and fun. Enjoy the expansive sweep of sandy beach, the wide range of watersports and activities such as horse riding or quad biking. Guests of the hotel have exclusive access to the resort’s own Nature Reserve where twice-daily young Orang utans are fed. For a small fee (payable locally) you can enjoy a short guided walk through rainforest to a viewing platform and get close to the Orang utans.
Day 11: Depart Borneo
Short, private transfer to the airport to complete your Borneo itinerary.