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Luxurious Jungle Stay and Mountain Expedition

PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 3699

Private Tour Highlights

  • Visit two foodie landmarks: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
  • Experience the lush, green forests of Malaysian Borneo
  • Marvel at the spectacular historic architecture of Kuala Lumpur
  • Take a multi-day summit trek of Mount Kinabalu
  • Take all in the widely diverse array of flora and fauna throughout the trip
  • Visit one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in Singapore
  • Take a tour through the open air bazaar of Chinatown
  • Enjoy an invigorating dip in the Poring Hot Springs
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Tour Overview

Starting in the incomparable foodie destinations of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, witness modern precipices jutting in and around vestiges of traditional and colonial architecture. Next, travel to Malaysian Borneo for a luxurious jungle stay with accommodations in lodges modeled after traditional Iban longhouses. Finally enjoy an expedition to the summit of Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak on the island.

Singapore is a city where the diverse mix of people live and thrive alongside each other. It is a place where differences are encouraged, embraced and celebrated by all who live there. There are more facets to Singapore than just history, culture, people, shopping and food, waiting for you to discover.

In Kuala Lumpur, in addition to the magnificent architecture, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the open air bazaar and night markets of Chinatown. A number of Hindu temples in the area fill the air with the sounds of chanting, while jasmine and incense compete with the alluring scents of local delicacies coming from the many restaurants and street vendors.

Malaysian Borneo offers you the unique opportunity to explore the cultures and flora and fauna indigenous to the northern part of the island. After surveying the cities and jungles, make your way to Mount Kinabalu for a multi day summit trek that starts in the primate rich forests before reaching the otherworldly sparseness above the tree line.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
Domestic flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and Kuching to Singapore, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All private transfers & tours with English speaking driver/guide, Meals where specified (food only), Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Notes:
* Additional supplements may apply during the weeks immediately preceding and following the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The dates vary each year, but fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th:
2016 – Monday, February 8th
2017 – Saturday, January 28th
2018 – Friday, February 16th

* Suggested Packing List: comfortable trekking shoes, light weight clothes, sun hat, raincoat, water bottle, insect repellent

* Activities in Batang Ai are offered by the lodge and may include other guests.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$3539 £$3699 £$3959 £$4359
Single £$6509 £$6809 £$7329 £$8129

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Singapore

Overnight international flight to Singapore.

Overnight international flight to Singapore.

Day
2

Arrival in Singapore

Upon arrival in Singapore, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Singapore, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day
3

Water Taxi Journey along the Singapore River

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Morning bumboat or 'water taxi' ride along the Singapore River. The Singapore River is a small river with great historical importance, as it is the place where the British established the first trading port in the area. The ride will end at Merlion Park at the Esplanade Bridge. At Merlion Park, come face to face with Singapore’s iconic Merlion statue, which is set in the foreground of the elegant Marina Bay Sands building.
The tour continues with a drive around the Civic District past the Padang Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. The next stop will be at one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in Singapore, the Thain Hock Keng Temple. The temple was built in traditional southern Chinese style with tiles, dragons, phoenixes, amazing curves, intricate sculptures and imposing columns. The next and final stop of the day is at the National Orchid Garden, which boasts a colorful display of 60,000 orchid plants, with 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids represented. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure and overnight at the hotel.
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Day
4

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

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Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuala Lumpur. Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, airport reception and transfer to the hotel for check in.
This afternoon, meet at the hotel after 1:00pm and transferred to a local Indian restaurant to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, enjoy a privately guided tour of Kuala Lumpur’s highlights consisting of both historic and modern architectures. The private walking tour will include the Jamek Mosque, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Central Market, the Sze Ya Temple and the Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House. As the evening falls enjoy a tour through the open air bazaar of Chinatown, including the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The oldest and richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple was founded in 1873 and sits at the edge of Chinatown. Leaving the Temple continue to a local Malay restaurant to enjoy a cultural show and a buffet dinner of local dishes. Following dinner and the show, return to the hotel in the late evening.
Note: The Jamek Mosque is closed on Fridays. Please consider that the tour today is done primarily on foot so wearing comfortable walking shoes is recommended. Lunch and dinner is included today
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Day
5

Kuala Lumpur – Kuching

Morning at leisure in Kuala Lumpur. Afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuching. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Morning at leisure in Kuala Lumpur. Afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuching. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Day
6

Kuching – Batang Ai

Depart for Batang Ai, approximately four hours by car. En route stop to visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Center to observe the feeding of these magnificent mammals. The journey takes approximately 4 hours by car, and lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrival in Batang Ai, take a brief ferry ride to the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort where to enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.
Lunch is included today, en route from Kuching to Batang Ai.

Depart for Batang Ai, approximately four hours by car. En route stop to visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Center to observe the feeding of these magnificent mammals. The journey takes approximately 4 hours by car, and lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrival in Batang Ai, take a brief ferry ride to the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort where to enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.
Lunch is included today, en route from Kuching to Batang Ai.

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Day
7

Longboat Journey along the Ulu Ai

After breakfast, embark on a native longboat for a day of exploration and sightseeing along the Ulu Ai River. Enjoy an eco-picnic while exploring the jungle.
Dinner and overnight at the Longhouse resort.

After breakfast, embark on a native longboat for a day of exploration and sightseeing along the Ulu Ai River. Enjoy an eco-picnic while exploring the jungle.
Dinner and overnight at the Longhouse resort.

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Day
8

Batang Ai – Kuching

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and a morning of relaxation before returning to Kuching, enjoying lunch en route.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and a morning of relaxation before returning to Kuching, enjoying lunch en route.

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Day
9

Kuching – Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Airport reception and transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Airport reception and transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

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Day
10

Traversing the Crocker Range to Kinabalu Park

After breakfast, traverse the mountainous Crocker Range to Kinabalu Park. While en route, catch sight of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak. Kinabalu Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided nature trek along one of the many trails in the park before proceeding to Poring Hot Springs which offers visitors the opportunity for an invigorating dip. For a closer look at nature, take the canopy walk, which offers a spectacular view of the Borneo rainforest.
During this day lunch and dinner will be provided. Overnight at Park Headquarters
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Day
11

First Day of Mountain Climbing

After breakfast, proceed to Park Registration office to meet the mountain guide. Then, trasnfer to Timpohon Gate to trek to the guesthouse, where the journey up the mountain will begin. Overnight at Laban Rata Resthouse, or similar. Lunch and dinner will be provided on the journey or at the accommodation.

Note: This trek is recommended for those in good physical condition. Check with a physician before booking. Conditions include: strenuous uphill and downhill hiking, humidity (which can lead to slippery footing) and high altitudes.
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Day
12

Summit & Descent

Conquest of the summit resumes at dawn. Return to Laban Rata Resthouse, or similar for breakfast. Begin the descent to Timpohon Gate and transfer to Park Headquarters for lunch before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

Conquest of the summit resumes at dawn. Return to Laban Rata Resthouse, or similar for breakfast. Begin the descent to Timpohon Gate and transfer to Park Headquarters for lunch before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

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Day
13

International Flight Home via Singapore

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Kota Kinabalu airport for a return flight to Singapore and connection home, or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Kota Kinabalu airport for a return flight to Singapore and connection home, or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Singapore

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Batang Ai National Park Lubok Antu Sarawak Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia

Places You'll See

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    Singapore

    From nature and wildlife, to skyscrapers and shopping malls, Singapore has it all. Head to its east coast for beautiful beaches, enjoy the flavors of different Asian cuisine, and find peace in the National Orchid Garden. Do some winter sports at Snow City, a permanent indoor snow center, or water sports like waterskiing and canoeing.

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    Kuala Lumpur

    The cultural melting pot of Kuala Lumpur is overflowing with things to see and do. Look up in amazement at the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world. See a show at one of the wonderful theaters and performance halls, like the KL Philharmonic. Take a walking tour through the old colonial center, or shop at the many shopping malls.

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    Kuching

    Situated on the Sarawak River, Kuching is an emerging city on the Island of Borneo. Kuching has many historical sites and landmarks that one can visit with an assortment of sightseeing activities. Visit an assortment of national parks or take in the city sites with some local shopping.

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    Kota Kinabalu

    Known for its proximity to lush rainforests, tropical islands, and Mount Kinabalu, Borneo’s tallest mountain, Kota Kinabalu is a growing city filled with history and colorful architecture. Take in the marvelous sea by diving or deep sea fishing along the coast. Venture into the city, visit the buildings of worship and relish in the beautiful architecture of places such as the Che Sui Khor Chinese Temple.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Singapore : Oasia Hotel

Singapore : Capri Hotel

Singapore : York Hotel

Singapore : Albert Court Village

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

Batang Ai : Aiman Batang Ai Resort and Retreat

4 Star Properties

Singapore : The Quincy

Singapore : Pan Pacific

Singapore : Swissotel The Stamford

Kuala Lumpur : Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Kuala Lumpur : InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Kuching : Pullman Kuching

Kota Kinabalu : Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu : Laban Rata Resthouse

5 Star Properties

Singapore : The Fullerton Bay

Singapore : Four Seasons

Singapore : Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Singapore : Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Kuala Lumpur : E & O Residences Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : JW Marriott

Kuala Lumpur : The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Kuching : Hilton Kuching (standard)

Luxury Properties

Singapore : Raffles

Singapore : Capella (Sentosa)

Kuala Lumpur : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Ritz Carlton

Kuala Lumpur : Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

Testimonials

Jeff N.

Traveled June, 2014

Everything met, or exceeded our expectations!

We did not know what to expect with our trip to Vietnam, but everything met, or exceeded our expectations! The guides were both excellent, and added their own local perspective to the areas we explored. All of the included meals were excellent, and exceeded our expectations!

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Daniel and Rosa O

Traveled November, 2012

It was great, we had a good time.

It was great, we had a good time. Vietnam and Cambodia are beautiful countries: people here were friendly, the food was excellent and the places we toured were amazing. Cuchi Tunnel in Vietnam was eye opening to see how these people lived underground during the war. In Cambodia the Angkor Archaeological Park is an amazing site to see, especially Angkor Wat temple is an architectural masterpiece. Thanks to you and your staff we had a great vacation; hotels, tour guides, flight schedules were all excellent. I have attached two pictures of our vacation. Once again thank you!

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Jonathan C.

Traveled November, 2014

Paula and I had a wonderful trip

Just landed back home. Everything on the trip went very well all had a good time, thanks. Could have spent one more day in Siem Reap everyone loved that. Paula and I had a wonderful trip, thank you for your efforts. Thanks,

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