Malaysian Borneo and Climb up Mount Kinabalu | Yampu Tours

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Malaysian Borneo and Climb up Mount Kinabalu

$ 4359 12 days Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Private

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ultra-modern architecture of Kuala Lumpur
  • Summit “Borneo’s Roof” – Kota Kinabalu
  • Trek through Danum Valley’s old growth rainforest
  • Engage in some shopping in vibrant, local markets
  • Embark on a two-day trek up Mount Kinabalu
  • Cruise along the jungle rivers in search of wildlife
  • Get amazing views of the tree line from a canopy walk
  • Make some lifelong friends at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
  • Take advantage of night drives to see some more elusive game
  • After a morning jungle trek to Coffin Cliff, enjoy a refreshing dip in the Jacuzzi Pool
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Tour Details

A trip to one of the most exciting cities in Southeast Asia is marvelously complimented by guided nature excursions in Malaysian Borneo. After a couple days exploring the vibrant markets and imposing architecture of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll fly to Kota Kinabalu and take a stab at summiting “Borneo’s Roof”. Views of the entire island from the summit of Mount Kinabalu at sunrise are so stunning you might just forget about the trek down. Then it’s on to Danum Valley, an old growth rainforest that remains largely untouched and is teeming with a variety of wildlife.

The city of Kuala Lumpur offers both an historical perspective of the many architectural influences on its buildings and an exciting glimpse at the future of city planning. When you’re not admiring the structural splendor, you’ll be fully engaged in some of the most exciting markets and delicious food that have been born of the confluence of Indian, Chinese and traditional Malay cultures.

Before beginning your trek up to the magnificent summit of Mount Kinabalu, you will spend the night in Kota Kinabalu, a cultural hub and the capital city of Sabah. Kota Kanabula has become the major gateway for people seeking to climb Mount Kinabalu. Leisurely explore the city’s many museums, art galleries, and unique restaurants before setting off for the two day trek up Mount Kinabalu.

Once in the Danum Valley, enjoy a multitude of wildlife and nature experiences from visiting orphaned and injured orangutans at a rehabilitation center to cruising along the jungle rivers in search of wildlife. For some more intimate experiences with this unique ecosystem, you’ll also enjoy a variety of light treks, treetop canopy walks and night drives in search of the more elusive nocturnal animals.

Country Notes:

Malaysia:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses. You do not need a visa to enter Malaysia with a US passport. Please contact your local consulate to verify this information as it is subject to change without prior notice.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Malaysia please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Inclusions
Price Includes:
Domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan and Lahad Datu to Kuala Lumpur, 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
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4359 £$4409 £$4469 £$4579
Single £$6819 £$6916 £$7059 £$7249

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Kuala Lumpur

Overnight international flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Overnight international flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Day
2

Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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Day
3

City Tour of Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy the morning at leisure.
This afternoon, meet at the hotel after 1:00pm and transfer 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, read more...

Enjoy the morning at leisure.
This afternoon, meet at the hotel after 1:00pm and transfer 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 the tour today is done primarily on foot; comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Lunch and dinner is included today.
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Day
4

Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu

Transfer to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu, airport reception and transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

Transfer to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu, airport reception and transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

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Day
5

Journey across the Crocker Range to Kinbalu Park

After breakfast, venture across 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 read more...

After breakfast, venture across 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
6

Kinbalu Park – Timpohon Gate

After breakfast, proceed to Park Registration office to meet the mountain guide. Transfer to Timpohon Gate to trek to the guesthouse, to begin the journey up the mountain. 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.

After breakfast, proceed to Park Registration office to meet the mountain guide. Transfer to Timpohon Gate to trek to the guesthouse, to begin the journey up the mountain. 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.

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Day
7

Timpohon Gate – 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.

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
8

Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Borneo Nature Lodge

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport, drive to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Here, orphaned and injured orangutans are brought to the center to be rehabilitated and reintroduced into the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo's remaining rain forest. Explore the center and witness the feeding of Orangutans from a platform before transfer to Sukau by road.

Upon arrival, check in to the Borneo read more...

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport, drive to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Here, orphaned and injured orangutans are brought to the center to be rehabilitated and reintroduced into the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo's remaining rain forest. Explore the center and witness the feeding of Orangutans from a platform before transfer to Sukau by road.

Upon arrival, check in to the Borneo Nature Lodge. In late afternoon, embark on a river cruise to the Menanggol River, a tributary of Kinabatangan River, in search for wildlife, including the unique Proboscis monkey, Macaques, Hornbills, Kingfishers and many others. The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Then, return to the Lodge for the evening.
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Day
9

River cruise to the Oxbow Lakes

Early morning river cruise to the Oxbow lakes. (Oxbow lakes are formed by large meanders of the river that have been cut off from the main channel). The trip will go past more primates and birds. After the morning cruise, return to lodge for breakfast and some time to relax. In late afternoon, proceed for another river cruise in Kinabatangan to search for more wildlife and birds. Then, overnight at the Lodge.

Early morning river cruise to the Oxbow lakes. (Oxbow lakes are formed by large meanders of the river that have been cut off from the main channel). The trip will go past more primates and birds. After the morning cruise, return to lodge for breakfast and some time to relax. In late afternoon, proceed for another river cruise in Kinabatangan to search for more wildlife and birds. Then, overnight at the Lodge.

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Day
10

Exploring Lahad Duhu & Borneo Nature Lodge

Early morning transfer to Lahad Datu town, and then proceed to the Borneo Nature Tour office for registration and a short briefing. Then, depart for 2.5 hours overland journey. Arrive at the Borneo Nature Lodge in time for lunch and a quick slide presentation of the Lodge and surrounding area. Proceed on an afternoon trek for introduction to the forest through the network of nature trails and treetop canopy walks for some close up forest encounters. Dinner at the Lodge. After dinner proceed for night drive read more...

Early morning transfer to Lahad Datu town, and then proceed to the Borneo Nature Tour office for registration and a short briefing. Then, depart for 2.5 hours overland journey. Arrive at the Borneo Nature Lodge in time for lunch and a quick slide presentation of the Lodge and surrounding area. Proceed on an afternoon trek for introduction to the forest through the network of nature trails and treetop canopy walks for some close up forest encounters. Dinner at the Lodge. After dinner proceed for night drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animals. ...read less

Day
11

Trek to the Kadazandusun burial site

Embark for a morning jungle trek to the Kadazandusun burial site, “Coffin Cliff”, before proceeding to an excellent scenic vista for a bird’s eye view of the area. Then, descend to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip. Lunch is served at the Lodge followed by afternoon jungle trek, or opt for a relaxing session of tubing down the Danum River. After Dinner at the Lodge proceed for night walk in search of nocturnal animals.

Embark for a morning jungle trek to the Kadazandusun burial site, “Coffin Cliff”, before proceeding to an excellent scenic vista for a bird’s eye view of the area. Then, descend to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip. Lunch is served at the Lodge followed by afternoon jungle trek, or opt for a relaxing session of tubing down the Danum River. After Dinner at the Lodge proceed for night walk in search of nocturnal animals.

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Day
12

International flight home via Lahad Datu

Transfer to the Lahad Datu Airport for a connection to Kuala Lumpur and then flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to the Lahad Datu Airport for a connection to Kuala Lumpur and then flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu Kota Belud Sabah Malaysia

Danum Valley Conservation Area Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Sukau Kota Kinabatangan Malaysia

Places You'll See

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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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    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

Kuala Lumpur : Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Kuala Lumpur : Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

Danum Valley : Borneo Rainforest Lodge

4 Star Properties

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

Kota Kinabalu : Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu : Laban Rata Resthouse

Sukau : Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

5 Star Properties

Kuala Lumpur : E & O Residences Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : JW Marriott

Kuala Lumpur : The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Luxury Properties

Kuala Lumpur : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Ritz Carlton

Kuala Lumpur : Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

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