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Best time to travel
Feb - Sep
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
All

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Kuala Lumpur and home from Kota Kinabalu.
  • All private transfers, internal flights, shared experiential boat transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 10 nights’ luxury accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, and Kota Kinabalu.
  • Allow us to arrange an all-encompassing walking tour of Kuala Lumpur.
  • Experience once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters with our expert naturalists in Borneo.
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Introduction

For those in search of an out-of-the-ordinary encounter with wildlife, Borneo is a destination that will certainly deliver. In this suggested itinerary, stop off in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to explore the fascinating crossroads of cultures and traditions. As you head for the jungle, allow us to create a bespoke adventure through the dense rainforests where you will meet orangutans, sun bears, proboscis monkeys and a whole host of exotic creatures. After your introduction to the wilds of Borneo, kick back and relax at a luxury beachside resort before returning home.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Kuala Lumpur.
On arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and privately transferred to your chic hotel in central Kuala Lumpur where you’ll spend three nights.
Take a full day guided walking tour through the streets of the capital.
Discover Kuala Lumpur’s treasure trove of wonders, encountering diverse cultures and visiting iconic sites. Sample some of Malaysia’s signature dishes and mingle with locals at the market, getting an in-depth look at life in the big city.
Kuala Lumpur
Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan.
On arrival, your driver and guide will greet you and bring you to Sepilok Nature Reserve, just a short 30-minute drive away, where you’ll spend one night.
Sepilok Nature Reserve Myanmar
Take a night walk with your guide in search of nest orangutans.
Our naturalist guide will accompany you as you try to spot nocturnal wildlife on the grounds of the sanctuary such as orangutans, slow loris and tarsiers, if lucky.
Orangutans Indonesia
Depart from Sandakan to Kinabatangan.
An experience in itself, you will first be transferred by road to Sandakan Jetty where you will then climb aboard a shared boat. As you travel upstream on the Kinabatangan River, discover the unusual flora and fauna that inhabit the river and surrounding wetlands. Arrive at your lodge for a two-night stay.
Elephant Kinabatangan
Return to Sandakan and fly to Kota Kinabalu.
Return to Sandakan and fly to Kota Kinabalu. Spend four nights overlooking with the sparkling ocean on one side and the imposing Mount Kinabalu on the other, as you reflect upon your truly unique wildlife experience.
Kota Kinabalu
Depart from Kota Kinabalu.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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EQ KUALA LUMPUR

EQ Kuala Lumpur

Primely located in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, EQ is an excellent choice with many sightseeing opportunities, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and spacious, decorated in beige and golden tones. The EQ infinity pool is perched on the 29th floor and boasts panoramic views of the city, the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring Malaysia’s capital.

Sepilok Nature Reserve

Sepilok Nature Reserve

Situated amidst abundant greenery, Sepilok Nature Resort is a haven for nature lovers. The resort has 23 timber chalets, set around a natural lake and surrounded by verdant gardens and lush rainforest. The resort’s gardens are huge, with an impressive collection of exotic plants, including 150 different species of orchid and lots of fruit varieties. Sepilok Nature Resort is located about 45 minutes from Sandakan town.

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Tucked away in a quiet corner of one of the world’s most important wetland areas, this exclusive resort is surrounded by freshwater swamps and mangrove forest and is accessible only by boat. Perfectly positioned for exploring the vast array of nature and wildlife in the surrounding waterways, guests are invited to enjoy guided river safaris as part of their stay. Spacious rooms are reached by wooden walkways, and all offer exceptional jungle views.

Shangri La Rasa Ria

Shangri La Rasa Ria

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is ideal for beach and nature lovers. It is set on the white sands of Pantai Dalit Beach and surrounded by 40 acres of lush tropical vegetation. You can make the most of the stunning surroundings by taking canopy walks and heading out on a guided jungle trek or even looking out for slow loris and civet cats on a nocturnal wildlife safari. All rooms are spacious and have a contemporary décor inspired by nature and the cultural richness of Sabah. The swimming pools resemble tropical lagoons and there are putting greens, a tennis court and a watersports centre for you to enjoy.

What people are saying

In summary, it was a first class trip which we truly enjoyed. We have not one single complaint and in fact we tip our hats to OROKO, you exceeded our expectations. It is a great feeling when you just know everything is organised.

Rose & John – Sorrento, May 2019

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