From  £2095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit the Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Enjoy an easy river rafting adventure
  • Relax in a family-friendly beach resort
  • 'Meet' the juvenile orangutans
  • Have lunch with local villagers
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Borneo Family Holiday

13 Day Tour, from £2095 per person

Borneo is an extremely family-friendly destination with a host of wildlife and adventure activities to suit all ages. Visit a traditional cultural village where the children can learn all about Borneo heritage and even test their blow pipe skills and take a rafting trip on the Kiulu River, a great option for beginners. Enjoy river cruises on the Kinabatangan River to observe the abundant wildlife along the riverbanks. And no trip to Borneo would be complete without a visit to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre to see the important work they are doing there and watch the orangutans at their feeding – keep a close eye on the wily macaques trying to steal their lunch!  Finally the holiday ends with time at a luxurious beach resort which offers an array of leisure activities to enjoy so you can relax as a family.

***Price is based on a family of 4 made up of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 11 or under).

For more information on tailor-made holidays to Borneo, speak to a Regent Borneo Travel Specialist today.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO BORNEO
Fly to Kota Kinabalu
DAY 2
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
Land Kota Kinabalu and drive to the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort (one Mountain View room). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
             
DAY 3
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
This morning drive to the Mari Mari Cultural Village, a great way for children and adults alike to get involved with and learn a little about traditional Borneo culture. (B,L)
DAY 4
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
Today drive out into the countryside to the Kiulu River. Enjoy a gentle rafting experience through rural Borneo, this is suitable for all the family. Enjoy lunch on the riverbank before returning to the city for the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 5
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
This morning return to the airport and take the short flight across to Sandakan. Land and drive to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for the morning feeding. Observe them at their feeding stations in the rainforest and at the nursery (if open). Continue to visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) which rescues captured sun bears and is involved in their conservation, welfare rehabilitation and education. Enjoy lunch in the Sepilok area before taking a boat cruise to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary - there are plenty of opportunities to spot the resident wildlife so keep an eye out! Transfer further upriver to Sukau and the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon enjoy a wildlife river cruise to search for the resident riverside residents. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight (two rooms). (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
   
DAY 6
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
This morning wake up to the calls of nature and enjoy breakfast before transferring downriver to Abai Jungle Lodge. Enjoy time at leisure until late afternoon when you take a river cruise in search of the wildlife. After dinner take a short night cruise to witness the spectacle of the fire flies lit up like a Christmas tree (two rooms). (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Abai Jungle Lodge
     
DAY 7
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
Early morning, enjoy a river cruise for birdwatching at the Pitas Lake. Return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy time at leisure. Late morning there is the option to join the tree planting project: a short village tour, tree planting and a simple lunch with some of the Abai villagers. Return to the lodge, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure until a final late afternoon river cruise. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Abai Jungle Lodge
     
DAY 8
SEPILOK REHABILITATION CENTRE
SEPILOK REHABILITATION CENTRE
This morning transfer through the mangrove forest and the Sulu Sea to Sandakan. Arrive and drive to Sepilok and the new MY Nature Resort. The afternoon is free to visit Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for the afternoon feeding. (B/D)
Accommodation
MY Nature Resort
     
DAY 9
SEPILOK
SEPILOK
Today is free to explore the area or simply relax - why not visit the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre? (B/D)
DAY 10
SHANGRI-LA RASA RIA RESORT
SHANGRI-LA RASA RIA RESORT
This morning return to Sandakan airport and fly to Kota Kinabalu. Land and drive to the Rasa Ria Resort (one Superior Rainforest room). (B)
Accommodation
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
               
DAY 11
SHANGRI-LA RASA RIA RESORT
SHANGRI-LA RASA RIA RESORT
Day at leisure, the resort's 64-acre nature reserve is available for visits. (B)
DAY 12
SHANGRI-LA RASA RIA RESORT
SHANGRI-LA RASA RIA RESORT
Day at leisure, the resort has a vast array of activities available including watersports. (B)
DAY 13
DEPARTURE KOTA KINABALU
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

13 day tour, from £2095 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur
  • Domestic flights in Borneo
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation as stated on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Private airport transfers in Kota Kinabalu/shared excursions, boat transfers and river cruises elsewhere
  • All touring with English-speaking guides and drivers
 

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any meals not mentioned 

Price Notes

The advertised 'from' price of this family holiday is based on a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 11 or under).
This price includes all applicable child discounts.
The itinerary reflects the number of rooms in each location.

Tour Route Map


  1. Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
  2. Borneo, Kinabatangan River
  3. Borneo, Sandakan
  4. Borneo, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  5. Borneo, Kota Kinabalu

Tour Accommodation

Abai Jungle Lodge
Abai Jungle Lodge
Abai Jungle Lodge Abai Jungle Lodge is located close to the mouth of the Sulu Sea and offers 18 twin, double and triple rooms arranged in 6 units. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, netted windows......
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge The Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is located on the riverbank near the village of Sukau and in the larger Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary which was established in 2002 to......
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is located roughly 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city on a broad stretch of white sand beach and surrounded by 400 acres......
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort The luxury 5* Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a short hop from Kota Kinabalu airport and the city and located on a quiet beachside peninsula made up of 25 acres of......
MY Nature Resort
MY Nature Resort
MY Nature Resort MY Nature Resort is a new resort located a 10 minute walk to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre and a 5 minute walk to the Rainforest Discovery......

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