Borneo is a fabulous destination for those honeymooners looking for a good balance of wildlife adventure and luxury beach time.
Starting with a few nights to explore the capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it’s known to many, head off to visit the key wildlife habitats. This includes the Kinabatangan River ‘wildlife corridor’ to search for proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and wild orangutan and of course no trip to Borneo is complete without a visit to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Enjoy watching the semi-wild orangutans descend from their treetop hangouts to enjoy a hearty breakfast.
The finale of the honeymoon is four nights at the five-star Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort
staying in a deluxe sea view room. The resort sits at the edge of their own 64-acre nature reserve which is home to an array of wildlife including the lovable orangutans. Your stay here includes a private gazebo dinner on the beach: enjoy sunset cocktails followed by your private candlelit gazebo dinner with dishes provided by the resort’s award-winning Coast restaurant, a memorable end to an already unforgettable Borneo honeymoon.
For more information on tailor-made honeymoons to Borneo, speak to a Regent Borneo Travel Specialist today.
Land Kota Kinabalu and drive to the five-star Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort (Kinabalu Sea View room). Afternoon at leisure.
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
This morning drive to the Mari Mari Cultural Village to explore the centre and learn a little about the heritage of Borneo. Return to the hotel. (B,L)
Return to the airport and fly to Sandakan and drive to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Observe the orangutans at their feeding stations in the rainforest and at the nursery (if open). Continue to visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre which rescues captured sun bears and is involved in their conservation, welfare, rehabilitation and education. Enjoy lunch near Sepilok. Journey along the Kinabatangan River - travel out into the Sulu Sea and back in via the mangroves to a remote river lodge. Enjoy an afternoon river cruise in search of wildlife. After dinner take a guided night walk. (B,L,D)
Abai Jungle Lodge
Take an early morning boat trip to Pitas Lake in search of the animal and birdlife. Return for breakfast and take part in the tree planting programme at the nearby Abai Village. Enjoy lunch with a local family. The afternoon is at leisure before another late afternoon river cruise. (B,L,D)
This morning return to Sandakan via another boat transfer. Enjoy lunch in town and transfer to MY Nature Resort for check-in. After lunch visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), an education centre located in the Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. Enjoy the canopy walkway. Evening at leisure. (B,L,D)
MY Nature Resort
Today is at leisure to simply relax or further explore the area or visit the rehabilitation centre to witness the orangutan feedings again: there are two feedings per day. (B)
Today return to Sandakan airport and fly back to Kota Kinabalu. Land and drive to the five-star Rasa Ria Resort (Deluxe Sea View room). (B)
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Day at leisure, the Resort has a nature reserve next door. (B)
Day at leisure. This evening enjoy a private candlelit gazebo dinner on the beach complete with champagne. (B,D)
Today is at leisure until the departure from the hotel for the flight home to the UK. (B)
12 day tour, from £2895 per person
- 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 candlelit gazebo dinner with private butler and champagne
- Private airport transfers in Kota Kinabalu/shared excursions, boat transfers and river cruises elsewhere
- All touring with English-speaking guides and drivers
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Any meals not mentioned
This honeymoon itinerary can be tailored to suit your needs - if you wish to upgrade to Business Class flights or maybe add in a city stopover then please speak to a Regent Borneo Travel Specialist today.
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