• orangutan sepilok
  • river-cruise-sukau-sabah-borneo
  • elephant kinabatangan river
  • sunset-turtles-at-selingan-turtle-island
  • Batu-Caves-Kuala-Lumpur
  • sunset over Kuching River, Borneo Malaysia
  • India Street, Kuching, Malaysia.
  • proboscis-monkey
  • Mulu Caves Lang Cave in Mulu National Park, Malaysia
  • Gunung Mulu National Park river
  • Exotic rainforest landscape mulu borneo
  • Rhinoceros Hornbill
  • Rasa Ria Resort Aerial
  • Ocean Wing Rasa Ria Resort
  • Dalit Beach at Rasa Ria Resort
  • Iban Longhouse Kuching

The Great Malaysia Journey

Our 17-days Great Malaysia Journey will take you to experience Malaysia’s best tourism offerings — giving you the best of culture, traditions, food, nature, wildlife and more! Your tour will start in Kuala Lumpur, the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia. Here, you will get to experience the heritage walk along the city’s best cultural landmarks, such […]

Tour Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

Day 2: Heritage City Walk

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur - Kuching

Day 4: Kuching City Tour

Day 5: Semenggoh Orangutan Centre & Traditional Long House

Day 6: Kuching - Mulu

Day 7: Exploring the caves

Day 8: Mulu - Sandakan

Day 9: Sandakan - Selingan Turtle Island

Day 10: Selingan Island - Sukau

Day 11: Sukau - Kinabatangan River

Day 12: Sukau - Sandakan

Day 13: Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu

Day 14: Kota Kinabalu

Day 15: Kota Kinabalu

Day 16: Departure

General Inclusions

Land and Boat Transfers
Accommodation
English Speaking Guide
Many Meals
Tours
Day 1

Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore Kuala Lumpur. Perhaps you would like to visit the famous Petronas Twin Towers or see the bustling China Town at night.

Included

Airport transfer • Accommodation

Day 2

Heritage City Walk

Heritage plays a big part in shaping today’s bustling KL City and it makes perfect sense to restore and maintain these influential spots.

Gain an insight to some centuries-old colonial structures and get inspired by architectural designs. In the heavy traffic of Kuala Lumpur, the best way to discover the old part of the city is by train and/or on foot.

This tour covers Jamek Mosque, The Colonial Core, Central Market, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Little India, as well as Chinatown.

After lunch, you will proceed by train to Batu Caves. The caves are a Hindu Temple and the main attraction is the huge statue of an Hindu God at the entrance.

To enter the caves, there are 272 steps to climb. You will return to the Hotel in the afternoon.

Included

English Speaking Guide • All entrances • All train tickets

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Afternoon Tea

Day 3

Kuala Lumpur - Kuching

Rise and shine! After breakfast, we will arrange for your pick up at your hotel and transfer you to the KL International Airport for your flight to Kuching.

Upon your arrival in Kuching, we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free and easy at your own leisure. Perhaps, you can take this time to explore Kuching on your own.

Included

Airport transfer • Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast

Day 4

Kuching City Tour

After breakfast, you will be taken on a 1/2 day city tour around Kuching City where you will get a chance to visit places of attractions, such as the ornate Chinese Temples, The Cat monument and the Sarawak Museum.

You will also get to experience the Main Bazaar, the China Town Market and other places where you can get exotic Sarawak souvenirs.

Included

Tour • English-speaking Guide • Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast

Day 5

Semenggoh Orangutan Centre & Traditional Long House

After breakfast, your tour will begin with a scenic drive to the Semenggoh Orangutan Centre from Kuching. Upon arrival, you will have half-kilometer trek to the feeding platform. Feeding times are scheduled every day and during these times, you will get a chance to witness orang utans and their cute antics!

The highlight of the tour is to observe the young orang utans come down from the trees to be fed. Although physical contact is not allowed, you can take as many photos as you like from a short distance. After the feeding time, you can proceed to have a short visit to the Information Centre where photos and exhibits are on display. Here, you can learn more about these endangered animals.

The rehabilitated animals are to be released back into the wild once they are independent and able to find food for themselves. The main goal of the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is: “To rehabilitate confiscated wildlife that have been incapacitated or handicapped due to prolonged captivity by humans, with the objective of releasing them to the forests eventually.“

We continue to to the Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse. During your tour, you will be able to witness everyday activities of the Bidayuh people, such as rice pounding and winnowing, basket and mat-weaving, and bamboo carving, among other things. You will also get to witness the most important structure of the head house, known as the ‘Baruk’, that is situated in the middle of the longhouse. Inside the ‘Baruk’, you will be able to see relics of real human skulls hanging around the fire place. We return to Kuching end of the afternoon.

Included

Tours • English-speaking Guide • Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Day 6

Kuching - Mulu

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Kuching International Airport for your flight to Mulu.

Upon arrival at the Mulu Airport, we will meet and transfer you to your accommodation for the night. In the afternoon, you will take your first tour at the beautiful park. You will start on a three-kilometer plank walk through the rainforest to reach the biggest caves system in the world: the Deer Cave and Lang cave

Included

Airport transfer • Accommodation • Entrance Fees • English speaking Guide

Meals

Breakfast

Day 7

Exploring the caves

Transfer by longboat to Batu Bungan – a Penan Settlement. The journey by longboat to the Wind Cave, with its slender stalagmites and then onto the Clearwater Cave and see the underground river before ending the day with a swim in the clear water springs.

Included

Transfer Fees • Accommodation • Entrance Fees • English speaking Guide

Meals

Breakfast • Picnic lunch

Day 8

Mulu - Sandakan

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Mulu Airport to catch your next flight to Sandakan.

Upon your arrival in Sandakan, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city. The rest of the day is free and easy at your own leisure.

Included

Airport transfer • Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast

Day 9

Sandakan - Selingan Turtle Island

After breakfast and checking out, you will be transferred to Sandakan Jetty for a one-hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Check-in at the island chalet and spend the day swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water.

After dinner, you will be divided into small groups, while waiting for the signal from the park ranger for the appropriate time to witness the green turtle laying eggs on the beach.

You will also have the opportunity to witness the eggs being transferred to the hatchery from the nesting site and, later, the release of the baby turtles onto the shore. Overnight stay at the island chalet.

Included

Boat transfer to Selingan Island • Entrance fees • English speaking guide • Chalet accommodation

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 10

Selingan Island - Sukau

After breakfast, transfer to Sandakan jetty for two-and-a-half hours boat ride to the multi award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, along Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan River. This gives you the opportunity to go birdwatching and wildlife-spotting in the virgin mangrove area, wetland and rainforest habitats.

After checking in and enjoying your afternoon refreshment, you will go on a river cruise in search of some of the 10 primate species.

Sukau is home to the famous Bornean pygmy elephants, orang utans, proboscis monkeys and all eight species of hornbills in Borneo.

Return for solar heated hot shower, candle-lit dinner overlooking the riverbanks, followed by slideshow presentation and nature interpretation by a naturalist guide.

Overnight stay at the newly renovated 20-room Sukau Rainforest Lodge, which in 2015 was awarded by National Geographic to be one of the most Unique Lodges in the World.

Included

Boat transfer to Sukau • Entrance Fees • River Cruise • Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 11

Sukau - Kinabatangan River

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills and hot Sabah tea!

At 6.00am, you will go on a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed to have an educational tour at our own in-house Hornbill Boardwalk, located behind the lodge with our in-house naturalist.

In the afternoon, you will proceed to have another river cruise for more wildlife sighting. Overnight stay at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Included

River cruises • Accommodation at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 12

Sukau - Sandakan

After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat. You will check into your accommodation for the night and the rest of the day is free at your own leisure. You will be staying in the beautiful area of Sepilok.

Included

English speaking guide • Boat transfer to Sandakan • Accommodation at Sepilok Nature Resort

Meals

Breakfast

Day 13

Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Sandakan Airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Upon your arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Included

Airport transfer • Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast

Day 14

Kota Kinabalu

Free and easy at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort. Enjoy and relax by the poolside or soak up the sun on the beautiful beach. The hotel is also home to a number of award-winning restaurants.

Included

Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast

Day 15

Kota Kinabalu

Free and easy at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort. If you want to pamper yourself, the resort is home to an award-winning Spa where you can lie back and decompress.

If you are a golfing enthusiast, you will find haven at the Dalit Bay Golf & Country club, which offers an 18-hole championship golf course. Bordered by the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers. You will tee-off with stunning views of Mount Kinabalu in the backdrop.

Included

Accommodation

Meals

Breakfast

Day 16

Departure

It is time to say good bye to Borneo! Transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport.

It is also possible to extend the length of your stay or go to another destination. Please contact us to customize your package.

Included

Airport transfer

Meals

Breakfast

1 Sep-19 Dec 2016 / 5 Jan-31 Mar 2017

 

  
 
Accommodation Kuala Lumpur
Accommodation Kuching
Accommodation Mulu
Accommodation Sandakan
Accommodation Kota Kinabalu
Private Airport Transfers
Private Tours

Luxury Package

USD2395
Per Person
Accommodation Kuala Lumpur : Ritz-Carlton
Accommodation Kuching : Hilton - Executive Room
Accommodation Mulu : Marriott Mulu - Suite
Accommodation Sandakan : Four Points by Sheraton - Executive Deluxe Club Room
Accommodation Kota Kinabalu : Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort - Premier Room - Ocean Wing
Private Airport Transfers
Private Tours
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Superior Package

USD1945
Per Person
Accommodation Kuala Lumpur : Traders Hotel
Accommodation Kuching : Hilton - Standard
Accommodation Mulu : Marriott Mulu - Premier
Accommodation Sandakan : Four Points by Sheraton - Deluxe Sea View
Accommodation Kota Kinabalu : Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort - Deluxe Sea View
Private Airport Transfers
Private Tours

Standard Package

USD1825
Per Person
Accommodation Kuala Lumpur : Concorde Hotel
Accommodation Kuching : Grand Margherita
Accommodation Mulu : Marriott Mulu - Deluxe
Accommodation Sandakan : Four Points by Sheraton - Deluxe
Accommodation Kota Kinabalu : Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort - Deluxe Garden View
Private Airport Transfers
Private Tours

This tour can be extended or changed according to your preferences – Valid until 31 March


 

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Package Type:

Flexibility:

We have especially tailor-made our tours to suit the independent travellers who are not inclined to follow big groups – you are free to select the starting date of your tour based on your preference. We are also able to customize your tour packages and accommodate your special requests accordingly.

Child Policy:

– Child is 2-11 years old. If other age applies to your booking, we will let you know before confirmation of booking.

– 1st child with extra bed/mattress/day bed. 2nd child will share bed with parents. If other configuration, we will let you know before booking is confirmed.

Additional Charges and fees

– Additional High Season Surcharge might apply during special events and festive seasons.

– Many resorts and hotels have compulsive Christmas & New Year’s dinners, which are not included. Often the price and details are only available 1 months before the event.

– Flight tickets are not included. Please advise if you like us to quote and include flight tickets.

– Visas and other fees and taxes related to your air ticket and border clearance.

– Camera fees at attractions.

– Items not mentioned

Booking Terms & Conditions

– For certain transfers and modes of transport e.g. boats, flights etc. private transfers will not be available (even if private transfer is mentioned).

– Maximum occupancy for standard rooms are normally 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children.

– Prices are based on minimum 2 adults travelling and sharing room.

– If you are 6 people or more we can quote you a special group price

– Program changes can happen during festive seasons or due to weather conditions

– All room requests e.g. connecting doors, bed configuration etc. is based on request only and cannot be guarantied

– Prices can change without prior notice

– Subject to availability at the time of booking

You will find our general Terms & Conditions here

About The Great Malaysia Journey

Our 17-days Great Malaysia Journey will take you to experience Malaysia's best tourism offerings -- giving you the best of culture, traditions, food, nature, wildlife and more!

Your tour will start in Kuala Lumpur, the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia. Here, you will get to experience the heritage walk along the city's best cultural landmarks, such as Batu Caves, Jamek Mosque, The Colonial Core, Central Market, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Little India, as well as Chinatown.

Next, you will traverse to the depths of Kuching, the heart and soul of Sarawak, and Mulu to see the best that Sarawak has got to offer! Your journey will then continue to Sabah, the Land below the Wind, where you will be whisked away to Nature City of Sandakan -- a land of natural abundance!

In Sandakan, you will get to witness wildlife as well as nature at its very best! To conclude your tour, you will return to Kota Kinabalu, where you will spend the last four days of your tour relaxing at one of the best luxury resorts in the city. Get ready as we take you on an exciting journey in beautiful Malaysia!