MA4 MALAYSIA & BRUNEI TOURSEARCH TOUR
featuring Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak & The Kingdom of Brunei
Bustling Kuala Lumpur - city tour; Historic Malacca tour; Kuching: City Tour & Sarawak Cultural Village; Kinabatangan River nature cruise; Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary; Brunei Darussalam area tour
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Mon 05 Oct 2015||Sun 18 Oct 2015||$2790|
|Mon 29 Feb 2016||Sun 13 Mar 2016||$2790|
|Mon 03 Oct 2016||Sun 16 Oct 2016||$2790|
Optional Single Supplement: $630 (number of singles limited).
We get off to a strong start on this extraordinary fortnight adventure through two remarkable countries by exploring what is perhaps one of the most attractive cities in Southeast Asia; Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur. There's also no shortage of attractions to be toured in Kuching, with the Cat Monument, the Taoist temple, the majestic Catholic cathedral and street markets that are reminiscent of the world as it was in the 19th century. Our route takes us past pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations, above jungle rainforest on treetop canopies, into caves and across waters to explore secluded islands and channels. Along with massive arrays of rare and endemic flora and teeming fauna that we come across as we make our way through the glorious sceneries of Malaysia, we pay visits to an orangutan sanctuary, where we can get up-close and personal with these remarkable creatures and learn about the ecological issues the country faces. Crossing into the heavily-forested country of Brunei, once a very powerful sultanate, we have the chance to tour beautiful mosques, the royal palace and museums that detail the country's fascinating history.
Shashikant P. (Carlisle, PA, US)
Kuala Lumpur city tour and Malacca next day. Tour guide was excellent. Kuching in Sarawak and esp tour of tribal village, folk dance and their life style. Enjoyed rice wine. Grand cave in Miri was really in adventure.It was amazing to see bats. It was nice to see happy people in Brunei. It was amazing and gratifying to walk on Canopy walkway. Erin always took good care of us.Boat journey in Sabah's longest river was very enjoyable.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Dorsett Regency Hotel
Location: Kuala Lumpur
A privileged location in the Kuala Lumpur’s business and commercial centre; the Dorsett Regency Hotel is located right in the ... of Bukit Bintang Golden Triangle area. Rooms: Fully air-conditioned, telephone, satellite television with 32 inch LCD, hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. The photo left was taken from a hotel room.
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Holiday Inn Kuching
Kuching's only riverfront hotel, the Holiday Inn Kuching commands an unrivalled view of the picturesque Sarawak River and colourful Malay ... Situated in the heart of the city's business, entertainment and shopping district, the hotel is twenty minutes drive from the Kuching International Airport.
Location: Kota Kinabalu
A 4-star International hotel nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city. Room amenities: Coffee/Tea Making facilities, complimentary drinking water, ... speed internet, minibar, safe deposit box, satellite TV.
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Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Bilit Rainforest Lodge offers the best rainforest experience by being a world-leading eco-lodge in the tropical region. Built largely from ... material, the lodge is designed to allow visitors experience the best of the unique local nature. Amidst the enfolding wildlife of flora and fauna, the lodge most importantly provides visitors a clean, safe and lovely environment to make your stay here a remarkable one.
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Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and some hotels) are included daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
Two main seasons are experienced in Borneo, a rainy season and a dry. The rainy season generally lasts from Oct to Feb while the drier, cooler period spans from March/April to Sept. Anyone travelling in any part of Borneo should be aware, however, that rain still does fall frequently even during the 'dry season' and visitors should pack good quality wet-weather gear. The best time to visit Borneo is between March and Sept when less constant rain is likely, although this is far from guaranteed. It is generally hot in Borneo all year round with temperatures rarely falling below 20 C / 68 F.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout will be by private air-conditioned bus. Most of the driving days are not long, usually no more than four hours. Internal flights via scheduled regional carriers. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Laundry facilities are available at most hotels for a reasonable price. Safe deposit boxes are available in most hotels either free or for a nominal fee. All are air-conditioned.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local guides, local driver/s.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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