10 Days




10 Days

Visiting: Borneo

Tour operator:

Tweet World Travel

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Group size:

10 - 16

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Tour Overview

Home to critically endangered rhino, elephant, leopard, and orangutan – to name but a few – Borneo's wildlife is its top draw along with its magnificent scenery.

This escorted small group tour, of max 16 people, explores Malaysian Borneo's Sabah and Sarawak in 2023.

The Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo offers a mix of historic, cultural and natural attractions. Sabah, in the norh of Borneo, has attractions focused on abundant and relatively accessible wildlife, unique national parks and picturesque islands and beaches. Our Sarawak and Sabah combo tours are designed to get the best out of both Malaysian Borneo states. For example, you can travel to Sarawak and enjoy the charms of historic Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, visit an Iban longhouse and explore the cave systems of Mulu before heading to Sabah to visit Kinabalu Park, view Mt Kinabalu its highest peak, discover the rainforest at Danum Valley and cruise the Kinabatangan River.


  • Get close and personal with Orang Utans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre

  • Watch beautiful Sun Bears at the Sun Bear Conservation Centre

  • Stay at a jungle lodge wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills

  • Discover Kota Kinabalu’s culture and cuisine

  • Explore rivers, mangroves and ox bow lakes

  • Enjoy the sophisticated city of Kuching from Chinese temples to carpenter shops


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Day 1 : Sandakan Arrival (D)
Accommodation Name:

Sabah Hotel

On arrival you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel.After check in the rest of the day is yours to explore Sandakan.In the evening, meet in the hotel lobby and you will be taken out for your Welcome Dinner. Overnight at Sabah Hotel.

Day 2 : Sandakan – Sepilok – Sunbear – War Memorial (B,L)

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8.00 am and travel to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.  At this Centre, observe man's closest relative, "the Orang Utan", being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 10.00am at the feeding platform and visit the Orang Utan Nursery. You will then move on to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre which has managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bears and encouraged their natural behaviours in the 2.5ha enclosed forest.After lunch, visit the Sandakan War Memorial Park. Learn the history of World War II in Sabah and witness the wartime relics and remains. After your return to the hotel the rest of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight at Sandakan.

Day 3 : Sandakan – Kinabatangan Wetlands (B,L,D)

Check-out of the hotel by 11.00am when you will be transferred to Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty for your boat at 12.00pm, for the journey to the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort in Abai. During the 1.5 hr cruise you will see views of the different types of vegetation found along Sabah’s  mighty  Kinabatangan River, birdlife and wildlife.Check-in upon arrival at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort.  During your luch break your skipper will conduct a briefing on the upcoming activities and advise you on recommended clothing.After an afternoon refreshment, you will set off for the afternoon river expedition in search of wildlife.  There will be opportunities to see wild Orang utans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and other wildlife (however, sighting of wildlife is not guaranteed).As you head back to the resort, capture amazing shots of the river landscape at dusk. If weather is good, you should be able to see and photograph fireflies at a very challenging lowlight condition. After dinner, take a night stroll along the boardwalks on a lookout for nocturnal animals and interesting insects. Return to chalet and overnight at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort.

Day 4 : Kinabatangan River (B,L,D)

At 6.30am, join the early morning cruise to observe more wildlife and birdlife. Cruise to the nearby ox- bow lake, Danau Pitas, to explore the area while you enjoy your packed breakfast snack while admiring the natural surroundings. Afterwards visit the local fishing village, Kampung Abai where you can interact with the local Orang sungai (indigenous tribe living along the river) and observe the daily activities in this tiny fishing village. Return to KWR Resort for breakfast and enjoy some leisure time before setting off for another late afternoon cruise in search of the mangrove species, river scenery, village landscapes and more wildlife. Cruise back to KWR for dinner.Afterwards, take the night river safari on a lookout for our target species. Return to the lodge  for overnight.

Day 5 : Kinabatangan River – Sandakan (By Boat) – Kota Kinabalu (By Flight) (B, D)

After breakfast, you are free to explore the nature board walk around the lodge area before checking out at 10.00am, and returning to Sandakan by boat.  During the 1.5 hr cruise you will pass fishing villages along the coast and have a good chance to photograph Sandakan town from the seafront. From the jetty, you will be transferred to Sandakan airport for your departure flight to Kota Kinabalu. Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel to check-in and rest as the remainder of the day is at your own leisure. Dinner will be at your hotel. Overnight Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu.

Day 6 : Kota Kinabalu – Kundasang – Kota Kinabalu (B,L)

At 8.30am, meet in the hotel lobby and travel by coach to Kundasang. The road leading to the Kinabalu Park is dotted with rustic villages and carefree people selling fresh farm produce, handmade products, or home cooked delicacies. A visit to Kampung Kiau, will give you the opportunity to mingle with the Dusun natives at Kg and experience a different way of life and perspective. Take a short village walk and then a short trek up to a viewing point. Enjoy a local lunch and experience the coffee. After lunch travel to a pineapple farm run by ladies who are committed to the production process which is divided into four products: pineapple juice, pineapple jam, sweet chutney and anchovy chutney. Return to Kota Kinabalu and overnight Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu.

Day 7 : Kota Kinabalu – Mari-Mari Cultural Village – Kota Kinabalu City (B,L)

After breakfast, meet in the hotel lobby and travel to the Mari Mari Cultural Village for a tour. Mari Mari Cultural Village offers glimpses into the lives of Sabah’s rich culture with its distinctive houses, costumes and traditional skills of five major Sabah’s ethnic groups; Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh, Bajau, and Murut. Enjoy a delectable fusion of cuisines for lunch then in the afternoon, you will visit the landmarks of Kota Kinabalu city. See places of interests in the city centre such as the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building), University of Sabah, State and City Mosque and the Sabah Museum for the historical and cultural aspects of the indigenous people. Enjoy a brief stop at Signal Hill for an awesome bird's eye view of the city skyline and nearby islands and there will be a chance to stop at a handicraft market if time permits. Transfer back to the hotel after your tour. Overnight at Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu.

Day 8 : Kota Kinabalu – Kuching (B,L)

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your departure flight to Kuching. Upon arrival at Kuching Airport, you will have a meet and greet by our local representative then enjoy a Kuching City Tour. There are many historical buildings in the city including the Square and Round Towers, the colonial Courthouse, General Post Office, Fort Margherita and the Astana. Visit the Cat Monument, City Hall, and the Tua Pek Kong– oldest Chinese Temple in the city. Thereafter, drive through quaint Malay kampungs (villages), explore the center of the city passing through the colourful India Street and traditional shop houses. Transfer to your hotel, check-in and the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Pullman Kuching

Day 9 : Kuching – Sarawak Cultural Village (B,L)

After breakfast meet in the hotel lobby and proceed to Sarawak Cultural Village. Sarawak Culture Village is a unique award–winning living museum offering an excellent introduction to local cultures and lifestyles. It is located at the foothill of the legendary Mount Santubong, fronting the South China Sea. The village is also called the “Living Museum” because people live in the houses and create their handicraft and traditional snacks onsite. The Village has seven representative ethnic houses including –Bidayuh Longhouse, Iban Longhouse, Hut Orang Ulu Longhouse, Melanau Tall House, Malay House and Chinese Farmhouse. You can observe the lifestyle, arts, craft, games, foods, clothes and music of seven major cultures of Sarawak. Enjoy yourself with a fascinating performance of the multi–culture dance in village’s own theatre.Return to Kuching afterwards.  The rest of the day is at your own leisure.Overnight Penan Pullman Kuching.

Day 10 : Depart Kuching (B)

After breakfast you will have leisure time until your pick-up and transfer to Kuching Airport for your onward departure flight.

What's Included

  • Meals

    Welcome & Farewell Dinner

  • Sightseeing

    Entrance fees at monuments

  • Accommodation

    Stay at excellent hand-selected high-quality 4-star accommodation in central location or adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • First-Class Service

    24/7 local assistance and travel guidance

  • Transportation

    Internal flights within the tour in the economy cabin

  • Tour Guide & Tour Leader

    English-speaking local tour guides who live and breathe the destination – they will bring your itinerary to life

Reviews of this Operator

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Frank O'Reilly (Google Reviewer)  


I was SOOOO fortunate to pick Tweet World Travel to organise my Vietnam holiday last October . I travelled with my wife and 5 friends for three weeks taking in Ho Chi Minh city , Hoi An , Da Nang , Hue and Hanoi/Halong Bay. The trip was just so well prepared , with private transport and English speaking guides for the whole trip . So many excursions ( all paid for ) included in the holiday . we saw so many wonderful historic places , stayed in beautiful hotels and had some fantastic meals in great restaurants all over Vietnam. We saw so much more because Twee prepared the whole trip for us. We would have missed so much otherwise. All in the very best holiday ever..Frank O'Reilly. ...

Rundle Group (Google Reviewer)  


We have just had 3 wonderful weeks in Vietnam, visiting Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang/Hoi An, Hanoi, SaPa & Halong Bay & can highly recommend Tweet World Travel. We had already booked some accommodation ourselves at a beachside resort but wanted to extend our holiday to travel around & see more of Vietnam. Twee did a fantastic job at organising our itinerary around what we had already booked & suggested activities & sightseeing trips to us that we had not considered. We certainly enjoyed all the activities & experienced much more than if we had tried to organise it ourselves. It was also very reassuring to know that I could easily contact Twee if I needed advice on anything at all while we were away. The guides on all our day trips were fantastic - very friendly & looked after us all very well. They were all happy to share information about their lives with us which made the trip more memorable & enjoyable with some unique experiences. Highlights of our trip were Hoi An (especially the Hoi An Food Tour - lots of fun, on the back of motorbikes), SaPa (especially sightseeing by motor bike, although wouldn't recommend the noisy train trip to get there), Cycling around villages in the Mekong Delta (away from tourist areas), Halong Bay cruise & the gorgeous Apricot Hotel.

Annette Magee (Google Reviewer)  


Twee World Travel, what can I say ! You organised such a wonderful trip, you catered to our every need, just knowing we had your support if we needed it was so reassuring. You Twee, and your amazing staff should be very proud of what you do and how you make people like me have such an enjoyable world experience. Thankyou 😊

Reema sharma (Google Reviewer)  


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Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
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