9 Days / 8 Nights
Multiculturalism has made Malaysia as eclectic and surprising as its geographical diversity. Festivals, food and a happy, laid back attitude define the national identity. This itinerary explores the best of Malaysia from the jungles of Borneo to the stunning beaches to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur.
Day 1 - Arrive Kuching
Arrive in Kuching, capital of the state of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2 - Lemanak River Excursion
Your river safari takes you deep into the jungle as you travel via the legendary Lemanak River. Overnight at the hotel. (BL)
Day 3 - Kuching
Return to Kuching this morning, where your tour will include a visit to the Market Place and State Mosque (BL)
Day 4 - Kuching / Kota Kinabalu
Fly to Kota Kinabalu, “Land below the Wind.” Check in at your hotel. (B)
Day 5 - Mt. Kinabalu Excursion
At 13,455 Mt. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in all of South East Asia! Visit the national park at the base of the volcano. A nature walk allows time to photograph spectacular and rare flora and fauna, including vibrantly colored butterflies and insects. (BL)
Day 6 - Sandakan / Sepilok / Sukau
Fly to Sandakan, home to the famed “Wild Men of Borneo” (the orangutan). The morning is reserved for an extensive visit to Sepilok Orangutan
Sanctuary. Later depart Sepilok to Sim Sim Jetty and cruise up to the lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary for lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. Following lunch, cruise to Sukau village. Arrive in Sukau and check into your lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise to the Menanggul River. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (BLD)
Day 7 - Sukau / Sandakan / Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, journey back to Sandakan in time to connect to your flight for Kuala Lumpur. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your
Day 8 - Malacca Excursion
Visit the ruins of St Paul`s Church and the Stadthuys, believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East, now housing the Malacca Museum. (BL)
Day 9 - Kuala Lumpur / Home
Your morning tour of the city covers the major historical landmarks. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck of the KL Tower.
Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)