Relaxed Borneo - Jungle & Beach
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Relaxed Borneo - Jungle & Beach

This suggested holiday is the perfect way to experience Borneo’s best beaches and wildlife with limited travelling and hotel changes. It is a good choice for couples who dislike too many flights and hotel-hopping, and the pace and content really suits families. 

You’ll visit Kota Kinabalu -“KK” itself is an interesting city where you can enjoy a heritage walk and great seafood but it is also a central base for a range of outdoor adventures in Sabah’s beautiful countryside. From your city base you can explore tribal communities, discover the flora and fauna of Mount Kinabalu National Park, maybe even try a spot of white-water rafting.

From KK you'l take a 55-minute flight to Lahad Datu. This is the gateway to Danum Valley Conservation Area which has astonishing biodiversity and is home to most of Borneo’s native animal species. After 3 days on the lookout for orangutans, pygmy elephants, rare birds and the elusive Clouded Leopard you will head back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to one of the nearby luxury coastal resorts. The rest of the holiday focuses on beach-time; here you can relax, swim and snorkel, with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters inhabited by a wealth of marine life. Your resort also offers golf, catamaran cruises a range of nature trails and children's activities so there is plenty to keep you busy if you feel active. 

 Highlights include.

  • Discovering the incredible pristine rainforest of Danum Valley with a ranger guide. It has a huge variety of wildlife including rare mammals, birds and reptiles. A nature lover's dream. 
  • Exploring beautiful Kinabalu Park with its varied birdlife, mammals and striking views of Mount Kinabalu peak.
  • Horse riding along the beach at the Shangri La Rasa Ria.
  • The flexibility to enjoy lazy days relaxing by the pool or active days exploring nature trails. The choice is yours! 
As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £3190 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Borneo & Malaysia experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   


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Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include.

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Relaxed Borneo - Jungle & Beach

Day 1 Depart The UK

Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Kota Kinabalu ("KK").  A stop in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur can be arranged if you would like this. 

Day 2-4 Kota Kinabalu

On arrival your guide and driver will meet you for the transfer to your hotel.  Here you're in a great location to explore the waterfront and nightmarkets and settle into Borneo.

From your "KK" base you'll visit a less-explored area of Sabah to explore mangrove forests by boat; spot proboscis monkeys, exotic birds and fireflies as the sun sets then enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner.

You'll also have time to take a tour of a of Kinabalu Park with an expert guide; the park surrounds Mount Kinabalu and is home to a plethora of bird, mammal and plant species as well as the famous mountain itself which stands at almost 4,000m high. If you're feeling super fit and ready for a challenge then do speak to your travel expert about incorporating a 2 day climb to the summit of Mt Kinabalu into your holiday experience.

Day 5-7 Danum Valley Conservation Area (3 days/2 nights)

From KK it's just a 50-minute flight to Lahad Datu, the gateway to Danum.  Arrangements can be made to leave the bulk of your luggage in Kota Kinabalu if you wish to travel light. 

Danum Valley is a dense rainforest full of fascinating wildlife which you will explore along canopy walkways, on more challenging guided trails (the "Coffin Cliff" trek is 2.6km)  and on 4WD drive night safaris. As you listen to the hum of the ancient jungle and pass waterfalls, you'll keep watch for orangutans, gibbons and nocturnal animals such as sambar deer, civet cats and leopards, not to mention plenty of insects and frogs.

Days 7-12  Beach time!

This afternoon you'll hop back from Lahad Datu airport to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival your driver will meet you for the transfer to The Shangri La Rasa Ria; it's just a short car journey along the coast to the white sands of Pantai Dalit beach.  Here you'll have 6 days to enjoy the beach life or to explore the wonders of Borneo in more depth. The resort has nature trails and wildlife watching opportunities as well as a range of superb man-made facilities including an 18-hole golf course. 

If you'd like to combine your beach-time with more active adventures then your travel consultant will be able to arrange excursions such as a tour of the off-shore islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park or an in-depth guided tour to meet the indigenous communities of the Kudat Peninsula. 

Day 13 fly home

Depart Kota Kinabalu for your flight back to the UK.

If you would like to stay longer or tour Borneo in more depth do call us - we always tailor all our holidays in order to suit you perfectly.

Relaxed Borneo - Jungle & Beach Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...

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