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.
- 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!