Tour Code: AVGMS-12

12 Day Best of Borneo & Singapore

Day by Day Itinerary

Kota Kinabalu, Selingan Island, Selingan Island, Sukau, Singapore

Highlights

  • Add-on returned flight from $1,199
  • Domestic flights and Flight from Borneo to Singapore. 
  • Incredible sightseeing including Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island – the biggest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kinabatangan River and relaxing in Singapore.
  • Dedicated transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Fully escorted by English-speaking local guides
  • In-depth sightseeing and all entry fees as per the itinerary
From pp twin/double share
AU$2,999
Typically AU$5,125 -41%
Single traveller
AU$950

Welcome to Malaysia.
Arrive in Kota Kinabalu this morning, where your friendly tour guide will be waiting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, freshen up and spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring around town.
Meal: N/A
Accommodation: Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu 4* or similar

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel then take a 30-minute speed boat to Gaya Island, a Borneo’s biodiverse treasure-house of jungle and marine life. On arrival, start your adventure on a jungle trail and explore the unique tropical plants. Enjoy lunch (picnic packed lunch box) by the beach then spend the afternoon at your leisure to go swimming, snorkel or just relax at the beautiful beach before returning to Kota Kinabalu.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu 4* or similar

Take a 2-hour drive to the foothills of Mt.Kinabalu in the UNESCO World Heritage Kinabalu Park, one of the world’s most important biological sites with more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna. Stop en route by Pekan Nabalu Market to enjoy the various seasonal tropical fruits. On arrival at the foothills, get ready to stand astounded by the astounding view of Mt.Kinabalu, the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago (4,095m). Later, head to Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden. If weather permits, go on a guided tour to explore the verdant forest laced with cool montane air. Continue to Poring Treetop Canopy Walk where suspension bridges constructed with ropes, steel cables and a series of aluminum ladders bolted together at 41m high offer a different view of the jungle.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu 4* or similar

This morning, take a flight to Sandakan. Arrival Sandakan transfer to the hotel drop off.
Rest of the day free and easy.
Overnight in Sandakan
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sabah Hotel 4* or similar

Check out hotel after breakfast and transfer to Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. Spend today at your leisure to go swimming or just relax at the beautiful beach. After dinner you will have a chance to observe Green Turtles lay eggs. Overnight in Selingan Island. Meals: Lunch & Dinner at Selingan Island.’
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Selingan Turtle Island Chalet

After breakfast, check out and depart by boat to Sandakan. Stroll through a town market selling local fishes, assorted snacks and seasonal tropical fruits. Visit Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple located on the top of the hill, St.Michael’s and All Angels Church, then visit Agnes Keith House. Continue Sim Sim Floating Village and Sandakan War Memorial Park. Lunch then head to Rainforest Discovery Centre. Drop-off at hotel in Sepilok area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sepilok Nature Resort 3*

After breakfast, transfer to Sepilok Orang Rehabilitation Centre and afterwards, to the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Later, embark to Sandakan and check in the fascinating Borneo Nature Lodge (or equivalent) nested on banks of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. In the evening, you will hop on a short River Safari Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Borneo Nature Lodge or similar

In the morning, take a Safari River Cruise on Kinabatangan River to Oxbow Lake to explore the Borneo’s diverse wildlife. Continue to Hornbill Boardwalk for an educational tour. In the afternoon, Free & Easy before continuing your cruise trip to discover the wildlife.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Borneo Nature Lodge or similar

Return to Sandakan by land, transfer to Sandakan airport for flight to Singapore.
On arriva, you will go to your hotel by your own and check in your hotel. Overnight in Singapore.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay 5* or similar

Breakfast at your hotel and spend your free time at leisure in Singapore for swimming or relaxing and you can buy an night optional tour with us.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay 5* or similar

Breakfast at your hotel and spend your free time at leisure in Singapore for swimming or relaxing.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay 5* or similar

At the appropriate time, please make your own way to the airport ready for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Included

  • Domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan.
  • Flight from Sandakan to Singapore.
  • Accommodation and breakfast in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • All local boat rentals as mentioned in the program
  • Water bottles during tours
  • All land Transportations based on Private basis except the boat ride in Sukau on SIC basis.
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
  • Local English speaking guides in Malaysia

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees on arrival in Malaysia and Singapore
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide in Malaysia (suggestion: 10AUD/pp/day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
  • Malaysia Tourism Tax: MYR 10.00 per room per night for each destination will be collected directly by hotels 

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of installments when you select to book your departure tour.

  • First payment: You will be required to settle $200pp deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $1,300pp after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected 120 days before your departure.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

This package excludes international flights from Australia.

If you would like to add international flights, we will use some different airlines such as: Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines or similar (20/23kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage).

  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Asia Vacation Group change fee of $250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Asia Vacation Group name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler’s expense.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Asia Vacation Group. Asia Vacation Group reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer’s invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in.
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability.
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.

In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Asia Vacation Group will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline’s policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences
We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalized quote tailored to your specific requirements.
We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:
Airline Preferences – You may wish to fly with a particular airline
Cabin Preferences – These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) – You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
Meal Requests – You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
Seat Requests – If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of 10AUD per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is AUD999 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Group size: 4-15 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.
For Malaysia, Australian passport holders can get a 90-day tourism visa on arrival.
Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

For Singapore, Australian Passport Holder can get a 90-day toursim visa on arrival.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

SPECIAL REMARK:
Compulsory Taxes – collected and pay directly to hotel
Malaysia Tourism Tax: MYR 10.00 per room per night for each staying hotel/ destination 

How to extend your stay
You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can pay extra for arriving early or extension your trip.

Arriving early | Extension your trip:
AU$100 pp for trip extension or early arrivals. If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

This is availbale upon your request. Please select number of night for pre or post tour and our travel consultant will get back to you.

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
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Depart Date
Return Date
Price
Note
Wednesday
07 Aug 2024
Sunday
18 Aug 2024
AU$3,399
Wednesday
04 Sep 2024
Sunday
15 Sep 2024
AU$3,599
Wednesday
02 Oct 2024
Sunday
13 Oct 2024
AU$3,399
Wednesday
13 Nov 2024
Sunday
24 Nov 2024
AU$2,999
Wednesday
11 Dec 2024
Sunday
22 Dec 2024
AU$3,099
Tuesday
24 Dec 2024
Saturday
04 Jan 2025
AU$3,999
Wednesday
08 Jan 2025
Sunday
19 Jan 2025
AU$3,999
Wednesday
05 Feb 2025
Sunday
16 Feb 2025
AU$2,999
Wednesday
05 Mar 2025
Sunday
16 Mar 2025
AU$2,999
Wednesday
19 Mar 2025
Sunday
30 Mar 2025
AU$2,999
Wednesday
02 Apr 2025
Sunday
13 Apr 2025
AU$3,599
Wednesday
16 Apr 2025
Sunday
27 Apr 2025
AU$3,599
Wednesday
07 May 2025
Sunday
18 May 2025
AU$2,999
Wednesday
21 May 2025
Sunday
01 Jun 2025
AU$2,999
Wednesday
04 Jun 2025
Sunday
15 Jun 2025
AU$3,199
Wednesday
18 Jun 2025
Sunday
29 Jun 2025
AU$3,199
Wednesday
16 Jul 2025
Sunday
27 Jul 2025
AU$3,599
Wednesday
06 Aug 2025
Sunday
17 Aug 2025
AU$3,399
Wednesday
10 Sep 2025
Sunday
21 Sep 2025
AU$3,599
Wednesday
08 Oct 2025
Sunday
19 Oct 2025
AU$3,399
Wednesday
12 Nov 2025
Sunday
23 Nov 2025
AU$2,999

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