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13 days from £3,899 per person

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Seeking out wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, orang-utans and pygmy elephants as you cruise along remote Kinabatangan River.


Join us for a wild adventure to the rivers and rainforests of Borneo. We’ll discover the cultures that have influenced two of the island’s cities, breathe in the thick, humid forests and spy a variety of wildlife. Explore gardens of exotic flowers and climb into ancient tree canopies. Search for proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants as we leisurely cruise remote rivers. And discover how centres are caring for the orang-utan and the world’s smallest bear. If you're looking for an unforgettable wildlife holiday, our Borneo tours are perfect.

Your holiday includes:

14 excursions and visits

  • City tours of Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan
  • Visit Kinabalu National Park
  • Visit Canopy Walk & Butterfly Farm at Poring Hot Springs, and Kundasang Market
  • 3 cruises on Kinabatangan River
  • Visit Gomantong Caves and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre & the Rainforest Discovery Centre


  • 10 nights in hotels and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International and internal flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 3-12) 7 lunches (days 4-10) 6 dinners (days 3-7 and 11)


  • Included drinks between 6-9pm on days 4-5 and a glass of wine with dinner on day 11
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local Titan tour manager
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 UK - In flight

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Kota Kinabalu.

    In flight

  • Day 1

    Kota Kinabalu

    On arrival, we’ll transfer to our hotel on the South China Sea coast.

    Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel (5-star)

  • Kota Kinabalu

    Kota Kinabalu

    A tour takes us through a city of old-world charm and modern hopes, friendly locals and a fine food scene ranging from street food to a revolving restaurant. The city mosque is a resplendent masterpiece large enough to hold 12,000 worshippers. The Sabah State Museum offers insight into the city’s rich history and modern art, while a stop at a handicraft market and bazaar shows the working life of the city.

    • City tour of Kota Kinabalu (morning)

    Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel (5-star)

  • Kota Kinabalu

    Kinabalu National Park

    We drive along the ridges of the Crocker Range to Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO-protected area of tropical lowland and hillside rainforest dominated by Mount Kinabalu. It has an exceptionally rich variety of plants, including over a thousand species of orchid. The majority of Borneo’s mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates (many threatened and vulnerable) can be found here too.

    We make our way along the mountain’s garden trails with naturalist guides, which showcase the diversity of plant life here. We’ll also visit a handicraft market, before arriving at our hotel for two nights - within the national park, in the heart of the action.

    • Visit Kinabalu National Park (morning)

    Nepenthes Lodge, Mount Kinabalu National Park (3-star)

  • DAY 5

    Kinabalu National Park

    The Poring Hot Springs are an excellent place to view lowland birds and some mammals. Those with a head for heights and nature will love the Canopy Walkway, taking you 43m up into the treetops, where around 75% of rainforest animals spend their time. We then stroll around the Butterfly Garden, an excellent place to watch for beautifully coloured butterflies, birds, and maybe even a flying lizard!

    We proceed to the Kundasang War Memorial Park, dedicated to the British and Australian prisoners of war who perished on the Sandakan Marches during World War II. We’ll complete our day at Kundasang Market, where local farms sell their produce, including fruits unknown to the British table.

    • Visit the Canopy Walk and Butterfly Farm at Poring Hot Springs (morning)
    • Visit Kundasang War Memorial Park and market (afternoon)

    Nepenthes Lodge, Mount Kinabalu National Park (3-star)

  • DAY 6

    Kinabatangan River

    Travel overland to the tiny village of Sukau on the Kinabatangan River, where we spend two nights in an authentic, basic wooden lodge deep in the Borneo jungle. The greatest concentration of wildlife in Malaysia is found in this area, including rare orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and endangered birds, pygmy elephants and saltwater crocodiles.

    We’ll take a cruise along Menanggol River to see what we can spot, with our naturalist guide on hand for all your questions.

    • Cruise Kinabatangan River (all day)

    Bukit Melapi Lodge, Kinabatangan River (2-star)

  • DAY 7

    Kinabatangan River

    We have more opportunities to spot Borneo’s incredible array of wildlife as we cruise to a nearby oxbow lake this morning and along the river this afternoon. Maybe a gibbon, red or silvered leaf monkey, hornbill or Oriental darter will be on the cards today.

    • Cruise Kinabatangan River (all day)

    Bukit Melapi Lodge, Kinabatangan River (2-star)

  • DAY 8

    Gomantong Caves - Sandakan

    The Gomantong Caves support swiftlets and a million bats within the cathedral-like chamber, while serpent eagles, bat hawks and kingfishers can be seen lingering on the outer walls. The caves are harvested for the bizarre edible bird’s nest.

    Next we visit Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, the perfect place to watch a pendulous nosed proboscis monkey leaping amongst the trees or dining on young leaves. We stay in Sandakan, amidst the tropical rainforest.

    • Visit Gomantong Caves and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary (all day)

    Sabah Hotel (4-star)

  • Gomantong Caves - Sandakan


    See orang-utans in their natural habitat at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. The centre was founded in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned, injured or displaced orang-utans and return them to the wild. Today nearly 80 can be observed while roaming freely in the reserve, while others are cared for in nurseries.

    Next is the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which rehabilitates the world’s smallest bear. These bears continue to be threatened by forest degradation and poaching. Large forest enclosures provide a natural environment while the bears prepare for the wild.

    Our last visit is to the Rainforest Discovery Centre to learn of the tropical flora and fauna which attracts an astounding 300 species of bird to the reserve, plus unique forest mammals such as flying squirrels.

    • Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre & the Rainforest Discovery Centre (all day)

    Sabah Hotel (4-star)

  • DAY 10

    Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu

    Return to civilisation for a tour of Sandakan. Religious relics, colonial mansions and reminders of World War II dot the city, which has grown on trade.

    We visit the market and see the colourful interior of the magnificent Chinese Temple, before heading to Sim Sim, where the stilt houses of local tribes sit above the water.

    We transfer to the airport for our flight to Kota Kinabalu and our luxury property close to the tropical forest.

    • City tour of Sandakan (morning)

    Shangri-La Rasa Ria Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (5-star)

  • DAY 11

    Kota Kinabalu

    A day to relax in our luxurious resort or on the beautiful two-mile crescent beach of pale sand.

    Shangri-La Rasa Ria Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (5-star)

  • VIP Flight Service

    Day 12 Kota Kinabalu - In flight

    Enjoy a free morning before we transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

    In flight

  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 13 UK

    Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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