Classic Borneo

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Pre-Travel Form

We need some important information prior to your trip. This information will include your flight details which we need for your transfer. Please fill in this information as soon as possible.

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Please use this form to add available options to your tour. Any options selected will be added to your file and you will receive an updated invoice.

Arrival Details

Arrive to Kuching - Kuching International Airport (KCH) - at any time on or before first day of tour. Transfer to The Waterfront Hotel. 

Departure Details

Depart from Sandakan - Sandakan Airport (SDK) - any time on last day of tour. Depart from Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are included with your tour. You will be met at the airport. After you exit the secure area look for someone with a sign with either your name or the Women's Travel Club.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible. Please do not book flights until your tour status is guaranteed. Once your flights are booked please enter your flight information on the pre-travel form above.

If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.

Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Entry Requirements

For Canadian and U.S. citizens, a tourist visa is not required for stays up to 90 days in Borneo/Malaysia.

Hotel Tax

the Malaysian government has recently (re-)introduced a tourism tax that is related to all hotel stays by foreign nationals. The tourism tax is RM 10 (about $2 USD) per hotel room per night and has to be paid upon check-in by the room guest(s). This tourism tax will apply at The Waterfront Hotel, Mulu Marriot Resort, Jesselton Hotel and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (11 nights in total).

You should always make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months past the dates of travel. At least one blank page required for entry stamp. 

While no specific vaccinations are required, we recommend that your routine vaccinations are up to date and that you visit a local travel health clinic or doctor for advice prior to the trip.

Please note that proof of vaccination is required if your are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where Yellow Fever occurs.

The Women's Travel Club recommends travelers to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Some countries will require COVID vaccination to enter, it is the traveler's resposibility to insure they meet all requirements.  

Travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your government's travel recommendations page.
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Group Chat

Chat with others on your tour on our private, online network. Share information and ideas for your upcoming tour.

Online Meet & Greet

Join the live, online meet and greet to meet your fellow travelers and your tour host. This informal online get-together will happen shortly before your tour.


Tuesday March 7 @ 7 PM

Photo Sharing

Share pictures from the tour on this photo sharing app. Photos can be uploaded to social media. A great way for everyone to have access to the best photos.

Suggested Packing List

This is a suggested packing list for your tour. Please keep in mind that your personal needs or requirements may differ from the items on this list.

  • Flight information and documents - eticket number
  • Travel insurance policy 
  • Passport (make a copy)
  • COVID vaccination certificate
  • Pre travel COVID test certificate (if required)
  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination (if required)
  • Pen (please bring your own for filling our documents)
  • Camera (with extra memory cards and batteries)
  • Cash, credit card and debit card
  • Cell phone, tablet, etc with charging cables
  • Day pack (for daily excursions)
  • Earplugs (if needed)
  • Electical adapter and converter
  • External charger
  • Face masks
  • First aid kit and medications (bring extra prescription medications in their prescription bottles/packages)
  • Fleece top/sweater
  • Footwear including comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hat
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Light jacket, rain jacket
  • Locks for bags
  • Long pants, capris, and/or shorts
  • Money belt (optional)
  • Personal entertainment (reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Scarf or wrap
  • Shirts (blouses, t-shirts, tank tops, etc)
  • Sleepwear
  • Small travel towel (optional)
  • Smart outfit (optional for evenings out)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and wrap
  • Toiletries
  • Watch and/or alarm clock
  • Waterproof bag
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen


Borneo is a tropical island with year-round warmth and humidity. Average daily temperatures range between 27°C and 32°C. Borneo has a dry season and a wet season, but be prepared for and expect rain no matter what time of year.


The official currency in Borneo is the Malaysian Ringgit (RM). It's recommended to arrive in Borneo with US dollars which can then be exchanged locally. Note that torn and old US dollar notes are not generally accepted in Borneo. Currency exchanges can be made at local banks. Airports and hotels may also provide currency exchange, but the exchange rates may not be favourable.

Credit cards (Visa & MasterCard) are accepted in major hotels and in most cafes and restaurants. Smaller, local shops and grocery stores may only accept cash. American Express is not widely accepted. Note that there is usually a 2-3% levy on credit card purchases.

ATM's are widely available in cities and towns.

Electric Outlets

In Borneo/Malaysia the associated plug type is, type GType G plugs have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Borneo/Malaysia operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

A universal all-in-one travel adapter (can be purchased from retailers like Amazon) will allow you to plug in and charge most electronic devices. Most electronic devices have built-in converters. However, if you plan to use North American appliances like hair dryers, flat irons or curling irons you will need a converter.