Classic Borneo

One of the least explored areas on the planet, the mention of Borneo conjures up images of primeval rainforest, undiscovered tribes, and rare, exotic species. Comprised mostly of impenetrable jungle, the world’s third-largest island is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and the tiny, wealthy Sultanate of Brunei. Home to critically endangered rhino, elephant, leopard, and orangutan – to name but a few – Borneo’s wildlife is its top draw.
Get a taste for Malaysia’s wild side on this adventure through Borneo’s northeastern rainforests. Experience the otherworldly limestone cliffs of Mulu National Park and its famed bat exodus; encounter the orangutans of Semenggoh and Sepilok; set off on a river cruise in search of elusive Bornean pygmy elephants. Stay at an island resort of the coast of Kota Kinabalu.  Discover mysterious and amazing Borneo on this one of a kind adventure.

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport arrival assistance and transfer
  • Breakfast daily, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Semenggoh Orangutan Center
  • Rainforest Kayaking tour
  • Bako National Park day trip
  • Cooking Class, with dinner
  • Nanga Sumpa Longhouse tour
  • Deer and Lang’s Cave tour
  • Clearwater and Wind Cave tour
  • Mulu National Park Canopy Skywalk tour
  • Santubong Wildlife Cruise
  • Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Kinabatangan River Cruise
  • Ox Bow Lake Boat Trip
  • Internal flights
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host

ITINERARY

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

IMPORTANT DETAILS & PRICING

Rates

Double Occupancy – $6499 CAD per person (sharing a room) – approx. $5000 USD
Single Occupancy – $7979 CAD per person (your own room) – approx. $6000 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment & Cancellation Schedule
Payment of $300 due at time of booking.
Payment of $1000 due on September 27, 2024
Final payment due – January 25, 2025

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Upgrade at Gayana Marine Resort

Gayana Marine Resort Ocean Villa

Upgrade to an Ocean Villa (over water villa).
Offering uninhibited views of the azure waters of the South China Sea, the 120m² Ocean Villa presents a feast for the eyes whichever way you look. The room features a private balcony with stairs that lead straight into the sea.

Double Occupancy – $215 CAD per person (sharing a room) – approx. $165 USD
Single Occupancy – $425 CAD per person (your own room) – approx. $325 USD

Activity Level

Moderate to high Activity
There are walking tours and hikes on this tour. You should be able to walk on uneven ground for a couple of hours at a relaxed pace. This is also a kayaking excursion.

Group Size

Minimum – 8 members
Maximum – 16 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Tourism Tax in Malaysia – payable at the hotels directly (approx. CA$3 per room per night)

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Kuching International Airport – KCH at any time on or before first day of tour.
Depart from Lahad Datu Airport – LDU – anytime after 2 PM on the last day of the tour. .
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.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Waterfront Hotel

Perched on top of Plaza Merdeka Shopping Center, The Waterfront Hotel is located in the heart of Kuching City, where decades-old heritage buildings sit side by side with modern buildings. With one of the best views of the Padang Merdeka and the Sarawak River, the hotel is not only a place to rest, but a start of your adventures in Kuching City.

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Surrounded by rainforest and overlooking the Melinau River, this elegant hotel is 3 km from both the storied Mulu National Park and Mulu Airport.

Nanga Sumpa Lodge

Nanga Sumpa Lodge is located on the banks of the Delok River, approximately 1½ hours longboat ride from the Batang Ai Lake. Borneo Adventure’s tours and activities at Batang Ai are centred on the Lodge. This award-winning operation was established in 1987 in partnership with the people of Nanga Sumpa longhouse. The lodge includes a dining area, kitchen and guest rooms.
Nanga Sumpa Lodge operates as a type of “village stay”. The accommodation is separate from the longhouse so guests and longhouse residents have their own space and privacy. However, guests are able to visit the longhouse, gain an insight into the Iban way of life and experience a range of activities focused on the clean rivers and pristine rainforest of the local area.

Gayana Marine Resort

Nestled on Gaya Island’s crescent Malohom Bay off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia Borneo, Gayana Marine Resort is a picturesque destination that strikes a balance between ecology and indulgent luxury.  At the heart of the resort is the protection and regeneration of the island’s precious marine environment – the on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre, the only of its kind on an island resort, propagates endangered giant clams and coral reefs. The resort’s dining venues present palate-pleasing and soul-satisfying local and international cuisine, while the spa beckons with an array of pampering treatments.

Rainforest Villa – The 102m² Rainforest Villa faces green rolling hills of dense tropical forest. Enjoy cool jungle breeze and be lulled to slumber by the gentle song of cicadas.
(Upgrades to overwater bungalows available).

 

MY Nature Resort

MY Nature Resort is a 24-room lodge located two kilometres from the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and 500 metres from the Rainforest Discovery Centre. The resort is surrounded by rainforest and is the perfect base to discover the various nature-based attractions of the wider Sepilok area.

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is one of the lodge that has been set up in 1994, by S.I. Tours who works with the locals by paying monthly for land rental fee until today, hiring locals to take care and manage the lodge. To maintain the ambience of the river and rainforest, we hire local service to send out the rubbish from Kinabatangan until today.
The Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river and Malaysia’s second longest river, is one of the most exciting and easily accessible places to explore the rich biodiversity of Sabah. From Kampung Abai near the river mouth of Kinabatangan River, on to the major village of Sukau and further up river, the lower Kinabatangan offers an incredible opportunity to see a large range of wildlife including Borneo’s unique proboscis monkeys, the wild Orang Utan, Bornean Pygmy elephants, crocodiles, otters, bears, wild cats and countless rare and beautiful birds such as hornbills and the Oriental Darter.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

We are Tabin Wildlife Resort, the exclusive rainforest resort located within Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia with a total land area of 300,000 acres. If you are a traveller drawn to the beauty of exotic Borneo island, then Tabin Wildlife Reserve, winner of the “Most promising tourist attraction” award, is one of the places you should not miss.

Tabin Wildlife Resort complements visitors stay at the wildlife reserve by providing facilities including charming timber lodges built and blended within the natural surrounding, and a comprehensive range of nature-based activities.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

No, at this time a travel visa is not required by Malaysia for Canadian or US Citizens. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

March and April is an excellent time of year to visit Borneo. Days are typically warm and dry, with minimal rainfall and light winds. You can expect a maximum temperature of 92°F (34 C) and minimum temperature of 79°F (26 C).

Mar 28 - Apr 13 2025

Tour Level: Classic Tours,
Tour Type: Safari, Sightseeing Tours,
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