Exotic Borneo & Singapore
During these 13 days of the Exotic Borneo and Singapore Tour, you will visit Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Lemanak, and Singapore. You will also enjoy the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine, Kinabalu Park, and Poring Hot Springs Tour.Read Full Description
- Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Kuching, Malaysia; Malaysia; Sabah, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore
- Trip Length:
- 13 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
During these 13 days of the Exotic Borneo and Singapore Tour, you will visit Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Lemanak, and Singapore. You will also enjoy the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine, Kinabalu Park, and Poring Hot Springs Tour.
Day 1 - On the Plane
Depart USA for Kuala Lumpur.
Depart USA for Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2 - On the Plane
Day 3 - Kuala Lumpur
Arrive Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
You will be met and greeted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and be transferred to your hotel.
Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur (B).
Today you will take an interesting city tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur. First you will visit Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque), which is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur.
Then you will visit Tugu Negara or War Memorial where those who perished in the war were worshiped. Chinatown is full of good bargains and deals, foods and rich Chinese culture.
You will visit the Thien Hou Temple. You will also pass the Moorish-styled Federal Court, the Railway station which is a striking piece of Mohammedan architecture,the Tudor styled Cricket Club and the Kings Palace. The last stop will be at the Handicraft center where you can see fine and splendid OE Jewelry making demonstrations. (B)
Day 5 - Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu. (B)
Fly to Kota Kinabalu. Transfer to your hotel.
You will visit the Heritage Village and museum for a closer view of Sabah's ethnic diversity highlighted by the unique local architectural styles of homes in North Borneo and the colorful costume display.
Then capture a panoramic view of the city from Signal Hill before proceeding for a city drive by major landmarks such as the State & City Mosque, T.g. Aru Beach and the highest building – Tun Mustapha Tower.
Day 6 - Sabah
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine (B/L).
After breakfast at hotel, you will take a short walk to the jetty for a boat journey to Tunku Abdul Rahman Island Park.
Enjoy a day of relaxation under the swaying palms and enjoy snorkeling or swimming in the crystal blue waters. A sumptuous barbecue lunch is served.
Return to Hotel.
Day 7 - Malaysia
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs. (B/L)
Depart early to Crocker Range where the Majestic Mount Kinabalu resides and continue to Poring Hotsprings. Venture up the canopy walkway, jungle trek to a bat cave or take a hot bath to sooth your muscles.
After lunch, visit the Kinabalu Park where you will find the biggest collection of flora and fauna.
Join a guided trail walk and visit the Mountain Garden.
Day 8 - Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu - Kuching (B/L)
Today you will take a flight to Kuching.
Transfer to your hotel.
Then you will take an half day city tour to get to know the city. The tour includes Kuching's Chinatown, the Cat Statue (Kuching means “Cat” in Malay), the colorful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, the Civic Center Viewing Platform and the world famous Sarawak Museum.
Across river, visit either the unique Cat Museum or Fort Margherita, passing the magnificent State Mosque and the Astana, the former residence of the White Rajahs. Return via the golden-domed City Mosque and proceed on foot through Old Kuching, visiting the colorful Central Markets and heritage buildings of the White Rajah era, the Pavilion, the Square Tower, the Court House, the Charles Brooke Monument and the Post Office.
Day 9 - Kuching
Kuching - Orang Utan - Lemanak Longhouse. (B/L/D)
Be driven through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains, you will visit a Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center.
Along the way, you will stop for lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban county.
Arrive at Lemanak jetty in the afternoon for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, passing through typical Borneo countryside with an ancient longhouse tucked behind almost every bend in the river.
Arrive at either Serubah or Nanga Kesit Longhouse and visit the “entire village under one roof.” Tour the longhouse and enjoy a demonstration of blowpipe shooting.
Day 10 - Kuching
Lemanak - Kuching (B).
Enjoy a blowpipe demonstration in the morning (or try shooting one yourself), then take a short walk through the forest accompanied by traditionally-clad Iban trackers, and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture. Return to Kuching in the afternoon.
Day 11 - Kuching
Kuching / Singapore (B).
Fly to Singapore.
Transfer to your hotel. (B)
Day 12 - Singapore
Take a city tour that showcases the history , multi racial culture and lifestyle that is Singapore. See the city's colonial heritage as we drive around the Civic District past the Padang, the Cricket Club, parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Stop at the Merlion Park for great view of Marina Bay and a picture-taking opportunity with the Merlion. A mythological creature that is part lion and part fish.
The tour continues with a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on the island, built with donation from the early immigrant workers from China.
Next drive past Chinatown to a local handicraft center to watch Asian craftsmanship. From there we proceed to the National Orchid Garden, located within the Singapore Botanic Garden, which boasts sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants comprising 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids. Our final stop at Little India will enthrall you with the scent of joss tocks, jasmine and spices. Rest of the day is free to explore Singapore on your own. (B)
Day 13 - Singapore
Singapore / USA. (B)
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