6 Days Kuala Lumpur and Sabah
Day 1: Arrival - Kuala Lumpur
Meet and greet services upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), then transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day or optional tour. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Morning Half Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour (B)
Despite the growing skyline of a modern metropolis, Kuala Lumpur has always been charming and full of characters. See the contrast between the Indo-Moorish architecture and the ultra modern edifices. Photo stops at the King’s Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, the Independence Square and Petronas Twin-Tower - still the tallest twin-tower in the world! Visit the National Museum and drive pass the Lake Gardens, view National Monument, National Mosque, and the old Railway Station. Final stop is to appreciate the Malaysian pewter arts at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. The rest of the day free at own leisure or optional tour. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu (B)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Meet and greet services upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, then transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at own leisure for the rest of the day or optional tour. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Full Day Sandakan Wildlife Wonder Tour (B/L/D)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival in Sandakan, transfer to the jetty for a boat trip to Turtle Island. It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Island which is the main nesting area for the green turtles. Afternoon is for relaxation, to swim or snorkel. After dinner, wait for the Park Ranger to signal the sighting of a turtle laying eggs. Learn about the conservation of these turtles, witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and see baby turtles scrambling to the open sea upon released on the shore. Overnight stay at Borneo Nature Lodge.
Day 5: Full Day Sandakan Wildlife Wonder Tour (B/L/D)
After breakfast, return to Sandakan and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about the rehabilitation of young or strayed orang utans before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to the viewing platform. Witness the feeding of orphaned orang utans. Continue with about 2.5-hour drive through rustic countryside studded with villages and take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation and check-in. Relax by the river before embarking on a boat trip along Sabah’s longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin mangrove and rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Dinner and overnight stay at Borneo Nature Lodge.
Day 6: Full Day Sandakan Wildlife Wonder Tour - Departure (B/L)
Depart early morning and visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds’ nests. Take about 15-minute boardwalk to the opening of Semut Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. Return to Sandakan for lunch. Afternoon proceed to city tour, visit Water Village, Central Market, and Buddhist Temple. Transfer to airport for evening departure flight.