Your day-by-day itinerary

A sunset overlooking the beach on Gaya Island, Borneo

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu - Gaya Island

Today you’ll travel to Pulau Gaya, a small island located near Kota Kinabalu. From the airport or hotel you’ll travel to the port and take a 15 minute speedboat to Gaya.

Your hotel is on the edge of the jungle, directly on the beach. Grab a good book and find a nice spot to enjoy the tranquillity of this tropical island. In the evening you can watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand.

Free time - Gaya Island

Day 2

Free time - Gaya Island

The only thing we’ve organised for today is a picnic basket filled with grilled chicken (if you’re veggie let us know), cheese, fruit and other delicacies. Collect this from reception then head out to spend the day as you wish. You can rent a kayak and explore the island from the water, take a walk through the jungle, or find a peaceful spot on the beach to enjoy your lunch whilst taking in the views across the shore.

Gaya Island - Kota Kinabalu

Day 3

Gaya Island - Kota Kinabalu

Today it’s time to leave Gaya Island behind. As the island is part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park you’ll have a 20MYR fee per day (approx. £4) to pay at the hotel reception.

What time you’ll catch the boat back to the mainland totally depends on your onward destination. If you’d like to add another night here then let your Travel Specialist know.

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Speak to our Borneo specialist, Joe

“I loved my first trip to Borneo so much that I recently returned to explore more! Best known for its orangutan, the island is full of adventure and variety. My customers often wow me with their wildlife photos, which makes me want to go back again and again!”

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