Your day-by-day itinerary

Watermelons on sale at market in Kota Kinabalu Borneo

Day 1

Arrival in Kota Kinabalu

As you arrive into Kota Kinabalu you will spot Mount Kinabalu below, rising high above this coastal city. After a quick transfer from the airport to your central hotel, you can settle in and start exploring. Your comfortable hotel has a traditional style and is just a short walk from the sights of the city, as well as a wide choice of restaurants. Head down to the waterfront for dinner with a view as the sun sets across the bay.

Canopy walk with guide in Kinabalu National Park

Day 2

Canopy walk in Kinabalu National Park

The following morning you will explore the World Heritage site, Kinabalu National Park, with a local guide. En route you can try some local fruits at Nabalu village before braving the heights of the rainforest canopy walkway 100 feet above the forest floor. Wander through the colourful butterfly garden and take a dip in one of the hot mineral springs set in beautifully landscaped gardens.

Departure from Kota Kinabalu

Day 3

Departure from Kota Kinabalu

The following day, it’s time to wave goodbye to Kota Kinabalu and continue on to your next destination and the rest of your Borneo adventure. Spot Orangutans high up in the treetops or laze on the white beaches of Gaya Island.

Cooking class in Kota Kinabalu Borneo

Optional day trip

Traditional Cookery Class

If you want to experience something a little different during your time in Kota Kinabalu we can arrange for you to join a traditional home cooking class alongside a small group. In the morning you will be picked up by your welcoming host and visit a local market where you learn about the local ingredients. Next, you’ll help prepare a variety of dishes before sitting down and enjoying your homecooked meal – yum!

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£85 - per person

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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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