Your day-by-day itinerary

Mother and son in front of city landscape

Days 1-4

Cruising through Kuching

On arrival into Kuching, you’ll be collected at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Borneo might not be known for its cities, but Kuching is truly a gem and the perfect place to begin or end your family adventure. Named, the ‘Cat City’ and with references all over to its feline friends, as well as its delicious food, relaxed vibe and a melting pot of cultures, it’s undoubtedly the most family-friendly urban area in Borneo and a place that all the clan are sure to fall in love with.

Local guide on beach with father and son

Day 3

Day trip to Bako National Park

Today you’ll head on a day trip to Bako National Park. Teaming with wildlife, including numerous species of monkey, yet within easy reach of Kuching, this trip is a great jungle experience for all the family. Your experienced guide will lead you through the winding boardwalks and rainforest trails, helping the kids to spot the mischievous Macaques, Silver Leaf Monkeys and of course the most famous resident, the funny-faced Proboscis Monkey.

Great Apes & Waterways

Days 4-6

Great Apes & Waterways

The next 3 days are action-packed as you’ll be visiting Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre and seeing Borneo’s most famous residents, the orangutan. You’ll also be cruising down the Santubong River trying to spot all the wildlife that call this area home (monkeys, crocs and fireflies). To top it all off, you’ll be staying in a real-life treehouse, set in an eco-resort. Here you can rent out kayaks or paddleboards if you haven’t yet had your fill of adventure!


Canopies & Hot Springs

Days 6-8

Canopies & Hot Springs

This bustling coastal city at the foot of the immense Mount Kinabalu is the starting point for your family holiday through Sabah. You’ll be staying in a centrally located hotel, walking distance to the waterfront. The next day you’ll head to Kinabalu National Park with a guide to discover the wildlife and plants which call this place home, getting a different perspective as you explore from the canopy walks high above the forest floor.

Monkeys on the Kinabatang River

Days 8-11

Rivers, Jungles & Orangutans

Take the kids into Borneo’s wilderness. You’ll visit the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center where you’ll come face to face with these great apes – a moment your family will never forget. Together with a local guide you’ll leave the mainland and sail deeper into the jungle on Borneo’s longest river, Kinabatangan. Nowhere in Borneo can you see as many wild animals together than here. From monkeys to crocodiles, tropical birds to elephants and sun bears to lizards; keep your camera handy at every moment! You’ll sleep in a jungle lodge located deep in the forest between the lush nature of Borneo.

Borneo Beach Break

Days 11-14

Borneo Beach Break

The next few days are all about quality family time at the beach. You’ll stay in an In Style resort on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu where the beach goes on for miles, the calm sea offers a refreshing dip and the whole family is catered for with plenty of restaurants and activities. You’ll be transferred from the airport or city hotel to the beach where you’ll spend 3 nights kicking back, doing as much or as little as you like. At the end of your stay, we’ll transfer you back to the airport for your onward flight.


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