- Flights via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Airlines
- Transport minibus, speedboat, longboat, local bus and 1 domestic flight
6 nights hotels/guesthouses, 1 night jungle camp, 1 night homestay, 2 nights comfortable longhouse.
Some accommodation is basic with limited facilities and on occasion dormitory style rooms. The village homestay has one family per household and the jungle camp is on a twin share basis - both have shared facilities.
Three hotel nights have en suite facilities.
Please note that at the village homestay, out of respect for your Muslim hosts, alcohol is not to be consumed.
Opportunities in the sea, at Poring Hot Springs and at the hotel pool in Kinarut Laut.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company's Intrepid and The Adventure Company (TAC), as such you may find international travellers in your group. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Intrepid/TAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.
This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of Borneo using a mixture of private buses, boats and flights. Anyone in good health should be able to go on this trip as there is no real physical difficulty involved, although you will be doing a fair amount of walking in some places and heat and humidity can be tiring. Travel time is kept to a minimum wherever possible, although there are some long travel days and as we use some local transport at times, it may sometimes be quite cramped and without air conditioning.
On some long travel days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time at our next destination. Triple share accommodation is rare in Borneo, so in these instances fold out beds are commonly used. Some of the accommodation along the way is very basic, staying in local guesthouses and homestays with limited facilities. Some facilities are shared and some accommodation has cold water only. Borneo has an equatorial monsoon climate with the weather remaining similar throughout the year. Only in the mountains does it get cooler. Locals and other Asian tourists may want to take photos of themselves with your children particularly if they are young, blond and have blue eyes, you should be prepared for them to do this without asking permission first. Minimum age: 5 years old.
RAMADAN: The month-long Ramadan Festival will be in begin from approximately 29th June in 2014 and from 18th June in 2015 - please note that dates vary due to lunar calendar. This is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan business hours are shortened, including opening hours at all popular tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you definitely need to expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month of Ramadan is a fantastic month to travel in Muslim countries as it offers a chance to witness this fascinating Islamic event and the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken.
CHINESE NEW YEAR: An important 15-day festival for the Malaysian Chinese, based on the lunar calendar in January or February. In 2014 it will fall on 31 January and in 2015 it falls on 19th February. This can be a busy time and some transport delays, shop closures and reduced opening hours at some sites may be expected, but there are also many fabulous festivals and rituals to observe during this time, so it's a great time to travel. Although we make all reasonable efforts to avoid disruption a flexible approach from the traveller is appreciated.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 5.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.