Borneo, Sun Bears & Orangutans with Spectrum of the Seas South East Asia

Enjoy an incredible Borneo Wildlife Sanctuary adventure, with Jungle Lodge stays, River Safaris, Lake Cruising, culture and history. Meet Orangutans and Sun Bears in sanctuary, and explore how they are returned to health before being reintroduced to the wild. Then fly to Singapore and cruise the best of Thailand and Vietnam on the magnificent Spectrum of the Seas, stopping overnight at Bangkok port for more time to enjoy this melting pot of history, food, culture and religion!

February temperatures for Borneo


8 hrs


Orangutans & Sun Bears to SE Asia 

Start Date 14 Feb 2023
End Date 04 March 2023
Duration 18 Nights
Price From £3399pp
Ship Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas

8nts Borneo to Singapore touring, 9nts Spectrum of the Seas cruising Thailand & Vietnam


Escorted tour highlights
7nt tour of Borneo 
• 1nt Singapore pre cruise
• Kota Kinabalu touring
​• Visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre 
• Poring Hot Springs & Kinabalu National Park
• Abai Jungle Lodge stay & River Cruise Safaris
• Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge stay
• Sukau Oxbow Lake

• Search for Proboscis Monkeys on Menanggul River
• All flights included
• Breakfasts, Lunches and most dinners as described in Borneo

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Your itinerary in detail:


Your Tour:
Overnight flight UK to Kota Kinabalu
‣ On arrival into Kota Kinabalu airport, be met and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.
This morning, transfer to the Poring Hot Springs, stopping en-route at Nabalu village to taste the local fruits and shop for local handicrafts. On arrival at the springs, observe the wildlife on the canopy walkway and take a dip in one of the soothing, hot mineral springs set in the beautifully landscaped gardens. Afterwards, continue to Kinabalu National Park to explore the beautiful mountain gardens, home to many species of orchids, pitcher plants, birds, insects and butterflies. This evening, transfer to a local restaurant to enjoy traditional Malay dishes for dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
Enjoy a half-day tour of Kota Kinabalu today, beginning with a visit to Yayasan Sabah (Sabah Foundation) building. Next, head to Phu Thou Se Chinese Temple, the Sabah State Mosque and the Sabah Museum, home to fine exhibits that chronicle Sabah's fascinating historical past and rich cultural heritage. Later today, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Breakfast and Lunch included
Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Sandakan (flight included). On arrival, transfer to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced to the wild. You will be able to observe them at their feeding stations, then proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation (BSBCC). This centre rescues captured sun bears and focuses on the conservation, welfare habitation and education of this species. Afterwards, proceed to the jetty in Sandakan and embark on a 1-hour cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River, passing pristine mangrove forests and searching for wildlife, before arriving at Abai Jungle Lodge for check-in and lunch. Next, enjoy a river cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds before returning to the lodge for dinner, followed by a guided night walk around the Lodge’s nature boardwalk in search of insects, birds and other wildlife. 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included 
‣ Enjoy the morning at leisure before cruising upriver to Sukau after lunch, searching for more of the abundant wildlife along the way. On arrival, check-in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge and embark on a cruise up the Kinabatangan River to the Menanggul River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Afterwards, you will return to the lodge for dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included


‣ Rise early this morning for a river cruise at the nearby Oxbow Lake to view more of the birds and local wildlife. Return to the lodge for breakfast before venturing on another river cruise down the Menanggul River in search of more wildlife later this afternoon. Afterwards, return to the lodge in time for dinner and spend the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
After breakfast and check-out, transfer 2 and a half hours to Sandakan by boat for another chance to spot the wildlife. Make a stop at Abai Jungle Lodge for a short break before continuing your journey downriver. On arrival at Sandakan jetty, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to Kota Kinabalu (flight included). On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Breakfast and Lunch included
‣ After breakfast and check-out, be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Own transfer for 1nt Singapore hotel 

Your Cruise:
‣ This morning make your own way to the cruise terminal to board Spectrum of the Seas for your 9nt SE Asia cruise. Overnight in port.
‣ Singapore, Singapore
‣ Cruising
‣ Nha Trang, Vietnam
‣ Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam
‣ Cruising
Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand (overnight in port)
‣ Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
‣ Cruising
‣ Singapore, Singapore, disembark and make your own way to the airport for your return UK flight

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