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Bespoke Holidays to Borneo Trips

Bespoke Holidays to Borneo Trips. Listed below is a selection of our chosen Trips that can be found at this destination.

 
Rungus Longhouse and Tip of Borneo Experience

Embark on a 3-hour drive north of Sabah, passing by vast oil palm and coconut plantations. Make stops at local villages and observe the art of gong-making and honey bee farming. Visit a Rungus longhouse by one of Sabah’s many indigenous tribes, and sample a local lunch. Later, enjoy the stunning view at the Tip of Borneo. After pickup from Kota Kinabalu or other selected hotels, set off on a 3-hour drive to the north of Sabah. Your guide makes a stop at the villages of Gombizou and Sumangkap to observe the art of gong-making and honeybee farming.

Next, visit the longhouse at Bavanggazo village where the Rungus people reside. One of Sabah’s many indigenous tribes, the Rungus are mostly farmers and gifted artisans who excel at woven basketry and intricate beadwork. Lunch will be served at the Rungus longhouse before your journey continues for another 1.5-hour drive to reach Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, aka the Tip of Borneo.

This dramatic headland is situated at the northernmost tip of Borneo and its official name means ‘lingering junction’ as it is here that the South China Sea meets the Sulu Sea flowing from the east. Take in the stunning view, including Pulau Kalampunian lighthouse a reminder of the treacherous coastline and past shipwrecks and the beautiful beach of Pantai Kalampunian.
 
Trip Code: D-201A-T101
Country: Borneo
Depart From: Kota Kinabalu
Duration: 10 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

North Borneo Railway Train Ride from Kota Kinabalu to Papar

Board the North Borneo Railway to discover the lush landscape of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah. Experience the nostalgic romance of an old steam train and relive the memories of a bygone era. Pass through villages, coastal towns, paddy fields, rain-forests, and rubber and coffee plantations on this North Borneo rail excursion.

Ride the North Borneo Railway train from Kota Kinabalu to Papar to experience the days of the British Colonial Office, when people traveled by steam train into the heart of Sabah. The trains are refurbished to re-create the atmosphere of stepping onto a train in the 1900’s. The North Borneo Railway runs for 36 miles (60 km) between Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, and Papar, an agricultural town, known as the rice bowl of Sabah.

Board the train at Tanjung Aru Station. As the train pulls out of the station, travel into the countryside and admire the pastoral landscape. Continuing to the coast of Lokawi Bay, take in the picturesque views of the South China Sea. Stop at Kinarut, a traditional trading village, then visit Tien Shi Temple, a Buddhist temple at the foot of the hill, and explore the local shops nearby.

Reboard the train and pass through Kawang, home to the Kawang Forest Reserve. Cross the Papar River over a steel bridge to arrive in Papar, where you can visit the local wet market to get a taste of simple rural life in Sabah. Meander around the area and meet the friendly locals. Then, hop on board the train for a scenic ride back to Kota Kinabalu and enjoy a typical tiffin colonial lunch.
 
Trip Code: D-201A-T102
Country: Borneo
Depart From: Kota Kinabalu
Duration: 4 Hours
Type: Group Sights
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Taste of Borneo Cooking Class

Join this local family run cooking class to learn the secret family recipe and cook like a Sabahan. Enjoy this hands-on cooking lesson and finish with a lunch meal made by yourselves. Aside from the cooking and recipes you’ll learn, this is also a cultural based tour to gain a greater insight into the food, people and customs of Sabah.

Get outside the city and into the kitchen with our specialty outdoor cooking classes, located at Mommas House about 15 minutes outside of Kota Kinabalu city.

Meet and greet by the host at your hotel and transfer to the “Tamu” (local market) at 9.00am, our driver will pick you up from hotel along with your family member to check out the Tamu or local market, here you will learn how the locals buy their food.

You’ll see produce, meats, seafood and fruits all grown locally for local consumption. After the market we will send you to Mommas House in one of the oldest local villages in the Kota Kinabalu area. Here you will be treated like family and learn the secret family recipes to cook like a Sabahan. Lets eat! Taste your dishes and Mommas dishes, eat what you cook at the house where you can interact, learn and generally get a deeper insight into family culture of Sabah.

At your leisure our driver will send you back to your hotel with a recipe book, some stories and definitely a full belly!
 
Trip Code: D-201A-T103
Country: Borneo
Depart From: Kota Kinabalu
Duration: 6 Hours
Type: Group Food
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes

Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises

Get together with your loved ones, friends or family, treat yourselves to an evening experience you will not forget. Venturing off on a sunset dinner cruise on a luxury catamaran is the perfect way to finish the day. An international buffet perfectly paired with charming scenery for an unforgettable evening at sea. The 2-hour scenic cruise takes you pass the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and down the central coast gliding along the citys famous Waterfront all in the warm glow of golden hour.

Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises

3.45-4.00PM: Get ready at the Hotel Lobby and you will be picking up to Sutera Marina Jetty.

4.30-4.45PM: Your tropical evening on the North Borneo Cruise begins at Sutera Marina Jetty. Get ready to become acquainted with the charms of Kota Kinabalu on a whole new level.

4.50PM: All aboard! Your evening unfolds along the sultry sun-tinged South China Sea, cruising pass the islands and water villages that dot Sabahs west coast. You are free to wander around the vessel. Panoramic ocean views, warmth of the setting sun and gentle sea breeze grace the upper-deck while a live band serenades the ethnic themed air-conditioned restaurant below with acoustic favorites.

5:15PM: Dinner will be served buffet style. Time to sink your teeth into Sabahs most sought after culinary experience. As the sun sets and the stars come out, Kota Kinabalus coastline now comes alive with dazzling city night lights. The North Borneo Cruise will glide across the Waterfront as you indulge in dessert or your next glass of wine.

7.00PM: Your rendezvous at sea comes to an end. You will disembark from the cruise at the Sutera Marina Jetty. Meet with your driver and return transfer to your staying hotel. Tour Ends.
 
Trip Code: D-201A-T104
Country: Borneo
Depart From: Kota Kinabalu
Duration: 3.50 Hours
Type: Group Food
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 1
Walk: Yes
Cruise: Yes

Exotic Borneo Jungle Biking Adventure from Kuching

Enjoy the 6-hour thrill of living an adventure as you go biking in exotic Borneo jungle. This tour is full of emotions, nature and adrenaline. Set a relaxed pace as you pass over bamboo bridge and a gentle river, with plenty of breaks to enjoy amazing scenery and discover tropical flora and fauna.

A fantastic trial with 90% of off-road single track. This trail takes you through a variety of exciting terrain including untouched tropical forest, winding ravines, natural bamboo garden and challenging rooty downhills. Best fun of all, take on the challenge of many river crossings by riding across suspended bridges, or carrying your bike over bamboo or log bridges.

Stop for a breather during the ride and open up your senses to the tropical jungle: listen for the call of tropical birds; observe the busy life of insects and small jungle animals; and discover the great variety of wild exotic plants such as pitcher plants, wild ginger and wild tropical fruits.

After all the exertion through the jungle, take a cool dip in a gentle flowing river for a well deserved break, before heading for lunch at a century old town to try out some exotic local food!

Please note that a level of fitness and off-road mountain biking experience is required for this tour.
 
Trip Code: D-201A-T301
Country: Borneo
Depart From: Kuchin
Duration: 6 Hours
Type: Group Adventure
Pickup: Yes
Drop-Off: Yes
Level: 3
Walk: Yes
Cycle: Yes

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