Sarawak Up The River

7 days from £2,100 pp incl flights, accommodation & transfers

Rafting on the Mekong, enjoying a sumptuous meal in Hanoi - here is Indochina

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Sabah is the rugged frontier of fast forwarding Malaysia, but therein lies it’s attraction, for even if Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Malacca can provide a veneer of manicured and efficient facilities, Sabah provides a taste of the primeval where the natural landscape crowned by majestic Mt Kinabalu takes pride of place

Kuching Water Front

The aboriginal peoples of Sabah are those who because they only joined the Malay federation in 1963 have been able to hold onto their traditions even though headhunting which was prominent until after the 2nd World War is no longer part of their custom

The Turtle Islands national park are three small islands roped off from development, you are able to visit even though it has been given over for the convenience of the turtles primarily. Very commendable

The Sarawak Coast

The waters around Palau Sipadan are seas that Jacques Cousteau would have relished and indeed snorkeling around these waters are all potentially part of a tour around Sabah
Day 1 - Kuching

• Day 1: Arrival in Kuching with a transfer to the hotel, settling in after the long journey. The evening is enhanced by a visit to a gourmet seafood emporium which will match Southend’s or Scarborough’s I’m sure!

Day 2 - Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

• Day 2: After breakfast a trip to the Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the care of these endangered animals and to see the efforts made to conserve their environment. Afterwards a city tour of Kuching with the Pek Kong temple and St Josephs church featuring as highlights

• Day 3: After breakfast embark on a trip to the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort which is along the pan-Borneo highway, you then check in and spend the night at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort

Day 4 - Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort

• Day 4: Departing after breakfast you then journey along the Sawarak waterways to the realm of the Iban people who invite you into their longhouses and perform their traditional dances and songs not to mention their preparation of indigenous cuisines too. Overnight at the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort

• Day 5: After parting pleasantries you depart back to Kuching stopping off at the Ranchang pool waterfalls. Overnight at the original Kuching hotel

Day 6 - Bako National Park

• Day 6: A visit to the Bako National Park is undertaken with a detour to a fishing village and trekking through mangroves and various tropical flora. You then travel back to Kuching and to the hotel by the evening

• Day 7: After breakfast you are then transferred to the airport for an international flight back to the UK

Kuching Harbour Cats of Kuching