8 Days Highlands & Islands

Cool highlands of Sabah, rainforests of the Croker Range, coffee plantations of Tenom, the wildlife of Klias river and the tropical relaxation of Tiga IslandSabah Highlands & Islands

8 Days Sabah Highlands & Islands

Day 1Arrive Kota Kinabalu. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. At leisure for the rest of the day

Day 2Kota Kinabalu - Kipandi Butterfly Park - Rafflesia Information Centre - Tenom

Day 3Tenom coffee plantation tour - Klias River Safari

Day 4Pulau Tiga island

Day 5Pulau Tiga island

Day 6Pulau Tiga - Kota Kinabalu

Day 7Kota Kinabalu - Mari Mari Cultural Village

Day 8Check out and transfer to aiport. END OF TOUR


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Explore the highlands and relax in the islands!

Take a scenic drive into the cool highlands of Borneo starting from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. During this 7 night sejour you will visit the quiet and authentic areas of Sabah, including Kipandi Butterfly Park, the Rafflesia centre, and enjoy a guided tour the Fatt Choi Coffee plantations before traveling back toward the coast of Borneo for a wildlife river cruise and a boat trip to enjoy paradise on Pulau Tiga the original "survivor island" where you can swim, snorkel or even try some scuba diving.

Day 1: KOTA KINABALU
Arrive Kota Kinabalu. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. At leisure for the rest of the day

Accommodation: PACIFIC SUTERA HARBOUR RESORT
Included: Airport Transfer and Accommodation
Not included: No meals are included today

Day 2: KOTA KINABALU - BUTTERFLY PARK - RAFFLESIA CENTRE - TENOM
After breakfast meet at the hotel lobby for your scenic highlands trip to Kipandi Butterly Park situated within the cool crispy mountain area of the Crocker Range. Home to more than 100 species of butterfly and a collection of more than 1500 species of beetles, this park is perfect for those interested in both the entomology world and native orchids of Borneo (there are 400 species of orchids at the park). The trip includes a demonstration on setting of dried specimens for collectors, bird watching and a night insect show. After lunch we continue to the Rafflesia Centre where we walk along the forest trails in search of the Rafflesia - the worlds largest flower. If there is enough time we will stop at the Bamboo furniture factory before proceeding to Tenom for check in at the Fatt Choi Coffee Cabins.

Accommodation: FATT CHOI COFFEE CABINS
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Guide, Lunch, Dinner, Park Entrance Fees, Accommodation

Day 3: TENOM COFFEE TOUR - KLIAS RIVER CRUISE
Tenom, a delightful rural town situated in Sabah's unspoiled interior, is home to Tenom Fatt Choi Coffee. An optional morning call at 6.00am is followed at 6.30 by an hour of relaxing "Tai-Chi" - a wonderful way to begin the day. Alternatively wake up for breakfast at 8:00. After breakfast there is a guided educational tour of the mini plantation, and the coffee factory, where visitors learn to roast, and brew, Tenom Fatt Choi coffee. After lunch you will be transported to the Klias Wetlands, where a gentle cruise along the Klias river will allow you to see Proboscis monkeys with their large pendulous noses and long thick tails, and also other species of monkey such as Macaque (long tail), the Langurs popularly known as the Leaf monkeys, namely the Maroon or Red Leaf, Hose's or Grey Leaf,the White Fronted Langur, the Silvered Leaf (most common in Klias wetland) and the Banded Langur.

Accommodation: KLIAS RIVER LODGE
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Guide, Lunch, Dinner, Park Entrance Fees, Accommodation

Day 4: KLIAS - PULAU TIGA
After breakfast we will drive a short distance to Kuala Penyu to take the boat to Pulau Tiga Resort on "Survivor Island". You will arrive before lunch and have time to settle into your accommodation, before enjoying the empty, unspoilt beaches and tranquility of Pulau Tiga Island. The whole Island, which is about eight square miles, was gazetted as a National Park and has been protected by Sabah parks since 1978 in order to protect the wonderful natural environment that Pulau Tiga has to offer.

Accommodation: PULAU TIGA RESORT
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Lunch, Tea, Dinner, Accommodation

Day 5: PULAU TIGA
A few years ago Pulau Tiga played host to the hit television series "Survivor Island". They chose Pulau Tiga for its outstanding natural beauty. Pulau Tiga has now returned to a peaceful state, and the South China sea that surrounds the island is full of marine life flickering around the corals. For the individuals looking for natural beauty therapy, take a walk up the hill behind the resort and bathe in the mud volcanoes. Other optional activities that you can arrange while here include: Kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and banana-boat rides.

Accommodation: PULAU TIGA RESORT
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner, Accommodation

Day 6: PULAU TIGA - KOTA KINABALU
Checking out from Pulau Tiga after lunch you will be transported to Kota Kinabalu. Rest of the day at leisure

Accommodation: PACIFIC SUTERA HARBOUR RESORT
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Transportation, Accommodation
Not included: Dinner

Day 7: KOTA KINABALU - MARI MARI
Morning and afternoon at leisure. In the evening, proceed to Mari Mari Cultural Village for an introduction to the lifestyle and customs of 5 ethnic groups of Sabah ; the Dusun, the Runggus, the Lundayeh, the Bajau and the Murut. Enjoy the show of the ethnic dances. Each ethnic group has its own distinct musical and dance forms although there are many similarities and several of the major instruments are common to all. Distinction is often found in different combinations of instruments, varying dance styles, tempos and tunings.

Accommodation: PACIFIC SUTERA HARBOUR RESORT
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Mari Mari Cultural Village entrance fee, dinner, Accommodation
Not Included: Lunch

Day 8: KOTA KINABALU
Free at leisure until time for check out. Transfer to the airport for your onward bound flight.

Included: Breakfast, Transportation to Airport

Price From: RM TBA