4.3
13 reviews
Essential Borneo - Intrepid Travel
11 days

Essential Borneo

From Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
18 to 29
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
16388
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$1,940
-10%
US $1,746
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Itinerary

Start and end in Kota Kinabalu! With the adventure tour Essential Borneo, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and 3 other destinations in Malaysia. Essential Borneo includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Kota Kinabalu
  2. Day 2: Kinabatangan River
  3. Day 3: Kinabatangan River
  4. Day 4: Sepilok
  5. Day 5: Sepilok
  6. Day 6: Kinabalu National Park
  7. Day 7: Mt Kinabalu
  8. Day 8: Poring Hot Springs
  9. Day 9: Poring Hot Springs
  10. Day 10: Kota Kinabalu
  11. Day 11: Kota Kinabalu
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
4 nights
Hotel
2 nights
Home-stay
1 night
Camping
1 night
Resort
2 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I have done a number of group tours in the past, however this was my first intrepid tour. I did not know what to expect and was incredibly impressed by all aspects of the tour. Our local guide Hasif, is truely passionate and enthusiastic about his role... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Well managed, a fantastic guide (thanks Hasif!!) and a great way to get around Borneo without feeling too much like a loud, intrusive tourist
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Great itinerary and awesome guide. Hasif shared a lot of his knowledge about Sabah. The mountain climb was stunning.
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Had great fun on this trip, saw lots of wildlife and met great people! Our tour guide Hasif was a major reason for our excellent experience.
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The trip was very good with many experiences included.
    Trip date: February 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Manuiel Gidiun was an excellent guide with exceptional knowledge about the wildlife, culture, history and geography of Sabah and Malaysia. He often went out of his way to make the experience more enjoyable and organised the the trip very well. Sabah in... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The trip was made amazing by our leader Manuel, who's passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for his home country was the highlight of my trip.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Whilst we experienced some itinerary changes and weather concerns, our guide was very good in adapting to the changes well and ensuring our time and money were well spent. Our guide was full of knowledge regarding both the sites we visited and... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I gave this score because of my excellent trip leader. He was happy, accommodating, and always sought to ensure we were having a great time. What was lacking was the value for money and itinerary. We had a fair bit of free time that could have resulted... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The itinerary was quite poorly planned, although our guide did absolutely everything within his power to make the plans work. We had a lot of free time in areas which were very remote with literally NOTHING to do! I had signed up to this group thinking... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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Dates & Availability

11 days
Essential Borneo
From Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu
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FAQs

  • Can a 50 year old in good shape and loves adventure, join this trip?

    Unfortunately Geckos is a youth tour operator and has a strict age restriction of 18-29 years old.

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Good to Know

  • About the country

    Currencies

    RM
    Ringgit
    Malaysia

    Plugs & Adapters

    Malaysia

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Malaysia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 1 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 1 June 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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