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Stuffed with several wonders, panoramic views, scenic beaches, alluring landscapes, majestic mountains, and charming wildlife, the world has much for everyone. There is no shortage of amazing destinations wherein you can spend your vacations peacefully wondering about the natural creation, and Malaysia is one of the top destinations.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Kota Kinabalu

  • Airport to Hotel
  • Stay Included

Embark on your Malaysia vacation by stepping into Kota Kinabalu. From there, head on your own to the hotel. In case you need a transfer facility from the Airport to the hotel, i.e., Hotel Grandis, then you can surely avail of this facility by getting it pre-booked.

If you have requested the arrival transfer facility, then we will pick you up from the Airport and drop you at the hotel via car.

Day 2

Enjoy a Boat Trip to Kinabalu

  • Boat Trip Kota Kinabalu
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Just a quick 30-minute boat ride away from the bustling city of Kota Kinabalu lies a hidden treasure – Ara Dinawan Island. This pristine island boasts secluded beaches and crystalline waters, inviting visitors to partake in snorkeling adventures and kayak explorations. Ara Dinawan Island is a testament to Sabah's natural wonders, where its untouched, unspoiled beauty is an exclusive gift of its location. Renowned as one of Sabah's most captivating islands, it remains untainted by human interference.

Upon arrival, your boat will transport you directly to the enchanting coral reefs. Here, seasoned snorkeling guides will lead you to the best spots, revealing the hidden treasures beneath the waves. Alternatively, you may opt for the serene experience of kayaking through the immaculate, glass-like waters that surround the island.

Ara Dinawan Island offers the perfect escape, whether you seek a day of respite or an entire weekend of tranquility. It provides an idyllic setting to unwind and rejuvenate your senses amidst nature's serenity.

After your island sojourn, return to Kota Kinabalu by boat, leaving the evening open for you to enjoy at your leisure. Explore the city's culture, savor local cuisine, or simply relax as you reflect on the natural wonders of Ara Dinawan Island.

Boat Trip Kota Kinabalu   (30 minutes)

Boat Trip Kota Kinabalu

Day 3

Discover Kota Kinabalu Park

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast

Following a hearty breakfast, your day's adventure begins with a scenic drive towards the foothills of the majestic Mount Kinabalu. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to make refreshing stops at local vendor's shops, where you can sample delightful local produce and take brief breaks to soak in the surroundings.

Your initial destination is the renowned Poring Hot Springs, a favored retreat for locals during weekends and public holidays. Here, you'll find a range of attractions to explore, including a captivating canopy walk, a picturesque butterfly garden, and a vibrant orchid garden. The canopy walk entails a steep 15-minute hike to reach the starting point, but the breathtaking views that await make the effort entirely worthwhile.

Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at Kinabalu National Park, where you'll be greeted by an experienced guide ready to lead you along the trails in Malaysia's first world heritage site. The park offers various trail options tailored to your fitness level and interests. This area, including the mountain and its surroundings, holds immense ecological significance as one of the most vital biological sites globally. With over 800 species of orchids, 600 species of ferns, 326 bird species, and the distinction of being the richest habitat in the world for Nepenthes insectivorous pitcher plants (with five of the thirteen species found nowhere else on earth), it is a nature lover's paradise.

As your day of exploration concludes, you'll return to Kota Kinabalu, where the evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Whether you choose to further immerse yourself in local culture, indulge in the city's cuisine, or simply unwind, you'll have the perfect opportunity to reflect on the incredible experiences of the day.

Day 4

Check Out Local Customs at Kota Kinabalu Top of Form

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today, venture into the lush countryside just an hour away from Kota Kinabalu to embark on an enriching cultural journey. Immerse yourself in the local customs and traditions of the Kiulu community, offering a deep connection to their way of life.

The day unfolds with captivating vistas of vibrant paddy fields, idyllic farms, serene woodlands, and rolling green peaks that define the serene charm of Kiulu. This immersive experience promises to leave an indelible mark, inviting you to return for further exploration.

Your adventure begins with a visit to a local market where you'll procure essential ingredients before heading to the location of your cooking class. A skilled local chef will guide you in crafting traditional Sabahan dishes. Lunch will feature your culinary creations, complemented by a selection of authentic Sabahan delicacies.

After your satisfying meal, take the opportunity to cool off in the refreshing river waters before the journey back to Kota Kinabalu. This cultural and culinary expedition promises a memorable and authentic glimpse into the heart of Sabah's traditions.

Day 5

Transfer from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

  • Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Stay Included

This morning, you'll be smoothly transferred to Kota Kinabalu Airport in preparation for your inclusive flight to Sandakan.

Upon reaching Sandakan, a scenic road journey awaits as you head towards the local jetty, where you'll embark on a boat ride to Selingan Island. This island is renowned for its turtle hatchery, and the one-hour boat journey will treat you to picturesque views of charming fishing villages and bamboo fishing traps along the way.

Selingan Turtle Island is a haven where green turtles visit year-round to lay their eggs. In the afternoon, you can relish the opportunity for swimming, snorkeling, or simply indulge in leisurely moments on the island's pristine beaches. Snorkeling gear is readily available for rent.

As evening descends, prepare to be moved by the remarkable sight of giant green turtles making their way ashore to nest under the moonlit sky. You'll witness dedicated researchers as they release and guide the protected hatchlings on their remarkable journey into the ocean. It's crucial to exercise caution, as this is a delicate environment. Following instructions from your guide and local rangers is imperative to minimize any impact on the turtles.

For an immersive experience, you'll spend the night on the Selingan Turtle Island Chalet, allowing you to be even closer to this incredible natural phenomenon.

Day 6

Explore the unusual attractions of Sandakan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Stay Included

Following a satisfying breakfast, embark on a return boat journey that will bring you back to the mainland, marking the start of your exploration of Sandakan and its captivating points of interest.

Begin your journey at the poignant Sandakan Memorial Park, situated adjacent to the original Sandakan Prisoner of War (POW) Camp. This solemn park serves as a tribute to the enduring sacrifice and suffering endured by Australian and British soldiers who were held as Prisoners of War by the Japanese during the years 1942 to 1945.

Your next destination is the Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, perched atop a steep hill, offering a magnificent panoramic view of Sandakan Bay and the Town Centre. Continue your cultural voyage with a visit to St. Michael's Church, one of Sabah's oldest churches, showcasing a century-old edifice where the teachings of Christianity have echoed for generations.

The Agnes Keith Museum awaits your exploration, providing insights into the colonial era and the lives of Agnes and Harry Keith. Harry Keith was the pioneering conservator of the Forestry Department in Sabah, while Agnes was renowned for her three iconic books - "Land Below the Wind," "Three Came Home," and "White Man Returns."

As the day unfolds, take a moment to pause at a nearby English tea house, where you can savor lunch while reveling in yet another breathtaking view, this time of Sandakan Nature City. Finally, check-in at your hotel and relish the remainder of the day at your leisure, allowing you to unwind and reflect on your enriching Sandakan journey. Reach the Sabah Hotel Sandakan to stay overnight.

Day 7

Wandering Through the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today's adventure takes you to the enchanting Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, a unique haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Nestled within a lush mangrove forest and surrounded by cultivated lands, this sanctuary provides an extraordinary opportunity to witness the captivating proboscis monkeys up close and personal. As you visit, be prepared to capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you observe these fascinating primates. From a specially designated observation area, you can marvel at their distinctive features and behaviors.

While observing the proboscis monkeys, keep a keen eye out for other remarkable wildlife that frequently graces the sanctuary, including silver-leaf monkeys, macaques, hornbills, and kingfishers. This sanctuary is a treasure trove of biodiversity, offering you the chance to connect with nature in a unique and unforgettable way.

In the afternoon, you have the freedom to spend your time at leisure, whether it's further exploration, relaxation, or simply relishing the memories of your wildlife encounter at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

Day 8

Exploring the Prominent Sites of Malaysia

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Stay Included

Today, your journey leads you to one of Malaysia's cherished treasures, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. This sanctuary plays a crucial role in rehabilitating these remarkable creatures, preparing them for a return to the wild after lives of domestication or being orphaned. At the Interpretation Centre, you can also watch an informative film about the orangutan rehabilitation process.

From there, you'll make a short walk to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, a haven for rescued Sun Bears that have endured years of mistreatment and confinement in cages.

Leaving civilization behind, your adventure takes you deep into the lush jungle along the Kinabatangan River, stretching 560km in length. This river's floodplain teems with diverse wildlife, including majestic mammals, playful primates, vibrant birds, reptiles, and fascinating insects. Upon reaching your rainforest lodge, you'll check in and savor a delightful lunch.

In the afternoon, your first river safari awaits, offering a glimpse into the untouched rainforest habitat and its mesmerizing wildlife and avian inhabitants.

Return to the Bilit Rainforest Lodge with time to refresh before a satisfying dinner, concluding a day filled with unforgettable encounters in the heart of nature.

Day 9

Watch out for Kinabatangan River wildlife

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, embrace Borneo's natural wonders with morning and evening river safaris on the Kinabatangan River. Witness unique wildlife, including gibbons, pygmy elephants, orangutans, and proboscis monkeys, along with a diverse bird population. In the evening, explore the lodge's surroundings on a nature walk to encounter nocturnal creatures.

Day 10

End of Tour

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel To Airport

It's the departure day. From Borneo, you'll be transferred to the Sandakan Airport (SDK) via car, as per your return flight.

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  • Transfer
  • Stay Included
  • Dinner as per Itinerary
  • Flight
  • Boat Trip to Kinabalu.
  • Explore Kinabalu National Park.
  • Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.
  • A Day Tour to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center.
  • Watch a Short Movie at the Interpretation Centre.
  • Enjoy River Safari.
  • Check out Borneo's natural wonders.

Hotels

Day 1-2-3

Kota Kinabalu

Hotel Grandis

Day 5

Sandakan

Selingan Turtle Island

Day 6-7

Selingan Turtle Island

Sabah Hotel Sandakan

Day 8-9

Sandakan

Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Accommodation at Hotel Grandis: 3 Nights

Accommodation at Selingan Turtle Island: 1 Night

Accommodation at Sabah Hotel Sandakan: 2 Nights

Accommodation at Bilit Rainforest Lodge: 2 Nights

Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan (Economy Class)

Group Departure to Sandakan Airport (SDK)

Breakfast: Daily

Lunch: 8

Dinner: 3

Travel Insurance

Additional charges for Extra Activities

Hotel included in package:

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Malaysia Package for 9 nights and 10 days : Frequently asked questions

Yes. This destination is home to numerous alluring landmarks, which makes it one of the top tourist destinations.

A few of the must-visit places in Malaysia are Kota Kinabalu, Selingan Turtle Island, Sandakan, Sepilok, Kinabatangan.

No. Buying travel insurance isn't restricted at all. However, to add a protective layer, you can definitely go ahead to buy travel insurance.

Yes. Travelers are provided with the choice to modify/customize their vacation package depending on their preferences and convenience.

Well, this is quite a subjective matter as it varies depending on the number of spots that you have included to explore in your Malaysia vacation packages. But, on average, spending around 3 weeks (i.e., 21 days) in Malaysia is quite perfect to explore all the major sites.

Malay, the official language of Malaysia, is spoken widely, followed by English. So, if you are comfortable in speaking English, you probably won’t encounter any language barriers.

With pristine beaches and alluring tourist landmarks, Malaysia is undoubtedly a perfect family-friendly destination.

Yes. The country offers many exotic destinations wherein you can unhesitatingly enjoy nightlife. Moreover, the nightlife spots compel the visitors to get boozy in the vibrant colors.