Borneo Wildlife Explorer and Langkawi Beaches
An in-depth adventure to see Borneo’s unique wildlife, natural wonders, culture and endangered creatures before a deluxe beach finale on Langkawi Island
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Completely private tours of Penampang, Kinabatangan, Danum Valley and Kuala Lumpur
- Sun Bear and Orangutan Excursion
- Private tour options in Kota Kinabalu, Sepilok Nature Resort and Langkawi
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Enjoy a complete and privileged tour of Borneo’s inimitable wildlife kingdom and prolific natural habitats, book-ended with time on both Borneo and Langkawi’s best shorelines.
Begin with a relaxing stay on the idyllic beaches or coral islands near Kinabalu to include a private cultural tour of Penampang. Then it’s onto Sandakan and Sepilok to see Orang-Utans, Sun Bears and other endangered wildlife up close in the town’s renowned Rehabilitation centre. You will then journey into the wilderness of the Kinabatangan River to try and spot these animals in the wild along with other prolific fauna in your daily safari expeditions. Your next destination, to really round off your wildlife exploration of Borneo, is the largely uninhabited and pristine rainforest of the Danum Valley to try and spot wild pygmy elephants, the clouded leopard, gibbons, Orang-utans and if you’re really lucky perhaps a Malayan sun bear or Sumatran rhino. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur on your way to the Jewel of Kedah, otherwise known as Langkawi Island, to conclude your trip on these tropical shores.
Example Trip Itinerary
Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Private transfer from Kota Kinabalu to your chosen accommodation
Resorts in Kota Kinabalu
- 48 timbered villas
- Thirty minute speed boat ride from Kota Kinabalu
- Private balconies
- Three dining locations
- PADI Dive Centre
- Use of Solace Spa at Gayana Eco Resort
- Use of the Marine Ecology Research Centre at Gayana Eco Resort
Just thirty minutes from Kota Kinabalu, this scenic resort is nestled in on a secluded bay with fine white sands on its doorstep and an ancient verdant jungle for its backdrop. With its 48 timbered villas, high quality service and picturesque backdrop, this is the ultimate heavenly hideaway. The hand-crafted villas unite traditional Borneo design with modern-day comforts, ensuring every your every need is met. Private balconies offer beach views, while the larger accommodations boast wraparound decks alongside personal plunge pools. Dining here consists of the contemporary European bistro, Koi, the relaxed, oceanfront Pantai Grill and the atmospheric Wine Cave. Leisure is also well catered for with the use of Solace Spa at sister and nearby property, Gayana Eco Resort, alongside a long list of exciting activities from kayaking to jungle trekking.
- 52 villas
- Thirty minute speed boat ride from Kota Kinabalu
- On-site Marine Ecology Research Centre
- PADI Dive centre
- Three dining spots
- Function and meeting rooms
The densely forested Gaya Island sits just off Borneo’s coastline and the Gayana Eco Resort is one of the best places to stay here. The environmentally conscious resort boasts 52 sumptuous villas which not only sit out on the water but command views of the impressive Mount Kinabalu. The villas combines neat local style with an array of modern comforts. The dining options consist of Alu Alu Seafood, Macac Restaurant and Latitude Lounge where healthy, fresh and delicious dishes make up the menus. You can choose to dine here or within the comfort of your own private deck. Gayana also has a good spa but if you want to get active however, this beautiful resort also provides lots to get involved with. Just some of the activities include discovering the ocean’s vibrant gems whist snorkelling, to playing marine biologist for the day at the on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre.
- 416 guestrooms
- Six dining spots
- Eco-friendly championship golf course
- Chi spa
- Swimming pool
- Children’s fun club
Found on the enchanting Pantai Dalit beach, the majestic Shangri La Rasa Ria boasts an impressive array of facilities and services to accompany its jaw-dropping setting. The 416 Malay themed guestrooms are split between the garden and ocean wings where tranquillity and privacy prevail. While the garden rooms come furnished with touches of nature and such as a pretty garden with sea views, the premier ocean wing rooms provide complete extravagance and comfort. Various dining tastes are taken care of with Malaysian, Western and Asian dishes all available. An abundance of recreational activities from wind surfing to looking after baby Orang-utans means leisure pursuits are seen to as well. The vast list of amenities here encompasses an eco-friendly championship golf course, six dining locations, a swimming pool and spa. Shangri La Rasa Ria is approximately 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu airport.
Depending on your chosen accommodation around the town of Kota Kinabalu, be it an idyllic island offshore or one of the beachfront properties; spend your days relaxing on the beach, jetty or pool to exploring the underwater life, reefs, local towns and tropical coastline of this part of Borneo. You can do as much or as little as you like, just speak to your personal travel designer about how you wish to spend your time here.
Private transfer to Kota Kinabalu
Spend a delightful evening watching the sunset from scenic Signal Hill, where you'll have the opportunity to pick up handicrafts and curio from a night market before enjoying a fresh seafood dinner and watch a cultural dance.
Private transfer from to Kota Kinabalu
A full day exploring Borneo’s culture and heritage. You will visit a vibrant, bustling market at Penampang, temples and churches before cruising down a river to visit the Monosopiad cultural village where you will learn about the Borneo history of headhunting.
Private Transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport
Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
Private transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort
Check in to your comfortable guestroom at Sepilok Nature Resort.
Today you will come face to face with the incredible endangered animals of this area. The eight hour long excursion will include sights of man's closest relative, the Orangutan, and the Sun Bear.
Cruise into the Mangrove Forest and Sakau Village for two nights at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Look out for proboscis monkey, orang-utan, gibbons, pygmy elephant and hornbills on the river cruises during your stay. You will also visit the atmospheric Sandakan Market.
Private Transfer from Kinabatangan to Danum Valley
Check in to your delightful chalet at the award-winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge.
Spend two nights with an English speaking guide exploring the remote Danum Valley, home to the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, Orang Utans and 275 species of bird. During your stay you will enjoy a nature presentation, canopy treetop walks, dips in waterfall pools and tubing through the valley.
Private transfer from Danum Valley to Lahad Datu
Flight from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Private Transfer from Kuala Lumpur Airport to your chosen hotel
Accommodation in Kuala Lumpur
- 21 rooms
- Wireless Internet
- Lagoon pool
- Rooftop area
Ten minutes out of the city centre, Villa Samadhi sits in one of Kuala Lumpur’s more tranquil and affluent neighbourhoods. Beautiful Asian antiques and a luxury, ethnic Malay style mix to make this a genuine sanctuary amid one of the busiest cities in Asia. The spacious and lavish guestrooms boast an array of luxurious features, with large beds, walk-in wardrobes, oversized plunge tubs and private balconies. Besides these grand, contemporary pieces, exquisite Asian antiquities dot the rooms, adding cultural elements to the decor. All ground floor guestrooms are based beside the lagoon pool; this cool spot is the perfect place to unwind and while away the day. Dining is also taken care of at Villa Samadhi with Mandi-Mandi, the all-day dining room which serves up delicious cuisine exclusively for guests.
- 602 rooms, 41 suites, 51 executive apartments
- Spa and wellness facilities
- Twice daily housekeeping
Right in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur, among lush gardens and close to the immense Petronas Twin Towers, this high-end hotel boasts stylish interiors, expansive rooms and an array of delicious dining options. Ten dining spots are on offer here with cuisines varying from Oriental to Mediterranean. With all rooms and suites offering magnificent city vistas, the accommodation at Mandarin Oriental is a lavish space where guests can relax and enjoy the comforts of top quality service. This sense of relaxation extends from the guestrooms to the spa and wellness facilities. Indulge in some tranquil treatments, or take one of the many classes at the modern fitness centre. Sporting pursuits are also taken care of with an outdoor infinity edge pool, two outdoor tennis courts and two indoor squash courts all available.
- 571 guestrooms
- Airport transfer
- Business Centre and conference rooms
- Foreign exchange counter
- Postal and courier service
- Babysitting / Child Care
- Car rental
Found in Kuala Lumpur’s centre, Shangri La Traders blends the highest levels of comfort with excellent, personalised service from a skilled team. The 571 refined rooms are a serene and modern space where guests can overlook the city’s skyline or park scenes. With the city’s commercial, retail and entertainment centre sitting right on the hotel’s doorstep, Shangri La Traders boasts the ideal location. Making the most of its eye-catching setting, the hotel possesses a rooftop swimming pool and spa, as well as the rooftop SkyBar. High on the 33rd floor, this is a much-loved spot for locals and out-of-towners alike serving up some delectable cocktails. After a couple of sundowners go dine on either gourmet Western or Asian cuisine at the resident restaurants, Gobo Chit Chat and Gobo Upstairs Lounge.
Explore this bustling metropolis, a potent blend of the old and new. For your time here, Jacada Travel will recommend and arrange privately guided excursions to see the best the city has to offer. For an overnight stay we can arrange many a fine dining experience, which this city and country as well renowned for.
Spend an evening visiting an atmospheric temple and the open air bazaar of Chinatown before enjoying a traditional Malay buffet and cultural show.
Private transfer to Kuala Lumpur Airport
Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
Private transfer to The Datai
Check in to your handsomely appointed guestroom at The Datai.
Spend your time at The Datai taking advantage of its amenities which consist of a professional spa, tennis courts, swimming pools and an eighteen hole championship golf course. What's more, discover the surrounding area of Langkawi. Wander the pristine beaches, explore the rural localities and the tropical rainforests. Jacada Travel will recommend and arrange excursions that will keep you as busy or as relaxed as you wish.
Watch the sun go down, with a cocktail in hand, on board a luxury yacht.
Private Transfer to Langkawi Airport
Flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur
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Borneo Wildlife Explorer and Langkawi Beaches
How We Work
We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.