Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak plus Anzac Day at Sandakan

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Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak

22 April 2024 - 13 days Last Seats!

from $6,845* pp twin | $7,830* solo

On this very special Asian adventure, we discover the extraordinary beauty and tragic history of North Borneo. Ride the rails in one of the world’s most exotic locations, explore fascinating cities and towns and attend the special Anzac Day dawn ceremony in Sandakan. Here we’ll remember the Australian and British soldiers who tragically perished in the death marches of 1945.

We begin our journey in Sandakan in Borneo where we’ll tour the town before being special guests at the Anzac Day memorial service held on the site of the devastatingly horrendous Prisoner of War camp. Explore Sepilok, the region’s premier wildlife rehabilitation and conservation centre, where we’ll visit the uncannily human Orangutan and watch the Sun Bears romp and play.

Continue on to the historic island of Labuan to discover the unique wildlife at the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort before exploring the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu National Park. Enjoy an extended stay in Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu where we join the North Borneo Railway, a reinvigorated remote colonial line. Our adventure is capped off with a trip to Sarawak and the fascinating, historic city of Kuching.

Join us on this special journey through vast unspoiled natural beauty, fascinating flora and fauna, vibrant modern cities, friendly people, and a wealth of rich stories, including a poignant legacy for remembrance and reflection.


Departs 22 April 2024 - 13 days

  • Welcome dinner
  • 3 nights Sandakan accommodation at the Sabah Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily
  • Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visist Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • Full day tour of Sandakan including lunch
  • Full day wildlife and birdlife cruise on the local lakes and rivers including breakfast and lunch
  • Attend the Anzac Day dawn service at the Sandakan Memorial Park including breakfast
  • Ferry crossing of Sandakan Bay
  • Kinabatangan River wildlife cruise
  • 2 nights Abai accommodation at the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort (or similar) with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night Kinabalu Park accommodation at Nepenthes Lodge (or similar) with breakfast
  • Optional tour to Kundasang War Memorial
  • 2 nights Kota Kinabalu accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu (or similar) with breakfast daily
  • Tour the Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Visit the Museum of Sabah
  • Economy class airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan including all taxes and fees
  • Guided tour of Labuan Island
  • Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery and Surrender Point
  • 1 night Labuan accommodation at the Grand Dorsett Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • Ferry crossing from Labuan to Menumbuk
  • Visit the Beaufort memorial to the Australian 9th division
  • Enjoy lunch and
  • Heritage rail travel aboard the North Borneo Railway from Beaufort Station to Tanjung Aru Station
  • 1 night Kota Kinabalu accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu (or similar) with breakfast
  • Economy class airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching including all taxes and fees
  • Walking tour of Old Kuching
  • Sunset cruise on the Sarawak River
  • Guided tour of Kuching including museum entries
  • Visit to Batu Lintang Japanese internment camp
  • Farewell dinner
  • 1 night Kuching accommodation at the The Waterfront Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • Return transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Group sightseeing and transfers throughout
  • Experienced Tour Escort


from: $6,845* pp twin
from: $7,830* solo

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Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak 2024

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