Malaysia – Borneo waterways
10 days from £2,842* per person Saving you £541 per person*
This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.
Day 1 Arrival in Kuching
Land in Kuching, where you’ll be greeted by your guide and accompanied to your hotel.
Day 2 Kuching
Start the day with a city tour, covering Chinatown, the Sarawak Museum, the golden-domed City Mosque and the Old Kuching quarter, as well as the heritage buildings of the White Rajah era. Finish off with a scenic river cruise.
Day 3 Kuching – Tayan – Sanggau
Board a boat to Tayan on the Kapuas River, where you’ll disembark for lunch and a walk around this river town, before sailing onward to Sanggau for an evening walk around the bustling port here.
Day 4 Sanggau – Sekadau
Board a longboat up the Sekayam River to see pounding waterfalls and hot springs in the jungle, then continue to the lively town of Sekadau. Board another boat to visit the Lawang Shrines on the rock face.
Day 5 Sekadau – Sintang
Another day on the water, coming ashore at Sintang to visit the old palace in this picturesque riverside town.
Day 6 Sintang – Selimbau
In the morning, visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre then set off on a truck ride to Bukit Kelam, an enormous rock. If you’re in good shape, you can scale it by rope ladder. If that doesn’t appeal, visit the longhouse at Ensaid Panjang, a centre for weaving.
Set off down a man-made canal (dug by Japanese soldiers in wartime) and moor overnight at the pretty town of Selimbau, built entirely on stilts.
Day 7 Selimbau – Sentarum National Park
Explore Selimbau with your guide then take to the water again for a lake cruise. You can stop and explore the shores or see more orangutans at a conservation centre.
Day 8 Sentarum lakes
Glide around on the lakes, looking out for proboscis monkeys, orangutans, crocodiles and birds. You can stop to fish or simply explore the local flora close up.
Day 9 Sentarum
Visit Pulau Melayu island and its shrines, glide past honey farms lining the shores and stop at pretty fishing villages.
Day 10 Home time
Leave the boat behind today. You’re back on the road to Kuching to catch your return flight.
*Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.
International flight is not included