On this adventure we will visit some of Asia’s most famous birding sites including Fraser’s Hill, the grand Taman Negara National Park, Danum Valley - protecting the largest rainforest in South East Asia - and the fabled Mt. Kinabalu. Habitats range from lowland and montane rainforest to mangrove swamps and extensive coastal mudflats, and these host a rich mix of typical South East Asian birds as well as a number of rare species and Bornean endemics. As if this weren’t enough this is one of the best countries in Asia to enjoy rainforest mammals and we can expect some incredible creatures including Orangutan, several species of Gibbon, Mouse-Deers and, if we are lucky, Leopard Cat!
Join us for what is sure to be an awesome, exotic blend of fabulous birds, mammals and amazing scenery!
The tour at a glance…
-Tour Dates - 17th March to 4th April (19 days)
-Tour Price - MYR 20,750 per person sharing (see below)
MYR 1,700 approximate cost of domestic flights
(Tour price fixed in MYR, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
-Tour Size - A maximum of 10 participants with 1 RBT leader & 1 local birding leader
-17th March - Arrival in Kuala Lumpur, transfer to Kuala Selangor
-18th March - Kuala Selangor to Fraser’s Hill
-19th & 20th March - Fraser’s Hill
-21st March - Fraser’s Hill to Taman Negara National Park
-22nd to 24th March - Taman Negara National Park
-25th March - Taman Negara to Mt. Kinabalu via Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu (Borneo)
-26th to 28th March - Mt. Kinabalu
-29th March - Mt. Kinabalu to Danum Valley via Kota Kinabalu and Lahad Datu (flight)
-30th & 31st March - Danum Valley
-1st April - Danum Valley to Kinabatangan River
-2nd April - Kinabatangan River
-3rd April - Kinabatangan River to Kota Kinabalu via Sandakan (flight)
-4th April - Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur and depart
This tour can be linked with:
-Borneo - Black Oriole & Dulit Frogmouth Extension I 5th to 10th April US$ TBA
The fee for the Peninsular Malaysia & Borneo – Rainforest Birds & Mammals tour is MYR 20,750 per person sharing. (Please note: The price does not include the domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +/ MYR 1,700 per person. We can book these flights on your behalf at no extra charge.)
A single supplement of MYR 4,250 will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
Should you wish to pay for this tour in US Dollar ($), Great British Pound (£) or Euro (€), then please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.
-All meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 19;
-Bottled drinking water;
-All lodgings during the tour;
-All ground transportation;
-Night drives until 4 km mark in Danum Valley;
-Boat transfers as stated in the itinerary;
-All national park and other reserve entrance fees; and
-All guiding services (including tips for local guides and services).
-Optional excursions e.g. extended night drive at Danum Valley and night boat trip at Sukau;
-Special gratuities; and
-Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies (see website for all 4 currencies). The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (MYR – Malaysian Ringgit), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) The same applies to approximate domestic flight and single supplement rates, which are also quoted in the respective fixed currency.
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 6 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged. Group sizes of 6 and 7 will be with a local birding leader only. Once the group size reaches 8 participants then a leader will accompany the group.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc) are included on this tour. However, this does not include your leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.
-It is important for the comfort of your fellow travelers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20 kg (44 lb) for check in luggage and 8 kg (+-18 kg) for hand luggage.
-Fitness: This Malaysia-Borneo tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health as most of the birding will be done on foot, and may require walking for several hours at a time. Some of these trails can be quite steep and slippery, especially after rain. Should you have any physical limitations, please notify us in advance of departure. Please note that for much of the tour you will be far away from modern medical facilities.
-Accommodation throughout the trip is of a generally high standard and the hotels and resorts that we make use of range from comfortable to rather luxurious. There is no camping on this trip.
Arrival and departure details:
This tour does not include any airfares. The tour will depart from Kuala Lumpur on day 1 by 8 am so kindly arrive in advance of this time on this day or arrive the day before. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude by mid afternoon in Kuala Lumpur on day 19. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance or advice in this regard kindly contact the office.
Kuala Lumpur is the main port of entry for international flights into Malaysia and is well serviced by many of the world’s major airlines. As our guests come from all over the planet we do not include international flights in our tour prices. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. We can, however, book the internal flights on your behalf. Important: please do not book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
Tour Price (Per Person) €5,150 * £4,120 * MYR20,750 * USD6,630
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