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Budget Borneo Birding II

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 12 people
Destination(s): Malaysia  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3400 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3400 US Dollar (USD)

Borneo is the world’s third largest island and typically conjures up images of a wild forest paradise where Orangutans, gibbons, broadbills and pittas roam the Bornean jungle! On this tour we will visit some of the island’s most famous birding sites, namely the fabled Mt. Kinabalu, Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sepilok and the Kinabatangan River. Habitats range from rich lowland and montane rainforest to coastal wetlands. A wide mix of highly sought-after, rare and endemic South East Asian birds can be expected on this fabulous birding adventure. As if this wasn’t enough, Borneo is also one of the very best countries in Asia to enjoy rainforest mammals, and we can expect some incredible creatures such as Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Bornean Gibbon, Mouse-Deers, Leopard Cat and, if we are very lucky, Bornean Clouded Leopard! This budget tour has been designed to provide prime Bornean birding and wildlife viewing at a more economical price and for those with less time to spare in the field.

THE TOUR AT A GLANCE…

DETAILS
Tour Dates - 2nd to 11th July (10 days)
Tour Price - US$ 3,400 per person sharing (see below)
US$ 165 approximate cost of domestic flights
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size - Limited to 12 participants with 1 M17026 leader and 1 local birding leader

THE ITINERARY
2nd July - Arrival in Kota Kinabalu, transfer to Mt. Kinabalu
3rd & 4th July - Mt. Kinabalu
5th July - Mt. Kinabalu to Sepilok
6th July - Sepilok Nature Conservancy
7th July - Sepilok Nature Sanctuary to Sukau (Kinabatangan River)
8th July - Sukau
9th July - Sukau to Tabin Wildlife Reserve
10th July - Tabin Wildlife Reserve
11th July - Tabin Wildlife Reserve to Kota Kinabalu

FINANCIAL ARANGEMENTS:
The fee for the Budget Borneo Birding tour is US$ 3,400 per person sharing. (Please note: The extension price does NOT include the domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +/- US$ 165 per person. We can book these flights on your behalf at no extra charge.)

A single supplement of US$ 700 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 Great British Pound (£) or Euro (€), or South Africa Rand (ZAR) then please see our website for the current exchange rate.

This includes:
•All breakfasts from day 2 to day 10;
•Lunches and dinners at Sukau and Tabin only;
•All lodgings during the tour;
•All ground transportation;
•Boat transfers and excursions as stated in the itinerary;
•All national park and other reserve entrance fees; and
•All guiding services of a local leader.

This excludes:
•ANY flights (see above);
•Visa fees;
•Optional excursions e.g. extended night drives at Tabin or night boat rides at Sukau;
•Any meals other than those mentioned above;
•Any beverages, including bottled drinking water;
•Any gratuities; and
•Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
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 (US$), 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 (where applicable) 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 8 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.

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 M17026 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.

Tipping: As noted above, gratuities (local leaders, drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc) are NOT included on this tour. Therefore, if you feel that your M17026 leader and/or any other people have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.

Please Note:
•It is important for the comfort of your fellow travellers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check in luggage and 8kg (+-18lb) for hand luggage.

•Fitness: This 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 and the lowland sites are always humid. 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 good standard and the hotels and resorts that we make use of are quite comfortable. There is no camping on this trip.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares. The tour will begin in Kota Kinabalu on day 1 at 6 a.m. It is often easier to 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 Kota Kinabalu on day 10. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance or advice in this regard, kindly contact the M17026 office.

FLIGHTS:
Kota Kinabalu is the main port of entry for international flights into Borneo and is best reached by direct flights from Kuala Lumpur as there are a number of flights daily on Air Malaysia. Other airlines that service this airport are Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong and Singapore airlines via Singapore. 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 domestic flights on your behalf.

IMPORTANT: please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the M17026 office for confirmation on the status of the tour.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price (Per Person) €2,700 * £2,160 * USD3,400 * ZAR37,790
Single Supplement €560 * £450 * USD700 * ZAR7,780

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
Excludes Flight costs.

About This Supplier
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Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007
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At M17026 we have been delivering unbeatable birding and wildlife holidays since 1998. Our birding tours are professionally guided, fun and educational. They follow expertly planned itineraries and represent exceptional value for money. If you have not yet experienced the joys of world birding with us, we would be...

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