2019 Borneo Expedition – The Last Frontier

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  • Duration: 16 days
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Join us on this once in a lifetime adventure. If you are craving for the ultimate tropical adventure, now is the time. The 2019 Borneo Expedition – The Last Frontier, is a road adventure covering the Malaysian states of Sabah & Sarawak and Indonesian Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. A lot of excitement awaits for those who like an extreme experience, that will put your endurance to the test while travelling on muddy roads through the rainforest. You will be joining an experienced team of 4WD experts to ensure your trip is safe and memorable. During the tour, you will discover amazing and untouched nature & wildlife, remote local communities and tropical paradise islands.

Start Date (Day 1): 26 November 2019 – Kota Kinabalu / Last Date (Day 16): 11 December 2019 – Sandakan

Included: 6 nights very basic tent accommodation, 2 nights stay at 5* Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort, 2 nights stay Sukau Rainforest Lodge, 5 nights stay at basic hotels, Meals as stated, English speaking members of the 4WD team.

Note: Very basic tent accommodation, no toilet or shower facilities available while on 4WD tour, basic food preparation in the car – We only accept participants who understand this is a tough tour in the wild. Expect No Stars – Under the Stars! Participants need to apply for Indonesian Visa before arrival. Not available on arrival when crossing the border by land.

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Tour Overview


  • Day 01: Arrival To Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 02: Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 03: Kota Kinabalu/Keningau/Penawan
  • Day 04: Penawan
  • Day 05: Lawas
  • Day 06: Ba’kelalan
  • Day 07: Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi, Malinau
  • Day 08: Tanjung Selor
  • Day 09: Derawan Island
  • Day 10 ; Derawan Island
  • Day 11 : Tanjung Setor/ Malinau
  • Day 12 : Malinau/Simanggaris
  • Day 13 : Kalabakan/ Tawau
  • Day 14 : Tawau/ Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 15 : Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 16 : Departure Sandakan

  • Distance Instructions
Day 1
Arrival To Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, we will transfer you to Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort.

Included

Transfer From Kota Kinabalu Airport to Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort • Accommodation At Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort - Mountain View

Day 2
Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

Today, the day is free and you can explore the city on your own and maybe do the last shopping for the tour. At night welcome dinner where you will meet the team that will follow on the expedition.

Included

Accommodation At Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort - Mountain View • Transport to and from the Welcome Dinner.

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Day 3
Kota Kinabalu (Flag Off)/Keningau/Penawan (Sabah)

Today is a big day, we will start our journey. We will depart from ITCC, Penampang to Datuk Yap Yun Fook Dairy Farm. Grab the chance to touring around Datuk Yap Yun Fook Dairy Farm, the biggest dairy farm in Sabah and enjoy your lunch at the farm with the freshwater fish menu before we hit the jungle. In the afternoon we start our journey to the Penawan Waterfall Eco Park.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Visit to Datuk Yap Yun Fook Dairy Farm • Penawan Waterfall Eco Park • Basic Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 4
Penawan/Ba’kelalan (Sarawak)

After breakfast, we will trek to the Penawan 10-tier Waterfall Eco Park. The park is monitored by the local community in Sarawak to preserve the beauty of Mother Nature. After lunch, we are back on the road. At night we will camp at Tropical Jungle Hideout.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Penawan Waterfall Eco Park • Tropical Jungle Hideout • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 5
Ba’kelalan/Long Bawan/Malinau (Kalimantan)

Ready for a big rough day? Today, after finishing our breakfast, we will continue off-road deep into the jungle with steep hills to climb. We will be crossing the border between Sarawak, Malaysia and North Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 6
Off-road Jungle Drive (Kalimantan)

After breakfast and packing, we continue off-road deeper into the jungle with more steep hills to climb and muddy roads to travel. Tonight, we will again be camping in the jungle. Cherish the moments to be with nature and come out from the city to gain new experiences and appreciate the wonder of nature can bring you to a peaceful mind.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • English Speaking Guide • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 7
Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi (Kalimantan)

Prepare yourself to restart the journey and explore the bumpy and rough off-road experiences in the deep jungle of Borneo. Today, our goal is to reach Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi, Malinau. Upon our arrival, we will experience a warm cultural welcome by the Lundayeh people. Then, we will transfer to the homestay at Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi and enjoy our dinner, prepared by the local people.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Homestay at Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 8
Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi / Tanjung Selor (Kalimantan)

Our journey still has half-way to go, and there are more exciting adventures to be discovered. Our breakfast will be served by the people of Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi and after breakfast, we get ready to depart to Tanjung Selor. We should arrive at Tanjung Selor around lunch time. Tanjung Selor is a town and the capital of North Kalimantan province in Indonesia. You will have some time on your own to explore the town.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Grand Pangeran Khar Hotel • Tanjung Selor

Meals

Breakfast

Day 9
Tanjung Selor / Derawan Island (Kalimantan)

Your next destination is the beautiful tropical paradise Derawan Island. We will reach the island by leaving by boat early in the morning. After a long and rough ride in the jungle, we can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful environment on and an island surrounded by a cool breeze from the sea, Coral Reefs and white sandy beaches.

Included

Transfer to Derawan Island • Accommodation Lapauta Derawan Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 10
Derawan Island

Enjoy the peace of the island resort, away from the busy street in the big cities. Today's activities will be island hopping between Maratua island, Sangalaki island, and Kakaban island. These three islands are home to one of the world’s only saltwater lake as well as one of the largest green turtle nesting sites in Indonesia. You might want to dive or snorkel in this incredible seawater with a spectacular view of the colourful underwater ecosystem.

Included

Island Hopping - Maratua island - Sangalaki island - Kakaban island • Accommodation Lapauta Derawan Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 11
Derawan Island / Tanjung Selor / Malinau

Its time to say goodbye to the beautiful paradise islands. Boat Transfer back to the mainland to Tanjung Selor, then we continue to Maliau. The night is free in Malinau.

Included

Boat Transfer • Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation-Camping (Tent) •

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Day 12
Malinau / Simanggaris

Today we will drive to Simanggaris which us close to the Malaysian border.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast

Day 13
Simanggaris / Kalabakan / Tawau (Sabah)

After breakfast, its time to pack your belongings. This is the last day with the 4WD team. We hit the road and drive in convoy to cross the border by off-roading to Kalabakan. We should reach Kalabakan by 1.00 p.m, so we can enjoy our lunch and continue the last bit to Tawau. We will be staying overnight at a hotel in Tawau. In the evening we have a farewell dinner with the 4WD team.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation Hotel

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Day 14
Tawau / Sukau Rainforest Lodge (Sabah)

After breakfast, you will be transferred by land to the multi-award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, along the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river. After check-in and afternoon refreshment, we take a river cruise using an electric motor in search of some of the 10 primate species. Sukau is home to Borneo pygmy elephants, Orang Utans, proboscis monkeys and all eight species of hornbills in Borneo.
Return for a solar-heated hot shower, candlelight dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by a slide show and interpretation by naturalist guide. Overnight in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, in 2015 awarded by National Geographic as one of the "Unique Lodges of the World."

Included

Land transfer to Sukau Rainforest Lodge • Afternoon river cruise • English-speaking Guide • Accommodation Sukau Rainforest Lodge – Superior Room

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Day 15
Sukau Rainforest Lodge (Sabah)

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills and hot Sabah tea. At 6.00 a.m before breakfast, you will go on a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife.
After breakfast, proceed to have an educational tour at the in-house Hornbill Boardwalk, located behind the lodge with the naturalist.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to have another river cruise for more wildfire sighting. Overnight stay at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Included

English-speaking Guide • Accommodation Sukau Rainforest Lodge -Superior Room • Morning and Afternoon River Cruises

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 16
Sukau Rainforest Lodge / Sandakan (Sabah)

After Breakfast, return to Sandakan by land. After lunch, we will drop you off at Sandakan Airport to catch your departure flight home. If you are on a night flight, there will be time in the afternoon to visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Included

Land transfer to Sandakan • Drop-off at Sandakan airport • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Tour Overview


  • Day 01: Arrival To Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 02: Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 03: Kota Kinabalu/Keningau/Penawan
  • Day 04: Penawan
  • Day 05: Lawas
  • Day 06: Ba’kelalan
  • Day 07: Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi, Malinau
  • Day 08: Tanjung Selor
  • Day 09: Derawan Island
  • Day 10 ; Derawan Island
  • Day 11 : Tanjung Setor/ Malinau
  • Day 12 : Malinau/Simanggaris
  • Day 13 : Kalabakan/ Tawau
  • Day 14 : Tawau/ Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 15 : Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 16 : Departure Sandakan

  • Distance Instructions
Day 1
Arrival To Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, we will transfer you to Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort.

Included

Transfer From Kota Kinabalu Airport to Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort • Accommodation At Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort - Mountain View

Day 2
Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

Today, the day is free and you can explore the city on your own and maybe do the last shopping for the tour. At night welcome dinner where you will meet the team that will follow on the expedition.

Included

Accommodation At Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort - Mountain View • Transport to and from the Welcome Dinner.

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Day 3
Kota Kinabalu (Flag Off)/Keningau/Penawan (Sabah)

Today is a big day, we will start our journey. We will depart from ITCC, Penampang to Datuk Yap Yun Fook Dairy Farm. Grab the chance to touring around Datuk Yap Yun Fook Dairy Farm, the biggest dairy farm in Sabah and enjoy your lunch at the farm with the freshwater fish menu before we hit the jungle. In the afternoon we start our journey to the Penawan Waterfall Eco Park.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Visit to Datuk Yap Yun Fook Dairy Farm • Penawan Waterfall Eco Park • Basic Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 4
Penawan/Ba’kelalan (Sarawak)

After breakfast, we will trek to the Penawan 10-tier Waterfall Eco Park. The park is monitored by the local community in Sarawak to preserve the beauty of Mother Nature. After lunch, we are back on the road. At night we will camp at Tropical Jungle Hideout.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Penawan Waterfall Eco Park • Tropical Jungle Hideout • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 5
Ba’kelalan/Long Bawan/Malinau (Kalimantan)

Ready for a big rough day? Today, after finishing our breakfast, we will continue off-road deep into the jungle with steep hills to climb. We will be crossing the border between Sarawak, Malaysia and North Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 6
Off-road Jungle Drive (Kalimantan)

After breakfast and packing, we continue off-road deeper into the jungle with more steep hills to climb and muddy roads to travel. Tonight, we will again be camping in the jungle. Cherish the moments to be with nature and come out from the city to gain new experiences and appreciate the wonder of nature can bring you to a peaceful mind.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • English Speaking Guide • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 7
Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi (Kalimantan)

Prepare yourself to restart the journey and explore the bumpy and rough off-road experiences in the deep jungle of Borneo. Today, our goal is to reach Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi, Malinau. Upon our arrival, we will experience a warm cultural welcome by the Lundayeh people. Then, we will transfer to the homestay at Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi and enjoy our dinner, prepared by the local people.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Homestay at Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 8
Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi / Tanjung Selor (Kalimantan)

Our journey still has half-way to go, and there are more exciting adventures to be discovered. Our breakfast will be served by the people of Desa Wisata Pulau Sapi and after breakfast, we get ready to depart to Tanjung Selor. We should arrive at Tanjung Selor around lunch time. Tanjung Selor is a town and the capital of North Kalimantan province in Indonesia. You will have some time on your own to explore the town.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Grand Pangeran Khar Hotel • Tanjung Selor

Meals

Breakfast

Day 9
Tanjung Selor / Derawan Island (Kalimantan)

Your next destination is the beautiful tropical paradise Derawan Island. We will reach the island by leaving by boat early in the morning. After a long and rough ride in the jungle, we can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful environment on and an island surrounded by a cool breeze from the sea, Coral Reefs and white sandy beaches.

Included

Transfer to Derawan Island • Accommodation Lapauta Derawan Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 10
Derawan Island

Enjoy the peace of the island resort, away from the busy street in the big cities. Today's activities will be island hopping between Maratua island, Sangalaki island, and Kakaban island. These three islands are home to one of the world’s only saltwater lake as well as one of the largest green turtle nesting sites in Indonesia. You might want to dive or snorkel in this incredible seawater with a spectacular view of the colourful underwater ecosystem.

Included

Island Hopping - Maratua island - Sangalaki island - Kakaban island • Accommodation Lapauta Derawan Resort

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 11
Derawan Island / Tanjung Selor / Malinau

Its time to say goodbye to the beautiful paradise islands. Boat Transfer back to the mainland to Tanjung Selor, then we continue to Maliau. The night is free in Malinau.

Included

Boat Transfer • Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation-Camping (Tent) •

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Day 12
Malinau / Simanggaris

Today we will drive to Simanggaris which us close to the Malaysian border.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation-Camping (Tent)

Meals

Breakfast

Day 13
Simanggaris / Kalabakan / Tawau (Sabah)

After breakfast, its time to pack your belongings. This is the last day with the 4WD team. We hit the road and drive in convoy to cross the border by off-roading to Kalabakan. We should reach Kalabakan by 1.00 p.m, so we can enjoy our lunch and continue the last bit to Tawau. We will be staying overnight at a hotel in Tawau. In the evening we have a farewell dinner with the 4WD team.

Included

Join-in Seat 4WD car with driver • Accommodation Hotel

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Day 14
Tawau / Sukau Rainforest Lodge (Sabah)

After breakfast, you will be transferred by land to the multi-award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, along the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river. After check-in and afternoon refreshment, we take a river cruise using an electric motor in search of some of the 10 primate species. Sukau is home to Borneo pygmy elephants, Orang Utans, proboscis monkeys and all eight species of hornbills in Borneo.
Return for a solar-heated hot shower, candlelight dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by a slide show and interpretation by naturalist guide. Overnight in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, in 2015 awarded by National Geographic as one of the "Unique Lodges of the World."

Included

Land transfer to Sukau Rainforest Lodge • Afternoon river cruise • English-speaking Guide • Accommodation Sukau Rainforest Lodge – Superior Room

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Day 15
Sukau Rainforest Lodge (Sabah)

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills and hot Sabah tea. At 6.00 a.m before breakfast, you will go on a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife.
After breakfast, proceed to have an educational tour at the in-house Hornbill Boardwalk, located behind the lodge with the naturalist.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to have another river cruise for more wildfire sighting. Overnight stay at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Included

English-speaking Guide • Accommodation Sukau Rainforest Lodge -Superior Room • Morning and Afternoon River Cruises

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 16
Sukau Rainforest Lodge / Sandakan (Sabah)

After Breakfast, return to Sandakan by land. After lunch, we will drop you off at Sandakan Airport to catch your departure flight home. If you are on a night flight, there will be time in the afternoon to visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Included

Land transfer to Sandakan • Drop-off at Sandakan airport • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

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