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15 Day Borneo Indepth

Experience Borneo in depth and visit the most spectacular spots that Borneo has to offer. On this 15 day tour you will be immersed in the rich natural and cultural diversity of Borneo. 

from $Enquire for Price AUD per person
Trip code:15DBRN
Duration:15 days
Destination:Borneo
Travel Dates:2019

Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.

DAY 1 - Depart Australia

DAY 2 - Kuala Lumpur ARRIVAL 

Arrival Welcome to Malaysia, a country of extraordinary contrasts ranging from sophisticated bustling cities to the wild jungles of Borneo with its orangutans, monkeys and remote tribes. Arrive at the airport in Kuala Lumpur where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

DAY 3 - Kuala Lumpur City Tour (B,D)

The day begins with a tour of Kuala Lumpur. Visit the imposing six-tiered Thean Hou Temple, one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia. View the beautiful architecture of the Houses of Parliament en route to the National Monument, a striking statue that commemorates heroes of the country’s struggle for freedom.

Driving past the uniquely designed railway station, arrive at majestic Merdeka Square (Independence Square) the famous stretch of green where independence was declared in 1957.

Next, on to the Jamek Mosque, the oldest in the city with its graceful arches and domes reminiscent of fine Moorish architecture. At the astonishing KL Tower, ascend to the observation deck for astounding panoramic views from this 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, a briefing with your Tour Manager and enjoy your welcome dinner.

DAY 4 - Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, Cruise the Sarawak River (B,D)

In the morning, take a short flight to Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. After check in your hotel, enjoy your free time to explore the stylish and sophisticated town of Kuching. 

Later, join a sunset cruise on the Sarawak River and admire the affluent mansions typical of Kuching. Enjoy the backdrop of a setting sun and the colorful lights along the waterfront before returning to the hotel for dinner.

DAY 5 - Walking Tour in KuchinG (B)

In the morning, embark on a walking tour in this historic capital. Starting from Chinatown, view the famous Cat Statue before heading to the colorful Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple on the waterfront promenade.

After, continue to the Chinese Historical Museum, Textile Museum, Masjid India, Gambier Street, the Brooke Dockyard and St. Thomas Cathedral at Merdeka Square. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. 

DAY 6 - Travel to Batang Ai (B,L,D)

Today, we drive through the beautiful countryside dotted with quaint little towns, villages, paddy fields and palm plantations. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant en-route, before continuing to Hydro Lake where you embark on a boat at the Lubok Antu jetty. Take a boat trip to the remote resort on the edge of glorious Batang Ai National Park.

Leisure time at your resort before we have dinner together.

DAY 7 - Batang Ai Longboat Excursion, Return to Kuching (B,L)

A short journey in a traditional motorized native longboat takes you to the Mengkak Longhouse, set in a hillside wilderness beside the river. Here, you will be welcomed by a cultural performance by the villagers, then learn more about Borneo’s native Iban people and their community. 

Time to view the unusual handicrafts and meet with the villagers that were once considered a strong tribe notorious for their culture of headhunting.

After lunch, return to Kuching arriving in the late afternoon. Evening is at leisure. 

DAY 8 - Mulu National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site (B,L,D)

Today, take an early flight from Kuching to Mulu. On arrival, drive to a fascinating resort at the edge of the tropical rainforest where you’re warmly welcomed with a delectable lunch.

After time to relax, an excursion to majestic Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an extraordinary collection of rare birds, diverse wildlife, and exotic plants. Walk into the magnificent rainforest, with its gorgeous foliage and rushing streams that leads to the ancient Deer & Lang Caves. The caves are home to many species of bats – you may witness the spectacular sight of free-tailed bats emerging from the cave in search of food! 

 DAY 9 - Wind Caves, Clearwater Cave (B,L,D)

A cruise on the Melinau River by longboat whisks you to the famous Wind Caves. Upon entering, you’ll marvel at the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, flow rocks and rock corals, some of which are illuminated in the “King’s Room”.

Then, a stop at the semi-nomadic Penan Settlement before arriving at the amazing Clearwater Cave with its raised plank walk that flanks the limestone cliffs. Perhaps opt to swim in the crystal-clear waters! After a picnic lunch, return to the resort. Relax this afternoon at the resort before dinner together. 

DAY 10 - Coastal Sandakan (B,D)

Take a short flight to Sandakan.  The rest of the day is on your own to explore this bustling coastal town that overlooks the Sulu Sea. 

DAY 11 - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre & Sun Bear Conservation Centre (B,L)

In the morning, we will visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where you’ll see Orangutans and learn about extraordinary efforts to rehabilitate these orphaned and injured animals so they can be returned to the wild. On to the nearby Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to view the world’s smallest bear and learn about conservation efforts to protect them.

After lunch, visit the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in Labuk Bay where over four hundred acres of mangrove forest are preserved for the resident monkeys. 

DAY 12 - Flight to Kota Kinabalu - Malaysian Dinner & Show (B,L,D)

Late morning flight to Kota Kinabalu. Leisure time at the hotel before an evening drive past the night lit landmarks of the city to a popular restaurant. Savor a dinner of Malaysian cuisine along with traditional music and dance. The colorful attire of different ethnic groups and the rhythm and beat of local musical instruments will leave lasting memories of Borneo’s rich cultural diversity. 

DAY 13 - Kinabalu Park, Mount Kinabalu, Mountain Gardens (B,L)

View the jagged granite peaks of Mount Kinabalu towering over Kinabalu Park, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia, this natural wonder boasts more than 5,000 different plant species and is home to over 90 mammals. The main attraction at the Park is majestic Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia known for its mountain climbing and the world’s highest ‘iron road.” Take a short trek through the rainforest before lunch. Afterward, a visit to the Mountain Garden to see rare and priceless collections of plants and orchids including the famous Rothschild's Slipper Orchid, one of the rarest orchids in the world. Afternoon is at leisure.

DAY 14 - Mari Mari Cultural Village (B,D)

A morning drive in the lush countryside takes you to the Mari Mari Cultural Village deep in the rainforest to explore the culture and traditions of Sabah’s tribal inhabitants. Winding your way through the jungle village, glimpse Malaysian history as you watch tribal dances, learn about Borneo's indigenous groups and participate in cultural demonstrations in this open-air museum.

Afternoon at leisure, and enjoy our Farewell Dinner at night.

DAY 15 - Depart Borneo (B)

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for your departure flight.

Package Includes

  • Flight from major cities in Australia (ADL, PER, BNE, SYD, MEL)
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All internal flights within the tour
  • 13 nights accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Malaysia tourism taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates
  • Meals as indicated
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

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BOOKING AND PAYMENT

Booking

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Any booking within 65 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed. The bookings may also incur additional fees including any applicable urgent visa processing fees. Bookings made less than 45 days prior to departure will incur a late booking fee of $60 per person and must be paid along with the final payment at the time of booking.

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Credit Card Fee

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DEPOSIT

Deposit

You will be required to pay deposit after booking confirmation:

- Private Tours or Group Tours is $500 Per Person

- Large Groups (more than 16 people) / School Tours is $800 Per Person

- Lands products and Visas is $300 Per Person

Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

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By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.

- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.

- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.

Balance of Payment

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $60 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration. Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

CANCELLATION

Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
  • 65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
  • 90 days or more before departure  -loss of deposit
  • 64‐40 days before departure – 45%
  • 89‐79 days before departure – 55%
  • 39‐31 days before departure – 75%
  • 78‐61 days before departure – 85%
  • Within 30 days of departure – 100%
  • Within 60 days of departure – 100%
  • Any ’no show’ – 100%
  • Any ’no show’ – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Airlines

Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.

Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure.

Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider

If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.

AGENCY

We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.

We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.

LIABILITIES

Tweet World Travel (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.

Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tweet World Travel shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.

You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.

By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.

If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.

Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.

You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.

Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

AGENT RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the travel agents’ responsibility to ensure that all invoice, itinerary details and documentation issued by Tweet World Travel are received and correct and that the customer is aware of amendment and cancellation conditions and other clauses in these Booking Terms & Conditions. Travel agents are also responsible to pass on Tweet World Travel’s Terms & Conditions by the time clients make the booking.

CLIENT RESPONSBILITIES

If your domestic and international flights are not arranged by Tweet World Travel, it is your responsibility to advise us your departure and arrival time, or any changes or delays you might encounter.

If you do not notify us in a timely manner, your arranged Airport Transfer Service is not responsible for any missed pick up in those circumstances. If you arrive on a delayed flight and miss your allocated pick up, you will need to make alternative arrangements at your own expense.

If no notification is received from you or your agent, your arranged Airport Transfer Service will pick you up as scheduled and attempt to wait for your scheduled arrival up to 2 hours. If your delay is longer than this waiting period you will have to make alternative arrangements at your own expense.

If you book our services through a travel consultant, make sure you collect your travel voucher and any other necessary documentations included (e.g. visa) 7 day prior to departure. You are responsible to check all details and documents are correct for your booking.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine-readable passport. When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travellers on the booking have a valid Australian passport. It is important that you ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.

If your visas are included in our package and we act on your behalf to apply for the visas, all necessary documents relating to your visa application will have to be provided to us at least 30 days before your departure. If you fail to provide the necessary documents before 30 days prior to your departure, we will not be held liable for your visa application. And the visa fee included in our package is not refundable in any circumstances.

If you still require us to assist with visa application in less than 30 days before your departure date, an additional fee will be required for urgent visa processing.

HEALTH

Please ensure that you are aware of any health requirements and recommended precautions relevant to your travel, and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. In some cases, failure to present required vaccination documentation may deny your entry into a country. We recommend that you consult with your local doctor or health specialist before commencing your travel. General health advice for the destination you wish to visit is also available from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is not included in your day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages. For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur. We are an authorised representative of CoverMore Travel Insurance Services.

We can provide you with general information about the travel insurance options available to you. If you decline travel insurance, you will be required to sign an indemnity statement/disclaimer.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Travel documents include, but are not limited to, airline tickets, visas, hotel vouchers, tour vouchers or any other document used to confirm an arrangement with a service provider. Travel documents may be subject to certain conditions and/or restrictions including (without limitation being non-refundable, no-date changeable and subject to cancellation and/or amendment fees.

Travel documents cannot be transferred to another person to use. All airline tickets must be issued in the name of the passport/photo identify holder. An incorrect name on a booking may result in an inability to use that booking and the booking being cancelled. Please review your travel documentation carefully and advise us immediately of any errors in names, dates or timings.

PUBLICITY

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If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.

PRIVACY

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GOVERNING LAWS

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