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The Wilds of Borneo: Orangutans & Beyond

A Tropical Wildlife Quest in Search of Orangutans, Endangered Sea Turtles & More!
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Departure Return Notes
08/26/2015 08/26/2015 09/08/2015
09/11/2015 09/11/2015 09/24/2015
05/04/2016 05/04/2016 05/17/2016
05/20/2016 05/20/2016 06/02/2016
06/05/2016 06/05/2016 06/18/2016
08/24/2016 08/24/2016 09/06/2016
09/09/2016 09/09/2016 09/22/2016
05/04/2017 05/04/2017 05/17/2017
05/20/2017 05/20/2017 06/02/2017
06/05/2017 06/05/2017 06/18/2017
08/24/2017 08/24/2017 09/06/2017
09/09/2017 09/09/2017 09/22/2017
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Single Supp.: $1,195
Internal Air: $600 (subject to change)
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$8,895 - $8,995
Single Supp.: $1,195
Internal Air: $600 (subject to change)
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)
Dates & Pricing Notes

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2017 fees may change slightly. Dates for 2017 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Malaysian Borneo
Group Size Limit
Approximately 10 Travelers
A very important feature of our Borneo adventure is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced in a more intimate context, with fewer travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Airport transfers, accommodations, land transportation, meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on final day, purified drinking water during activities, and drinking water and soft drinks at meals, services of an NHA Expedition Leader and local guides, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Transportation from your home city to Kuching, Borneo, and from Kota Kinabalu back to your home city, internal flights, passport fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, Internet, etc.), alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, airline baggage fees, required medical evacuation insurance and optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate to Difficult
Travelers must be able to walk unassisted for a minimum of 3 miles over uneven ground, as well as tolerate daily active excursions in extremely hot and humid rain forest conditions, in order to participate in this trip. The itinerary involves a number of medium- to longer-length walks (typically 2-3 miles each) over a variety of terrain, including boardwalks and unpaved forest trails that can be rough, muddy, slippery and uneven with roots, with some steep inclines. These walks can be quite taxing for some in the hot and humid climate. Shorter walks may be available in some areas in place of more strenuous activities for those who choose. Those who can walk longer distances (approximately 6-7 miles round-trip) and climb a steep staircase with a hand railing will have the chance to explore the caves of Mulu. Note that caves visited on this itinerary can be slippery, some have sections with low ceilings, and are lit by periodically spaced lights. We also travel by vehicle and boat over variable conditions that can sometimes be quite bumpy. Those with back problems or other health issues that could be exacerbated by such conditions should take this into consideration. Please note that some travel days can be long with multiple flights, and internal flights may require guests to climb up and down several sets of stairs.
Important Information About This Trip
Most of our guests travel to Borneo for encounters with the island’s wildlife. While the nature experiences here are indeed remarkable, there is a fundamental difference between a safari in the Bornean jungle and a typical safari in Africa. At times, guests lured to Borneo by tourist brochures promising “jungle safaris” can be disappointed to see fewer animals than they expected, or at least fewer than they might normally see in Africa. It is not that the surviving jungles are thinly populated with wildlife, but, similar to places like Costa Rica or Panama where the forest is thick with vegetation, the creatures have mastered the art of camouflage and deception and can be difficult to spot. At Nat Hab we design our itineraries to capitalize on the best conditions to spot orangutans and other wildlife. But various factors can affect potential sightings, including the occurrence of inclement weather. The secret to a successful Borneo nature adventure lies with the expertise of our Expedition Leaders and local guides, as well as knowing what to expect, and in understanding that the privilege of stepping into a wild and untouched natural realm is a reward in itself.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Getting There & Getting Home
For 2015 trips, you may arrive in Kuching at any time on Day 1 of the itinerary. For 2016 trips, please arrive in Kuching by 4:30 pm on Day 1 in order to meet your group for a welcome dinner beginning at 7 pm. You are free to depart Kota Kinabalu at any time on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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