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Safari and Wildlife
Borneo wildlife adventure with Roger Munns
Blue Planet II delighted viewers with its fascinating insights into the underwater lives of some of the world's most intriguing animals, with Roger Munns' camerawork around the Great Barrier Reef forming a highlight of the critically-acclaimed programme.
On this exclusive 20-day tour you'll be joined by Roger on trips to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Gomantong Caves and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, during which he'll recount some of the most exciting moments from the filming of the series. You'll also get the opportunity to test your own underwater camera skills in the calm blue seas around Manukan Island, with Roger helping you along the way.
Plus, enjoy a luxurious 11-night cruise on the Star Clipper tall ship, navigating Malaysia's stunning coastlines and taking in the unspoiled volcanic island Pulau Tiga, the national parks of Miri and the awe-inspiring temple at Tua Pek Kong. Your voyage will continue on to Brunei and Indonesia, where you'll spend time in picturesque Nongsa Point Marina.
Reasons to book
Discover the real Borneo
Meet Roger Munns
Masterclass with Roger Munns
Food and shopping
- 11-night cruise aboard Star Clipper.
- All meals as detailed in the itinerary.
- All transport as detailed in the itinerary, including return flights from UK.
- All accommodation.
- All entrance fees as per itinerary.
Day1DepartKota Kinabalu, Sabah, MalaysiaIn-flight meal
Depart for Borneo on an overnight flight, arriving in the morning the following day.
Day2Kota KinabaluKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Transfer to your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day3Kota KinabaluKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Today you are free to get to know this charming coastal city, with immaculate beaches and a buzzing centre. You could also take a day trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.
Day4KinabaluKinabalu Park, Malaysia
After breakfast you will drive to Kinabalu Park, with a stop-off at the pretty rural village of Nabalu, where you can dip in hot springs. When you arrive at the park you will be taken on a guided tour of the mountain gardens, where you will see a diverse range of flowers, birds and butterflies.
Day5SandakanSandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Today you fly to Sandakan where you will be met by Roger Munns at the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, dedicated to introducing captive orangutans back into the wild. Have lunch while cruising down the Lower Kinabatangan River, then check in at Sukau, a rustic B&B tucked away in the vegetation. In the afternoon you'll enjoy another cruise, to the Menanggul River, where you will be on the lookout for proboscis monkeys.
Day6Ox Bow Lake, Gomantong CavesGomantong Caves, Malaysia
Roger will accompany you on another river cruise, during which he'll share photography trips. Afterwards you'll visit the Gomantong Caves, where millions of swiftlets and bats bask in the darkness. In the evening Roger will give a talk about his career and hold a Q&A.
Day7Sukau, Sandakan, Kota KinabaluSandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Head back to Sandakan and take a tour of some of its most important sites, including the Australian War Memorial, Puh Jih Syh temple, Agnes Keith House Museum and a traditional market. Fly back to Kota Kinabalu for an evening at leisure.
Day8Manukan IslandManukan Island, Malaysia
Sail to the coral islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park where Roger will give his masterclass in underwater photography, giving you tips on how he captures his incredible scenes. You'll also have time to swim and snorkel around this beautiful island and enjoy a barbecue lunch. In the afternoon you will return to Kota Kinabalu and have more free time to explore.
Day9Board Star ClipperKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Today you start your luxury cruise on the Star Clipper tall ship.
Day10Pulau TigaPulau Tiga, Malaysia
Spend a day snorkelling, swimming and relaxing on this stunning uninhabited volcanic island.
Day11Bandar Seri Begawan, BruneiBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Today you stop off at the glittering capital of Brunei, with the chance to explore its most famous sights, from the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque to Tasek Lama Recreational Park.
Day12Miri, MalaysiaMiri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Enjoy free time in the city of Miri, where highlights include the Gunung Mulu National Park.
Day13Bintulu, Tanjung KidurongBintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Your next port of call is Bintulu, a pretty coastal town with attractions such as Similajau National Park, Tanjung Batu beach, and the Kuan Yin Tong temple.
Day14At seaBintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Relax on board and enjoy the ship's fantastic facilities.
Day15KuchingKuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Explore the bustling city of Kuching, with its renowned Sarawak Waterfront area, full of streetfood stalls and independent traders.
Day16KuchingKuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
You'll have more time to discover the city, perhaps visiting one of its many museums or picking up some souvenirs of your trip.
Days17-18At seaKuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Soak up the crystal waters and warm sunshine with two days relaxation aboard your ship.
Day19Nongsa Point MarinaNongsa Point Marina, Malaysia
Today will be spent wandering this pretty coastal resort at your leisure.
After breakfast, transfer to Singapore airport for your flight home.
Traditional tall ship with 36,000 feet of billowing sails
The elegant Star Clipper was launched in 1992 and is a replica of the traditional clipper ships of the 19th-century. The interiors hark back to the golden era, with plenty of polished mahogany and brass. In addition to the main dining room, there is also the Piano Bar, as well as the lively Tropical Bar, used for all manner of activities. The two small plunge pools are perfect for those days spent at sea, and there's always a fantastic programme of entertainment, fitness classes and workshops to keep guests busy.