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Trip Extensions

Brunei

Duration: 3 days

From Kota Kinabalu fly to Brunei.  Spend the day touring Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s capital, and discovering Brunei’s history, heritage, religion, and culture. The day's tour includes a photo stop outside the Royal Palace, called Istana Nurul... read more

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: kuching sightseeing

Kuching waterfrontKuching waterfront

Welcome to Borneo! You will be met on arrival at the airport in Kuching and will be transferred to your hotel. Your afternoon exploration of Kuching city includes visits to the Cat Monuments, the oldest Chinese temple, Fort Margherita, the Istana (the former palace of Rajah Brooke), the colonial Court House, and the City Tower for the panoramic view of the city. Other highlights include a visit to the world-renowned Sarawak Museum and a delightful walk along the Kuching Waterfront. 

Lodging
Grand Margarita Hotel

Day 2: bako national park and wildlife safari

Wild OrchidsWild Orchids

This morning drive to a Bako fishing village (45 min) and continue by speedboat to Bako National Park (30 min). Bako National Park offers a superb opportunity to see wildlife in its natural surroundings. Possible sightings include Proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys and more than one hundred species of birds. The bio-zones found here include tropical rainforest, mangrove swamp forest, kerangas (heath forest), cliff and beach vegetations. Special plants found along the trails include the several species of pitcher plants and wild orchids. Your guide will select a trail, which ends at a beautiful secluded swimming beach. Return to Kuching for your overnight stay.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Grand Margarita Hotel

Day 3: orangutan center / ngemah eli longhouse

These guys are everywhere!These guys are everywhere!

This morning, drive to Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. (30 min) Walk through the scenic forest reserve to the feeding platform, where you will enjoy the sight of the orangutans swaying in the trees as they come down for feeding. This is the rare opportunity to be close to orangutans. Continue the drive through the rainforest, pepper, rubber and cocoa plants. Stop at Serian to visit an interesting farmers’ market. Continue to Batang Ai Jetty. Upon arrival, proceed to the resort's boat to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Aiman Batang Ai Resort

Day 4: iban longhouse

Enjoy the day at the longhouseEnjoy the day at the longhouse

After breakfast, proceed by traditional longboat to the Iban Longhouse. You'll be welcomed by the natives and taken on a tour of their longhouse. Watch the natives at work making mats, baskets, handicrafts, and mending fish nets. Enjoy the cultural performance and witness the blowpipe demonstration. Then enjoy a jungle walk to learn more about the plants that are used by the locals for their various needs. Have lunch at the longhouse and then transfer back by longboat to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Aiman Batang Ai Resort

Day 5: back to kuching

After breakfast transfer by boat back to Batang Ai terminal for your return journey to Kuching. Lunch will be provided en route at a local restaurant. Arrive in Kuching late afternoon and the rest of the day will be at leisure.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Grand Margherita Hotel

Day 6: mulu: deer, lang caves, and bat viewing

Rinocerous Hornbill can be seen in the parkRinocerous Hornbill can be seen in the park

This morning you'll be transfered to the airport for your flight to Mulu. On arrival into Mulu, transfer to the hotel. Once settled, depart for Deer and Lang Caves. The journey by van from the resort to the Park’s Headquarters will be around 5 minutes. Have a quick look at the visitor center before proceeding on the elevated plankwalk through the jungle to arrive at the caves. After visiting the caves, you will await the exit of the bats on the observation platform outside. Return to the resort late in the evening.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Mulu Marriott Resort or similar

Day 7: mulu: wind and clearwater caves and penan settlement

After breakfast at the resort, visit the Wind and Clearwater Caves. Your upriver longboat journey will be around 35 minutes. On the way, stop at the Penan settlement to see the interesting handicrafts made by this semi-nomadic tribe. After visiting the King’s Chamber in the Wind Cave, continue walking the plankwalk flanking the limestone cliff to the Clearwater Cave. A picnic lunch is served at the Clearwater rest house. You will have time to relax and swim in the natural pool. Return to the resort in the late afternoon to enjoy your free time.

Meals
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Lodging
Mulu Marriott Resort or similar

Day 8: mulu / kota kinabalu

Depart after breakfast for our flight from Mulu to Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. On arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leasure.  

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hyatt Regency or similar

Day 9: kinabalu national park

Mt. KinabaluMt. Kinabalu

Drive 2 hours overland through paddy fields and Dusun villages, over the ridges of the Crocker Range to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 5,000 ft, to arrive at the park headquarters at Kundasang. Stop at the Visitor Centre and Mountain Garden; home to some of the 24 species of flowering rhododendrons, 10 species of carnivorous pitcher plants, 1,400 species of orchids, 600 species of ferns, 40 species of oak trees and 300 species of birds. If weather permits, take a guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surroundings to explore the forest. Return to Kota Kinabalu in the evening. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Hyatt Regency or similar

Day 10: sepilok orangutans / kinabatangan river

Sepilok OrangutanSepilok Orangutan

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Sandakan. Proceed overland to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on a wooden plankwalk to witness the feeding of the orangutans at 10:00 am. Then visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. After lunch, continue to Sandakan jetty for a two hour boat journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan, with the opportunity to view birds and wildlife in virgin mangrove, wetland and rainforest habitats. In the late afternoon, take a two hour river cruise in search of some of the ten local primate species, including Proboscis monkeys, as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River. Return for a solar heated hot shower, a candlelit dinner and a slide show conducted by a naturalist guide.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 11: oxbow lakes and sukau

The Gibbons are wonderful alarm clocksThe Gibbons are wonderful alarm clocks

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Take a 6:00 am morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlife. Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits), truly experiencing the wilderness of Borneo. After lunch, join an in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, proceed on another river cruise to observe more wildlife. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 12: menanggol river

Take an early morning river cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife. After lunch, proceed 27 km overland journey to the vicinity of Gomantong Cave. Traverse deep into the forest along a trail in search of the 'man of the jungle'. Witness the exodus of over two million bats as well as raptors. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for overnight stay. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Sakau Rainforest Lodge

Day 13: sandakan / kota kinabalu

After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat. Enjoy lunch in Sandakan before proceeding to the airport for your departure flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a night market tour. A brief sunset tour covering Signal Hill overlooking the city centre, Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Island. Visit the night market to bargain for the wide array of local spices, souvenirs, fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner before returning to the hotel. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hyatt Regency or similar

Day 14: onward

Transfer to the airport for your flight out.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$3,550
Domestic flights not included; Group bases
Single Supplement:
$700
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
14 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Rustic longhouse & comfortable hotels and lodges
Activity Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Hiking, some boating and snorkeling
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Malaysia

Please note: Prices for this trip may fluctuate based on the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Malaysian Ringgit.

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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Enjoy a river wildlife cruise
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View many of these friendly apes
View many of these friendly apes
Welcome to Kuching
Welcome to Kuching
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Explore Borneo's incredibe caves
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Orangutans are surely the highlight of any visit

Discover Malaysian Borneo

Find the wildlife, cultures, caves, and mountains of Sabah and Sarawak

overview

Nothing stirs images and fantasies of exotic rain forest cultures and wildlife like Borneo. On this trip, you will be exploring rich rain forests, caves, the villages of ancient people, and the protected slopes of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. This trip, combining visits to Sabah and Sarawak, is designed as an active nature and culture experience based from comfortable eco-lodges and tourist hotels. Your itinerary will include three of Malaysia's most cherished national parks and wilderness travel by foot and boat. Expect very privileged access to observe orangutans and  primates. Comfortable accommodations include award-winning ecolodges, comfortable hotels, and superbly-sited cottages.  Extend your trip to include mainland Malaysia, Singapore, or Brunei.

itinerary

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overview

Nothing stirs images and fantasies of exotic rain forest cultures and wildlife like Borneo. On this trip, you will be exploring rich rain forests, caves, the villages of ancient people, and the protected slopes of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. This trip, combining visits to Sabah and Sarawak, is designed as an active nature and culture experience based from comfortable eco-lodges and tourist hotels. Your itinerary will include three of Malaysia's most cherished national parks and wilderness travel by foot and boat. Expect very privileged access to observe orangutans and  primates. Comfortable accommodations include award-winning ecolodges, comfortable hotels, and superbly-sited cottages.  Extend your trip to include mainland Malaysia, Singapore, or Brunei.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: kuching sightseeing
    Kuching waterfrontKuching waterfront

    Welcome to Borneo! You will be met on arrival at the airport in Kuching and will be transferred to your hotel. Your afternoon exploration of Kuching city includes visits to the Cat Monuments, the oldest Chinese temple, Fort Margherita, the Istana (the former palace of Rajah Brooke), the colonial Court House, and the City Tower for the panoramic view of the city. Other highlights include a visit to the world-renowned Sarawak Museum and a delightful walk along the Kuching Waterfront. 

    Lodging
    Grand Margarita Hotel
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: bako national park and wildlife safari
    Wild OrchidsWild Orchids

    This morning drive to a Bako fishing village (45 min) and continue by speedboat to Bako National Park (30 min). Bako National Park offers a superb opportunity to see wildlife in its natural surroundings. Possible sightings include Proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, bearded pigs, silver leaf monkeys and more than one hundred species of birds. The bio-zones found here include tropical rainforest, mangrove swamp forest, kerangas (heath forest), cliff and beach vegetations. Special plants found along the trails include the several species of pitcher plants and wild orchids. Your guide will select a trail, which ends at a beautiful secluded swimming beach. Return to Kuching for your overnight stay.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Grand Margarita Hotel
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: orangutan center / ngemah eli longhouse
    These guys are everywhere!These guys are everywhere!

    This morning, drive to Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. (30 min) Walk through the scenic forest reserve to the feeding platform, where you will enjoy the sight of the orangutans swaying in the trees as they come down for feeding. This is the rare opportunity to be close to orangutans. Continue the drive through the rainforest, pepper, rubber and cocoa plants. Stop at Serian to visit an interesting farmers’ market. Continue to Batang Ai Jetty. Upon arrival, proceed to the resort's boat to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Aiman Batang Ai Resort
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: iban longhouse
    Enjoy the day at the longhouseEnjoy the day at the longhouse

    After breakfast, proceed by traditional longboat to the Iban Longhouse. You'll be welcomed by the natives and taken on a tour of their longhouse. Watch the natives at work making mats, baskets, handicrafts, and mending fish nets. Enjoy the cultural performance and witness the blowpipe demonstration. Then enjoy a jungle walk to learn more about the plants that are used by the locals for their various needs. Have lunch at the longhouse and then transfer back by longboat to Aiman Batang Ai Resort. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Aiman Batang Ai Resort
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: back to kuching

    After breakfast transfer by boat back to Batang Ai terminal for your return journey to Kuching. Lunch will be provided en route at a local restaurant. Arrive in Kuching late afternoon and the rest of the day will be at leisure.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Grand Margherita Hotel
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: mulu: deer, lang caves, and bat viewing
    Rinocerous Hornbill can be seen in the parkRinocerous Hornbill can be seen in the park

    This morning you'll be transfered to the airport for your flight to Mulu. On arrival into Mulu, transfer to the hotel. Once settled, depart for Deer and Lang Caves. The journey by van from the resort to the Park’s Headquarters will be around 5 minutes. Have a quick look at the visitor center before proceeding on the elevated plankwalk through the jungle to arrive at the caves. After visiting the caves, you will await the exit of the bats on the observation platform outside. Return to the resort late in the evening.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Mulu Marriott Resort or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: mulu: wind and clearwater caves and penan settlement

    After breakfast at the resort, visit the Wind and Clearwater Caves. Your upriver longboat journey will be around 35 minutes. On the way, stop at the Penan settlement to see the interesting handicrafts made by this semi-nomadic tribe. After visiting the King’s Chamber in the Wind Cave, continue walking the plankwalk flanking the limestone cliff to the Clearwater Cave. A picnic lunch is served at the Clearwater rest house. You will have time to relax and swim in the natural pool. Return to the resort in the late afternoon to enjoy your free time.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
    Lodging
    Mulu Marriott Resort or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: mulu / kota kinabalu

    Depart after breakfast for our flight from Mulu to Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. On arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leasure.  

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hyatt Regency or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: kinabalu national park
    Mt. KinabaluMt. Kinabalu

    Drive 2 hours overland through paddy fields and Dusun villages, over the ridges of the Crocker Range to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 5,000 ft, to arrive at the park headquarters at Kundasang. Stop at the Visitor Centre and Mountain Garden; home to some of the 24 species of flowering rhododendrons, 10 species of carnivorous pitcher plants, 1,400 species of orchids, 600 species of ferns, 40 species of oak trees and 300 species of birds. If weather permits, take a guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surroundings to explore the forest. Return to Kota Kinabalu in the evening. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Hyatt Regency or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: sepilok orangutans / kinabatangan river
    Sepilok OrangutanSepilok Orangutan

    This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Sandakan. Proceed overland to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on a wooden plankwalk to witness the feeding of the orangutans at 10:00 am. Then visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. After lunch, continue to Sandakan jetty for a two hour boat journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan, with the opportunity to view birds and wildlife in virgin mangrove, wetland and rainforest habitats. In the late afternoon, take a two hour river cruise in search of some of the ten local primate species, including Proboscis monkeys, as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River. Return for a solar heated hot shower, a candlelit dinner and a slide show conducted by a naturalist guide.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Sukau Rainforest Lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: oxbow lakes and sukau
    The Gibbons are wonderful alarm clocksThe Gibbons are wonderful alarm clocks

    Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Take a 6:00 am morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlife. Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits), truly experiencing the wilderness of Borneo. After lunch, join an in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, proceed on another river cruise to observe more wildlife. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Sukau Rainforest Lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 12: menanggol river

    Take an early morning river cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife. After lunch, proceed 27 km overland journey to the vicinity of Gomantong Cave. Traverse deep into the forest along a trail in search of the 'man of the jungle'. Witness the exodus of over two million bats as well as raptors. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for overnight stay. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Sakau Rainforest Lodge
  • Day 13: sandakan / kota kinabalu

    After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat. Enjoy lunch in Sandakan before proceeding to the airport for your departure flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a night market tour. A brief sunset tour covering Signal Hill overlooking the city centre, Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Island. Visit the night market to bargain for the wide array of local spices, souvenirs, fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner before returning to the hotel. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hyatt Regency or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 14: onward

    Transfer to the airport for your flight out.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$3,550
Domestic flights not included; Group bases
Single Supplement:
$700
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
14 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Rustic longhouse & comfortable hotels and lodges
Activity Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Hiking, some boating and snorkeling
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Malaysia

Please note: Prices for this trip may fluctuate based on the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Malaysian Ringgit.

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Brunei

Duration: 3 days

From Kota Kinabalu fly to Brunei.  Spend the day touring Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s capital, and discovering Brunei’s history, heritage, religion, and culture. The day's tour includes a photo stop outside the Royal Palace, called Istana Nurul... read more

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Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
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Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
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Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
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Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
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