Take the kids on a magical journey to explore the wonders of tropical Sabah. Learn how orangutans are rehabilitated, spot wildlife in steamy jungles and swim among colourful fish. Along the way, make friends with local villagers, try delicious cuisine and enjoy plenty of time to kick back and relax. Round up the family and jump onboard this excellent adventure into the heart of Borneo.
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Welcome to Sabah, a place where ancient traditions and exotic wildlife thrive. Choose to visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village to tour the mystical House of Skulls and learn about ancient legends. The nearby islands are great for swimming and snorkelling.
Days 2-3 Kinabalu National Park
Get a taste of mountain life heading into Kinabalu National Park, home to Borneo's highest peak, Mt Kinabalu. Hit walking trails, explore waterfalls and enjoy a relaxing soak in thermal pools at Poring Hot Springs. Perhaps a visit butterfly farm or take to the treetops on a canopy walk.
Days 4-5 Kinabatangan Jungle Camp/Homestay
A local homestay provides the opportunity to interact with villagers and learn about their unique way of life and how they contribute to the preservation of the area's ecosystem. Spend a night camping in the jungle - spotting wildlife such as macaques, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and perhaps even wild orangutans.
Days 6-7 Sepilok Orangutan Reserve
Visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see these cheeky creatures feeding and playing. The following day, meet the residents of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orangutans are cared for before being released back into the wild. Take a walk along jungle trails and try to spot these 'men of the forest' in their natural habitat.
Day 8 Pulau Tiga National Park
Enjoy an entire day of beachside bliss at an idyllic island getaway. Swim in the clear, turquoise waters. or snorkel among colourful fish and sea turtles. Visit one of the nearby bubbling mud volcanoes or simply relax on the white-sand beaches.
Days 9-11 Kota Kinabalu
Take a boat trip Snake Island, a breeding ground for the yellow-lipped sea krait, then return to the mainland and stay at a seaside guesthouse. There are plenty of optional activities on offer here - why not picnic on a nearby island, soak up some sun on the beach or hire a kayak to explore the coastline?