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  • Track and spot orangutans in the wild with a private nature guide.
  • Private tour into the aquamarine waters of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
  • Cruise the Kinabatangan River to spot jungle wildlife on the water's edge.
  • Up close encounters with orphaned orangs and sun bears at a rainforest rehabilitation center.
  • Hand picked selection of accommodations, including one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World.
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Take to the jungles of Borneo, coming face-to-face with Malaysia's exotic wildlife in its natural habitat. When you lock eyes with an orangutan in the wild, an intellectual connection unlike any other is forged. It's at this moment you'll know nothing will ever be the same.

The world’s largest flower – the Rafflesia – blooms along the roadsides of Kota Kinabalu, your city gateway to the Borneo rainforest. Venture deep into the precious jungle preserves of the Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley, where you’ll feel time drift away, experiencing a place virtually untouched by modern development. Rainforest cruises, treks and canopy walks with a professional nature guide will reveal the wild beauty of Borneo from every angle. Open yourself up to once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, from exotic birds, to wild cats, and of course, the critically endangered great orangutan.

The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world’s foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world’s most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
    Kota Kinabalu
    • Activity - Airport Meet & Greet
    • Private Transfer - Airport (City Hotel) - Vehicle/Guide
    Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu (B) (Vista Seaview (Deluxe))
  • Day 2 Kota Kinabalu
    Kota Kinabalu
    • Private Tour - Mari-Mari Cultural Village (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide (City Hotel)
    • Afternoon At Leisure
    • Private Tour - Kota Kinabalu Night Markets (with Dinner, 3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide (City Hotel)
    Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu (B) (Vista Seaview (Deluxe))
  • Day 3 Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan to Kinabatangan River
    Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan to Kinabatangan River
    • Private Transfer - Airport (City Hotel) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Shared Transfer - with Sepilok Orangutans & Sun Bear Center (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Air - Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan [45 mins] - Economy
    • Small Group Tour - Wildlife River Safari (1 hr) - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Kinabatangan River
    Kinabatangan River
    • Small Group Tour - Oxbow Lake Wildlife Cruise (2 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    • Small Group Tour - Hornbill Boardwalk Walking Tour (45 min) - Guide
    • Small Group Tour - River Cruise for Wildlife (2 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Kinabatangan River to Lahad Datu to Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    Kinabatangan River to Lahad Datu to Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    • Private Transfer - (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Transfer - (2.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Welcome Drink & Check-In
    • Private Tour - Nature Trek with Canopy Walkway (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Optional: Extended Night Drive (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    • Private Tour - Birdwatching (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Private Tour - Birdwatching & Trail Trek (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    • Private Tour - Wildlife Trekking (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Private Tour - Sapa Bebandil & Ginger Trail Wildlife Trek (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    Danum Valley Nature Reserve
    • Private Tour - In Search of Orangutans & Gibbons (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Private Tour - Coffin Cliff & More (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Danum Valley Nature Reserve to Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
    Danum Valley Nature Reserve to Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
    • At Leisure
    • Private Transfer - Airport (2.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu [55 mins] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Beach Hotel) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 10 Kota Kinabalu
    Kota Kinabalu
    • Private Tour - Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat (Beach Hotel)
    • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru at Leisure
  • Day 11 Kota Kinabalu
    Kota Kinabalu
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Beach Hotel) - Vehicle/Guide
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

For your added comfort, your driver-guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it, and show you to your private vehicle for your onward transfer.

Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu (B) (Vista Seaview (Deluxe))

Showcasing the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo with its superb views of the city, Mount Kinabalu, and the South China Sea, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is located at the heart of the city’s vibrant retail and entertainment districts. Bask in the stunning views of the South China Sea from the outdoor pool, explore a myriad of delectable flavours at the four restaurants and bars or pamper yourself at the Solace Spa. The 306 sophisticated guest rooms, including 31 suites, boast spectacular views of the city or South China Sea, state-of-the-art technology, serene bedrooms, and sumptuous marble bathrooms—for a stay as stylish as it is comfortable.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Meridien
Le Meridien

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu

Meet your private driver-guide and set out on a half-day tour to experience the Mari-Mari Cultural Village, an open-air museum preserving Borneo ethnic culture. Located about 25 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu, the journey will take you along roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and over-arched by wild blue skies. Featuring five different ethnic tribes, the village aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and traditions of Borneo. See and experience the culture and lifestyle of how the indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo lived in the days before electricity was introduced in their land. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as you traverse the village, finding demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of yesteryear come to life. For example, a blowpipe demonstration, how to start a fire from scratch, tattoo-making and its symbolism, and more. Conclude with a return transfer to Kota Kinabalu.

Relax with the afternoon at leisure. While the city of Kota Kinabalu is at your fingertips, often, this is an ideal time to rest and recharge in order to combat jet-lag.

Meet your private driver-guide and set out at dusk, heading to the colorful night markets of Kota Kinabalu where trinkets and souvenirs galore await. Wander the market on a bargain hunt with your guide, taking in the aura of this lively area. Then, watch the city's nightlife unfold before your eyes in its entire glittery splendor, as you climb the stairs for a view over the illuminated city from the vantage point of Signal Hill’s observation deck. After, you'll be treated to a delicious traditional Malaysian dinner, enhanced by an alluring cultural performance of Sabah dances. Afterward, you're free to spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure, painting the town red at any of the city’s popular night spots.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu (B) (Vista Seaview (Deluxe))
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mari-Mari Cultural Village
Mari-Mari Cultural Village
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kota Kinabalu Sunset
Kota Kinabalu Sunset

Day 3: Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Kinabatangan River

Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer.

From the airport, join a shared transfer to your rainforest lodge, with a guided tour en route where you'll visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, bearing witness to these remarkable great apes. Learn about the plight of the orangs, and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Center. You'll take a walk along a wooden boardwalk into the rainforest where you'll witness the feeding of the orangutans, before continuing to the nursery area where you'll see some of the youngest members in the early stages of their rehabilitation. After, you'll visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Center where you'll get to see the world's smallest bear, and learn about the ongoing conservation efforts. After a midday lunch, you'll continue to the multi-award winning ecolodge Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. The flight time is approximately 45 minutes.

Join a small group wildlife safari by boat on the Kinabatang River. Along the way, you'll be looking for birds and wildlife, with your guide keeping a trained eye peeled for whichever creatures are visible along the river's edge, with chances to see the renowned proboscis monkey. Every boat is equipped with outboard engines and electric motor. With its clean and quiet operation, the electric motor will be turned on to manoeuver the boat only during wildlife viewing (if location and river current permits). This way, you’ll be able to truly enjoy the wildlife experience without disturbing the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings. Take loads of photographs as the wildlife extravaganza puts on a show. Return for a hot shower after sunset before enjoying a candle light buffet dinner overlooking the mighty river. 

Accommodation: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

One of National Geographic's acclaimed Unique Lodges of the World, the Sukau Rainforest Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, in one of Borneo's most exceptional yet sensitive environments. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophony of its wildlife inhabitants, while staying in rare style and comfort designed to uphold genuine eco-lodge ethos. Dine with a panoramic view of the Kinabatangan River, and enjoy wildlife sightings along a 1,500-foot-long boardwalk. Sukau Rainforest Lodge provides extraordinary experiences in an extraordinary place.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis Monkey
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Young Orangutan
Young Orangutan

Day 4: Kinabatangan River

Join an early morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake, taking advantage of the increased bird and wildlife activity as the rainforest wakes up. If conditions are just right, you might even wake to a surreal heavenly experience shrouded in mists. Return to a full breakfast awaiting you, taking the time to just immerse yourself in the surroundings.

After breakfast, proceed as a small group for an educational walking tour along the lodge's 1,500-foot-long Hornbill Boardwalk with a private in-house expert naturalist guide, keeping your eyes peeled to spot orangutans. 

After afternoon tea, head out onto the river once again in search of more wildlife. Be sure to capture the moments and enjoy yourself as you return at sunset from your final river cruise. 

Accommodation: Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wildlife Spotting
Wildlife Spotting
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Borneo Hornbill
Borneo Hornbill

Day 5: Kinabatangan River - Lahad Datu - Danum Valley Nature Reserve

After breakfast, depart by private vehicle to Lahad Datu, for registration and a briefing on your next adventure in the Danum Valley.

After your registration and briefing, you'll depart privately on a 2.5 hour transfer to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Danum Valley, the largest largest protected area of lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah, covering 43,800 hectares.

Arrive to a welcome drink, as you check-in and get ready for the excitement that awaits.

This afternoon you'll warm up to the lodge surroundings as you set out with a private guide for an introductory nature trek, as well as a walk along the 980-foot Canopy Walkway, offering up-close observation of the rainforest environment. The Walkway, which at its peak gets to heights of 85 feet from the ground below, is designed and engineered to be ‘tree friendly’ without rigging any of the steel cables directly onto the trees. The spacious and sturdy platforms provide a safe and unobstructed up-close view of the 130-million-year-old virgin jungle’s canopy.

Optional / Not Included:
Each evening, as the jungle under the cloak of darkness is quite different from its daytime buzz, you may opt to extend your wildlife viewing by joining optional night drives in hopes of maximizing sightings of a number of exceptional creatures. If desired, these add-ons are payable on the spot.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is nestled in a magnificent setting alongside the Danum River flowing through Sabah's largest protected Lowland Rainforest - the Danum Valley Conservation Area. With 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed protected rainforest, the Danum Valley is home to a staggering array of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and plants. The Lodge features 30 individual chalets with ceiling fan and en-suite washroom, offering an ambiance that is both intimate and sustainable. The use of recycled wood products and locally sourced materials have been emphasized to ensure minimal waste during construction, while service is provided in a manner that minimizes impact on this pristine environment. Due to the remote locale, all meals are provided in the on-site lodge restaurant.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Canopy Walkway
Canopy Walkway
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Optional: Extended Night Drive
Optional: Extended Night Drive

Day 6: Danum Valley Nature Reserve

Now that you've gotten a taste of the surroundings, you'll set out with a dedicated private guide for a more personalized discovery into the delights of the Danum Valley rainforest. Spend two hours birdwatching in the Danum Valley, one of the few places in the region that is still teeming with bird life. This preserved rainforest with its pristine environment is home to myriads of all shapes, sizes, colors and sounds! To date over 275 species have been recorded and the list is still growing. The lowland dipterocarp forest of Danum Valley is home to several species of birds that are endemic to Borneo. These include the Bornean Bristlehead, Bulwer’s Pheasant, Bornean Ground-Cuckoo, Bornean Wren-Babbler, Black-throated Wren-Babbler and Dusky Munia, just to name a few. It is also home to all eight species of the Bornean Hornbills and six species of Pitta, including the impressive Giant Pitta. Danum Valley is indeed a birdwatcher’s paradise!

This afternoon, your private guide will take you for some additional birdwatching, combined with trekking along the Hornbill Trail.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Great Argus Pheasant
Great Argus Pheasant
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Day 7: Danum Valley Nature Reserve

With your private nature guide, set out on a 2-hour trek today, exploring the natural splendor of the lowland dipterocarp rainforest. Encounters with mouse deer, lizards, butterflies and several species of monkeys are quite common. Guests frequently spot the orangutan or a herd of elephants roaming around in the jungle. In the morning one could be awaken by the haunting calls of the Borneo Gibbon. 

In the afternoon, join your private guide for a walk to Sapa Bebandil and the Ginger Trail, keeping your eyes peeled for the wildlife you'll spot along the way.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Borneo Elephant
Borneo Elephant

Day 8: Danum Valley Nature Reserve

Some of the most intriguing creatures of the Danum Valley are the primates, specifically the orangutan and gibbon. Your private nature guide will take you out in search of these apes, hoping to locate them in their natural habitat. The orangutan specifically, being one of the world's few great apes, has extreme cognitive abilities and self-awareness. While specific animal sightings cannot be guaranteed, your expert nature guide will take you to the most likely places in the forest that have produced sightings in the past. If luck is on your side, experience unforgettable encounters as you share moments of curiosity with these astonishing creatures.

Enjoy an afternoon trek with your private guide to the Kadazandusun burial site known as Coffin Cliff, for some gibbon tracking. You'll get to visit a natural jacuzzi pool as well as the ancient burial site belonging to the Sugpan tribe, former inhabitants of the area.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Orangutans
Orangutans

Day 9: Danum Valley Nature Reserve - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu

Spend the morning at leisure, taking advantage of the lodge facilities before checking out and continuing your journey onward.

Meet your private driver for a transfer to the airport in Lahad Datu.

Fly from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu. The flight time is approximately 55 minutes.

Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru

Located 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, coral islands and the city center, just 150-minute flight time from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a tranquil retreat offering 492 beautifully appointed mountain and sea view rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, and a wealth of enjoyable recreational opportunities for families and leisure travelers. The resort is home to CHI, The Spa, a luxurious private spa experience based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. The spa comprises of 5 single villas, 3 couples' villas and an open Yoga Pavilion, all located on Pulau Bayu, the resort’s private island. It is one of the only two five-star spas in Kota Kinabalu.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  At Leisure
At Leisure
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Exterior
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Exterior

Day 10: Kota Kinabalu

Experience the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park with a private guide. You'll transfer privately to the jetty where you'll board a shared boat for a ride across to Gaya Island, the largest of five islands in the park, known to have some of the best lowland forests in the region. Arriving to the island, you'll disembark with your guide for a 1.5 hour trek through coastal vegetation, mangrove swap, and lowland dipterocarp forest, with your guide calling your attention to the intriguing flora and fauna you'll spot along the way. After trekking through the primary forest, you'll continue by boat to nearby Sapi Island, the smallest of the park islands, renowned for spectacular snorkeling and colorful marine life. Here you'll get to spend time at leisure, either swimming, snorkeling, or just relishing in the ocean breeze on the white sandy beach. You'll be treated to a bbq lunch midday, and have some more time at leisure before returning to Kota Kinabalu by boat. Conclude with a transfer back to your hotel by private vehicle.

Enjoy time at leisure at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru. The resort's pool is a 21,500 sq.ft. cool aquatic escape from the tropical heat, and comes complete with a tapered shoreline for children, and a jacuzzi and infinity pool section for adults. Make use of the on-site health club, spa, tennis courts, or perhaps the Pitch & Putt golf area. Spend your time as you wish.

Accommodation: Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vibrant Waters of Sapa Island
Vibrant Waters of Sapa Island
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  At Leisure: Infinity Pool
At Leisure: Infinity Pool

Day 11: Kota Kinabalu

Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu (B) (Vista Seaview (Deluxe)): Kota Kinabalu

Showcasing the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo with its superb views of the city, Mount Kinabalu, and the South China Sea, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is located at the heart of the city’s vibrant retail and entertainment districts. Bask in the stunning views of the South China Sea from the outdoor pool, explore a myriad of delectable flavours at the four restaurants and bars or pamper yourself at the Solace Spa. The 306 sophisticated guest rooms, including 31 suites, boast spectacular views of the city or South China Sea, state-of-the-art technology, serene bedrooms, and sumptuous marble bathrooms—for a stay as stylish as it is comfortable.

Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Kinabatangan River

One of National Geographic's acclaimed Unique Lodges of the World, the Sukau Rainforest Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, in one of Borneo's most exceptional yet sensitive environments. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophony of its wildlife inhabitants, while staying in rare style and comfort designed to uphold genuine eco-lodge ethos. Dine with a panoramic view of the Kinabatangan River, and enjoy wildlife sightings along a 1,500-foot-long boardwalk. Sukau Rainforest Lodge provides extraordinary experiences in an extraordinary place.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge: Danum Valley Nature Reserve

The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is nestled in a magnificent setting alongside the Danum River flowing through Sabah's largest protected Lowland Rainforest - the Danum Valley Conservation Area. With 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed protected rainforest, the Danum Valley is home to a staggering array of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and plants. The Lodge features 30 individual chalets with ceiling fan and en-suite washroom, offering an ambiance that is both intimate and sustainable. The use of recycled wood products and locally sourced materials have been emphasized to ensure minimal waste during construction, while service is provided in a manner that minimizes impact on this pristine environment. Due to the remote locale, all meals are provided in the on-site lodge restaurant.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru : Kota Kinabalu

Located 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, coral islands and the city center, just 150-minute flight time from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a tranquil retreat offering 492 beautifully appointed mountain and sea view rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, and a wealth of enjoyable recreational opportunities for families and leisure travelers. The resort is home to CHI, The Spa, a luxurious private spa experience based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. The spa comprises of 5 single villas, 3 couples' villas and an open Yoga Pavilion, all located on Pulau Bayu, the resort’s private island. It is one of the only two five-star spas in Kota Kinabalu.

Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Exterior
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Exterior
Malaysia: The Jungles of Borneo Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fitness Club
Fitness Club

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Tin T — June 22, 2019 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic, well planned, great tour guys. That was a trip of a lifetime and Kensington Tours had done an exceptional well in organizing from the fly to Japan, Hong Kong, Bali & Singapore to the hotels, daily tours with the level of details and places we wouldn't have known where to go. Can't wait for Kensington Tours to organize our 3rd trip in the near future!

  • Ann M — June 20, 2019 — Asia

    Asia Expert Yuki Ng did an amazing job of setting up our trip. She totally understood what we wanted to see and do. My husband, 17-year-old grandson and I spent a week in Seoul in June of 2019. Miriam, also known as CJ, our local guide in Seoul, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We totally enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much about the history and culture of Korea and with her expert guidance, we were introduced to many different and delicious Korean foods. Our lunches with her were memorable not only for the variety of restaurants and dishes that we sampled but also for the stimulating and pleasant conversations we shared while eating. She also made several suggestions for things to do in the evening that added to our enjoyment of the city. We were truly fortunate to have Miriam as our guide. Our driver Mr. Jo was also great. He calmly and expertly navigated the congested streets of Seoul and always greeted us with a smile and a pleasant ‘good morning.’ We had not been to Seoul before this trip. We found it to be vibrant, beautiful, and very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were beyond what we expected. We had a wonderful time in Seoul. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Anne H — May 28, 2019 — Asia

    My trip was a dream come true! From the time I landed in Beijing to the time I landed back to the US, everything was perfect. I traveled alone, but felt very safe and very well taken care of by the guides and drivers I had in the different cities and countries I visited. I learned so much about the culture and heritage of the Chinese, Tibetan and the Nepalese people. It was worth every penny I spend and much more!

  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

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