THE BORNEO JOURNEY (WEST BORNEO) - small cruise ships
01432 507 280 (within UK) [email protected] | small-cruise-ships.com THE BORNEO JOURNEY (WEST BORNEO) Borneo has some of the world's most wildlife-rich equatorial rain-forests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. We will discover West Borneo, shared by Malaysiaand Brunei. Ancient rainforests, jungle wildlife, picturesque coastal 'kampung' (villages), a culinary melting pot: Borneo is calling! ITINERARY Day 1 Kuching MALAYSIA / SARAWAK Embarkation 3 pm - Overnight in port. Day 2 Kuching MALAYSIA / SARAWAK Today our optional excursion will take us to the Bako National Park in search for the world- famous proboscis Monkeys. In the afternoon we board the Panorama II right from the beach and sail to nearby Lakei Island for an afternoon of relaxation. Overnight at sea to Mukah. Day 3 Mukah MALAYSIA / SARAWAK Mid-day arrival in Mukah. Disembarkation and optional excursion in the Melanau Heartland home of the Melanau. Visit Lamin Dana, a traditional Melanau house built above the water. Marvel at their intricate costumes and handicraft. Overnight at anchor. Day 4 MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
THE BORNEO JOURNEY (WEST BORNEO) - small cruise ships
Borneo has some of the world's most wildlife-rich equatorialrain-forests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture.We will discover West Borneo, shared by Malaysiaand Brunei.Ancient rainforests, jungle wildlife, picturesque coastal'kampung' (villages), a culinary melting pot: Borneo is calling!
Day 1 Kuching MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Embarkation 3 pm - Overnight in port.
Day 2 Kuching MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Today our optional excursion will take us to the Bako NationalPark in search for the world- famous proboscis Monkeys. In theafternoon we board the Panorama II right from the beach andsail to nearby Lakei Island for an afternoon of relaxation.Overnight at sea to Mukah.
Day 3 Mukah MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Mid-day arrival in Mukah. Disembarkation and optionalexcursion in the Melanau Heartland home of the Melanau. VisitLamin Dana, a traditional Melanau house built above the water.Marvel at their intricate costumes and handicraft. Overnight atanchor.
Full-day optional excursion to Sibu, a city built along the mightRajan River, the largest river of Malaysia. Spend the morning intown, strolling around Old Sibu markets and visit the 7 StoreyChinese Pagoda. After lunch go up river with fast boats in Ibanterritory. Late evening return to Sibu and Mukah - Overnight atsea to Bintulu.
Day 5 Bintulu MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Morning arrival in Bintulu. Our optional excursion will take us toSimilajau National Park designed around a mangrove forest andthe Likau River. Later we will drive back to town and we will strolthrough Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu markets. Back to the shipfor a late lunch. Overnight at sea to Miri.
Day 6 Miri MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Early morning disembarkation. This morning our optionalexcursion will take us by plane to Gunung National Park, aWorld Heritage site. During the first day there will be time totake the 3km elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave, the largestcave passage in the world. Explore the impressive stalactitesand stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave; Lessadventurous guests can select the Iban Longhouse & LambirHill & Waterfalls optional excursion. In the evening we sail toBrunei. Overnight at sea.
Day 7 Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan SULTANATE OF BRUNEI
Today you will discover the Sultanate of Brunei 2 facets withyour full-day optional tour. First Brunei's countryside and therural life of the Dusun, Iban and Kedayan indigenous people.Enjoy lunch and a Ngajat traditioonal dance performance.Return to town and revel at the Palace of Light and otherintricate monuments and palaces. Overnight at sea to KotaKinabalu
Day 8 Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA / SABAH
Morning arrival in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah regionand also often called KK. We have two optional excursions intoday’s program. A day excursion by air to Sandakan in NorthBorneo for a full day at the Sepilok Orang utan Reserve and aKinabatangan River cruise. Alternatively you can select theKianbalu Park and Poring Hot Spring tour in the area of theKinabalu mountain, Southeast Asia's highest mountain. A41-high canopy walk will allow you to admire Borneos's faunaand flora. Farewell dinner at the sounds of Malay music.
Day 9 Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA / SABAH
Disembarkation 9:00 to 10:00.
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A beautiful 2 masted state of the art sail cruiser which canaccommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. Panorama IIoffers a high standard of accommodation, comfort & safety. Thepublic areas include a main lounge with deep pile carpet andcomfortable sofas. The aft area at the Upper deck providesgenerous semi covered or sun exposed areas and somemagnificent views. The restaurant area at the lower deck is theperfect setting for any of your meals, with generous buffet spaceand seating, while the swimming platform enables you to swimwhen weather and anchorage conditions permit.The Panorama II cabins located at the upper and main decksare equipped with windows, while those at the lower deck comewith portholes. All cabins are handsomely designed, finishedwith lustrous wood trims and warm fabrics. The fully equippedbathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins areair-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers,mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safeboxes.