5D4N Highlights Of Kuching & Kota Kinabalu - Family Package B


REGION: Kuching & Kota Kinabalu
DURATION: 5 Days 4 Nights
PICK UP POINT: Kuching International Airport
PICK UP TIME: Depends on Your Flight Arrival Time (Preferably Before 11:00 Hrs)
DROP OFF POINT: Kota Kinabalu International Airport
DROP OFF TIME: Depends on Your Flight Departure Time
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • Sarawak Cultural Village
  • Fairy & Wind Caves 
  • Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre
  • Tamparuli Town
  • Nabalu Handicraft Market
  • Kinabalu Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site & Global Geopark
  • Outstanding Vantage Point of Mount Kinabalu
  • Botanical Gardens Nature Trail
  • Canopy Treetop Walk 
  • Poring Hot Spring 
  • North Borneo Cruises
  • Beautiful Bornean Sunset
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Pickup / Drop Off


Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Kuching / Sarawak Cultural Village

5 Days in Borneo begins with Day 1 in Kuching City, state capital of Sarawak. The beautiful friendship between you and Borneo will kick off on the cultural side of things, the first stop on the day’s agenda is Sarawak Cultural Village. Visit the award-winning ‘living’ museum that spreads over a 17-acre site at the foothills of mystical Mount Santubong. Here is where you will tap into the tribal lifestyles of the 7 major ethnic groups that makes Sarawak so culturally awesome. Discover the arts, crafts, games, tasty delicacies and also behold the architectural heritage of Longhouses representing the ethnic groups of Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu and the Melanau tall-house. Boogie down, Borneo style! Brace yourself for a multi-cultural dance performance in the village’s own theatre. After the tour, you’ll be transported back to your hotel.

Meals : Lunch Accommodation : Kuching 4-Star Hotel

Day 2 - Fairy & Wind Caves / Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre / Kuching

Wake up and pack up for a day of exploration deep into the innards of Kuching’s limestone caves! Hit the road for a 22km drive from Kuching City to a famous old mining centre named Bau where it is home to two unusual limestone caves.

First stop, Fairy Caves, where you’ll be met by a 3 storey high chamber opening. Explore the caves with a torchlight, and make your way to the main chamber where you can marvel at Stalacites and Stalagmites hanging tight from the cave ceilings. Look out for a formation deemed ‘The Goddess of Mercy”, three meters in height and resembling a women dressed in classical Chinese robes. Also another formation that looks like an old man crouching down. 

Wonder on to the Wind Cave, named for the constant cooling breeze that blows through it. Thread along the platform and find yourself in the midst of a dark-tunnel laced with bats and black-nest swiftlets, listen closely and you might hear them echo. Shimmy through conical cavities separated by blade-like pinnacles of limestone, limestone pendants hanging from the roof of the cave passage.

After feeding your wanderlust, it’s time to feed your stomach. Lunch time.

After lunch, get acquainted with the cheeky red-haired man of the forest, orangutans! Venture out into the Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre to meet these characteristic apes in their natural habitat. You will be able to spend some-time with the elusive creature during feeding time on the platform. Visitors are also given an opportunity to further understand how the facility works as a rehabilitation centre, where most of the Orang Utans are orphans rescued from illegal animal poaching and injuries. Orangutans always steal the spotlight, but, there are also other wildlife roaming the area. Keep an ear out for the songs of wild birds and rehabilitated gibbons. It is difficult to guarantee the wildlife sightings, as they are in a vast area, however it is a sanctuary for an array of animals like porcupines, crocodiles and river terrapins

Back to your Kuching 4-Star Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : Kuching 4-Star Hotel

Day 3 - [Flight] Kuching > Kota Kinabalu / Tamparuli Town / Nabalu Market / Kinabalu National Park / Poring Hot Spring

Your chapter in the Land of Hornbills ends, but the adventure continues in the Land Below the Wind, Sabah! Day 3 begins with you catching your flight to Kota Kinabalu City, locally known as KK, formally known as Deasoka (below the coconut tree), and famously known for its warm hospitality. Upon arrival, buckle up for a long drive in the morning as you will be whooshed straight into the countryside for your Kundasang tour.

After a couple of pitstops for handmade folk souvenirs and perhaps a taste of some exotic fruits, you will arrive at Malaysia’s first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark, Kinabalu National Park. Set at 1,500m above sea level, this 754sq kilometre park features one the Tallest Mountains in all of South East Asia as its centre piece, Mount Kinabalu—rising at 4.095.2m with cloud-hugging peaks that catch breath, enchants eyes and shading valleys below—certainly a sight to behold from Kinabalu National Park.

Next up, a guided tour of the botanic gardens to learn more about Kinabalu Park’s biological treasure trove—from carnivorous Pitcher Plants to rare Orchid species, the garden showcases a broad collection of endemic plant species found on all four of Mount Kinabalu’s unique climatic zones.

Depart for Poring Hot Spring for lunch. After lunch, it's time for a soothing sulphur bath. Take a dip in the all-natural mineral-rich hot springs surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. There is also a cold water pool nearby for those who prefer a cold dip.

Day 3  wraps up with an immersive exploration of Mount Kinabalu’s treetops. Poring’s Canopy Walkway now invites you to witness the grandeur a hundred million year old rainforest from a 175m length walkway suspended 60 meters above lush jungly tangles. Take in the sights and sounds and discover unique rainforest creatures from a bird’s eye view. Also, keep an eye out for some rare feathered beauties.

Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu City.

Note: After you land in Kota Kinabalu from Kuching, there is a long drive on the road ahead for your Kundasang tour.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : Kota Kinabalu 4-Star Luma Hotel

Day 4 - Fun Boat Snorkeling & Island Visit / North Borneo Cruises (Sunset & Dinner)

Sunny splendors are on today’s agenda. Your pick-up awaits at the Hotel Lobby where you then be whisked to the jetty and where a custom built Catamaran will transport you to your first snorkeling site on the 4, 292 hectare Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, welcome to the tropics of Borneo!

Gear up and jump right into for your snorkel session, accompanied by our experienced Dive Master. Snorkel your way through beautiful seascapes to mingle with marine life of all colors. Proceed to the next Snorkeling point, for a chance to spot more exotic marine life within the protected Marine park.

Upon completion of the second snorkeling session, transfer to the nearby TARP island for lunch. Thereafter, free and easy to relax on the island. In the mid-afternoon, pack up and take the boat transfer back to mainland, and drop off back at the hotel.

Come evening time, time for a razzle dazzle sunset dinner on the North Borneo Cruises, aimed to enchant you with breathtaking scenes of Sabah’s coast along with live performances on board.  Pass by water villages and tropical island paradises, view a world class sunset while being wined and dined. After dinner, the perfect end to a perfect evening as we cruise by Kota Kinabalu waterfront to see the beautiful city lights.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Kota Kinabalu 4-Star Luma Hotel

Day 5 - Kota Kinabalu (Or Extend Tour)

Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Thereafter, you airport transfer awaits. Bid farewell to a splendid 5 days under the Bornean sun. Till next time, Datang Lagi.

Meals : Breakfast

Meals 04 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, & 01 Dinner
Include Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Meals as Stated, English/Chinese Speaking Guide, 01 Economy Class Flight Ticket from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, Entrance Fees to Sarawak Cultural Village, Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk, Sabah Parks, Snorkeling Equipment, 04 Nights Accommodation
Accomodation 02 Nights 4-star Hotel Kuching (Twin/Triple Share)
02 Nights 4-star Kota Kinabalu Luma Hotel (Twin/Triple Share)
Exclude Beverages, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Light & Comfortable Clothing
  • Towel
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Warm jacket
  • Insect repellent

Dear Travellers, in light of the RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) imposed by Malaysia Government and effective until 31 August 2020, some of the tour attraction locations have been affected.  Please expect some adjustments to the published itinerary.  Amazing Borneo Tours will do our best to work around the limitations and continue to deliver a memorable experience for our valuable guests.

Mandatory Temperature Checking:  

  • Each tourist attraction requires mandatory temperature checking and recording of attendance before entering the premises.  Depending on the number of individuals present, this may require some waiting time.  

Poring Hot Spring: 

  • The opening hours of Poring Hot Spring attraction are now 0800 hrs - 1400 hrs daily.  
  • Entry is limited to 100 people at a time - waiting time may be required if the attraction is full.  
  • Only Canopy Walk Attraction is open; Hot Spring pools and all other attractions remain closed until further notice.

Kinabalu National Park:

  • The opening hours of Kinabalu Park and Botanical Garden for visitors are now 0800 hrs - 1500 hrs daily.  
  • No personal or company vehicles are allowed to drive around Kinabalu Park until further notice.  It is compulsory to use the Sabah Parks' official transport (KOKTAS) for any transfers within Kinabalu Park.  Please expect some waiting time due to limited KOKTAS vehicles available.

Nabalu Market:

  • Most of the local stalls in Nabalu Market are temporarily closed until further notice.  
  • The Nabalu viewing platform has been temporarily closed to visitors until further notice.   
  • Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your sales consultant for availability.
  • Please select flights with arrival time in Kuching before 13:30hrs on Day 1.

About Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring:

  •  Kinabalu Park is at high altitude approximately 1500 meter above sea level, it can get cold.
  •  The Canopy Walkway is approximately 60 meter above the ground, not for the faint Heart.
  •  Poring Hot Spring Outdoor Bathtubs are for complimentary use and are free of charge. Guests can rent Indoor bathtubs but at own expense.
  • There are only ten (10) standard and five (05) deluxe Indoor Bathubs at Poring Hot Spring. Rates are at MYR 15/- per hour per standard indoor bathtub and MYR 20/- per hour per deluxe indoor bathtub payable on the spot but are subject to availability.
  • The Slide Pool located in Poring Hot Springs is closed on every Mondays for maintenance. Guests are able to purchase the entrance fee (at own expense) to Slide Pool for MYR 3/- per person. Free for 6 years old and below.
  • Kindly take note that camera fees apply before entering Canopy Walk. Cameras will be charged MYR 5 each and Video Cameras / Camcoders will be charged MYR 30 each.
  • Butterfly Farm located in Poring Hot Springs is closed on every Mondays.
  • Depending on the season, you may get the rare chance to spot the Rafflesia flowers in bloom, which only lasts for 3 to 5 days. They are located at the private gardens beside Poring Hot Springs. Entrance fees are at MYR 30 per person though this will be at your own expenses.

About Fun Boat Snorkelling:

  •  Boat journey to the Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • We will not know when is the jelly fish season as it varies. Usually it occurs during mid of the year or/and end of the year. Just be extra careful and inform our guides should you be bitten. Our guides are first aid trained.
  • Jelly bugs are common in the waters but they are usually harmless and it will just cause some slight itch.
  • Please do not bring valuables as there are no lockers on the islands.
  • For North Borneo Cruises Tour,
    • Latest Update as of 23 Sep 2020:  We are not accepting passengers who are arriving from Lahad Datu / Tawau / Semporna / Kunak within the last 14 days until further notice. You are also required to declare if you have visited any of the aforementioned places. Please arrange with our sales representative for alternative arrangement.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level.The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours does not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Stay warm! You may bring a sweater along with you as it can get a wee bit chilly up in Kinabalu Park.
  • Everyone needs a little bit of vitamin "sea"! Islands are one of Sabah's most sought after attractions, and they do tend to get a little bit crowded during the Weekends, Public Holidays, and Peak Seasons from July - August.
  • Before going out for some fun in the sun, you may bring along some SPF50 sunscreen and an umbrella to protect your skin.
  • For any Island tour, if you're interested in water sports (ie banana boat, seawalking, parasailing, etc), be sure to bring along a little bit of extra cash as these activities are not included in our tour package.