Start with Kuala Lumpur’s icons and end with Borneo’s beaches and jungled beauty
- Spot turtles and monkeys among pristine rainforest and colourful reefs
- Take in Kuala Lumpur’s skyscraping sights and diverse heritage
- Relax on the white sands of a Bornean island
- Stay in luxury, with private villas and city-centre rooftop pools
- Enjoy a range of complimentary adventure excursions
- 2 Nights Kuala Lumpur
- 5 Nights Gaya Island
Beach | History & culture | Honeymoon | Spa
This is your chance to pair one of Asia’s great cities with the white sands and wildlife wonders of Borneo. Begin with a boutique stay in Kuala Lumpur – comparing its skyscraping icons with its technicolour templesn– before an included flight hop sees out to a palm-fringed Bornean island. While the spa, pristine beaches and your private villa offer plenty of opportunity for relaxation, you’ll also want to explore. Snorkel with turtles, spot monkeys hidden in rainforest depths and enjoy a range of complimentary excursions, from naturalist-led hikes to craft workshops.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before boarding your overnight flight.
On arrival in the Malaysian capital you’ll be met by a private driver who’ll see you to your boutique accommodation, all contemporary slick and sundeck chic. And, positioned right in the city centre, you’ll be perfectly poised to explore. A fascinating cultural diversity plays out across Kuala Lumpur, with the colourful bustle of Chinatown paired with the market stalls of Little India and the ornate domes of the city’s great mosques. It all makes for a true culinary education, watched over by the iconic spires of the Petronas Towers. At day’s end, relax at your hotel’s rooftop bar and pool to drink in the citywide views.
Stay: Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur (Superior)
Today, a private transfer and flight will see you to Borneo for a short boat hop on to Gaya Island, settling in to your private villa to enjoy some white-sands relaxation complemented by gourmet dining and spa indulgences. But, as your veranda’s views will attest, there’s plenty to explore, from rainforests and coral reefs to mangroves and secluded bays. It’s all brought to life by a range of complimentary excursions, including naturalist-led treks, traditional handicraft workshops and biologist-accompanied visits to a marine-life centre. You can even book onto everything from cooking courses and deep-sea fishing trips to snorkelling and diving expeditions. Whichever you choose, expect to spot the likes of clownfish, endangered turtles and proboscis monkeys.
Stay: Gaya Island Resort, Malaysian Borneo (Superior)
Depart for UK
After breakfast, a boat transfer will bring you back to Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu for your overnight flight home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
10-day tailor-made beach holiday from £1,460 incl. flights
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