17 days/15 nights featuring stops in Singapore, Kuching, Batang Ai and Damai Beach. From $3353 per person, twin sharing.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Includes private transfers and tours, all admissions to attractions per itinerary and English speaking local tour guides.
Day 1 – Canada/Singapore: Depart Canada for the tropical island of Singapore via Vancouver. Typically, your routing will include a short connection in Vancouver. Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight services!
Day 2 – Singapore: Cross the international dateline and arrive in Singapore the next day. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 – Singapore: A morning tour showcases the gardens and parks that earned Singapore its nickname, “The Garden City. Sights include “Little India, Chinatown, the President’s Palace, Empress Place in the heart of the colonial district, and the bustling waterfront. The final stop is the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, with its famous orchids. (B)
Day 4 – Singapore: A free day to explore Singapore on your own. Looking for more tours? Ask us about other tour options you may enjoy or ask the hotel concierge to make a suggestion! (B)
Day 5 – Singapore/Kuching: Today spend the morning at your leisure, and then in the afternoon transfer from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Kuching. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Day 6 – Kuching: Today visit an Orangutan rehabilitation centre where you will observe how the rangers prepare the once captive Orangutans to return to the forest. In the afternoon you will tour the city of Kuching. This city is one of the few left in S.E. Asia that will remind you of old Asia. (B)
Day 7 – Kuching: Free day to explore and shop on your own. (B)
Day 8 – Kuching: This morning you will travel by car for 45 km. to Bau Town, with a stop to a bird’s nest processing factory. At Bau Town, you will visit a Chinese Temple, cemetery and pepper farm. Then onward to Gading National park where you will embark on a hiking trail to observe the rainforest. You may find a blooming Rafflesia (largest flower in the world) waiting for you. (B)
Day 9 – Kuching/Batang Ai: Depart Kuching in the morning for Batang Ai. Stops at a local market in Serian town, and also to observe wild orchids and pitcher plants. Lunch will be served in Lachau, a small upcountry Chinese village. Here you can still observe barter trading between the natives of Kalimantan, the Chinese shop owners and the natives Saawak. After lunch, proceed to the beautiful Batang Ai Lake where you will board a ferry for a 30 minute ride across the lake to the Hilton Batang Ai resort. (B,L)
Day 10 – Batang Ai: Your morning will start with a fascinating visit with natives of Borneo. You will board a native longboat for an hour journey across the lake to reach a native longhouse. Upon arrival, you will be taken for a tour around the longhouse to meet the natives and their families. You will observe their local musical instruments and traditional war dances in full ceremonial regalia. Enjoy a native lunch and afterwards, take a short jungle walk to visit their farms and the surrounding forests. (B,L)
Day 11 – Batang Ai: A free day for you to relax at this lakeside resort, or to explore the rainforest on your own. (B)
Day 12 – Batang Ai/Damai Beach: After breakfast, depart the resort for Damai Beach area, with a stop at Lachau (small Chinese village) for lunch. Then on to the white sandy beach of Damai. (B,L)
Day 13 – Damai Beach: Three free days to relax on the beach. (B)
Day 14 – Damai Beach: Free day. (B)
Day 15 – Damai Beach: Free day. (B)
Day 16 – Damai Beach/Singapore: Today your must say goodbye and transfer from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Singapore. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Day 17 – Singapore/Canada: Say goodbye to the Orient and depart Singapore for flights home. (B)