BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769family adenrstuv175ItineraryDAY 1 / KOTA KINABALU - Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to hotel. DAY 2 / TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN NATIONAL PARK - Hop on a ferry for our day trip to a tropical island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Here we can relax and swim in the warm waters or do some snorkelling.DAY 3 / Travel along the coast to the 'Tip of Borneo', where we witness the picturesque vista of the place where the South China Sea meets the Sulu Sea. This is an exceptionally scenic area and there is time for us to swim or just relax on one of the finest beaches in Borneo. We then check into our traditional longhouse where we are guest of the Rungus people for the night. DAYS 4-5 / MOUNT KINABALU - We trek to a nearby rubber estate, where we get a chance at testing our skills at rubber tapping. We then ride our bicycles for about 5 kilometres through scenic farms to the Mompilis Village longhouse. Here we can enjoy a fresh coconut drink. We then drive to Mount Kinabalu National Park. Here we can swim or soak in the Poring Hot Springs and check out the canopy walk which consists of a series of walkways suspended 40 metres from trees above the jungle floor and offers unique views of the surrounding forest. It's great fun and a terrific way to spot birds and other wildlife.DAYS 6-7 / SANDAKAN - SEPILOK ORANG-UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE - Drive to Sandakan for an fternoon city tour. The following day we visit the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre which teaches survival skills to orphaned apes - who are absolutely adorable - so that they can be re-introduced into the wild. We then take a boat journey along Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan, to Sukau Rainforest Lodge. En route we have opportunities to spot birds and other wildlife in virgin mangrove, wetland and rainforest habitats. DAY 8 / KINABATANGAN RIVER - Enjoy a full day in the jungle at the Kinabantangan River. On our boat cruise we keep our eyes open for a variety of wildlife - proboscis monkeys, macaques, hornbills, otters and elephants, to name just a few! DAY 9 / KOTA KINABALU Fly to Kota Kinabalu and the Beringgis Beach Resort located on a three-kilometre stretch of sandy beach along the scenic Kinarut coastline. The resort offers an assortment of relaxing and fun-filled recreational activities. DAY 10 / KOTA KINABALU - Our tour ends in Kota Kinabalu this morning.Orang-utan-go 10 days Beautiful rainforests and tropical islands make Borneo the perfect place to spot exotic wildlifeWith its mysterious jungle, entrancing islands and abundant wildlife, Borneo is a rare and wonderful destination. Relax by white sands and warm seas on an idyllic island, cycle through the pretty Sabah countryside and experience a jungle canopy walk at Kinabalu Park. Meet the original wildmen of Borneo too, on a visit to the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre at Sepilok, which teaches survival skills to orphaned, absolutely adorable, apes to assist their re-introduction to the wild. Take a cruise along the great bends of the Kinabatangan River and keep an eye open for a variety of wildlife - proboscis monkeys, macaques, hornbills, otters and elephants, to name just a few.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGrade: Wildlife Easy / Culture EasyInclusions: Local tour leader, arrival and departure transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation: 2 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights rainforest lodge, 2 nights park lodge, 1 night longhouse, 1 night beach resort Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size: Minimum 8, maximum 15. Tour code: PTOOStart FinishStart Finish201103 Jan 12 Jan17 Jan 26 Jan31 Jan 09 Feb28 Feb 09 Mar21 Mar 30 Mar04 Apr 13 Apr11 Apr 20 Apr18 Apr 27 Apr09 May 18 May27 Jun 06 Jul*04 Jul 13 Jul*11 Jul 20 Jul*15 Aug 24 Aug19 Sep 28 Sep26 Sep 05 Oct24 Oct 02 Nov19 Dec 28 Dec201202 Jan 11 Jan16 Jan 25 Jan30 Jan 08 Feb27 Feb 07 Mar19 Mar 28 Mar02 Apr 11 Apr09 Apr 18 Apr*Surcharge applies to these departures
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website176family adventuresGreat Wall & Warriors 10 days Walk the wall, outstare the warriors and cook up a storm - a classic China adventure!Seen from space, the Great Wall of China looks like a mere wrinkle but up close it is much, much more impressive. After walking a section of the wall, we head back to Beijing to fly kites and explore the magnificent Forbidden City. Travelling south by train, we visit the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. Buried for 2000 years, each one has a different costume, height and facial expression. A cooking class is next on our itinerary. Shop for ingredients in a local market, get creative in the kitchen and sample delicious Chinese fare. The spectacular limestone karsts of Yangshuo are best explored by bike; we cycle amongst lush paddy fields and antique villages before stopping for lunch at a local family's home.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGrade: Culture ModerateInclusions: Local tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation: 7 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights sleeper train Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Group size: Minimum 8, maximum 15.Tour code: PTGWStart FinishStart Finish201101 Jan 10 Jan19 Feb 28 Feb26 Mar 04 Apr09 Apr 18 Apr16 Apr 25 Apr28 May 06 Jun25 Jun 04 Jul23 Jul 01 Aug13 Aug 22 Aug24 Sep 03 Oct15 Oct 24 Oct10 Dec 19 Dec201218 Feb 27 Feb24 Mar 02 Apr07 Apr 16 Apr14 Apr 23 Apr26 May 04 JunItineraryDAY 1 / BEIJING - Arrive in Beijing and transfer to our hotel. Enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant - Peking Duck is often a popular choice!DAY 2 / GREAT WALL - Seen from space, the Great Wall of China looks like a mere wrinkle but up close it is certainly more impressive! We take a day trip to a remote section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu and walk a section of it before returning to Beijing in the afternoon. DAY 3 / BEIJING - Tiananmen Square, once synonymous with tragic history, is actually the hub of the city. Full of locals, tourists and thousands of bicycles it is the perfect place to immerse ourselves in the cultural scene. So how about flying kites with the locals here?! We will also tour the vast Forbidden City and explore the other sights of Beijing before taking the overnight sleeper train to Xian. DAYS 4-5 / XIAN - We enjoy an half-day tour to see the Terracotta Warriors. Buried for 2000 years, each one has a different costume, height and even facial expression! The following day is free to explore Xian including its fascinating Muslim quarter. DAYS 6-7 / YANGSHUO - Fly to Guilin then travel on to Yangshuo surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. We have the chance to shop for ingredients in a local market before attending a cooking class and sampling our fare. The spectacular limestone karsts of Yangshuo are best explored by bike, and we cycle amongst lush paddy fields before stopping for lunch at a local family's home. DAY 8 / LI RIVER CRUISE - We enjoy a very relaxing day by taking a leisurely boat cruise on the Li River. Here, we get the opportunity to view the spectacular and beautiful scenery for which the area is famous.We then hop on the overnight train to Guangzhou. DAY 9 / HONG KONG - We board a ferry bound for our final destination - the shimmering skyscrapers and bright lights of Hong Kong.DAY 10 / HONG KONG - Our adventure ends in Hong Kong this morning.