S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com Days 9 to 11. Danum Valley [B, L, D] Today you transfer by road to the Danum Valley and Borneo Rainforest Lodge, stopping at the Gomantong Caves en-route, home to literally millions of swiftlets and bats. Spend four nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge which accommodates up to 60 guests in 28 twinbedded rooms in 23 chalets, each room having an ensuite bathroom and balcony. Explore the forest on foot, via its many trails, in the company of a local guide. An impressive 275 species of birds and 110 mammals have been recorded in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, which covers 438 square kilometres of lowland dipterocarp rainforest - the best accessible primary rainforest in Asia. Wildlife includes Sabah’s ten species of primate (including Orang-utan), Asian Elephant, Banteng, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Clouded Leopard, Marbled Cat, Flat-headed Cat and Malay Sun Bear. More common species include Bearded Pig, Lesser, and Greater Mouse-deer, the endemic Bornean Yellow, and Bornean Red Muntjac, and Sambar. Day 12. Kota Kinabalu [B] Head off to Lahad Data this morning for the flight to Kota Kinabala where you spend the night at Megallen Sutera Hotel. Days 13 & 14. Homeward [B] Return to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK where you arrive on day 14. Sarawak Safari 11 days London to London Day 1. Depart London Depart London on the overnight service to Kuching, changing planes in Kuala Lumpur en-route. Days 2 & 3. Kuching [B & L (Day 3 only)] On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Merdeka Palace Hotel for a 2-night stay. On Day 3 explore Bako National Park on the look out for the Long-tailed Macque, Leaf, and Proboscis Monkey, Bearded Pig, monitor lizard and some of the 150 species of birds in the area. Days 4 to 6. Batang Ai National Park [B, L, D] Visit the Semenggok Botanical Research Centre and an Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. Continue to Batang Ai Hydro Dam through rubber and pepper plantations, to the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, where you will be based for three nights. Situated on the shores of a spectacular freshwater lake, the resort is surrounded by mountains and the unspoiled rainforests of Sarawak. Its design is based on the traditional timber longhouses of the region's native Iban Tribes. Nearby is the 27,000 hectare Batang Ai National Park. Spend some time during your stay here visiting local Iban longhouses and cruising the nearby river. Days 7 to 9. Gunung Mulu National Park [B, L, D] Today you fly to Mulu, via Miri, where you will be met and transferred to the Royal Mulu Hotel for a 3-night stay, which is situated close to Gunung Mulu National Park. Gunung Mulu National Park covers an area of 52,000 hectares, varying in altitude from sea level to the peaks of Gunung Mulu at 2,377 metres and Gunung Api at 1,682 metres. Over 3,500 species of plant have been recorded in the park, as well as numerous butterfly, mammal and bird species including deer, monkey and hornbill, though it has to be said that mammal and bird sightings are rare. Mulu does however possess some of the largest and most spectacular caves in the world, perhaps best known and certainly the most visited is Deer Cave, the world’s largest cave corridor where you may witness a spectacular daily flight of bats from the cave each evening. Days 10 & 11. Homeward [B (Day 10 only)] Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK, via Kuching. 87 Cost per person: 1 to 15 Jan, 15 to 21 Mar, 16 to 30 Jun £2,295 16 Jan to 14 Mar, 22 Mar to 15 Jun, 16 Aug to 30 Nov £2,195 1 to 9 Jul, 1 to 9 Dec, 24 to 31 Dec £2,395 10 Jul to 15 Aug £2,495 10 to 23 Dec £2,595 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, transfers & guided activities Accommodation: Simple chalets & jungle lodges Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Cost per person: 1 to 15 Jan, 15 to 21 Mar, 16 to 30 Jun £1,695 16 Jan to 14 Mar, 22 Mar to 15 Jun, 16 Aug to 30 Nov £1,595 1 to 9 Jul, 1 to 9 Dec, 24 to 31 Dec £1,795 10 Jul to 15 Aug £1,895 10 to 23 Dec £1,995 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, transfers & some guided activities Accommodation: Simple chalets & jungle lodges Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Asia / Borneo Royal Mulu Hotel River safari At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!
F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 China 88 Rivers, Gorges & Pandas 9 days London to London Days 1 & 2. Yichang [D (Day 2 only)] Depart London on the overnight flight to Beijing and a commuting service to the middle reaches of the Yangtze River where you will be met and taken to a 5-star Yangtze River Boat, for four nights cruising up the Yangtze River through the spectacular and remote Three Gorges region. Days 3 to 5. Cruising [B, L, D] Pass through the east part of Xiling Gorge. Take a shore excursion to view the Three Gorges Dam. Learn at first hand about the environmental and social implications before passing through the five stage ship lock. Gaze up at the towering sides of the Xiling Gorge and disembark to take a boat trip up the Shennong Stream in traditional wooden boats poled by the local tribes people. Numerous birds and monkeys live amongst the cracks in vertical rock faces and mysterious hanging coffins rest in niches far above. Continue upstream and sail through the Wu and the Qutang gorges. The river is the major transport route through the mountains and watching the numerous barges and ferries passing in the turbulent waters is an experience in itself. Various talks and demonstrations on Chinese culture, nature and history will be given throughout the cruise, but you may prefer to simply sit on deck and watch the scenery, towns and villages pass by. Giant Panda Red Panda