Tour Code: BTS BC1

Day 1On arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation at Tanjung Aru Resort. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 2Morning departure from your hotel for q short drive to the suburbs of Kota Kinabalu, to the home of a local caterer, and then a trip to the local market with the matriarch or master of the house to get your fresh groceries, before returning to get yourself busy with cooking ‘Borneo style’. What makes this tour interesting is the fact that your lunch would be what you cooked during the class. The menu would be a set of locally prized dishes. Transfer back to Tanjung Aru Resort after your lunch has been completed. Remainder of afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Tanjung Aru Resort. (B and L)

Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort


Day 3Depart early morning for a 2.5 hour journey to Kudat, the land of the last longhouses in Sabah. After lunch, we set off our journey to Tanjung Sempang Mengayau, on the Kudat peninsula, which is the “Northern Tip of Borneo”. Witness the picturesque view of South China Sea meeting the Sulu Sea.

Simpang Mengayau - the Northern Tip of Borneo


Proceed to our overnight guesthouse for check in. If weather permits, cycle (optional) through scenic villages, oil palm estates and farms to Mompilis Village Longhouse. Enjoy fresh coconut drink and witness cultural activities while mingling with the friendly local folks and children.Return to longhouse homestay for shower. Enjoy a traditional-style dinner followed by colourful cultural performance by the local Rungus community. Overnight in twin share room. Mattress and mosquito net are provided. (BLD)

Day 4(BD) Wake up to the calls of roosters and enjoy the tranquility of the village. Take your breakfast before we trek to the nearby rubber estate. Test your skill at rubber tapping. Return to Kota Kinabalu with lunch en route. You will be transferred to the Rasa Ria Resort for the remainder of your stay. (BL)

Days 5 and 6At leisure – accommodation at Rasa Ria Resort (Breakfast every day) Day 7 At leisure until your departure to the airport for your flight to the next destination. (B)

Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa


Kudat Golf and Marina Resort


Alternatives to this tour allow you to stay at the Kudat Golf and Marina Resort instead of the longhouse, and for departures on Sundays, to include the Buffalo market and local Tamu (market) at Kota Belud, the home of the Bajau tribe. Surcharges apply. Please contact us for further details.Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, torchlight, walking shoes, raincoat, water bottle, swimming attire and towel.

Includes: Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.Excludes: Camera fee and items not mentioned. Prices:

Tour Code Itinerary Duration Inclusions Joining Point 1 person 2 people 3 people
BTSBC1 Beach & Culture 8 days/7 nights Transfers, Accommodation, meals indicated Kota Kinabalu $2,290 $1,150 $1,040

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions Accommodation is based on resorts and lodges indicated in the itinerary.Tour prices based on twin share or triple share (in the case of three people). Single supplement will apply if separate rooms are required. Other accommodation options are available in KK if required. Please contact us for details and prices. High Season Rates apply to accommodation at Tanjung Aru Resort and Rasa Ria Resort during Easter, July/August, December/January and Chinese New Year – please contact us for details. Additional photographs on this page are courtesy of Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort and Kudat Golf and Marina Resort.