Meet & greet at Brunei International Airport and transfer to Hotel of choice.
In the afternoon, visit Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Stop at the Gadong night market before return to Hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a photo stop by the Istana Nurul Iman, the world’s largest residential palace, home of the Sultan of Brunei and seat of Government, then visit the magnificent Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque.
Continue your visit to The Malay Technology Museum and learn about the techniques used in the olden days of the Sultanate, then visit The Maritime Museum, a gleaming building, ship-like in both style and proportion, houses this interesting museum opened in 2015. On display are some of the more than 13,000 artefacts excavated from a shipwreck discovered by divers in 1997. The ship is believed to have set sail from China sometime in the late 15th or early 16th centuries before being struck by stormy weather as it approached Brunei.
Lunch at Tarindak D’Seni Restaurant where local Brunei dishes and delicacies are served. After lunch, stop by The Handicraft Center, where traditional craft skills are passed on to the new generation.
After lunch, proceed to the banks of the Brunei River and embark on a local watercraft to visit the original Venice of the East, Brunei’s famous Kampong Ayer, where a traditional light refreshment of local delicacies will be served in a local family’s home.
Back on land, take time to stroll around the beautiful modern Malay architecture of the Yayasan Foundation Building, with possibility of shopping for souvenirs, textiles or imported goods at the shopping complex. Transfer to Hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, visit the bustling riverside Tamu Kianggeh and discover an array of exotic foodstuffs and medicinal plants sold at Bandar’s oldest market. Drive through downtown Bandar and its historic buildings, before visiting the spectacular Royal Regalia building and its display of precious objects used by the Brunei monarchy.
Check-out from the hotel and have your lunch, after lunch tour the government institutions area, viewing the magnificent architecture of the newly built Parliament House, the futuristic Ministry of Finance, the International Convention Centre, National Stadium and sporting facilities area, before stopping for a visit to the Islamic Exhibition Gallery at the Mufti’s Office, to view some of His Majesty’s prized collection of ancient Holy Qurans, as well as to gain an insight into Brunei’s unique Malay Islamic Monarchy philosophy.
Transfer to airport in the evening for your flight to Kota Kinabalu.
After breakfast, Meet at hotel lobby.
Take a scenic 1/2 hr drive to Tamparuli Town. Visit Historical Wooden Shop houses of olden days and walk across the “Jambatan Tamparuli”, a suspension bridge which is the famous landmark in that small town to get a feel of kampong lifestyle.
Thereafter, proceed to Kinabalu Park. Journey will take approximately 1 1/2 hours passing by villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range. Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu. Nabalu is a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs.
On arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the change in air temperature. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya. Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies.
After the walk, depart for lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, depart for another interesting wonder, The Poring Hot Spring. At approximately 47 kilometers from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area. At this natural hot spring, there are Japanese baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body. It is believed to have curative powers. Visitors can also try the Treetop Canopy Walk, where suspension bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle. Experience the height of 41 metres above the ground and length of 157 metres. A 20 minutes hike is needed to reach the Canopy Walkway.
After a relaxing soak, bid Kinabalu park goodbye as you return back to your respective hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant before transfer to hotel for check-in
After breakfast, free at your own leisure or join any of the optional tour below;
1. Full Dat Klias Wildlife Safar River Cruise – Proboscis Monkey & Firefly
2. Full Day Scuba Diving Adventure
3. Full Day Pulau Tiga – Survivor Island Day Trip
After Breakfast, free at your own leisure until your pick-up at 4:00pm for Sea Tango Sunset Cruise. This sunset experience out at sea adds a whole new dimension to the beauty that envelopes the already charming laid-back town. Besides, whoever said that sunsets are only enjoyable from a beach hasn’t seen it from our side! Hop onto our spacious custom-built catamaran and get in touch with Sabah’s coastal charisma as you sail into the famous Kota Kinabalu sunset, Departing from Sutera Harbor Marina Club Jetty.
Come as you are, sandals or shorts, this is a casual & relaxed affair. Cruise past the enchanting Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands that dot the South China Sea, indulge in outstanding ocean vistas from our sun-deck & delight in tasty tropical treats, including both alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, Coffee or Tea.
This guided-tour includes brief narrations of the Historical, Cultural and Architectural splendors of Sabah as you glide along Gaya Island Water Village, the rocky outcrops of Likas Bay and the whole stretch of Kota Kinabalu City’s Waterfront, all in the warm glow of twilight.
Get those cameras on stand-by, Kota Kinabalu can get wildly photogenic too.
After Breakfast, transfer to Airport for your homebound return flight.