|Stateroom||Fares from (pp)|
|Category 4 Outside||£3,389|
Gratuities on board the ship are not included in the cruise fare and are at the discretion of each individual passenger based on the level of service performed. However, Star Clippers suggest €8 per person per night on-board
Day 1: Fly UK » Singapore
Fly overnight from the UK.
Day 2-4: Singapore
On arrival a private transfer will meet you to take you to your 4* hotel for a 3 night stay.
Singapore is a city dedicated to business. The spires of its skyscrapers look like a big bar graph pointing to the sky. It is incredibly clean and crime is virtually unknown. But amid this obsessive neatness is a madly chaotic welter of peoples and cultures, drawn to Singapore in pursuit of the almighty Singapore dollar. Get a taste of colonial Singapore at Raffles, where the Singapore Sling was invented, Emerald Hill, with its charming pavilioned pre-war homes, the Victorian botanic garden and the green lawns of the Padang Cricket Club. And lest you forget, be sure to visit Orchard Road for non-stop shopping.
Day 5: Embark Star Clipper
Check out of your 4* hotel and a private transfer will take you to the cruise terminal to embark Star Clipper and begin your 10 night cruise to Borneo.
Day 6-7: Day at sea
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next.
Day 8-9: Kuching, Malaysia
Kuching's historic waterfront is the perfect place to take a sunset stroll. The one-mile long promenade follows the Sarawak river. At the end you will find the 19th-century Old Court House which has been converted into a centre of culture. Today the various court buildings host exhibitions, theatre, poetry reading and live music. Parallel to the waterfront are numerous coffee shops, street food stalls and shops selling tribal handicrafts.
Day 10: Day at sea
During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges and a peaceful library.
Day 11: Bintulu/Tanjung Kidurong, Malaysia
Bintulu was formally a fishing village but following the discovery of large reserves of natural gas offshore in 1969 it has developed significantly and plans to be a fully industrialised city by 2020. Due to the expat population the area has plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Worthy of a visit is Taman Tumbina, a zoo which houses crocodiles and pythons. Most visitors enter the park for jungle-trekking or hill climbing. The beautiful scenery of the South China Sea awaits people who climb to the top of the hill!
Day 12: Miri, Malaysia
Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak, is the main tourist gateway for numerous wildlife attractions, including Niah National Park with it's fantastic caves and waterfalls. It is also known as a shoppers paradise and has many noteworthy shopping malls. Some interesting sites within and directly around Miri are the Unity Tower, Pustaka Miri, Petroleum Museum, views over Miri city from the top of Capital Hill, the San Ching Tian Temple and the Esplanade Beach at Luak Bay.
Day 13: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan formally known as Brunei Town is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is host to the biggest water village in the world as well as Omar Ali Salifuddien Mosque. Which is known as one of the most peaceful and calm mosques in the world. It has a beautiful gleaming gold dome and is surrounded by colourful floral gardens. A long winding bridge leads from the mosque to a lagoon where you will have a spectacular view of the water village.
Day 14: Pulau Tiga, Malaysia
Tiga Island is one of a group of small uninhabited islands in Kimanis Bay off the western coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The islands were formed on 21 September 1897, when an earthquake on Mindanao caused a volcanic eruption near Borneo. There’s plenty to see and do here: spend the sunny days swimming or snorkeling in its surrounding clear waters or go kayaking. Divers can explore its underwater treasures. Pulau Tiga is also famous for its therapeutic natural volcanic mud.
Day 15: Kota Kinabalu
Disembark the Star Clipper and a private transfer will take you to your 4* hotel for a 2 night stay.
Kota Kinabalu or KK as it is often called is located on the island of Borneo. It boasts stunning firey sunsets, a budding arts and music scene and rich culinary offerings which span from street food to fine dining. It is also home to Kinabalu National Park which is where Mount Kinabalu stands at 13,400 feet, Malaysia's tallest peak and a mecca for climbers, jungle trekers and campers. There are numerous cultural tours, water based tours and wildlife tours on offer in the area.
Day 16: Kota Kinabalu
Klias Mangrove Wildlife and Fireflies Tour
Transfer from hotel to Beaufort, a 2-hour overland journey to the Southern part of Sabah. Arrive at Garama River Lodge, a few kilometers away from the busy highway and enjoy the serene beauty of the mangrove swamps forest. This tour weaves through Sabah’s countryside, scenic secluded beaches, villages, paddy fields, plantations and mangrove forest.
Arriving at your destination, enjoy light refreshment with local cakes while mingling and learning about the local community. By 4pm, commence your cruise down river in search of wildlife, mainly the Proboscis Monkey. Catch glimpses of the macaque, the rare silver langur and occasionally birds of prey like the Crested Serpent Eagle and White Bellied Sea-eagle. Dinner will be served by the river bank. After dinner, see the fireflies decorating the mangrove trees.
Return back to Kota Kinabalu in the late evening.
Day 17: Fly Kota Kinabalu » UK
Check out of your hotel and a transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Day 18: Arrive UK
Terms & Conditions: ^Duration includes overnight flight/hotels. Lead in fare is cruise only based on 2 adults sharing a category 6 cabin, full board cruise and port charges. Single supplement ranges from 50% when booking a Category 6 – Category 2 Cabin and 100% for Categories 1 and above. All prices are correct at time of publish (22 February 2019), are subject to availability and/or change, and can be withdrawn at any time. Sightings of Animals and wildlife aren’t guaranteed. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. Please call for live fares and availability. E&OE