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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan


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Experts in travel to remote corners of the world

Borneo Adventure

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Orangutans, Pelagics & Critters

Home to the last wild orangutans of Borneo, this trip takes you through the rugged jungle to the rainforest island of Sipidan, rising 2100 feet from the Celebes Sea to the natural serenity of Kapalai Resort, nestled into a brilliant white sandbank and surrounded by turquoise blue waters. Borneo offers one of the most bio-diverse diving experiences on the planet.

Length: 13 days

Exotic Highlights:

Day 1
Depart Los Angeles, and arrive in Sandakan 2 days later.

Day 3
On arrival to Sandkan airport, you will be met and transferred to Sepolik Nature Resort. Overnight.

Day 4
This morning you will take a short trek through the rainforest in the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, in time for the morning Orang Utan feeding. In the afternoon you will be transferred by boat to the Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan. On the way you will see the many exotic birds and wildlife – such as the proboscis monkey – native to these virgin mangrove, wetland and rainforest habitats. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Day 5
Wake up this morning to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. This morning you will have another river cruise up the kinabatangan river to view more birds and wildlife, to the Kelenanap Ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk in the wilderness of Borneo. The river cruise continues through the afternoon. After dinner, you might want to take a night safari cruise to view the nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 6-9
This morning you will be transferred by private car to Semporna jetty, where you will be transferred by speedboat to Sipidan Island Dive Resort. You will have 4 nights here with diving included. Palau Sipidan is a small lush tropical island, formed from a prehistoric volcano. The surrounding coral reefs, give way to dramatic verticle drops. Standing on the sand, in places, you can find yourself looking down for 1800 feet. Here the diving offers encounters with at least a dozen turtle species, barracudas, rolling balls of jacks, herds of parrot fish and whitetip reef sharks. This location, in the very deep waters is one of the most biodiverse regions in the planet.

Day 10-12
The next 3 nights will be spent at Kapalai Dive Resort, with all diving included. The Resort stands on tilts in brilliant turqouise waters, on a wide shallow sandbank. This is macro paradise. This is where you will find unsurpassed opportunities to photograph a multitude of cuttlefish, any number of colorful nudibranchs, tiny dragonets and frogfish. This is also the home of the rare blue ribbon eels, mandarine fish and crocdile fish.

Day 13
Fly from Tawau to Los Angeles

Price: $2980.00 per person

The above is a sample exotic. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please fell free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

Uncommon Adventures specializes in unique adventure travel and expeditions to all corners of the world. Our well traveled staff is able to provide you with personal insights to the uncommon destinations on the planet.

Start your adventure today!
For complete information, please call 1.888.390.9675
or email us at: theworld@uncommonadventures.com

Uncommon Adventures specializes in unique adventure travel and expeditions to all corners of the world. Our well traveled staff is able to provide you with personal insights to the uncommon destinations on the planet. Life is short! Start your adventure today.

Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.