THE BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES & BORNEO

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The Best of the Philippines & Borneo

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Hundred Islands, Philippines



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

boating
Hundred Islands, Island Escapade and Panoramic Tour with Governors Island Stop
Hundred Islands National Park, in Alaminos City is one of the most interesting destinations and the setting of popular water recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking or just plain basking under the sun in one of the three developed islands. The Hundred Island tour will include a ride in a motorized banca as you cruise different islets. Once your ship anchors near Quezon Island, tenders or Zodiacs will shuttle you to Quezon Island where you will board an outrigger motor boat to begin your island tour. For the next 45-60 minutes you will tour and pass through Canal Grande, Clave Island, Children’s Island, Cuenco Island/Tunnel, Pilgrimage Island, Braganza Island and you will stop at Governor’s Island and take a walk going up to the peak with its fantastic view.  Another stop will be at the Pilgrimage Island home of the 55-foot statue of Jesus Christ the Savior. Spend some time at Quezon Island where you can kayak, swim, try fish feeding at the marine sanctuary or view the giant clam sanctuary. Acoustic singer and folk dancers will entertain you while on the island. Other activities include snorkeling and ziplining. 

Please note: Food and drinks can be brought from the yacht. Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, snorkeling gear, sunglasses, local currency or US currency and bottled water

price $125
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Manila, Philippines



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Charms of Old Downtown Manila
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. Then your tour will continue to Quaipo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. Next stop will be at Old Intramuros built by the Spaniards and home of the elite during that long period of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The battle for the liberation of Manila in 1945 during World War II left the area in ruins. Stop at San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church that withstood heavy bombardment during the 2nd World War. Your last stop on this tour will be Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila. It was here that Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous “My Last Farewell.” You will then return to the pier to board your waiting ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Downtown Manila Tour
You will depart from the pier for a tour of downtown Manilla.  You will pass the Planetarium, the National Museum, Manila City Hall and head over the Jones Bridge and past  Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch to Binondo, is a typical small Chinese town, referred to as the local "China Town."  This district is the center of commerce and trade for all types of businesses run by Filipino-Chinese merchants.  It is also famous for wholesale stores and restaurants serving top rated Chinese dishes. You will see the Binondo Church founded in 1596 on your way to the Chinese Cemetery. The Manila Chinese Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Manila and was designated as the resting place for the Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period. The dead were buried in fully functional houses with bathrooms kitchens, bedrooms and often air conditioning. Tomb houses of the Chinese Cemetery have front doors that are locked. Every tomb is unique, every tomb has its story to tell, and you can easily spend a lot of time exploring this fascinating place. You will then head for La Loma, where you will see a narrow road lined with rows and rows of roast suckling pig or lechon cooked over live charcoals. You will make a photo stop and head for Quiapo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. 

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $89
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9.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining

sightseeing

boating
Manila, Pagsanjan Falls Tour
Here’s an opportunity to see one of the major attractions of this part of the Philippines. The 3-drop falls is most popularly reached by boat – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  You will board your motor coach for the 2.5-hour drive to Pagsanjan Falls. The scenic town of Pagsanjan is on the southeast side of Laguna de Bay, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You will be given instruction and a life jacket to board the bamboo canoe that will take you on a thrilling river ride between picturesque canyon walls through 14 rapids upstream to the falls with an added thrill of riding through the main cascade into a hidden cave.  Following your 60-minute ride you will have a buffet lunch at Pagsanjan. 

Please note: Wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $189
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Charms of Old Downtown Manila
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. Then your tour will continue to Quaipo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. Next stop will be at Old Intramuros built by the Spaniards and home of the elite during that long period of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The battle for the liberation of Manila in 1945 during World War II left the area in ruins. Stop at San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church that withstood heavy bombardment during the 2nd World War. Your last stop on this tour will be Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila. It was here that Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous “My Last Farewell.” You will then return to the pier to board your waiting ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Manila, Old & New Metropolis Tour
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. You will take a short walk to the exact spot where Rizal was executed.  Then your tour will continue with an overall view of old downtown Manila passing by Planetarium, National Museum, Manila City Hall, Jones Bridge, and Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch towards the Binondo area referred to as the local "China Town."  You will stop at Old Intramuros and then past Casa Manila for another stop at San Agustin Church to take photos.  You will proceed to Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila, passing by Plazuela Isabel and Manila Cathedral on the way. At Fort Santiago you will watch a 12-minute documentary and take a tour of the fort. Then you will head to the Handicraft Center for souvenir shopping. From there you will head to the Ayala Museum for a tour of the 60 dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history and see the miniature watercrafts of Philippine maritime history. Your last stop will be in Makati Shangri-la Hotel for a buffet lunch at Circles Events Cafe.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $229
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Boracay, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

boating
Boracay, Motag Living Museum
Here is a cultural experience that is interactive for you as well. You will depart from Cagban via speedboat that will take you to Caticlan Jetty port where you will board an air-conditioned mini-bus for the 15-minute ride to the Motag Living Museum. You will learn about the richness of Philippine history and culture as local folks show you the lifestyle of rural Aklanons in the past as well as the present. You will see a carabao carriage, tour inside Bahay Kubo (local hut), see demonstrations of rice planting and harvesting, weaving of coconut leaves, and how tobacco is made. You can ride a water buffalo, will be entertained with local songs performed by the village elderly and have snacks and local delicacies prepared by Chef Jardeleza.  Then you will return to your waiting ship.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, extra clothes and a towel.


price $169
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

beach
Boracay, Puka Beach Escape
You will get away from the crowds of other beaches in the area for a relaxing escape at Puka Beach. You will board a motorized outrigger boat in Cagban for a 30-minute ride to the beach. Swim in the turquoise waters, and sunbathe on the white sand.  Walking on Puka Beach is a unique experience because of the abundance of crushed Puka shells mixed in with the sand. You will have a buffet lunch here, complete with entertainment. Optional activities at an addition cost include a massage.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, swimsuit, flip flops or sandals and a towel.

price $159
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Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines



4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
Coron, Coron Island Tour with Kayangan Lake & Siete Pecados
You will meet your guide at the pier to board local outrigger boats for the 15-minute ride to Kayangan Lake. This excursion will allow you  to come up close to the limestone cliffs of majestic Kayangan Lake. Siete Pecados is a cluster of seven islets. It is one of the best snorkeling spots in Coron and rich in marine life, corals and wide variety of school fish. Kayangan Lake is said to be the purest lake in the Philippines. A great challenge lies ahead in order to reach the lake. You will need to climb 150 steps to get into the opening of a small cave and there you can see the impressive view. Then you will need to go down 150 steps to access Kayangan Lake. Once you see the lake you will be awe with its crystal clear water. The lake’s water is a mix of salty and fresh water. The lake is wide and deep, so you will be required to wear a life vest for safety purposes. Spend an hour at the lake swimming or snorkeling. Then walk back up the steps and down the steps to board your boat for the 15-minute ride to Siete Pecados for another hour of snorkeling and swimming. Siete Pecados is a cluster of seven islets. It is one of the best snorkeling spot in Coron and rich in marine life, corals and a wide variety of school fish.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, your snorkeling gear, and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.


price $129
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture

sightseeing
Coron, Coron Island Tour with Maquinit Hotspring
The tour will start at the pier where you will board an air-conditioned van for the 10-minute ride to Coron Town.  Your first stop will be at San Agustin Church. This church was founded on 1901 and is the only Catholic Church in the town. Next you will head to the Municipal Plaza & Lualhati Park. Lualhati Park is known as Coron Boulevard. It is the local version of the Bay Walk of Manila situated where you can see the beauty of the Coron Bay. Your last stop in Coron Town will be the Wet Market where locals sell different kind of fish (fresh and dried) and souvenir items. Visit Lita Escardo Cashew Store "Coron Harvest" on the main road. At the back of their house is a small factory, which you will visit and see how the cashew nuts are processed. You can buy different cashew products from plain, garlic, sugar coated and salted flavors. Your next stop will be the main highlight of the tour - The Maquinit Hot Springs. It is very popular and a not-to-be-missed attraction in Coron. This magnificent hot spring site is situated right amid the beauty of a hillside area. It is the only saltwater hot springs in The Philippines. The pool is completely filled with salt water coming directly from a nearby mountain. The temperature of the water varies from 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially you may feel the water is too hot but once you get accustomed to the temperature, it becomes very soothing and relaxing and is said to have therapeutic properties. The site is surrounded by mangroves and rocks making it a delight for eyes. Before proceeding back to pier, you will pass by a small fishing village to walk and interact with the locals and witness how they process their catch of fish which is one of their main sources of income.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.

price $110
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Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

dining

beach

boating
Puerto Princesa, Active Honda Bay Island Excurstions
Here is an adventure for snorkelers in some beautiful waters and one of the best snorkeling sites in the area because of the well preserved coral reef and diverse marine life. Your waiting van will take you on the 45-minute drive to Honda Bay where you will be provided with snorkeling gear and snorkel in a marina sanctuary that’s home to awesome coral reefs, a startling variety of fish and even starfish!. You will spend an hour snorkeling in Pambato Reef before boarding your boat to spend two full hours exploring Isla Pandan waters. Enjoy this delight half-day at the beach.

Please note: Be sure to wear your swimsuit and proper beach shoes. Avoid touching the reefs and bring your sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel. Lunch is included on this tour.

price $179
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Princesa, City Countryside Tour & Wet Market
This tour will provide a cultural experience you will long remember. It is especially designed for those who would like to enjoy the countryside without traveling too far. You will board your waiting van for the short ride to the Palawan Museum, which is housed in the old City Hall building and has exhibits about the ethnological and archaeological significance of Palawan. Then back into the van for a 30-minute ride to Binuatan Creations, a delightful weaving and gift shop that uses indigenous materials to create its crafts.  A 5-minute ride will take you to the Butterfly Garden. Here you will see an amazing variety of tropical free-flying butterflies surrounded with live exhibits of their natural predators like lizards, mantises, and scorpions. Your next stop will be Sta Monica Viewpoint where you will make a photo stop before heading to your Wet Market Tour where you will see locals selling different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) as Palawan counts seafood as its major product.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat or visor and sunglasses.

price $139
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Recognized by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was established in 1971 primarily to protect and preserve the old growth forest, fascinating wildlife, pristine beaches and one of the most amazing cave systems in the world.  Your air-conditioned van will take you on a 120-minute ride to the Sabang wharf where you will board a motorized boat for your 15-minute ride to the National Park. You will then board another boat for a 45-minute river cruise inside the cave and see spectacular limestone mountain landscape and is the habitat of numerous endangered and endemic wildlife species. You will see mangroves, sea grass beds, and 11 scientifically unique minerals plus a 20-million-year-old Serenia fossil embedded in the cave wall. Then proceed to the Sheridan Beach Resort for lunch and free time before traveling back to your waiting yacht.

Please note:   Bring light clothing and slippers or aqua shoes, environmentally friendly insect repellent, a towel and a raincoat. No food or snacks are allowed in the park.

price $199
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, City Discovery
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is located on the coast and this tour will give you an overview of some of its most important landmarks, such as the Tun Mustapha Tower and State Mosque for a short photo stop. You will travel by motor coach with your knowledgeable guide to the Tun Mustapha Tower and on to State Mosque. After making photo-stops on your way past these sights, you will arrive at The Heritage Village located at the Sabah Museum for a visit, which displays replicas of traditional houses of the local communities from various areas in Sabah. It will give you an excellent insight into the people of North Borneo from the architectural style of their homes, as well as the colorful costumes that they wore.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Kota Kinabalu, Ethnic Borneo
This experience will bring you to a cultural village that features the tribal cultures of this part of Borneo. You will board your motor coach at the pier and travel 45 minutes to the village where you will be welcomed and hear a short introduction to life there. Visit the traditionally constructed houses as they have always been built.  You will learn how vests are made from tree bark, sample the local remedy for the warm weather and see how local cakes are made.  You will be treated to a performance and you may want to remember your visit with a henna tattoo if you like.  This is truly the genuine essence of Borneo!

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. 

price $115
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining

walking
Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park - World Heritage Site

The jagged granite peaks of Mount Kinabalu (13,435 feet) towers above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.  Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is a natural wonder that offers day visitors a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of plant life within the area.  Board your air-conditioned motor coach for the 90-minute drive to Nabalu Market and visit the roadside stall.  Then you will head on to Kinabalu Park. Enjoy a walk through the montane oak and chestnut rainforest at park headquarters to view some of the 1,200 species of orchids, 9 species of carnivorous pitcher plants and 25 species of rhododendrons found here.  Next, visit the botanical gardens where a diverse collection of unique flora is gathered from the entire park and transplanted here for conservation and educational purposes.  Learn how the plants have adapted their leaves, flowers and root structures to capture the sunlight, pollenate and gather their nutrients for survival. You will be amazed at the wide variety of epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, mosses and figs growing on a single tree and learn how the local people use some of these jungle plants in their everyday life. You will have lunch at the park before returning to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear proper walking shoes and attire for trails. Bring a hat, raincoat, insect repellent, sunscreen and local currency. Active participation is required for this walk and it is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included in the tour. You will be served coffee/tea and a small bottle of drinking water.

price $149
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining

boating
Kota Kinabalu, Kiulu Leisurely Rapids
Here is an opportunity to raft on one of the scenic rivers in this part of Borneo. You will board your motor coach and travel north of Kota Kinabalu for almost 2 hour to the Kiulu River. On your way you will pass quaint villages, scenic countryside and the rural town of Tamparuli.  Upon your arrival at the Kiulu River you will have a short briefing conducted on the Kiulu riverbank to begin your adventure. With headwaters from Mount Kinabalu, the river will provide a Grade I to II experience, perfect for newcomers to the sport. Deep pools punctuate the river rapids, giving you ample opportunities to indulge in body rafting or swimming. The river journey will take just 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the river stage and will be topped by a refreshing lunch before returning to your yacht.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your light clothing and sandals with straps or sneakers. Bring a change of clothing, footwear, sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel.

price $139
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5.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

biking

sightseeing

dining
Kota Kinabalu, Penampang Heritage Ride
The name of Penampang came from an old village within the district. The village's name in turn originates from a Kadazan word pampang meaning a big rock. This is because huge rocks were easily found within the vicinity of the village a long time ago. Historically, the main economic activity in Penampang has been the cultivation of wet rice and other agricultural-based economies. The highlights of this Tour /Ride will be visiting the House of Skulls in Monsopiad Cultural Village. Monsopiad was the name of a past warrior who was known for decapitating the heads of his enemy and hanging the skulls at the entrance of his home.  You will see St. Michael's Church, the oldest church in the district of Penampang and the second oldest stone church in Sabah. Next will be All Angels Church in Sandakan followed by the Pogunon Community Museum. In 2000, during construction of a local kindergarten, three jars and pieces from four jars were discovered including an intact jar from the 16th century with human remains inside. You will see the Inobong Tamu  before lunch at a local restaurant serving traditional dishes.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by participants before the tour begins. Tour duration might vary subject to how fast the guests will be cycling.


price $249
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Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara, Brunei



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - The Royal Experience
Experience the Royal touch,on this  half-day excursion that begins at the pier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic, 45-minute drive through the landscape of this stunning sultanate lifestyle. First you will view the Prime Minister’s Office for a  exterior photo stop then  proceed to the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Centre where you will be amazed at what Brunei’s craftsmen can produce. The products range from the beautiful tenunan or brocade to the shiny silver works with intricate designs. You will visit the Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall to see the unique collection of royal artifacts. Have your cameras handy for an  exterior view of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan. Meaning "Palace of the Light of Faith" Istana Nurul Iman is the largest residential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms in 2,200,000 square feet.  Marvel at the breathtaking residence of the Sultan's family, the Royal Family's lush polo grounds then on to the Jerudong Royal Polo Club where you will be taken on a guided tour of this royal private clubhouse which includes a visit to His Majesty’s private resting room. You will have the chance to snap a few photos there. Another highlight of this guided tour will be His Majesty’s personal collection of original paintings which decorate the walls of the clubhouse. At the restaurant  you will enjoy light refreshment (malay delicacies with tea).

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring you sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included on this tour and only coffee/tea and bottled water will be served.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, City Drive & Royal Regalia Visit
Discover Brunei on this leisurely, half-day, narrated drive that will begin at your pier. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach and, accompanied by your friendly and knowledgeable guide, set out on your exploration of this amazing sultanate. Drive to the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan located on the glistening Brunei River. As you journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating information about the area's culture and history and point out its many magnificent sights. Have your cameras handy for a distant view of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan. Meaning "Palace of the Light of Faith" Istana Nurul Iman is the largest residential palace in the world with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms in 2,200,000 square feet.  Marvel at the breathtaking residence of the Sultan's family, the Royal Family's lush polo grounds and pass by the luxurious Empire Hotel, where the Sultan hosts his guests. You will see the Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture with its elegant gold domes. Brunei's largest mosque, it was completed in 1994 to celebrate the Sultan's 25th Jubilee. Your drive will also take you past the Diamond Arch, a diamond ring-shaped sculpture which stands as the gateway to Jerudong Park - the Sultan's gift to the people of Brunei. You will then enjoy a tour of the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.Photo-taking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Royal Regalia & Kampong Ayer Visit
Indulge in the highlights of Brunei with this leisurely, half day excursion that will begin at your pier. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic, 45-minute drive through the landscape of this stunning sultanate to Bandar Jetty. You will board a water taxi for a relaxing cruise along the glistening Brunei River to the legendary Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water and connected by wooden walkways. Dubbed the "Venice of the East," Kampong Ayer features brightly painted houses, mosques and schools. You will visit a local home for cakes and tea. Rejoin your motor coach for a drive through Bandar city. As you journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating information about the area's culture and history and point out its many magnificent sights. Take in views of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world). Pass by the Istana Nurul Iman (The Royal Palace) gates. This official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world at over 2,200,000 square feet. Be sure to have your camera ready for a photostop at the breathtaking Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque. Completed in 1994 to celebrate the Sultan's 25th Jubilee, this ornate mosque - the biggest in Brunei - is a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture with its elegant gold domes. You will take time out from your scenic drive to enjoy a tour of the Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. Get a glimpse of the opulent lifestyle of Brunei's royalty as you peruse the royal regalia on display, including the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 11:30 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

boating
Bandar Seri Begawan, The Regalia, Water Village & Cruise
Embark on a full-day, moderately active journey of discovery that begins at your pier where you will board your air-conditioned motor coach for a brief, scenic drive. Visit the immense Tamu Kianggeh open air market located on the banks of the Kianggeh River in the heart of Brunei's capital. Enjoy free time to explore the sea of charming vendor stands offering a range of products. Try your hand at calm and quiet bartering that is the norm here.  You will board a water taxi for a cruise along the glistening Brunei River offering magnificent views of the Sultan's Palace. Cruise to Pulau Ranggu and relax amid the serene mangrove forests that line the island's shores. Keep a keen eye out for the elusive Proboscis monkeys that make their home here.  Your cruise will take you to Kampong Ayer, a series of colorful villages built on stilts over water that are connected by wooden walkways. Dubbed the "Venice of the East" Kampong Ayer features brightly painted houses, shops, markets, mosques and schools. Enjoy free time to explore this fascinating maze on your own and visit one of the local homes for cakes and tea. Rejoin your motor coach for a narrated drive through Bandar city passing Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world). You will tour the breathtaking Royal Regalia Museum, home to Brunei's Crown Regalia. The royal regalia on display here includes the Royal Chariot, ceremonial weapons, memorabilia from the royal family and a replica of the throne room. During your excursion be sure to have your cameras at the ready for photo opportunities at Jame'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a superb example of contemporary Islamic architecture, and the Istana Nurul Iman (The Royal Palace). This official residence of the Sultan of Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world at over 2,200,000 square feet. Then you will indulge in a delicious buffet lunch at the Rizqun International in Bandar.

Please note:  Brunei is a strict Muslim Country. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the Royal Regalia.  Phototaking is only allowed at the main lobby of the Regalia. Cameras and purses must be checked at the entrance to the Royal Regalia. At Royal Regalia, guests must walk 30 yards from the motor coach parking bay to the building. All business premises will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. The sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid congestion. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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8 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

boating
Bandar Seri Begawan, Ulu Temburong Adeventure
This tour is an introduction to the National Park and the protected rainforest. Temburong is the smaller section of Brunei, where traditional lifestyles are maintained and where the natural environment is protected.  Your motor coach will take you on a 45-minute ride from the port to Bandar jetty.  There you will board a fast boat and enjoy a 45-minute ride to Temburong town through the mangrove evergreen channels. Observe the scenic landscape along the way and if nature permits, you may see a crocodile or two basking in the sun on the riverbanks.  Arriving at the jetty you will board a bus to travel 30 minutes to  Batang Duri the last human settlement before  you will venture into the wilderness of Brunei. The longboat ride from there will take 45 minutes upstream against a series of fast flowing rapids. Step out of the boat for an interesting walk to the waterfall. Enjoy the rich natural environment as you walk. Return to your boat for another exciting boat trip back to the Batang Duri where you will be treated to a local lunch with a view overlooking the riverbank. Return to Bandar Seri Begawan through the mangrove jungle then board the motor coach for the return journey to the port.

Please note:  This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility as you will be required to board / exit the boats and it is also not recommended for guests with seasickness problem. Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour as it involves 2 separate boat rides (fast boat and longboat], 2 coach rides and a short jungle walk to the waterfall. All businesses will be closed during prayer from 1130 to 2. Bring extra clothing and a towel (just in case you get wet during the fast boat ride or while walking to the waterfall), adequate sun protection, sunglasses and camera for photo taking. Wear comfortable walking shoes (no heel).


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Kuching, Malaysia



6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining
Kuching, Bako National Park
Bako National Park, the oldest and one of the most popular national parks in Sarawak, offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forest and wildlife. It contains a wide range of vegetation, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, trekking trails and coastlines covered with small bays, coves and beaches. Visitors can see wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Borneo bearded pigs and monitor lizards. You will be able to experience almost desert-like scrub or “padang” on the plateau to lowland dipterocarp forest. Erosion has left some remarkable sandstone formations such as the famous Sea Stag.  You will depart from the port via motor coach for the 15-minute drive to waiting boats.  Your boat ride will be 20 minutes to Bako National Park where you will disembark and be met by your guide. You will walk the trails of this delightful park for about 2 hours before having lunch. Then  it’s back to the boat where you will spend another 30 minutes checking out the rock formations before heading back to the jetty and your waiting motor coach.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking/trekking shoes. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, your hat and binoculars.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included on this tour. You will be served coffee/tea and a small bottle of water.

price $199
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing
Kuching, Heritage Walk
A "must see' introduction to Sarawak, will offer a mix of well-preserved Colonial buildings and gracious modern architecture. Considered as one of the South East Asia's most pleasant cities, life still unfurls at a leisurely pace for the multi-ethnic population. Walk through the main streets of Kuching passing by Heritage Buildings from the Brooke Era. Your walk will cross the road to view the Square Tower, the Astana, the State legislative Assembly with a stop at Chinese History Museum. And you will be looking for the various cat statues around including the Giant White Cat Statue.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, light layered clothing, and bring a hat, umbrella, sunscreen and local currency. Bottled water will be provided.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Kuching, Sarawak Cultural Village
Popularly known as the Living Museum, the Sarawak village showcases a kaleidoscope of Sarawak Culture and Traditions.   Board your motor coach for the 60-minute drive to the village. Upon arrival, visit the authentic replica houses of the main tribes of Sarawak - Longhouses of the Ibans, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, high stilt houses of the Melanau and the Penan Hut.  Displayed in the houses are the many artifacts made by the individual dwellers.  Demonstration of arts and crafts like beadwork, wood and bamboo carvings, Pua and Straw weaving can be seen while touring the village.  You can also view traditional methods of cooking and how the Penans make blowpipes and other hunting instruments. Your visit will end with a colorful cultural performance in the theater.

Please note:  Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, umbrella and local currency. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking
Kuching, Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Unlike a zoo and covering 1,613 acres, the Semenggoh Nature Reserve provides a natural environment in the tropical rainforest.  Here young orangutans that are either orphaned or rescued from captivity are trained to survive in the wild.  This Nature Reserve is not set up as a tourist destination but visitors are welcomed.  You will board a motor coach at the port for the 60-minute drive to the reserve. There you will transfer to mini-vans at the park entrance for a 20-minute drive to parking bay. There you will take a 10-minute walk in the rainforest to the viewing deck. If you are lucky, you will see the crazy antics of the local orangutans as they emerge from the jungle canopy to the feeding platform to supplement their diet. 

Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, especially during fruiting season from October to March when the orangutans are able to naturally meet their food requirements. Wear light cotton clothing, but avoid bright colors, and comfortable walking shoes. Modest attire is recommended with knees, shoulders and midriffs covered. Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, umbrella and local currency. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $119
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Singapore



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Singapore, City Experience with Transfer to Airport
This tour will be a great way to relax and explore Singapore.  Leaving the port you will drive into the city and see the Civic District, past the Padang Area, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall as well as Merlion Park. As you drive past the City Centre, you will be impressed by the fantastic work of visionary architect Moshe Safdie. The Marina Bay waterfront. The Marina Bay Sands is considered the world's most expensive resort casino property, and dominates the skyline and Singapore's new financial district. You will get to visit the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temple in Singapore - the Thian Hock Keng Temple before heading to Chinatown. You will drive past Arab Street to view the magnificent Sultan Mosque before a quick stop at Little India. Your final stop will be the National Orchid Garden, displaying the world's largest collection of orchids in full splendor. It houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. See the "dignitaries," such as Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Laura Bush and Princess Diana in the VIP (Very Important Plants) Garden. Packed with fond memories as well as load of photographs, your motor coach will take you to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency, your credit card, camera, umbrella or poncho in case of rain. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $69
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Singapore, City Experience with Transfer to Hotel
This tour will be a great way to relax and explore Singapore.  Leaving the port you will drive into the city and see the Civic District, past the Padang Area, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall as well as Merlion Park. As you drive past the City Centre, you will be impressed by the fantastic work of visionary architect Moshe Safdie. The Marina Bay waterfront. The Marina Bay Sands is considered the world's most expensive resort casino property, and dominates the skyline and Singapore's new financial district. You will get to visit the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temple in Singapore - the Thian Hock Keng Temple before heading to Chinatown. You will drive past Arab Street to view the magnificent Sultan Mosque before a quick stop at Little India. Your final stop will be the National Orchid Garden, displaying the world's largest collection of orchids in full splendor. It houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. See the "dignitaries," such as Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Laura Bush and Princess Diana in the VIP (Very Important Plants) Garden. Packed with fond memories as well as load of photographs, your motor coach will take you to the hotel.

Please note:  Bring local currency, your credit card, camera, umbrella or poncho in case of rain. Order of sites visited may vary.

price $69
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