2 independent reviews for Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday

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review 19 Sep 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Definitely climbing Mount Kinabalu. But very closely followed by the wildlife from orangutans, wild elephants to the sea turtles.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for the climb. Do some exercise to get your legs ready for constant up hill (doesn't need to be too extreme just enough to be prepared). The infrastructure and facilities are a lot more westernised than i was expecting, don't go too overboard on packing lots of thing you don't think you can buy... you probably can. Including hats and gloves for the mountain!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

The information and advice we were given about local communities, cultures, and ways of life was spot on. I knew how to dress appropriately, how we were benefiting those we were meeting and never felt like we were imposing on others. Everyone greeted us warmly and were so pleased to be our hosts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. A whirlwind tour of Sabah, so never felt too rushed. Plenty of time to take things in and relax but still squeezing in a lot to 2 weeks. Some accommodation was very basic, so be ready for that but in the main it was clean, safe and comfortable. Our tour leader, Stacey, was great. Patient with us all when trying to gather 12 very different people together and always smiling. Having someone who spoke Malay and knew the people we were staying with made it feel very welcoming and organised. You should definitely book on this trip!

review 7 Nov 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The various methods of travel through Borneo really gave you a sense of travelling like locals and getting the maximum "real life" experience.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take an open mind and enjoy every moment.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The best travel experience I have had so far!

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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