2 independent reviews for Sarawak family holiday

Reviews for Sarawak family holiday

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review 5 Sep 2018

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

The best part of our holiday was the time we spent in Sarawak, Borneo. Kuching is a peaceful and beautiful city situated on a river. The company there looked after us and helped us discover the wonderful wildlife of Borneo. Travelling in Maylasia mainland was a bit hit and miss,an example being was a journey which should have taken 6 hours took 14 hours with us arriving on a beach at 8:30 at night with not a clue where our accomodation was.

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

Sarawak is very laid back and easy. You really don't need a 3rd party travel agent as the locals are helpful and you can book through the hotels once you have arrived.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, in Sarawak all our guides were from local tribes and seemed very proud of their country. Conservation unfortunately in mainland Malaysia does seem to be a priority.

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

It was a busy holiday with plenty to see and do. There were some great highlights such as the frog hunting in Sarawak but also some really frustrating parts such as landing in Perhentian Island in the dark after travelling all day.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you so much for your comments Nicole, we're delighted that on the whole you had a really memorable family holiday to Borneo. We're so pleased that your time on the 'Sarawak with the Family' itinerary went very well and our local partners and guides looked after you well and helped you discover the wonderful wildlife of Borneo! For your additional time in mainland Malaysia, we're sorry to hear about your experience for your transfer to the island as this isn't what we would expect, as discussed on your return we are currently looking into this further to understand why this happened and to prevent it from happening again in the future. Best wishes, Fiona

review 8 Nov 2017

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

Arriving at Bako National Park (via an exhilarating boat ride), wading on to the un-spoilt beach and then seeing hibiscus monkey's swinging through the trees.

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

Malaysian Borneo, centered around Kuching, is a brilliant way for families with younger children to get a taste of all tha the country has to offer. Nothing is more than an 40 minute drive from the delightful city - jungle, orangutangs, monkeys, frogs and stunning beach.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All our guides were local, passionate about their country and knowledgeable about protecting their environment.

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

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