The Borneo Journey (West Borneo)

The Borneo Journey (West Borneo)

From EUR €2,050


Borneo has some of the world’s most wildlife-rich equatorial rain-forests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. We will discover West Borneo, shared by Malaysiaand Brunei. Ancient rainforests, jungle wildlife, picturesque coastal ‘kampung’ (villages), a culinary melting pot: Borneo is calling!

Trip Name
The Borneo Journey (West Borneo)
Vessel Type: Sail Cruiser Length: 50 metres Passenger Capacity: 49 Built / refurbished: 1993 / 2008 / 2012 / 2015 Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 164 feet of comfort, sleek beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, classic design Mega Yacht as she spreads her white sails through the seas under the name PANORAMA II, waving her Greek flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 10 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time on board the ultimate 3 masted motor sailer cruiser. Panorama loves to seduce her select 49 guests with her classic lines and wood paneled lounges redefining what yachting was meant to be. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, rich library and two decks for sunbathing, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360° views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Embrace freedom as the Panorama II sets her white sails seduced by the clear winds of the sea. Mingle with likeminded travelers in our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to one of our 25 ocean view cabin-sanctuaries all offering windows or portholes connecting you with mother nature’s wonders. Panorama II’s experienced crew of 18 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience. Serenity is a state of mind; on board Variety. Home at Sea Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge - Bar, Indoor & Outodoor Restaurant, Audiovisual in Lounge, Mini library, Beach Towels, Snorkeling equipment, Kayak, Board Games, Swimming Platform, Wi-Fi Comfort Zone Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins, Portholes: lower deck cabins, Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B, Flat-Screen TV, Mini Safe, Mini Fridge Individually controlled A/C, En suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryers, Telephone for internal use, Central music


Day 1 - Day 1 Kuching MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Embarkation 3 pm - Overnight in port.
Day 2 - Day 2 Kuching MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Today our optional excursion will take us to the BakoNational Park in search for the world- famous proboscisMonkeys. In the afternoon we board the Panorama II rightfrom the beach and sail to nearby Lakei Island for anafternoon of relaxation. Overnight at sea to Mukah.
Day 3 - Day 3 Mukah MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Mid-day arrival in Mukah. Disembarkation and optionalexcursion in the Melanau Heartland home of the Melanau.Visit Lamin Dana, a traditional Melanau house built above thewater. Marvel at their intricate costumes and handicraft.Overnight at anchor.
Full-day optional excursion to Sibu, a city built along themight Rajan River, the largest river of Malaysia. Spend themorning in town, strolling around Old Sibu markets and visitthe 7 Storey Chinese Pagoda. After lunch go up river withfast boats in Iban territory. Late evening return to Sibu andMukah - Overnight at sea to Bintulu.
Day 5 - Day 5 Bintulu MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Morning arrival in Bintulu. Our optional excursion will takeus to Similajau National Park designed around a mangroveforest and the Likau River. Later we will drive back to townand we will strol through Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamumarkets. Back to the ship for a late lunch. Overnight at seato Miri.
Day 6 - Day 6 Miri MALAYSIA / SARAWAK
Early morning disembarkation. This morning our optionalexcursion will take us by plane to Gunung National Park,a World Heritage site. During the first day there will be timeto take the 3km elevated plank-walk to Lang Cave, the largestcave passage in the world. Explore the impressive stalactitesand stalagmites before proceeding to Deer Cave; Lessadventurous guests can select the Iban Longhouse &Lambir Hill & Waterfalls optional excursion. In theevening we sail to Brunei. Overnight at sea.
Day 7 - Day 7 Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan SULTANATE OF BRUNEI
Today you will discover the Sultanate of Brunei 2 facets withyour full-day optional tour. First Brunei's countryside andthe rural life of the Dusun, Iban and Kedayan indigenouspeople. Enjoy lunch and a Ngajat traditioonal danceperformance. Return to town and revel at the Palace of Lightand other intricate monuments and palaces. Overnight at seato Kota Kinabalu
Day 8 - Day 8 Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA / SABAH
Morning arrival in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabahregion and also often called KK. We have two optionalexcursions in today’s program. A day excursion by air toSandakan in North Borneo for a full day at the Sepilok Orangutan Reserve and a Kinabatangan River cruise. Alternativelyyou can select the Kianbalu Park and Poring Hot Spring tourin the area of the Kinabalu mountain, Southeast Asia'shighest mountain. A 41-high canopy walk will allow you toadmire Borneos's fauna and flora. Farewell dinner at thesounds of Malay music.
Day 9 - Day 9 Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA / SABAH
Disembarkation 9:00 to 10:00.
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weatherconditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leaveport or in case of other extraordinary conditions. S

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-10-202024-10-2020EUR €2,050Category C
16-10-202024-10-2020EUR €2,350Category B
16-10-202024-10-2020EUR €2,750Category A
16-10-202024-10-2020EUR €3,050Category P


    • Ancient Rainforests. If you've always longed to experience the humid fecundity of a real equatorial rain forest, Borneo will fulfill your wildest dreams.
    • Jungle Wildlife. Glimpse a wild orangutan or proboscis monkey swinging through the jungle canopy, spot an Irrawaddy dolphin in the shimmering waters of the South China Sea, or lock eyes with a pygmy elephant, clouded leopard or saltwater crocodile.
    • Cultural Riches. Borneo brings together an astonishing array of cultures and languages, and age-old traditions of hospitality mean visitors are welcomed. Discover the picturesque coastal kampung (villages) of Sabah and Sarawak and interact with indigenous groups.