Welcome - Ross Garden Tours



Welcome - Ross Garden Tours
I am excited about returning to Sabah,
and I’m sure all those who join me will
come home as enchanted as I am with
this delightful place and its friendly,
gentle people.
Our regular guides have a wonderful
knowledge of their country and of its
unusual flora and fauna.They will go
out of their way to make your holiday a
special experience.
with libby cameron
international flight
Libby Cameron
domestic flight
& Tour Leader
Watch orangutans come down from the forest at
the Sepilok Orangutan Centre.
Travel to the foot of Mt Kinabalu & walk along
verdant mountain trails.
Meet the friendly locals at the village markets,
well away from the tourist trail.
Cruise the Kinabatangan River looking for wildlife
including proboscis monkeys, wild orangutans,
pygmy elephants & rare birds such as hornbills.
river cruise
To make a booking or for further information,
please contact us:
Tel 1300 233 200
TEL (02) 9484 5100
Fax (02) 9484 5111
Address 8 3 Beecroft Road, Beecroft NSW 2119
PO Box 500, Beecroft, NSW 2119
Email [email protected]
8 - 23 June 2013
Small Group Tour
Unique flora and fauna
Australian WW2 history at Sandakan
Escorted by Libby Cameron
Full itinerary visit www.rosstours.com
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Enjoy a wealth of tropical plants & flowers, rare
orchids, pitcher plants & rafflesia.
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iti n e r a r y
Detailed itinerary visit www.rosstours.com
day 1 - sat 8 jun 13
Home - Kota Kinabalu
Depart Sydney for Kuala Lumpur & a
connecting service to Kota Kinabalu.
Hotel Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 - sun 9 jun 13 Kota Kinabalu
100 feet above ground level, through the
rainforest treetops. The world’s largest
flower, the elusive Rafflesia, may be seen
in this area, if you are in luck.
After a buffet lunch you may wish to
indulge in the hot springs or swim in
refreshing cold pools.
Mt Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa,
Government called ‘Newlands’.
Lunch today is a grand affair at the
English Teahouse, overlooking Sandakan
Bay. Visit Sandakan War Memorial on the
site of the POW camp where thousands
of Australian and British POW’s died in
Sepilok Nature Resort
Day 5 - wed 12 jun 13 Day 9 - sun 16 jun 13
A late start to the day with the famous
Sunday Gaya street fair, where you can
buy anything from snakes & puppies to
plants, herbal potions, clothes & cheap
trinkets. We will follow this with a city
orientation tour & welcome lunch at
a local restaurant. Late afternoon &
evening free.
Hotel Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu
Travel overland to Sukau, a small village
on the Kinabatangan River. Relax at
the lodge & in the late afternoon take
a river cruise along the river in search
of wildlife.
Kinabatangan River Lodge, Sukau
Day 3 - mon 10 jun 13 Day 6 - thu 13 jun 13
Kundasang - Sukau
Kota Kinabalu - Kundasang(B/L/D)
Traverse the picturesque Crocker Range
to Kinabalu Park. Walk a rainforest trail,
visit the Mountain Garden & enjoy lunch
at the Park restaurant. At Kundasang we
will visit the Australian War Memorial,
with beautiful gardens & stunning views
of the mountain. Dinner will be at the
Mt Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa,
Cruise through the lowland rainforest
along the Kinabantangan River. See
hornbills, wild monkeys such as the
remarkable Proboscis monkey & maybe
Borneo pygmy elephants & orang-utans
in the wild.
Kinabatangan River Lodge, Sukau
Day 4 - tue 11 jun 13 Poring
Wake up early if you wish to catch
sunrise over Mt Kinabalu from the
gardens of the hotel.Today we travel to
the lowland dipterocarp forest at Poring
& cross the canopy walkway
Day 7 - fri 14 jun 13
Sukau - Abai Village
Travel by boat downstream to Abai
Village. This afternoon we participate in a
re-forestation exercise with the villagers.
In the evening we will go out in search
of frogs & fireflies.
Abai Village Lodge
Day 8 - sat 15 jun 13 Abai Village - Sandakan(B/L/D)
Alfresco breakfast on the boardwalk.
River cruise to Sandakan. Visit Agnes
Keith Museum, the restored heritage
quarters of the British Colonial
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the heliconias, gingers, bouganvilleas &
tropical shrubs you could dream about.
The living crop museum showcases many
commercial plants such as hemp, cotton,
sugar cane, nutmeg, coffee, cloves,
tamarind & ylang ylang.
Hotel Juta, Keningau
Day 13 - thu 20 jun 13
This morning visit the Sepilok Orangutan
Centre to view the 10am feeding, & learn
about the rehabilitation of orphaned
orangutans. In the afternoon we will
spend time at the Rainforest Discovery
Centre where we may be fortunate to
see rare birds & flying squirrels.
Accommodation: Sepilok Nature Resort
Day 10 - mon 17 jun 13 Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu (B/L)
Return by air to Kota Kinabalu. Visit a
private garden at Kingfisher Park. There
will be time for shopping this afternoon.
The evening is at leisure. The hotel has
a pool and is near the waterfront where
there are cafes and many food stalls.
Hotel Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu
Keningau - Kota Kinabalu (B/L)
T o u r I n cl u si o n s
 R eturn group airfare & taxes Sydney / Kota Kinabalu /
Sandakan / Kota Kinabalu / Sydney with Malaysian Airlines
 Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
 12 nights accommodation in a range of hotels
 2 nights accommodation at the luxury Shangri la Tanjung Aru
 Breakfast daily, 12 lunches & 9 dinners
After breakfast, return journey to Kota
Kinabalu with a stop at Kipandi Butterfly
Farm, where there is an exquisite
collection of orchids & hoyas, some as
yet unnamed. There is also a butterfly
house & a world class insect collection.
Enjoy the facilities of the luxury resort in
the evening
Shangri la Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu
 Sukau River Cruise
Day 14 - fri 21 jun 13
 Fully escorted by Libby Cameron
Kota Kinabalu
 E ntrance fees to Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Springs & Canopy
Walkway, Kundasang War Memorial, Sepilok Orangutan
Centre, Kipandi Butterfly Park, Agnes Keith House Museum,
Tenom Agricultural Park, Rainforest Discovery Centre
 S ee carnivorous Pitcher Plants and orchids, orang-utans,
Proboscis monkeys, tropical birds & wildlife on morning river
 Ross Tours travel wallet & bag
Free day – option for day excursions,
shopping, a visit to the Sabah Museum,
or simply to relax at the resort.
Farewell buffet dinner tonight at the
Shangri la Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu
 Membership to the Garden Clinic™ Club for 1 year (non-members)
Kota Kinabalu - Keningau(B/L/D)
Day 15 - sat 22 jun 13 Kota Kinabalu - Home (B)
 Single Supplement $895.00
Our overland journey takes us through
farming country with beautiful mountain
scenery to Keningau via Tambunan where
we may find Rafflesia. In the evening an
optional visit to the local night markets.
Accommodation: Hotel Juta, Keningau
Day 11 - tue 18 jun 13
Day 12 - wed 19 jun 13
Today we visit Tenom Agricultural Park,
a paradise for plant lovers, filled with all
Afternoon departure from Kota Kinabalu
to Kuala Lumpur. Connecting with
overnight flight to Sydney.
Day 16 - sun 23 jun 13 Home
Arrive home.
Tour Costs (Limited places available)
 Twin Share land only $4,495.00 per person
 Twin Share including air $5,795.00 per person
 Early Bird Discount $200.00 (Pay in full by 1 Feb 2013)
 Previous Traveller Discount $100.00
 Garden Clinic™ Member Discount $50.00
All prices in Australian Dollars, subject to currency fluctuations. All air taxes as at 1st Aug ‘12. Price
based on minimum 12 passengers, & departure ex Sydney. Price from other Australian ports & NZ
available on application. Group meals do not include beverages. Hotels listed in this brochure are correct
at time of printing, however, if a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotels substituted will
be equivalent in standard. Degree of effort to fully participate in the tour - Ross Tours Category 2.
Please refer to Ross Garden Tours standard terms & conditions. Ask us about other sightseeing &
travel arrangements including pre & post tour accommodation, transfers, stopovers & other tours
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