Is it safe to book with Amazing Borneo or any other website sources?
Yes. It is definitely safe to book with Amazing Borneo as we are listed in Sabah Tourism Board as licensed local operator. Please be aware that there are several reported fraud/bogus promising websites selling Mount Kinabalu & tour packages without licensing. They can be operated from other parts of the world. Many guests are left stranded in Kota Kinabalu without climbing permits/accommodation or tour as claimed. Do ensure you should receive proper invoice, confirmation & tour itinerary from legal local operators with indication of company address, contact numbers and vehicle type. Do not let these scammers spoil your vacations.
The climate in Sabah Borneo is Equatorial/Tropical – generally hot and sunny all year round with scattered unpredictable rains. The temperature in the lowlands is about 32 degrees centigrade and highlands about 21 degrees Centigrade. Theoretically, the monsoon season is from November to February but as we are in a tropical country, there is really not much difference in seasons throughout the year. Hence anytime is considered a good month to visit Sabah Borneo
All Amazing Borneo Tours are conducted daily even during weekends and public holidays unless otherwise fully booked. If you wish to have customised or private tours, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Seat in Coach, is the term used for sharing in transfer or tour, therefore guests that are in SIC basis will be sharing vehicle and have other tourist with them on the tour. There maybe multiple pickups & drop-offs throughout the journey. Do expect some short waiting time.
Amazing Borneo uses a variety of transportation including comfortable tourist coaches/van/cars to provide our guests with the safest and most efficient transportation in each area. For all our Mount Kinabalu Climbing Tour Packages, a 9 seater licensed tourist van will usually be used. For all other local daily tours, it all depends on the group size. Under circumstances we do use a coach for bigger volume and private cars for small number of SIC.
Borneo food is mostly of Asian influence with an extensive variety of fare. The staple foods in the highlands, jungle and rural areas include rice, noodle, meat, fish and vegetable dishes and fresh fruits. Finding food in Kota Kinabalu city is usually very easy with many restaurants catering to different tastes such as Italian, Western, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Vietnamese. The most popular menu selection will be fresh seafood and mostly widely available in the city.
Although there are no recorded cases of our guests infected with Malaria, we cannot guarantee that there is no malaria present in rural areas of Borneo. Malaria vaccination - whilst not a requirement, may be advisable for adventurous, deep jungle treks in rural areas of Borneo. If you are travelling to tourist areas such as Kota Kinabalu city, beaches, or tour destinations listed in our website, it is not necessary. If you are travelling to Sandakan, Tabin, Danum Valley, etc. for wildlife sightings or jungle trekking, we advise all our guests to take all preventive measures against mosquito bites especially during dusk to dawn. To minimize the risk of being bitten, it is advisable to wear clothes that cover most of your skin and to use insect repellent. Also it is advisable to keep your chalet door close from dusk to dawn to avoid mosquitoes entering your room, sleeping in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms. If you need to take prophylactic (preventive) medicine, discuss with your doctor the best ways for you to avoid getting sick with malaria.
Absolutely. Please inform our sales consultant when making a booking and upon receiving your tour itinerary, please ensure your dietary requirement is written clearly. Though vegetarians can be easily accommodated in most areas, options typically leave out the meat rather than adding vegetarian mainstays such as tofu, beans, or nuts. Vegetarianism is a concept our country is still learning to comprehend.
Please note that unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that special requirements can always be met. In tour packages where meals are served buffet style, we suggest that you leave out the meat.
We do accept last minute booking but subject to tour availability. However for a peace of mind and confirmed departure of tours, we suggest that you pre-book at least one week in advance especially for tours that involve accommodation.
Absolutely! Please check with our sales consultant when making enquiry. Also do check out the periodical tour and hotel discount and the latest offers and promotions in our website.
When you have a few tours that you wish to combined, we can customize it so that it will fit perfectly to the running of the other tour. Emailed us your selected places of interest and we will draw up an itinerary to fit to your program.
There are no hidden costs; the customized program will be presented according to what the itinerary’s layout.
Once you have decided on your preferred tour package, email or call us to confirm. An invoice will be issued to you where you will need to make a deposit payment to secure your booking. Full payment is required one (01) month prior to tour commencement.
SINGAPORE DOLLARS (SGD)
By Credit Card
As we are using a secured link for credit card payment provided by a third party company on the web, therefore we cannot avoid this convenience fee as this is charged by the link provider.
What happened should I have an emergency, and I can’t proceed with the tour? Can I postpone the dates?
Absolutely! However, we have term and condition that we observe, as we have arranged fees and payment to secure on the reservation of your tour therefore this term below will apply;
Amendment to bookings after payment is made will be charged at a minimum of RM30 per service amendment in addition to any charges as levied by the airlines, hotels, climb operators or service providers concerned. A transfer to another package less than 30 days prior to departure does not constitute an amendment but entails the cancellation of the original booking and is subject to the appropriate cancellation fees stated in the clause of "Cancellation Policy".
In the event of cancellation of booking by Client, a written notice must be provided. The following cancellation charges must be borne by the Client and the travelling companions as follows:-
For cancellation before tour commencement, the refund will be based on the Cancellation Policy as stated above. There would be no refunds for cancellation after the tour has commenced or for any unused tour services including but not limited to transfer, meals & accommodation, sightseeing or any other services not utilized.
Our standard operating office hours is as below:
Mon – Fri 8:30 – 6:00pm
However, should you need to make a reservation outside office hours, you could contact our operation hotline at +6 012 8852009 (Malaysia) or +65 6841 3009 (Singapore).
Yes. In an emergency you should call the following numbers: +6 012 8552009 / +6 012 8216821
The Malaysian Ringgit is the currency of Malaysia. The currency code for Ringgits is MYR, and the currency symbol is RM.
Unfortunately, our Malaysian currency (MYR) is not as widely accepted & recognised compared to our neighbouring country - Singapore. Many of our guests from China, Hong Kong, Europe, America & etc commented that their local banks do not provide MYR transaction services. Therefore, we setup a branch office in Singapore to offer SGD transaction services for better facilitation to our guests. Moreover, Singapore has lower bank charges too.