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General Information

Please note the following information regarding COVID-19 and travel to Malaysia:

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while in Malaysia, it is important to get tested. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be subject to the current protocol for positive cases. This means that you must undergo isolation for seven (7) days via a Home Surveillance Order (HSO).

If you test positive, you can be released from isolation on the 4th, 5th, or 6th day if you are asymptomatic and have tested negative via an RTK Ag test supervised by a registered medical practitioner.  

If you are discharged on the 7th day, no additional COVID-19 detection test is required.While in Malaysia, please continue to practice COVID-19 preventive measures. For more information, please visit MySafetravel.

If you are a traveler from China, please note that you are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours before entering Sabah.

We are thrilled to welcome you back after the two-year hiatus. Welcome back to Malaysia!

When is the best time to travel to Borneo?

General Information

Borneo's climate is typically hot and humid year-round, with two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The best time to visit Borneo depends on your preferences and the activities you plan to engage in:

Dry Season (May to September)

This period is generally considered the best time to visit Borneo.The weather is typically drier, with less rainfall and more sunshine.It's an ideal time for outdoor activities such as hiking, wildlife spotting, and exploring the rainforests.

Wet Season (October to April)

The wet season brings heavier rainfall and more humidity to Borneo.While it might not be the best time for outdoor activities, it's a great time for river cruises and seeing lush green landscapes.Wildlife viewing may still be possible, but some areas could be inaccessible due to flooding.

Is Borneo a safe place to travel?

General Information

Overall, Borneo is a relatively safe place to travel with low crime rates. However, to ensure your safety, it is recommended that you take standard precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night, keeping valuable items out of sight (especially cameras and smartphones), and using authorized taxis only. For the most up-to-date information on safety and security, please refer to your government's travel advice or the Sabah Tourism Board's advisory.

What temperatures can be expected in Borneo?

General Information

The climate is typically tropical, with temperatures ranging from a cool 22°C in the evenings to a hot 34°C in the daytime. Relative humidity is consistently high, ranging from 70 to 90%.

Do You Offer Tours Every Day?

General Information

Great news! Our tours are available every day, including weekends and public holidays. We don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to explore with us, so we're always ready to show you around. However, make sure you book early to secure your spot as our tours can fill up fast!

Seat In Coach(SIC)

General Information

"Seat in Coach" is a term used to refer to shared transfers or tours. If you're on an SIC basis, you'll be sharing the vehicle with other tourists and there may be multiple pickups and drop-offs during the journey. Please expect some short waiting times.

What clothes should I pack?

General Information

In consideration of the tropical climate, it is recommended that individuals opt for light and breathable cotton clothing, which facilitates comfort in hot and humid conditions. For indoor activities, shorts and T-shirts are deemed appropriate attire.

What is the passport validity required to enter Malaysia?

General Information

The general requirement for passport validity to enter Malaysia is that your passport or internationally recognized travel document must be valid for at least SIX MONTH beyond your intended stay in the country.

What are the requirements to enter Malaysia?

General Information

Malaysia's Immigrations Department set the following requirements for a visitor to enter Malaysia. Valid passport of 6 months validity, Valid Visa, Valid return tickets and sufficient funds for you to travel Arrival / Depature card completed

What is the Tourism Tax?

General Information

Effective September 1, 2017, foreign travelers will be charged a flat cost of RM10 per room per night for all Tourism Tax (TTx) registered hotel classifications in Malaysia. The Tourism Tax Bill was passed in April 2017.

Who is exempt from the Tourism Tax?

General Information

The tourism tax applies to foreign tourists or non-residents staying at any accommodation premises in Malaysia, including hotels, resorts, hostels, inns, guesthouses, and service apartments.Exemptions:The following categories of individuals are exempt from the tourism taxMalaysian citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia. ,Diplomats, Those with a valid MyPR (Malaysia Permanent Resident) card, Those with a valid work permit.

Do you provide for dietary requirements?

Before Travelling

We kindly request you to apprise us of any dietary restrictions or preferences that you may have. We will do everything within our means to ensure that we accommodate your needs to the best of our abilities.

What vaccines are required?

Before Travelling

In addition to Covid-19 immunizations and other conventional vaccinations(e.g.,measles/mumps/rubella/tetanus), we recommend Typhoid(food and water-borne diseases),Hepatitis A (food and water-borne diseases), and Hepatitis B (liver infections).Please see our Health & Safety page for further information about vaccines and other health-relatedissues.

Are these trips suitable for single travelers?

Before Travelling

Our tours are designed to cater to a diverse range of participants, including solo travelers, families, and groups of friends. We also offer the opportunity to join another group on the tour, should it correspond with your preferred dates and availability. Please let us know if you require any further information or assistance

What is a single supplement?

Before Travelling

A single supplement is an additional fee that solo travelers often have to pay when booking accommodations, tours, or cruises that are based on double occupancy. When a solo traveler wishes to occupy a room or cabin meant for two people, they may be required to pay a single supplement fee. This fee is meant to cover the cost that would have been shared by the second person. It's essentially a surcharge applied to compensate for the loss of revenue from the second occupant.

Is my stay flexible and extendable?

Before Travelling

Absolutely. Please let us know how you would like to change your stay, and we will try our best to accommodate you. Thank you for choosing our services.

Are flights arranged by Nasalis Larvatus Tours?

Before Travelling

Please be advised that our company does not arrange flights to or from any of our domestic or international destinations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

What are your operating hours?

Before Travelling

We are OPEN from Monday to Friday –9AM to 6PM; Saturday – 8AM to 12PM (GMT +08); and CLOSED on Sunday and Public Holidays.

Is it safe to drink tap water in Borneo?

Before Travelling

We would like to advise that it is prudent to exercise caution when considering the consumption of tap water in Borneo. It is recommended that the water be subjected to boiling prior to consumption. However, it can be safely utilized for personal hygiene purposes.

How does Internet access work?

Before Travelling

Major towns in Borneo have internet access, but rural areas have patchy coverage and speeds.

Is it possible for me to swim in the river?

Before Travelling

We would like to strongly advise DO NOT swim in the river due to potential risks associated with unforeseen incidents and other factors that could jeopardize your safety. As a company, we prioritize the safety of our clients above all else, your safety is of utmost importance to us, and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Do the rooms have air conditioning?

Before Travelling

Yes. We are pleased to inform you that every room has been equipped with  air conditioning

How do I get to WPCP?

Before Travelling

Transportation to Walai Penyu Conservation Park, Pulau Libaran is typically arranged by the tour operators. It often involves a boat ride from [departure point], and the journey duration varies. Details will be provided upon booking

What can I expect to see at WPCP?

Before Travelling

If lucky, visitors have the chance to witness turtle nesting and the magical experience of baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea. Apart from that, visitors will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the community of the villagers at Pulau Libaran during their stay

Are there accommodations at Walai Penyu Conservation Park?

Before Travelling

Yes -- Glamping Style. Visitors often stay overnight for the chance to see turtle nesting (Not guaranteed). It's advisable to book in advance.

Are there any restrictions or rules at Walai Penyu Conservation Park?

Before Travelling

Yes, there are conservation rules in place to protect the turtles and their habitat. Visitors are usually briefed on these rules upon arrival and are expected to follow them closely.

Can children participate in the tour at Walai Penyu Conservation Park?

Before Travelling

Yes, the tour is generally family-friendly. However, parents should consider the boat ride and overnight stay factors when deciding if it's suitable for their children

What currency do you use?

Payment

The prices of all of our services and tour packages are quoted in Malaysian Ringgit (RM/MYR).

Payment Option

Payment

RINGGIT MALAYSIA(RM/MYR);
Payment Method:

By Cash/By Cheque

Name of Company:
NASALIS LARVATUS TOUR SDN BHD

Name of Bank: Malayan Bank(MAYBANK)

Branch:
Jalan Gaya

Account Number: 5100-1310-4165

Are tour packages booked via INSABAH.com refundable?

Payment

NASALIS LARVATUS TOURS SDN BHD RESERVED THE RIGHT TO POSTPONE OR CANCEL THE TRIP SHOULD CONDITION/SITUATION IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

CANCELLATION AND OR NO SHOW

• Full refund shall be made for written request/instruction from Client for cancellation made 30 days ahead of check in date which acknowledged received by Nasalis Larvatus Tours Sdn Bhd.

• No refund for cancellation made less than 30 days from the check in date and no show.

•We will charge 25% for cancellation or changes make 45 days prior to the arrival date & 100% charge for cancellation or changes make with less than 30 days prior to the arrival date.

• After commencement of service, no refund in part or full will be given for the services provided.

•For tours which our company has to subcontract with other agents such as the Selingan Turtle Island, Labuk Bay, the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center and the Gomantong Caves, a full cancellation charge will be imposed upon for any cancellation for confirmed bookings

• Fee paid will be refunded in full if cancellation is made by Nasalis Larvatus Tours Sdn Bhd on following condition:-

a) Rough sea preventing to proceed to Libaran Island during that particular day

b) As when and where necessary due to unforeseen circumstances

What kinds of personal information do you collect?

Personal Data Protection & Privacy

As part of the identity verification process, we will be collecting essential personal data, which includes your name, gender, nationality, and passport/NRIC information. We assure you that all the information collected will be managed and stored with the utmost care and confidentiality.

After I provide you my personal information, do you keep it?

Personal Data Protection & Privacy

We will only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary, so please be aware that we won't keep it around for longer than is necessary.

What happens if I don't provide you my personal data?

Personal Data Protection & Privacy

In order to continue providing the services you have requested, we require essential personal information or data from you. We understand that this may seem like a burden, but please note that failure to provide us with this information may have an impact on the processing of your reservation with us.

What can I see?

Danum Package

You can gain the first-hand experience to be close with a multitude of flora and fauna in this 130-million-year-old rainforest. Some species are endemic to Borneo and they are the sambar deer, civets, lizards, butterflies, birds and several species of primates and insects. You can spot them with the help of our nature guides.

Are there leeches during the walk?

Danum Package

Leeches are common in the rainforest and there are 2 types of species found in Danum Valley. The brown leeches live on the ground and the tiger leeches are on the leaves. Leech bites are not harmful but it may leave a slight discomfort feeling from the bite. So far, we have no record of infection resulting from a leech bite.

Is Wi-Fi service available at the lodge?

Danum Package

Wi-Fi is available at the main lodge. However, due to the remoteness of our location, internet and mobile connection are limited to 2G access at best only.

How do I prepare myself for the walks?

Danum Package

Light and comfortable clothing, small back-pack, sunscreen lotion, insect repel- lent cream, hat, hand towel, drinking water and a walking stick are essential. (See below on Your Essential Items)

Should I be worried about mosquitoes?

Danum Package

Danum Valley is considered to be a low- risk area for malaria transmission. However, it is advisable to take all necessary measures to prevent mosquito bites especially during dusk and dawn. It is advisable also to keep the veranda door closed during the day to avoid mosquitoes entering the room. All rooms are installed with mosquito netting and are provided with an electronic mosquito repellent.

What kind of telecommunication facility is available in the lodge?

Danum Package

We rely on satellite communication and landline phone are provided in each room. Guests can use the main lodge services for fixed line calling, emailing and faxing.

Is the nature walk safe for children?

Danum Package

It depends on the age of the children and their fitness level. Our 22 marked trails are fully guided and a safety briefing is done before every trekking. Alter- natively, our self-guided nature trail on an elevated boardwalk with interpretation is suitable for younger children, elderly and lower fitness groups.

What should I do when I am sick?

Danum Package

If a doctor consultation is deemed necessary, we will make an immediate arrangement to send a quest to the nearest medical facility for treatment. For minor injury, our service associates are trained with first aid and can assist with a remedy if feeling unwell.

What is the weather like?

Danum Package

Humid and hot with the occasional rain shower. During the day, temperatures are usually between 28-30 degree Celsius. The evenings are usually cooler and with the occasional light forest breeze.

What is included in this package?

Deramakot Package

Accommodation, meals as stated, transportation, entrance ticket, activity charges.

Is an air ticket included?

Deramakot Package

No it is not included, however, we would advise the convenient time for arrival and departures

Is this a package with a fixed itinerary and timing?

Deramakot Package

No, this is a customised individual package, hence it is tailored to your liking, requests, special interest, and most importantly your duration of stay in Borneo to maximise your experience.

How much would this cost and how is your price quoted?

Deramakot Package

The price of this package would depend solely on your request, the activity proposed,duration of stay, type of accommodation throughout your stay, and special interest.

How do I start to plan my trip?

Deramakot Package

Click on the button Enquire Now in Deramakot Page or simply drop a message to sales3@nasalislarvatustours.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Latest Travel SOPs to Malaysia and Sabah, Borneo


COVID-19
Travelers who acquire COVID-19 symptoms while in Malaysia should be tested and, if positive, follow the current protocol for positive COVID-19 cases.Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must be isolated for seven days under a Home Surveillance Order (HSO).
Individuals can be discharged from isolation on the fourth, fifth, or sixth day if they are asymptomatic and the results of an RTK Ag test performed by a registered medical practitioner are negative. COVID-19 detection tests are not required for discharge on the seventh day.
Please continue to follow COVID-19 prevention procedures while in Malaysia. Visit MySafetravel for more information.

Chinese Travelers
Travelers from China must take a COVID-19 test 48 hours before entering Sabah.

When is the best time to travel to Borneo?


Borneo has a hot and humid climate throughout the year, characterized by two main seasons - wet and dry. The best time to visit Borneo depends on your preferences and the activities you plan to engage in

Dry Season (May to September)
This is usually considered the best time to visit Borneo.
The weather is generally drier, with less rainfall and more sunshine.
It's an ideal time to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, wildlife spotting, and exploring the rainforests

Wet Season (October to April)
The wet season brings heavier rainfall and more humidity to Borneo.
While it might not be the best time for outdoor activities, it's a great time for river cruises and seeing lush green landscapes.
Wildlife viewing may still be possible, but some areas could be inaccessible due to flooding.

Is Borneo a safe place to travel?


Yes, Borneo is generally a secure place to travel with low crime rates. To ensure your safety, avoid walking alone at night, keep valuables out of sight, and only use authorized taxis. Check your government's travel advice and Sabah Tourism Board's advisory for updated information.

What temperatures can be expected in Borneo?


Borneo has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 22°C in the evenings to 34°C in the daytime. The relative humidity is consistently high, ranging from 70 to 90%.

What clothes should I pack?


Pack light, comfortable cotton clothing for the hot and humid weather. Shorts and t-shirts are acceptable for interior travel.

What is the passport validity required to enter Malaysia?


Your passport or internationally recognized travel document must be valid for at least 6 MONTHS beyond your intended stay in Malaysia. 

What are the requirements to enter Malaysia?


To enter Malaysia, you need a valid passport with six months' validity, a valid visa, valid return tickets, and sufficient funds for your travel. Also, complete the Arrival/Departure card.

What is the Tourism Tax?


Foreign tourists or non-residents staying at any accommodation in Malaysia, including hotels, resorts, hostels, inns, guesthouses, and service apartments, will be charged a flat rate of RM10 per room per night for all Tourism Tax registered hotel classifications in Malaysia. The Tourism Tax Bill was passed in April 2017. 

Who is exempt from the Tourism Tax?


Malaysian citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia, Diplomats, those with a valid MyPR (Malaysia Permanent Resident) card, and those with a valid work permit.

Before Travelling

Do you provide for dietary requirements?


Please let us know if you have any allergies or are vegetarian, and we will try our best to meet your needs.

What vaccines are required?


In addition to COVID-19 and other conventional vaccinations (e.g., measles/mumps/rubella/tetanus), we recommend Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B. Visit our Health & Safety page for more information.

Are these trips suitable for single travelers?


Yes, our tours attract solo travelers, families, and friends. We can match you up with another group traveling on the same trip, as long as it matches your dates and tour availability.

What is a single supplement?


A single supplement is an additional fee that solo travelers often have to pay when booking accommodations, tours, or cruises that are based on double occupancy. The fee covers the cost shared by the second person, and it's applied when a solo traveler occupies a room or cabin meant for two people.

Is my stay flexible and extendable?


Yes, please let us know how you'd like to change your stay, and we'll try our best to accommodate you.

What currency do you use?


All our services and tour packages are quoted in Malaysian Ringgit (RM/MYR)

Are tour packages booked via INSABAH.com refundable?


NASALIS LARVATUS TOURS SDN BHD RESERVED THE RIGHT TO POSTPONE OR CANCEL THE TRIP SHOULD CONDITION/SITUATION IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

CANCELLATION AND OR NO SHOW


• Full refund shall be made for written request/instruction from Client for cancellation made 30 days ahead of check in date which acknowledged received by Nasalis Larvatus Tours Sdn Bhd.

• No refund for cancellation made less than 30 days from the check in date and no show.

• We will charge 25% for cancellation or changes make 45 days prior to the arrival date & 100% charge for cancellation or changes make with less than 30 days prior to the arrival date.

• After commencement of service, no refund in part or full will be given for the services provided.

• For tours which our company has to subcontract with other agents such as the Selingan Turtle Island, Labuk Bay, the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center and the Gomantong Caves, a full cancellation charge will be imposed upon for any cancellation for confirmed bookings

• Fee paid will be refunded in full if cancellation is made by Nasalis Larvatus Tours Sdn Bhd on following condition:
a) Rough sea preventing to proceed to Libaran Island during that particular day.
b) As when and where necessary due to unforeseen circumstances

Are flights arranged by INSABAH?


Please note that INSABAH does not arrange flights to or from our destinations, either domestically or internationally.

What are your operating hours?


Our operating hours are Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 12 PM (GMT+08). We are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Is it safe to drink tap water in Borneo?


While tap water in Borneo is generally safe, we strongly advise against drinking it unless it has been boiled. Tap water is safe for personal hygiene purposes.

How does Internet access work?


We provide internet access, but please be aware that the quality and speed may vary depending on the location.

Is it possible for me to swim in the river?


For your safety, we do not advise swimming in the river due to the risks associated with unforeseen incidents.

Do the rooms have air conditioning?


All of our rooms are equipped with energy-saving inverter air conditioners.

How do I get to WPCP?


Transportation to Walai Penyu Conservation Park, Pulau Libaran is typically arranged by tour operators. It often involves a boat ride from a departure point, and the journey duration varies. Details will be provided upon booking.

What can I expect to see at WPCP?


If you are lucky, you'll have the chance to witness turtle nesting and the magical experience of baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea. Apart from that, visitors can also immerse themselves in the community of the villagers at Pulau Libaran during their stay.

Are there accommodations at Walai Penyu Conservation Park?


Yes, there are glamping options available. Visitors often stay overnight for the chance to see turtle nesting (although it's not guaranteed). It's advisable to book in advance.

Are there any restrictions or rules at Walai Penyu Conservation Park?


Yes, there are conservation rules in place to protect the turtles and their habitat. Visitors are usually briefed on these rules upon arrival and are expected to follow them closely.

Can children participate in the tour at Walai Penyu Conservation Park?


Yes, the tour is generally family-friendly. However, parents should consider the boat ride and overnight stay factors when deciding if it's suitable for their children.

Personal Data Protection & Privacy

What kinds of personal information do you collect?


We collect general personal data, such as your name, gender, nationality, and passport/NRIC, in addition to any other information necessary for identity verification.

After I provide you my personal information, do you keep it?


We will only keep your personal information for as long as necessary.

What happens if I don't provide you my personal data?


If you do not provide us with the essential personal information, we will not be able to provide you with the services you have requested, and it may affect the processing of your reservation.

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