Sandakan and Beyond
Tues 16 May 2017 to Fri 26 May – 11 days
$2960 share twin | $417 single supplement
We travel to Borneo to explore Australia’s Second World War connections in Sabah, Labuan Island and Sarawak. The infamous Sandakan Prisoner of War Camp and Death March with the deliberate massacre of Allied PWs (mostly Australian) brings us to start our tour in Sandakan, and travel to Ranau.
The tour is by vehicle with some walking to inspect sites. The tour programme is complete in the examination of this tragedy : both in the commentary and explanation, and the sites visited which includes Labuan Island and Kuching in Sarawak with their parts of the story.
We follow the Australian amphibious landing on Labuan Island and the follow up landings on Borneo, liberating the main island from the Japanese occupation.
Amongst the war history we take the opportunity to visit an orang utan sanctuary, ride a small narrow gauge jungle railway, and visit a world class botanical centre. We will experience the beauty and friendliness of Borneo, and pay respects to the past.
Tours - Land only. All tours subject to minimum numbers.
Correct as at 8 August 2016.
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Authentic Military Heritage Tours by fully qualified and field-experienced Guides
Over 30 years experience in tour operations and planning in remote areas, including Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Thailand, Burma, Egypt and Libya.
Management and staff who have in depth historical and geographic knowledge of areas toured and military historical sites and events - in PNG and other countries.
Supervisors experienced in remote area and urban tour operations in PNG, Borneo, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Greece, Crete, Thailand, Burma, Turkey, Egypt and Libya.
Full operational travel experience and campaign history with accurate information content and wide geographical knowledge in our programming.