Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Classic Brunei (5 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam To Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Valid for Departures Now Through: 12 Mar 2019


Day 1
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
The Empire Hotel & Country Club Lunch, Dinner

You'll begin your luxury Brunei getaway in the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan. This is a smart, compact city with international shopping and dining. Here you will settle into your hotel – we recommend the five-star Empire Hotel and Country Club, a palatial resort that offers golf, watersports and a world-class spa.

Day 2
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
The Empire Hotel & Country Club Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you'll head to Kampong Ayer Water Village, an overwater settlement of some 39,000 people, with more than 1,300 years of history. Walk the wooden boardwalks between stilt houses or zip around its districts in a water taxi. Next, take a River Safari to spot the curious proboscis monkey with its mottled fur and potbelly. The mangroves of Brunei are home to many species of wildlife, including crocodiles, migratory bird and butterflies. Return to your luxury Brunei hotel for the evening.  

Day 3
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
The Empire Hotel & Country Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head just out of the city to marvel at the Istana Nurul Iman – the sultan's palace. Regarded as the largest palace in the world, this immense modernist complex is closed to the public and best-viewed from vantage points not far from Bandar Seri Begawan. For a close-up look at royal treasures, you'll visit the Royal Regalia Museum, which houses outfits, artifacts and gifts belonging to the royal family, then enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, shopping in Bandar Seri Begawan city center or enjoying the luxury facilities at your hotel.

Day 4
Temburong, Brunei Darussalam
The Empire Hotel & Country Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The beautiful Ulu Temburong National Park provides the opportunity for you to explore Borneo wilderness. You can walk through the canopy on suspension bridges and wooden walkways and see a Native Longhouse, a traditional timber dwelling of the ethnic Iban and Dayak people. Today, you'll also visit the protected Selirong Forest, comprising pristine mangroves and inhabited by the tiny gliding mammal, the colugo. Return to your Bandar Seri Begawan hotel in the evening.

Day 5
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
None Breakfast

After a gourmet breakfast at your hotel, you'll be met by a driver and transferred to the airport for your departing international flight.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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This five-day luxury tour showcases one of the most intriguing Southeast Asian destinations – the Sultanate of Brunei. Over the course of your trip, you'll be introduced to the colorful capital of Bandar Seri Begawan and have time to explore the forests and waterways of Temburong National Park, giving you a taste of Borneo’s enchanting wilderness. You'll spend each night in a luxury hotel in the capital.



A river cruise through Brunei's mangroves to spot the endangered proboscis monkey


A tour of the Royal Regalia Museum and views over the Sultan's palace


A visit to the overwater village of Kampong Ayer in Brunei Bay


A day-trip to the virgin forests of Temburong National Park

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

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By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

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By: Mike

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye


By: Joel and Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow

Remote Lands Rocks

By: Morty

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Terrific professionals! Looked out for us the entire time we were on the road!! Many thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Elias