I am planning a summer adventure in South-East Asia (and I have to admit that this will be my very first oversees trip, so tips are much appreciated) and one of the stops will be Malaysian Borneo - Sabah area in particular.
I am traveling with my partner and we'd like to stay between 5 to 7 days in Borneo starting from Sandakan and visiting Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, Seligan Island, Kinabatangan Region and finishing in Kota Kinabalu.
My first question is if 5-7 days is a reasonable time to see all this and secondly, is it possible (for 2 not really experienced travelers) to find our way easily there without using a tour operator. We have a very limited budget and I am afraid that we won't be able to afford what I've seen as prices offered by tour companies.
Any advices are highly appreciated!
Thank you for your time.