XA Travel (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Life of Sea Gypsies, Semporna

Depart: 15th Apr 2016
Return: 18th Apr 2016
Price:  SGD400 (Twin share) / SGD480 (Single)
Group Size : 8 (min) / 16 (max) 


  • Bajau settlement at Semporna town
  • Life of Sea Gypsies, an indigenous ethnic group residing in Sabah
  • Activities and interaction with the Bajau tribe

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Singapore - Semporna (D)

Depart from Singapore by private van to Senai Airport for the flight to Tawau. Arriving Tawau airport and transfer to Semporna town. Check in hotel and have afternoon tea. Visit the jetty and the settlement of Bajau at Semporna. Seafood dinner and overnight at Semporna.

Bajau tribe (L/D)

Speed boat to visit Bajau tribe and understand the life of Sea Gypsies. Photo shoot the landscape and the local lifestyle. Overnight at Semporna.

Sibuan Island (L/D)

Speed boat to Sibuan Island to engage the Bajau for activities, and run the charity program (voluntary basis). Overnight at Semporna.

Semporna - Tawau

Visit Semporna market for the morning activities. Check out by 1030 and depart from Semporna to Tawau airport. Arriving at Senai airport, and transfer to Singapore. 

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Package Inclusions :

  • 2 way van transfer from Singapore pick up point to Senai Airport
  • 2 way airport transfer from Tawau airport to Semporna
  • 2 day boat transfer to Sea Gypsies village and Semporna Marine Park
  • 3 nights accommodation at Semporna town  
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • Xing Asia tour leader
  • One hour pre trip briefing and departure notes

Package Exclusions :

  • Flight from Johor Bahru to Tawau (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
  • Visa entry to Malaysia (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Donation and charity program on voluntary basis

Weather :

  • Semporna  temperature : 33° /  25°

Fitness :

  • Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores
  • Do not suffer from motion sickness

Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Air Asia (JB – TW)
  • Price : Online promotion from SGD86 for both flights
  • Depart : 15th Apr 2016  / AK5596 / 1040 1300
  • Return : 18th Apr 2016  / AK5597 / 1325 1545