Highlights

SABAH; Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, Sukau Kinabatangan River, Ox-Bow Lake, Gomantong Caves, Lahad Datu, and Danum “Lost World”.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival/Kota Kinabalu

– Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).
– Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel.
– Overnight at a city Hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

(No Meals)

Day 2: KK/Sandakan/Sepilok/Gomantong Caves/Sukau Lodge

– Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to KKIA for early morning flight to Sandakan.
– On arrival at Sandakan airport, transfer to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre.
– Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plankwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10.00am.
– Enroute stop at the Gomantong Cave.
– Trek to the Cave entrance of Simud Hitam.
– Explore the fascinating cave and proceed to Sukau.
– Late afternoon take a two hours river cruise using electric motor in search of some of the 10 primate species including Proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River.
– Return for solar heated hot shower, candle light dinner and slide show conducted by naturalist guide.
– Overnight at River Lodge in Sukau.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Sukau/Ox-Bow Lake

– Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills.
– A 6.00 am morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlife.
– Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits).
– Experience the wilderness of Borneo.
– In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife.
– After dinner an optional night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
– Overnight at River Lodge in Sukau.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: Sukau/Borneo Rainforest Lodge

– After breakfast, depart Sukau and proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu for lunch. Drive 83km through selectively logged forest, cocoa and soft-wood plantations before arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside Danum River on the edge of 438 sq. km of undisturbed lowland rainforest.
– The Lodge is home to the full range of Sabah’s lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, and Orang Utans.
– So far some 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Explore nature trail and nearby river.
– In the evening a slide show and if weather permits one can go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals.
– Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 5: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

– Early morning bird walk before breakfast.
– Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins.
– Trek to waterfall and dip in refreshing rock pools.
– Lunch at the lodge.
– In the afternoon, jungle walk through trails leading to canopy walkway.
– Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 6: Danum/Lahad Datu/KK

– Morning Trek in search of mammals and birds.
– Return to the Centre for lunch before departing for Lahad Datu.
– Take the flight to Kota Kinabalu.
– Meet on arrival at KKIA and transfer to hotel.
– Overnight at a city Hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

(Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 7: KK/Departure

– Free at own leisure until pick-up time to the Airport.
– Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to KKIA for departure to next destination.
– END OF SERVICE.

(Breakfast)

Inclusive in the Programme:
* All land and sea transport
* All accommodation (based on twin-share at city hotel, and nature lodges) as indicated above
* English speaking tour guide throughout
* All meals as indicated above
* All excursions as per programme
* All entrance fees

Not included:
International airfare to/fro Sabah, Camera & Video fees where applicable, anything not indicated in the above itinerary, tips, other personal expenses.

Items to Bring: Sweater, hat, raincoat, good walking shoes, long sleeve shirt, T-shirt, long trousers, shorts, torchlight, insect repellent, camera with fast film, and sunglasses.

NOTE: Tour Itinerary, Sequence and Final Rate subject to availability of spaces, accommodation at specified accommodations, and tour sites.

EXTRA DAY/NIGHT: can be arranged at either Sukau or Danum, or both.

SPECIAL REQUEST: Tour extension in Kota Kinabalu and/or other destinations can be arranged.

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