North Borneo Overland Safari Tour

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9D/8N North Borneo Overland Safari Tour

Tour Code: EB-SAB09

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Min. Participants: 2

BRIEF DESCRIPTION 

A rare overland Sabah Borneo Overland Safari package, driving from Kota Kinabalu city in the West Coast of Sabah all the way to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge near Lahad Datu in the East Coast of Sabah enroute at the Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Springs, Sukau Village, Kinabatangan River, Ox-Bow Lake, Gomantong Caves, Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, and the Danum River. 

ACCOMMODATION

         2 Nights at a City Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

         1 Night at Mountain Lodge at/near Kinabalu Park

         1 Night at a City Hotel in Sandakan

         2 Nights at a River Lodge (Kinabatangan River)

         2 Nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Danum)

 

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: KOTA KINABALU/KINABALU NATIONAL PARK

- Depart from your hotel at around 08:30 for a 2-hour drive into the Crocker Range.

- Enjoy superb mountain views as you travel to the Kinabalu Park at about 1,500m above sea level.

- Check into your accommodation and after lunch, we shall explore one of the many trails that lead through the tropical Montane Oak and Chestnut Forest.

- Overnight at a Mountain Lodge near Kinabalu Park.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: KINABALU NATIONAL PARK/PORING HOT SPRING/SANDAKAN

- Drive to Poring Hot Springs from Kinabalu National Park.

- Lowland Dipterocarp Forest makes most of the vegetation at Poring and it is an excellent place to view lowland birds and some mammals.

- There are Japanese Baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body.

- A shorter trek to the canopy walkway for a bird's eye view of the Tropical Rainforest.

-- Proceed overland to Sandakan and transfer to hotel.

- Overnight at a city Hotel in Sandakan.

(Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4: SANDAKAN/SEPILOK/GOMANTONG CAVE/KINABATANGAN RIVER/SUKAU

- Meet at hotel lobby and proceed to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

- Witness the unique feeding of the Orang Utans.

- Enroute stop at the Gomantong Cave.

- Trek to the Cave entrance of Simud Hitam.

- Explore the fascinating cave.

- Then, proceed to Sukau Village, journey will take approximately 2 1/2 hours.

- On arrival, board boat for a 5 minute transfer to the river lodge.

- After lunch, board river boat for boat cruise along the Kinabatangan river to search for the elusive Proboscis Monkeys and other wildlife.

- Return to the lodge in the late evening.

- Dinner and overnight at River Lodge in Sukau by the Kinabatangan River.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 5: KINABATANGAN RIVER/SUKAU/KELENANAP OX-BOW

- Depart for an early morning visit to the ox-bow lake to search for birds and other wildlife.

- Return to the lodge for breakfast.

- Late afternoon, proceed for a unique river cruise to search for the Proboscis Monkeys and other wildlife.

- Overnight at Sukau River Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: SUKAU/LAHAD DATU/DANUM/BORNEO RAINFOREST LODGE

- After breakfast, depart Sukau and proceed 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 7: BORNEO RAINFOREST LODGE

- Early morning birdwalk 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 8: DANUM/LAHAD DATU/KOTA KINABALU

- 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.

(Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 9: KOTA KINABALU/DEPARTURE

- Free at own leisure until pick-up time to the airport.

- Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to KKIA.

- Departure from Kota Kinabalu to next destination.

- END OF TOUR.

(Breakfast)

Inclusive in the Programme:
* All land and sea transport
* English speaking tour guide throughout
* All accommodation and meals as indicated above
* All excursions as per programme
* All entrance fees and permits

* One-way Lahad Datu-KK Airfare

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:

* Final package rate will be based on Twin Sharing Basis (adult)

* 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 Kinabalu Park, Sukau or Danum.

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

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