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Ultimate Borneo Adventure tour package by Explorient

An Eco & Wildlife Adventure Tour of Malaysia – Sandakan, Sukau, Danum Valley, Kota Kinabalu

8 Days / 7 Nights – Tour Code (BAV)

Departs Daily


Iban Villager, Malaysia Borneo Adventure Tour


Our Ultimate Borneo Adventure features an unforgettable journey to Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world situated in the western Pacific north of Java, largely covered by dense jungle and rainforest. This amazing eight day trip journeys deep into the jungle to experience nature and wildlife at their finest.

As a launching pad to the jungles of Borneo, we begin in the seaside town of Sandakan, a former capital of British North Borneo and the gateway into Sabah’s eco-wonders. The world as we know it quickly changes as we travel deep into the jungle to experience what Malaysia is most famous for – unrivaled nature, exotic wildlife and awesome adventure. Here, get up close and personal to learn about Malaysia’s robust wildlife conservation efforts starting with the Orang-utan Sanctuary at Sepilok where orphaned and injured orang-utans are brought for rehabilitation to be return to the wild. Next, proceed to Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary to observe some stunningly unique wildlife including the elusive Proboscis long-nose monkey, Macaques, Hornbills and of course the Orang-utan.

We continue our jungle expedition overland to Danum Valley, recognized as one of the world’s most complex ecosystem so remote from human habitation, this forest serves as a natural home for endangered wildlife species such as banteng, Asian elephant, clouded leopard, orang-utan, proboscis monkey, as well as a vast range of Sabah’s lowland fauna. Here, enjoy relaxation, swimming, nature treks including the spectacular Tree Top Canopy Walk and a suspenseful night safari to observe nocturnal animals in the wild.

Last but not least, we end the trip at one of Malaysia’s most beautiful and diverse seaside spots – Kota Kinabalu. Home to Mount Kinabalu and some of the most prolific marine life on Earth, choose from an array of activities your heart desires everything from blissful relaxation on its white sandy shores, to diving and snorkeling atop virgin coral reefs, or a round of golf at one of KK’s Championship courses.

From Sepiloks Orang-tans to Kinabatangan’s Proboscis Monkeys, Danum Valleys pristine jungle to Kota Kinabalu’s white sandy beaches and and azure waters. They’re all here. Get ready for your adventure of a lifetime!

Special discounted airfares are available for this tour — contact us for details.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodations per itinerary
  • One way Lahad Datu / Kota Kinabalu Airfare
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, and English-speaking driver/guide

SANDAKAN (1 night)

  • 1 night at Four Points by Sheraton
  • Hotel American Breakfast
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure

SUKAU (2 nights)

  • 2 night at Borneo Nature Lodge1 | Kinabatangan River Lodge1 in Sukau
  • Full board per itinerary
  • Extensive private Jungle Safari per itinerary (except during boat transfers)
  • Land and River Boat Transportation between Sandakan and Sukau

DANUM VALLEY (2 nights)

  • 2 night at Borneo Rainforest Lodge1 in Danum Valley
  • Full board per itinerary
  • Extensive private Jungle Safari including Tree Top Canopy Walk and Night Safari per itinerary (except during boat transfers)
  • Ground Transportation between Danum Valley and Lahad Datu*

KOTA KINABALU (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort*
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure

 

Remarks:
*
Very basic accommodations and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge / Kinabatangan River Lodge
**Transfers between Lahad Datu / Danum are operated on JOIN basis with other park visitors. Private guiding will be provided for activities inside the nature preserve.

Proboscis monkey, Borneo Wildlife Tour

Proboscis Monkeys of Borneo


 

Baby Orangutan, Sepilok Tour

Orangtans at Sepilok

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Sandakan
Upon arrival in Sandakan, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure to explore Sandakan City on your own before your jungle safari the next morning.

Day 2 Sandakan / Sepilok / Sukau
This morning, depart by road for Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Located deep in the rain forest, orphaned and injured orang-utans are brought to Sepilok for rehabilitation to be return to the wild. Learn about the center’s conservation efforts and witness the feeding of orangutans as they emerge from the forest for their daily ration of bananas and milk. Watch as the primates are fed from a platform in the centre and then returned to roam freely in the forest where they can fend for themselves. Afterwards, travel overland to Sukau and check-in at Borneo Nature Lodge OR Kinabantagan River Lodge for your next 2 nights’ accommodation. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on the Menanggol River to the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife where the elusive Proboscis monkey, Macaques, Hornbills, Kingfishers and many others are often seen. Includes lunch and dinner at the lodge. (B,L) ****Note: Basic accommodation and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge / Kinabantagan River Lodge. ****

Day 3 Sukau (Oxbow Lakes)
Embark on an early morning river journey to the Oxbow lakes with excellent opportunities to observe mother nature, orangutans and other wildlife in the rainforest. Late morning return to the lodge for breakfast. Enjoy time at leisure to relax and soak up nature at its purest form. Late afternoon river cruise in Kinabatangan to search for more wildlife and birds. Overnight Borneo Nature Lodge OR Kinabatagan Lodge. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. (B,L,D) ****Note: Basic accommodation and facilities at Borneo Nature Lodge / Kinabatangan River Lodge. ****

Day 4 Sukau / Danum Valley
After an early morning breakfast, depart by road for Danum Valley, visiting Lahad Datu town and Borneo Nature Tour office for registration/briefing en-route. Upon late morning/early afternoon arrival, check-in at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge with lunch on the premises and time at leisure to relax and get acquainted with the virgin jungle. After a quick orientation, enjoy a trek through Nature Trails and the tree top Canopy Walkway spanning 300 metres in length and 26m at the highest point for a close-up observation of the rainforest. Return to the lodge for dinner. Later this evening, embark on a night safari by an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal wildlife. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B,L,D)

****Note: Basic accommodation and facilities at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Overland Transfer between Lahad Datu and Danum Valley provided by shared vehicle with other tour park visitors. ****

Day 5 Danum Valley
After breakfast, take a morning Jungle Trek the Kadazandusun burial site, a.k.a. “Coffin Cliff” followed by the “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of the area. Descend to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip before returning to the lodge for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or go tubing down the Danum River. Later this evening, enjoy a night walk in search of nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B,L,D) ****Note: Basic accommodation and facilities at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. *****

Day 6 Danum Valley / Lahad Datu / Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Lahad Datu Airport (2.5 hrs drive) by shared vehicle for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your seaside resort for your next 2 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 7 Kota Kinabalu
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore KK on your own. (B)

Day 8 Depart Kota Kinabalu
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight onwards. (B)

****END OF PROGRAM****


PRICE CHART

2016/17 Tour Price (Prices good thru March 31st, 2017)

Hotel

LS

HS

As listed above

3,385

3,525

Tour requires 2 passengers to operate



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages during included lunches and dinner, gratuities to guides, drivers & bell persons
  • Low season (LS): January – June; September – December 19th
  • High Season (HS): July – August
  • Black out dates, holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec 20 – Jan 10. Contact us for details.
  • All services are subject to availability at time of reservation.

 



 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Sandakan - Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Sandakan – Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Kota Kinabalu - ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort

Kota Kinabalu – ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive nature exploration of Sandakan & Sukau with visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
  • Extensive jungle trekking & night safari exploration in Danum Valley
  • Relax in paradise in Kota Kinabalu

Price Starting From: $3,385




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