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Borneo – East Sabah Adventure

Between its intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish, this magical stretch of Malaysia is positively bursting with stuff to see and do. This eight-day adventure promises to keep you busy; time spent marvelling at natures glory in Turtle Island National Park, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and the otherworldly wonders of Borneo. Malaysia has it all, and in East Sabah, its all close at hand.


Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166299
Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will visit
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Tambatuon village and meet the local community. Visit a local farm and gather fresh ingredients for an included cooking class. After lunch, trek to a nearby river, exploring the landscape surrounding the village along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional dinner with your hosts.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle.

Included Activities:
Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)

04

Day 4: Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Later, visit a nearby cave and, with some luck, spot a wild orangutan. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Included Activities:
Kinabatangan River Cruise
Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting

05

Day 5: Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B)

Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre.

Included Activities:
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

06

Day 6: Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time.

Included Activities:
Turtle Experience

Transport:
Private Vehicle
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B)

After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Transport:
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)
Plane (0.75 hour(s))

08

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
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