• Return flights from Kota Kinabalu
• Hotel transfers
• 2 nights Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
• 2 nights Borneo Rainforest Lodge
• 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
• Touring as shown
• English-speaking guide
• Air-conditioned vehicles
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
Early morning transfer from your hotel to Kota Kinabalu Airport. Short flight to Sandakan. Drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. At this Centre, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at the feeding platform and proceed to the Orang Utan Nursery. Later, continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. After lunch in the Sepilok area enjoy a one hour boat cruise through spectacular scenery. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of the Sulu Sea of Sandakan town through magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Day 2: Wildlife river cruises
Wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Early morning, take a river trip to the Ox-Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river in Sabah. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then time at leisure. After lunch an afternoon river cruise to search for more wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Day 3: Travel to the Danum Valley
Early morning, transfer overland to Lahad Datu. Drive 50 miles through selectively logged forest, cocoa and softwood plantations before arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside the 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. 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) spotlighting to view some nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.
Day 4: The Danum Valley
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 a 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.
Day 5: Danum Valley to Kota Kinabalu
Morning at leisure before your return journey to Kota Kinabalu.
Prices from £1630 per person, based on twin share
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