Sabah’s Wildlife: 9-D Borneo Adventure Expedition

Discover the perfect blend of nature, wildlife, and culture in captivating Borneo in 9 days

Embark on an extraordinary Borneo adventure in Sabah, from vibrant Kota Kinabalu to lush rainforests and wildlife-rich regions. Explore the turquoise waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, visit historical sites, and discover Tambunan’s hidden gem, the Mahua Waterfall. Experience the wonders of Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Springs, and encounter Bornean wildlife at Sepilok and Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of nature and enjoy comfortable accommodations at top hotels and lodges along the way. This meticulously crafted tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration. Let Borneo’s harmonious blend of nature, wildlife, and rich culture create memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare for encounters with orangutans, pygmy elephants, and the stunning diversity of Borneo’s wildlife. Experience the magic of Borneo on this unforgettable journey through captivating landscapes.

Orangutan Borneo

Tour Details

Country

Malaysia

Price

Locations

Duration

9 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Trip Highlights

  • Discover wildlife from Kinabatangan River cruise
  • Visit Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
  • Explore Tunku Abdul Rahman Park: turquoise waters & marine life
  • Enjoy Poring Hot Springs with treetop canopy walkways
The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Day 1

Kota Kinabalu Arrival

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, guests will be greeted and transferred to Grandis Hotel for check-in. The day is free for leisure.
Sabah Island Hopping
Day 2

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Island Hopping

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Sutera Marina Jetty. From there, the ferry ride will take a 15-minute to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Visit two of the five tranquil islands and enjoy snorkeling in the turquoise waters. In the afternoon, return to the mainland and transfer back to your hotel.
Grandis Hotel Breakfast, Lunch
Waterfall in Sabah
Day 3

Kota Kinabalu - Tambunan

Today depart Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Tambunan. We will visit Sunsuron Village, where you can explore historical sites and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Later, visit the best kept secrets of Tambunan, Mahua Waterfall, for a refreshing swim. In the evening, proceed to Kundasang for overnight.
Kinabalu Pine Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Poring Hot Spring, Borneo
Day 4

Kundasang - Poring Hot Springs

After breakfast, embark on a visit to Poring Hot Springs, where you can stroll through the tropical rainforest and traverse the captivating canopy walkways. Indulge in relaxation or take a soothing dip in the open-air sulphur springs. Continue the journey with a fascinating tour of Sabah Tea Garden Plantation, where you'll learn about the art of tea-making and uncover the rich history of the area. Weather permitting, treat yourself to a delightful fish massage at Moroli River.
Kinabalu Pine Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Proboscis Monkey in Borneo
Day 5

Kundasang - Sandakan

Embark on a scenic 4-hour drive to Sandakan, where you will be welcomed at Nature Lodge Sepilok for a relaxing stay. Enjoy ample leisure time to unwind and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, creating memorable moments at your own pace.
Nature Lodge Sepilok Breakfast, Lunch
Canopy walkway in Borneo
Day 6

Sandakan Day Tour

After breakfast, embark on a visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where you can witness the captivating orangutan feeding sessions and learn about their rehabilitation process. Continue your wildlife journey with a visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, where you can explore the fascinating exhibits and traverse the exhilarating canopy walkway.
Nature Lodge Sepilok Breakfast, Lunch
Wild elephants roam along the Kinabatanga river bank
Day 7

Sandakan - Sukau

Indulge in leisure time before a boat transfer to the award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's Kinabatangan River. Enjoy an electric motor river cruise to spot primates, including elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and various hornbill species. Return to the lodge for a candlelit dinner overlooking the riverbank, followed by a captivating slide show by the naturalist guide. Overnight in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, a distinguished "Unique Lodge of the World" recognized by National Geographic.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Birding in Borneo
Day 8

Sukau

Experience the enchanting morning serenade of gibbons and hornbills while savoring a cup of hot Sabah tea. Embark on a sunrise river cruise along the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake for an opportunity to observe diverse bird species and wildlife. After breakfast, join an educational tour on the Hornbill Boardwalk with our knowledgeable in-house naturalist. In the afternoon, enjoy another captivating river cruise in search of wildlife encounters.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Orangutan in Borneo
Day 9

Sukau Departure

After breakfast, depart for Sandakan by boat. Have lunch in Sandakan before being transferred to Sandakan Airport for your departure flight back home.
N/A Breakfast, Lunch

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Sabah’s Wildlife: 9-D Borneo Adventure Expedition

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9 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer except some shared excursion & transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Refill drinking water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Shared boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast

Excludes

  • Conservation Fee at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park: to be paid directly to the park by the guest. Fee is MYR 20 per adult and MYR 15 per child
  • Arrival & departure flights
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Tourism, Local Taxes & Conservation Fees

    Tourism Tax: The Tourism and Culture Minister of Malaysia has announced that the Tourism Tax (TTX) in Malaysia will be collected from 1st September 2017. Foreign tourists will be charged a flat rate of MYR10.00 per room per night for all hotel classifications. The tax will be collected directly from the hotels (all types of accommodation).

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size

  • There is surcharge for travelling on peak season Jul-Aug, 30 Sept – 07 October 2023, 22 December 2023 – 01 January 2024 (Lunar New Year, Christmas), 09 – 15 February 2024 (Lunar New Year), and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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