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Nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan River lies Borneo Nature Lodge - an eco-friendly resort, offering the comfort without compromising the green. A natural haven for the outdoor enthusiast, Borneo Nature Lodge is your ideal lodging as you explore the melting pot of wildlife found here in Sukau. The lower Kinabatangan is one of Sabah's most splendid natural treasures and the area is teeming with many rare and endangered animals from the fascinating proboscis monkey, Orang Utan, the estuarine crocodile, and a spectacular assembly of bird-life.
PROPOSED ITINERARY :
DAY 1 -Early morning, transfer
to airport to board a plane for Sandakan (via MH2042 ETD0700hrs). Meet and greet at the airport and drive for about half an hour to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre
where orphaned and injured Orang-Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to
return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland
forest; a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding
of Orang-Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes
scheduled video documentary show. Drive for about 2.5hrs drive through rustic
countryside studded with villages. Take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature
Lodge. Time for orientation, have lunch and check in. Relax by the river before
embarking by boat up-river at 4:00 PM
along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and
birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species
including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys
as they settle down on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is on the best
places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge.
Meals Included: Lunch/ Dinner
Note: Optional tours e.g. Night Cruise, Night Walk & Tree Planting can be arranged at the lodge with minimal rates depends on the weather condition (Optional night activity starts at 8:00 PM)
DAY 2 - Depart early
morning and visit the Gomantong Cave,
famed for its edible birds' nests. Take about 15 minutes’ boardwalk to the
opening of Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. Return
to Sandakan, stop for lunch at local
At 2:00 PM after lunch proceed for a city tour and explore the various landmarks of Sandakan which may include Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products, Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea, visit Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. After tour, transfer to airport for your evening flight (AK6499 ETD1830hrs) back to Kota Kinabalu.
Meal Included: Breakfast/ Lunch
~ Agnes Keith’s House entrance fee not included & Sandakan War Memorial is upon request
~ Recommended flights (details & timings) subject to change by airlines
Package Includes: English speaking guide, land/boat transfers based on joining basis, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as stated
Package Excludes: Camera/video camera fees, airfares/taxes/insurance and beverages
(alcoholic/carbonate/juice), Surcharge @ RM 32.00 pp/return for tour pick up from outskirt hotels (Rasa Ria/Nexus/Beringgis area).
Recommended Personal Gear:
Insect repellent, raincoat (umbrella not recommended), hat, binocular and sun screen (sweat proof). Wear good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants.
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Flight tickets: We encourage our clients to book domestic flights via online for fare convenience and own comparison on the cheapest fare online where you can purchase straight away before the fare changes within the minute.
You have choice to book either:
BKI/SDK: MH2042 (0705/0745)
SDK/BKI: AK6499 (1830/1930)
*Recommended flights (details & timings) subject to change by airlines