Birding in Borneo
Tour Name
16 Days 15
Duration
2
Minimum Travellers
Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Pick up point

Overview

16 Days of Birding Extravaganza! Borneo is home to 688 resident and migratory species of birds, 59 of them endemic to Borneo. We pride ourselves in being the Birding Specialist of Borneo with our own in-house specialist Bird Guides. Come with us as we take you through the best of Borneo in search of Borneo's birds including to Kinabalu Park, Poring, Sepilok, Sukau, Tabin and Danum Valley, staying in top-notch locations along the way such as Borneo Rainforest Lodge and a recently recognized National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World - Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

For more Birding Packages, please visit www.borneobirding.com

Tour Highlights

    • Birding at Sepilok Nature Reserve
    • 02 Nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, National Geographic unique lodges of the world, Superior Room. Travel to SRL by speedboat.
    • 02 afternoon river cruises and 01 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo's birdlife
    • Experience the uniqueness of Gomantong Cave and its surrounding to witness the amazing bat exodus at dusk and see the bat hawks in action
    • At Sukau Rainforest Lodge, enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife (Optional Tour)
    • Bird watching in Tabin Wildlife Reserve
    • Exploring Kinabatangan River
    • Stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, award winning nature lodge
    • Explore Danum Valley Conservation Area

Included

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, private river cruise in Sukau, entrance fees and English speaking guide.

Excluded

    Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu(BKI) - Sandakan(SDK)) & (Lahad Datu(LDU) - Kota Kinabalu(BKI)), camera fee and items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.
Day 1

Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park

Journey 88 km overland to Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's first World Heritage Site. Enjoy some easy-going exploring and birdwatching in Kinabalu Park, which is home to over 300 species of birds. Overnight in Kundasang.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

Kinabalu Park - Poring Hot Spring

Experience a full day of bird watching in Kinabalu Park. Head over to Poring on one of these days to discover more avifauna.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Kinabalu Park - Poring Hot Spring

Experience a full day of bird watching in Kinabalu Park. Head over to Poring on one of these days to discover more avifauna.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Kinabalu Park - Poring Hot Spring

Experience a full day of bird watching in Kinabalu Park. Head over to Poring on one of these days to discover more avifauna.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Poring - Sandakan - Sepilok

Enjoy some bird watching before departing to Sepilok on a 4-hour overland journey to the east coast. Relish in a night walk during the evening. Overnight at Sepilok.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Rainforest Discovery Centre

Get ready for a full-day of birdwatching in Rainforest Discovery Centre and explore the wonders of Borneo's flora, wildlife and birdlife. Overnight at Sepilok area.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Another exciting day of birdwatching awaits in Sepilok with a chance of spotting Borneo's ginger apes, the Orangutans during feeding time, then later a quick visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Depart to Sukau around noon on a 2.5hr boat journey through Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan. Along the way, you'll get a chance to see some birdlife and wildlife. Check in at Sukau Rainforest Lodge and join in the afternoon river cruise for birdwatching. <'p>

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Kinabatangan River - Gomantong Cave

Delight in a morning and afternoon river cruise for more birdwatching. Later, visit Gomantong Caves on one of the evenings to witness the exodus of bats as the bat hawks fly in for the kill. Go on the optional night cruise on one of these nights to get up close and observe sleeping birds nesting on the lower branches for great photo opportunities.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Kinabatangan River - Gomantong Cave

Delight in a morning and afternoon river cruise for more birdwatching. Later, visit Gomantong Caves on one of the evenings to witness the exodus of bats as the bat hawks fly in for the kill. Go on the optional night cruise on one of these nights to get up close and observe sleeping birds nesting on the lower branches for great photo opportunities.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Tabin Wildlife Reserve

After breakfast, proceed 2.5 hours overland to Lahad Datu before travelling another 1.5 hours on gravel road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve another haven for bird watching enthusiasts which boasts approximately 220 species of birds.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Another exciting full day of bird watching in Tabin. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Tabin Wildlife Reserve - Danum Valley - Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Transfer to Lahad Datu and after, Danum Valley. Check into Borneo Rainforest Lodge, award winning nature lodge before continuing your bird watching escapade. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in Danum Valley.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Danum Valley

Full-day of bird watching in Danum Valley.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14

Danum Valley

Full-day of bird watching in Danum Valley.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 15

Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy your last day of bird watching at Danum Valley in the morning. Depart from Lahad Datu to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Meals : Breakfast
Day 16

Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy your last day of bird watching at Danum Valley in the morning. Depart from Lahad Datu to airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in hotel.

Things to Bring

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.

Rates

ROOMRATES PER PERSONSINGLE SUPPLEMENT
SuperiorMYR 23017.00MYR 4787.00
VillaMYR 23790.00MYR 6756.00

High season surcharge: MYR 267.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July & August)

The following discounts apply to tours that include Sukau Rainforest Lodge ONLY:

  • Children age 3 and below - Free
  • Children ages 4 to 12 may share a room with ONE adult - 25% discount
  • Children ages 4 to 12 may share a room with TWO adult - 50% discount

Giving Back: Every international adult guest who stays at SRL contributes MYR 20.00 for Conservation Contribution (CC).

Price valid from 01 April 2019 till 31 March 2020

Note on Travel Insurance

Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.