Overview

From the cityscapes of Kota Kinabalu to white sand beaches, mountain forests and mystical floodplains- Experience Borneo’s highlights in comfort. Decorated with rich culture, amazing wildlife and nature scenes, you will surely be captivated by Borneo as you journey on this tour with us.

Tour Highlights

    • Stay at the luxurious Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort
    • Explore the jungle of Gaya Island
    • Journey to the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and explore Kinabalu Park's Mountain Garden and education centre
    • Visit Mari-Mari Cultural Village to discover some of Sabah Borneo's ethnic tribes
    • Observe the endangered orangutans at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
    • Get a glimpse and learn about the Sun Bears at Borneo Sunbear Conservations Centre
    • 02 Nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Superior Room. Travel to SRL by speedboat
    • 02 afternoon river cruises and 01 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife
    • At Sukau Rainforest Lodge, enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife (Optional Tour)

Includes

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.

Excludes

    Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.

Be greeted by your guide and captain upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu airport and transfer to Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort (Kinabalu Sea View) for overnight stay.

Pickup from your hotel in the morning to the Sutera jetty where we'll board a boat to Gaya Island. Immerse yourself in a nature trek in Gaya Island, located 30-minutes by speedboat from Kota Kinabalu. Choose between a shorter trail of 2km or a more challenging route of 4.5km, depending on your fitness level and how much time you’d like to spend on the beach thereafter.

After the trek, enjoy a packed lunch by the beach before venturing for a swim, a snorkel (rental surcharge) or simply laze away. A great way to dispel the jet lag as you’ll almost certainly be well relaxed and rested after this. Return to hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Journey 2 hours overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 1500m above sea level. Take a quick stop at Pekan Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Visit the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. If weather permits, take a guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surrounding to explore the montane forest. Return to Kota Kinabalu.

Kinabalu Park Gallery is temporarily closed for renovation

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Visits for the Village is at: 1000hrs

Drive approximately 20 minutes to Mari-Mari Cultural Village. Visit each tribe's traditional house to learn about each tribe's ancient cultures and take part in some in-house activities. Proceed for cultural performance before we move on to the Dining Hall. You may shop for handicraft, take photos or just enjoy the natural surroundings. Try delectable traditional and fusion cuisines before the end of the tour. Return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Transfer to airport for your flight to Sandakan. On arrival at Sandakan Airport, head to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you’ll be treated to an enlightening video show about the conservation efforts done at the centre. Enjoy a ten minute walk in the midst of the rainforest and witness the feeding of orangutans at the feeding platform before observing them over at the outdoor nursery. After, head to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre next door after to learn more about the smallest bears in the world.

Depart for an estimated 2 hours overland journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Enjoy a river cruise in search of Borneo’s wildlife and birds. Return to lodge to savour a candle light dinner on the pier, followed by slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rise and shine for the morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, join in the nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with the in-house naturalist. After lunch, it will be free at leisure. In the afternoon, proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Have breakfast before returning to Sandakan by overland journey. After lunch, proceed to airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. For those taking the evening flight, you’ll have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit before taking the flight. On arrival, our guide will transfer you back to overnight at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort (Deluxe Garden View)

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Take time out to just unwind at the resort or head out to explore the city using the free city shuttle available. Stay overnight at Shangri-La's Tangjung Aru Resort (Deluxe Garden View)

Meals : Breakfast

Departure transfer to airport.

Meals : Breakfast

Rates

MYR 5,520.00 per person twin share

MYR 2,915.00 single supplement (per person)

Notes

Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 Dec 2022

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

High Season Surcharge : MYR 252.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July - August)

Children Discount This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.

Additional Notes

Things to Bring

Please bring hat, insect repellent water bottle and sun block

Bring Your Own Bottle

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Double or Twin Bed

Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.