Borneo Safari Package
Tour Name
9 Days 8
Minimum Travellers
Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Pick up point


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, 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 wildlife and birdlife
    • At Sukau Rainforest Lodge, enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife (Optional Tour)


Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, Community Development Contribution (CDC) entrance fees and English speaking guide.


    Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.
Day 1

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort

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.

Day 2

Gaya Island

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
Day 3

Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park

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.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Mari-Mari Cultural Village

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
Day 5

Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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 the National Geographic Unique Lodge, 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
Day 6

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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
Day 7

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu

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
Day 8

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort

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
Day 9

Kota Kinabalu - Transfer out

Departure transfer to airport.

Meals : Breakfast

Things to Bring

Please bring hat, insect repellent water bottle and sun block

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.


SuperiorMYR 5520.00MYR 2915.00
VillaMYR 5900.00MYR 3290.00

High Season Surcharge

1. Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort

MYR 106.00 (1st - 14th July, 26th - 31st Aug, 11th - 15th Sept, 29th Sep - 7th Oct 2019)

MYR 212.00 (18th - 24th April, 15th Jul - 25th Aug, 24th Dec 2019 - 2nd Jan 2020, 24th - 30th Jan 2020)

2. Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

MYR 106.00 (18th - 24th April 2019, 1st - 25th July 2019, 23rd - 26th Dec 2019, 31st Jan - 2nd Feb 2020)

MYR 212.00 (26th Jul - 25th Aug 2019, 29th Sep - 5th Oct 2019, 27th Dec 2019 - 2nd Jan 2020, 24th - 30th Jan 2020)

3. Sukau Rainforest Lodge

MYR 168.00 (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.

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