Spend four days exploring a true Bornean rainforest sanctuary hidden deep within the heart of Sabah. One of the few places in the world where Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, Banteng (wild cattle), and all 5 Bornean cats (including the elusive Clouded Leopard) can be found, among other exotic animals as well as birdlife! HIGHLY recommended for adventurous wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Includes stay at rainforest chalet.

Tour Highlights

    • Experience drive safari in search for wildlife at Deramakot Forest Reserve
    • Experience 03 Night drive safari at Deramakot Forest Reserve
    • Explore the delights of Borneo's tropical rainforests


Tours & Transfer, accommodation, meals specified, and English-Speaking guide.


    Items not mentioned.

Depart from Kota Kinabalu to Telupid in an approximately 4-hour drive. Stop by for lunch at Telupid town, before continuing overland for another 2.5 hours through an occasionally bumpy gravel road to enter Deramakot Forest Reserve. Upon arrival at base camp, check-in and rest for a bit until your dinner time.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Deramakot Forest Reserve

Enjoy some filling breakfast before you head over to the reserve for our first morning drive in search for wildlife. Bask in the incredible sight of an ancient Bornean tropical rainforest enveloped in mist. Return back to base camp for your lunch, followed by some leisure time. Depart for another wildlife drive in the afternoon. Be back by 1800hrs for your dinner.

After dinner, embark on another 2 hours night-time safari in search of more nocturnal wildlife. Stay overnight at chalet.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Deramakot Forest Reserve

Early wakeup call for morning drive at 0500hrs - a good time to spot some of the forest's exotic creatures. Return back to base camp for your breakfast. Afterwards, we continue the jungle adventure with a visit to a nearby trail.

After stopping for lunch, hop onto the vehicle for an afternoon drive to Balat outpost at 1600hrs, before returning back to base camp during the evening.

Enjoy your hearty dinner and at 2030hrs, we will have our last night drive at the reserve. Return back for your overnight stay at the chalet.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Deramakot Forest Reserve

Early morning wake up call for final wildlife safari drive at 0500hrs, before we depart back to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals : Breakfast



Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2024

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or hoted 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 along drinking water, insect repellent, hat, walking shoes and raincoat.

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.

About Deramakot Forest Reserve

Deramakot Forest Reserve covers 55,507 hectares of Mixed Dipterocarp Forest deep within the jungle of Borneo. It manages and practise ecologically commercial logging. Rich in biodiversity, with 75% of Sabah’s mammals that can be found here, making it the perfect location for spotting various wildlife and a perfect destination for birding. Other ecotourism activities in DFR includes jungle trekking, mountain biking, and experiencing local culture through its homestay program. Apart from some small human settlements that are located at the fringes of the Reserve, the entire forest area is uninhabited.

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