The Imbak Canyon Conservation Area is an ideal location for nature lovers, birders, trekkers and curious minds alike. Its trekking trails are suitable for the easy-going trekkers who prefer nothing too extreme. There, discover the 30-metre-wide Imbak Falls and the 1000-year-old Big Belian Tree of Imbak Canyon, standing at 250ft tall!

Tour Highlights

  • Stay 2 nights at Imbak Canyon Studies Centre (Deluxe Resthouse)
  • Jungle trekking within Imbak Canyon Conservation Area
  • Discover Imbak Falls and the Big Belian Tree
  • Observe the Nepenthes Garden and learn about the plants
  • Enjoy a night drive in search of nocturnal animals


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


    Domestic airfare and items not mentioned.

Take a 4 hours journey with a 4x4 vehicle to Telupid for Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA), passing by several village settlements which communities are mainly Dusun Sungai.

Along the journey, observe the orange-coloured soil, or also known as the ultramafic soil which is a special type of soil that only can be found on Mt. Kinabalu, Mt. Tawai near Telupid, Mt. Silam and Mt. Danum near Lahad Datu (on the East Coast). Some of the plants found in an ultramafic forest are considered special and rare, such as some species of pitcher plants and orchids, and botanists expect to discover more new species in these areas.

Make a stop at the Ulu Kinabatangan Information Centre (KIOSK) where you will be greeted by the conservation staff. Feel free to read through the information about the area, its communities, history and others.

Thereafter, take another 2 hours journey to Imbak Canyon Conservation Centre (ICCA). Upon arrival, stop by at the Information Centre building to listen to a short briefing on the rules & regulations and watch a video presentation at the Conference Room before proceeding to check-in and rest, or take time to go visit the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area Gallery. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at the dining hall at 1900hrs and thereafter, enjoy the night walk with the ranger around the centre.

Start the day early at 0630hrs for a bird watching activity around the centre in search of birdlife that can be found in Imbak Canyon. Don’t forget your binoculars! Thereafter, return to the centre to enjoy some breakfast in the dining hall with a view of the forest.

Begin the forest exploration at 0900hrs with a short briefing on safety by your guide and proceed to the Ara Suspension Bridge along the Ara Trail and trek to the famous Imbak Falls. Along the way, discover the small streams which run through the virgin rainforests of Imbak Canyon, as well as various types of flora.

After 45 minutes, you are expected to arrive at the Kapur Suspension Bridge, the starting point of Keruing Trail where you will continue trekking, crossing small rivers until you reach the Big Belian Tree. Marvel at its heights as you take a short break there before continuing your journey for another 1.0km before finally arriving at Imbak Falls. There, soak in the beautiful view of one of the widest waterfalls in Sabah as you enjoy your lunch.

Return to Imbak Canyon Studies Centre by car via the main road and enjoy the lush green rainforest scenery during the journey. Arriving back at the Ara Suspension Bridge, trek inside the Nepenthes Trail (3.6km) that takes approximately an hour trekking uphill. Encounter the Dipterocarp giants along the trail as well as other flora before reaching the Nepenthes Garden where you’ll find various species of nepenthes growing in the area. Thereafter, return to your room and take a rest.

Proceed to the dining hall for dinner at 1900hrs and after that, head out on a night drive to explore the jungle after sundown and search of nocturnal wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might just sight wildlife such as the slow loris, wild boar, flying squirrel and maybe even a herd of elephants! However, if the weather doesn’t permit for a night drive, there is also a video show or research presentation as an optional activity held at the centre. After your activity, return to your room for a rest.

Start the day with an early morning walk around the centre. Thereafter proceed with breakfast at the dining hall and later, before we check-out and return your room keys at the Reception Office. You may want to visit the souvenir shop before leaving the centre. Return to Kota Kinabalu or to Sandakan.



Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 Dec 2023

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from . 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 suitable attire, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & 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.