We are pleased to inform that on 9th November 2019 – 24th December 2019 and 9th January 2020 – 9th February 2020, Sukau Rainforest Lodge will be embarking on a refurbishment programme for our Superior Rooms! We're very excited about this facelift, and plan to re-open the rooms with a fresh new look in early 2020. During this time, our guests can still book and stay at our Borneo Villas, and enjoy all the facilities and services available at the lodge.

Orang Utan Search
Tour Name
4 Days 3
Duration
2
Minimum Travellers
Sandakan Airport or city hotel in Sandakan
Pick up point

Overview

Spend 3 spectacular nights at Sukau Rainforest Lodge in search of wildlife. On the third day, we take you on a search in the Bornean Rainforest for the famous Orang Utan before witnessing the exodus of millions of bats in the evening. A must do for wildlife seekers particularly those who want to maximize their chances of seeing the Orang Utan in the wild. This tour includes a stay in our Superior rooms and travel to SRL by speedboat.

Tour Highlights

    • Observe Orangutans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
    • Learn and get a glimpse of Sun Bears at Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
    • 03 Nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, Superior Room. Travel by speedboat
    • 02 afternoon river cruises and 02 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife
    • Nature walk along Hornbill Boardwalk and Attenborough Boardwalk to learn about the flora in the area and maybe even sight some wildlife and bird life
    • Experience the uniqueness of Gomantong Cave and its surrounding in search of wild orangutans and then witness the amazing bat exodus at dusk
    • At Sukau Rainforest Lodge, enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife (Optional Tour)
    • After breakfast in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, explore the elephant migration path on a 2-hour Rasig Wildlife Trek (Optional Tour)

Included

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

Excluded

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

Sandakan - Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (By Boat)

Upon 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 and observe them 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.

After lunch, embark on a 2 and a half hour journey by speedboat up the Kinabatangan River 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.

Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre:For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above ) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.

For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag for your stay in Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Complimentary storage in Sandakan will be provided for any extra luggage. (For guests departing & returning to Sandakan Only).

Meals : Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

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.

Feel free to explore the boardwalk at the back of our lodge at your own leisure. Who knows you may get lucky and spot an Orang Utan!

Experience profound relaxation and comfort at Halia Spa, Sukau Rainforest Lodge, as we provide an 'escape from the ordinary' by offering you a blend of both traditional and modern Spa treatments.

Our Night Cruise comes Highly Recommended to all our guests (available with a small fee)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Gomantong Cave

We take an early morning river cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife, waking to the cacophony of the rainforest before returning for a full breakfast. We have time to relax or enjoy one of our optional activities. After lunch, we make a 27 km overland journey to the Gomantong Cave. The cave is surrounded by primary rainforest, rich in fruiting wild figs which makes it an ideal place to spot orang utans in the wild. We'll spend our time exploring the cave and its surroundings until sunset, when you'll be overwhelmed by the exodus of over two million bats heading out for the night, swiftlets coming in to nest as well as raptors (eagles) swooping in and preying on the bats. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge Superior room for overnight stay.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Sandakan - Transfer out (by boat)

Have breakfast before returning to Sandakan by boat. After lunch, proceed to airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. If you're 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.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Things to Bring

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.

Rates

ROOMRATES PER PERSONSINGLE SUPPLEMENT
SuperiorMYR 2865.00MYR 788.00
VillaMYR 3456.00MYR 1385.00

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

High season surcharge: MYR 252.00 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.

Things to Bring

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.

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