Gomantong Cave is temporarily closed until further notice. Hence, this tour is unavailable for booking. For similar tours please check out BB7C+ and BB7D+

Overview

Spend 4D3N at Sukau Rainforest Lodge in search for Borneo's most beloved Orangutan. Make a stop at the famous Gomantong Caves, besides encountering orangutans that inhabit the area you'll get to witness the bat exodus exiting the caves at dusk.

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, 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
    • 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)

Includes

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

Excludes

    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.

Our adventure begins as we pick you up from the Sandakan Airport or your hotel in Sandakan, then we’ll head straight to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you'll get to learn about the rehabilitation effort done at the centre through a short video screening. Then make your way to the feeding platform to witness the feeding of orangutans scheduled daily at 10AM. You can also spend time observing the cheeky little younglings in an enclosed nursery area.

Afterwards, head to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the only one in the world, located just next door to learn more about the world’s smallest bears.

After lunch, embark on a 2-and-a-half-hour journey by speedboat up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Right after checking-in, we’ll go on board for an evening cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge to savour a scrumptious dinner at Melapi restaurant, followed by a slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Note : Make sure your flight arrival in Sandakan is latest by 0800hrs. Or if this is not possible, recommended to fly in and stay one night in Sandakan or Sepilok before the tour commence.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at 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

Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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 for overnight stay.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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

Rates

Rooms Rates Per Person Single Supplement
Superior MYR 2,900.00MYR 630.00
Villa MYR 3,494.00MYR 1,105.00

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 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge ONLY

  • Children age 3 and below - Free
  • Children age 4 to 12 may share a room with ONE adult - 25% discount
  • Children age 4 to 12 may share a room with TWO adult - 50% discount

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

Additional Notes

Camera Fee at SOURC

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.

Travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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).

Night Cruise

Optional River Night Cruise tour at Sukau Rainforest Lodge is highly recommended to all our guests (available with a small fee)

Things to Bring

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 Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Established since 1995, Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) is an award-winning ecolodge and the only National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World in Malaysia. The lodge is located in Sukau, along the snaking Kinabatangan River, which is an area that is lush in biodiversity.

SRL provides a luxurious stay in the midst of the jungle that is paired with an exceptional wildlife and nature experience for its guests. Some of the highlights of your stay includes river safari cruises, wildlife sightings such as Proboscis monkeys, macaques, various birds, and even chances of spotting the rare Bornean pygmy elephants and orangutans.

SRL also stays true to its ecolodge ethos through its sustainable practices and operations.