We are pleased to inform that on 9th November 2019 – 24th December 2019 and 10th January 2020 – 29th 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.

Sabah Nature Safari
Tour Name
7 Days 6
Duration
2
Minimum Travellers
Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Pick up point

Overview

Explore Sabah's fantastic beauty on a 7 day journey with us, capturing the best parts including the nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park islands, the Mount Kinabalu world heritage areas, turtle watching at Selingan island and round the trip off with 2 nights at the multi-award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge to experience the wildlife of Borneo.

Tour Highlights

  • A brief city tour on your first day
  • Enjoy a nature trek at Gaya Island
  • Explore Kinabalu Park, a world heritage site and its surrounding area
  • Watch turtles laying eggs onshore at Selingan Island
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Experience the uniqueness of Gomantong Cave and its surrounding in search of wild orangutans and then witness the amazing bat exodus at dusk (Optional Tour)

Included

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

Excluded

    Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned. Snorkelling gear available for hire at a surcharge, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.
Day 1

Kota Kinabalu - Night Market

Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel. We will pick you up in the evening for a city tour. Catch the sunset at Signal Hill overlooking the city centre and the offshore islands. Then, visit the night market to check out the wide array of local spices, souvenirs, fruits and vegetables. Proceed to a restaurant for dinner before we return to your hotel.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Gaya Island

Immerse yourself in a nature trek in Gaya Island, located 30-minutes by speedboat from Kota Kinabalu. Learn about the unique medicinal plants, tropical hardwood trees and tropical Dipterocarp rainforest during your trek. Thereafter, enjoy your lunch (picnic box) by the beach before venturing for a swim or simply laze away. You'll almost certainly be well rested after this.

Snorkeling gear is available for hire at a surcharge.

Meals: Breakfast and Packed Lunch
Day 3

Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park - Kota Kinabalu

Journey 2 hours overland to the foothills of mighty Mt. Kinabalu at 1500m and take a quick stop at Pekan Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Visit the Education Centre 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 and stay overnight in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Selingan Island

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for morning flight (40 minutes) to Sandakan and arrive before 0800 hours. On arrival, transfer to jetty for 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Enjoy leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before proceeding to watch Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea. Stay overnight in Twin-Share room.

Please make sure that you travel light to Selingan Island.

Note on Camera Use at Selingan Island:

For any camera (phone, digital or still camera) for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 PER UNIT for conservation permit purposes. Please note that FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Note: (November-February) Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of inclement weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company will have the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.

Snorkeling gear is available for hire at a surcharge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Selingan Island - Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Return to Sandakan and 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 and a half hour boat journey to the multi-award winning 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 : 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.

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 7

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

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, swim wear, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

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 4284.00MYR 1082.00

High Season Surcharge @ Dreamtel

MYR 30.00 (15th July - 31st Aug 2019, 1st Oct - 7th Oct 2019)

MYR 30.00 (24th Dec 2019 - 1st Jan , 23rd - 28th Jan )

High season surcharge: MYR 168.00 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.

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