XDid a 15 day tour of Sarawak and Sabah and in every detail Eco tours were tantastic. Great drivers and guides for whom nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful hotels, all centrally located, and great food everywhere we went. Special mention to Sheila in KK whose knowledge and enthusiasm were astound... (Read More)

casper16167, United Kingdom

Sabah Wildlife Safari

  

Wildlife! Wildlife! Wildlife! We've put together the best of Sabah Wildlife. Sandakan, Sukau and Danum Valley to bring you this extravaganza of Borneo's best wildlife. You will not find this combination anywhere else but with us. Highly Recommended!


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Ex-Sandakan

Day 1 : Sandakan

Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport, meet up with your guide before transferring to your hotel. Spend the day free at leisure.

Day 2 : Rainforest Discovery Centre

In the morning, proceed to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. After a short introductory video, we'll walk ten minutes through the rainforest to witness the feeding of the Orang Utans at 10am. Visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world's smallest bear. Thereafter, visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre RDC that has an excellent interpretation centre about the rainforest and explore the nearby 28 meter tall 343 metres long canopy walkway. After sunset, you'll be taken on a guided night walk in search of nocturnal animals. Return to your hotel. (Breakfast & Lunch)

Read more about Sepilok and Labuk Bay

Day 3 : Sandakan - Sukau Rainforest Lodge   unique-lodge

After lunch, we transfer to the jetty and embark on twin engine speedboat for a 2½ hours journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge with the opportunity to view wildlife and birds. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy a buffet dinner overlooking the river followed by a slide show and interpretation by our naturalist guide. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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. Enjoy special deals when you book online!

optional-tours


Day 4 : Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Take a 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5 : Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Spend the day free at leisure or if you'd like, why not choose from a wide variety of optional tours available. See our add-on tours. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6 : Sukau - Lahad Datu - Danum Valley

Proceed 2½ hours overland to Lahad Datu for lunch. After lunch, we drive 83km to the award winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Explore nature trails and the nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits we go spotlighting in search of nocturnal animals. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7 : Danum Valley

Early morning birdwalk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to a waterfall for refreshing dip in rock pools. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, explore more trails leading to canopy walkway. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8 : Departure

Morning trek in search of mammals and birds. Return to the lodge before departing for Lahad Datu. Take the afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast & Lunch)

Please bring along drinking water bottle, insect repellent, hat, walking shoes, raincoat & swimming attire.

Please ensure that you are holding an afternoon Malaysian Airlines air ticket from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu on your final day.


includes

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

excludes

Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned.

  RATES PER PERSON SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Superior RM 7466.00 RM 1201.00
Villa new RM 8629.00 7879.00 RM 1531.00

High season surcharge :
RM 240 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July & August)
RM 106 per person at Borneo Rainforest Lodge ( Mar, Apr, 15 July - 15 Oct, March 2018 )

Great News! Newly built Villa at SRL are coming your way starting from 01 June 2017, click here to see more. If you have made your booking with us and would like to upgrade to our new Villa, you may just pay the price difference!

Every international adult guest who stays at SRL contributes MYR 20 for Conservation Contribution (CC).

Valid till 31 March 2018.

All rates are inclusive of 6% GST.

Did a 15 day tour of Sarawak and Sabah and in every detail Eco tours were tantastic. Great drivers and guides for whom nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful hotels, all centrally located, and great food everywhere we went. Special mention to Sheila in KK whose knowledge and enthusiasm were astounding. From first email to last drop off a truely wondertul experience. Thank you

casper16167, United Kingdom, March 2016

Borneo Eco Tours is professional, knowledgeable, and they want their customers to have an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Everything from arranging the tour online to being dropped off at my hotel after the tour went smoothly. I went on their Kinabatangan Wildlife tour and saw wild orangutans, pygmy elephants, monkeys, various birds, and crocodiles. The Sukau Rainforest Lodge exceeded my expectations. It is clean and has, really, whatever you need right in the middle of the jungle. I also went on their Selingan Island tour to see the turtles. My guide, Fernando, was dedicated and knowledgeable. Both tours were memorable experiences and well worth the money and time. I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to seek Borneo Eco Tours as your travel company while you are in Sabah, Borneo.

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Audrey Metzger, United States, 03 - 07 January 2016

Everything was covered from the airport pick-up, hotels, transfers,jungle trips...perfect. Guides and drivers were charming and spoke excellent English. The whole weeks' trip was hassle free and we enjoyed every minute of it, many thanks... a trip of a lifetime. Worth every penny, thank you.

eyequackess, United Kingdom, January 2016

The lodge was fantastic. The staff were all very good. The most outstanding was Fernando - our guide, and his commitment to us as his customers.

David Hughes, Australia, 13-15 January 2015

Happy new year.

Thanks for your mail. I came back to Japan yesterday and I and my family really enjoyed staying at your lodge. Especially food and staff were very nice and I would like to go back again in future if I have a chance. Thanks for everything and I wish you all the best for this year!

 

Satomi Nakahara, Japan, 1 - 3 January 2015

I am impressed with the guide's knowledge especially Hamid. Sukau Rainforest Lodg and the excurison, is a beautiful place in really good order, well organised. 

Evalena Nilsson, Sweden, 20 Dec 2014-1 Jan 2015

I am most impressed about the efficiency of Borneo Eco Tours's staffs. The guides are always on time, everything handled smoothly and to plan. Documnetation faultless. The vehicles are spotlessly clean! And obviously well maintained (including the boats). And on top of that, Sukau Rainforest Lodge is FANTASTIC! Such welcoming staff, great rooms and location plus eco credentials.

Melinda Michael, Australia, 24 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015

I am not sure who is the boss in your company, but please tell them, we did so enjoy our time at the Kinabatangan. Your company does things the right way, so people can enjoy their trip. The Sukau Rainforest Lodge is a happy place, and the people,  beds, setting and food were lovely. Hazwan was an excellent guide, and we saw lots of wildlife that he pointed out.
 
I shall be writing a letter to the biggest weekend travel article paper in this country, so if it is published, I shall send you a copy. This is because it is safe to travel to Sandakan, and east Sabah, though the government has a travel warning. Last time my article was published, so we will cross fingers and see.

Have a good week, bye for now, from Leola Gilliland.

Leola Dianne Gilliland, Australia, 12 - 14 December 2014

We greatly enjoyed our trip in Sabah organised by Borneo Eco Tours.  Thanks to you for having organised this trip for us.  The guides, Dean and Joy, were excellent. 

Biswajit Munshi, Australia, 12 - 14 December 2014

Exciting boat journey to resort. Good first impression of lodge and very impressed with standard of accomodation. All staff are very welcoming and friendly, food is very good (especially soups!). Afternoon boat trip was amazing. Then early morning trip was sublime (best trip of all). Great second afternoon trip and unbelieveable night trip (How does the guide see the animals?). Our guide Fernando (Alonso) was knowlegeable, friendly, entertaining. It was practically perfect. I t was the sheer joy of being on the river, seeing the tropical forest and the wildlife, that was really the thing that will remain in my memory. 

Young, United Kingdom, 16 Oct 2014

sukau rainforest lodge
Announcement: Announcement: Good News! We are proud to announce that all 20 rooms of Sukau Rainforest Lodge are now equipped with energy saving inverter air-conditioners at no extra charge. Unfortunately, due to inadequate supply of electricity from the grid, the air-conds will be operational during the day from 10:30am. Previously, due to inadequate electricity supply from the grid, the air-conds were only operative until 4.30pm but has now been extended until 12.00 midnight.

The 20 rooms, multi international award winner, has just been recognized by National Geographic as a National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Awarded the Best Nature Lodge in Sabah by Sabah Tourism in 2013/2014, named by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2009 as one of the top 50 jungle lodges in the world and the winner of the 17th World Travel Awards 2010 as Asia's leading Green Hotel, is managed by Borneo Eco Tours. Built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species, it went through a major RM2 million renovation in 2010. It is built on stilts with a bar lounge, gift shop, plunge pool, Gomantong Hall meeting place, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open decks for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside Melapi restaurant, open sun-deck, river jetty. Commencing in 2016, an expansion and upgrading of facilities located some distance away is being undertaken that won't be disruptive to our present guests. All rooms have attached bathroom and shower water is supplied through rainwater harvesting and hot water by solar heaters. Air is cooled by cross ventilation air currents, ceiling fan and since July 2016 energy saving inverter air-conditioning. Lighting is supplemented by oil lamps using recycled cooking oil. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and eco-friendly outboard engines.


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The Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary which covers an area of 26,800 hectares, forms part of the Kinabatangan region which is the largest floodplain the Malaysia covering a total of 23% of the land area of Sabah or 16,800 sq.km. Gazetted in 2005 as a gift to the Earth, it has a diverse ecosystem from coastal mangrove swamp, to riparian, freshwater and dipterocarp and oxbow vegetation teaming with wildlife supporting ten species of primates including more than 1,000 orang utans, proboscis monkeys, more than 300 Borneo pygmy elephants, 50 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and over 1,026 species of plants.

Birdlife is especially rich here (over 325 species have been sighted in the area) including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

AWARDS

2015 PATA InSPIRE Awards - Winner Best Independent Accommodation

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We are incredibly excited to unveil our newly built and furnished villas! The villas are a new room option for guests, and we hope this new upgrade will provide you with extra comfort and will further heighten your Borneo experience during your stay with us.

Highlights

  • 60% larger than our superior rooms
  • Private balcony
  • Option of twin sharing and king-sized convertibles
  • Air-conditioned
  • Hot shower
  • More privacy, away from main areas

04 villas will be available from 01 June 2017 onwards, so book now and enjoy discounted rates.

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