The best 5D4N, featuring a combination of Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary for the more budget conscious. Explore the Borneo rainforest by river in Sukau and on foot in Tabin. Experience going on speedboat up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Staying in the magnificent lodges:

  • Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Superior Room (2 nights)
  • Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary (2 nights).

Tour Highlights

    • Observe the endangered orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
    • 02 late afternoon cruises and 01 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife.
    • Nature walk along Hornbill Boardwalk to learn about the flora in the area and maybe even sight some wildlife and bird life.
    • Explore Lipad Mud Volcano

    Optional Tours:

    • Night Cruise: Enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife.
    • Rasig Wildlife Trek: After breakfast in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, explore the elephant migration path on a 2-hour hike.


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


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

After lunch, embark on a 2.5 hour journey by speedboat up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Right after checking-in, go on board for a late afternoon cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge to savor a scrumptious dinner at Melapi restaurant, followed by a slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide.

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. It will be free at leisure after lunch. In the afternoon, proceed for another river cruise to check off your wildlife sightings.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

After breakfast, proceed 2.5 hours overland to Lahad Datu before journeying another 1.5 hours on gravel road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Enjoy lunch upon arrival before visiting the Lipad mud volcano later in the afternoon. Trek to the elevated bare area of the mud volcano, known to be frequented by wildlife and birds. After dinner, watch an enlightening presentation on Tabin's natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort

Take an early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin's rich collection of nearly 300 bird species. After breakfast, visit the bird watching tower and trek through the lush green jungle to Lipad's Waterfall and take a dip in its refreshing pool. Explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax. Return to base in the afternoon. In the evening, take a drive at dusk to find wildlife and birds within the reserve. After dinner, look out for nocturnal wildlife along the trail nearby.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort

After breakfast, it will be free and easy until check out. Transfer to Lahad Datu Airport for late afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Rooms Rates Per Person
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Superior
Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Run of house (ROH)
MYR 5,029.00
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Borneo Villa
Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Run of house (ROH)
MYR 5,338.00


Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2024

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

High Season Surcharge : MYR 200.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July - August)

Children Discount This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town. 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

Please bring along swimwear, change of clothes, binoculars, drinking water bottle, insect repellent, leech socks, long sleeve shirts and long pants, short pants, raincoat, sun hat, comfortable trekking shoes (two pairs needed), torchlight, personal toiletries and camera.

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.