Sukau-Tabin Wildlife Experience
Tour Name
5D4N
Duration
2
Minimum Travellers
Sandakan Airport or city hotel in Sandakan
Pick up point

About this tour

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.

Tour Highlights

    • Observe Orangutans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center
    • Learn and get a glimpse of Sun Bears at the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
    • 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)
    • 02 Nights at Tabin Wildlife Reserve
    • Explore Lipad Mud volcano

Included

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

Excluded

    Domestic airfare, 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

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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
Day 4

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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
Day 5

Tabin Wildlife Reserve - Transfer Out

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

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.

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.

Rates

ROOMRATES PER PERSONSINGLE SUPPLEMENT
SuperiorMYR 4719.00MYR 1725.00
VillaMYR 5100.00MYR 2120.00

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.