Wonders of Sandakan

Experience the beauty of Borneo and stay at the newly refurbished Sabah Hotel and award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

from MYR 3,135 / person

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  • East Sabah
  • Duration: 4D 3N
  • Booking Pax: Min. 2
  • Physical Level: Medium


Experience the beauty of Borneo and stay at the newly refurbished Sabah Hotel and award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Witness wildlife like never before, as you cruise through the beautiful Kinabatangan River to see many of Borneo's rare and endangered species including the Bornean pygmy elephant, orangutan and proboscis monkey.

Featuring overnight stays at:

  • 01 night at Sabah Hotel
  • 02 nights at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Key Highlights of this Tour

Long-Nosed Monkeys
Long-Nosed Monkeys Observe the intriguing proboscis monkeys at the sanctuary while getting the chance for excellent photo opportunities.
River Safari Cruising
River Safari Cruising Navigate Borneo's wildlife haven as you embark on a river cruise safari in Kinabatangan and Tabin
Commendable Conservation
Commendable Conservation Observe the endangered orang utans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
4-Star Jungle Resort
4-Star Jungle Resort Stay at the 4-Star Sukau Rainforest Lodge, where luxury meets wilderness, offering serenity & wildlife encounters.

Featuring Stays at

  • Sukau Rainforest Lodge Sukau Rainforest Lodge


Wonders of Sandakan - Day 1 Wonders of Sandakan - Day 1

Day 1

Sandakan - Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary

You'll be greeted by our friendly guide upon arrival at Sandakan Airport and transferred to Sabah Hotel to check-in. In the afternoon, journey to Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary where we'll trek to witness the feeding of the amusing looking Proboscis Monkeys and elusive Silver Leaf Langurs at the sanctuary. Return to Sabah Hotel for overnight.

Sabah hotel
Wonders of Sandakan - Day 2 Wonders of Sandakan - Day 2

Day 2

Sandakan - Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (By Boat)

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. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Wonders of Sandakan - Day 3 Wonders of Sandakan - Day 3

Day 3

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. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Wonders of Sandakan - Day 4 Wonders of Sandakan - Day 4

Day 4

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Sandakan - Transfer out (by boat)

Have breakfast before leaving for Sandakan by speedboat. Once we reach Sandakan we’ll stop by for lunch.

For flights in the afternoon, we’ll proceed to the airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu.

For those 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 before leaving for the airport.

Breakfast and Lunch


Description Rates Single Supplement
Sabah Hotel: Deluxe
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe RoomPer Person
MYR 3,135
MYR 865
MYR 865
Sabah Hotel: Deluxe
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Borneo VillaPer Person
MYR 3,496
MYR 1,185
MYR 1,185

Price Remarks

  • Validity
    Rates are valid for travel by 31 December 2024.
  • Availability
    This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge
    MYR 300.00 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July - August)
  • Children Discount on Room Sharing Basis at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
    • 3 years old and below:
      • FREE STAY
    • 4 – 11 years old:
      • 25% OFF when sharing a room with ONE adult/parent.
      • 50% OFF when sharing a room with with TWO adults/parents.
      • 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 Charges
    Additional charges per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town area and pick up time may vary.

Explore Borneo Your Way!

Our Borneo Specialist can tailor this itinerary for you.

Notes[Expand All]

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • English speaking guide
  • This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town

Tour 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

Things to Bring

  • Sun block lotion
  • Personal toiletries
  • Torch light
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Raincoat

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)
  • 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.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge Room Availability
D : Deluxe Room | V : Villa Room
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