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Borneo – East Sabah Adventure
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Between its intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish, this magical stretch of Borneo is positively bursting with stuff to see and do. This eight-day adventure promises to keep you busy; time spent marvelling at natures glory in Turtle Island National Park, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and the otherworldly wonders of Borneo. Borneo has it all, and in East Sabah, its all close at hand.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AAES/166299
  • Starts: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Finishes: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
You will Visit
  • Kota Kinabalu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud

Travel to Tambatuon village and meet the local community. Visit a local farm and gather fresh ingredients for an included cooking class. After lunch, trek to a nearby river, exploring the landscape surrounding the village along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional dinner with your hosts.
Learn more about the typical lifestyle in the village by taking part in seasonal activities such as rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting.

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Day 3: Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan

Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle.

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Day 4: Sungai Kinabatangan

Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Later, visit a nearby cave and, with some luck, spot a wild orangutan. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner.

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Day 5: Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok

Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre.

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Day 6: Sepilok/Pulau Libaran

Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time.

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Day 7: Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu.

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Day 8: Kota Kinabalu

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-On: Cooking Class, Kota Belud
    • Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
    • Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
    • Cave visit (Kinabatangan)
    • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
    • Turtle Island stay with turtle hatchery visit
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share), jungle lodge (3 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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