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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
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day learning about the traditional life style by taking part in activities such as rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting at your local style accommodations.

Included Activities:
Cooking Class

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)

04

Day 4: Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Kinabatangan River Cruise
Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting

05

Day 5: Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B)

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

Included Activities:
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

06

Day 6: Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Turtle Experience

Transport:
Private Vehicle
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B)

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.

Transport:
Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)
Plane (0.75 hour(s))

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Day 8: Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local 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), jungle lodge (4 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Gather fresh local ingredients for a cooking class
  • Enjoy an included river safari
  • Keep your eyes out for proboscis monkeys and other wildlife
  • Visit a turtle hatchery on Libaran Island