Day 1: Sandakan Airport - Sandakan City - Kinabatangan
Borneo Nature Lodge
Car / Plane / Boat
**Please make sure your flight landed in Sandakan airport as early as possible.
09.35 hrs: Arrive at Sandakan airport.
00.00 hrs: Pick up from airport and proceed for Sandakan city tour. Explore the various landmarks of Sandakan which may including Central Market with various of fresh seafood and agricultural products, Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are built close to the water surface which you can see the fascinating view of the sea, visit Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple. The temple located on the hilltop of Tanah Merah and it provide a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay.
00.00 hrs: Heading to Sandakan jetty where you will take a 2.5 hour speedboat journey up the Kinabatangan River to Borneo Nature Lodge. It is not just a boat ride as you will have the opportunities to view wildlife and birds along the way, and if you’re lucky, you can see the shy Bornean Elephants too.
00.00 hrs: Arrive at Borneo Nature Lodge, briefing and have lunch.
00.00 hrs: Check in the hotel.
16.00 hrs: Relax by the river before embarking by boat up-river to the Sabah’s longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to see wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species which including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys when they rest on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is one the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife.
Day 2: The Kinabatangan River and Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake
Borneo Nature Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
05.30 hrs: Morning call by the birds, insects and animals.
06.00 hrs: Embarking cruise to The Kinabatangan River and onto Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake to watch bird and searching for other wildlife. Take a short jungle walk (if weather permits) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning for breakfast at the lodge. Free at own leisure to explore the surrounding areas or nearby the village.
08.00 hrs: Back to hotel and have breakfast.
16.00 hrs: Boat cruise along the river to see the flora and fauna in the rainforest.
Day 3: Kinabatangan River - Sepilok - Sandakan Airport
00.00 hrs: Breakfast at hotel.
00.00 hrs: Return to Sandakan and we will visit Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to learn more about Sabah’s Orang Utans. Your visit to the sanctuary will include a short introductory video and a visit to the nursery to see the youngest orang-utans before heading to the main feeding platform at 10am. If the Orang Utans are feeling particularly friendly, you may even get the chance to get up close to them, be sure to hang onto your belongings! Next it’s onto the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear and explore the boardwalks in search of these shy yet playful bears.
00.00 hrs: After the tours, transfer to Sandakan Airport.
00.00 hrs: Arrive at Sandakan Airport. Tour ends.
Price & Terms
What is included?
- English speaking guide.
- Land/boat transfers base on sharing basis.
- Entrance fees.
- 3 nights accommodation.
- Meals as stated in the itinerary.
What is not included?
- Camera/Video camera fees.
- Flight Tickets.
- Personal expenses.
- Item not mentioned in the itinerary.