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Detailed Itinerary

Early morning, transfer to airport to board a plane for Sandakan (via MH2042 ETD 0700 hrs). Meet and greet at the airport and drive for about half an hour to Sepilok OrangUtan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured OrangUtan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest; a fine showcase of Borneo’s remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang-Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. Drive for about 2.5 hrs drive through rustic countryside studded with villages. Take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation, have lunch and check in. Relax by the river before embarking by boat up-river at 4:00 PM along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is on the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge or equivalent.

Meal: Lunch & Dinner

Wake up to the calls of birds, insects and animals. At 6:00 AM take a morning cruise up to The Kinabatangan River and onto Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching and in search of other wildlife. Take a short jungle walk (if weather permits) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning to the lodge for breakfast. . Free at leisure to explore the surrounding areas or nearby village. In the late afternoon at 4:00 PM, boat cruise along the river to see many species of flora and fauna of the rainforest and overnight stay at Borneo Nature Lodge or equivalent.

Note: Optional tours e.g. Night Cruise, Night Walk & Tree Planting can be arranged at the lodge with minimal rates depends on the weather condition (Optional night activity starts at 8:00 PM)

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Depart early morning and visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds' nests. Take about 15 minutes’ boardwalk to the opening of Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. Return to Sandakan, stop for lunch at local restaurant.

At 2:00 PM after lunch proceed for a city tour and explore the various landmarks of Sandakan which may include Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products, Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea, visit Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. After tour, transfer to airport for your evening flight (MH3094 ETD 1810 hrs) back to Kota Kinabalu.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch


English speaking guide, land/boat transfers based on joining basis, entrance fees, accommodation (Lodge) and meals as stated.


Camera/video camera fees, airfares/taxes/insurance and beverages (alcoholic/carbonate/juice).


Recommended Personal Gear:

Insect repellent, raincoat (umbrella not recommended), hat, binocular and sunscreen (sweat proof). Wear good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants.



~ Agnes Keith’s House entrance fee not included & Sandakan War Memorial is upon request.

~ Recommended flights (details & timings) subject to change by airlines.

All prices are indicative and starting from prices. Final price will be available based on availability and dates of travel.

This tour is on SIC basis. Private tour available on request.

Trip Highlights

Kota Kinabalu-Borneo-Sandakan

Periodic Departure
13 Feb, 2024 to 31 Dec, 2024

AUD 7,200 P P twin share

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