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Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet & greet, transfer to check-in hotel.

1400hrs, meet at hotel lobby and proceed for Kota Kinabalu City Discovery (approx. 4 hours)

Highlights:-
Malaysia’s “Land Below The Wind”, Sabah, is a vast state yet its capital, Kota Kinabalu is relatively small. This tour brings you to the defining places clustered in the city including the Atkinson Clock, which is the oldest structure in entire Sabah (since 1903), survived World War II and still serves to keep time today. Signal Hill is the city’s highest point and observation view on its deck goes as far as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands while the City Mosque is spanking new and sits surrounded by a man-made lagoon. You’ll visit the Sabah Museum where plenty artifacts lie, the Sabah Foundation building and the local handicraft market to pick up handmade souvenirs (pearls are abundant there).

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Breakfast is served at hotel.

Check-out hotel and transfer overland to Kinabalu National Park, trailing along the Crocker Range where the beautiful scenery is breathtaking (approx. 2 hours drive).

The road leading to the Kinabalu Park is dotted with rustic villages and carefree people selling fresh farm produce, handmade products or home cooked delicacies. Our first stop will give you an opportunity to mingle with the Dusun natives at Kg. Himbaan Kundasang and experience a different way of life and perspective. Before working your leg muscles on the Silau-Silau trail (approximately 1.5 hours) at the famed Kinabalu National Park, satisfy your stomach with a local lunch. The nature walk may be linked with other trails like Bukit Burung, Bukit Tupai or Kiau. It also takes you to the Mountain Gardens where flowers bloom healthily, some that may be rare to your sight.

Attire: Due to the slightly cooler climate up in the highlands, warm clothing is recommended.

Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang

Breakfast is served at hotel.

Check-out hotel and continue journey to the Poring Hot Spring, which is situated in the lowland rainforest. This place is known for its hot springs and popular recreation area which has a tourist complex. We will trek 1km uphill to the Canopy Walkway to experience the thrill of hiking to the treetops, at an elevation of approximately 42m from the ground. At the center, you can take a dip in the hot spring to heal your body and soul with sulfur-rich natural hot water. The water is believed to have therapeutic properties for the skin.

Shortly after lunch, we will continue overland to Sandakan (approx 5 hours drive), check in to My Nature Resort around 1600hrs. Free at owe leisure to explore the facilities by the pool side.

Dinner will be served at the resort. Guided night board walk is available (as an optional tour) if you are not too tired to explore and experience jungle at night – subject to weather condition.

Overnight at MY Nature Resort

Breakfast is served at hotel.

Check – out from hotel and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. At this Centre, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs at the feeding platform and proceed to the Orang Utan Nursery. Later, continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the Centre that managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released their natural behaviors in the 2.5ha enclosed forest. Depart Centre at 1115hrs and transfer to proceed to jetty in Sandakan for scheduled boat departure at 1200hrs.

Take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. After lunch, late in the afternoon, you will be expecting a cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and by night falls continue the night cruise to witness the fireflies as Christmas tree. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, again experience the “Jungle at night” at our nature boardwalk to search birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with the nature guide.

Overnight at Abai Jungle Lodge

Wake up by the calls of nature. Early morning take a river trip to Pitas lake to observe wildlife and experience the unique of Pitas lake. After breakfast, you are invited to join our tree planting project with the locals and enjoy a simple lunch arranged by the villagers at Abai Village. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise with to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Early morning, transfer overland to Lahad Datu. Drive 83km through selectively logged forest, cocoa and softwood plantations before arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside Danum River on the edge of 438 sq. km of undisturbed lowland rainforest. The Lodge is home to the full range of Sabah's lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, and Orang Utans. So far some 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Explore nature trail and nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits one can go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Take an early morning jungle trek to the Kadazan-Dusun burial site, Coffin Cliff. Then proceed with trekking to the “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of this bewildering site. Make your way to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip before heading back for lunch.

Later, walk through trails which lead to canopy walkway while enjoying the beauty that this forest beholds. Return to lodge for dinner and rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Free at own leisure until departure pick-up, where you will be transferred to Lahad Datu Airport for your departure flight.

RECOMMENDED FLIGHT : MH 3023 / LDU – BKI / 1730hrs – 1825hrs

End of tours…

Inclusions
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle on PRIVATE basis ie: a car will be provided for 2 pax OR van will be assigned for 3 – 6 pax WITH EXCEPTION:-
  • Boat trip from Sandakan to Abai / Sukau – SIC sharing basis
  • Transfers to / from Danum Valley – SIC sharing basis                       
  • All tours are conducted on PRIVATE basis
  • Inclusive of an English speaking driver guide
  • Meals and hotel accommodations as indicated above itinerary
  • Entrance fees / park fees wherever applicable
Exclusions

  • Airfares & airport taxes (both International & Domestic)
  • Beverages, tipping, porterage, camera / video fees
  • Items that are not mention in the itinerary
  • Peak season surcharge and compulsory festive meals as outline below
  • Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2200hrs – 0700hrs
  • Incidental charges such as room service, mini bar, telephone calls, laundry and etc
  • Early check-in / Late check-out
  • With effective 1st September 2017, a Tourism Tax of MYR 10.00 per room per night will be collected by all hotels in Malaysia, directly from all guests upon check in on behalf of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

 

Notes

Package price per person based on 02 Pax
Package price for higher no of pax, single pax(One person only) on request

Child price on request

BOOKING FOR 3RD PERSON
Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra bed / mattress
Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate

4-STAR - PROPOSED HOTELS / PROPERTIES

Kota Kinabalu         : Grandis Hotel                                  : Superior Room

Kundasang                : Kinabalu Pine Resort                    : Standard Room

Sandakan                   : MY Nature Resort                          : Standard Room

Abai                             : Abai Jungle Lodge                          : Standard Room

Sukau                           : Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge   : Standard Room

Danum Valley             : Borneo Rainforest Lodge              : Deluxe Room

 

5-STAR – PROPOSED HOTELS / PROPERTIES

Kota Kinabalu           : The Pacific Sutera Hotel         : Deluxe Garden View

Kundasang                  : Kinabalu Pine Resort             : Deluxe Room

Sandakan                     : MY Nature Resort                   : Standard Room

Abai                               : Abai Jungle Lodge                  : Standard Room

Sukau                           : Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge   : Standard Room

Danum Valley              : Borneo Rainforest Lodge         : Premier Deluxe

 

PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE

Grandis Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Surcharge         : supplement charge TBA

Dates               : 15/07/2020 – 31/08/2020

                        : 30/09/2020 – 07/10/2020

                        : 22/12/2020 – 01/01/2021

                        : 11/02/2021 – 18/02/2021

 

The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Surcharge         : supplement charge TBA

Dates               : 11/07/2020 – 24/07/2020

                        : 24/08/2020 – 30/08/2020

 

Surcharge         : supplement charge TBA

Dates               : 25/07/2020 – 23/08/2020

                        : 30/12/2020 – 31/12/2020

                        : 10/02/2021 – 16/02/2021

 

Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang

Surcharge         : supplement charge TBA

Dates               : 10/04/2020 – 11/04/2020

                        : 01/05/2020 – 02/05/2020

                        : 23/05/2020 – 25/05/2020

                        : 30/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

                        : 06/06/2020

                        : 31/07/2020 – 01/08/2020

                        : 29/08/2020 – 30/08/2020

                        : 03/10/2020

                        : 14/11/2020

                        : 24/12/2020 – 26/12/2020

                        : 31/12/2020 – 02/01/2021

                        : 12/02/2021 – 14/02/2021 (subject to change)

 

Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley

Surcharge         : supplement charge TBA

Dates               : 01/04/2020 – 30/04/2020

                        : 15/07/2020 – 15/10/2020

                        : 01/03/2021 – 31/03/2021

 

COMPULSORY FESTIVE MEALS

The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Date                 : 31/12/2020 – New Year Eve Dinner

Price                 : supplement charge TBA

CLOSE-OUT PERIOD
• Please note hotel reserves the right to send close-out dates from time to time
• Close-out DOES NOT necessary means room is not available, it would means rooms might not OR might be available but at higher room rate

Standard hotel check-in time at 1400hrs / 1500hrs & check-out time at 1100hrs / 1200hrs. Early arrival that rooms need to be ready, rooms must be reserved for the day before
Each passenger is allowed only 1 single piece of baggage not more of 30kgs plus one hand carry bag not more than 56cm X 30cm X 18cm with maximum weight of 5kgs

Trip Highlights

Kota Kinabalu - Kinabalu Park - Kundasang - Poring Hot Spring - Sandakan - Sepilok - Abai - Sukau - Lahad Datu - Danum Valley

Departure Period

01 Apr, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 5,562 P P twin share
AUD 6,445 P P single

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