15 Day Ultimate Borneo Wildlife Tour

Borneo is a holiday like no other. Wildlife, beaches, jungles and mountains - it really does have it all. On this epic 15 day tour, you will visit our cousins the orangutans at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the weird and wonderful Proboscis monkeys found only in Sabah; as well as the mystical pgymy elephants, tropical birds and many more exotic creatures while cruising the Kinabatangan River.

 

This tour includes an overnight stay on Libaran Island in Turtle Islands National Park, and island hopping around the tropical TAR National Park. Venture up into the hills of Kinabalu National Park, taking in the majesty of mount Kinabalu peering between the clouds, and then walk with nature above the trees on an exhilarating canopy walkway at Poring Hot Springs. 

 

Along with 14 nights accommodation, this amazing holiday to Borneo also includes almost all of your meals, entrance fees to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary, professional tour guides and drivers, river cruises along the Kinabatangan River, island hopping, village tours and heaps more! Our tours are private and depart with a minimum of only 2 people, plus, you can choose your own departure date!

DAY 1: Kota Kinabalu

Welcome to Borneo! Your epic two week holiday to Borneo starts right here in Kota Kinabalu with an airport pick up and transfer to your hotel. First day is at your own leisure to relax and check out this cool city.

 

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Avangio Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

 

DAY 2: Kota Kinabalu ~ Island Hopping ~ Mari Mari Culture Village

Have breakfast at the hotel, then at 8:45am transfer to the habour to catch the daily scheduled boat (9:30am) over to the stunning Mamutik & Manukan Islands for some swimming & snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Enjoy a buffet lunch on the tropical islands and more sunbathing and relaxing before returning to the mainland at 2:00pm. Relax for a few hours and at 4:00pm you will be picked up for an excursion to the Mari Mari Culture Village where you will learn about the Borneo ethnic culture and have a delicious buffet dinner while watching some traditional dancing. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Avangio Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

 

DAY 3: Kota Kinabalu ~ Coffee Plantation ~ Farmstay

Scenic drive through the stunning Crocker range to the interior division of Tenom Town. We enjoy a local lunch in Tenom before visiting 'Yit Foh' Coffee factory and learning about the local coffee making process. A warm welcome, brief introduction, video show, followed by a factory tour of thecoffee processing plant. Next we drive to the recent winners of a Sabah Tourism Award; Tenom Farmstay. Upon arrival at the farmstay have time to unpack before heading out on a guided jungle tour in the afternoon. This evening, after dinner, we visit a local night market where you can sample delicious local food.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Yit Foh Coffee Cabins, Tenom 

 

Day 4: Farmstay ~ Kinabalu National Park

This morning take a tour of the farm to see the process of collecting coffee cherries, and the processing of agricultural goods (vegetables, maze, local fruits, etc.) from the local farmer. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant before we continue our land journey to Kinabalu Park National Park where you will see the enormous Mount Kinabalu peaking above the clouds. Overnight in one of the chalets or hotel at Kundasang area. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Kundasang Area

 

Day 5: Kinabalu National Park ~ Ranau

After breakfast we explore Kinabalu National Park where you will discover beautiful mountain plants, wild orchids, butterflies and much more exotic flora and fauna, followed by a visit to Kundasang War Memorial Park. On the way to Sabah Tea Resort we stop off for a well deserved fish-foot massage at Kampung Luanti River in Ranau town. Evening at leisure to relax and enjoy the views of Mount Kinabalu from your terrace.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Tea Resort

 

Day 6: Tea Factory ~ Poring Hot Springs ~ Sepilok

This morning we learn about how they process the tea and take a tour of the factory. After sampling a refreshing cuppa, we head to Poring Hot Springs for a relaxing nautral hot Sulphur bath. For those not afraid of heights, try the exhilarating canopy walkway for a birds-eye view over the national park. Have lunch and then continue to Sepilok for your overnight stay at Sepilok.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort (A/C)

 

DAY 7: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Sun Bear Conservation Centre ~ Rainforest Discovery Centre

This morning we visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding and learn about the conservation and rehabilitation of Sepilok. Stay for the morning feeding time and then visit the young oragutans in the new orangutan nursey. Afterwards we make a visit to see the world's most smallest bear in at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the exotic flora and fauna at the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Stroll through the jungle and take an another exhilarating canopy walkway above the rainforest if you're not afraid of heights!

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Jungle Resort (A/C)

 

DAY 8: Sepilok ~ Libaran Island

After breakfast (9:30am) we transfer to the Sandakan Jetty and board the boat to Libaran Island. The trip takes around 30 minutes and on arrival you will check in and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful quiet island, relax or take a stroll along the long stretch of sandy beach. After lunch we take a guided walk through a local village and learn about their lifestlye. At 6:00pm there will be a briefing about the turtle's conservation programe, followed by a visit to the hatchery and an opportunity to release baby turtles back to the Sulu Sea. Have dinner and watch a documentary, then, a waiting game for the ranger call for the mother turtle sighting. If we are lucky enough we will witness mother turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs in the sand.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Walai Penyu Resort, Tented Camp (Fan)

 

DAY 9: Libaran Island ~ Kinabantangan River

Back to the mainland we go this morning. Once back in Sandakan we drive overland to our wildlife lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. On the way, visit Gomantong cave, the largest bird's nest and limestone cave in Sabah. On arrival into Bilit we have a spot of lunch before jumping on our first wildlife boat cruise down the river. Keep your eyes peeled for wild orangutans, Proboscis monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and lots of exotic birdlife! Evening free at leisure or take an optional guided night jungle walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife (recommended).

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge (A/C)

OPTIONAL TOUR: Night Walk RM10 per hour

 

DAY 10: Kinabatangan River Cruises & Jungle Walk

Early morning start as we cruise along the Kinabatangan River at 6:00am in search for more wild and wonderful wildlife, then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we take a guided jungle walk for some exotic bird spotting. Spend some free time back at the back to enjoy lunch and relax before heading out again on a second boat cruise of the day for another opportunity to photograph Borneo's amazing wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying a cold beer and sharing photos of todays wildlife with your fellow travellers.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge (A/C)

 

DAY 11: Kinabatangan River Cruises & Visit Local Village

Do your part for the environment this morning with tree planting activity! Visit a local village and learn some local dishes with a short cooking lesson in one of the villager's houses. Swap stories as we all sit down to lunch together. After lunch, return back to lodge for some rest time, before we take a late afternoon boat cruise. Make sure your cameras are charged up for this final sunset boat cruise! Dinner and final night at on the banks of the Kinabatangan.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bilit Adventure Lodge(A/C)

 

DAY 12: Sandakan ~ Firefly Night Cruise

After breakfast, we depart and return to Sandakan and check in the The Sabah Hotel. Enjoy some time to relax and have some lunch before the evening excursion the a local fisherman village.  Meet the villagers and sample some local snacks and sugary tea while chatting with the locals and playing games with the kids. At dark, take a river cruise through the mangroves and wait for the thousands of fire flies to light up the trees around us. End with a local dinner then transfer back to hotel for your overnight stay.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Hotel, Sandakan (A/C)

 

DAY 13: Sandakan ~ Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ~ Sandakan War Memorial

Visit to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to see the morning feeding (11:30am). Proboscis monkeys are only found in Sabah and they are very distinctive with their huge weird noses. In the Proboscis monkey world, the bigger the males noses are, the more attractive to the females they are! After Labuk Bay, we go for local lunch at a restaurant and continue with Sandakan Nature City Tour in the afternoon. The tour includes the Sandakan War Memorial Park, Buddhist Temple, St. Michael’s Church, Agnes Keith Museum, Central Market. After the tour, transfer back to Sabah Hotel for some leisure time and a swim in the hotel’s pool. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at The English Tea House restaurant and soak up the magnificent views over Sandakan.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Hotel, Sandakan (A/C)

 

DAY 14: Sandakan Free Day

Enjoy a free day at leisure today or take advantage of some optional tours to Berhala Island for some swimming and snorkeling, or a heritage walk around the city.

 

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Hotel, Sandakan (A/C)

OPTIONAL TOUR 1: Berhala Island with lunch RM260 per person

OPTIONAL TOUR 2: Heritage walk with lunch RM160 per person

 

DAY 15: End of Tour

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. Unfortunately your holiday to wonderful Borneo has come to an end!

 

MEALS: Breakfast

 

DEPARTURES:

  • Daily departures ~ choose your own departure date!
  • Travel any day until 20 December 2020
  • Minimum 2 people

 

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