9 Day Deluxe Borneo Wildlife Tour

Live it up with our 9 Day Deluxe Borneo Wildlife Package. Starting the tour in modern Kota Kinabalu in a centrally located hotel you can explore the classy waterfront and the nearby islands of TAR National Park at your own leisure or part of a tour. After a couple of nights in the city, travel to Kinabalu National Park to gaze at the highest peak in South East Asia, Mount Kinabalu, as it stands majestically through the top of the clouds. Explore Poring Hot Springs and take an exhilarating canopy walk above the rainforest to discover the local flora and fauna.


Next travel to Sepilok to visit our close cousins, the Orangutans, as well as the smallest bear in the world, the cute Borneon Sun Bear. After a relaxing stay in the wild natural surroundings at Sepilok Nature Resort, we head deep into the heart of Borneo to stay on the banks of the Kinabatangan River at one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World; Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Enjoy searching for wildlife such as Pygmy Elephants, Proboscis Monkeys, Wild Orangutans, lots of exotic birds on multiple river cruises along the Kinabatangan. 


This package includes 8 nights in 4 star accommodation, most meals, professional English speaking tour guides, all sightseeing admissions as per itinerary, AC transport throughout and amazing memories to last a lifetime!

DAY 1: Arrive Kota Kinabalu

Your holiday to Borneo starts with a meet and greet at Kota Kinabalu international airport. Transfer to your hotel for check in and the remainder of the day is at your own leisure



OVERNIGHT: Promenade Hotel or similar

OPTIONAL TOUR: Night Market Tour 


DAY 2: Kota Kinabalu ~ Free Day

Today spend a whole day in the modern city of Kota Kinabalu. Explore the city at your own leisure, take a taxi boat over to the islands in TAR National Park, stroll along the waterfront, enjoy a cocktail in one of the classy bars and try some local tasty fresh seafood. Alternatively, you can take advantage of one of our optional tours. 


MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Promenade Hotel or similar

OPTIONAL TOURS: Gaya Island Rainforest Walk / Mari Mari Cultural Village


DAY 3: Kota Kinabalu ~ Kinabalu National Park

After breakfast we drive 2 hours overland to Kinabalu National Park. En route, we make a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to sample local fruits in season and to stretch our legs. Then visit the Kundasang War Memorial Park to learn about Sabah's WWII history and for great photos with the majestic Mount Kinabalu. Thereafter, we proceed to the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. If weather permits, take a guided walk on one of the trails to explore the cool montane forest. Stay overnight at Kinabalu Hill Lodge at the base of the mountain and enjoy fabulous mountain views from your verandah.


MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Mountain Valley Resort or similar


DAY 4: Poring Hot Springs ~ Sepilok

This morning we drive to Poring, east of Kinabalu Park HQ to walk amidst tropical lowland rainforests leading up to the treetop canopy walkways. Enjoy lunch, before visiting the Kipungit Waterfall, stopping for a soak here or in the rejuvenating hot sulphur public pools. Here you can treat your feet to a delightful but very ticklish fish massage at the Moroli River in Luanti which will almost certainly leave you in giggles. Afterwards, overland journey to Sandakan. Stay overnight at in the wild natural surroundings of Sepilok Nature Resort, just 5 minutes walk from the Orangutan sanctuary.


MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Sepilok Nature Resort or similar


DAY 5: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Kinabatangan River

Check out of hotel and visit Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. Afterwards, we depart for a 2 hour drive to the heart of Borneo to stay at the multi award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Take a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of exotic wildlife and birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide.  Note: There will be a complimentary Night Cruise if no sightings of the Proboscis Monkey on the FIRST Afternoon Cruise.


MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sukau Rainforest Lodge or similar


DAY 6: Kinabatangan River

Take an early morning (6am) river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. After lunch, join our in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more pygmy elephants, orangutans and proboscis monkeys. Spend the evening sharing photographs with new friends and relaxing over a cold beer.  


MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sukau Rainforest Lodge or similar


DAY 7: Sandakan ~ Rainforest Discovery Centre

After breakfast, return to Sandakan by overland journey. After lunch we will proceed to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre and take a birds eye view of the centre from the exhilarating canopy walk and hanging bridge. Explore the botanical garden, home to various species of local tropical flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit. Evening at leisure. 


MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Hotel or similar


DAY 8: Sandakan ~ Free Day

Enjoy free time in Sandakan to explore the town at your own pace. Relax in the tropical grounds of the hotel and take advantage of the beautiful pool area. Alternatively, take one of our optional tours.  


MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Sabah Hotel or similar

OPTIONAL TOURS: Sandakan Heritage / City Tour & Labuk Bay Monkey Sanctuary


DAY 9: End of Tour

Unfortunately your holiday to Borneo has come to an end. Check out of the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport in time for your return flight home. 


MEALS: Breakfast



February: 15 (SOLD OUT)

February: 22, 29

March: 1 (SOLD OUT) 

March: 7, 21

April: 6 (SOLD OUT)

April: 20

May: 4, 18

June: 10, 20

July: *20 (SOLD OUT)

July: *27

August: *3, *17

September: 7, 21

October: 12, 19

November: 2, 21

Departures marked with * incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person - add to cart


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