Trip Code                         : BNAT-DA10
Trip Validity                      : Immediate – 31st December 2017
Duration                           : 3 Days 2 Nights
Extra                                 : If you have more than 2 pax in your group, let us know for a lower price
Guarantee Dept.             : Single Pax and above

Overview:

Borneo is the world’s third largest island and is home to an astonishing diversity of tropical life, including 688 bird species of which 60 are endemic to Borneo, being found nowhere else. The island is shared by the three nations of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, with endemic species being concentrated in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Not only does Sabah have superb birds, it also has the best infrastructure and the most accessible conservation areas in Borneo. Our tours, therefore, concentrate on the finest birding habitats in Sabah. The RDC is one of the most popular Environmental Education centres in Sabah, situated within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. It has also been designated as one of the Important Bird Areas in Malaysia with more than 300 species of birds recorded, a must visit for birders for its resident, the endemic Bornean Bristlehead.

Danum Valley has one of the most extensive diversity of tropical flora and fauna. It is also the habitat to such species as the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Orangutans, Gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopard and over 270 species of birds, making it a heaven for bird watchers.

WWF-Malaysia suggested that Danum Valley be declared a national park in 1976. The Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) is a 438 sq. km tract. However, Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustess resolved on November 28, 1980, to leave the area within Yayasan Sabah concession without logging activities for conservation purposes. Thereafter, it is known as “Danum Vallley Conservation Area”.

It is also kwon for research area to scientist for education purposes and a nursery for propagating. The Danum Valley Field Center has evolved into one of the foremost rainforest research establishment in South East Asia. The extensive facilities include permanent research plots and an extensive trail system, well-equipped analytical laboratories, computer and email facilities, a library, climatic station data, phenology monitoring data base, trained field staff, vehicles, and housing with sports facilities.

Activities

Jungle trekking, river swimming, bird watching, night jungle walk and visits to nearby logging and timber mills.

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1
Should you depart from Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre Area
0600hrs – Depart with taxi from Sepilok Jungle Resort to Sandakan town for changes of public bus to Lahad Datu. Taxi fare around RM 40.00 – 50.00

Should you depart from Sandakan Town
0700hrs – Depart from Sandakan to Lahad Datu via Chin Express Bus.
0900hrs Lahad datu – Fajar : Danum valley field office.

Should you take flight from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu Town

Recommended Flight
: MH 3016 ETD (BKI) 1210hrs / ETA 1305hrs (BKI) – Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu
: MH 3017 ETD (LDU) 1225hrs / ETA 1420hrs (BKI) – Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
1400hrs – Assemble with other guests for transfer into Danum Valley. Meet your tour guide, at Lahad Datu
1700hrs – Check in to your hostel and ready for night walk. Dinner will be provided.

Day 2

Early morning optional activities;

  • Sunrise
  • Jungle trekking to waterfall
  • Packed lunch & swim at the waterfall.
  • Head back to camp. In the afternoon, go for another trek – different trail (2 – 3 hrs)

In the evening back to hostel for dinner. Night drive is optional.

Optional Cost payable at Danum Valley;
Trekking – RM20 per hour
Sunrise – RM 180 per trip with 8 pax
Night drive – RM 160 per trip with 8 pax
Camera Fee – RM 10.00 (small) / RM 100.00 (DSLR)

Day 3

0800hrs – After breakfast, check out and transfer to Lahad Datu for bus or flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

Package Includes;

  1. English speaking tour guide
  2. Shuttle transfer from research office (Lahad Datu) / Danum Valley
  3. 2 Nights accommodation
  4. Full board meals Package Excludes;
  1. Flight & airport tax
  2. Transportation to & from Lahad Datu
  3. Travel insurance (optional – can be arranged should guests requires it)
  4. Tipping and personal expenses.For more detailed information and to request your own customised itinerary, please fill in the form below or call our office +6 088 486 538.