Trip Code : BNAT-DA09
Trip Validity : Immediate – 31st December 2017
Duration : 5 Days 4 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
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.
In recent years, Sabah has attracted growing numbers of international birdwatchers who come to see, observe and photograph the amazing variety of both colorful and cryptic species. Many birders spots many types of birds with our local guides, and operates in Sepilok Nature Lodge, Rainforest Discovery Centre and the Kinabatangan River.
Day to day itinerary:
Day 1 : Sandakan / Rainforest Discovery Centre
Day 2 : Sepilok / Rainforest Discovery Centre/
Day 3 : Travel to Kinabatangan / Afternoon River Cruise / Guided night walk
Day 4 : Morning cruise / Ox Bow Trekking / Afternoon River Cruise / Guided night walk
Day 5 : Morning cruise / Drop off Medan Selera
- Dinner – Day 1, 2,3,4
- Lunch – Day 2,3,4
- Breakfast– Day 2, 3,4,5
- Return road transfer (Sepilok Area or Sandakan City or Bukit Garam to and from NLK)
- Return Boat transfer
- Transfer and pick up from Sepilok Nature Lodge
- 2 nights stay at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan (NLK) – (Private room)
- 1 night stay at Sepilok Nature Lodge – (Private room)
English speaking local tour guide (Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese speaking local tour guide is available with additional fee), River Cuise x 4, (2 Morning & 2 afternoon), 1 guided trekking to Ox-Bow, 2 Night walks, Free flow of coffee & tea
- Airfare, airport taxes, public transport, personal expenses and items not mentioned in the above inclusions or itinerary
- Wildlife – animals/ birds
- River Cruise
At 06:30hrs. Transfer to Sandakan / Rainforest Discovery Centre, a must visit for birders for its resident, the endemic Bornean Bristlehead. The Rainforest Discovery Center (RDC) is one of the most accessible natural rainforest in Sabah. It sits by a lake at the edge of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve in Sandakan. RDC has been in operation since 1996 for environmental education purposes. Today, it is a 3-in-1 park (i.e. wildlife, bird and plant) for nature lovers and bird watchers where they can see the unique flora and fauna of Borneo. Proceed to Sepilok Nature Lodge.
At 07:00hrs, have breakfast. Back to the nature of Rainforest Discovery Centre. Visitors can walk along the trails and become acquainted with green giants such as the mengaris tree, one of the tallest tree in Borneo. Besides soaking up the sight and getting a good workout, visitors can refer to the interpretive panels along the trail, which has descriptions about unique residents of the forest. Many varieties of birds can be found in the RDC. Freshen up and have dinner and call it a night.
At 1230hrs from Sepilok transfer to the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan which is located at the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. The journey will take an hour forty-five minutes. Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival. After that there will be a lodge orientation. In the late afternoon you will proceed for the river cruise in search of wildlife and bird-life along the river banks. An included guided night walks to enjoy the wilderness of the jungle right after the dinner. (D)
At 6:00hrs, Morning River Cruise at Kinabatangan River in search of more wildlife and birds. After breakfast, proceed to the Ox-Bow Lake behind the lodge on foot with our professional jungle guide. Various species of wildlife may be seen such as Proboscis Monkeys found only in Borneo, Leaf Monkeys, Macaques, Gibbons and exquisite insects and birds.
One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan and the newly discovered “Borneo Pygmy Elephants” (relatively, it’s the smallest elephant in the world). Return to the lodge for lunch after which another boat ride awaits you to cruise along the Kinabatangan River for more wildlife sight-seeing. Return before dinner. Dinner will be served at the lodge. After that, there will be guided night walk to enjoy the wilderness of the jungle nearby the lodge. (B/L/D)
Wake-up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. At 06:00 hours, another Morning River Cruise awaits for you to view more birds and wildlife. Return to the lodge. After breakfast, we will transfer you to Bukit Garam’s Medan Selera Coffee Shop for the coach back to Kota Kinabalu city or other destinations. (B)
Suggested things to bring / wear:
Towel & hat, insect repellent, sun block lotion, comfortable walking shoes / slippers / sandals, light clothing, poncho / umbrella
- Return Transportation
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Set Lunch
- Sabah Park Conservation Fee
- Canopy Walk
- RDC Entrance feePackage Excludes:
- Air Fares & Tickets, Tipping and personal expenses & Items not mentioned in the inclusionsFor more detailed information and to request your own customised itinerary, please fill in the form below or call our office +6 088 486 538..