Trip Code : BNAT-DA08
Trip Validity : Immediate – 31st December 2017
Duration : 8 hours
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, 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.
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.
Pick up from PODs and head to Keningau. 8am after breakfast for a 1.5hour drive to the Crocker Range Park area. The drive goes through different vegetation and elevation with beautiful views of the valley before. Stop at the Rafflesia Information Centre and upon arrival, check-in with the ranger regarding rafllesia flowering before proceeding to the forest trail for a chance to view the largest flower in the world. Upon return from the viewing, continue the drive to Mahua Waterfall and have a refreshing dip in its water. Take a lunch break at the local restaurant near Gunung Alab substation before visiting the orchid and Nepenthes gardens in the area. Learn of the many different species of orchids and pitcher plants of Borneo before driving back to Kota Kinabalu, stopping at Kipandi Butterfly Park if time allows for viewing of their butterfly and insect collection. Danum Valley is home to Bornean Bristlehead, White Fronted Falconet, Crested Fireback Pheasant, Bornean Necklaced Partridge, Bornean Ground-cuckoo, Bornean Black Magpie, Bornean Wren-Babbler, Black-throated Wren-babbler, Blue-headed Pitta, Black-and-crimson Pitta, Bornean Banded Pitta, Bornean Blue-banded Pitta, Bornean Banded Kingfisher, Bornean Brown Barbet, Pygmy White-eye (Bornean Ibon), Bornean Blue Flycatcher, Bornean Spiderhunter, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Bat Hawk, Great Argus Pheasant, Giant Pitta, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Red-napped Trogon, Diard’s Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Blue-rumped Parrot, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots, Jambu Fruit-dove, Fiery Minivet, Black-and-white Bulbul, Streaked Bulbul, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Large-billed Flycatchers, Malaysian Blue-flycatcher, Whiskered Treeswift, Buffy Fish-Owl, Brown Wood-owl, Barred Eagle-Owl, Crested Wood-Partridge, and various babblers, barbets, broadbills, bulbuls, flycatchers, flowerpeckers, frogmouths, nightjars, sunbirds, hornbills, malkohas, kingfishers, pigeons and imperial pigeons, woodpeckers, tailorbirds, and many others
- English Speaking tour guide
- Return transfer (PODs / Substation Alab / Mahua Waterfall / PODs)
- Entrance Fee
- Climbing Permit
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- Sleeping bag & hammock
- Package Excludes:
- Travel insurance
- Personal porter service
- Tipping and personal expenses
- Items not mentioned in the inclusion
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