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Borneo River & Rainforest Exploration

Example 5 Day Tour
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Enjoy exploring the rivers and rainforests of Borneo for 5 days and 4 nights. Your adventure will start with a visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Center and Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. You will then take a 2.5-hour speedboat ride after lunch to an overnight stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge for an evening wildlife cruise and dinner. Embark on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River in the morning, followed by a nature walk. Overland journey to Lahad Datu before arriving at the award-winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge, where you can discover the canopy walkway, trek along the Coffin Trail, or even get a chance to spot some nocturnal animals!
Sun bear of Southeast AsiaSepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation CenterSun Bear Conservation Center - Sun BearSepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation CenterThe Sukau Rainforest Lodge is the perfect place to get to know Sabah's widlifeBorneo Rainforest Lodge - FacadeBorneo Rainforest Lodge - Lobby AreaBorneo Eco Tours - Melapi Restaurant 2 at dusk
Highlights
  • Visit & learn about orangutans at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center
  • Explore the Sun Bear Conservation Center and observe sun bears
  • Enjoy Sukau Rainforest Lodge's perfect setting for a relaxing getaway
  • Stroll along the Hornbill and Attenborough Boardwalks to see some wildlife
  • Discover Borneo Rainforest Lodge, a paradise jungle experience in Malaysia
Places Visited
  • Asia
  • Borneo
  • Malaysia
  • Borneo Rainforest Lodge
  • Danum Valley Field Centre
  • Kinabatangan
  • Sabah
  • Sandakan
  • Sepilok Nature Resort
  • Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Sandakan | Sepilok | Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Your trip begins with a transfer from your Sandakan accommodation or Sandakan Airport to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. On arrival, watch a brief video about the rehabilitation efforts done at the center and see orangutans happily discovering their new home. At 10 AM, get ready to observe orangutans feeding in their outdoor enclosures. You may also take a moment to watch the cheeky little ones in a secured nursery area. Then, you will proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Center, conveniently located next door, to learn more about the smallest bears on the planet. After lunch, you will board a speedboat and travel for 2.5 hours up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Immediately after check-in, you will embark on an evening cruise searching Borneo's wildlife and birdlife. Back at the lodge, enjoy your dinner at Melapi Restaurant and relax overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Note: Please make sure your flight lands in Sandakan no later than 8:00 am. It is also advised to fly in and spend one night in Sandakan or Sepilok before the tour starts if this is not possible.
 

Day 2: Explore Sukau Rainforest Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on a morning Kinabatangan River cruise upstream to the Kelenanap Oxbow Lake to explore more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, enjoy a nature stroll along the Hornbill Boardwalk. After lunch, you have free time to relax. Get ready to take another river cruise in the afternoon for more wildlife experiences. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Day 3: Sukau Rainforest Lodge | Lahad Datu | Borneo Rainforest Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Prepare early for your journey to Danum Valley. After breakfast, you will travel for two hours overland to Lahad Datu before continuing to your next accommodation, Borneo Rainforest Lodge. In the evening, there will be a slide show and you will be guided to explore the nature trail going to the unique canopy walkway. If the weather permits, you can also go spotlighting to see some night wildlife. Spend the night in a standard room at the award-winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Day 4: Explore Borneo Rainforest Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the entire day searching for birds and animals in the forest and walking the Coffin cliff trail, which leads to the ancient burial site. Trek to a waterfall and cool down in the rock pools. Return to your lodge for lunch. Explore more trails in the afternoon. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Day 5: Borneo Rainforest Lodge | Return home

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Free time until you check out. Depart to Lahad Datu. Return to Kota Kinabalu by late afternoon flight.

Accommodations

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Reception
Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Main Lodge Dining
Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Lobby Area

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Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • English Speaking Guide
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • RM10 per room per night mandatory Tourism Tax in Malaysia collected by cash upon check-in.
  • Domestic Flights
  • Tourism Tax of MYR 10 per room per night

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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