INFAPRO EXPLORER

Strategically located near the gate of Danum Valley Field Centre, INFAPRO is a tree nursery project base that is responsible for replanting areas of forest that has been logged in the past. This lesser-known cousin of DVFC is a gem waiting to be unfurled. Primates and birds aside, the forests of Sabah are also home to elusive and nocturnal wild cats, and the road networks in the surrounding areas of INFAPRO allow the opportunity for night safaris to discover some of these cats – leopard cat, marble cat, flat-headed cat and the Bornean clouded leopard. Other nocturnal wildlife such as Western tarsiers, slow loris, otter civet, and binturong also come out to play after the sun has gone down.

When not on night safari, embark on a day safari into the Danum Valley Field Center nearby for walks and trail exploration of flora and fauna, observe an orangutan, or spend time swimming by the riverbank with a backdrop of giant old-growth trees.

Accommodation

Rooms with ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, hot water, and 24-hour electricity.

Food

Simple yet tasty meals. Vegetarians and special diets catered for.

Guides

When you book an INFAPRO trip with us, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Sticky Rice Travel nature guide on all your treks and night walks. Your guide will also be able to assist with organizing additional 4×4 activities such as night safaris and sunrise observation trips (outside of your main itinerary; at your own expense) during your time there.

Our guide to guest ratio is 1:8 so you will be with other travelers who are booked on the same departure.

We can also accommodate private guide or specialist guide eg. birding guide requests.

3D2N INFAPRO EXPLORER

Day 1

Depart from Lahad Datu Airport or town at 8:30am. Upon arrival 1.5 to 2 hours later, register at INFAPRO and check-in early if room is available. Settle in after an introduction and safety briefing by your guide, and enjoy lunch at noon. After lunch, spend some time relaxing before departing INFAPRO at 3pm for a safari drive towards Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC). During your drive into DVFC, test your luck at spotting wildlife along the way or your guide will point them out for you. Spend your afternoon exploring trails and taking in your surroundings with your guide before returning to INFAPRO for dinner before sundown at about 6pm. After dinner at 8pm, head out on a night drive in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife. Return to back to base at around 10pm.

 Lunch / Dinner

Day 2

Early wake-up at 6am for a morning safari drive into DVFC. Early mornings are the best time for wildlife observation – both the drive from INFAPRO and walks in the immediate DVFC area offer plenty of opportunity for wildlife sightings. At mid-morning, take a break and enjoy your packed breakfast at the eating area. Continue your morning exploration for wildlife sighting and observation before returning to INFAPRO at 11am. Dig into your lunch at noon and spend your downtime reading, napping or simply relaxing. At 3pm, depart again to DVFC on an afternoon safari drive, followed by a hike and a cool off dip in the river. At sunset, go on a night walk in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife on foot. After about an hour of night walk, return to INFAPRO for a slow and leisurely night drive back to INFAPRO for dinner by 8 or 8.30pm.

 Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

Early wake-up at 6am for a morning safari drive into DVFC. Spend the morning trekking and searching for wildlife such as orangutans and red leaf langurs before returning at mid-morning for breakfast. Spend the remainder of your time relaxing before check out. Picked up by your driver for transfer out to Lahad Datu at noon.

 Breakfast

4D3N INFAPRO EXPLORER

DAY 1

Depart from Lahad Datu Airport or town at 8:30am. Upon arrival 1.5 to 2 hours later, register at INFAPRO and check-in early if room is available. Settle in after an introduction and safety briefing by your guide, and enjoy lunch at noon. After lunch, spend some time relaxing before departing INFAPRO at 3pm for a safari drive towards Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC). During your drive into DVFC, test your luck at spotting wildlife along the way or your guide will point them out for you. Spend your afternoon exploring trails and taking in your surroundings with your guide before returning to INFAPRO for dinner before sundown at about 6pm. After dinner at 8pm, head out on a night drive in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife. Return to back to base at around 10pm.

Lunch / Dinner

DAY 2

Early wake-up at 6am for a morning safari drive into DVFC. Early mornings are the best time for wildlife observation – both the drive from INFAPRO and walks in the immediate DVFC area offer plenty of opportunity for wildlife sightings. At mid-morning, take a break and enjoy your packed breakfast at the eating area. Continue your morning exploration for wildlife sighting and observation before returning to INFAPRO at 11am. Dig into your lunch at noon and spend your downtime reading, napping or simply relaxing. At 3pm, depart again to DVFC on an afternoon safari drive, followed by a hike and a cool off dip in the river. At sunset, go on a night walk in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife on foot. After about an hour of night walk, return to INFAPRO for a slow and leisurely night drive back to INFAPRO for dinner by 8 or 8.30pm.

Packed Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 3

Early wake-up at 6am for a morning safari drive into DVFC. Early mornings are the best time for wildlife observation – both the drive from INFAPRO and walks in the immediate DVFC area offer plenty of opportunity for wildlife sightings. At mid-morning, take a break and enjoy your packed breakfast at the eating area. Continue your morning exploration for wildlife sighting and observation before returning to INFAPRO at 11am. Dig into your lunch at noon and spend your downtime reading, napping or simply relaxing. At 3pm, depart again to DVFC on an afternoon safari drive, and spend your afternoon exploring trails and taking in your surroundings with your guide before returning to INFAPRO for dinner before sundown at about 6pm. After dinner at 8pm, head out on a night drive in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife. Return to back to base at around 10pm.

Packed Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

DAY 4

Early wake-up at 6am for a morning safari drive into DVFC. Spend the morning trekking and searching for wildlife such as orangutans and red leaf langurs before returning at mid-morning for breakfast. Spend the remainder of your time relaxing before check out. Picked up by your driver for transfer out to Lahad Datu at noon.

Breakfast

Included

Accommodation, meals, coffee, tea & drinking water, entrance fees, return transfers from INFAPRO to Lahad Datu, Sticky Rice Travel Nature guide, leech socks.

Excluded

International flights, sodas, and alcoholic beverages, tipping and gratuities to guide

What to Bring?

Head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binocular, dry bag, swimwear, walking shoes, money (no ATM), comfortable trekking pack, water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit.

Departure

Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. If you are a solo traveler, no worries, just let us know and we can assist in avoiding single supplement surcharge.

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