EXCEPTIONAL BORNEO

5D4N SEPILOK - KINABATANGAN - DANUM VALLEY

Discover the beauty of Sepilok and be mesmerized by the antics of resident orangutans and then get whisked away to the majestic Kinabatangan River for an entirely wholesome experience in the wild on river cruises. Your exceptional journey will end in the lush jungle of Danum Valley staying at pleasant accommodation and seeing wildlife up close. To enjoy this 5D4N exceptional journey, booking period is from now until March 2020 and travel period is from now until 31 March 2020. This trip runs on a minimum of 2 persons per exceptional journey.

ACCOMMODATION

Borneo Nature Lodge (BNL) – Borneo Nature Lodge is an eco-friendly resort that offers comfort without compromising the green. It is situated along the riverbank of Kinabatangan River, giving guests the opportunity to explore the melting pot of wildlife here in Sukau. It is a natural haven for the outdoor enthusiast, and an ideal place to enhance your Borneo wilderness experience. It has 12 private rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

FOOD

Buffet style at set timing, vegetarians and special diets catered for.

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Electricity 24/7 via generator and solar panels, a/c & fan, cold & hot shower, internet and Wi-Fi at the reception area.


 

Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC) – The rest houses are equipped with fan while the chalets are equipped with air conditioning, both rooms category comes with ensuite bathroom. The dining lounge is just a mere few steps from your room. Note that the electricity at DVFC only runs until 11:00 PM, but the temperature is pleasant in the evening.

FOOD

Buffet style; simple and basic meals. Vegetarians and special diets are catered for.

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Dining lounge (set time for meals in buffet style), lab, conference room, shop (minimal supplies), electricity via generator 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM.

 
Day 1

Pick up at the Sandakan airport in the morning upon arrival for a half-day exploration of the Sepilok-Kabili Forest Reserve area. Visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for a morning feeding, followed by a visit to the Sunbear center next door. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed for a 2 hours overland journey to Sukau village. Upon arrival, take a short boat transfer to the lodge. Check-in, settle in and enjoy lunch. Then, spend some time relaxing before embarking on a river cruise in search of wildlife. Return to the lodge before sunset, and enjoy dinner shortly after. After dinner, relax or go on an optional night walk or cruise (add-on activities at your own expense).

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Day 2

Wake up to the calls of birds, insects, and animals. At 6:00 AM go on a morning cruise up to The Kinabatangan River and onto Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake. Take a short jungle walk before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Spend some time exploring the lodge, surrounding areas or the nearby village. The afternoon is followed by another cruise. After dinner, relax or on an optional night walk or cruise (add-on activities at your own expense).

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Day 3

After breakfast and a relaxing morning, depart the lodge for about 5 hours drive to Danum Valley Field Centre. Upon arrival, register at the welcome center upon arrival and check-in after a briefing by DVFC staff. Meet your guide, settle-in and enjoy lunch. After lunch, chat with your guide to plan your days at DVFC. Relax or take an afternoon siesta before going on a mid-afternoon walk in the area as an introduction to the Borneo rainforest. The area surrounding the center teems with wildlife and it is not unusual for you to spot resident orangutan, hornbills etc. Return to the center before sundown and enjoy dinner at 7:00 PM. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4×4 night drive (additional activity at your own expense).

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Day 4

Wake up early for an early morning trek with your guide at 6:00 AM to see the forest come to life. Alternatively, you can also pre-arrange a 4×4 drive to Bukit Atur for a breathtaking sunrise experience atop a canopy of trees – please tell your guide in advance that you are interested in this and he can assist with booking accordingly (additional activity at your own expense). Return to the center for breakfast and embark on a trail in the area if you wish.

Spend late morning resting before having lunch. After lunch, take a dip at the Ulu Segama river before heading off for another trek – there are various types of trails and your guide can discuss this with you. Return to the center in the late afternoon, in time to watch the sky change colour as the sunsets. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4×4 night drive (additional activity at your own expense).

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Day 5

Wake up early for more wildlife sighting possibilities. Return to eating lounge for breakfast, and spend the rest of your morning at leisure until check out time at 11:30 AM. Arrive at Lahad Datu town / Lahad Datu Airport for onward travel at about 1:30 PM.

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INCLUDED

Accommodation, meals, coffee, tea & drinking water, entrance fees, return land transfers, spotter during river cruises, Sticky Rice Travel Nature guide, leech socks.

EXCLUDED

Optional 4×4 activities such as night safari (these can be shared up to 8pax for a total price of 160RM per 4×4), sodas and alcoholic beverages, optional additional activities such as night cruise & drives, tipping and gratuities to guide.

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Booking code: EB2020

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