LUXURIOUS BORNEO

5D4N SEPILOK - KINABATANGAN - DANUM VALLEY

Experience the splendour 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 luxurious journey will end in the lush jungle of Danum Valley staying at breathtaking accommodation and seeing wildlife up close. To enjoy this 5D4N luxurious 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 luxurious journey.

ACCOMMODATION

Kinabatangan Wetland Resort (KWR) – Kinabatangan Wetland Resort is a beautiful, stunning resort located at Lower Kinabatangan that is surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forest. An exclusive nature retreat, the area of the resort possesses unimaginable diversity with a record of 1000 plant species, more than 200 bird species, 90 fish species and reptilian and 50 mammal species. The resort has 10 Chalet rooms that are contemporarily designed for ease and comfort that has private bathroom and hot/cold shower.

FOOD

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

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Restaurant with set time for meals in buffet style and you can order snacks all day, bar service available throughout the day, Wi-Fi in main area (ebbs and flows), shop (minimal supplies), laundry, electricity 24 hours.


 

Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) –   Borneo Rainforest Lodge is the epitome of jungle indulgence. With tastefully designed rooms and common areas, personalized service, sumptuous food, and well-trained guides – you cannot go wrong at this environmental-friendly boutique jungle lodge. Choose between a standard or river chalet, with the river chalet offering a soaking tub on its balcony overlooking the Danum River. Note that all of the rooms are equipped with fans only (no air-conditioning policy). Temperatures in the rainforest cool down quite a bit during the evenings.

FOOD

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

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Restaurant (set time for meals, all day for snacks order), bar (all day), Wi-Fi in main area (ebbs and flows), shop (minimal supplies), laundry, electricity 24 hours.

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 Sun Bear center next door. Thereafter pick up at 11:00 AM for transfer to Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty for the boat ride to the lodge in Abai, Kinabatangan at 12:00 PM. The 1.5 hours boat ride will take you across Sandakan Bay passing the historical Berhala Island and fishing villages. 

At about 2:30 PM, arrive at the lodge, check-in and have lunch while you are briefed about the lodging and the activities. Free at leisure. After a few hours at leisure, at 4:30 PM, enjoy a cup of coffee and local banana fritters before boarding a smaller boat for a cruise along Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife, and admire the stunning river landscape as the sunsets. Continue to observe the fireflies shimmering as the evening falls before we cruise back to the resort for dinner. 

After dinner, take a walk along the boardwalks with your headlamps or torch and look for nocturnal wildlife.

Lunch/Dinner

Day 2

Wake up for a morning river cruise to Pitas Oxbow Lake at 6:30 AM. Enjoy packed breakfast before visiting Abai village for a glimpse of what village life is like on the river. Return to the lodge for a free and relaxing late morning on the nature boardwalk. 

At 4:00 PM, go on another afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan river in search of wildlife, and admire the stunning river landscape as the sunsets. Return to the lodge for dinner. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3

After breakfast, check out of the lodge at 9:00 AM and proceed for a 2 hours overland journey to Borneo Rainforest Lodge Lahad Datu office for registration. Thereafter, transfer to BRL by road for another 2 hours. Enjoy the changing landscapes of the regenerating forests to virgin rainforests of millions years old. Check into the lodge upon arrival and settle in. Meet your guide and enjoy lunch. After a short rest, your guide will give you an introduction to the Borneo rainforest and the trails surrounding the lodge. After dinner, go on a guided night safari to spot nocturnal creatures.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4

Wake up to the calls of Borneo Gibbons and start your day with a guided trek to the viewpoint and burial site – Coffin Cliff. Take a short break by the natural pool for a refreshing dip before returning for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, go on optional activities such as guided jungle trekking, or weather permitting, water tubing session down the Danum River. Guided night walk on the nature trail after dinner.

 Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5

Optional early morning walk and return to the lodge for lunch before checking out at 1.30 PM for the 2 hours transfer to Lahad Datu town / Lahad Datu Airport for onward journey. 

Breakfast/Lunch

INCLUDED

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

EXCLUDED

Sodas and alcoholic beverages, optional additional activities such as night cruise & drives, tipping and gratuities to guide.

LODGING

DIFFICULTY

CATEGORY

Booking code: LB2020

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