3D2N Bilit Rainforest Lodge - Sepilok Orangutan / Kinabatangan River / Gomantong Cave / Sandakan Print


Promotional Tour Rates:
(No hidden or extra costs unless otherwise stated)

Travel Period: 01 January 2018 till 31 December 2018

Categories Price Per Person
Adult Traveller
Twin / Triple - Sharing
I have a Group of 2 & Above
MYR 1,990
Adult Traveller
Single Supplement
I am travelling with 2 or more Paying guests (Adults)
MYR 2,599
Adult Traveller
Single Occupancy
I am travelling alone
MYR 3,180
Child Traveller
With Bed
I am accompanying and sharing room with 1 paying adults
MYR 1,485
Child Traveller
Without Bed
I am accompanying and sharing room with 2 paying adults
MYR 945
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email info@amazingborneo.com directly.


  • Infant Below 3 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old
  • Child above 11 years old are considered as adult




  •  Request for Private Tour at a reasonable fee (private guide & vehicle).

Tour highlights

  •  Gomantong Cave
  •  Kinabatangan River Cruise
  •  Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek
  •  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  •  Sandakan City Tour (optional add-on)
  •  Bilit Rainforest Lodge
  • COMPLIMENTARY 01 Night River Cruise 

Overview of Tour

The best bits of Sandakan jam packed into one fantastic itinerary. Wildlife wonders along the Kinabatangan river, intricate cave system of Gomantong Caves, monkey business in Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and a tour of the historic Sandakan City!

Overview of Location

Second largest city in Sabah and born along the north-eastern seaboard of Sabah, Sandakan is the gate-way for eco-adventures as it offers unrivaled beauty in all its natural glory. Though it lacks the cosmopolitan pulse of Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan throbs with plenty of wild wonders.

Blessed with a naturally endowed hinterland, the Kinabatangan flows from its headwaters in southwest Sabah to the Sulu Sea east of Sandakan. The river flows through a remarkably varied terrain within Sandakan that includes limestone caves, dry-land dipterocarp forest, riverine forest, freshwater swamp forest, oxbow lakes and saltwater mangrove swamp which makes for a long list of things to see and do on your Borneo holiday.

About Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Situated on the river bank of Lower Kinabatangan River, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan Town, the lodge is built on stilts from local hardwood materials and are beautifully designed to blend into nature giving a unique local native ambience in the midst of the tropical rainforest. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. It offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.

Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

A chance to get close with the wildlife of Borneo here including the endemic Borneon pygmy elephant, endemic proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaques, orang utans, Sumatran rhinos, estuarine crocodiles, wild boars, sun bears and many others.


Lodge Facilities

  • 12 semi-detached and 12 detached chalets. 
  • All rooms come with two queen size beds while 6 detached chalets come with a king sized bed.
  • All rooms equipped with air-conditioning, private attached bathroom with hot and cold shower facilities, towels and toiletries. 
  • The restaurant comes with a bar by the riverside provides an ideal setting for dining and relaxation. 
  • Internet facilities and WIFI facilities are available at the restaurant.
  • The lodge provides a family lounge, gift shop, an enclosed garden and river jetty.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Services
  • Amenities 

Daily Activities

  • Guided jungle trekking
  • Jetty fishing
  • River cruises along the Kinabatangan River. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stoke outboard engines.
  • Lodge programs 

Sample itinerary

Day 1

Sandakan / Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre / Bilit Rainforest Lodge / Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport.
  • Journey to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre at the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.
  • Upon arrival, your guide will provide a short briefing session before entering the Centre and be brought to watch a short video documentary providing you with information on the rehabilitation of an orphaned Orang Utan.
  • Enjoy and explore as you get to encounter Bornean-endemic Orang Utans up close as they frolic in their natural habitat.
  • You will proceed to a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest where you can witness the Orang Utan feeding from a feeding platform.
  • After enjoying some time with the Orang Utans, you will be taken on a 2-hour journey to the Bilit Jetty.
  • Upon arrival at the jetty, you will take a boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located at the Bilit Village.
  • A welcome drink is served upon your arrival at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge as you check-in.
  • Lunch is served for you to refuel and recharge!
  • Hop onto a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in the evening to discover wildlife situated along the river where you will have the chance to see the Proboscis Monkey, rare bird species of Borneo, and maybe even Pygmy Elephants!
  • Dinner will be ready for you in the evening after your river cruise. 
  • After dinner, you can go for a complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds, or to have some leisure time to yourself before spending the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 2

Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek

  • Rise and shine! Opt to either go for an early morning river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of more Bornean-endemic wildlife or to go for a jungle trek at the Oxbow Lake to encounter an array of bird species.
  • After a morning of encountering wildlife, it’s time to refuel and recharge with at breakfast.
  • Free and easy leisure time to yourself until it’s time for lunch in the afternoon.
  • It’s time to head out on another river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of a variety of wildlife.
  • After your river cruise, dinner is served in the dining hall.
  • After a full day out, it’s time to have some leisure time to yourself before spending the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 3

Gomantong Cave / Sandakan Airport or Hotel

  • A hearty breakfast will be served to kick start the day!
  • It’s time for some cave exploring. You will be taken on a 30-minute drive to the famous Gomantong Caves!
  • Explore the Gomantong Caves – home to millions of bats and swiftlets. You may get to witness the birds’ nest harvesting in action!
  • After your cave exploration, you will be taken to lunch in local restaurant.
  • It’s been 3 days and it’s time to bid an enjoyable trip goodbye as you are transferred to your respective hotels or Sandakan airport.

(Additional charge of MYR 70/- per person)

  • Continue the tour to the additional add on tours of your choice. Tour ends between 1600hrs to 1630hrs (Timing varies depending on tour option chosen)
Breakfast / Lunch
Meals 02 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 02 Dinners
Includes Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), English Speaking Guide, 02 Nights Accommodation, 03 River Cruises
Accommodation 02 Nights Bilit Rainforest Lodge (Standard Chalet) or Similar
Excludes Domestic Airfares (BKI>SDK>BKI), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned


Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets - Honeymoon or VIP Premier 

  • Additional of MYR 150 per pax per night.

Optional Add-On Tours : (SIC basis, min. of 2 persons)

  • Night Cruise @ MYR 120 per pax
  • Jungle Trek @ MYR 60 per pax
  • Night Walk @ MYR 80 per pax


Private River Cruise Service :

  • Additional of MYR 150 per boat per river cruise for private cruises

Cruising Time:

  • Evening Cruise will start at 1600hrs, any early or late departure will be considered as PRIVATE CRUISE. Private River Cruise surcharge of MYR 150 will be imposed.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Cooling T shirt
  • Long/Short Pants
  • Easy & Relaxed
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Leech socks
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
  • If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard bearing your good name.
  • Day 3 lunch location may vary depending on your flight time.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400 Hrs & 1200 Hrs. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times of your accommodation.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level.The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.
  • Recommended flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan: Air Asia AK6492 (ETD 0635hrs / ETA 0720hrs)
    Recommended flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu: Air Asia AK6499 (ETD 1820hrs / ETA 1910hrs)
  • The above flight timings are suggestions and subject to changes. Please always check with the airline schedules for the correct flight timings that are most suited to your needs.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings. 
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours does not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

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