3D2N Danum Valley Field Centre - Nature Lover Experience (Budget)


REGION: Danum Valley, Sabah
DURATION: 3 Days 2 Nights
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Lahad Datu / Lahad Datu Airport
PICK UP TIME: 08:00 - 08:15 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Lahad Datu / Lahad Datu Airport
DROP OFF TIME: Depends on Your Flight Departure Time
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.


Step into the rainforest jungle of Danum Valley Field Centre, for the ultimate Borneo Experience!

If you are a keen naturalist or adventure-seeker and are content with the bare necessities of clean and comfortable facilities, Danum Valley Field Centre is for you!

Approximately 80 metres west from Lahad Datu on Sabah’s east coast, the field centre is accessible by road and the journey takes at least two hours. It is the habitual grounds to over 500 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians living relatively untouched. The hot and humid jungle deems with a variety of towering tropical trees, lingering lianas, exotic orchids, and overhanging epiphytes.

Take this opportunity to feed your curiosity and immerse yourself in a variety of activities for that quintessential Bornean experience! Start the day observing early-morning wildlife as you climb up a tree-hide, take a dip into the river to escape the midday heat or trek your way up to Bukit Atur to catch one of Borneo’s best sunrises! For the adventurous, you may opt for the longer hiking trails. And for the night owls, nightly walks may suit your fancy for a chance to spot some nocturnal wildlife. For something a little bit more on the leisure side, recharge and unwind in a stretcher hammock by the base of a waterfall! 

Check-in Time: 11:30hrs     
Check-out Time: 08:30hrs


  • Twin Bed
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Air Conditioned
  • Blanket, Towel, Soap & Tissue
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater
  • Cupboard
  • Sofa
  • Working Table


  • Twin Bed
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Blanket, Towel, Soap & Tissue
  • Cupboard
  • Working Table


  • Dormitory Bunk Beds (48 Male ; 48 Female)
  • Common Bathroom
  • Wall Fan
  • Blanket & Towel

Malaysian home-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in a dining hall and on a veranda adjacent to the resthouse.

  • Breakfast: 0700 hrs – 0800 hrs
  • Lunch: 1200 hrs – 1300 hrs
  • Dinner: 1915 hrs – 2000 hrs


  • ON: 0700 HRS
  • OFF: 0000 HRS

Sample itinerary


  • 0800hrs: Meet up at Lahad Datu Hotel / Airport and transfer to DVCA via 4WD or van. Briefing on the programme prior to departure. 
  • 1030hrs: Visit Infapro Project Area and learn about forest regeneration, seedling growing techniques, replanting, and carbon offset principles. For a fee and at your request, you can plant a tree. (signboard with your name, name of tree and date planted will be prepared. Fee includes maintenance cost for 5 years) 
  • 1130hrs: Expected to arrive at DVCA Reception & Information Building, register and check-in. 
  • 1230hrs: Lunch provided at Resthouse Dining Hall. 
  • 1400hrs: Take a walk along the 500 metre self-guided nature trail, and get to know the rainforest, marvel at its beauty and experience the pristine ambience of the rainforest as it has been for hundreds of years. Proceed to trek to the one of the old burial caves of long gone communities which includes radio carbon analysis on a child’s femur dating back to A.D.1670 and a coffin made of Bornean Iron Wood (Belian) from A.D. 1210.     
  • 1800hrs: Return to DVFC. (Rest) 
  • 1900hrs: Dinner served at Resthouse Dining Hall. 
  • 2100hrs: “Night Drive” to observe nocturnal wildlife. (If weather permits) 
  • 0000hrs: Lights Off. 

Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley 

Meals : Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC)


  • 0700hrs Breakfast served at Resthouse Dining Hall. 
  • 0830hrs Grab your packed lunch and begin trek to Tembaling Waterfall and marvel at one of the world’s oldest rainforest rich with flora and fauna. The trek takes approximately 2 hours. If the weather permits, you may take a refreshing swim in the cold, unpolluted rainforest stream. Keep your binoculars at the ready because there are ample opportunities for bird watching.  
  • 1400hrs Return to DVFC and continue bird watching activities. 
  • 1900hrs Dinner served at Resthouse Dining Hall. (Rest) 
  • 2100hrs Night walk to observe nocturnal wildlife. (If weather permits) 
  • 0000hrs Lights Off. 

Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley 

Meals : Breakfast / Packed-lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC)


  • 0430hrs Rise and shine, early birds! We’ll be making our way for Bukit Atur to catch the sunrise as it casts its rays on the valley.
  • 0730hrs Return to DVFC. Breakfast served at Resthouse Dining Hall. 
  • 0830hrs Check-out. Depart for 2 ½ hours journey back to Lahad Datu Town / Airport. 

Tour Ends.

Meals : Breakfast

Meals 02 Breakfast, 01 Lunch, 01 Packed Lunch and 02 Dinner
Accommodation 02 Night(s) at Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC)
Includes Scheduled Return Land Transfer (08:00hrs LDU/DVFC on arrival day & 08:30hrs DVFC/LDU on Departure day), Conservation Fee, Visitation to Infapro Project Area, Entrance fee & Visitation to Exhibition Gallery, 1 Night drive & 1 sunrise drive (if weather permits), Trekking Activities as per itinerary with accompanying Forest Ranger-cum-Radioman / English-Speaking Nature Tour Guide
Excludes Flight Tickets, Air Freight Charges, Camera/Video Fee, Travel Insurance, Personal Travel Insurance, Personal expenses, Peak Season Surcharge (if any), Any Items / activities Not Mentioned
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Raincoat
  • Cap/Hat
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Good Trekking Shoes or Boots
  • Socks
  • Leech Socks (available for sale)
  • Head Torch or Torch Light
  • Comfortable Cotton T-Shirts with Long or Short Outdoor Pants (breathable/ quick-dry material and earth colors)
  • Selection of Dry Bags (to keep trek bag content dry)
  • Swimwear
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Personal Toiletries and Medications
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Lahad Datu.
  • Cell phone coverage is available. However, it can sometimes be disrupted due to rain downpour and satellite malfunction.
  • DVFC electricity is powered by Generators. The generators will cease at 00:00 – 07:00 hours. You may need to prepare a torchlight.
  • 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 Lahad Datu: Malaysia Airlines MH3010 (ETD 0610hrs / ETA 0705hrs)
    Recommended flights from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu: Malaysia Airlines MH3023 (ETD 1730hrs / ETA 1825hrs)
  • 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.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • 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.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • This package is exclusively for budget travellers who love nature. Please expect all facilities in DVFC to be very basic in comparison to Borneo Rainforest Lodge.