4D3N Bilit Rainforest Lodge - Sepilok Orangutan / Kinabatangan River / Gomantong Cave / Sandakan Print


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Travel Period: 01 January 2018 till 31 December 2018

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Adult Traveller
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USD 629
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USD 234
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USD 303
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USD 453
336
NOTE
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in US Dollar (USD).
  • All rates displayed are inclusive of 6% Goods & Service Tax (GST).
  • For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email info@amazingborneo.com directly.

CHILD POLICY

  • Infant Below 2 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child 2 - 11 Years Old (Without Bed) : Pay 50% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 2 Paying Adult 
  • Child 2 - 11 Years Old (With Bed) : Pay 75% Of Adult Rates When Sharing Room With 1 Paying Adult 

OPTIONAL ADD-ON TOURS

  • SANDAKAN CITY TOUR OR RAINFOREST DISCOVERY CENTER (R.D.C) OR SANDAKAN WAR MEMORIAL OR AGNES KEITH HOUSE @ USD 18 / pax.

PRIVATE TOUR SERVICE

  •  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
  •  English Tea House
  •  Sandakan City Tour (optional add-on)
  •  Bilit Rainforest Lodge
  •  4* Sheraton Four Points Hotel
  • 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 Gomantong Caves : Concealed within an enormous limestone hill, The Gomantong Cave is Sabah’s most extensive cave systems, well-renowned for bats, swiflets and scattered with prized swiflets’ nest. There are two cave complexes - Simud Hitam (Black Cave) soaring up to 90 meters high and the more accessible of the two, and Simud Putih (White Cave), where the more valuable nests are found. Simud Hitam is a five- minute walk from the registration Centre. A well-maintained boardwalk gives you easy access to do some exploring or watch the skilled harvesters at work.

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

  • Rise and shine! Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport.
  • Embark on a journey to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.
  • Upon arrival, your guide will provide a short briefing session before entering the Centre.
  • You will then 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 embark on a 2-hour journey through rustic countryside villages to the Bilit Jetty.
  • Upon arrival at the jetty, you will take a boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located along the lower end of the Kinabatangan River at the Bilit Village.
  • You will be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge as you check-in.
  • Lunch is served for you to refuel and recharge!
  • In the evening, you will be whisked away on a Kinabatangan River cruise to discover wildlife situated along the river. A few favourites include the Proboscis Monkey, rare bird species of Borneo, and maybe even Pygmy Elephants!
  • At 1900hrs, dinner at the lodge restaurant. After dinner, you can go for a complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.
  • After a full day out, it’s time 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

  • For the beginning of Day 2, you’ll have the option of either going for an early morning river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of more Bornean-endemic wildlife (or) to go for a jungle trek to the Oxbow Lake where you’ll get to see several bird species.
  • After a full morning of wildlife, it’s time to grab yourself a hearty 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 Bornean-endemic wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River. You may be lucky enough to encounter a herd of Pygmy Elephants!
  • After your river cruise, dinner is served in the dining hall. Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 3

Gomantong Cave / English Tea House / Sandakan City Hotel

  • Rise and shine! 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.
  • If you’re lucky, you may get to witness the birds’ nest harvesting in action!
  • After your Gomantong Caves tour, you will be brought out for some well-deserved lunch in English Tea House or Local Restaurant.
  • You’ll be transferred to Sheraton by Four Points in Sandakan where you will have leisure time to yourself and spend the night in Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star Hotel or similar), or join any add-on tours.

 
OPTIONAL-ADD ON: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR OR RAINFOREST DISCOVERY CENTER (R.D.C) OR SANDAKAN WAR MEMORIAL OR AGNES KEITH HOUSE
(Additional charge of USD 18/- 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 Sheraton Four Points Hotel or similar
Day 4

Sandakan Airport or Hotel

  • Breakfast will be served in the hotel.
  • After breakfast, it’s time to check out and bid your 4-day trip goodbye as you are transferred to your respective hotels or Sandakan airport.
Breakfast
End
Meals 03 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 02 Dinners
Includes Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), English Speaking Guide, 03 Nights Accommodation, 03 River Cruises
Accommodation 02 Nights Bilit Rainforest Lodge (Standard Chalet) or Similar,01 Night 4* Sheraton Four Points Hotel or Similar
Excludes Domestic Airfares (BKI>SDK>BKI), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned

Optionals

Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets - Honeymoon or VIP Premier 

  • Additional of USD 39 per pax per night.

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

  • Night Cruise @ USD 32 per pax
  • Jungle Trek @ USD 16 per pax
  • Night Walk @ USD 21 per pax

(ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED)

Private River Cruise Service :

  • Additional of USD 39 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 USD 39 will be imposed.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Cooling T-shirt
  • Long/Short Pants
  • Easy & Relaxed
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light Raincoat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sun Hat
  • Sun Block
  • 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.
  • 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 USD 3 per room per night regardless of hotel star level.The TTx is to be paid upon check-in, excluding the International Climbing Package which 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.
  • 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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