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


TOUR INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: ABSK-WA1506
DESCRIPTION: 4D3N BILIT RAINFOREST LODGE - SEPILOK ORANGUTAN / KINABATANGAN RIVER / GOMANTONG CAVE / SANDAKAN
REGION: Sandakan
DURATION: 4 Days 3 Nights
MINIMUM: 1 Pax
AVAILABILITY: Everyday
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan Airport
PICK UP TIME: To Be Arranged
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan 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.

Tour highlights

  •  Gomantong Cave
  •  Kinabatangan River Cruise
  •  Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek
  •  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  •  Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  •  Sandakan City Tour (optional add-on)
  •  Bilit Rainforest Lodge
  •  4-star Sheraton Four Points Hotel (or similar)
  • COMPLIMENTARY 01 Night River Cruise 
 

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Sandakan / Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre / Bornean Sun Bear Conservation 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 proceed to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
  • Sun Bear is the smallest bear in the world where their height of adult is around 120cm to 150cm (while standing); weight around 27kg to 65kg. You can easily spot white or yellowish crescent marking on its chests.
  • 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.
Meals : Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Day 2 - Morning Cruise 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 the morning cruise searching for wildlife, it's time to refuel and recharge with a hearty breakfast at 08:00 Hrs
  • Free and easy leisure time to yourself until it’s time for lunch in the afternoon. You can opt to add on a jungle walk (guided tour) at a reasonable fee.
  • 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.
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Day 3 - Gomantong Cave / 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 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 in 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 MYR 70/- per pax per tour) 

  • Continue the tour to the additional add on tours of your choice. Tour ends between 1400hrs (if you choose any 1 optional-add on tour) or 1600hrs (if you choose any 2 optional-add on tours) 
Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : 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.
Meals : Breakfast

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 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

(ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED)

Private River Cruise Service :

  • Additional of MYR 190 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 190 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 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.
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  • The above flight timings are suggestions and subject to changes. Before you book your flight ticket(s), 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.
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