4D3N Sandakan Wildlife Safari - Sepilok / Sukau Bilit / Oxbow / Cave / City Tour & Stay Print


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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 subject to 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 

Tour highlights

  •  Gomantong Cave
  •  Kinabatangan River Cruise
  •  Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek
  •  Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  •  Sandakan City Tour
  •  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/ Gomantong Cave/ Kinabatangan River Cruise

  • Rise and Shine, your pick up awaits from Sandakan airport or Hotel Lobby for a 2 hour journey to Gomantong Caves. It will be a scenic drive through rustic countryside vistas and Palm Oil Plantation.
  • Gear up! A guided tour along the plank walk will unveil the intricate chamber system of Gomantong Cave, located within the Gomantong Forest Reserve. It is the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiflets.
  • Next up, continue on an approximately 30 minute drive to one of the world’s richest ecosystems on the Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau. Arrive at Kampung Bilit, hop on a boat and cruise down the river heading to Bilit Rainforest Lodge where lunch will be served. After settling in, the real adventure starts. A river cruise awaits you, where you can spot endemic Proboscis Monkeys, wild Orang Utans, leaf monkeys, gibbons and macaque, even sometimes if you are lucky, the rare Borneo Pygmy Elephant.
  • 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.

 

Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 2

Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills at 6am. Today you start your day with a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River Oxbow Lake. (Option to change to jungle trekking). Experience the wilderness of Borneo. After your morning exploration, return back to lodge for late breakfast. Free at leisure. Afternoon lunch will be served at Bilit Rainforest Lodge restaurant.
  • At 1600hrs, take another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank. Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 3

Choice of Option A or B or C

OPTION A: SEPILOK ORANG UTAN

  • After breakfast at the Lodge, fuzzy Orang Utans await at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • A 2 hours journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orang Utans roam free in a natural habitat. A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will then enlighten you on what goes on within the reserve.
  • Proceed to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform. It will be an easy 10minite track, well worth it as soon as you see the Orang Utans show up to grab some food.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in.
  • Overnight Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star).

 

OPTION B: SANDAKAN CITY TOUR

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour (2hrs journey). Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the "Little Hong Kong." The landmarks include:-
    • Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,
    • Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.
    • The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
  • After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in. Overnight Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star).

 

OPTION C : (OPTION A + OPTION B) SEPILOK ORANG UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE + SANDAKAN CITY TOUR
(additional charge of RM50)

  • After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (0.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show. Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00hrs.
  • After lunch, continue the journey and proceed for Sandakan City Tour. Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the "Little Hong Kong." The landmarks include:-
    • Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah,
    • Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products.
    • The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea.
  • Transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in. Overnight Sheraton Four Points Hotel (4 Star).
Breakfast / Lunch Sheraton Four Points Hotel or similar
Day 4

Sandakan Airport

  • After breakfast, transfer pick up from Sheraton Four Points Hotel to 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

Private Tour Guide Service

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

Upgrade to Deluxe Chalets - Honeymoon or VIP Premier 

  • Additional of USD 38 per pax per night.

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

  • Night Cruise @ USD 30 per pax
  • Jungle Trek @ USD 15 per pax
  • Night Walk @ USD 20 per pax

(ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED)

Private River Cruise Service :

  • Additional of USD 38 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 38 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
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.


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