6D5N Safari to Shore: Bilit Rainforest Lodge with Sepilok Orangutan, Kinabatangan River Cruises, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok Nature Lodge, and Lankayan Island Dive Resort (Non-Diver)


REGION: Sandakan
DURATION: 6 Days 5 Night
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan / Sandakan Airport
PICK UP TIME: Depends on Your Flight Arrival Time
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan / 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

  • Witness the wild wonders of Sandakan, from orangutans to sun bears
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the majestic Kinabatangan River
  • Catch a glimpse of iconic wildlife like proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, and rare birds of Borneo
  • Visit Rainforest Discovery Centre and stroll along its iconic canopy walkway
  • Bask in the island paradise of Lankayan with swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking 


Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Sandakan / Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre / Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre / Bilit Rainforest Lodge / Kinabatangan River Cruise

Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport. 

Delve into the heart of nature with a visit to the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, nestled within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Your knowledgeable guide will provide an insightful briefing before you embark on a journey to witness the rehabilitation efforts through a captivating documentary. Encounter Bornean-endemic orangutans up close as they play in their natural habitat and observe their feeding at a platform within the lowland rainforest. 

Next, explore the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, home to the smallest bear in the world, known for its distinctive crescent markings. 

Journey onwards to Bilit Jetty, followed by a scenic boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge in Bilit Village. 

Upon arrival, relish a refreshing welcome drink and indulge in a delicious lunch. 

In the evening, embark on a mesmerising river cruise along the Kinabatangan River, where you may spot proboscis monkeys, rare bird species, and – if you're lucky – pygmy elephants! 

Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and an optional complimentary night safari cruise or leisure time before retiring to the comforts of Bilit Rainforest Lodge. 

Meals : Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Day 2 - Morning River Cruise or Jungle Trek

Rise early for an optional morning river cruise along the Kinabatangan River or explore the oxbow lake through a jungle trek, offering opportunities to spot diverse bird species. 

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before engaging in free leisure time or opting for additional activities such as a guided jungle walk (additional fee applies). 

Embark on another thrilling river cruise in search of more wildlife sightings. 

Recharge with dinner at the lodge's dining hall, followed by leisure time to unwind and soak in the jungle ambience. 

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Day 3 - Sandakan / Rainforest Discovery Centre / Sepilok Nature Lodge

Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast before checking out and making your 2-hour journey back to Sandakan by car. 

Before checking in at your accommodation, stop by the Rainforest Discovery Centre to learn about the restoration efforts at Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve and experience their canopy walkway, an astounding 363 metres long. 

Transfer to Sepilok Nature Lodge or a similar accommodation. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. 

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Sepilok Nature Lodge (or similar)

Day 4 - Sandakan PSR Jetty / Lankayan Island Dive Resort

Bid farewell to Sepilok Nature Lodge as you journey to Sandakan PSR Jetty via a 30-minute drive. 

Transfer to Lankayan Island via speedboat, offering approximately 90 minutes of scenic ocean views. 

Check in at Lankayan Island Dive Resort and relish in the serenity of the island paradise. 

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Lankayan Island Dive Resort

Day 5 - Lankayan Island Dive Resort

The day is yours!  Enjoy the day at leisure, unwinding amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of Lankayan Island. 

Indulge in various activities such as swimming, snorkelling, and ocean kayaking. 

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Lankayan Island Dive Resort

Day 6 - Check Out / Sandakan Airport

After breakfast, check out from Lankayan Island Dive Resort. 

Transfer by boat to the jetty followed by an overland journey to Sandakan Airport, concluding your remarkable adventure amidst the beauty of Sabah's wilderness and coastal wonders. 

Meals : Breakfast

Meals 05 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches, 05 Dinners
Inclusion Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land & Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide, 05 Nights Accommodation, 03 River Cruises 
  • 2-Night Stay at Bilit Rainforest Lodge 
  • 1-Night Stay at Sepilok Nature Lodge or similar 
  • 2-Night Stay at Lankayan Island Dive Resort 
Exclusion Domestic Airfares, Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Diving Equipment & Gear, Laundry Service, Room Service, Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Cooling t-shirts 
  • Long/short pants 
  • Light raincoat 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun hat 
  • Binoculars 
  • Camera 
  • Leech socks 
  • Refillable water bottle 
  • Swimming suit & goggles 
  • Beach mat 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Please ensure you are holding an air ticket to Sandakan. 
  • If you are arriving at Sandakan Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet you 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. 
  • The 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 for 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 and the tour options that you have chosen. 
  • This package is based on a 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. 
  • All reservations MUST provide the following information: Name as per passport, Passport Number, NRIC (for MALAYSIAN ONLY), Nationality, Gender, Date of Birth, Medical & Flight details, and at least 1 Emergency contact information of a friend or relative. 
  • Extension Stay: Extension Night Stay at Lankayan Dive Resort is permitted subject to the accommodation availability. 
  • Full payment is required 30 days before the commencement of services. If full payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be cancelled, and the full deposit will be retained by the resort.  
  • After commencement of service, no refund, in part or full, will be given for services included in the package which have not been utilised 
  • Infants, pregnant women and senior citizens (above 80 years old) are not allowed by boat to Lankayan Dive Resort. 
  • Amazing Borneo and Lankayan Dive Resort will not be held liable for any delay, additional expenses or inconvenience which may be caused directly or indirectly by events outside of the company's control, such as late arrival of domestic or international flights, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, act of God, act of Government, or the failure of any machinery or equipment and property whilst staying at the resort, during participation of any activity. The resort withholds the right to change the planned itinerary, leave for the jetty early or change the schedule.  
  • Amazing Borneo and Lankayan Dive Resort will not be held responsible, or in any way liable, for property losses, personal losses, accidents, injuries, or deaths for any reason whatsoever, whether through any activities booked through us or caused to you by third parties. All guests will be required to read and sign the company Standard Liability Form and other related forms at the resort upon arrival and check-in.  
  • Please check you have the required travel documents before booking your trip. Ensure that your passport has at least 6 months of validity from your time of entry into Malaysia. 
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