A Journey Through Sabah - 10 Days Print


Tour Availability (2018) Departure Date
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
1, 5, 8, 12, 13 15, 19, 22, 26
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

For dates not stated in the list, please email us at info@amazingborneo.com

Travel Period: 01 January 2018 till 31 December 2018

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NOTE
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in US Dollar (USD).
  • All rates displayed are inclusive of 6% Goods & Service Tax (GST).
  • High Season Dates - USD 70 per person will be imposed if your tour dates fall within the following period (both dates inclusive).
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CHILD POLICY

  • Children below 12 years old will be charged "CHILD WITH BED" rate when sharing room with 2 paying adults with the addition of an extra bed.
  • Children below 12 years old will be charged "CHILD NO BED" rate when sharing room with 2 paying adults using existing bedding without adding extra bed.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

  • Additional USD 441 per person for single supplement.

Tour highlights

  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Kinabatangan River Cruise
  • Oxbow Lake
  • Gomantong Cave
  • Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan City Tour
  • Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge
  • Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring
  • Canopy Walk
  • Kundasang War Memorial
  • Kiulu White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Village
  • Fun Boat Snorkeling & TARP Islands
  • Seatango Sunset Cruise

About Sukau 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 (Upon request)
  • Laundry Services
  • Amenities  


Daily Activities

  • Guided jungle trekking (optional)
  • Jetty fishing (subject to availability) 
  • 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

Kota Kinabalu

Kopivosian! Welcome to Kota Kinabalu! On arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (advisable to arrive after 1200 hrs), you will be transferred to your tour hotel by our airport shuttle. The timing will be based on your flight arrival time. This afternoon is yours to relax and settle in. Later, meet our representative and fellow passengers for a short briefing about the tour expectations.

Promenade Hotel
Day 2

Mari Mari Cultural Village + City Tour

Celebrate the cultural diversity of Borneo at Mari-Mari Cultural Village, visit the various traditional house displays, rice-wine drinking, blow-pipe shooting and bamboo fire-starting. cultural show performance by the tribes before proceeding for a delectable traditional meal.

Moving on to the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu City through leafy streetscapes, heritage streets and the historical sites of this laid-back coastal town.

Breakfast / Lunch Promenade Hotel
Day 3

Fun Boat Snorkeling & Island Visit

After breakfast, pick up from hotel lobby and depart to jetty for a day in the sun!

Upon arrival at the jetty, hop on to the boat and you will be whisked off for a 20 minutes ride to the first snorkeling point at the cluster of Islands that make up Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.  Commence your Snorkeling boat session, accompanied by our experienced Dive Master.

Proceed to the next Snorkeling point, for a chance to spot more exotic sea life in the beautiful Marine park. Spend a designated time snorkeling.

All the fun and relaxation will work up an appetite.Upon completion of the second snorkeling session, transfer to Gaya island for lunch. Thereafter, free and easy to relax on golden shores, bask in the sunshine to earn that suntan or explore the short forest trail on your own. If you haven’t got enough of the life in the deep blue sea, snorkel from the shores to say hello to the colorful parade of fishes that reign the underwater world. For those who love an adrenaline rush, jump on the flying fox and zipline between two islands!

In the mid afternoon, pack up and take the boat transfer back to mainland, and drop off back at the hotel.

Breakfast / Lunch Promenade Hotel
Day 4

White Water Rafting (Kiulu)/ Nabalu Market/ Kundasang War Memorial

Get set for an adrenaline-pumping day as you go white-water rafting down the Kiulu River. Paddling through the scenic Kiulu river, overcome the various river slopes that will give your holiday the dose of thrill it needs.  Thereafter, lunch by the river.  

Depart for Nabalu Market. At Nabalu Market, the native residents gather to sell local produce such as hand-crafted souvenirs, home-grown vegetables and fruits. Mingle with the locals and don’t forget to capture some good shots of Mount Kinabalu from the viewing platform!

Next stop is at the Kundasang War Memorial - a gripping history lesson nothing like the high-school days. This memorial is made up of four beautiful gardens- the Australian Garden, the English Garden, the Borneo Garden and the Contemplation Garden and Pool, to represent the different nationalities involved in the tragic war.  Established in 1962, this is one of the first memorials commemorating the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died during the infamous death march to Ranau during World War II, as well as a touching tribute to the people of North Borneo who risked their lives to help the Prisoners of War.

Overnight at mountain Resort.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Mountain Resort
Day 5

Kinabalu National Park/ Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Walk/ Seafood Dinner

The temperature cools on arrival in Kinabalu Park. Enjoy the breeze as you get to know the blossoms of Borneo along the trails of the Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya. Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports a whooping 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies.

After lunch, depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring. At approximately 47 kilometers from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area. At this natural hot spring that is believed to have curative powers, soak your senses in sulfur-rich waters.
For a magnificent view of the rainforest, the canopy walk, suspended 43 meters above the lush tropical jungle of Borneo holds a length of 157 meters that will give you plenty of time to take in all the beauty it has to offer. A 30 minute hike is all it takes to witness the natural wonder.

Depart back to Kota Kinabalu for Seafood Dinner. Overnight Promenade Hotel

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Promenade Hotel
Day 6

Free and Easy / North Borneo Cruises - Sunset Dinner Cuise

Free and Easy day to discover the charms of Kota Kinabalu, on your own. 

4.30 - 4.45PM - Your tropical evening on the North Borneo Cruise begins at Sutera Marina Jetty. Get ready to become acquainted with the charms of Kota Kinabalu on a whole new level.

4.50PM - All aboard! Your evening unfolds along the sultry sun-tinged South China Sea, cruising pass the islands and water villages that dot Sabah’s west coast.

You are free to wander around the vessel. Panoramic ocean views, warmth of the setting sun and gentle sea breeze grace the upper-deck while a live band serenades the ethnic themed air-conditioned restaurant below with acoustic favorites.

5:30PM - Dinner will be served buffet style. Time to sink your teeth into Sabah’s most sought after culinary experience.

As the sun sets and the stars come out, Kota Kinabalu’s coastline now comes alive with dazzling city night lights. The North Borneo Cruise will glide across the Waterfront as you indulge in dessert or your next glass of wine.

7.00PM -  Your rendezvous at sea comes to an end. You will disembark from the cruise at the Sutera Marina Jetty.

Breakfast / Dinner Promenade Hotel
Day 7

(Flight) Sandakan/ Gomantong Cave/ Kinabatangan River Cruise

Depart to airport for Flight to Sandakan.

First 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.

Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 8

Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trekking

Wake up to the call of Gibbons and Hornbills at 6am. Relish in an early morning cruise on the Ox-bow Lake for some bird-watching and tranquil moments amidst the lush wilderness. You will return back to your forest lodge in the late morning for lunch and leisure time on your own. More wildlife spotting in the evening bat the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.

Or go trekking instead.

Overnight Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 9

Sepilok Orang Utan/ Sandakan City Tour

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 Four Points by Sheraton
Day 10

Departs Sandakan (Or Extend Tour)

Pack-up, check out and depart Sandakan.

Breakfast
End
Meals 09 Breakfasts, 07 Lunches, 05 Dinners
Inclusion Meals as Stated, Entrance Fees, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide, 09 Nights Accommodation, 01 Domestic Airfare(BKI>SDK), English Speaking Support Team. 
Accomodation
  • 02 Nights Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge or Similar
  • 01 Night Four Points Sheraton Hotel
  • 05 Nights Promenade Hotel
  • 01 Night Mountain Resort 
Exclusion Airfares, Camera and Video Fees, Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Torchlight
  • Camera
  • Leech socks (If you opt for Jungle Trek activity on Day 8)
  • Recommended Arrival Flight on Day 1 is after 1200hrs.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400Hrs & 1200Hrs. 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.
  • Prices quoted are not inclusive of peak season surcharge.
  • 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.
  • You may bring a sweater along with you as it can get a wee bit chilly up in Kinabalu Park.
  • For any Island tour, if you're interested in water sports (ie banana boat, seawalking, parasailing, etc), be sure to bring along a little bit of extra cash as these activities are not included in our tour package.
  • Your belongings may get wet while rafting. Our advice is to bring along waterproof bags such as dry bags or plastic bags to keep your belongings nice and dry!


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