Borneo Wildlife Safari & Resort Retreat - 6 Days


REGION: Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan
DURATION: 6 Days 5 Nights
AVAILABILITY: Everyday (Pre-Book Needed)
PICK UP POINT: Sandakan Airport
PICK UP TIME: Depends on Your Flight Arrival Time
DROP OFF POINT: Kota Kinabalu International 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

  • Sepilok Nature Resort
  • Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Kinabatangan River Cruise
  • Oxbow Lake
  • Gomantong Cave
  • North Borneo Cruises

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Sepilok Nature Resort

Pick up from Sandakan airport/hotel and transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort.  Check in to the rustic lodge, and you are free on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight Sepilok Nature Resort.

Meals : Dinner Accommodation : Sepilok Nature Resort

Day 2 - Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre / Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre / Bilit Rainforest Lodge / Kinabatangan River Cruise

Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby.

Journey to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre at the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.

Upon arrival, your guide will provide a short briefing session before entering the Centre and 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.

Then you will be taken on a 2-hour journey to the Bilit Jetty.

Upon arrival at the jetty, you will take a boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located at the Bilit Village.

A welcome drink is served upon your arrival at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge as you check-in.

Lunch is served for you to refuel and recharge!

Hop onto a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in the evening to discover wildlife situated along the river where you will have the chance to see the Proboscis Monkey, rare bird species of Borneo, and maybe even Pygmy Elephants!

Dinner will be ready for you in the evening after your river cruise. 

After dinner, you can go for a complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds, or to have some leisure time to yourself before spending the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

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

Day 3 - Morning River Cruise or Jungle Trek / Afternoon River Cruise

Rise and shine! Opt to either go for an early morning river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of more Bornean-endemic wildlife or to go for a jungle trek at the Oxbow Lake to encounter an array of bird species.

After a morning of encountering wildlife, it’s time to refuel and recharge with at breakfast. Have so 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 wildlife.

After your river cruise, dinner is served in the dining hall. Have some leisure time to yourself and spend the night at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

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

Day 4 - Gomantong Cave / Sandakan Airport / (Flight) Kota Kinabalu

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. You may get to witness the birds’ nest harvesting in action!

After your cave exploration, you will be taken to lunch in local restaurant.

Transfer to Sandakan Airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu (ETD 1810hrs / 1900hrs).

Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, transfer to Sutera Harbour Resort - Magellan Sutera for check in. 

Free & Easy for the rest of the evening. 

Overnight at Sutera Harbour Resort - The Magellan Sutera Resort.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : Sutera Harbour Resort - The Magellan Sutera Resort

Day 5 - Free and Easy / North Borneo Cruises - Sunset Dinner Cruise

Free and Easy to discover charms of KK city on your own during the day.  

Alternatively, you can opt to spend the day snorkeling or diving off the islands of Tunkul Abdul Rahman Park!  Enquire with your Travel Consultant to add this tour to your itinerary.  

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.

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.

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.

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

Meals : Breakfast / Dinner Accommodation : Sutera Harbour Resort - The Magellan Sutera Resort

Day 6 - Departs Kota Kinabalu (Or Extend Tour)

  • Time to say goodbye to the wild side of the world!  Upon check out, transfer to the airport and take your flight out from Sabah. 
Meals : Breakfast

Meals 05 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 04 Dinners
Inclusion Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide, 05 Nights Accommodation, 01 Domestic Flight Airfare(SDK>BKI), English Speaking Support Team 
Accomodation 02 Nights Bilit Rainforest Lodge or Similar, 01 Night Sepilok Nature Resort, 02 Nights Sutera Harbour Resort - The Magellan Sutera Resort (Deluxe Garden View Room) or similar
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 chose to do the Jungle Walk on Day 3)
  • For North Borneo Cruises Tour, Latest Update as of 23 Sep 2020:  We are not accepting passengers who are arriving from Lahad Datu / Tawau / Semporna / Kunak within the last 14 days until further notice. You are also required to declare if you have visited any of the aforementioned places. Please arrange with our sales representative for alternative arrangement.
  • Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
  • Day 4 Flight Schedule from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu:
  • Recommended flights details Click Here.
  • 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 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.
  • The above flight timings are suggestions and subject to changes. Please always check with the airline schedules for the correct flight timings that are most suited to your needs.
  • 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.
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