Sabah Unveiled - 12 Days Print


Tour Availability (2019) Departure Date
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
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
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

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

Travel Period: 01 January 2019 till 31 December 2019

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  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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 MYR 2,640 per person for single supplement.

Note:
* High Season Dates (both dates inclusive) Surcharge of MYR 265 per pax:

  • Please Enquire for the date
Tour Availability (2019) Departure Date
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
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
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

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

Travel Period: 01 January 2020 till 31 December 2020

ALL MARKET
Categories Price Per Person
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 2 - 3 Pax
Please Enquire
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 4 - 7 Pax
Please Enquire
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 8 - 15 Pax
Enquire now to info@amazingborneo.com for special group prices!
Child Traveller (With Bed)

Please Enquire
Child Traveller (Without Bed)

Please Enquire
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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 MYR 2,640 per person for single supplement.

Note:
* High Season Dates (both dates inclusive) Surcharge of MYR 265 per pax:

  • Please Enquire for the date

Tour highlights

  • Danum Valley 
  • Borneo Rainforest Lodge
  • Selingan Turtle Island 
  • 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 
  • Kiulu White Water Rafting 
  • Cultural Village 
  • Fun Boat Snorkelling & Island Visit
  • SeaTango Sunset Cruise
  • Ethnic Cooking Class 
  • Rumah Terbalik(Upside Down House)
 

About Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge

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 (Arrival)

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

Tamparuli Town/ Nabalu/ Kinabalu National Park/ Poring Hot Spring/ Canopy Walk/ Seafood Dinner

En route to Kinabalu National Park, anticipate a quick stop at Tamparuli, a charming small-town with architectural heritage and quaint old wooden shop-houses. Another 1 ½ hour scenic drive through a landscape of mountainous roads winding along the Crocker range leads to Nabalu Market

Arrive at Nabalu Market, where 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!

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.

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 City for a sumptuous seafood dinner.

 

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner 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

Kiulu White Water Rafting / Ethnic Cooking Class / Rumah Terbalik (Upside Down House)

You will be greeted at your Kota Kinabalu City Hotel Lobby by our charming guides, and then whisked away through a scenic 1 ½ hour drive through spectacular country-side vistas laced with villages and lush paddy fields.

Upon arrival, you will be briefed through on safety measures and the various rapids by the River Guide. Proceed to collect your rafting gear. Helmets, check! Paddles, check! Life-jackets, double check!

Time to brave the 9 Kilometer slippery slopes of the Kiulu River! The rafting activity takes about 1hr 30mins depending on rapids and river condition. Paddle on through bumpy river-beds and be literally drenched in adrenaline and excitement as you reach the ending point. Don’t miss amazing sights of the tropical rainforest while you’re cruising through The Wall Rapid and Holy Smoke Rapid. You can even Body Raft if you’re keen on something more vigorous!

Upon arrival to the ending point, throw some dry clothing on and feast on a lunch by the Kiulu River before transferring to your next adventure.  

Sink your teeth in some culture! Slice and dice local ingredients and get hands-on with Sabah’s culinary tradition. You will be guided by a chef through the flavors and cooking techniques and viola! Your very own ethnic meal is served. Thereafter, complete your cooking course with a visit to Southeast Asia's first Upside Down House, "Rumah Terbalik." Have fun taking pictures at the Upside Down Garden, Upside Down Toilet and Upside Down Car.  Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

Breakfast / Lunch / Hi-tea Promenade Hotel
Day 5

Mari Mari Cultural Village / North Borneo Cruises - Sunset Dinner Cruise

Meet at hotel lobby.

Proceed to Mari Mari Cultural Village, located 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and overarched by wild blue skies. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, teleport back to the times of ancient Borneo through the magical display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies.

You will be ushered in to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah to get acquainted with each village tribe and experience their rich culture. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village.

Check out the little demonstration huts in the village where daily routines of traditional Sabahan life come alive. Grab the chance to see blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo-making demonstration, and get an in-depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them.

You will get a chance to witness the demonstration of cutting tree harks into making a vest and a chance to dance and jump for “prize” on a built-in Lansaran, a traditional trampoline-like floor. Also get a chance to sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group such as the Montoku (rice wine) and witness bamboo cooking. Have fun and enjoy the cultural show performance by the tribes before proceeding for a delectable traditional meal. 

Thereafter, return to Kota Kinabalu for a leisure afternoon.

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 / Lunch / Dinner Promenade Hotel
Day 6

(Flight) Sandakan / Gomantong Cave / Kinabatangan River Cruise

Board your flight and you are on your way to Sandakan, the gateway of wildlife wonders. 

Explore 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. 

Hop on a boat and cruise down the river heading to your next overnight destination, Bilit Rainforest Lodge. 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 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.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 7

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 at the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Day 8

Selingan Turtle Island

After breakfast, depart at 0700hrs to return to the Sandakan seafront jetty. 

At 09:30hrs, speed boat departs for Selingan Island, the main nesting area for green turtle, which lies 40km north of Sanadakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah's east coast. Boat journey is approximately 1 hour. Check into simple accommodation facility and then it is time to relax.  Stretch out on white sandy shores or go for a snorkel with the marvelous marine life that roam the underwater world.   

After dinner, Park Ranger will signal the appropriate time to view huge Green turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. Witness the eggs being transferred to hatchery from the nesting site. Offer help to release baby turtles onto the shore and be overwhelmed by the emotion of seeing the turtles scrambling to the open sea by some natural instinct. Since the introduction of a conservative program in Selingan Island in 1967, a large number of turtles are now returning to lay their eggs and the chance to see the sea creature is almost certain every night.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Selingan Turtle Island Resort
Day 9

Sepilok Orang Utan/ Sandakan City Tour

After breakfast, check out and proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (2.5hrs journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. To learn more about their Orang Utan rehabilitation mission and vision, we insist you watch a short documentary at the Nature Education Centre. Feeding time! Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00hrs.

Next up, a tour of Sandakan City. The first stop offers panoramic views of Sandakan Bay. The Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Sandakan coast.After taking in the sights, enter the delectable depths of Sandakan Central Market, fresh seafood galore and the best of Sabah agriculture produce.Next up the Sim Sim Water Village. Houses painted with the most vibrant colors are built on stilts just above the water’s surface, home to a tiny local population which main income derives from fishing. After lunch, transfer to Sheraton Four Points Hotel for check-in.

Breakfast / Lunch Four Points by Sheraton
Day 10

Overland to Lahad Datu, Danum Valley/ Borneo Rainforest Lodge/ Nature Trails/ Tree-Top Canopy Walk/ Night Drive

In the early morning, take the overland drive to Lahad Datu, and on to Danum Valley.

Arrival at Danum Valley, check in at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Once you ’ve settled in, hit the nature trails scattered around the area. Proceed to the Tree-top Canopy Walk 300m in length, 26m at the highest point, to witness the lush rainforest that envelopes that area.

Return back to lodge for dinner.  After your meal, hop on an ‘open-top’ jeep for a night drive in search of nocturnal animals.

 

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Day 11

Jungle Trek/ Kadazandusun Burial Site/ Coffin Cliff/ Jacuzzi Pool/ Night Walk

Have breakfast at the lodge before the start of day’s exciting adventures. Enjoy a morning jungle trek, where the jungle is most pristine and lush. Trek further to the Kadazandusun Burial Site, witness the coffin cliff before proceeding to the “view point” to feast your eyes on a bird’s eye view of Danum Valley. Make your descent for a refreshing dip in the natural “Jacuzzi Pool”.

Return to Lodge for Lunch.

Get on more nature trails as you wish, or go for a relaxing ‘tubing’ activity down the Danum River.

Dinner at Lodge. After your meal, explore the surrounding area as you go for a night walk, in search for some nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Day 12

Departs Lahad Datu (Or Extend Tour)

Pack-up, check out from Borneo Rainforest Lodge and take the overland transfer back to Lahad Datu.

Transfer to the airport and take your flight out from Sabah.

Breakfast
End
Meals 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 01 Hi-tea, 07 Dinners
Inclusion Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer, English Speaking Guide, 11 Nights Accommodation, 01 Domestic Airfare (BKI > SDK), Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), English Speaking Support Team
Accomodation 02 Nights Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge or Similar, 04 Nights Promenade Hotel, 01 Selingan Island Chalet, 02 Nights Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Standard Chalet), 01 Night Four Points Sheraton Hotel.
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 (for Jungle Trek activity)
  • 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 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.
  • For Day 2 Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour,
    • Kinabalu Park is at high altitude approximately 1500 meter above sea level, it can get cold.
    • The Canopy Walkway is approximately 60 meter above the ground, not for the faint Heart.
    • Poring Hot Spring Outdoor Bathtubs are for complimentary use and are free of charge. Guests can rent Indoor bathtubs but at own expense.
    • There are only ten (10) standard and five (05) deluxe Indoor bathubs at Poring Hot Spring. Rates are at MYR 15 per hour per standard indoor bathtub and MYR 20 per hour per deluxe indoor bathtub payable on the spot but are subject to availability.
    • The Slide Pool located in Poring Hot Springs is closed on every Mondays for maintenance. Guests are able to purchase the entrance fee (at own expense) to Slide Pool for MYR 3 per person. Free for 6 years old and below.
    • Kindly take note that camera fees apply before entering Canopy Walk. Cameras will be charged MYR 5 each and Video Cameras / Camcoders will be charged MYR 30 each.
    • You can choose to wait at the resting area if you do not wish to proceed for any of the nature walks.
    • Depending on the season, you may get the rare chance to spot the Rafflesia flowers in bloom, which only lasts for 3 to 5 days. They are located at the private gardens beside Poring Hot Springs. Entrance fees are at MYR 30 per person though this will be at your own expenses.
  • For Day 8, please take note there is only 1 join-in boat transfer to Selingan Island departing at 0930hrs daily. Unscheduled boat in transfer to and from the island can be arranged with additional surcharge(s) (subject to availablility and weather condition). Please enquire with our Sales Representative.
  • For Island tour, the boat journey to Island may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases. Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity.
  • 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.

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