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Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise - Amazing Borneo Tours

Travel Period: 01 January 2024 till 31 December 2024

(No hidden or extra costs unless otherwise stated)


Categories Price Per Person
Adult Traveller
I have a Group of 2 & Above
MYR 655
Child Traveller
I am accompanying a group of Adults
Free of Charge for Infants 2 years old & below!
MYR 405
  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • For big group discounts of 10 pax & above, please email directly.


  • Infant Below 3 Years Old : FOC 
  • Child 3 - 11 Years Old : 50% Of Adult Rates When Accompanied By 2 Paying Adults


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

Tour highlights

  •  Gomantong Cave
  •  Kinabatangan River Cruise
  •  Wildlife discovery along Kinabatangan River
  •  Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Overview of Tour

The second longest river in Malaysia laced with the most varied wildlife in South East Asia. Enter the ancient water system running through pristine mangrove swamps and upland forests where the rare pygmy elephant, pot-bellied proboscis monkey, silver-tailed macaques roam free. Cruise on down along the Sukau-Kinabatangan river on a boat and witness plenty wild wonders, including the orang hutan, crocodiles, snakes and many bird species


Overview of Location

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 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
  • 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/ Sukau Bilit/ Sandakan

  • Rise and Shine! Meet and pick up at your hotel lobby or Sandakan airport.
  • You will embark on a 2-hour journey through rustic countryside villages.
  • Upon arrival at the Gomantong Caves, located within the Gomantong Forest Reserve, you will be brought to explore the cave where it is home to millions of bats and swiftlets.
  • If you’re lucky, you may get to witness the birds’ nest harvesting in action!
  • After your cave explorations, you’ll make your way on a 30-minute drive to the Bilit Jetty.
  • Upon arrival at the jetty, you will take a boat ride to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located along the lower end of the Kinabatangan River at the Bilit Village.
  • You will be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge.
  • Lunch is served for you to refuel and recharge!
  • In the evening, you will be whisked away on a Kinabatangan River cruise to discover wildlife situated along the river. A few favourites include the Proboscis Monkey, rare bird species of Borneo, and maybe even Pygmy Elephants!
  • After a full day out, it’s time to head back. You will be dropped at your respective hotels or Sandakan airport. Tour ends around 21:00Hrs.


Meals 01 Lunch
Includes Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), English Speaking Guide, 01 River Cruise
Excludes Domestic Airfares (BKI>SDK>BKI), Camera and Video Fees, Personal Expenses, Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Easy & Relaxed, with comfortable walking shoes.
  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
  • 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.
  • Recommended flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan: Malaysia Airlines MH2042 (ETD 0705Hrs / ETA 0745Hrs)
    Recommended flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu: Air Asia AK6499 (ETD 1820hrs / ETA 1910hrs)
  • You need to overnight in Sandakan after the tour ended as there is no flight departing from Sandakan after 9pm. So we suggest you to book your departure flight (if you are returning to Kota Kinabalu) on the next day after tour.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.

Why Travel With Amazing Borneo


For once, travel to get out and get real! Be wowed by our unexpected surprises along the way as we design experiences around you. Tell us and we will do it your way.


We are your friend in need! We make your adventures unique and unforgettable, alongside our fun-loving guides, sharing insights into the authentic local culture.


What are you actually paying for? We guarantee the unrivalled prices and services, allowing you to pay LESS and travel more, for that desired quality and satisfaction.


Particular about food? So are we! We handpick restaurants, including quaint eateries around the corner of the alleys to give you that immensely local dining experiences.

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