Sandakan - Gomantong Cave & Kinabatangan River Cruise


REGION: Sandakan
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan City / Sandakan Airport
PICK UP TIME: 09:00 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Sandakan City
DROP OFF TIME: 21:00 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

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

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 : Lunch

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.