Tour Code: TAB1
Duration – 4 days/3 night

Day 1

Transfer from Lahad Datu airport on the East coast of Sabah to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road. The trip to the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia takes about 1.5 houra. Upon arrival, register and check into the charming Borneon timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, ceiling fans and hot water shower, a real luxury within the tropical rainforest. Enjoy the splendour of mother- nature and explore the vicinity of the resort. Built alongside the Lipad river and nestled within the rainforest, a variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort.

If you are able to check in prior to 11:30 hrs, you can visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area.In the afternoon, trek from the Elephant Trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the jungle for about twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano known to be frequented by deers, bearded pigs, elephants and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. If you are adventurous, you can experiment with the volcanic mud which is said to be responsible for fine complexion.

Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted.

Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road.


Lipad Mud Volcano - Tabin


Return to the resort. After dinner, participate in a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to search for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you, and make a wish or two. (Lunch and Dinner included)


Day 2
You may opt to join the early morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species. After breakfast, drive to the core area stopover, and climb the bird watching tower. Trek through the lush green jungle known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad’s Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy the refreshing splash coming down from the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.

In the early evening, take a  drive in search of  more nocturnal wildlife and birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day. After dinner, head off on a night walk along the trail nearby to the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


Kingfisher - Tabin Willdife Reserve, Sabah


Day 3
Jungle walks near the resort in the morning and afternoon. After dinner, take  a night safari in search of nocturnal wildlife and birds (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 4

After breakfast, join the early morning bird walk.

Free and easy until departure at 13:30. Perhaps you could stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side, where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin.

Transfer back to Lahad Datu for your flight to your next destination. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

NOTE If you are short of time, this tour could be abbreviated to 3 days/2 nights. Ask us for details and pricing.

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
TAB1 Tabin Wildlife Tour 4d/3n Full Board – excludes airfares $2,500 $1,255 $1,255
TAB1A Tabin Wildlife Tour 3d/2n Full Board – excludes airfares $2,040 $1,020 $1,020

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Photograph courtesy of Penny Favilla, Phil Youdale and Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Patchaya Janhom