Borneo Big 5

MYR 8,910.00

Tour Code
Min. Pax


Enjoy our Best-Selling 6 days 5 nights Borneo Big 5 wildlife tour package, combining our TOP selling Sukau Rainforest Lodge with the exquisite Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley. You'll maximize your chances of seeing wildlife on this tour especially Borneo's Big 5, the Pygmy Elephant, Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Crocodiles and the stunning Rhinoceros Hornbill. This combination has won Sabah Tourism's Best Tour Package Award. DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee of seeing ALL 5 of the Borneo Big 5 as sightings depend entirely on luck and weather conditions.  *Borneo Rainforest Lodge will be closed to undergo essential repair and maintenance work from 1 - 20 December 2024.
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Speedboat Transport
  • River Cruising
  • Borneo's Wildlife & Birdlife

Travel by Speed Boat

Journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge by speed boat for a higher chance to spot wildlife along the Kinabatangan River.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Observe Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Borneo's Wildlife & Birdlife

Discover an array of wildlife and birdlife, including the Borneo Big 5; Bornean Pygmy Elephant, Orang Utan, Estuarine Crocodile, Proboscis Monkey and Rhinoceros Hornbiil.

River Cruising

Early morning and afternoon river cruises in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife along the Lower Kinabatangan.

Day 1: Sandakan - Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (By Boat)

Our adventure begins as we pick you up from the Sandakan Airport or your hotel in Sandakan, then we’ll head straight to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you'll get to learn about the rehabilitation effort done at the centre through a short video screening. Make your way to the feeding platform to witness the feeding of orangutans and other monkeys around. You can also spend time observing the cheeky little younglings in an enclosed nursery area.

After lunch, embark on a 2.5 hour journey by speedboat up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Right after checking-in, go on board for a late afternoon cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge to savor a scrumptious dinner at Melapi restaurant, followed by a slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide.

Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 2: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Rise and shine for the morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, join in the nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with the in-house naturalist. It will be free at leisure after lunch. In the afternoon, proceed for another river cruise to check off your wildlife sightings.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 3: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Take an early morning river cruise along the Menanggol River in search of wildlife. In the late afternoon, proceed 27 km overland journey to the vicinity of Gomantong Cave. Traverse to the Gomantong Caves on a 15 minute boardwalk trail through the rainforest, and we might able to sight the “Man of the jungle”! Witness the exodus of over two million bats as well as raptors. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 4: Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Rise early and prepare for your trip to Danum Valley. After breakfast, we journey 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu before our onward journey to the award-winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Enjoy lunch upon arrival and check-in. In the evening a slide show and explore nature trail leading to canopy walkway. If weather permits we go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Day 5: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to waterfall for a refreshing dip in rock pools. Return to lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, explore more trails.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Day 6: Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Transfer Out

Free at leisure until check-out. Depart back to Lahad Datu. Take the late afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

Breakfast and Lunch

Rooms Rates Single supplement
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe
Borneo Rainforest Lodge: Jungle Chalet
MYR 8,910.00 MYR 1,390.00
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Borneo Villa
Borneo Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe Chalet
MYR 9,898.00 MYR 1,870.00


  • Validity
    Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2025.
  • Availability
    This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge:
    MYR 120.00 at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Mar, Apr, 15 July - 15 Oct)
    MYR 450.00 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (March, July - August)
  • Transfer Inclusion
    This tour package rates include pick-up Sandakan and drop off at Lahad Datu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.


  • Tours and transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • An English speaking guide
  • This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town.


  • Domestic airfare [Kota Kinabalu(BKI) - Sandakan(SDK) - Kota Kinabalu(BKI)]
  • Camera fee and items not mentioned
  • Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.

Things to Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Personal toiletries
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Torchlight
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Leech socks
  • Walking shoes
  • Raincoat


    Schedule Transfer Time

    • 0930 hrs - Depart Lahad Datu - Borneo Rainforest Lodge for Flight MH3012 (ETA 0800 hrs) / Flight MH3014 (ETA 0900 hrs)
    • 1230 hrs - Depart Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu for Flight MH3019 (ETD 1620 hrs)

    Unscheduled Transfer / Private Transfer Charges

    • RM 90 per pax - unscheduled transfer between 0800 hrs - 1800 hrs per way
    • RM 110 per pax - unscheduled transfer between 1800 hrs - 0600 hrs per way
    • Private Transfer Lahad Datu - Borneo Rainforest Lodge – 1 to 3 people per 4 wheels drive vehicle - RM 600 per way
    • Private Transfer Lahad Datu - Borneo Rainforest Lodge – 4 to 6 people per van - RM 750 per way
    • Outstation Transfer Sukau / Semporna to Lahad Datu – 1 to 3 people per 4 wheels drive vehicle - RM 950 per way
    • Outstation Transfer Sukau / Semporna to Lahad Datu – 4 to 6 people per van RM 1,050 per way

    Camera Fee at SOURC

    Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre: For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above ) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.

    Travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge

    For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag for your stay in Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Complimentary storage in Sandakan will be provided for any extra luggage. (For guests departing & returning to Sandakan Only).

    Children Discount on Room Sharing Basis at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

    • 3 years old and below:
      • FREE STAY
    • 4 – 11 years old:
      • 25% OFF when sharing a room with ONE adult / parent.
      • 50% OFF when sharing a room with with TWO adults / parents.
      • This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.

    Night Cruise

    Optional River Night Cruise tour at Sukau Rainforest Lodge is highly recommended to all our guests (available with a small fee)

    Bring Your Own Bottle

    Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. 

    Double or Twin Bed

    Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.

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