Borneo Wildlife Safari

MYR 5,149.00 MYR 5,718.00 per pax

Duration
5D4N
Physical
soft
Tour Code
BB7A
Min. Pax
2

Overview

Embark on a remarkable journey to discover the wonders of Borneo's wildlife with our exclusive package, combining the best of Sukau Rainforest Lodge and our newly opened Utan Rainforest Lodge. Immerse yourself in the richness of Borneo's wildlife adventure as you explore Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan, and keep an eye out for the Borneo Big 5: Pygmy Elephant, Orang Utan, Proboscis Monkey, Crocodile, and the stunning Rhinoceros Hornbill. Then, venture into another hidden gem of Sabah, at the far northeast corner of the Virgin Jungle Reserve of Sungai Kapur, where the newly opened Utan Rainforest Lodge is located. It’s a combination for an unparalleled Bornean wildlife experience like no other! Stay 2 nights at each lodge: - The award-winning lodge: Sukau Rainforest Lodge - The pristine frontier of Borneo: Utan Rainforest Lodge
  • Observe Orangutans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
  • 01 afternoon river cruises and 01 early morning river cruises in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife. (SRL)
  • Head out to Gomantong Cave, home to thousands of swiftlets and watch out for the creepy crawlies.
  • 01 late afternoon river cruise and 01 early morning river cruise through the Nipah forest for wildlife sightings such as flying foxes, eagles & the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. (URL)
  • If weather permits, cruise along the mirror-like river and witness the enchanting dance of fireflies as night falls. (URL)
  • Jungle trekking through the lush Utan rainforest for wildlife sightings. (URL)
  • Go for a night safari and discover the nocturnal wildlife found in Utan.(URL)
  • Enjoy fresh locally sourced seafood. (URL)

Encounter wild Orang Utans

If you're lucky, encounter wild Orang Utans here

Virgin Jungle Reserve (VJR), a Birding paradise

There are less than 300 Irrawaddy Dolphins left in the world

Spacious and delightful

Air-conditioned with a Bornean touch

Unexpected creature comforts

Hot water showers and spacious bathroom

Rainforest dining and food

Enjoy our specially cooked meals, made with fresh seafood and ingredients bought from local communities. We're happy to cater for any dietary requirements.

Day 1: Sandakan - 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 savour 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. Return for breakfast, and proceed to join in a nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill and Attenborough Boardwalks with the in-house naturalist.

It will be free at leisure thereafter. Take time to do your own exploring or just relax by the lodge’s dip pool after lunch.

Head over to the newly refurbished Ape Gallery for an Ape Talk by our in-house naturalist.

In the afternoon, head out to Gomantong Caves and explore the intricate cave system. It is also known to be the largest limestone outcrop in the Lower Kinabatangan with many wildlife encounters. If you’re up for the challenge, climb up the stairs up to Simud Putih to experience the bat exodus on the platform.

Head back to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for a scrumptious dinner at Melapi Restaurant and enjoy a restful night thereafter.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge


Day 3: Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Utan Rainforest Lodge

Wake up to an exciting new day! Enjoy breakfast and begin your next adventure with a 2-hour overland journey for a quick stop at the office for some light refreshments and check-in.

Then, embark on a 2.5-hour overland journey to reach our new ecolodge; Utan Rainforest Lodge, featuring 12 air-conditioned rooms, located on the northeast corner of Utan Wildlife Reserve.

Indulge in our rooms with en suite bathrooms and heated showers, as well as our covered restaurant and open deck, dip pool (completed by 1st April), and not forgetting our bar and gift corner (completed by 1st July).

Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome with a facility briefing followed by a delectable lunch and check-in thereafter.

Dive into Utan Rainforest's world of flora and fauna during an introductory walk around the lodge. As the day unfolds, embark on a sunset river cruise for wildlife encounters and a mesmerising estuary sunset. If weather permits, you may witness a captivating summertime light show courtesy of fireflies as you make your way back to the lodge for dinner.

After dinner, go on a night safari drive for a chance to encounter the nocturnal wildlife that surrounds our forest.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Utan Rainforest Lodge


Day 4: Utan Rainforest Lodge

Wake up to the sounds of gibbons and hornbills in the rainforest. After a quick bite, we will set out for a short morning hike. Immerse yourself in the surroundings while getting your heart racing as we visit Ground Cuckoo hide to photograph one of Borneo's endemic birds and other birdlife found in the area. Thereafter, return to the lodge to freshen up before enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at Kapur Restaurant.

Following breakfast, if weather and sea conditions permit, we'll embark on a river cruise adventure along the coastline, venturing into the Segama River and its mangrove forest. Keep your eyes peeled for a chance in wildlife encounters, such as flying foxes, eagles, and dolphins.

Head back to the lodge to relax and refresh before a hefty lunch.

Post-lunch, go on for a rainforest hike where you’ll visit our Mammal Hide. There, you’ll be able to see the camera traps that we have set up and see the many footage we have captured whilst learning about the nocturnal animals in the area. Have light refreshments in the hide before we return to the lodge for free at leisure.

Explore our lodge further at the information gallery, shop for souvenirs (completed by 1st July), savour our premium in-house beverages at the restaurant and take a dip in our dip pool (completed by 1st April) to beat the heat.

When the sun sets, tantalise your taste buds with a delicious dinner, and proceed to head out for a night walk around the lodge. Experience the serenity of the night and keep an eye out for nocturnal creatures like civets, leopard cats, mouse deer, and moonrats that rule the night.

Return to the lodge for a good night's rest.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Utan Rainforest Lodge


Day 5: Utan Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu

Rise and shine to the sounds of the jungle and have a hearty breakfast. Enjoy your free time at leisure and have a delectable lunch before check-out.

Depart for Lahad Datu for your late afternoon flight departure time.

Breakfast and Lunch


Rooms Rates Single supplement
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe
Utan Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe
MYR 5,149.00
string 5721.00

MYR 5,721.00
MYR 5,469.00
MYR 6,077.00
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Borneo Villa
Utan Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe
MYR 5,469.00
string 6077.00

MYR 6,077.00
MYR 2,362.00

Remarks

Validity

Rates are valid for bookings made from now until 31st March 2025 and for travel between 15th February 2024 – 31st March 2025.

Availability

This tour runs every day. Prior booking required.

High Season Surcharge

  • MYR300.00 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • MYR100.00 per person at Utan Rainforest Lodge

Children Discount on Room Sharing Basis at Sukau Rainforest Lodge & Utan 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 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.

Camera Fee at Gomantong Caves

Note on Camera Use at Gomantong Caves for personal use are chargeable at RM30.00 per adult and RM15.00 per child. Video camera for personal use, commercial use and film making is chargeable at RM50.00, RM1,000.00, and RM10,000 respectively.

Includes

  • Tours and transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • English speaking guide.
  • Transfer - This tour package rates incldue pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport 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.

Excludes

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

Things to Bring

Children Discount On Room Sharing Basis At Utan 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 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.
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