Sukau - Danum Valley Field Centre

Tour Code
Min. Pax


Combo package with our award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge with Danum Valley Field Centre, DVFC which is often used as a research centre. This is a value package designed especially for naturalists who prefer to be as close to nature as possible. This is an ideal package for traveler who want an easy access to exploring one of Borneo's greatest treasure - Danum Valley. Featuring overnight stays at:
  • 02 nights at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (2 nights)
  • 02 nights at Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC)
  • Ancient Rainforest of Borneo
  • River Safari Cruising
  • 4-Star Jungle Resort
  • Commendable Conservation

Ancient Rainforest of Borneo

Explore Danum Valley, a pristine conservation haven where Borneo's ancient rainforest flourishes.

River Cruising

Early morning and afternoon river cruises in search of Borneo's wildlife and birdlife during your time in Kinabatangan.

4-Star Jungle Resort

Stay at the 4-Star Sukau Rainforest Lodge, where luxury meets wilderness, offering serenity & wildlife encounters.

Commendable Conservation

Founded in 1964, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SOURC) aims to rehabilitate orphaned orang utans.

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 - Lahad Datu - Danum Valley Field Centre

Another early morning is in store as we prepare to journey to Lahad Datu. After breakfast, proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu to Danum Valley Studies Centre’s reception office for registration. Transfer to Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) via 4WD or van for an approximately 2.5 hours drive on a gravel road. Arrival and followed with a welcoming briefing at DVFC Reception & Information Building. After lunch, take an evening guided walk around the vicinity and get to know the rainforest, marvel at its beauty, and experience the pristine ambiance of the rainforest as has been for hundreds of years. After dinner, proceed to enjoy the night drive (If weather permits and subject to vehicle availability) to observe nocturnal wildlife.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Danum Valley Field Centre

Day 4: Danum Valley Field Centre

Rise in the morning for an early walk to enjoy the company of nature. After breakfast, trek through the ancient rainforest of Danum Valley, begin a trek to Rhino Pool for 4 hours of full loop trekking and marvel at its rich flora and fauna. Return to DVFC and rest.

Next, we will continue our 1.7KM trekking activity at 3pm to Old Burial Site/Coffin Trail. It will take an approximately 2 hours return trip trek journey. After dinner, proceed to Night Walk in search of Borneo’s nocturnal animals (If weather permits).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Danum Valley Field Centre

Day 5: Danum Valley Field Centre - Transfer out

After breakfast, proceed for a morning guided walk. Return to DVFC. Free at leisure until depart back to Lahad Datu Airport for your departure flight.



  • Validity
    Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2025
  • Availability
    This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge:
    MYR 300.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (March, July - August)
  • Transfer Charges
    Additional charges per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town area and pick up time may vary.


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


  • Domestic airfare
  • Camera fee and items not mentioned
  • Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night

Things to Bring

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Personal toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat
  • Hat
  • Torchlight (with extra batteries)
  • Proper trekking shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Leech socks
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Extra cash for any additional needs


    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).

    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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