Utan Wildlife Safari

MYR 2,488.00 MYR 2,764.00 per pax

Duration
3D2N
Physical
medium
Tour Code
BB8A
Min. Pax
2

Overview

Immerse yourself in three full days of thrilling exploration within the unspoiled Virgin Jungle Reserve of Sungai Kapur, a hidden treasure nestled to the northeast, beyond the Virgin Jungle Reserve (VJR). This rare gem boasts ancient mangrove forests and uncharted jungles, teeming with diverse wildlife and endemic Bornean birds that are a must-see for birdwatchers.
  • Explore the various species of flora and trees of Borneo.
  • Encounter our local resident Bornean Ground Cuckoo, an endemic bird of Borneo.
  • Explore our hides, Partridge, Cuckoo or the Pitta Hide and encounter the colorful avian species that lives here.
  • 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.
  • If weather permits, cruise along the mirror-like river and witness the enchanting dance of fireflies as night falls.
  • Jungle trekking through the lush Virgin Jungle Reserve of Sungai Kapur for wildlife sightings.
  • Go for a night safari drive on the first evening and a night walk the following evening to discover the nocturnal wildlife found in Virgin Jungle Reserve (VJR).
  • Enjoy fresh locally sourced seafood.

The Endemic Bornean Ground Cuckoo

In the wee hours of the morning, you'll start your day by going on a short hike to the Bornean Ground Cuckoo hide. Stay there as you anticipate the callings and sighting of the endemic bird!

Jungle trekking in the lush woods

Seen anything more beautiful? Let the sun shine over your face as it illuminates the forest.

Fireflies sighting

In the evening as you make your way back to the jetty after your river cruise, be mesmerized by the fireflies as it lights up the trees.

There are less than 300 Irrawaddy Dolphins left in the world

Unexpected creature comforts

Hot water showers and spacious bathroom

Spacious and delightful

Air-conditioned with a Bornean touch

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: Lahad Datu - Utan Rainforest Lodge

Your adventure begins with an airport pickup and a quick stop at the office for check-in. Then, embark on a 2.5-hour overland journey to reach our new ecolodge; Utan Rainforest Lodge, featuring 12 air-conditioned rooms (completed by 1st September), located in the Virgin Jungle Reserve (VJR) of Sungai Kapur, in the far northeast corner beyond Utan’s 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.

Get a taste of Sungai Kapur’s Virgin Jungle Rainforest and its world of flora and fauna during an introductory walk nearby the lodge. As the day unfolds, embark on a sunset river cruise for wildlife encounters and a mesmerizing 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.

Lunch, Dinner
Deluxe Room


Day 2: 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 footages 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, Dinner
Deluxe Room


Day 3: Utan Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu

Rise and shine to the sounds of the jungle and have a hearty breakfast before you leave the lodge. Enjoy your free time at leisure and stop by the souvenir corner (completed by 1st July) for some last-minute shopping or take one last quick dip in our plunge pool before check-out.

Depart for Lahad Datu and have a delectable lunch before your late afternoon flight.

Breakfast, Lunch
Deluxe Room


Day 3 (Extended): Utan Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu

Have a hearty breakfast before going on a short hike exploring the rainforest surrounding the lodge.

Return to the lodge and get ready for a morning river cruise along the coastline in search of more wildlife. Thereafter, return for a scrumptious lunch and enjoy time free at leisure.

Take a dip in our plunge pool (completed 1st April) to beat the heat and visit the souvenir corner (completed 1st July) for a bit of shopping.

Late in the afternoon, go on a sunset river cruise and immerse yourself in the tranquility as the sun begins to disappear over the horizon. Return to freshen up and have dinner before ending the night with a night safari walk adventure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Deluxe Room


Day 4 (Extended): Utan Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu

Rise and shine to the sounds of the jungle and have a hearty breakfast before you leave the lodge. Enjoy your free time at leisure and stop by the souvenir corner (completed by 1st July) for some last-minute shopping or take one last quick dip in our plunge pool before check-out.

Depart for Lahad Datu and have a delectable lunch before your late afternoon flight.

Breakfast, Lunch
Deluxe Room


Rooms Rates Single supplement
Utan Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe (3D2N)
MYR 2,488.00
string 2764.00

MYR 2,764.00
MYR 1,244.00
Utan Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe (4D3N)
MYR 3,590.00
string 3989.00

MYR 3,989.00
MYR 1,795.00

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 everyday. Prior booking required.

High Season Surcharge

MYR 100.00 per person night at Utan Rainforest Lodge (July - August)

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.

Flight

Please ensure your return flight back from Lahad Datu is in the afternoon and not in the morning.

Extended Night

This tour offers an extended night option, please consult our tour consultant for more information.

Includes

  • Tours and transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfer - This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Lahad Datu airport / Borneo Eco Tours Lahad Datu office. 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))
  • 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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