Day 1 : Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu Airport; you will be met and transferred to Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort.

Day at Leisure

Excluded

All meals

Day 2 : Kota Kinabalu

In the morning, pick up from hotel and proceed for city tour. The tour includes a brief visit to Tanjung Lipat, which offers panoramic scenery of the Gaya Island, South China Sea, Tun Mustapha Tower and the  Kampung Likas village. Proceed to the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, recognized as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Visit the Puh Toh Tze Buddhist temple before we drive to Sabah Museum. Thereafter, return to hotel for the afternoon at leisure. Overnight

Activities and Services

Included

Breakfast

Excluded

Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 : Kundasang

Drive 2 hours overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. We make a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to sample local fruits in season and to stretch our legs. Continue the drive to Poring, east of Kinabalu Park HQ to walk amidst tropical lowland rainforests leading up to the treetop canopy walkways. Visit the Kipungit Waterfall, stopping for a soak here OR in the rejuvenating hot sulphur public pools. If the weather permits, treat your feet to a delightful but very ticklish fish massage at the Moroli River in Luanti.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 : Kundasang

After breakfast, we visit the Kundasang War Memorial Park to learn about Sabah's WWII history and for great photos with the majestic Mount Kinabalu (if weather permits). Thereafter, we proceed to the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery and Mountain Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. Take a guided walk on one of the trails to explore the cool montane forest. 

Activities and Services

Kinabalu Park Botanical Gardens

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 : Sepilok

After breakfast, depart to Sepilok in approximately 5 hours overland journey to the east coast. Lunch enroute. On arrival dinner and overnight.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 6 : Sepilok

Pick-up from resort, depart to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orangutans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear.

After lunch, visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Return to Sepilok Nature Resort for dinner and overnight.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 : Kinabatangan River

Morning, Free at leisure. 
Afternoon, pick-up from resort and proceed for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Sandakan jetty for 2½ hours boat journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 : Kinabatangan River

Take a 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with in-house naturalist. After lunch, join the in-house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 : Kinabatangan River

Take an early Morning River cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife. After lunch, proceed 27 km overland journey to the vicinity of Gomantong Cave. Traverse deep into the forest along a trail in search of the 'man of the jungle'. Witness the exodus of over two million bats as well as raptors.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 : Danum Valley Conservation Area

Check out early and proceed 2.5 hours overland to Lahad Datu where we'll stopover for registration. Then continue to drive 83km to Borneo Rainforest Lodge which is surrounded by pristine virgin rainforests. 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.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 11 : Danum Valley Conservation Area

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

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 : Danum Valley Conservation Area

Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals. Return to lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, explore more trails.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 : Danum Valley Conservation Area

Another day with jungle activity.

Included

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 : Kota Kinabalu

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

Included

Breakfast & Lunch

Excluded

Dinner

Day 15 : End of Itinerary

Day at leisure exploring the city before departure. 

Included

Breakfast

Excluded

Lunch & Dinner

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