Explore Sabah’s fantastic beauty on a 7 day journey with us, capturing the best parts including the nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park islands, the Mount Kinabalu world heritage areas, turtle watching at Selingan island and round the trip off with 2 nights at the multi-award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge to experience the wildlife of Borneo.
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Day 1 – Kota Kinabalu – Night Market
Arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel. We will pick you up in the evening for a city tour. Catch the sunset at Signal Hill overlooking the city centre and the offshore islands. Then, visit the night market to check out the wide array of local spices, souvenirs, fruits and vegetables. Proceed to a restaurant for dinner before we return to your hotel.
Day 2 – Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
Transfer to jetty for a 20-minutes boat ride to one of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands for a day of relaxation. Immerse yourself by snorkeling in a crystal clear water among coral reefs and rainbow-coloured fishes. Enjoy your packed lunch by the beach before venturing for a swim or simply laze away. A great way to dispel the jet lag as you’ll almost certainly be well relaxed and rested after this.
Day 3 – Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park – Kota Kinabalu
Drive 2 hours overland journey to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 1500m above sea level. Have a short stop at Pekan Nabalu market to savour local fruits in season. Visit the Education Centre and Botanical Garden in Kinabalu Park Headquarters. If weather permits, take a guided walk on one of the trails in the cool surrounding to explore the montane forest. Return to Kota Kinabalu for a good night’s rest.
Day 4 – Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Selingan Island
Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for 40 minute morning flight to Sandakan and arrive before 0800 hours. On arrival, transfer to jetty for 1-hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Enjoy leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before proceeding to watch Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea.
Day 5 – Selingan Island – Sepilok – Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Return to Sandakan and head to Sepilok Orang Utan 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 boat journey 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.
Day 6 – 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.
Day 7 – Sukau Rainforest Lodge – Sandakan – Transfer out (by boat)
Have breakfast before leaving for Sandakan by speedboat. Once we reach Sandakan we’ll stop by for lunch.
For flights in the afternoon, we’ll proceed to the airport for the 1430hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu.
For those taking the evening flight, you’ll have a chance to 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. Stop by Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit if time permits before leaving for the airport.
|Rates Per Person||Single Supplement|
|MYR 4,703.00||MYR 970.00|