Sabah Nature Safari

Explore Sabah's fantastic beauty on a 7 day journey with specialists from Borneo Eco Tours

MYR 4,703.00


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.


7 days 6 nights

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Tour Highlights

  • A brief city tour on your first day
  • Relax in cyrstal clear water at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
  • Explore Kinabalu Park, a world heritage site and its surrounding area
  • Watch turtles laying eggs onshore at Selingan Island
  • 02 late afternoon river cruises and 01 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo’s wildlife and birdlife.
  • Nature walk along Hornbill Boardwalk and Attenborough Boardwalk to learn about the flora in the area and maybe even sight some wildlife and bird life.

Optional Tours:

  • Night Cruise: Enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife.
  • Rasig Wildlife Trek: After breakfast in Sukau Rainforest Lodge, explore the elephant migration path on a 2-hour hike.

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. 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.


Kota Kinabalu

Day 2: Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Spend a day of sun, sea and sand on an offshore coral island. Transfer to jetty for a 30-minute boat ride to one of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands for a day of relaxation on your own.

*Remark: Scheduled boat transfer depart to the island is at 0815HRS. Guest must arrive at Marina Jetty latest by 0800HRS.

Proceed with another boat transfer to your next island visit. Snorkel in crystal clear water among coral reefs and rainbow-coloured fishes.

Back to the boat and depart to Gaya Island for lunch before venturing for a swim or simply lazing away.

Depart back to Kota Kinabalu.

Breakfast and Lunch

Kota Kinabalu

Day 3: Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park – Kota Kinabalu

Drive 2 hours overland to the foothills of mighty Mt. Kinabalu at 1500m and take a quick 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 to get a good night’s rest.

Breakfast and Lunch

Selingan Island

Day 4: Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Selingan Island

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for morning flight (40 minutes) 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.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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 before leaving for the airport.

Breakfast and Lunch


Rates Per Person  Single Supplement
MYR 4,703.00 MYR 970.00

Price Remarks
  • Validity
    Rates are valid for travel by 29th February 2024. Travel within the year of 2024. Not applicable during high season (July – August).
  • Availability
    This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge
    MYR 200.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July – August)
    MYR 50.00 at The Luma (15th July 2023 – 31st Aug 2023 , 21st Dec 2023 – 1st Jan 2024, 9th Feb 2024 – 15th Feb 2024)
  • Children Discount
    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.
  • Single supplement
    Premium charge in order for a solo traveler to have a room all to his or herself.
  • Transfer Inclusion
    This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or city hotel in Sandakan. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.


Tours and transfers
Pick-up from Kota Kinabalu and drop off at Sandakan.
English speaking guide
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Kota Kinabalu (2 nights)
  • Selingan Island (1 night)
  • Sukau Rainforest Lodge (3 nights)


Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu(BKI) - Sandakan(SDK) - Kota Kinabalu(BKI))
Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.
Camera fee

Things to Bring

  • Sun block lotion
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swim wear
  • Torch light
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Raincoat

Additional Notes

  • Snorkeling activity
    Snorkeling gear is available for hire at a surcharge.
  • Travel light to Selingan
    Please make sure that you travel light to Selingan Island.
  • Selingan photography
    Note on Camera Use at Selingan Island:
    For any camera (phone, digital or still camera) for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 PER UNIT for conservation permit purposes. Please note that FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • Selingan weather condition
    Note: (November-February) Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of inclement weather condition during or before the boat journey, the company will have the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.
  • 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. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.
  • Double or Twin Bed
    Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.

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