Borneo Wildlife Safari

The best 5D4N, featuring a combination of Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Tabin Rainforest Lodge to fulfill your Bornean wildlife adventure of a lifetime.
MYR 5,149.00 MYR 5,718.00 per pax


The best 5D4N, featuring a combination of Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Tabin Rainforest Lodge to fulfill your Bornean wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Explore the Borneo rainforest by river in Sukau and on foot in Tabin. Experience going on a speedboat up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.


5 Days 4 Nights

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Tour Highlights

  • Stay at the 4-Star Sukau Rainforest Lodge, where luxury meets wilderness, offering serenity & wildlife encounters.
  • Navigate Borneo's wildlife haven as you embark on a river cruise safari in Kinabatangan and Tabin
  • As you embark on your river cruise adventure in Tabin, you might just encounter dolphins if you're lucky.
  • Gateway to wilderness, the Tabin Rainforest Lodge offers adventure and tranquility amidst nature's embrace.

Day 1: Sandakan - 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 savour 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. Return for breakfast, and proceed to join in a nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill and Attenborough Boardwalks with the in-house naturalist.

It will be free at leisure thereafter. Take time to do your own exploring or just relax by the lodge’s dip pool after lunch. Head over to the newly refurbished Ape Gallery for an Ape Talk by our in house naturalist.

In the afternoon, head out to Gomantong Caves and explore the intricate cave system. It is also known to be the largest limestone outcrop in the Lower Kinabatangan with many wildlife encounters. If you’re up for the challenge, climb up the stairs up to Simud Putih to experience the bat exodus on the platform.

Head back to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for a scrumptious dinner at Melapi Restaurant and enjoy a restful night thereafter.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 3: Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Tabin Rainforest Lodge

Wake up to an exciting new day! Enjoy breakfast and begin your next adventure with a 2-hour overland journey for a quick stop at theTRL office In Lahad Datu for some light refreshments and check-in.

Then, embark on a 2.5-hour overland journey to reach our new ecolodge; Tabin Rainforest Lodge, featuring 12 air-conditioned rooms, located on the northeast corner of Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Indulge in our rooms with en suite bathrooms and heated showers, as well as our covered restaurant and open deck, dip pool, and not forgetting our bar and gift corner.

Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome with a facility briefing followed by a delectable lunch and check-in thereafter.

Dive into Tabin Rainforest's world of flora and fauna during an introductory walk around the lodge. As the day unfolds, embark on a sunset river cruise for wildlife encounters and a mesmerising 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.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Tabin Rainforest Lodge

Day 4: Tabin 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 Cuckoo 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 our highlight, the endangered Irrawaddy 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 footage 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, savour our premium in-house beverages at the restaurant and take a dip in our dip pool to beat the heat.

When the sun sets, tantalise your taste buds with a delicious dinner, and proceed to head out for a night safari drive 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 and Dinner

Tabin Rainforest Lodge

Day 5: Tabin Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu

Rise and shine to the sounds of the jungle and make your way to our Crested Fireback hide and seek out this elusive endemic bird. Return for a hearty breakfast and enjoy your time free at leisure. Make sure to stop by the souvenir corner for some last-minute shopping and take one last quick dip in our plunge pool before check-out.

Have an early lunch before departing to the airport for your late afternoon flight.

Breakfast and Lunch


Rooms Rates Per Person  Single Supplement
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe Room
Tabin Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe Rainforest
MYR 5,149.00
MYR 5,718.00
MYR 1,094.00
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: Borneo Villa
Tabin Rainforest Lodge: Deluxe Rainforest
MYR 5,469.00
MYR 6,076.00
MYR 2,224.00

Price 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 every day. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge (July – August)
    MYR300.00 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
    MYR100.00 per person at Tabin Rainforest Lodge
  • Children Discount on Room Sharing Basis at Sukau Rainforest Lodge & Tabin Rainforest Lodge:
    • 3 years old and below:
      • FREE STAY
    • 4 – 11 years old:
      • 25% OFF when travelling with ONE parent.
      • 50% OFF when travelling with BOTH 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.
  • Transfer Inclusion
    This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport and drop off at Lahad Datu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.


Tours and transfers
This tour package includes pick-up from Sandakan and drop off at Lahad Datu.
English-speaking guide
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Sukau Rainforest Lodge (2 nights)
  • Tabin Rainforest Lodge (2 nights)


Domestic airfare [Kota Kinabalu(BKI) - Sandakan(SDK) - Kota Kinabalu(BKI)]
Camera fee and items not mentioned
Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night

Things to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Personal toilettries
  • Hat/cap
  • Water bottle
  • Torchlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Walking shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Raincoat

Additional Notes

  • 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.

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