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Great Discoveries - Borneo (Sabah)

Day 01 (WED):  Kota Kinabalu - Point A 
Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be met by our representative and be transfered to the city for an introductory tour of Kota Kinabalu, the State Capital of Sabah. Among  the highlights of the tour are Signal Hill, Atkinson Clock, Sabah Foundation building, City Mosque and local Handicraft Market. After tour, check-in hotel, rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight at Grand Borneo Hotel (Superior room) or similar category

Day 02 (THU):  Kota Kinabalu / Kinabalu Park (B) - Point B
Breakfast served at the hotel. 
Check-out from the hotel, overland transfer to Kinabalu National Park and enjoy the journey while riding along the crocker range and experiencing the beauty of its scenery. Journey will take approximately 2 hours (88km) through paddy field and village of the Dusunic peoples over the ridge of Crocker Range to the foothills of Mt.Kinabalu at the elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level. Upon arrival at Headquarters


of Kinabalu Park, proceed for lunch (own arrangement) at Balsam Restaurant before guided walk tour to the Mountain Garden; home of flora and fauna, such as Orchids, Carnivores pitcher Plants, ferns, rhododendrons, birds and small insect. Take a short walk to one of the trails of the Mt. Kinabalu. Check-in to the resort after tour. 

Overnight:  Kinabalu Pine Resort (Standard room) or similar category  

Day 03 (FRI): Kinabalu Park / Poring Hot Spring / Sandakan (B)
Breakfast is served at the resort. Check out from the resort and we will depart for Poring Hot Spring and proceed for 1km trekking to the Canopy Walkway to experience the thrill of being on the treetop at the elevation of 42meters from the ground. At Hot Spring center, take a chance to dip yourself in the Natural Hot Water with Sulfur; that it has therapeutic value to body skin. Lunch (own arrangement) at local Restaurant. 

After lunch, we will continue overland journey to Sandakan (journey will takes approximately 5 hours drive). Check-in hotel, rest & relax.

Overnight:  Swiss Inn Waterfront, Sandakan (Deluxe Town view room) or similar category

Day 04 (SAT):  Sandakan / Sepilok / Abai (B, L, D) - Point C
After breakfast, drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area and feeding platform to witness feedin time at 1000hrs. At this center, observe as man’s closest relative, “the Orang Utan” is rehabilitated to the wild of their natural habitat. Also, experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo.
Depart Sepilok and transfer to jetty in Sandakan. Take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of Sulu Sea of Sandakan Town through a magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. After Lunch, free and relax at our nature board walk before cruising in seach of other wildlife. After dinner, the night cruise leads you to admire as Fireflies blink in mangrove trees along the river bank.

Overnight:  Abai Jungle Lodge (Standard room)


Day 05 (SUN):  Abai / Sukau (B, L, D)
Wake up by the calls of nature. Early morning take a river trip to Pitas Oxbow lake to observe wildlife and experience the uniqueness of Pitas lake. After breakfast, an option to join our tree planting project with the locals and lunch with them at Abai Village. This project is specially designed to help the locals. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the Endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, take another river cruise with electric motor to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight:  Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (Standard room) 

Day 06 (MON):  Sukau / Lahad Datu - Point D / Danum Valley (B, L, D) - Point E
Wake up by the calls of gibbons and hornbills. After Breakfast, proceed by land to Gomantong Cave. Explore the largest bird's nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of Bats & Swiflets. Nest of the swiflets are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird's nest soup.  Then continue overland journey to Lahad Datu town, followed by 2.5 hours overland journey on gravel road to Borneo Rainforest Lodge. The Lodge is home to the full range of Sabah’s lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, wild boars, and Orang Utans.  Arrival & check in at the lodge. Lunch is provided. 

In the afternoon, take a Jungle Trek that will give you an introduction to the forest through Nature Trails and Canopy Walkways. Dinner at the lodge.  In the evening, proceed for a slide show and if weather permits one can go spotlighting in an open-air jeep to view some of the nocturnal animals.

Overnight: Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Deluxe Chalet) 


Day 07 (TUE):  Danum Valley (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the lodge. Take an early morning Jungle Trek to the Kadazan-Dusun burial site – “Coffin Cliff” then proceed with trekking to the “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of the area. Descent to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip.  Return to lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, walk through trails leading to canopy walkway. Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight:  Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Deluxe Chalet)

Day 8 (WED):  Danum Valley / Lahad Datu (B) - Point D
After breakfast, check-out and overland transfer to Lahad Datu for your onward destination.(Option for beach stays: Kota Kinabalu, Lankayan Island, Pom Pom Island, Mataking Island, Mabul Island, Sipadan-Kapalai, etc)

End of Tour 

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