Exploration of Sabah

Begin your journey with the culture of Kota Kinabalu and move onto the nature of Kinabalu Park and explore the phenomenal flora and fauna. Continue your journey of discovering mother nature to Sandakan, Abai, and Sukau amongst other stops. This journey is promised to be filled with nature discoveries. The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center is promised to be one of the biggest highlights of your tour.

  • Explore Kinabalu National Park.
  • Tour through the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center.
  • River cruise with electric motor to Menanggul River.
  • Tour Borneo Rainforest Lodge.
Day 1
Kota Kinabalu (no meals)

Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be met by our representative and be transferred 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 to the hotel and the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 2
Kinabalu Park / Kinabalu Park (B)

Check-out of your hotel after breakfast then an overland transfer to Kinabalu National Park and enjoy the journey while riding along the crocker range and experiencing the beauty of its scenery. This journey will take approximately 2 hours through paddy field and the village of the Dusunic people 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 the 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 trains of Mt. Kinabalu. Check-in to the resort after tour.

Day 3
Kinabalu Park / Poring Hot Spring / Sandakan (B)

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 42 meters 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 take approximately 5 hours drive). Check in hotel, rest & relax.

Day 4
Sandakan / Sepilok / Abai (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area and feeding platform to witness feeding time at 1000hrs. At this center, observe as man’s closest relative, “the Orang Utan” is rehabilitates 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 form 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 search of other wildlife. After dinner, the night cruise leads you to admire as Fireflies blink in mangrove trees along the river bank.

Day 5
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. Lake afternoon, take another river cruise with electric motor to Menaggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 6
Sukau / Lahad Datu / Danum Valley (B/L/D)

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 swiftest are collected for 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 though 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.

Day 7
Danum Valley (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the lodge. Take an early morning Jungle Trek to the Kadazan-Dunsun 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.

Day 8
Datum Valley / Lahad Datu (B)

After breakfast, check-out and overland transfer to Lahad Datu for your final destination.

  • Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
  • Entrance fees where applicable.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.

Hotel Grandis
Kota Kinabalu

Celyn Resort Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu

Abai Jungle Lodge
Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River Lodge
Kinabatangan River