River & Rainforest 5Days 4Nights Trip ~ Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley : Sabah Borneo


Tour Description

You want to best of Borneo's wildlife but on a tight budget? Stay at the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, a charter member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and see many of Borneo's rare and endangered species including the Bornean pygmy elephant, orangutan and proboscis monkey. Travel at a reduced price by going overland instead without compromising the wildlife and lodging experience.

Destination


Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Sandakan ~ Sepilok ~ Sukau ~ Gomantong Cave ~ Lahad Datu ~ Danum Valley

Minimum no. of Persons

2 persons (SIC)

Place of Departure

For trip Hotel in Sandakan or Sandakan airport

Trip Availability

Daily

Tour Code

BETBB7G

Tour Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Things To Bring Along

Please bring along swim wear, sun block lotion, personal toiletries,drinking water bottle,insect repellent, torchlight, hat, binoculars, leech sock, walking shoes & raincoat.

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

The 20 rooms, multi international award winner, named by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2009 as one of the top 50 jungle lodges in the world and a finalist in the 16th World Travel Awards 2009 as one of the world leading ecolodges. Built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species, it went through a major RM3 million renovation in 2010. It is built on stilts with a bar lounge, gift shop, Gomantong Hall meeting place, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open decks for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside Melapi restaurant, open sun-deck, river jetty. All rooms have attached bathroom and shower water is supplied through rainwater harvesting and hot water by solar heaters. Air is cooled by cross ventilation air currents and ceiling fan. Lighting is supplemented by oil lamps using recycled cooking oil. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four strokes outboard engines.

Birdlife is especially rich here (over 325 species have been sighted in the area) including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

River & Rainforest 5Days 4Nights Trip ~ valid till 31st March 2018 (rates based on per person per package)

Minimum No of Persons - 2 persons and above (SIC basis) Rate per person (RM) Single Supplement - Add (RM)
Superior Room RM 5,395 RM 660
Deluxe Room RM 5,537 RM 880

High Season Surcharge @ SRL : July & August

~ RM160

High Season Surcharge @ BRL (Mar, Apr, 15 July - 15 Oct, March 2017)

~ RM90

Rate above includes 6%GST (goods & services tax)

Please ensure that you are holding a morning Air Asia or Malaysian Airlines air ticket to Sandakan on your first day and an afternoon Malaysian Airlines air ticket from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu on your final day.

Package includes :

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.

Excludes:

Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan / Kota Kinabalu), camera fee and items not mentioned.

Please Note:

Additional tour(s) or last minute change(s) of itinerary for SIC booking is considered as Private Tour and is subject to additional charge.

Where private tours are requested, all boat trips and river cruises are still based on Sit-in-coach (SIC), i.e. joint with others.

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.

Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Experience profound relaxation and comfort at Halia Spa, Sukau Rainforest Lodge, as we provide an 'escape from the ordinary' by offering you a blend of both traditional and modern Spa treatments

Child Policy :

1 Children ranges from 0 - 3 yrs is Free of Charge unless indicated.

2 50% discount for children age 4yrs - 12 yrs for tours/transfers and share room with parents.

3 25% discount for children age 4yrs - 12 yrs on twin share basis.

CANCELLATION TERMS

It may take some time to make all the necessary arrangements for a tour package, as our tour consultants must reserve each service individually with our suppliers and personalise your itinerary accordingly.

Due to the limited number of accommodation during the peak travel periods and festivals, we recommend that you book our tours 6 months to a year in advance.

If you are requiring very specific dates for your holiday, we highly recommend that you book 12 months in advance.

31 days and above from date of travel: 10% forfeiture of the cancelled component.

30 days and below from date of travel: 50% forfeiture of the cancelled component

14 days and below from date of travel: 100% forfeiture of the cancelled component

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, you can postpone your trip to a later date. The remaining amount of your total package cost AFTER DEDUCTING the Cancellation Fees will be held under our 12-Months Flexi Travel Program.

Under this program, you have the options to (1) CARRY FORWARD or (2) TRANSFER the remaining amount to a third party within a 12-Months grace period from the original date of travel. Any additional costs after deducting the credit will be subject to payment. Any unused balance after 12 months will expire.

BOOKING PERIODS FOR CERTAIN TRIPS

It may take some time to make all the necessary arrangements for a tour package, as our tour consultants must reserve each service individually with our suppliers and personalise your itinerary accordingly.

Due to the limited number of accommodation during the peak travel periods and festivals, we recommend that you book our tours 6 months to a year in advance.

If you are requiring very specific dates for your holiday, we highly recommend that you book 12 months in advance.

All of our tours are conducted daily including weekends and public holidays unless stated otherwise. All tours must be pre-booked in advance to secure preferred travel dates and accommodation.

Itinerary:

Day 1

On arrival at Sandakan Airport, transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear.

After lunch, transfer to Sandakan jetty for 2½ hours boat journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife. Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (L/D)

Note:

Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

There will be a complimentary Night Cruise if no sightings of the Proboscis Monkey on the FIRST Afternoon Cruise.

Day 2

Take a 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. After lunch, join our in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 3

Proceed 27 km overland to Gomantong Caves. Trek 20 minutes through the rainforest to the cave entrance to learn about the cave faunas including bats, swiftlets and crabs among others. When in season, witness the collecting of birds' nests by the local people.

Proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu for lunch. Drive 83km to the award winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Explore nature trail and nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits we go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 4

Early morning birdwalk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to waterfall for refreshing dip in rock pools. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, explore more trails leading to canopy walkway. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 5

Morning Trek in search of mammals and birds. Return to the Lodge before departing for Lahad Datu. Take the afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu. (B/L)

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