4 Days 3 Nights Lower Kinabatangan Trip ~ Bilit Rainforest Lodge, Sabah



(Sandakan Town or Sepilok Orang Utan + Bilit- Lower Kinabatangan River Cruise + Gomantong Cave & Sabah Hotel)

Trip Description

This 4Day3night package takes you to the Gomantong Caves, The Kinabatangan river for Early Morning Cruise or Jungle Trek to Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching , then to sepilok orangutan centre or sandakan town tour, then transfer to Sabah Hotel in Sandakan for an overnighter so that you have time to explore the town on your own

Destination

Borneo Malaysia ~ Sabah ~ Sandakan ~ Kinabatangan River

Minimum no. of Persons

2 persons, SIC basis.

Place of Departure

Sandakan airport or town

Trip Availability

Booking in advance required. Available Daily

Accommodation Type

Bilit Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River + Sabah Hotel, Sandakan

Tour Code

TGW-006

Tour Duration

4 Days 3 Nights

Things To Bring Along

Good walking shoes, light raincoat, insect repellent, hat, sun block and binocular.

Weather:

This is the jungle at it's most pristine. It can get hot and muggy and then there could be a thunderstorm in the next instance. And which ever way, your clothes will take forever to dry. Nights can get a little chilly especially during the rainy season. And when the rains come, leeches are aplenty. The jungle is unforgiving and yet it is so enchanting, it may sometimes leave you breathless. The monsoon season (November - February) may bring a lot of rain and create havoc especially when the river swells and banks burst, leaving people stranded in villages for days even weeks, landslides, mudslides ~ all sorts of nature's catastrophes. Trekking in the jungle in the rain is not the best experience. Quite often, by the end of the trek, you find yourself all bloodied by leech bites. We strongly advise against travel during the monsoons.

gomantong cave pygmy elephant
oxbow lake red naped trogan
boat to bilit rainforest lodge buffet at bilit rainforest lodge
chalets veranda
room room
bathroom bathroom
bedroom dining area

4 Days 3 Nights Lower Kinabatangan Package Trip ~ valid till 31 March 2018
(Rates based on per person basis)

Package SIC (Sit-In-Coach) ie join trip with other guests Private Tours
Rate per person (RM) Minimum 2 pax 1 pax 2 - 3 pax 4 - 5 pax 6 - 7 pax
4 Days 3 Nights Lower Kinabatangan/Gomantong Cave + Sepilok OrangUtan or Sandakan Town Tour + Sabah Hotel Package RM 1482 RM 2756 RM 1888 RM 1545 RM 1432

Rate above includes 6% GST (Goods & Services Tax)

Package includes :

Tours & transfer, English Speaking Guide, entrance fees and meals as stated.

Package excludes :

Airfare, camera/video fee/miscellaneous item that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Tours under Option C – Sepilok Orang Utan & City Tour (refer to tour itinerary) is subject to an additional charge of RM55.00 per person.

All tours include tour & transfer/English speaking guide/accommodation/Conservation/Entrance fee(s)/meals as stated. All rates are in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) nett per person.

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.

All the rates above are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) and inclusive of 6% GST.

 Child Rate is applicable for 3 – 11 years old (Above 10 years old will be considered as ADULT if the package(s) include Selingan Turtle Island – refers to year of birth instead of date of birth )

 Infant and child under 3 years old is FREE OF CHARGE (F.O.C), except the package(s) include Selingan Turtle Island

□ For every infant and child under 3 years old that entering Selingan Turtle Island will be charged MYR159.00. (Included 6 % GST)

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

Sample Itinerary (Itinerary may be switched around to allow guests the optimal experience possible at each destination)

Day 1

Meet and pick-up on arrival at the Sandakan Airport or hotel.

Embark your air-conditioned transport, sit back and enjoy your ride that takes approximately 2hrs through rustic countryside studded with villages. Arrive at Gomantong Caves located in the heartland of the Gomantong Forest Reserve, a home of millions bats and swiftlets. Explore the biggest bird’s nest cave in Sabah and the best-managed edible bird’s nest. Continue an approx imately 30mins drive to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. Upon arrival at Bilit Jetty, take a boat transfer to the lodge. Welcome drink, short briefing and check-in. Lunch at Bilit Restaurant.

Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

At 1600hrs join a river cruise in search of endemic Proboscis monkeys, different species of birds and other wildlife along the river bank. At 1900hrs dinner at Bilit Restaurant.

You may (optional tour-price not included in package) take a night cruise in search of nocturnal animals and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Kinabatangan River, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.

Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

OPTIONAL-Today you have a choice to start your day with an Early Morning Cruise or Jungle Trek to Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching. After your morning exploration return to lodge, freshen up and enjoy your late breakfast at Bilit Restaurant. Free at leisure. Lunch at Bilit Restaurant. At 1600hrs join a river cruise in search of more species primates and wildlife along the Kinabatangan River bank.

Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

A – Sepilok Orang Utan

Breakfast. Check-out and depart Bilit. Return to Sandakan approximately 2.5hrs drive. En-route to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Upon arrival, a short brief by your guide. Then watch a video show documentary on rehabilitation of orphaned Orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs.

Enjoy your lunch before transfer to Sabah Hotel for check-in. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to shop and ex plore on y our ow n. Overnight at Sabah Hotel (4 star).

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

OR

B – City Tour

Breakfast. Check-out and depart Bilit. Return to Sandakan approximately 2.5hrs drive. En-route to City tour. First visit is the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, a place that you do not want to miss. It is located on the hilltop overlooking a breathtaking panoramic view of Sandakan Bay . Next stop is the Sandakan Central Market which consolidates all kind of stalls selling fresh produce to amazing variety of handicrafts, pearls and many more. Last, visit the Sim Sim Water Village where houses are all built on stilts and linked together. Observe the fascinating view of the sea and the local fishermen families with their daily activities.

Enjoy your lunch before transfer to Sabah Hotel for check-in. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to shop and explore on your own. Overnight at Sabah Hotel (4 star).

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

OR

C – Sepilok Orang Utan and City Tour (Additional charge of MYR50.00 per person)

Breakfast. Check-out and depart Bilit. Return to Sandakan approximately 2.5hrs drive. En-route to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Upon arrival, a short brief by your guide. Then watch a video show documentary on rehabilitation of orphaned Orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs.

Enjoy your lunch before your City Tour. First visit is the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, a place that you do not want to miss. It is located on the hilltop overlooking a breathtaking panoramic view of Sandakan Bay.

Next stop is the Sandakan Central Market which consolidates all kind of stalls selling fresh produce to amazing variety of handicrafts, pearls and many more. Last, visit the Sim Sim Water Village where houses are all built on stilts and linked together. Observe the fascinating view of the sea and the local fishermen families with their daily activities. Transfer to Sabah Hotel for check-in. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to shop and explore on your own. Overnight at Sabah Hotel (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4

After breakfast at Sabah Hotel transfer to Sandakan Airport.

END OF SERVICES

Meal: Breakfast

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Room Charges Based on Twin Sharing:

1 Adult (100 %) & 1 Child (75 %)

1 Adult (100%) & 2 Children (1st Child 75 % & 2nd Child 50 %)

2 Adults (100 %) & 1 Child (50 %)

RESERVATION DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMs

50% deposit is required for booking confirmation and the balance must be paid one (1) month prior to tour commencement.

100% full payment is required for booking confirmation less than one (1) month prior to tour commencement.

Should the payment not be received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel all reservations without prior notice.

All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking.

RESERVATION DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMS FOR TURTLE ISLAND (for packages that include turtle island trip)

The reservation inclusive Turtle Island package can only be held 3 days (unless otherwise stated) from the date of issue of pro-forma invoice. A 100% full payment is required to secure your reservation. Failure to comply with this may result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation.

Any cancellation of bookings will be subject of cancellation fee RM 250.00 per person.

All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking.

AMENDMENT

Amendment to booking after booking confirmation/payment is made will be charged at minimum RM 50.00 per person. Transfer to another package less than 60 days prior to departure does not constitute an amendment but entails the cancellation of the original booking and is subject to the appropriate cancellation fees stated in the clause of “Cancellation Policy”.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation 60 days or less before the tour arrival 30% of total price

Cancellation 30 days or less before the tour arrival 60% of total price

Cancellation 21 days or less before the tour arrival 80% of total price

Cancellation 7 days or less or NO SHOW: 100% of total price.

NO REFUND

For cancellation less than 07 days before tour departure

For passenger "NO SHOW"

For services provided but not utilised

REGULATIONS ENTERING LODGE

The resort will not allow any boats from entering into the resort unless prior approval of Bilit Rainforest Lodge Director.

No outside food & drinks are allowed in the resort.

Rates are all quote in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) and Bilit Rainforest Lodge reserves the right to revise at any time, giving no less than 30 days of written notice.

Bilit Rainforest Lodge shall not be liable to any of lost, damages, expenses and costs arising.

SPECIAL REQUESTS

Operator will endeavor to meet your special requests on meals, dietary requirements, private or adjoining room. Please inform the reservations department during booking. However, such request is strictly subject to confirmation and availability.

TRANSFERS/LAND PRICE EXCLUDES

Please provide the arrival/departure flight details at the time of reservation or at least 72 hours prior to your departure. Transfer arrangements will not be provided for bookings with inaccurate arrival/departure information. Our representative will greet and meet you at the Airport arrival hall (unless otherwise advised) with a SIGNAGE bearing your name. Pick-up times from hotel are approximately and maybe subject to arrangements.

Items not included in the price are generally described in the Travel Itinerary.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Any information on the client will be kept confidential. The use if the client’s personal particulars/information will be kept to the minimum and for sole purpose of completing transaction and smooth delivery of services. Every effort shall be made to ensure the integrity of the client’s personal particulars and confidential information entrusted to the Company are not compromised. Client’s personal information will not be disclosed to any unauthorized third party without prior written consent.

INSURANCE

Although all company vehicles and their passengers are fully insured, tour members are advised and encouraged to take travel insurance for cancellation, health, accidents and baggage lost before departure from country of origin.

FORCE MAJEURE

Operator acts as Agent for travel agents, airlines, hotels, restaurants, transport carriers and all other contractors and as such, assumes no responsibility for any act, omission, error or any irregularity, delay, loss, damage, injury, accident, change of schedules or government regulations, strikes, civil commotions etc. due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances over which it has not control. In such events, the Company reserves the right, without penalty, to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved, with or without notice, if it finds it to be in the best interests of all concerned. If a tour has to be cancelled prior to the date of departure due to circumstances beyond its control, the Company will refund all monies paid to it.