Safari through Sabah's Wilderness By World Journeys

Safari through Sabah's Wilderness By World Journeys

12 Days / 11 Nights from $14,835 Price Per Person

Sales from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

**Day 1: Kota Kinabalu**

Upon your arrival in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

**Day 2: Kota Kinabalu > Kinabalu National Park > Kota Kinabalu**

Embark on a scenic two-hour journey overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. Along the way, briefly stop at the local market in Pekan Nabalu to stretch your legs and indulge in some seasonal fruits. Pause at various lookout points to capture breathtaking views of the majestic Mt. Kinabalu in the distance. Upon arrival at the park headquarters, immerse yourself in the Kinabalu Geopark Gallery and Botanical Garden. If weather permits, join a guided walk along one of the forest trails to discover the enchanting montane landscape. Later, savour a delightful lunch at a nearby restaurant before continuing to Poring for an exhilarating Canopy Walk experience. Finally, return to Kota Kinabalu, filled with unforgettable memories of your day’s adventure.

**Day 3: Kota Kinabalu > Sandakan > Sepilok**

Enjoy a leisurely morning before being picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your departure flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport, you will be whisked to your hotel, the Sepilok Nature Lodge. Take advantage of the free time upon your arrival to relax and unwind. In the evening, embark on an adventure to the Rainforest Discovery Centre where you can explore the canopy walk and seek out wildlife with the guidance of your experienced guide.

**Day 4: Sepilok**

After breakfast, join your guide for a visit to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre for an up-close encounter with our closest relatives, the orangutans. Then, proceed to the nearby Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, where you will learn about sun bears and the ongoing rescue efforts. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to relax and explore at your leisure.

**Day 5: Sepilok > Abai, Kinabatangan**

Following breakfast, your journey leads you to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, where you will trek to witness the feeding of the elusive Proboscis Monkeys and silver leaf langurs. Post exploration, you will head to the Sandakan Yacht Club jetty for a midday boat transfer to the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort. During the 90-minute ride, soak in the sights of Sandakan Bay including the historical Berhala Island and fishing villages. Upon arrival settle in, enjoy lunch, and receive a briefing about the lodging and activities. Later, embark on a scenic Kinabatangan River cruise to spot wildlife and witness the sunset. Marvel at the fireflies at dusk before returning to the resort for dinner.

**Day 6: Abai, Kinabatangan**

Begin your day with an early morning river cruise to Pitas Oxbow Lake, where nature’s wonders await. Afterwards, return to the lodge for a tranquil and leisurely late morning stroll along the nature boardwalk, immersing yourself in the beauty. As the day progresses, venture out again in the late afternoon for another captivating cruise along the Kinabatangan River, seeking out wildlife amidst the breathtaking river landscape aglow with the setting sun. Conclude your adventures by returning to the lodge for a delightful dinner.

**Day 7: Abai, Kinabatangan > Sukau, Kinabatangan**

Following a delightful breakfast, bid farewell to the lodge as you commence a scenic 90-minute boat journey to Sukau jetty. Upon reaching your destination, a brief boat transfer leads you to the enchanting Sukau Rainforest Lodge where you will stay in a Borneo Villa. After a satisfying lunch, enjoy leisure time at your own pace. As the day gently transitions into the evening, embark on a captivating late afternoon cruise, exploring the rich biodiversity of Borneo’s wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge for a delectable dinner at Melapi Restaurant, followed by an engaging slide presentation and insightful interpretation by a knowledgeable naturalist guide, providing a deeper connection to the wonders of the rainforest.

**Day 8: Sukau, Kinabatangan**

Awaken to the beauty of dawn as you begin a captivating morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake, where an array of birds and wildlife awaits your discovery. Following a satisfying breakfast, immerse yourself in the wonders of nature with a guided nature walk along the lodge’s Hornbill boardwalk, led by a knowledgeable in-house naturalist. Enjoy leisure time after a fulfilling lunch, savouring the tranquillity of the surroundings. As the afternoon unfolds, set off on another exhilarating river cruise, adding to your repertoire of wildlife sightings and unforgettable experiences along the Kinabatangan River.

**Day 9: Sukau, Kinabatangan > Lahad Datu > Danum Valley**

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before a short boat ride to Sukau jetty, where you will depart on a scenic two-hour overland trip to Lahad Datu, followed by a two-hour drive through forest roads into Danum Valley. Witness the mesmerizing transition from regenerating forests to ancient virgin rainforests dating back millions of years. Upon arrival at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, settle into your Premium Deluxe Chalet and meet your knowledgeable guide over a delicious lunch. After a brief respite, explore the mysteries of the Borneo rainforest as your guide introduces you to the lodge’s surrounding trails. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner followed by an enthralling guided night safari offering glimpses of elusive nocturnal creatures amidst the lush jungle backdrop.

**Day 10: Danum Valley**

Awaken to the melodious calls of Borneo Gibbons as you commence your day with a guided trek to the Coffin Cliff viewpoint and burial site, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking vistas. Indulge in a brief respite by the natural pool, offering a revitalizing dip, before returning to the lodge for a delectable lunch. In the afternoon, engage in optional activities such as guided jungle trekking, or weather permitting, a thrilling water tubing session down the Danum River. Cap off your evening with a guided night walk along the nature trail, discovering the wonders of the forest under the enchanting veil of darkness.

**Day 11: Danum Valley**

Rise with the sun for a refreshing morning walk before breakfast. For the adventurous souls, trek to Fairy Falls & Serpent Falls, exploring nature’s wonders before returning to the lodge for a hearty lunch. After your meal, embrace the leisurely pace of the day or opt for a guided walk along the scenic Segama River, immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings.

**Day 12: Danum Valley > Lahad Datu**

You have the option of enjoying an early morning walk, followed by a return to the lodge for lunch. Later, at 12.30 pm, check out and enjoy a scenic two-hour transfer to Lahad Datu Airport where your journey through Sabah concludes.


    • Tailor-made journey
    • 11 nights’ accommodation
    • 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 9 dinners
    • Meet & Greet at Kota Kinabalu International Airport
    • Meet & Greet at Sandakan Airport
    • English-speaking local guides
    • Private transfers as per the itinerary
    • Shared boat transfers as per the itinerary
    • Private sightseeing in Kota Kinabalu and Sepilok
    • Shared sightseeing in Kinabatangan and Danum Valley
    • Entrance fees as per the itinerary

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Surcharges apply during the Christmas & New Year’s period
  • Surcharges may also apply during other select dates
  • Accommodations in Sepilok and Kinabatangan are best available
Not Included:
  • Flights to Kota Kinabalu or from Lahud Datu
  • Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  • Additional night cruises, drives, and walks
  • Gratuities
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