Travel Dates: April 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Book this vacation by February 28, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 4,273 (option 1) or USD $ 5,033 (option 2), i.e. USD $ 225 (option 1) or USD $ 275 (option 2) per person off this trip price.

This Malaysia vacation will certainly take you off the beaten path! Set out on the trail of the friendly monkeys and mysterious orangutans deep inside Borneo’s lush jungles, enjoy leisurely river cruises in the heart of the wilderness, and a romantic getaway at mesmeric beaches tucked away in the remotest corners of of the country.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2KinabaluVibrant culture & cuisine, Temples, museums & heritage buildings, Bustling Bazaars & handmade craft workThe Jesselton Hotel, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
2 - 3Abai, Kinabatangan RiverAuthentic Village life, Rainforest, WildlifeAbai Jungle Lodge
3 - 4Sukau, Kinabatangan RiverOff the beaten track, Rainforests & marshland, WildlifeKinabatangan Riverside Lodge
4 - 7Danum ValleyPristine rainforest, Exotic wildlife & birds, Mount DanumBorneo Rainforest Lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge
7 - 10Kota Kinabalu BeachPristine beaches, Water sports, Marine lifeGaya Island Resort, Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
10 - 10KinabaluVibrant culture & cuisine, Temples, museums & heritage buildings, Bustling Bazaars & handmade craft work

Ideal For

  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Hotel

Kinabalu

1 Day

Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it is more popularly known, is the state capital of Sabah. Expect a heady cocktail of cultures, cuisines, and lifestyles.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomGuest Room Sea View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 3

Transfer from Hotel to Kota Kinabalu Airport

Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

Drive from Sandakan Airport to Sandakan Jetty Enroute visit Orang Uton Rehabilitation Centre

Abai, Kinabatangan River

1 Day

Abai is a quaint little village on the edge of Malaysia’s second longest river, the Kinabatangan. Take an hour long picturesque boat ride from Sandakan and dock in the lap of Sabah’s thriving biodiversity.

Included Activities

En Route Activity (Sandakan Airport – Jetty) – Visit To Sepilok Rehabilitation Center
Explore the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center where you can admire a playful bunch of apes swinging from branch to branch. This center is home to orphaned and injured orangutans who are nursed and trained to re-enter the forest. The best view of these magnificent apes is from the feeding platforms, where animal caregivers feed them bananas and milk twice a day. Wander through the tall industrial trees in Borneo’s forest and experience its rich, tropical flora and fauna. Spend time at the outdoor nursery, where infant orangutans are taught how to survive in the wild. You will be chuckling away as you watch these hapless babies being taught to swing and climb trees. Stop by the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, to observe the smallest bears in the world, which are native to Malaysia. Be enchanted by a stroll through the Rainforest Discovery Center, as you walk on canopy walkways and admire unique and exotic plants and orchid gardens. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer, Time of the day: Morning; Duration: 2 hrs each; Fitness Level: Easy; please wear comfortable shoes. The feeding sessions is at 1000 hrs .Guests are allowed to stay for a maximum of two hours per visit)

One Night Program At Abai Jungle Lodge
Embrace the forest life at Abai Jungle Lodge. Take a picturesque boat ride to this lodge raised on stilts atop Kinabatangan River. After a scrumptious lunch, set out on a leisurely cruise along the river enjoying the lush green scenery and a light breeze while you sip on piping hot coffee. As the sun sets over the horizon, you will be awestruck by the beautiful display of fireflies, dotting trees like Christmas lights. Dock for an authentic dinner with a view, and wander through the walking trails under the moonlight sky. The following morning, rise early for a cruise that takes you past dense mangrove forests to Pitas Oxbow Lake. If you are lucky, you might spot spectacular Pygmy Elephants enjoying a morning swim. After a quick breakfast, spend the day strolling through beaten pathways of a quaint little village, meeting Kinabatangan’s largest ethnic group – the Orang Sungai. You can even help the locals plant a tree. After a sumptuous lunch, it is time to return to civilization. (Full Day, Private Activity & Shared Transfers, Fitness Level: Easy. Please bring comfortable shoes, binoculars, a torchlight and insect repellent)

Hotel Options
RoomChalet
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 3 - 4

Ferry from Abai Jungle Lodge to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (1 hr)

Sukau, Kinabatangan River

1 Day

Sukau is a tiny fishing village and a rare pearl situated off the usual tourist track. Tucked along the Kinabatangan River, Sukau offers glimpses of Borneo’s rainforests and swampy marshland.

Included Activities

One Night Program At Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sukau
Travel upstream on Kinabatangan River to peaceful Abai. Enjoy a simple, delicious lunch and cruise upstream to the rustic but comfortable Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge in Sukau. Afterwards, you can spend the rest of your day cruising along the Menanggul River. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to spot wild orangutans, pygmy elephants and exotic tropical birdlife. Day 2: Rise with the sun the following morning for a refreshing cruise ride to Oxbow Lake, nestled amidst scenic mangroves and dense jungle. Return for a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge and check out afterwards. (Full Day, Fitness Level: Easy, Please bring comfortable shoes, binoculars, torchlight and insect repellent)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 7

Drive from Kinabatangan River Lodge to Lahad Datu (120 km, 2.5 hrs)

Drive from Lahad Datu to Danum Valley (85 km, 2.5 hrs)

Danum Valley

3 Days

Danum Valley is home to a host of exotic and endangered animal, bird and plant life, this is pristine jungle territory overshadowed by the towering Mount Danum.

Included Activities

Three Night Program: Forest Magic In Danum Valley
Explore a dynamic million year old rainforest at the Danum Valley Conservation Area! On yourfirst day, set out on a two and a half hour drive, including 2 hours on a gravel track, from the Lahad Datu Airport to reach the charming Borneo Rainforest Lodge. After checking in, you will trek on the stunning Nature Trail and Canopy Walkway. End your day with a one-of-a-kind night safari in an open jeep or truck. The following morning, wake up to birdsong and the call of the Bornean Gibbons.After breakfast you can trek to Coffin Cliff/Kadazandusun, an ancient burial site. Take a refreshing dip in a natural jacuzzi and return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, choose from a guided jungle trek or water tubing down the river if the weather permits. A nature walk after dinner will allow you to absorb the forest diversity, before a restful sleep. On your third day, visit the scenic Fairy Falls and Serpent Falls. After lunch, you have the option of enjoying a trek along Segama River or observing the surrounding forest from the comfort of your chalet, followed by dinner and sleep. On your final day, set out on an early morning trek, or simply relish the panoramic view of the spectacular forest. After lunch, your chauffeur will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to Lahad Datu Airport. (Full Day; Private & Shared Activities; All meals included; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring good trekking shoes and a rain jacket. Activities can be modified based on fitness levels/interests).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
RoomPremium Deluxe Room (Double)
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
Day 7 - 10

Drive from Danum Valley to Lahad Datu (85 km, 2.5 hrs)

Flight from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu

Transfer from Kota Kinabalu Airport to Hotel

Kota Kinabalu Beach

3 Days

Kota Kinabalu Beach is a mystical experience with its majestic beauty and clear blue waters. This part of the world boasts a string of beautiful beaches, each more mesmerizing than the other.

Hotel Options
RoomBayu Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomSuperior Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 10 - 10

Transfer from Hotel to Kota Kinabalu Airport

Kinabalu

0 Days

Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it is more popularly known, is the state capital of Sabah. Expect a heady cocktail of cultures, cuisines, and lifestyles.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,498 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,308 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
    • Flight from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
  • All activities as listed :
    • Abai, Kinabatangan River: En route Activity (Sandakan Airport – Jetty) – Visit to Sepilok Rehabilitation Center
    • Abai, Kinabatangan River: One Night Program at Abai Jungle Lodge
    • Sukau, Kinabatangan River: One Night Program at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sukau
    • Danum Valley: Three Night Program: Forest Magic in Danum Valley

Book this vacation by February 28, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 4,273 (option 1) or USD $ 5,033 (option 2), i.e. USD $ 225 (option 1) or USD $ 275 (option 2) per person off this trip price.

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Malaysia’s Wildlife and Beaches

10 days $ 4,498 / person

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