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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.