• Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley, Sabah
  • Sea Turtles at Selingan Turtle Island
  • Orangutan at Sepilok

Danum Valley, Turtles & Wildlife

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  • Duration: 9 days
    • Price from: MYR 7995 , Select your currency:  USD 1839
      •  USD 1839
      •  EUR 1679
      •  GBP 1439
      •  AUD 2478
      •  CAD 2558

Experience the best Borneo has to offer! Danum Valley, Turtle Island Park and Wildlife River Cruise.

Let us bring you to explore Borneo’s wilderness, where all the exotic wildlife is. Visit Turtle Island Park to witness the turtle egg-laying. Enjoy a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search for wildlife – proboscis monkeys, orang utans, elephants, crocodiles, birds etc. Be mesmerized by the 130 million-year-old rainforest of Danum Valley – a haven to many unique species of flora and fauna. This is an experience you will treasure forever.

Included: Many meals • Tours • Guides • Entrance Fees • Accommodations

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Day 1
Arrival Sandakan

Arrive in Sandakan and we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The evening is free at your leisure and maybe you'd like to go out and try the seafood that Sandakan is well-known for.


Airport transfer • Accommodation; Four Points by Sheraton (Deluxe Room)

Day 2
Turtle Island

Morning transfer to Sandakan Jetty for a one-hour boat ride to Selingan Island. Check-in at the island chalet and spend the day swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water.

After dinner, you will be divided into small groups, while waiting for the signal from the park ranger for the appropriate time to witness the green turtle laying eggs on the beach.

You will also have the opportunity to witness the eggs being transferred to the hatchery from the nesting site and, later, the release of the baby turtles onto the shore. Overnight stay at the island chalet.


Pick up from Sandakan Airport or town • Boat transfer to Selingan Island • Entrance fees • English speaking guide • Turtles egg laying on the beach under park rangers supervision • Chalet accommodation at Turtle Island


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 3
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

After breakfast, depart for Sandakan by boat.

In Sandakan, you will visit the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where you will experience the morning feeding.

Later, you will be transferred to the Sepilok Nature Resort to check-in at the lodge.


Boat transfer to Sandakan • Overland transfer to Sepilok Forest Reserve • Overnight at Lodge at Sepilok Nature Resort • Entance Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre



Day 4
Sepilok Nature Resort

The day free and easy. The beautiful surrounding of the Sepilok Nature Resort makes it a perfect place for relaxation. You can also visit some of the many attractions nearby.

Optional tours (Not included): City Tour Sandakan, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sun Bear Centre and Labuk Bay - Proboscis Monkey Centre.


Overnight: Lodge at Sepilok Nature Resort



Day 5
Sukau – Kinabatangan River

After breakfast, transfer to Sandakan jetty for two-and-a-half hours boat ride to the multi award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, along Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan River. This gives you the opportunity to go birdwatching and wildlife-spotting in the virgin mangrove area, wetland and rainforest habitats.

After checking in and enjoying your afternoon refreshment, you will go on a river cruise in search of some of the 10 primate species.

Sukau is home to the famous Bornean pygmy elephants, orang utans, proboscis monkeys and all eight species of hornbills in Borneo.

Return for solar heated hot shower, candle-lit dinner overlooking the riverbanks, followed by slideshow presentation and nature interpretation by a naturalist guide.

Overnight stay at the newly renovated 20-room Sukau Rainforest Lodge, which in 2015 was awarded by National Geographic to be one of the most Unique Lodges in the World.


Boat transfer to Sukau • Entrance Fees • River Cruise • Overnight: Sukau Rainforest Lodge


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 6
Sukau – Kinabatangan River

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills and hot Sabah tea!

At 6.00am, you will go on a morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed to have an educational tour at our own in-house Hornbill Boardwalk, located behind the lodge with our in-house naturalist.

In the afternoon, you will proceed to have another river cruise for more wildlife sighting. Overnight stay at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.


River cruises • Overnight: Sukau Rainforest Lodge


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 7
Danum Valley

Today, your journey begins with an overland transfer to Lahad Datu.

After lunch, you will go on a 70 kilometer journey on graveled road to Danum Valley. The area covers a sprawling 438-square kilometer undisturbed area of lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah.

Have your first introduction of the forest in the afternoon through the Nature Trails and explore the 300-meter treetop Canopy Walkway for a close-up observation of the rainforest.

Danum Valley is home to many species of Borneo’s unique lowland fauna, such as the Clouded Leopards, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Pygmy Elephants and Orangutans (do not expect to see them).

After dinner, proceed to have a night drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animals. Overnight stay at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


Overland transfer to Borneo Rainforest Lodge • Entrance fees • rainforest trekking • Night drive • Overnight Borneo Rainforest Lodge


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 8
Danum Valley

Spend the whole day exploring the rainforest for more chances of spotting birds and mammals.

Trek to the ancient Kadazandusun burial site aka the Coffin Cliff, before continue trekking to the viewing point, for a bird’s eye view of the valley.

Take your time to catch your breath and relax before descending to the Jacuzzi Pool for a refreshing dip in the rock pools, before returning to the lodge for lunch.

You can go for another jungle trekking session in the afternoon or you can opt to go tubing down the Danum River.

After dinner, enjoy a night walk for more wildlife watching experience. Overnight stay at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


Rainforest trekking • Night walk • Overnight: Borneo Rainforest Lodge


Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 9
Lahad Datu

Depart from Danum Valley and return to Lahad Datu. From Lahad Datu, there are flights to Kota Kinabalu that you can take.
You can continue your holiday to another destination or maybe to one of the beach or island resorts in Kota Kinabalu. Please contact us for more information.


Overland transfer to Lahad Datu Airport


Breakfast • Lunch

Price information

MYR 7995 / person (min 2 people)

MYR 5095 / child (2 - 11 years)

Please contact us if you are a single traveller.

High Season Surcharges:

01 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 @ MYR 270

01 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017 @ MYR 100

01 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 @ MYR 100

We accept payments in the following currencies: MYR, USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, NZD, SGD, DKK, SEK and NOK.

Please contact us for prices in mentioned currencies.

Package excludes:

Flight tickets, Camera Fee, Items not mentioned

Prices valid until 31 Mar 2018
Tours Designed for Independent Travellers
We have designed our tours to suit the independent travellers who does not like to follow big groups. That means you decide the start date of the tour. We can easily customize the package and make changes if you have special requests.
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