Borneo – East Sabah Adventure

Classic, Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Between its intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish, this magical stretch of Borneo is positively bursting with stuff to see and do. This eight-day adventure promises to keep you busy; time spent marvelling at nature’s glory on Libaran Island, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and otherworldly wonders in the jungle. Borneo has it all, and in east Sabah, it’s all close at hand.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Kota Belud
  • Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
  • Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Turtle hatchery visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Gather fresh local ingredients for a cooking class
  • Enjoy an included river safari
  • Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys and other wildlife
  • Visit a turtle hatchery on libaran island

Itinerary

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (1B, 1L, 1D) Learn more about the typical lifestyle in the village by taking part in seasonal activities such as rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting. Included Activities: Cooking Class Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle. Included Activities: Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 300km)
Day 4 Sungai Kinabatangan (1B, 1L, 1D) Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner. Included Activities: Kinabatangan River Wildlife Cruise Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting
Day 5 Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok (1B) Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre. Included Activities: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6 Sepilok/Pulau Libaran (1B, 1L, 1D) Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time. Included Activities: Turtle Experience Transport: Private Vehicle Boat (0.75-1.00 hours)
Day 7 Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu (1B) After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Transport: Boat (0.75-1.00 hours) Plane (0.75 hour(s))
Day 8 Kota Kinabalu (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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