Borneo Rainforest Tours

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Kick start your Borneo holiday tours with this exhilarating experience of a lifetime. An adventure of what Borneo has to offer, its rainforests are blessed with stunning botanical diversity and an opportunity to witness unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Leisure pace this trip takes you from the traditional longhouse stay, to a relaxing time at the beach to enjoy the cooling tropical breeze. This trip is ideally for honeymooners, family with children and elderly groups, as the flow of the trip relax with a good break for some short hikes in between. An ideal long-haul holidays for those going away for summer vacation.
ItineraryDay 1: KOTA KINABALU – KUDAT LONGHOUSEStop At: Tip of Borneo, Kudat, SabahPicked up from the hotel and drive up to the North off Kota Kinabalu in a scenic 3 hours drives to Kudat, which is located in the Northern tip of Borneo where the South China Sea and Sulu Sea converge. The drives journey through some villages and paddy fields, eventually take us to a traditional longhouse at ‘Bavanggazo’ to enjoy a tantalizing local lunch. Next stop we will have a look at the gong making village and the ‘Gomizau Bee Farm’ for some honey tasting. We then proceed to ‘Simpang Mengayau’, a bafflingly paradise in sync with the harmony of beautiful sunny skies and blue seas to watch the beautiful sunset. Then return back to Bavanggazo Village where you will spend the night. Dinner and rest.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Kampung Gong Matunggong, Kudat, SabahWatch the gong-making by the local peopleDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Gombizau Honey Bee Farm, Kudat, SabahLearn the honey bee is process and harvestedDuration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a Traditional Longhouse (Twin Sharing)Day 2: LONGHOUSE – KOTA BELUD – MANTANANI ISLANDStop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahFollowing breakfast, transferred to the Kota Belud jetty for a 50 minutes boat ride to Mantanani. A stunning island with a beautiful white sandy beach for your down time in Borneo. You could opt to enjoy relaxing by the beach villa or take a boat out for snorkeling, as the island is well-known for its diverse marine life.Duration: 2 daysStop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahEnjoy snorkeling sessions off the boatDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Viva Mantanani Island (Twin Sharing, Villa)Day 3: MANTANANI ISLANDStop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahFree and easy to enjoy by the beach.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Viva Mantanani Island (Twin Sharing Villa)Day 4: MANTANANI – KOTA BELUD – KUNDASANGStop At: Kinabalu Park, SabahUpon arriving in Kota Belud, drive up the scenic Crocker Range perhaps a chance to view the different faces of Mount Kinabalu the highest point in Borneo Island, en route to your mountain lodge stay in Kundasang stop at the local native market where you will be amazed of the diverse types of bananas they have here. A must try is the ‘honey-pineapple’ which as to its name, with no explanation needed they are sweet and juicy. Check in upon arrival.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang (Twin Sharing)Day 5: CANOPY WALKWAY – KINABALU PARKStop At: Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve, Poring, Ranau, SabahAfter Breakfast, proceed on to take a walk in the sky at the Poring Canopy Walkway. Experience the bird’s eye view of the lush tropical rainforest of Ranau, with all the walking it will be just wonderful to have a nice soak in the open air hot tub of Poring Hot Spring. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahAfter lunch depart to visit the Botanical Garden of Kinabalu Park, home to about 1,400 species of plants, fungi and animals endemic to Borneo.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kundasang War Memorial, Kundasang, Ranau, SabahVisit the war memorial in KundasangDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang (Twin Sharing)Day 6: KUNDASANG – SANDAKANStop At: Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing breakfast, Leave the hilly Kinabalu and travel along the well-known ‘Sandakan Route’ where the POW of some British and Australian soldiers were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau during World War II. After lunch visit the Rainforest Discover Centre, where you can explore the rainforest of Borneo along the 347 meters long sky bridge and discover the forest trails.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Sepilok Lodges (Twin Sharing)Day 7: TURTLE ISLANDStop At: Turtle Island Park, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahAfter Breakfast, depart to Sandakan jetty for Selingan island also known as turtle island. The journey by boat will take about 1 hour. Upon arrival check in and gear up for snorkeling by the beach area to spot a beautiful marine life. While waiting for dinner help yourself to watch the slideshow on the Selingan island and its turtle. After dinner, standby at the cafeteria and wait for the signal from the ranger before proceed in a small groups to the egg-laying site to see first hand the mother turtle laying eggs. Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Selingan Island (Twin Sharing)Day 8: TURTLE ISLAND - SEPILOK - KINABATANGANStop At: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing breakfast, departs back to the mainland then proceed to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Watch the orang utan feeding session up and close, proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see world smallest bear in its natural environment. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kinabatangan Wildlife SanctuaryDepart for the Kinabatangan Flood-plain. Following lunch, check in and get ready for the late afternoon river cruise, in search for the wildlife along the river bank.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Myne Resort, Kinabatangan River (Twin Sharing)Day 9: KINABATANGAN RIVER LODGEStop At: Kinabatangan Wildlife SanctuaryWake up early in the morning. At 6 am depart for morning cruise and return back to the lodge for breakfast. Late morning, depart for a guide nature jungle walk to experience the riverine forest. Return to the lodge and freshen up. Lunch. In the afternoon, depart for a second cruise. In the evening after dinner, you may opt to join for an optional night walk.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Myne Resort Kinabatangan River (Twin Sharing)Day 10: KINABATANGAN – GOMANTONG – PROBOSCIS LABUK BAYStop At: Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahCheck out after breakfast, journey towards Gomantong Cave, the house of millions of bats and swiftlets. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahFollowing discover the historical city of Sandakan, to visit the Agnes Keith Museum, Sandakan memorial park. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: English Tea House and RestaurantEnjoy a lunch stop at the iconic English Tea House.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, SabahAfter lunch, transfer to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary that offers another proboscis monkey observation spot for those who wants to have a closer look at these unique primate. The sanctuary is located at the center of the mangrove area near Samawang Village, Labuk Bay. Among the attractions of this center are the pig-tailed macaque, silver leaf monkey, oriental pied hornbill, otter and kingfisher. Return to your hotel or to the airport.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 9x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 10x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Tip of Borneo
  • Entry/Admission - Kampung Gong Matunggong
  • Entry/Admission - Gombizau Honey Bee Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Mantanani Island
  • Entry/Admission - Mantanani Island
  • Entry/Admission - Mantanani Island
  • Entry/Admission - Kinabalu Park
  • Entry/Admission - Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Kundasang War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
  • Entry/Admission - Turtle Island Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Gomantong Cave Sandakan
  • Entry/Admission - Agnes Newton Keith Home
  • Entry/Admission - English Tea House and Restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

What’s not included


Itinerary

Day 10: KINABATANGAN – GOMANTONG – PROBOSCIS LABUK BAY Stop At: Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, Sabah Check out after breakfast, journey towards Gomantong Cave, the house of millions of bats and swiftlets. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, Sabah Following discover the historical city of Sandakan, to visit the Agnes Keith Museum, Sandakan memorial park. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: English Tea House and Restaurant Enjoy a lunch stop at the iconic English Tea House. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, Sabah After lunch, transfer to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary that offers another proboscis monkey observation spot for those who wants to have a closer look at these unique primate. The sanctuary is located at the center of the mangrove area near Samawang Village, Labuk Bay. Among the attractions of this center are the pig-tailed macaque, silver leaf monkey, oriental pied hornbill, otter and kingfisher. Return to your hotel or to the airport. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: KOTA KINABALU – KUDAT LONGHOUSE Stop At: Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah Picked up from the hotel and drive up to the North off Kota Kinabalu in a scenic 3 hours drives to Kudat, which is located in the Northern tip of Borneo where the South China Sea and Sulu Sea converge. The drives journey through some villages and paddy fields, eventually take us to a traditional longhouse at ‘Bavanggazo’ to enjoy a tantalizing local lunch. Next stop we will have a look at the gong making village and the ‘Gomizau Bee Farm’ for some honey tasting. We then proceed to ‘Simpang Mengayau’, a bafflingly paradise in sync with the harmony of beautiful sunny skies and blue seas to watch the beautiful sunset. Then return back to Bavanggazo Village where you will spend the night. Dinner and rest. Duration: 1 day Stop At: Kampung Gong Matunggong, Kudat, Sabah Watch the gong-making by the local people Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Gombizau Honey Bee Farm, Kudat, Sabah Learn the honey bee is process and harvested Duration: 45 minutes Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at a Traditional Longhouse (Twin Sharing)
Day 2: LONGHOUSE – KOTA BELUD – MANTANANI ISLAND Stop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, Sabah Following breakfast, transferred to the Kota Belud jetty for a 50 minutes boat ride to Mantanani. A stunning island with a beautiful white sandy beach for your down time in Borneo. You could opt to enjoy relaxing by the beach villa or take a boat out for snorkeling, as the island is well-known for its diverse marine life. Duration: 2 days Stop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, Sabah Enjoy snorkeling sessions off the boat Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Viva Mantanani Island (Twin Sharing, Villa)
Day 3: MANTANANI ISLAND Stop At: Mantanani Island, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, Sabah Free and easy to enjoy by the beach. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Viva Mantanani Island (Twin Sharing Villa)
Day 4: MANTANANI – KOTA BELUD – KUNDASANG Stop At: Kinabalu Park, Sabah Upon arriving in Kota Belud, drive up the scenic Crocker Range perhaps a chance to view the different faces of Mount Kinabalu the highest point in Borneo Island, en route to your mountain lodge stay in Kundasang stop at the local native market where you will be amazed of the diverse types of bananas they have here. A must try is the ‘honey-pineapple’ which as to its name, with no explanation needed they are sweet and juicy. Check in upon arrival. Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang (Twin Sharing)
Day 5: CANOPY WALKWAY – KINABALU PARK Stop At: Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve, Poring, Ranau, Sabah After Breakfast, proceed on to take a walk in the sky at the Poring Canopy Walkway. Experience the bird’s eye view of the lush tropical rainforest of Ranau, with all the walking it will be just wonderful to have a nice soak in the open air hot tub of Poring Hot Spring. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, Sabah After lunch depart to visit the Botanical Garden of Kinabalu Park, home to about 1,400 species of plants, fungi and animals endemic to Borneo. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Kundasang War Memorial, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah Visit the war memorial in Kundasang Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang (Twin Sharing)
Day 6: KUNDASANG – SANDAKAN Stop At: Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan, Sandakan Division, Sabah Following breakfast, Leave the hilly Kinabalu and travel along the well-known ‘Sandakan Route’ where the POW of some British and Australian soldiers were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau during World War II. After lunch visit the Rainforest Discover Centre, where you can explore the rainforest of Borneo along the 347 meters long sky bridge and discover the forest trails. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Sepilok Lodges (Twin Sharing)
Day 7: TURTLE ISLAND Stop At: Turtle Island Park, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, Sabah After Breakfast, depart to Sandakan jetty for Selingan island also known as turtle island. The journey by boat will take about 1 hour. Upon arrival check in and gear up for snorkeling by the beach area to spot a beautiful marine life. While waiting for dinner help yourself to watch the slideshow on the Selingan island and its turtle. After dinner, standby at the cafeteria and wait for the signal from the ranger before proceed in a small groups to the egg-laying site to see first hand the mother turtle laying eggs. Duration: 24 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Selingan Island (Twin Sharing)
Day 8: TURTLE ISLAND - SEPILOK - KINABATANGAN Stop At: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan Division, Sabah Following breakfast, departs back to the mainland then proceed to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Watch the orang utan feeding session up and close, proceed to Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see world smallest bear in its natural environment. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary Depart for the Kinabatangan Flood-plain. Following lunch, check in and get ready for the late afternoon river cruise, in search for the wildlife along the river bank. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Myne Resort, Kinabatangan River (Twin Sharing)
Day 9: KINABATANGAN RIVER LODGE Stop At: Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary Wake up early in the morning. At 6 am depart for morning cruise and return back to the lodge for breakfast. Late morning, depart for a guide nature jungle walk to experience the riverine forest. Return to the lodge and freshen up. Lunch. In the afternoon, depart for a second cruise. In the evening after dinner, you may opt to join for an optional night walk. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Myne Resort Kinabatangan River (Twin Sharing)
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