Wonders of Borneo - Malaysia
Bored of simply watching wildlife on your TV? Why not take a trip to Borneo to get up close and personal with the animals yourself? This trip is the perfect introduction to Borneo for those who have never been, and even those who have experienced Borneo before will surely spot some new sights. You'll go from exploring rainforest environments and soaking in hot springs to the rush of vibrant Kota Kinabalu, staying in comfortable accommodations along the way. There's a ton to see and do on this trip, and you can look forward to finishing off your adventure with some much deserved relaxation on a tropical beach...perfection.
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Travel to Tabin Wildlife Reserve and stay in a jungle resort for 2 nights. Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad River, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects, and small mammals.
Day 3 Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Join an early morning bird walk to discover some of the almost 300 bird species that call Tabin home. After breakfast, drive to the the bird watching tower, then trek through the lush rainforest to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a refreshing shower under the waterfall. After lunch, enjoy free time to relax or opt to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak, made with a natural blend of herbs, to loosen tired muscles after long jungle treks. In the evening, take a dusk drive for more wildlife viewing, then go for a night walk in search of nocturnal wildlife.
Day 4 Tabin Wildlife Reserve/Sukau
Travel by bus and boat to our rustic jungle lodge. Enjoy various wildlife excursions by boat and on foot in search of proboscis monkeys, long and short tailed macaques, exotic birds, and the famed Borneo pygmy elephants. In our down time, relax at the lodge bar while enjoying jungle views.
Day 5 Sukau
Enjoy a variety of wildlife activities on foot and by boat through the lush jungle and river.
Day 6 Sukau/Mount Kinabalu
Travel to the Poring Hot Springs for a soak and opt to traverse the canopy walkway through the lowland rainforest or visit a butterfly farm. Visit the Australian war memorial before arriving at our lodge near Mt Kinabalu.
Day 7 Mount Kinabalu/Tuaran
Spend the morning at the national park, walking the trails and catching excellent views of Mt Kinabalu. Later, drive to Tuaran on the coast and enjoy the beach, pool, or an optional jungle walk.
Day 8 Tuaran/Kudat
In the morning, visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre to learn about and observe these beautiful creatures. Later, drive to Kudat, our home for the next 3 nights and famed for its stunning beaches and turquoise water.
Day 9 Kudat
Participate in a beach cleanup program organized by the Kudat Turtle Conservation Society, then enjoy a beach BBQ dinner.
Day 10 Kudat
Enjoy this tropical paradise with free time to snorkel, bike, kayak, trek, or visit a turtle hatchery (seasonal). In the evening, visit the tip of Borneo for spectacular sunset views and an optional dinner at a beachside restaurant.
Day 11 Kudat/Kota Kinabalu
Travel back to Kota Kinabalu and opt to visit the night market and enjoy local delicacies for a farewell dinner.
Day 12 Kota Kinabalu
Depart at any time.
Reference : GAH