• Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Booking
  • Room Type and Prices
  • FAQ
  • Trip Requirements

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

Trip Type: Group trips average 12-16 travelers per departure

Starts/Ends: Kota Kinabalu

Highlights:

  • Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belu:  Tambatuon village,  cooking class, river trek, traditional dinner, rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting.
  • Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatanga:  Kinabatangan River, river safari, guided night walk through jungle.
  • Sungai Kinabatanga:  River safari, oxbow lake , boat cruise along the river.
  • Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilo:  Sepilok, orangutan rehabilitation centre, sun bear conservation centre.
  • Sepilok/Pulau Libara:  Libaran Island by boat, turtle hatchery, snorkelling or kayaking.
  • Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabal:  Sandakan jetty, Libaran Island, flight to Kota Kinabalu.

The tour starts and ends in Kota kinabalu. The Borneo tour that takes 8 days taking you through Kota kinabalu, Malaysia and 4 other destinations in Malaysia. It includes accommodation, staff & experts, meals included, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for more information.

Itineraries

Day 1

Kota Kinabalu

Your trips starts today at Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Welcome Meeting instructions at your hotel shall be provided for you in advance. (Airport taxi has to be paid extra. Please let us know in advance if you wish to arrange it directly with us)

Day 2

Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud

Today you will be boarded in private taxi where you will visit a place where you will get chance to 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: cooking class activity and Private Vehicle Transport]

Day 3

Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan

With the Private vehicle you will travel today 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: Kinabatangan River Evening Cruise & Private Vehicle transport]

Day 4

Sungai Kinabatangan

You will 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: Kinabatangan River Wildlife Cruise & Guided Oxbow Lake Walk and Wildlife Spotting)

Day 5

Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok

You will depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation center. (Included: Private Vehicle Transport, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit & Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Visit,)

Day 6

Sepilok/Pulau Libaran

Transfer in a private vehicle 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 snorkeling or kayaking with some free time. [Included: Turtle Experience activity, Private Vehicle and Boat Ride]

Day 7

Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu

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. [Boat and Plane rides are included]

Day 8

Kota Kinabalu-Delhi

Today your tour end. Our tour services ends here. (Airport taxis are not included, please inform us prior to departure if you wish to arrange a taxi with us)

– Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse (2 Nights), Homestay (1 Night, multi-share), Jungle lodge (3 Nights), Permanent tented camp (1 Night).

  • Kota Kinabalu (Hotel Shangri-la or similar)
  • Kota Belud (Tambatuon Homestay or similar)
  • Sungai Kinabatangan (Boreo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort or similar)
  • Sepilok (Seipilok Jungle Resort or similar)
  • Paulau Libaran (Walai Penyu Resort or similar)

Meals Included: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

  • Kota Belud: Breakfast . Lunch . Dinner
  • Sungai Kinabatangan: Breakfast . Lunch . Dinner
  • Sepilok: Breakfast
  • Pulau Libaran: Breakfast . Lunch . Dinner
  • Kota Kinabalu: Breakfast

Transport: Private vehicle, Plane, Boat, Walking.

Included activities:

  • Hands-on: 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

Visa: Visa cost is not included. Visa can be arranged by us for an additional cost.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. It can be arranged by us with additional cost.

– Airport Taxis:

  • Kota Kinabalu Airport to Hotel on Day 1
  • Kota Kinabalu Hotel to Airport on Day 8

Optional Activity: Jungle Night Walk (Day 4): Please check with tour representative at hotel if you would like to included this activity.

– Miscellaneous expenses, Souvenirs etc.
– 5% GST on Total Package.
– Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Trip Includes”

Pricing Name START END PAX PRICE
  • Shared Room
    Friday
    June 7, 2019
    8 days
    Friday
    June 14, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Saturday
    June 29, 2019
    8 days
    Saturday
    July 6, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Friday
    August 2, 2019
    8 days
    Friday
    August 9, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Sunday
    August 4, 2019
    8 days
    Sunday
    August 11, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Wednesday
    August 14, 2019
    10 days
    Friday
    August 23, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Thursday
    August 22, 2019
    8 days
    Thursday
    August 29, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Monday
    August 26, 2019
    8 days
    Monday
    September 2, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    8 days
    Saturday
    September 7, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Monday
    September 2, 2019
    8 days
    Monday
    September 9, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Sunday
    September 8, 2019
    8 days
    Sunday
    September 15, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Wednesday
    September 11, 2019
    8 days
    Wednesday
    September 18, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Friday
    September 13, 2019
    8 days
    Friday
    September 20, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Sunday
    October 20, 2019
    8 days
    Sunday
    October 27, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Friday
    October 25, 2019
    8 days
    Friday
    November 1, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Sunday
    November 10, 2019
    8 days
    Sunday
    November 17, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Wednesday
    November 13, 2019
    8 days
    Wednesday
    November 20, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Thursday
    November 21, 2019
    8 days
    Thursday
    November 28, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Saturday
    December 7, 2019
    8 days
    Saturday
    December 14, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
  • Shared Room
    Friday
    December 13, 2019
    8 days
    Friday
    December 20, 2019
    93,000.00
    Per Person
ROOM TYPE                                                  PRICE
Shared Room

(Per person in a shared room for two people. If you’re booking together, you’ll be paired with your travel partner. Solo travellers are matched with a fellow guest of the same gender.)

                                   

                                        (+) ₹0 per traveller

Single Room

(Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own room. )

                                

                                        (+) ₹52,115 per traveller

01. 100% Full Payment is required to confirm the booking.

02. After final payment is made, money paid are 100% non-refundable, nontransferable. Name changes are not permitted.

Please be informed that most of the hotels have a standard check-in and check-out schedules as follows and are imposing a strict policy on early check-in and late check-out surcharge.

If you do not already have a travel insurance please do get in touch with us after booking and we will help you.

For this tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveler. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

1. ACCOMMODATION
It should be stressed that the nature of the accommodation when compared with other areas of SE Asia, is sometimes of a lower standard than normally provided on our trips. This is often due to the location and type of activities involved (ie high on a mountain and in remote jungle areas). Accommodation is always clean and usually makes up in character and location, what it might not provide in glamour and additional services.

2. RAMADAN
Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May and June months. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

3. TRAVEL WARNINGS TO EASTERN SABAH
Various nationalities have a travel warning for Eastern Sabah. Please visit your government website and check with your insurance that any warnings will not affect your insurance coverage, as travel insurance that covers the entire itinerary is mandatory on our tours.

The safety of our travelers is our number one priority. We will continuously monitor the region and will continue to run itineraries to areas that we believe to be safe.

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking.

Conservative Dress:
• Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
• Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Asia. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not acceptable. One piece bathing suits are recommended and topless sun bathing is unacceptable.

Age Requirements:  12+ (Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.)

Guiding Method: Live Guide Instructor

Guide Language: English