It's a journey for searching the Big 5 in Borneo, namely the Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Rhinocerous Hornbills, The Proboscis Monkey , Borneo Orang Utan and Clouded Leopard in their natural habitat. And for birds enthusiast, 6 species of Pitta's which endemic to Borneo Island particularly Sabah, and many more awaits just a matter of time and patience. And for these magnificent wildlife Expeditions, I personally take you to several places which is known as their ground habitat which is Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre, Deramakot Forest Reserve, Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and Gomantong Caves. Excursions basically stay for a few days in each mentioned places. And required 9 days excursion to cover them all and Adventure involving Jungle Trekking, River Safari and a 4x4WD during the expedition commence. For this Wildlife Expeditions, I require from 2 person up to 8 person at maximum which excellent group size in terms of numbers of vehicles involved and some area restricted numbers of tourist
Arrival at Sandakan Airport. Meet by T. Guide and Check in SJR. Nightwalk at RDC. O/N.
Birdwatch at RDC. B'fast and Fullday Tours namely, Visits to Orangutan Centre and Borneo Sunbear Centre. Lunch at Own Account. Return to SJR. O/N. (B).
-Day 3, 4 &5-DERAMAKOT
Morning & Evening Activities. Aprox. 2-5hrs each Activities involved during 3 nights are drive safari & Jungle trekking in search of the Clouded Leopard and many more. (B, L, D)
-Day 6 & 7-KINABATANGAN
Activities are 4 x PVT Boat cruise with 1 Elephant search & visits
to Gomantong Caves. (B, L, D)
-Day 8, 9 & 10-DVFC
Final boat cruise, B'fast and c'out at 9am and drive to Lahad Datu. lunch en route. Collect Entry Permit & continue jouney to Danum Valley Field Centre with 4x4WD. Activities are Jungle trekking, 1xNight & 1xSunrise drive & 2xNwalk and waterfall, If weather is PERMITTED. (B, L, D)
Final Activity & c'out after b'fast. Rtn to LD
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: sandakan airport.Book with the first flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan City,ETD 0700 either with MAS or AirAsia.If you plan to fly from Kuala Lumpur directly to Sandakan, they have daily flights either in the morning or late Afternoon. Please refer to MAS and AirAsia for flight details and if you book in advance, sometimes the flight fare are really cheap.IF YOU NOT ON THESE FLIGHTS,Please NOTIFY TBL or MYSELF in Advance.
End location: Danum Valley is the final place in the excursions and Lahad Datu Town are nearby, highly recommeded catch a flight to Kota Kinabalu City ( KKIA ).Please Refer & booked in the afternoon flights either fly to Kota Kinabalu Internatinal Airport either for a transit and continue fly to Kuching International Airport OR Kuala Lumpur OR Find a Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City on your Day 11.You may check with Malaysia Airlines VIA Lahad Datu to BKI ONLY for the flight tickets..
Duration: 11 days
If possible, reach Sandakan 1 day in advance.
Or,reach Sandakan by mid day on Day 1.
Basically the whole places required a 4x4WD which i am driving a Toyota Prado GX which could fits 6 pax the Max and behind for the luggages or a Roof Rack which suitable for the Luggages .If bookings exceeding 5pax and above,we take 2 units of 4x4WD with us. This type of vehicles reliable for the rest of the journey as we a driven into the dirt and gravel road into Deramakot & Danum Valley and suits to our Wildlife Safari. And ideal for doing the night drive searching for the nocturnal animal.
Tours includes Transportation from one place to the others and Pick up from Meeting Point at Sandakan Airport to Lodges/Homestay/ Resort. Drop Off at Lahad Datu Airport on the last day of the tour finished.A Private Tour with Accomodations(Private Room/Shower/AC, Meals as Stated in the itinerary, English Speaking Tour Guide cum Wildlife and Bird Guide Specialist and a Captain for the 4x4WD vehicle.Park Rangers OR manPower in Deramakot & Danum Valley and Tree Planting & 4 x times PVT Boat Cruise at Kinabatangan River with 1 x Elephant Search Boat Cruise and Activities in the itinerary Stated.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 MYR400 - Most places such as Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Gomantong Caves and Danum Valley put charges on camera between RM10 for Normal Camera and ( Please Take Note;RM1000 for Prime Lenses above 400mm for Sepilok and Danum Valley is RM100.Beverages and between RM3 for a soft drinks and Sealed Bottle Drinking water and Beers starting from RM8 up to RM15 percan.Optional activities such as a night river cruise at Kinabatangan at minimal cost RM80 perperson at minimum of 4 pax.
Optional activities such as the Night River Cruise, Sunset Drive in Danum Valley,Night Drive for the 2nd Times Cost MYR 160 for the vehicle and Any Activities is not mentioned in the program. Camera fees in Sepilok,Gomantong Caves and Danum Valley required by the Wildlife Department of Sabah.International and Domestic Flights.Soft and Alcholic Drinks.Souvenirs,Tippings.