Sandakan Wildlife & Nature - Overland Private Tour


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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Mandarin (advanced), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational)

6d5n - Kota Kinabalu --> Poring Ranau/Kundasang --> Sandakan/Sepilok --> Gomantong/Kinabatangan

Sabah, located on the northern point of the island of Borneo, is the second largest state in Malaysia.

Sabah, when translated in Malay language, is spelt as 'Sabah, negeri di bawah bayu' which means 'Land below the wind'. Its name derived from being located just below the typhoon prone region of the Philippines. The state is one of its own, as its 'botanical heaven' contains some of the rarest plants on earth, such as Rafflesia and Nepenthes.

Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia at 4095 meters is also situated in Sabah. The region is also known to protect endangered species such as Sumatran Rhinoceros, Orang-Utan, Proboscis Monkey, Pygmy Elephant, Mousedeer, Flying Squirrel and Barking deer.

Sabah is a place where you will find tropical rainforests, luscious beaches, delicious Malaysian cuisine, and the welcoming spirit of the Malaysian people.


DAY 1 - Meet at KK Airport (morning arrival) or hotel. At 1 pm, proceed for Mari Mari Cultural village experience, Signal Hill view, Tanjong Aru Beach sunset view. (L)

DAY 2 - Proceed (2 hrs) to Kinabalu National Park. Mt Kinabalu at 4095m, highest in Malaysia and Poring Hot Spring (canopy walk 30m high, Hot Spring, Kundasang Vegetable Stalls & Luanti Fish Spa, Sabah Tea Garden). Rest overnight. (B/L/D)

DAY 3 - Drive to Sandakan (4hrs). Visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, Sepilok Orang-Utan Center & Rainforest Discovery Centre. Overnight in Sepilok Area. (B/L/D)

DAY 4 - Drive to Kinabatangan Area (2 hrs) and visit the Gomantong Cave. Check-In at river lodge. 4pm river cruise in search of wildlife. Night jungle walk and overnight stay. (B/L/D)

DAY 5 - 0630am morning river cruise to an Ox-Bow lake. Jungle Walk (2hours). 4pm river cruise to search for more wildlife. Dinner & overnight at lodge. (B/L/D)

DAY 6 - Breakfast & late checkout. Drop-off at Sandakan Airport or hotel. (B) Tour ends.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pickup and meet at Kota Kinabalu Airport

End location: Drop-Off at Sandakan Airport
- MAS or Airasia (Mid-Afternoon Flight @ 1250pm)

or hotel in Sandakan after end of tour

Duration: 6 days

What’s Included

Other: **This is your private guided tour - no other joining participants for this tour.

*Minimum - 2 persons to go

Accommodation :
1 night KK City hotel
1 night Cottage House
1 night Sepilok Area
2 nights Jungle River Lodge
Meals as stated - 5 Breakfast / 5 Lunch / 4 Dinner
Return transfer by vehicle and boat transfer
English Speaking Guided Tour
Park entrance fees - Sepilok Orang-Utan, Labuk Bay Proboscis, Rainforest Discovery Center, Gomantong Cave, Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Spring, Canopy Walk, Luanti Fish Spa, Sabah Tea Plantation, Mari Mari Cultural Village, Signal Hill
3 Kinabatangan River Cruises
1 Jungle Trekking - Nature Walk
1 Night Walk/Trek - Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 RM - Souvenir
Food & Drinks
Other Purchases
Camera Fees

What’s Extra

Other: - Return airfare Sandakan - Kota Kinabalu (Not Included in tour)
- Camera and video fee (Not Included in tour)
- Others not stated in itinerary

Things to bring:
- Binocular, Insect Repellent, Raincoat, Personal Toiletries,
Good Walking/Hiking Shoes, Hat, Torchlight, Flip-flop, Camera, change of clothes, Flip-Flop, small towel, backpack

A Recent Review of this tour

David is a great guide, knowledgeable and hard working. His enthusiasm in showing us parts of Sabah was fantastic. The fact that he is a talented wildlife photographer, and has supplied many wonderful photos of the animals we saw is a bonus. We had a lot of fun, and learnt a lot about the jungle's fauna and flora.
Jill Stephenson

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