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 and for birds enthusiast, 6 species of Pitta's which endemic to Borneo Island particularly Sabah in their natural habitat 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, Selingan island, 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, all travelers must have the patient and respect to the nature and culture and manners as we are in their natural habitat and conservation area.
- Day 1- Sepilok/ RDC F/Day
visit SORC / Sunbear Centre & RDC for the night walk. (L)
-Day 2- Turtle island
Depart after b'fast at 8. 15am, takes about 1hr boat journey from CQ . FAL and turtles activities in the evening. (B, L, D)
-Day 3&4- DERAMAKOT
Proceed to Deramakot, lunch at own account, approx 5 drive. Check in lodge and proceed with the Activities Included as agreed.
Morning & Evening Activities. Aprox. 2-5hrs each Activities involved during 2 nights are drive safari & Jungle trekking. (B, L, D)
-Day 5 & 6 -KINABATANGAN
Proceed to Kinabatangan river and check in lodge. Activities concluded 3 private boat cruise & PM visits
to Gomantong Caves for Bats Exodus. (B, L, D)
-Day 7 & 8 -DVFC
B'fast and c'out at 9am, drive to Lahad Datu. lunch en route at own account. proceed to DVFC with 4x4WD. Activities;trekking, 1xNight & 1xSunrise drive & 2xNwalk. (B, L, D)
-Day 9-12 -DVFC-Semporna
B'fast, Semporna(Sipadan x 2) & snorkeling & 3 islands visit.
-Day 13-Tawau Airport
Depart after b'fast. (B)
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: Semporna is the final place in the excursions and Tawau Town are nearby, highly recommeded catch a flight to Kota Kinabalu City ( KKIA ) OR Kuala Lumpur ( KLIA ). Please Refer & booked in the afternoon flight. OR Find a Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City on your Day 13 .You may check with Malaysia Airlines VIA Tawau to BKI or KLIA. ONLY for the flight tickets..
Duration: 12 days
If possible, reach Sandakan 1 day in advance.
Or,reach Sandakan by first flight 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.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 MYR800 - 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.