6D5N Borneo Big 5

BB10C Borneo Big 5

6D5N RM7213/pax

Enjoy our Best-Selling 6 days 5 nights Borneo Big 5 wildlife tour package, combining our TOP selling Sukau Rainforest Lodge with the exquisite Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley at a promo price for a limited time. You'll maximize your chances of seeing wildlife on this tour especially Borneo's Big 5, the Pygmy Elephant, Orang Utan, Proboscis Monkey, Crocodiles and the stunning Rhinoceros Hornbill. This combination won Sabah Tourism's Best Tour Package Award. Enjoy a FREE night cruise when you purchase this tour.

Include

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.

Exclude

Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned.

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DAY 1 SEPILOK - SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE

You'll be greeted upon your arrival at Sandakan Airport by our friendly Guide and Captains. Get acquainted before we make our way to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where you'll learn about the plight of the Orang Utan and see firsthand the conservation efforts. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. If the Orang Utans are feeling particularly friendly, you may even get the chance to get up close to the Orang Utan so be sure to hang onto your belongings. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world's smallest bear.

After lunch, we head to the Sandakan jetty where we'll embark on a Borneo Eco Tours speedboat for a 2.5 hours boat journey up the Kinabatangan River to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Don't worry as the ride is not choppy and it won't be just boat ride as there will be opportunities along the way to view wildlife and birds, and if you're lucky, even the shy Bornean Pygmy Elephants. Cool down with a refreshing drink and cold towel upon arrival while our friendly manager helps you check-in. Take a few moments to savor afternoon tea before we head out into the wild on your first river safari.

Every boat is equipped with eco friendly outboard engines (used along the main river where the current is strong) and electric motor (used during wildlife viewing in the small tributaries) in search of wildlife and birds. Take loads of photographs as the wildlife extravaganza puts on a show. Return for a solar heated hot shower after sunset before enjoying a candle light buffet dinner overlooking the mighty river. Be sure to try on our in-house Sarongs (local wear) which is cooling and helps keep away any mozzies. Dinner is followed by your complimentary night cruise tour. Be amazed as you get up close to sleeping birds and animals and enjoy the magical star studded night sky, all from the comfort of your boat. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Should it rain on the night of Day 1, your night cruise will be conducted on the evening of Day 2.
The complimentary night cruise is not exchangable nor refundable. In the event the night cruise cannot be conducted on all 3 nights, a suitable replacement will be offered.

Lunch and Dinner


DAY 2 SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE

An early morning call at 0530hrs to catch the rainforest waking up is in store. If conditions are just right, you might even wake to a surreal heavenly experience shrouded in mists. After a light breakfast, we embark on a morning river cruise in search of waking wildlife and birds which are most active in the morning on our way to the Kelenanap Ox-Bow lake. Return to a full breakfast awaiting you, taking the time to just immerse yourself in the surroundings.

After breakfast, proceed for an educational walking tour along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist after which you'll have some time to relax. If you're itching for more activity, we have many optional activities on offer like a pampering Foot Spa treatment, Batik Painting for the family, our soon to be completed Dip Pool and various other leisure activities. There is also a different free activity everyday so be sure to ask us. After afternoon tea, we head out onto the river once again in search of more wildlife. Breathe in the rainforest and capture the moments as we return at sunset from our final river cruise. Candlelight dinner and overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 3 SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE - GOMANTONG CAVES

We take an early morning river cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife, waking to the cacophony of the rainforest before returning for a full breakfast. We have time to relax or enjoy one of our optional activities. After lunch, we make a 27 km overland journey to the Gomantong Cave. The cave is surrounded by primary rainforest, rich in fruiting wild figs which makes it an ideal place to spot Orang Utans in the wild. We'll spend our time exploring the cave and its surroundings until sunset, when you'll be overwhelmed by the exodus of over two million bats heading out for the night, swiftlets coming in to nest as well as raptors (eagles) swooping in and preying on the bats. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 4 SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE - DANUM VALLEY

Another early morning is in store as we prepare to journey to Danum Valley. After breakfast, proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu before our onward journey 83km to the award winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Enjoy lunch at the lodge and check-in before we explore the nature trails and nearby river in the afternoon. In the evening, your guide conducts a slide show and if weather permits we go spotlighting in search of nocturnal animals. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Standard Room).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 5 DANUM VALLEY

An early morning birdwalk is followed by breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to a nearby waterfall for a refreshing dip in the rock pool, enjoying a "fish massage". Lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon, explore more trails leading to the canopy walkway or if the weather and river level permits, enjoy a fun "tubing" experience down the river. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Standard Room).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 6 TRANSFER OUT

A morning hike in search of mammals and birds. Return to the Lodge for lunch before departing for Lahad Datu. Take the late afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

Breakfast and Lunch

Rooms Rate Per Person Single Supplement
Superior RM 7213 RM 940
Villa RM 7783 RM 1390

High season surcharge :
RM 160 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July & August)
RM 106 per person at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Mar, Apr, 15 July - 15 Oct, March 2018)

Every international adult guest who stays at SRL contributes MYR 20 for Conservation Contribution (CC).

Valid from 01 April 2018 till 31 March 2019.

Remarks

 

  • Please make sure you are holding an air ticket to Sandakan to begin your trip and a flight back to Kota Kinabalu from Lahad Datu at the conclusion of your trip. Ask us if you're unsure what to book and we'd be glad to help!
  • Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.
  • Please note that the group size will be less than eight persons except on the journey by speedboat from Sandakan to Sukau (12 person maximum).

Things To Bring

 

  • Swimwear
  • Insects repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Torchlight
  • Binocular
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Walking shoes
  • Money (no ATM)
  • Comfortable trekking pack
  • Leech socks
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Basic first aid kit.