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Malaysia Borneo Wildlife and Adventure

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Being in Kota Kinabalu, the gateway to rugged Borneo! Settle into your new surroundings with a visit to “Momma’s House” in one of the oldest local villages to learn  how to cook like a Sabahan. With a full belly, head deeper into the wild, for sublime mountain trekking. Once the summit is yours, descend down into the jungles, onto the beaches and dive in to experience coas...

Being in Kota Kinabalu, the gateway to rugged Borneo! Settle into your new surroundings with a visit to “Momma’s House” in one of the oldest local villages to learn  how to cook like a Sabahan. With a full belly, head deeper into the wild, for sublime mountain trekking. Once the summit is yours, descend down into the jungles, onto the beaches and dive in to experience coastal marine life. Wander around local produce markets, speak with welcoming locals and enjoy life to its fullest in this off-the-beaten-path paradise!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Local culture
    Local culture

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Borneo!

• Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet your driver for a transfer to the city centre of Sabah’s Capital
• Check into your accommodation and spend the rest of the day free at leisure
• Explore the city at your own pace, stroll along Gaya Street and the Philippines Market in the evening and sample great local food

Visited:
Kota Kinabalu
Accommodation
Horizon Hotel (Kota Kinabalu)

Day 2: Kinabalu National Park and Cooking Class

• Explore the Penampang produce market
• Continue to “Momma’s House” in one of the oldest local villages to learn the secret family recipes to cook like a Sabahan
• Drive to Kinabalu National Park (2h)
• Check-in at your accommodation and spend the evening free at leisure

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Kota KinabaluKinabalu Park
Accommodation
Night at Kinabalu National Park (Liwagu Suite) (Kinabalu Park)

Day 3: Trek to Laban Rata

Trek from the Timpohon Gate at 1828m (6,000 ft) to the Mountain Rest House at 3353m (Laban Rata, 5-7 hours trek)
• Enjoy a packed lunch in a picturesque setting
• Dinner and overnight at the rest house* 

*Accommodation (dormitory style) with shared bathroom. Temperature is around 5°C-10°C


​Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Kinabalu ParkLaban Rata
Accommodation
Laban Rata Lodge (Laban Rata)

Day 4: Lupa Masa Jungle Camp

• Wake up early for a 3-hour trek to ascend Low’s Peak at 4095,2m in time for the sunrise
• Descend back to Timpohon Gate and return to Park HQ for late lunch
• Transfer to the village of Poring and go for a 45-minute trek into the jungle
•  Arrive at the riverside Lupa Masa Jungle Camp

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included 

Visited:
Laban RataKinabalu Park

Day 5: Kinabatangan River

• Enjoy a vegetarian breakfast at the camp before heading back to Poring
• Head to the Nature Lodge Kinabatanganon for an adventurous boat cruise

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Kinabatangan River
Accommodation
Borneo Nature Lodge (Kinabatangan River)

Day 6: River Cruise in Kinabatangan

• Wake up to the sound of birds and get ready for a morning river cruise
• Enjoy free time during the day to relax or participate in a variety of activities
• In the late hop on a second river cruise to sight more wildlife and birdlife
• After dinner, go on a night trek to watch sleeping birds and nocturnal creatures

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Kinabatangan River
Accommodation
Borneo Nature Lodge (Kinabatangan River)

Day 7: Libaran Turtle Island

• Wake up early and depart the lodge by transfer towards Sandakan (2h30)
• Hop in a speedboat that will take you to the Libaran Turtle Island and check-in
Swim in the sea, read a book or just relax on the beach
• Dinner is served at the resort

Visited:
Kinabatangan RiverSandakan
Accommodation
Walai Penyu Resort (Sandakan)

Day 8: Libaran Island

• Spend the whole day free at leisure on the island
• Relax, relax, relax
• Enjoy the sunshine, clear waters and go for some snorkeling

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Sandakan
Accommodation
Walai Penyu Resort (Sandakan)

Day 9: Departure

• After an early breakfast, check out and hop aboard the speedboat back to Sandakan
• Meet by your driver for a transfer to the airport for departure
• Say goodbye to Sabah - the land below the wind!

Visited:
Sandakan

Kota Kinabalu Kinabalu Park Laban Rata Kinabatangan River Sandakan

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,040 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax4 Pax
Price per person$2,000$1,900

Included in price:

  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • English speaking local guides for each tour
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included in price:

  • Tourism Tax (RM 10 per room per night which is to be paid during check in)
  • Travel insurance (suggested)
  • Fully escorted guide to accompany you throughout the country. This can be arranged for an additional fee
  • Spending money
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Activities & meals not listed
  • All drinks
  • International departure taxes
  • Domestic & International flights

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