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Borneo Eco Safari   7 Days
Jungle and Beach

 

 
 
 

 

Day 1

The Gateway to this tour is Sandakan in Sabah Province in Borneo. There are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur. For more details on getting to Sandakan e mail: info@paradise-islands.net

Your Guide will meet and greet at the Airport and transfer you to Sabah Parks jetty for a  boat transfer to Selingan Island which is  located in the Sulu Sea, about 40 kilometers from Sandakan. There are three islands that make up Turtle Islands which has been declared a marine park.  Pulau Selingan is the main island that served as a breeding ground for the green turtles. On almost every evening, these turtles would crawl up to the soft sandy beach that fringes the island to lay their eggs.

Upon arrival, we register at Park HQ and check in to your chalet.  Proceed for lunch at 1200 noon at the cafeteria. Free and easy to swim, snorkel or explore the island.

Turtles at Selingan Island - also known as Turtle Island

After dinner, the park ranger calls you to observe turtles laying eggs. The ranger will then transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if there are young turtles hatching, there will be an opportunity to witness the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Overnight at Selingan Island chalet. (Lunch and dinner included today)

 
 
 

 

Day 2

After an early breakfast, depart to Sandakan at 07h00. Upon arrival proceed for a drive to Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the feeding of Orang Utan. The feedings starts at approximately 10.00 am. There is time to roam around the centre's photo gallery. We then  walk the wooden walkway, some 100 meters into the rainforest to the feeding platform where the Orang Utan would gather for their daily meals.

Orang Utan in Sepilok National Park

Later we proceed to the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Transfer by boat and check in to the River Lodge. Lunch will be served. Rest & relax before commencing the evening cruise along the Kinabatangan River which is home to the largest forested flood plains in Malaysia, filled with ox-bow lakes, mangrove, grassy swamps and fig trees.

There are several species of wildlife which make Kinabatangan their home. Among the most notable ones are the Proboscis monkeys, easily recognised by their pot belly and long nose, Asian elephants, rhinoceros hornbills & Orang Utans.

Proboscis Monkey at Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

Here there will be an opportunity to observe and spot the wildlife along the river including the Proboscis Monkey and other primates. Overnight at the River Lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today)

 
 
 

 

Day 3

Enjoy an early morning  cruise up river to the Ox Bow Lake to observe birds and other wildlife. We also make a short trek into the rainforest before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Free at leisure to explore the surrounding area until the evening cruise in search of other flora and fauna. Overnight at the River Lodge.

 

Optional tour for Night Cruise or Night Walk can be arranged upon request. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today).

 
 
 

 

Day 4

 

Depart in the morning and visit to the Gomantong Cave , famed for its edible birds' nest and explore the cave system. Later return to Sandakan with stop over for lunch. After lunch transfer to Sandakan airport for departure flight to Kota Kinabalu.

(Suggested Flight: AK 6493     1430/1515    Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan)

 

Meet upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Tempurang Lodge. Free and easy to swim, rest and relax. Overnight at the lodge.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today)

 

Beach at Tempurang Lodge

 
 
 

 

Day 5

 

Free and easy to swim, rest and relax. Overnight at the lodge. *Optional tour to Klias Wetland for a river cruise is available. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today)

 

 

 

 Klias Wetland  River Cruise

 
 
 

 

Day 6

 

Free and easy to explore the village, rest, swim and relax.

 

 

*Optional tour Pulau Tiga (Survivor Island) day trip. Pulau Tiga was the venue for the very first Survivor Island series. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included today).

 

 

 

Survivor Island Pulau Tiga

 
 
 

 

Day 7

 

After breakfast, transfer to the train station for a train journey to Kota Kinabalu. Departing at 11am, it takes a 2hrs 30 minutes to arrive in Kota Kinabalu). (Breakfast included today)

 

 

Borneo Vintage Steam Train

 

Transfer to the airport for departure flight to your next destination. If time permits, a shopping excursion in K K can be arranged. For those opting to spend a night or two in KK you will be dropped off at your hotel.

 
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Recommended Accommodation

 

Tempurung Seaside Lodge  Silver
Location: 2 hours West of Kota Kinabalu
 

Tempurung Seaside Lodge is located 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu. This attractive and exotic little lodge occupies a commanding position atop a small hill overlooking the South China Seas. Tastefully built, amidst green natural surroundings, 'our jungle boutique lodge' offers arguably nature’s perfect hideaway and finest beachscapes. The friendliness of the local people, slow pace of life and almost year round sunny tropical climate, combined with miles and miles of white sandy beach, shimmering azure seas and spectacular sunset “makes dreams and reality converge”. The lodge can be a jumping point for those who are interested to do the Klias River cruise or visit 'Survivor Island'.

 
 
 

 

Turtle Island Marine Park Chalets   Budget
Location: Selingan Marine National Park - Sandakan
 

Accommodation here is basic but comfortable - the chalets exist so that visitors can stay and witness the night-time arrivals of the magnificent turtles as they come ashore to lay eggs. You won't find any pools or spas, but that's not really what Selingan's all about. There is air-conditioning, and the shared bathrooms and toilets are well-kept and clean. Visitors enjoy a highly privileged chance to watch both egg-laying and the release of hatchlings into the sea.

 
 
 

 

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge   Budget
Location : Kota Kinabalu
 

Situated  on Borneo's famous Kinabatangan River lies the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. The lodge can be reached by boat or by road and staying here gives you the most comprehensive wildlife experience in the area. The lodge has 33 stilted chalets, each containing either two or three separate en suite rooms which are simply furnished but clean and comfortable. All rooms have en suite shower rooms with hot water and ceiling fans. The lodge has an air-conditioned TV room showing documentaries about Sabah's wildlife and a restaurant/bar area

 
 
 

Accommodation Near Kota Kinabalu
 

 

Nexus Resort Karambunai   Gold
Location: 28km from Kota Kinabalu on the east coast
 

The award-winning 18-hole championship golf course and exclusive Borneo Spa complement the superb facilities of this magnificent resort which boasts 8 restaurants & bars and an almost endless array of leisure and recreational activities. All 485 guestrooms are tastefully furnished with options of panoramic views of the South China Sea horizon or the beautifully manicured golf course and lush million-year old rainforest. Catering to the endless leisure and recreational needs of our guests, attention to details include provision of a wide and exciting range of facilities including 3  swimming pools, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, squash & tennis courts, the Borneo Spa, children’s club, a 75-acre nature park, water-sports, sea and river activities.

 
 

 

Recommended Accommodation

 

 

Sutera Harbour Golf & Spa resort        
Location: Kota Kinabalu Bay (10 mins from the airport)
 

Nestled between the shores of the South China Sea and the majestic Mount Kinabalu is the grand Sutera Harbour. The resort offers an array of activities including: Night championship golf; diving; fishing; tennis; squash, sailing; swimming pools; recreation centre; live music; movie theatre; spa; business centre; chart room; gym and numerous bars and restaurants. At the heart of the complex lies Sutera Harbour Marina, with berths for 104 yachts and cruisers.

 
 
 

 

Manukan Island Beach Resort     
Location: Kota Kinabalu
 

Manukan Island resort is located a mere 15 minutes by boat just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. The island provides an excotic island getaway with luxury accommodation options. Situated in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park offers water-sports, bird watching, fish feeding and glass bottom boat trips. All chalets overlook the South China Sea. Enjoy a sundowner while spectacular sunsets colour the evening sky.

 
 
 

 

Kinabalu Park Sanctuary Lodges     
Location: Kota Kinabalu
 

Located at 1585 meters Kinabula park showcases a complete and interesting ecological system that is unrivalled worldwide. Accommodation options suite all budgets ranging from super luxury private chalets to comfortable dormitories & suites all equipped with excellent facilities  and locally crafted furniture. Guests can snuggle around a fireplace on cooler nights.

 
 
 

 

 

 
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