12 days,Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu

Meet the 'old man of the forest' at an Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, head into the rainforest in search of unique wildlife, explore lush jungles by boat and on foot, sample local fare at the vibrant night market

Bored of simply watching wildlife on your TV? Why not take a trip to Borneo to get up close and personal with the animals yourself? This trip is the perfect introduction to Borneo for those who have never been, and even those who have experienced Borneo before will surely spot some new sights. You'll go from exploring rainforest environments and soaking in hot springs to the rush of vibrant Kota Kinabalu, staying in comfortable accommodations along the way. There's a ton to see and do on this trip, and you can look forward to finishing off your adventure with some much deserved relaxation on a tropical beach...perfection.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Visit Mt Kinabalu National Park and the Poring Hot Springs. Tour Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Kinabatangang River wildlife viewing by boat and foot. Danum Valley Forest Reserve including a Kadazandusun burial site, wildlife lectures, nighttime wildlife viewing in open jeep, a canopy walk and evening jungle walk. 3 nights at Mabul Island beach resort. Orientation walk in Kota Kinabalu night market with local dinner. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD250-350 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (4 nts), jungle lodges (4 nts), beach resort (3 nts).
  • Minibus/van, jeep, taxi, boat, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
Itinerary Notes

Please note: To confirm your G Adventures tour in Sabah, we require you to sign an Acknowledgement of Risk document due to current travel warnings associated with Mabul Island. This will be sent to you at the time you hold an option. Once it is sent back to our sales team, we can confirm you on your tour.

Please note that due to a Borneo Government conference, the November 2nd & December 21st departures will not stay at Danum Valley, instead, we will stay at Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Mt Kinabalu National Park (1B,1L)

Visit a local market and travel to Mt Kinabalu for a lunch in the park and a visit to the Poring Hot Springs for a soak. Option to hike trails or traverse the canopy walkway through the lowland rainforest.

Days 3 Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre/Sandakan (1B)

Travel to Sandakan and visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to learn about and observe these beautiful creatures. Also enjoy a walk through the lush, tropical rainforest.

Days 4-5 Kinabatangan River/Sukau (2B,2L,2D)

Today, travel by boat up the Kinabatangan River to our rustic jungle lodge. This afternoon, take a wildlife cruise in search of monkeys, exotic birds and Borneo pygmy elephants. On Day 5, take a river boat to the Oxbow lake and enjoy an afternoon jungle walk. Optional nighttime river cruise and jungle trekking.

Day 6-7 Danum Valley (2B,2L,2D)

Continue by boat and bus to our rainforest lodge in the Danum Valley Forest Reserve. Activities over the next two days include a walk to the Kadazandusun burial site, lectures on local wildlife and ecology, a nighttime wildlife drive in an open jeep, a canopy walk and an evening jungle walk. Option to go river tubing, trekking or relax in the jacuzzi.

Day 8-10 Mabul Island (3B,1L)

Drive to the coast where we catch our jetty to Mabul Island, our home for the next three nights. Enjoy this tropical paradise with option to swim, snorkel and dive.

Day 11 Kota Kinabalu (1B,1D)

Travel by boat, bus and flight back to Kota Kinabalu. This evening we visit the night market and enjoy local delicacies for our farewell dinner.

Day 12 Kota Kinabalu (1B)

Depart at any time.

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