|Description||BEST OF SABAH ADVENTURE - 10 DAYS
|Region||Kota Kinabalu / Kudat / Sandakan
|Duration||10 Days 9 Nights|
|Availability||Everyday (subject to climb permit availability)
|Pick Up Point||Kota Kinabalu Airport|
|Pick Up Time||Depends on Your Flight Arrival Time|
|Drop Off Point||Sandakan Airport|
|Drop Off Time||Depends on Your Flight Departure Time|
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.
Situated on the river bank of Lower Kinabatangan River, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan Town, the lodge is built on stilts from local hardwood materials and are beautifully designed to blend into nature giving a unique local native ambience in the midst of the tropical rainforest. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. It offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.
Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.
A chance to get close with the wildlife of Borneo here including the endemic Borneon pygmy elephant, endemic proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaques, orang utans, Sumatran rhinos, estuarine crocodiles, wild boars, sun bears and many others.
Hidden amongst a veritable treasure trove of tropical plants, grasses, huge trees and spectacular orchids in bloom, the quaint bungalows of the Sepilok Nature Resort are within walking distance of the world-famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, precious home of the last wild Orang-Utans of Northern Borneo.
Combining rich traditional style with contemporary luxury, Sepilok Nature Resort is the ideal starting point for most other wildlife land destinations in Sabah such as the fauna rich Kinabatangan River and the surrounding Sukau area. Sepilok Nature Resort also offers the perfect setting for relaxing after a long plane trip, before continuing on a diving holiday to Lankayan.
Set in a spectacularly landscaped private area of manicured lawns and rolling hills, the 23 individual chalets are surrounded by a garden which would take half a day to explore and offers amazing array of tropical plants and grasses and a collection of more than one hundred and fifty different Asian orchid species.
Room Facilities and Amenities
Front office, tour information desk and restaurant are all integrated in the resort main building built with charming traditional wooden interior reflecting a truly tranquil setting, overlooking the green shimmering curtain of lowland tropical rainforest canopies with some formations reaching almost 80 to 120 feet. A view of the beautiful natural lake at the heart of the resort is a sight not to be missed. Guest can enjoy a sumptuous meals cooked by our chef with a fusion of local and western cuisines served in the central building under covered terraces in a serene setting overlooking the lake and virgin rainforest.
The Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Center (where young captive or abandoned Orang Utans are being helped by a highly trained and motivated staff to re-adjust to a life in the wild, and where a Sumatran rhino breeding program is in progress) and the actual Sepilok Forest Reserve are just a few minutes’ walk away, and the Resort staff are happy to organize birding, trekking and river trips to the neighboring areas (including the fauna rich Sukau area along the Kinabatangan river).
Travel Period: 01 April 2016 till 31 March 2017. Please enquire for 01 April 2017 till 31 December 2017 pricing.
|Categories||Price Per Person|
|Adult Traveller(Twin Share)|
I have a Group of 2 - 3 Pax
|Adult Traveller(Twin Share)|
I have a Group of 4 - 7 Pax
|Adult Traveller(Twin Share)|
I have a Group of 8 - 15 Pax
|Adult Traveller(Twin Share)|
I have a Group of 16 Pax & Above
|Child Traveller (With Bed)||MYR 5,035|
|Child Traveller (Without Bed)||MYR 3,650|
* Single Supplement
Additional MYR 1,160 per person for single supplement for all nights except for Day 5(PanaLaban Mountain Huts).
* High Season Dates – MYR 265 per person will be imposed if your tour dates fall within the following period (both dates inclusive).
15 Jul 2016 – 31 Aug 2016
25 Jan 2017 – 01 Feb 2017
Kopivosian! Welcome to Kota Kinabalu! On arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (advisable to arrive after 1200 hrs), you will be transferred to your tour hotel by our airport shuttle. The timing will be based on your flight arrival time. This afternoon is yours to relax and settle in. Later, meet our representative and fellow passengers for a short briefing about the tour expectations.
|Borneo Reef World Adventure
Rise and shine! Your pick-up is at 0830hours from your hotel lobby to the jetty where you will be whisked on a speed boat to the Borneo Reef World, the largest reef activity pontoon in South East Asia, located in between Sapi and Gaya Island.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the Pontoon Stewardesses followed by some light refreshments. For those eager to visit the corals and critters of the underwater world, suit up and jump right into the cool blue waters! There is a slew of things to do as well, stay dry from the neck up while you Sea-walk, scuba dive, kayak the pristine waters, get your adrenaline pumping by banana-boating, feel the rush on a jet ski, etc.
For those who prefer to stay dry, fret not, there is always something for someone. Tour the unique underwater observatory to catch a glimpse of what breathes beauty into the underwater world, vibrant corals and fishes galore!
All the fun and relaxation will work up and appetite. The meals provided include a sumptuous buffet luncheon of fresh seafood, hot dishes, fruits and refreshments. After lunch, After lunch, cruise on over to Sapi Island for a stretch on golden shores, bask in the sunshine to earn that suntan or explore the short forest trail on your own. If you haven’t got enough of the life in the deep blue sea, snorkel from the shores to say hello to the colorful parade of fishes that reign the underwater world.
Journey back to Kota Kinabalu.
|Kota Kinabalu/ Kudat - Northern Tip of Borneo/ Rungus Long House
Check out from KK City hotel and depart for Kudat.
Arriving Kudat, cruise on over to the Northern Tip of Borneo, also known as Tanjung Simpang Mengayau which means 'lingering junction' as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east. Take a stroll on the lavish expanse of white sand that comes complimentary with a breath-taking view of dramatic rocky outcrops. The northern most tip of Borneo is graced with wide publicity through popular mass media from the 2003 book entitled KUDAT.
Proceed to the Bavanggazo Village for a longhouse visit. Built entirely using local materials, it is home to the Rungus people community, a sub-tribe of the indigenous Kadazandusun. Observe their very own unique bead work, lifestyle and costumes.
Lunch will be served Rungus syle.
Moving forward to the sweet sticky business of bees at the Gombizau Honey Bee Farm. Get a feel of what actually goes down at the honey farm and ofcourse, a taste of raw honey straight from the comb!
|Kudat/ Nabalu Market/ Kinabalu Park
Depart to Kinabalu National Park. A 1 ½ hour of scenic drive through picturesque landscapes of mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range. Along the way stop by Nabalu Market, where the native residents gather to sell local produce such as hand-crafted souvenirs, home-grown vegetables and fruits. Mingle with the locals and don’t forget to capture some good shots of Mount Kinabalu from the viewing platform!
The temperature cools on arrival in Kinabalu Park. Enjoy the breeze as you get to know the blossoms of Borneo along the trails of the Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya. Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports a whooping 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies.
|Park HQ/ Timpohon Gate/ Ascent Mount Kinabalu/ Panalaban
Depart to Kinabalu Park HQ. Upon arrival, all necessary registrations and fees will be done by your guide, this includes assigning your mountain guide and applying for ID Tags. You will then be dropped off at the starting point, Timpohon Gate with your mountain guide.
The first half of your hike is a 6km trek up to Panalaban, and depending on your fitness level it may take 4 – 5 hours with rest-stops and toilets along the way. As you ascend in an elevation of 1,300meters, the landscape morphs from a dense tropical rainforest in lowlands to mossy-alpine vegetation in higher elevations. Don’t forget about the fascinating orchids and pitcher plants along the way.
Make it to Panalaban Base Camp (3,272m) and check into your accommodation. There will be a buffet Dinner at Laban Rata restaurant. Lights out at 8pm, rest well for the ultimate adventure in the morning.
|Summit Low's Peak/ Descent Mount Kinabalu/ Kundasang
Rise and shine at 0200hrs for supper. Continue the second half of your Mt. Kinabalu climb, don’t forget your head torch. Depending on your speed and If the weather permits, you will be able to witness the crack of dawn from above the clouds.
Descend back to Panalaban Base Camp for breakfast before checking out. Make your way to the base of the mountain, usually taking up to 3-5 hours where upon arrival your driver will be waiting for you at the start of the trail.
|Kundasang/ Poring Hot Spring/ Treetop Canopy Walk/ Sandakan
Depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring. At approximately 47 kilometers from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area. At this natural hot spring that is believed to have curative powers, soak your senses in sulfur-rich waters.
For a magnificent view of the rainforest, the canopy walk, suspended 43 meters above the lush tropical jungle of Borneo holds a length of 157 meters that will give you plenty of time to take in all the beauty it has to offer. A 30 minute hike is all it takes to witness the natural wonder.
Hit the road again, this time to the gateway of wildlife wonders, Sandakan.
|Gomantong Cave/ Kinabatangan River Cruise
Explore the intricate chamber system of Gomantong Cave, located within the Gomantong Forest Reserve. It is the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiflets. Hop on a boat and cruise down the river heading to your next overnight destination, Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge. After settling in, the real adventure starts. A river cruise awaits you, where you can spot endemic Proboscis Monkeys, wild Orang Utans, leaf monkeys, gibbons and macaque, even the rare Borneo Pygmy Elephant.
|Morning Cruise to Oxbow Lake or Jungle Trek
Wake up to the call of Gibbons and Hornbills at 6am. Relish in an early morning cruise on the Ox-bow Lake for some bird-watching and tranquil moments amidst the lush wilderness. You will return back to your forest lodge in the late morning for lunch and leisure time on your own. More wildlife spotting in the evening bat the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.
|Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab/ Sandakan City Tour/ Depart Sandakan (Or Extend Tour)
Meet the fuzzy Orang Utan fellas at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. To learn more about their Orang Utan rehabilitation mission and vision, we insist you watch a short documentary at the Nature Education Centre. feeding time! Get on the boardwalk all through the lowland rainforest to the feeding platform. After 8 days exploring the wonders of Borneo, we bid safe journeys and bitter-sweet farewell as you fly out to your next destination.
** Choice to extend tour to Diving in Lankayan & Semporna, or enroute to Danum Valley & Tabin Wildllife Reserves for more wildlife encounter. Please consult our sales consultant for your perfect vacation.
Meals : 09 Breakfasts, 09 Lunches, 07 Dinners, 01 Supper
Includes : Airport & Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Meals as Stated, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees to Places of Interest, Return Boat Transfer, Mountain Guide, Climb Permit & Insurance, Climb Certificate, 09 Nights Accommodation.
Excludes : Tipping (Optional), Camera and Video Fees, Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Expenses, Any Items Not Mentioned
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