7D6N North Borneo Express & Sunset Cruise

From RM 4,150.00

Tour CodeABK-DS05
Region Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan
Duration7 Days 6 Nights
Minimum 2 Pax
AvailabilityEveryday (Pre-Book Needed)
Pick Up PointKota Kinabalu Airport
Pick Up TimeDepends on Your Flight Arrival Time
Drop Off PointKota Kinabalu Airport
Drop Off TimeDepends on Your Flight Departure Time


About Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge

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.

Lodge Facilities

  • 12 semi-detached and 12 detached chalets.
  • All rooms come with two queen size beds while 6 detached chalets come with a king sized bed.
  • All rooms equipped with air-conditioning, private attached bathroom with hot and cold shower facilities, towels and toiletries.
  • The restaurant comes with a bar by the riverside provides an ideal setting for dining and relaxation.
  • Internet facilities and WIFI facilities are available at the restaurant.
  • The lodge provides a family lounge, gift shop, an enclosed garden and river jetty.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Services
  • Amenities 

Daily Activities

  • Guided jungle trekking
  • Jetty fishing
  • River cruises along the Kinabatangan River. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stoke outboard engines.
  • Lodge programs

How to make a booking?

  1. Fill in the Booking Enquiry Form and click the Submit button.
  2. You will receive our availability confirmation by email.
  3. We will send our sales quotation, once we received your confirmation to book.
  4. To secure your booking, please pay either by credit or debit card via PayPal or cash transfer or cash deposit – learn more

Tour Availability

Tour Availability (Year 2018)Departure Date
Jan2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Feb3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Mar3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Apr3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
May1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Jun2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29
July3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Sep1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Oct2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Nov3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Dec1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
For dates not stated in the list, please email us at info@justexplore.com.my

Package Price – Year 2018


  1. Package Rate Per Person.
  2. All rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).

Child Policy

  1. Children below 12 years old will be charged ‘CHILD WITH BED” rate when sharing room with 2 paying adults with the addition of an extra bed.
  2. Children below 12 years old will be charged “CHILD NO BED” rate when sharing room with 2 paying adults using existing bedding without adding extra bed.

Single Supplement

  1. Additional charges of MYR 30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. OutSkirt Charges Applicable for Hotels Outside of Kota Kinabalu City Area & One Borneo Area.
CategoriesPrice Per Person
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 2 - 3 Pax
MYR 5,290
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 4 - 7 Pax
MYR 4,990
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 8 - 15 Pax
MYR 4,240
Adult Traveller(Twin Share)
I have a Group of 16 Pax & Above
Please Enquire
Child Traveller (With Bed)
I am travelling & sharing room with 2 Adults
MYR 3,555
Child Traveller (Without Bed)
I am travelling & sharing room with 2 Adults
MYR 2,445

Tour Highlights

  • Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Tamparuli Town
  • Nabalu Handicraft Market
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kinabalu National Park
  • Witness the Majestic Sight of Mount Kinabalu
  • Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Treetop Walk
  • Sandakan City
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Kinabatangan River Cruise + Oxbow Lake
  • Gomantong Cave
  • Fun Boat Snorkeling + Island Visit
  • Airport & Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Services

Added Benefits:

  • Escorted Tour
  • Overnight experience in nature, 1500m above sea level with cooling nighttemperatures of between 16°C to 20°C
  • Overnight experience in unique jungle lodge – Sukau Bilit

Special Inclusions:

  • 1-Way Overland Transfer (Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan)
  • 1-Way Domestic Flight (Sandakan – Kota Kinabalu)

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Kopivosian! Welcome to Kota Kinabalu! On arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, 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. Teleport back to the ancient time of Borneo through the magical display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies. You will be ushered in to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah to get acquainted with each village tribe and experience their rich culture as if they were alive! Sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group such as the Montoku (rice wine) and witness bamboo cooking. Have fun and enjoy the cultural show performance by the tribes before proceeding for a delectable traditional dinner.

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and take a leisurely drive through scenic countryside and across mountainous Crocker Range to Tamparuli Town. Visit Historical Wooden Shop houses of olden days and walk across the “Jambatan Tamparuli”, a suspension bridge which is the famous landmark in that small town to get a feel of kampong lifestyle. Thereafter, continue journey to Kinabalu National Park Headquaters, Malaysia's first World Heritage Site that offers mega bio-diversity of flora and fauna, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Along the way, take a brief stop at Nabalu, a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs. On arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the drop in air temperature. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. Visit the Exhibition Hall and then proceed to the view point for a panoramic view of the surrounding lush landscape and Mount Kinabalu, rising majestically into the sky at 4095m, which often shrouded in mists and clouds. After lunch, rejuvenate your body and mind at the Poring Hot Springs, a natural health spa where you can relax in open-air Japanese-style hot sulphuric water tubs set amidst a tropical rainforest setting. There are few private huts for rental, where you can enjoy your private bath. For a close look at nature, take to the 41m high Canopy Walkway which offers spectacular views of the lush Borneo Rainforest. After a relaxing soak, transfer back to Kinabalu Park and check into your accommodation. You are free to explore the park at leisure.

Wake up as early to appreciate the imposing beauty of Mount Kinabalu before your very eyes as it is slowly surrounded by the clouds. After breakfast, check out and overland transfer to Sandakan. Journey to Sukau will passed by oil palm plantations and rustic countryside studded with villages. Arrive at Kampung Bilit, Sukau jetty. Take a short boat transfer to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Time for orientation briefing, a welcome drink and check in. Lunch will be provided in the lodge restaurant. In late afternoon, take a river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys, different species of birds & other wildlife along the river bank. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the newly discovered “Borneon Pgymy Elephants”. Return for hot shower and buffet dinner. After dinner, you can go for an optional night safari cruise (at a surcharge) where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills at 6am. A morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching. Experience the wilderness of Borneo. Cruise back for late breakfast. Free at leisure. Afternoon lunch will be served at Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge restaurant. At 1600hrs, take another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.
(You may have the option to include Jungle-Trekking at Ox-Bow Lake at an additional fee of MYR 80 per person and advance booking is required.)

Early morning, check-out and depart for Gomantong cave located within the Gomantong forest reserve. Upon arrival, short walk on the plank walk to the cave. Explore the largest bird's nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiflets. The nests of the swiflets are collected for the famous Chinese edible bird nest soup. Lunch in Sandakan city. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show. Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 2pm. After tour, transfer to Sandakan Airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Check in hotel.
*Flight Inclusive - Malaysia Airlines MH3094 (ETD 1810HRS / ETA 1900HRS)

After breakfast, pick up from hotel lobby and depart to jetty for a day in the sun!
Upon arrival at the jetty, hop on to the boat and you will be whisked off for a 20 minutes ride to the first snorkeling point at the cluster of Islands that make up Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Commence your Snorkeling boat session, accompanied by our experienced Dive Master.
Proceed to the next Snorkeling point, for a chance to spot more exotic sea life in the beautiful Marine park. Spend a designated time snorkeling.
All the fun and relaxation will work up an appetite.Upon completion of the second snorkeling session, transfer to Gaya island for lunch. Thereafter, free and easy to relax 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. For those who love an adrenaline rush, jump on the flying fox and zipline between two islands!
In the mid afternoon, pack up and take the boat transfer back to mainland, and drop off back at the hotel.

Sadly your tour comes to an end after breakfast. Bid farewell to Kota Kinabalu as you will be transfer to Kota Kinabalu International Airport for your flight back to your next destination. The timing will be based on your flight departure time.

Tour Inclusions & Exclusions

Meals : 06 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches, 04 Dinners

Includes : 1-Way Domestic Air Ticket (Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu), 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, 06 Nights Accommodation.

Accommodation : 02 Nights Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge or Similar, 01 Night Mountain Resort (or similar), 03 Nights 4 Star Kota Kinabalu Hotel inside KK City (or similar).

Excludes : Tipping (Optional), Camera and Video Fees, Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Expenses, Any Items Not Mentioned

Things You Should Know

  • Good walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Torchlight
  • Camera
  • Leech socks (If you chose to do the Jungle Walk on Day 3)

Things You Should Bring

  • Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
  • We does not guarantee wildlife sightings. Prices quoted are not inclusive of peak season surcharge.
  • We reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • We reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

Important things to note

  • Overland transfer from Kinabalu Park to Sandakan takes about 5 hours drive in our comfortable coach. There will be stops where you can refresh yourself and photo-taking opportunities.
  • Flight Schedule from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu: Malaysia Airlines MH3094 (ETD 1810hrs / ETA 1900hrs).
  • Recommended Arrival Flight on Day 1 is before 1600hrs
  • Personal Travel Insurance not included

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7D6N North Borneo Express

RM 4,150.00

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