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Borneo Wildlife Discovery

TMY03: 10 Days Private Tours of Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Sepilok - Kinabatangan River - Danum Valley - Kota Kinabalu
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Kota Kinabalu, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Sabah! Your English-speaking driver will pick you up at the airport and send you to the hotel. If time permits, the driver will give you a brief city tour by driving past State Mosque, Tun Mustapha Tower, and City Mosque. On the way, the driver will stop over and leave you enough time to take pictures per your request.

Accommodation: Grandis Hotel
Day 2 Full day tour to Kinabalu National Park
Our Malaysia private tours will begin with a tour to the Kinabalu National Park which was nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and boasts good ecological environment. We will spend the whole day in hiking crossing the rainforest and canopy walkway and watching a variety of plants and birds up close, such as pitcher plants, oak trees, rhododendrons, etc. If canopy walkway is closed, it will be replaced with a visit to the Tropical Garden. After the tour, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Grandis Hotel
Day 3 Fly to Sandakan, Private transfer to Sepilok
Today the driver will send you to the airport for your flight to the next stop of this Malaysia private tours, Sandakan. It takes about 45 minutes on the plane. Upon arrival, you will meet your local driver, who will then send you to Sepilok to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. Remember to return to the hotel for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: My Nature Resort
Day 4 Visit Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, Take boat to Sukau Village
Today our driver will escort you to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, the largest ape reserve in the world as well as the highlight of your Malaysia private tour packages. After arriving, we will walk through a small rainforest to the feeding platform where visitors can watch and feed Orang Utans at 10 o'clock. Orang Utans is considered to be one of the closest primates to humans. Later, we will visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Then the driver will transfer you to the jetty in Sandakan and take a 1-hour boat to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. The lunch will be served at Abai Jungle Restaurant there. After lunch, keep riding the boat to Sukau Village. Upon arrival, the driver will help you check in a local lodge. In late afternoon, take a boat to Menanggul River with other visitors. You can see a variety of wild animals and plants along the way. Return to the lodge to enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Day 5 Visit Sukau Village
In the early morning, we will take a boat to Ox-Bow Lake, searching for early-rising wildlife all the way and enjoying the fresh air and beautiful view offered by Kinabatangan River. Then we will go back to the local lodge and have breakfast. The rest time of the morning is free for you. You can explore the village on your own. In the afternoon, continue to join the cruise team to find more wild animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Day 6 Transfer to Lahad Datu and then to Danum Valley
After breakfast, we will take a 2-hour drive to Lahad Datu and then have another 2-hour gravel road ride to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley for check-in. You will have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, we will hike in the tropical rainforest here and walk on the canopy walkway to look for more wildlife. If the weather permits in the evening, we can also take an open-air truck to have a glimpse of nocturnal animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Day 7 Visit Danum Valley
Today, follow a local nature guide for a jungle exploration tour. First, walk to Kadaza Ndusun Burial Site to see the hanging coffins. Then, go to View Point for a bird's eye view of Danum Valley. At night, we can also hike around the lodge to visit more nocturnal animals if the weather is clear.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Day 8 Fly back to Kota Kinabalu, Aiport pick-up
In the morning, the driver will take you to Lahad Batu Airport. You will then fly back to Kota Kinabalu in about 1 hour. A local driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel, which is surrounded by Rasa Ria Reserve beside the Dalit Beach. You will enjoy 2 days' leisure time here, lifting the tiredness bought by the rainforest safari.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
Day 9 Free day at Dalit Beach
Free throughout the day. If you want to see more wildlife, you can experience a jungle walk on your own at the nearby Rasa Ria Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort
Day 10 Airport see-off
Here comes to the end of our Malaysia private tour packages. Our driver will escort you to the airport and see you off. We hope you have had an enjoyable trip with us!

Meals: Breakfast
 Friendly Tips

We arrange English-speaking drivers for you in this itinerary. They will introduce scenic spots to you. For some attractions, they will introduce in advance and you need to go inside for the visit on your own; for some attractions, their natural guides will take clients to explore the sites.
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