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Luxury Sabah

10 Days | 9 Nights
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Malaysia
Sepilok - Kinabatangan River - Danum Valley - Kota Kinabalu

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Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport, you will be welcomed by your local guide and driver. After that, pay a short visit to Sandakan Memorial Park located about 11 km away.

The park is a memorial site built in the former grounds of the former site of the notorious WWII prisoner of war camp. It is dedicated as a memory for all prisoners in the camp who died during the Sandakan Death Marches, and to those who died during a march to Ranau. Of the 1793 Australian and 641 British troops originally imprisoned here, the only survivors by July 1945 were six Australian escapees.

After the visit to the Sandakan Memorial Park, be transferred to the resort in SEPILOK for check in. Overnight at resort in Sepilok.

At 09:30, our guide and driver will come to pick up and transfer you to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in time for the morning feeding session at 10:00. At this centre, you will have a chance to meet the world’s most intelligent primate: the orangutan.

From the orangutan centre, walk to the nearby Sun Bear Conservation Centre, established as a non-profit organisation in Sabah in 2008. The center aims to protect sun bear from both human and natural threats, create the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild, while educating the public and raising awareness about this species.

After the visits, you will be transferred back to your resort. The rest of day is free at leisure and relaxation. Overnight in Sepilok.

Following the breakfast, you will be transferred by private air-conditioned minivan with your guide to Sandakan Jetty to embark on the boat to the Kinabatangan River. This two-hour boat journey passes by local villages and lush rainforest and provides excellent wildlife-spotting opportunities for those looking to gander at some of Borneo’s quirky inhabitants.

Upon arrival at the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, check in and enjoy lunch. The local guide will conduct a briefing on the upcoming activities and advice on recommended gear. After lunch, free to relax or explore the surrounding area on the nature boardwalk.

In the late afternoon (16:30), take part in a cruise up the Kinabatangan River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. As night falls witness the glittering of fireflies on the mangrove trees. Return to the lodge for dinner before mid-evening take a stroll along the boardwalk on a lookout for nocturnal animals and interesting insects.

Overnight in Kinabatangan River.

MEALS

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS

At 06:30, depart on a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Kelenanap Oxbow Lake, a crescent shaped lake that formed when the river’s meander became so wide that it cut itself off. After that, return to lodge around 08:00 and have breakfast.

At 08:30, continue with a visit the local fishing village, Kampung Abai. Interact with local Orang Sungai, river people who have long inhabited the area, observe daily activities in the fishing village and enjoy a local-style lunch prepared and served by the villagers.

After lunch, spend the rest of the day is at leisure before heading out in the late afternoon to watch the river activities of many primate species that become active during this time. After a well-deserved and hearty dinner, head out again at 20:30 for an unforgettable night river safari to see some of the jungle’s nocturnal inhabitants.

Overnight in Kinabatangan River.

MEALS

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS

Wake up early in this morning for a whole-day transfer to Danum Valley. At 07:00, head toward the resort’s pier to catch 1-hour boat ride to Sukau Jetty. From Sukau Jetty, you will be transferred to Danum valley by a private overland transfer by a 4WD. En route, make a stop for short rest at Lahad Datu, in the Tawau Division of Sabah. It takes up to 03 hours to drive from Sukau Jetty to Lahad Datu and another 03 hours to Danum valley.

Upon arrival at the lodge in DANUM VALLEY, check into your room and relax. If your energy allows, you can take a walk along Borneo Rainforest Lodge’s Tree Top Canopy Walkway which is one of the most spectacular walkway in Sabah, with multiple viewing platforms, spanning approximately 300m in length and stands at 26m at the highest point.

Following the dinner, take a night walk through forest to see whip scorpion, stick insect, snakes, palm civet, snake, cave centipede, owls, elephant spider and luminous mushrooms.

Overnight in Danum Valley.

MEALS

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS

In the early morning, wake up to the calls of the Bornean Gibbons. After breakfast, start your day with guide trek to the Kadazandusun burial site, known as “Coffin Cliff”, before proceed to “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of the area. After that, trek to the waterfall for a refreshing dip in the Natural Jacuzzi pool.

Have lunch at the lodge then spend the rest of the afternoon at own leisure. You can explore more trails leading to canopy walkway or go for a relaxing session of ‘tubing’ down the Danum River.

In the evening, take a guided night walk into the forest. Overnight in Danum Valley.

MEALS

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS

You are free at leisure in this morning. After lunch, check out and take a 2.5 hour transfer to Lahad Datu Airport to catch the domestic flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Upon arrival in KOTA KINABALU, you will be picked up and transferred to Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort, an enchanting tropical retreat rising above a pristine stretch of beachfront. Once at the resort, you can head to the resort’s bar to enjoy refreshing cocktails while watching the glorious sunset view over the jungle.

In the evening, enjoy delicious meal at one of seven spectacular restaurants of resort. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS

This morning, spend the day at your own leisure. There are some suggested optional activities and services which you could take to highlight your Sabah trip.

OPTIONAL: You may consider taking an unforgettable helicopter trip to Kota Kinabalu Mountain, standing at 4,095 metres, where you can enjoy stunning views of the endless Crocker Range, home to some of the world's oldest rainforests. Make the bird’s point of view over the magnificent rainforests of Borneo and grab the opportunity to watch the beauty of its rainforests way from the above. During the trip, the captain will introduce you the myths and legends of Mount Kinabalu. You also have chance to enjoy vast paddy fields and charming, rustic sights of villages at the shadows of the majestic mountain when the flight flies back.

OPTIONAL: Following the helicopter ride, head to a tranquil spa which offers a selection of spa treatments that showcase the diverse Sabah culture, with natural botanical and herbal products known for their therapeutic properties.

The rest of day is free at leisure, you can stroll along the white sand beaches, take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy delicious cocktail and watch the Borneo’s breathtaking sunset.

For dinner, if you are interested, your delicious five-course dinner will be served in a personal beachfront gazebo (at your own cost). Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

MEALS

Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

Spend whole day to explore the surrounding landscape of Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort. You can take part in a variety of activities that keep you busy, relax at the amazing pool areas or do nothing.

Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS

This morning, you will be transferred back to the Kota Kinabalu airport to catch the flight to your next destination.

MEALS
Breakfast

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Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
26ºC
410mm

Kinabatangan River
29ºC
417mm

Danum Valley
29ºC
249mm

Kota Kinabalu
29ºC
163mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
26ºC
250mm

Kinabatangan River
29ºC
270mm

Danum Valley
29ºC
211mm

Kota Kinabalu
29ºC
85mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
26ºC
170mm

Kinabatangan River
30ºC
177mm

Danum Valley
30ºC
159mm

Kota Kinabalu
30ºC
94mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
115mm

Kinabatangan River
31ºC
116mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
132mm

Kota Kinabalu
31ºC
151mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
146mm

Kinabatangan River
32ºC
146mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
155mm

Kota Kinabalu
31ºC
265mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
190mm

Kinabatangan River
32ºC
192mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
141mm

Kota Kinabalu
31ºC
293mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
180mm

Kinabatangan River
31ºC
184mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
135mm

Kota Kinabalu
31ºC
264mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
220mm

Kinabatangan River
32ºC
224mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
151mm

Kota Kinabalu
30ºC
268mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
230mm

Kinabatangan River
31ºC
235mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
138mm

Kota Kinabalu
30ºC
301mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
27ºC
250mm

Kinabatangan River
31ºC
253mm

Danum Valley
31ºC
184mm

Kota Kinabalu
30ºC
346mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
26ºC
310mm

Kinabatangan River
30ºC
320mm

Danum Valley
30ºC
182mm

Kota Kinabalu
30ºC
306mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Sepilok
26ºC
440mm

Kinabatangan River
29ºC
444mm

Danum Valley
29ºC
226mm

Kota Kinabalu
30ºC
252mm

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