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A beautifully diverse and expert trip to experience the rich wildlife, nature and culture of Borneo

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What's Included

  • Completely private tour of Kinabatangan
  • Full day Sun Bear and Orangutan Excursion
  • Private tour options in Sepilok Nature Resort, Lankayan Island, Gayana Eco Resort and Kota Kinabalu
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

A handcrafted itinerary by our expert Malaysia travel designers to bring you a varied, immersive and comprehensive trip of Borneo’s best wildlife, natural and cultural experiences with a relaxing tropical island finale.

Beginning with a night in Sandakan to visit the renowned Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre to see some of Borneo’s rescued creatures up close. Then you’ll spend three days on the exotic Lankayan Island and resort for fantastic diving, underwater life and unwinding in these exotic, secluded surrounds. Next delve deep into the Kinabatangan river and wilderness for spotting Borneo’s best fauna and endangered species (Orang-Utans, Sun bears, pygmy elephants) in the wild with expert daily safari expeditions. Your final destination is the spoiling and stunning Gayana island eco-resort and hideaway for three nights and the choice of jungle trekking, cultural excursions, diving or simply kicking back.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-8

Sandakan

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan

Transfer

Private transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort

 
Check in to Sepilok Nature Resort for two nights Check in to Sepilok Nature Resort for two nights

Check in to your comfortable guestroom at Sepilok Nature Resort.

Full day Sun Bear and Orangutan Excursion Full day Sun Bear and Orangutan Excursion

Today you will come face to face with the incredible endangered animals of this area. The eight hour long excursion will include sights of man's closest relative, the Orangutan, and the Sun Bear.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Sepilok Nature Resort to Jetty and Speedboat to Lankayan Island

 
Check in to Lankayan Island Resort Check in to Lankayan Island Resort

Check in to your guestroom at the idyllic Lankayan Island Resort.

Three days enjoying Lankayan Island Three days enjoying Lankayan Island

Spend your time on Lankayan Island digging your toes into the hot white sand and cooling off the crystal clear Sulu Sea.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Shared speedboat transfer to Kinabatangan

 
Check in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Check in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Check in to your comfortable guestroom at the scenic Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

Full day wildlife spotting at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Full day wildlife spotting at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Cruise into the Mangrove Forest and Sakau Village, where you can look out for proboscis monkey, orang-utan, gibbons, pygmy elephant and hornbills.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Sim Sim Jetty to the Airport

Days 8-11

Kota Kinabalu

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

Transfer

Private transfer to Jessleton Point Jetty

 
Check in to Gayana Eco Resort Check in to Gayana Eco Resort

Check in to your sumptuous villa at the impressive Gayana Eco Resort.

Three days enjoying the  Gayana Eco Resort Three days enjoying the Gayana Eco Resort

Spend your time at the luxurious Gayana Eco Resort relaxing on the beach and taking advantage of the lovely onsite spa, or getting active snorkelling and scuba diving in the azure waters. Other exciting activities you can get involved with include jungle trekking and playing marine biologist for the day at the Marine Ecology Research Centre.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private speedboat transfer to Kota Kinabalu

 
Full day Penampang cultural tour Full day Penampang cultural tour

A full day exploring Borneo’s culture and heritage. You will visit a vibrant, bustling market at Penampang, temples and churches before cruising down a river to visit the Monosopiad cultural village where you will learn about the Borneo history of headhunting.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private speedboat transfer to Gaya Island

Transfer

Private speedboat transfer to Kota Kinabalu

Transfer

Private Transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport

Flight

Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur

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