Kinabatangan River Adventure
3 Days / 2 Nights

Sepilok - Kinabatangan River - Oxbow Lake - Gomantong Cave

No first time visit to Borneo is complete without a visit to the East Coast of Sabah and the Kinabatangan river region. The Kinabatangan is Sabah’s longest river and one of the best locations in South East Asia to observe wildife. Some of the encounters you may have are with proboscis monkeys, orangutans, pygmy elephants, crocodiles and a large number of birds.

This short adventure suits families, a group of friends and couples. It’s fully flexible and can easily be part of a larger itinerary customised to fit individual interests and budgets.

This tour departs daily and is tailor-made. From $985 per person.

Your itinerary

Day 1

Your adventure begins in Sandakan with a pick up from the airport or your hotel. You will be transfered to the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Here you will learn about the rehabilitation process of orphaned and  injured orang-utans and have an opportunity to meet the “man of the forest” during  feeding time.

Your journey will then continue for about 2 1/2 hours to Sukau from where it is a short boat ride to the Borneo Nature Lodge. Check-in, enjoy Lunch and relax until your first wildlife cruise in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Borneo Nature Lodge/Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2

See the river in a different light during an early morning cruise to one of the Ox-Bow lakes for bird watching and in search of other wildlife.

Return for breakfast and enjoy some leisure time or head to the local village.

In the afternoon you will embark on another cruise along a different part of the river.

Accommodation: Borneo Nature Lodge/Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3

Today you will check out after breakfast and return to Sandakan. On the way, there will be a stop at the Gomantong Caves.  Take a 15 minute boardwalk to the entrance of the Simud Hitam cavern and learn about the harvesting of the famous edible bird nest.

Drop off at the airport or your hotel.

There are a varity of add ons available for this experience, whether that be pre and post tour accommodation, an overnight stay in the Turtle Island Marine park or a night or two in the stunning Danum Valley. Let us help you fit it all in.

The Highlights

  • 2 nights in comfortable accommodation by the river
  • 2 afternoon cruises in search of local wildlife
  • 1 early morning cruise
  • all transfers included
  • visit the famous Gomantong caves
  • English speaking guide

3 Day/2 Night package

from $ 985

Tour includes all transfers, meals, accommodation and activities as stated in the itinerary.

All prices are per person on twin share basis

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