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Price Guide
14 Nights - £2,375pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights from UK
  • All taxes
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast & some other meals
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • ATOL protection
  • Based on 2020 - 21 prices

Rainforest & Beach

Orang-utan at Sepilok

Orang-utan at Sepilok

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort

Birdlife at Tabin

Birdlife at Tabin

Waterfall at Tabin

Waterfall at Tabin

Hornbill, Sabah

Hornbill, Sabah

Proboscis Monkey, Sukau

Proboscis Monkey, Sukau

Kinabalu Villas at Gaya Island Resort

Kinabalu Villas at Gaya Island Resort

Mangrove kayaking Gaya Island

Mangrove kayaking Gaya Island

 

Rainforest & Beach

Discover the best of Sabah with a part tour, part beach holiday  in Borneo.

This 15-day Borneo holiday includes 2 nights in Abai, 2 days exploring the beautiful Kinabatangan River area and 2 nights at the Tabin Wildlife Resort before a 6-night beach extension in Borneo.

After a night in Kota Kinabalu on arrival, fly to Sandakan and visit the Orangutan Sanctuary at Sepilok before cruising up the lower Kinabatangan River for a 2 night stay at Abai Jungle Lodge.

Go in search of wildlife and birdlife and visit Pitas Lake.

From Abai, cruise further into the rainforest by electric boat and spend a night in Sukau at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, a great base for discovering the wildlife along the Kinabatangan River and it's tributaries.

After Kinabatangan spend 2 nights at Tabin Wildlife Resort and enjoy a night safari, jungle walks and a visit to the Lipad Mud Volcano.

After discovering the best of Borneo's nature and wildlife, enjoy a week in one of Borneo's beach resorts.

As with all of our Borneo holidays, this one can be tailored to suit your interests, time and budget - so just let us know your preferences.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & some other meals
  • All airport transfers by private car
  • Private car excursions

Accommodation

  • 1 night Kota Kinabalu
  • 2 nights Abai
  • 1 night Sukau
  • 2 nights Tabin Wildlife Reserve
  • 6 nights beach resort

Excursions

  • Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Proboscis Monkeys
  • Kinabatangan River cruises
  • Night Safari
  • Lipad Mud Volcano

Day 1: Fly UK to Borneo

Overnight flight from the UK to Borneo.

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu

On arrival in Kota Kinabalu you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Abai

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for the short 40-minute flight to Sandakan.

Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are being reintroduced into the wild.

Observe them at their feeding stations in the rainforest and see a video presentation on the orangutan rehabilitation programme.

At midday depart for a 1-hour boat cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River, passing pristine mangrove forests and searching for wildlife.

Arrive at Abai Jungle Lodge and have lunch.

After lunch, enjoy time to relax or explore the surrounding area on the nature boardwalk. At 4:30 embark on a cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife.

As night falls witness the glittering of fireflies on the mangrove trees before returning to the lodge for dinner.

After dinner, enjoy a guided night walk around the Lodge’s nature boardwalk.

Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge. Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 4: Pitas Lake – Abai

At around 6:30 depart on a boat trip for bird-watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Pitas Lake.

Return to the lodge around 8 am for breakfast.

After breakfast visit the nearby Abai village and participate in a tree-planting project.

Enjoy a local-style lunch prepared and served by the villagers.

After lunch, enjoy time to relax or explore the surrounding area on the nature boardwalk.

In the late afternoon embark on a cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife.

Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 5: Abai – Kinabatangan River – Menanggul River

After breakfast, the morning is free at leisure to relax or explore the boardwalk.

After lunch, cruise upriver to Sukau, searching for wildlife along the way. Arrive Sukau and check-in to the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

In the late afternoon set off on a river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to the Menanggul River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 6:  Sukau – Tabin Wildlife Reserve

From Sukau, transfer by boat and road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve and check into Tabin Wildlife Resort.

In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano, which acts as a mineral salt lick for wildlife.

After trekking through the jungle for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano.

Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest rich in birdlife.

After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin, followed by a Night Safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.

Overnight Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 7: Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Enjoy an optional early morning walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich birdlife.

After breakfast, trek through the rainforest to visit Lipad Waterfall.

Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall.

Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or simply relax.

In the afternoon maybe try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.

Overnight Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 8: Tabin Wildlife Reserve - Lahad Datu

After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen.

Enjoy a dip in the river or just enjoy the rainforest before transferring to Lahad Datu for your onward flight.

Fly to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your chosen beach resort on arrival.

Overnight Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Days 9 - 13: Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy the days at leisure or explore this part of Borneo on organised excursions (not included).

Overnights Kota Kinabalu. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Fly to UK

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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14 nights Rainforest & Beach - Superior:

  • Price from £2,375 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

All of our Borneo Tours are completely tailor-made and can be adjusted to suit your interests or budget.

Contact Us:

All of our Borneo Wildlife Tours are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Borneo holiday expert about your Borneo holiday or honeymoon to Borneo.

Call us now on 0333 7000 747

Click to enquire by email

Open 09:00 - 17:30 Mon - Fri. 09:00 - 12:00 Sat.

Abai Jungle Lodge

Abai Jungle Lodge is located about an hour from Sandakan and almost 50km from the mouth of the Kinabatangan River.

There are 24 rooms in the Lodge, all with attached bathrooms, ceiling fans, hot showers and netted windows.

The 500-800 metre long trails to the Jungle Bird tower are made from hard wood “Belian” and are flat in and out (no steep steps).

Plentiful birdlife, Silvered Langur, Maroon Langur, Hose Langur and even wild Orang-utan are often sighted here.

Very occasionally a clouded Leopard or a Sun Bear have also been sighted from the jungle trail.

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

The accommodation in Sukau is comfortable but not luxurious. We think it is in keeping with the location and the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is a much better option than other lodges such as Sukau River Lodge.

Rooms are all en-suite with ceiling fans and hot showers.

There is a wildlife trail by the lodge along which birdlife, red-leaf monkeys and sometimes orangutans are spotted.

Tabin Wildlife Resort

The charming timber bungalows of Tabin Wildlife Resort come complete with private balcony and hot water shower, a real luxury in the forest.

A variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort which is set amongst the rainforest alongside the Lipad River.

Wildlife

Please note that as all the animals are in a wild natural habitat there is no 100% guarantee of seeing them.

It is almost guaranteed to see orangutans at Sepilok however and probosics monkeys are extremely common along the Kinabatangan River.

Other wildlife such as elephants are less common but are still frequently spotted, especially around Abai.

Hornbills are common and you would be unlucky not to see some and they are a magnificent sight, especially in flight over the canopy of trees.

When visiting Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary please take note of the park guides. Orangutans are curious by nature and don't think twice about waltzing off with unguarded items. Especially - don't take food into the park with you.

Note that the cruises along the river from Sukau are in electric boats.

Superior Hotel Suggestions Sepilok:

Sepilok Nature Resort

Superior Hotel Suggestions Abai:

Abai Jungle Lodge

Superior Hotel Suggestions Sukau:

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Superior Hotel Suggestions Tabin:

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Superior Hotel Suggestions Beach:

Gaya Island Resort

12 nights Rainforest & Beach - Superior:

  • Price from £2,395 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

All of our Borneo Tours are completely tailor-made and can be adjusted to suit your interests or budget.

Contact Us:

All of our Borneo Wildlife Tours are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Borneo holiday expert about your Borneo holiday or honeymoon to Borneo.

Call us now on 0333 7000 747

Click to enquire by email

Open 09:00 - 17:30 Mon - Fri. 09:00 - 12:00 Sat.