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5 Days / 4 Nights
General Description

How many bird species can you name?
Borneo island has 664+ species of birds (resident and migratory), and more than 50 of them are endemic to Borneo, with new species still being discovered!
This 5 days /4 nights tour brings you around Kota Kinabalu, a heaven for hundreds of beautiful and rare bird species. We will explore the fresh water swamp of Likas Lagoon, Mount Kinabalu and the Kinabalu Park, and make good use of the observatory towers and canopy walks where many iconic birds are active.





Day 1

Kota Kinabalu – Arrival


Arrive at Kota Kinabalu airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in before heading out in the late afternoon for Birding at the Likas Wetlands.

Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

Note: Likas Wetland closed on Monday.


hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Day 2

Kota Kinabalu - Tambunan – Kundasang


Depart in the morning after breakfast to the Tambunan area for birding. In the afternoon, we make our way to the foothills of Mount Kinabalu.

Overnight in Kundasang area.


Kundasang area

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

Day 3

Kinabalu Park


Breakfast in hotel. Spend a full day bird watching around Kinabalu Park, exploring the various trails and avoiding the crowds. After birding for the day, we overnight at Kinabalu Park.

Overnight in Kinabalu Park.


Hill Lodge

Day 4

Poring Hot Springs


Breakfast at the hotel.

Spend another full day bird watching, this time in Poring Hot Springs. We’ll follow the various jungle trails in the area and also use the platforms of the canopy walkway for spotting before returning in the evening to overnight at Kinabalu Park.



Hill Lodge

Day 5

Kinabalu Park - Kota Kinabalu


Breakfast at the hotel. We waste no time as we spend the final day bird watching at Kinabalu Park area. After lunch, we make our way back to Kota Kinabalu to be dropped off at a hotel in the city or at the airport for your flight out.



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The program may also be subject to changes based on traffic, weather or other events beyond our control. In this case we will take care of evaluating the necessary changes together with the travelers. 

  • Likas Wetlands
  • Mount Kinabalu
  • Kinabalu Park
  • Poring Hot Springs
What you need to know
  • Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, swim wear, torchlight, drinking water bottle, insect repellent, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.
  • Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Note: In accordance to the Malaysian Tourism Tax Act 2017, with effect from 1st Sep 2017, all foreign tourists/Non Malaysians will be charged a flat rate of RM10 per room per night in any registered tourist accommodation premises and this is collected directly by the hotels/resorts/lodges upon check in. The Tourism Tax (TTx) is mandatory under Malaysian Law. Tourism Tax is not included in all tour packages.

Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.

Not included
  • Licensed English speaking local guide
  • All the transfers in any destination as specified in the itinerary on a private basis
  • Boat as per program
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Admission fees
  • Any VISA (which must be arranged for Non-ASEAN citizens)
  • Domestic and International Air tickets
  • Domestic and International Insurance Surcharge
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as drinks at meals
  • All other accounts which are not mentioned in the above inclusion.
  • Optional tour available on spot


As the hotels have different seasons that vary from hotel to hotel, the tour price will be on request, and the final amount will be calculated at the time of booking, according to the travel dates chosen.


Prices are per person on request in local currency (MYR) according with the number of participants.

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Travelers can cancel the tour before the deadline of cancellation; charges will be applied according to the cancellation deadline. The date of cancellation is the date in which the written communication od cancellation is received by the company.  Charges are a percentage of the total tour price per person, including surcharges but excluding any amendment charges and any insurance payment.

Cancellation Fee

15 to No show 100 % charge

24 to 16 days 50 % of the tour price

29 to 25 days up 10 % of the tour price

30 days up no charge

Child from 1 – 5 year: Free of charge if sharing bed with parents

Child from 6 – 7 year: charge 50% of adult price if sharing bed with parents

Child from 8 – 9 year: charge 90% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents ‘room 

Child from 10 year up: adult rate