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3 Days / 2 Nights
General Description

This 3 day-2 night tour let you explore a wonderful area of Borneo to get in touch with the exceptional flora and fauna of the region: you will meet the Orang Utans and Sun bears and learn about their characteristic and habits, then you will take a cruise on the Kinabatangan River, definitely an unforgettable experience for all the bird watchers and wild nature enthusiasts.





Day 1

Sandakan – Arrival


On arrival at Sandakan Airport, transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world’s smallest bear. After lunch, transfer to Sandakan jetty for 2 and half hours boat journey along Sabah’s longest river in Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife. Take an afternoon river cruise in search of wildlife and birds using a boat with hybrid system of outboard and electric motor (depending on river current). Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide presentation and interpretation by naturalist guide.

Overnight in Kinabatangan


Sukau Rainforest Lodge – Borneo Villa

Day 2

River cruise


At 06:00 am river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. After lunch, join our in house Orang Utan Talk activity. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife.

Overnight in Kinabatangan


Sukau Rainforest Lodge – Borneo Villa

Day 3

Kinabatangan to Sandakan by boat


Breakfast at lodge, return to Sandakan by boat journey. After lunch we will proceed to airport for the 14:30 hrs flight to Kota Kinabalu. For those taking the evening flight, we will have a chance to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a bird view of the centre from the canopy walk and hanging bridge, explore the botanical garden, home to various species of flora. Proceed to Sandakan Memorial Park for a short visit before taking the flight.



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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. 


Meet the incredibly smart and fascinating Orang Utans of Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the first in the world providing rehabilitation of orphaned orang utans. Spend a few days observing them and learning about their daily routine and habits. This facility provides medical care for orphaned and confiscated orang utans as well as several other wildlife species like the gibbons and sun bears. 

What you need to know
  • Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre: for any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens – 400mm and above) or any film- making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.
  • For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag, per person before arriving in Sukau Rainforest Lodge. A complimentary storage is provided for any extra luggage. (For guests departing & returning to Sandakan Only)
  • Every boat for the river cruises are equipped with outboard engines and electric motor. With its clean and quiet operation, the electric motor will be turned on to maneuver the boat only during wildlife viewing (if location and river current permits). This way, you’ll be able to truly enjoy the wildlife experience without disturbing the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings.
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
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • 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