22 October 2016
Located on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, Borneo Nature Lodge is nestled among tropical surroundings and abundant wildlife. All the spacious rooms are air-conditioned and overlook the tropical greenery and in honour of the indigenous people, many of the decorative items in the rooms are authentically handmade, supporting local communities. The lodge also has a restaurant giving you the choice to dine indoors or al fresco and daily activities include river cruises, jungle trekking, bird watching, night walks, village walks, tree planting, cave exploring and fishing. Then its on to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge for more adventures . . . all the ingredients for a Really Wild Tour!
You will be collected from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and transferred to BKI airport for your flight to Sandakan. On arrival at Sandakan you will be met and driven to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where orphaned and injured orangutans are brought to be looked after before being returned to forest life. Here you see the orangutans being fed and watch them at play. Then drive to Sukau and check-in to the Borneo Nature Lodge. After lunch enjoy a cruise on the Menanggol River, a tributary of Kinabatangan River, in search of wildlife, including the unique Proboscis monkey, Macaques, Hornbills, Kingfishers and many others. Overnight at the lodge where dinner is also included.
An early start today when you take a river cruise to the Oxbow lakes. Along the way you will see more rare primates and birds. After the cruise, return to the nature lodge for breakfast. Then relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge watching the animals and birds from viewing platforms before, in the late afternoon, going on another river cruise in Kinabatangan to search for more wildlife and birds. Overnight at Borneo Nature Lodge with all meals included.
After breakfast today you go for a short briefing at the Borneo Nature Office at Lahad Datu before leaving for the overland journey to Borneo Rainforest Lodge where an exotic welcome drink is waiting. Check out the lodge facilities and after lunch see a slide presentation in the conference room. Then there is an afternoon trek on the forest nature trails and tree top Canopy Walkway where you can look down on the rainforest. After dinner at the lodge enjoy a night drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animals.
Today after an early breakfast at the lodge you are taken on a jungle trek to the Kadazandusun burial site seeing Coffin Cliff and the View Point where you get panoramic views of the area. Then walk down to the Jacuzzi Pool for a refreshing dip before returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you can go on another guided trek through the jungle or have a relaxing session of tubing down the Danum River. Dinner is at the lodge and later there's another night walk.
After breakfast at the lodge the rest of the morning is free for you to relax or do some more exploring in the rainforest. Then enjoy your final lunch at the lodge before you are picked up and driven the two and a half hours back to Lahad Datu to catch your flight back to Sandakan and then on to Kota Kinabalu where the tour comes to an end with your transfer back to your hotel. This Really Wild tour of Borneo makes a great add on to any longer stay on the island and will leave you with lots of unique memories.
Standard fr £1297pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated