Danum & Tabin, Sabah

Tabin and Danum Valley 5D4N

Price from MYR 5630 per person
Duration 5 days, 4 nights

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Itinerary

Day 1 Lahad Datu – Tabin Wildlife Resort (L/D)

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on a gravel road for about an hour and a half.  Check into the charming timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort which comes 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. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments. In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife.  After trekking through the jungle for twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted. After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a Night Safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.

Day 2 Lipad Waterfall (B/L/D)

You may opt to join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species 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 you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.

Day 3 Tabin Wildlife Resort – Lahad Datu – Danum Valley (B/L/D)

After early breakfast, check-out and travel by road to Lahad Datu and then take 09.30 hours scheduled transfer to Danum Valley (4-5 hours). Arrive and check-in to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. In the afternoon, depart for a guided walk on a nature trail (400 m boardwalk circuit) and the 300 m canopy walkway. In the evening, have dinner at the lodge. If weather permits, go for a night drive in search of nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Day 4 Danum Valley (B/L/D)

Following breakfast, depart for a trek along the “Coffin Trail” that leads to an ancient Kadazan-Dusun burial site. It’s a 3 km return trip, involving a 40-minute climb to a magnificent lookout point. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, hike the Segama Trail and East Trail in search of wildlife before returning to the Lodge. After dinner, depart for a night walk in search of nocturnal creatures. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Day 5 Danum Valley – Lahad Datu (B/L)

A leisurely breakfast followed by at own leisure. Have lunch followed by check out. Then depart at 1330 hours for the scheduled transfer to Lahad Datu airport for flight out.

*Activities are subject to weather conditions and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.

What to bring: Insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle  & personal toiletries. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

Trip Notes

Includes

Scheduled tours & transfers, 2 nights stay at Tabin Wildlife Resort, 2 nights stay at the Borneo Rainforest Resort Danum Valley, meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), English speaking guide. 6% Goods & Service Tax.

Excludes

Additional costs for unscheduled tours & transfers, optional tours, miscellaneous personal expenses, items not in the itinerary, airfare - Kota Kinabalu - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu.

Accommodation

High season surcharge of RM 106 per person applies from 1 March to 31 April and from 15 July to 15 October.

Recommended Flights

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Lahad Datu (LDU) on MASWings MH3010 (Dep 0610, Arr 0705). Lahad Datu (LDU) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on MASWings MH3023 (Dep 1730, Arr 1825).

Note

Prices valid until 31st March 2017.

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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