Day 1 Arrival Kota Kinabalu
Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at 3* Hotel.
Day 2 Poring Hot Spring – Kinabalu Park (B/L)
0700 hours – pickup from hotel in city and depart on a 3 hours drive to Poring Hot Spring. En route, make a stop at Nabalu village to savour local fruits and to shop for local handicrafts. Upon arrival, observe wildlife on the canopy walkway 100 feet above the forest floor and take a dip in one of the soothing, hot mineral springs set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Proceed to the World Heritage site of Kinabalu Park. Explore the mountain gardens – home to many species of orchids, pitcher plants, birds, insects and butterflies – with your guide before returning to Kota Kinabalu in the late afternoon. Overnight at 3* Hotel.
Day 3 Mamutik or Manukan Island Daytrip (B/L)
Just 15 minutes boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, are the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Offering pristine white beaches, clear water and coral reefs, this is the perfect getaway from the town. After collection from your hotel, take a short boat ride to one of the outlying islands for a day of relaxation and swimming. Mask and snorkel are provided. Basic washroom facilities are available on the island. Enjoy lunch on the island. Return to Kota Kinabalu mid-afternoon. Overnight at 3* Hotel.
Day 4 Kota Kinabalu – Sepilok – Kinabatangan River – Sukau (B/L/D)
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Kota Kinbalu airport. Pick up from Sandakan airport / hotel and visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild. You will be able to observe them at their feeding stations in the rainforest and at the nursery (if open). Watch the feeding session at 1000 hours. Then proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). This centre rescues captured sun bears and is involved in sun bear conservation, welfare rehabilitation and education. Over 30 sun bears live at the centre in the bear house and outdoor enclosures. 1100-1115 hours depart Sepilok and proceed to the jetty in Sandakan. 1145 – 1200 hours 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. Then continue by boat to Sukau and check in to the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. 1630 hours go 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.
Note: The nursery at Sepilok is sometimes closed to visitors. This occurs if any of the young orangutan are sick. As such there is no guarantee that the nursery will be open.
Day 5 Oxbow Lake – Kinabatangan River – Sukau (B/L/D)
Early morning, take a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. Trek the lush riverine forest along the lake and then return to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon, venture on another river cruise down the Menanggul River and along the Kinabatangan River. Return to the lodge at dusk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside lodge.
Day 6 Sukau – Kinabatangan River – Sandakan (B/L)
After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat and have another chance to see wildlife along the river during the 2½ hour journey. Arrive at Sandakan jetty and transfer to your hotel or airport.
English speaking guide (except for day 3 Mamutik island daytrip), tours & transfers indicated, entrance fees, meals as indicated, 3 nights stay at 3* Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, 2 nights stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Airfare from KK - Sandakan – KK, juices, carbonated & alcoholic beverages, camera & video fees, optional tours and all air tickets.
2 adults per order
Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information.
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK) on Malaysia Airlines MH2042 (Dep 0700, Arr 0740) or Air Asia AK6092 (Dep 0705, Arr 0750) or MASWings MH3093 (Dep 0725, Arr 0815). Sandakan (SDK) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on Malaysia Airlines MH2047 (Dep 1250, Arr 1330 ) or Air Asia AK6097 (Dep 1430, Arr 1515).
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