Day 1 Lahad Datu – Tabin Wildlife Reserve (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. 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 take a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day (not included in package) or join the morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species. After breakfast, drive to the core area for animal-spotting before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit the 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 just 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. In the evening, go on a dusk drive to look for nocturnal wildlife. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.
Day 3 Tabin Wildlife Reserve (B/L/D)
After breakfast, go trekking on one of the trails near the resort. Then return to the resort for lunch. After lunch go on anther jungle walk. Dinner followed by a night safari to look for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.
Day 4 Tabin Wildlife Reserve – Lahad Datu (B/L)
While enjoying your breakfast, you can enjoy the serene environment at the Café and observe birds, small mammals and insects that are active in the vicinity. Free at leisure before saying good bye to Tabin.
*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.
Scheduled tours & transfers, 3 nights stay at the Lodge, meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), English speaking guide.
Additional costs for unscheduled tours & transfers, optional tours, miscellaneous personal expenses, items not in the itinerary, airfare - Kota Kinabalu - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu.
2 adults per order
Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information.
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Lahad Datu (LDU) on MASWings MH3010 (Dep 0610, Arr 0705). Lahad Datu (LDU) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on MASWings MH3019 (Dep 1600, Arr 1655).
Child rate applies if child is staying with 2 adults and does not need an extra bed. One adult and one child is charged as 2 adults.
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