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Kinabatangan River Abai and Sukau

3 Days / 2 Nights

Grab your camera and get ready for a wonderful wildlife safari in the Kinabatangan River!
Witness amazing wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy relaxing safari river cruise on this Borneo eco-tour.

Abai and Sukau in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary are the best places for secluded encounters with wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys, bornean pygmy elephants, crocodiles, tropical birds and many other species.

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Get up close and personal with the Orangutan in  Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre


Get a glimpse of Orang Sungai‘s village in Abai. The Orang Sungai  “River People” are a group of indigenous people native to the sate of Sabah


Witness Borneo’s abundant wildlife up close as you embark on a safari river cruise on the Kinabatangan River


See fireflies at night glittering like Christmas lights in their natural environment

Tour Details

DURATION: 3 Days / 2 Nights

FREQUENCY: Daily

JOINING CITY: Sandakan airport

DEPARTURE CITY: Sandakan airport

ACTIVITIES:  River cruise and wildlife spotting

TOUR TYPE: This tour is available in private and join-in basis. Group size is about 8-10 people per boat

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: Year-round

IS THIS YOUR IDEAL TOUR? This tour is ideal for those who are passionate about wildlife. Kinabatangan River offers some of Sabah’s best opportunities for seeing wildlife.
This tour does not require a high degree of physical fitness, as much of the wildlife viewing in Kinabatangan is done from small motorized boats. The Kinabatangan River is not the ideal place for hiking as the area consists largely of mangrove swamps and flood plains.

Tour Price

Price for the Tour Package Kinabatangan River Abai & Sukau 3 Days / 2 Nights

Currency:  Malaysian Ringgit (RM)

Validity: until 30 April 2019

  • GROUP TOUR – min. 2 persons
  • RM 1,749 per person
  • PRIVATE TOUR – min. 2 persons
  • RM 2,623 per person

  • Supplement for Single room
  • Add RM 380

What's Included

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
All internal transport as per the itinerary
Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
English-speaking tour guide
Meals full board
Entrance Fees

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Flights
Beverages
Travel insurance
Camera/video fees (Sepilok)
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Naturalis Expeditions control

Day 1: SEPILOK -KINABATANGAN RIVER – ABAI

Pick up: 08.00am (Sandakan airport or hotel)

Upon arrival in Sandakan airport you will be taken to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre for up-close orangutan encounter. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to witness the feeding of orangutans from the platform in the forest. After the feeding time of the orangutan you will be taken to the Outdoor Nursery where you will see juvenile and baby orangutans climbing and playing on the rope and in the trees.
After the outdoor nursery continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. These bears are the smallest of all sub-species and, like the orang utan, they are arboreal and are losing their habitat through deforestation. Sadly, they are also poached, captured for pets and used in Asian medicine. Keeper are nursing them back to health and where necessary, educating in how to be a wild bear. The intention is then to release them into the forest. After lunch depart for a 2-day safari on the Kinabatangan River.

You will be taken to Sim Sim jetty to board the boat to Abai Jungle Lodge. Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour cruise, journeying up river. On arrival you will check in to your lodge on the riverbank and then enjoy lunch. Late afternoon head out on a safari cruise on the Kinabatangan River – at dusk you may have the chance to see proboscis monkey and other wildlife than the area is famed for. Before dinner you will experience a night cruise to witness the glittering fireflies on the mangrove trees.

Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge

LUNCH | DINNER

Day 2: KINABATANGAN RIVER – ABAI – SUKAU

This morning you will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on a river cruise to the Pitas Lake in search of wildlife. The rest of the morning is at your leisure to explore the rainforest on a boardwalk located behind the lodge or visit the village of the native “orang sungai” people and take part in a tree planting project.

After lunch head further up the river, changing lodges for final night in Sukau village. Switching lodges gives you a great chance to see more wildlife. On arrival take a safari cruise on the Menanggul River a tributary of the Kinabatangan River.

Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 3: SUKAU – DEPART SANDAKAN

After breakfast, head back to Sandakan by boat with the opportunity to spot more proboscis monkeys, birds and crocodiles. Upon arrival in Sandakan, proceed to your hotel or airport.

BREAKFAST | LUNCH