Kinabatangan River and Lankayan Island

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7 Days / 6 Nights
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Sandakan
Sandakan
Tour Details

A perfect blend of a wildlife safari on the Kinabatangan River with a relaxed stay on a pristine private island.

The Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest forest covered floodplain in Malaysia with the largest concentration of wildlife in South East Asia.

After the safari in the jungle this tour will take you to beautiful Lankayan Island, a private island secretly hidden in an untouched corner of the Sulu Sea.

  • Get up close and personal with the Orangutans in Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Immerse yourself in Borneo’s rainforest and explore the fascinating Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Witness Borneo’s abundant wildlife up close as you embark on a safari river cruise on the Kinabatangan River
  • Escape to a tropical paradise. Enjoy the relaxation and the beauty of staying in the tropical setting on Lankayan Island
Day 1
Arrive Sandakan - Sepilok - Kinabatangan River
Day 2
Kinabatangan River
Day 3
Kinabatangan River - Sepilok
Day 4 - 7
Lankayan Island

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Diving package at Lankayan (available at surcharge)
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sandakan - Sepilok Orangutan - Kinabatangan River

Pick up from Sandakan airport upon arrival.

Transfer 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 , 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 Sepilok you will be taken to the 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 2Kinabatangan River

Today you will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on another river cruise to the Pitas Lake for birdwatching. 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”.

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

Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 3Kinabatangan River - Sepilok

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. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure.

Overnight at the Sepilok Nature Resort

BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Day 4Lankayan Island

Transfer to the Sandakan Post Office Jetty to board the boat to Lankayan Island. On arrival check in to your room, the rest of the day is free for your leisure.

Overnight at the Lankayan Island Resort

LUNCH | DINNER

Day 5 - 6Lankayan Island

Day at leisure. You can relax by the beach, snorkeling or diving.

Overnight at the Lankayan Island Resort

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 7Depart Sandakan

Transfer to Sandakan by speedboat, continue to the airport to connect with your flight.

BREAKFAST

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