Kinabatangan River and Pom Pom Island

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6 Days / 5 Nights
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Sandakan
Tawau
Tour Details

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

The safari on the Kinabatangan River is an incredible opportunity to see some of the rarest animal on the planet such as Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Orangutans and Proboscis Monkeys.

Pom Pom Island is the perfect destination to spend few days relaxing after the safari in the jungle. Here you can enjoy the beautiful sea view with a good book and a drink, or enjoy a dip in the clear aquamarine water.

  • 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 Pom Pom Island Resort
Day 1
Arrive Sandakan - Sepilok - Kinabatangan River
Day 2
Kinabatangan River
Day 3
Kinabatangan River - Pom Pom Island
Day 4 - 6
Pom Pom Island

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals as specified
  • Diving at Pom Pom Island (available at surcharge)
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sandakan - Sepilok Orangutan - Kinabatangan River

Pick up time: 08.00am (Sandakan airport or Hotel)

Upon arrival in Sandakan, you will be met at the airport and transferred 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 uou 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 3Sukau - Semporna - Pom Pom Island

This morning you will be driven for about 6 hours to Semporna. Proceed to Pom Pom Island by speedboat. On arrival check in to your room, the rest of the day is free for your leisure.

Overnight at the Pom Pom Island Resort

BREAKFAST | DINNER

Day 4 - 5Pom Pom Island

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

Overnight at the Pom Pom Island Resort

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 6Pom Pom Island - Depart Tawau

Transfer to Semporna by speedboat, continue to Tawau to connect with your flight.

BREAKFAST

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