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3 Days / 2 Nights
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Lahad Datu
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Tour Details

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is one of the best places in Borneo to experience the tropical rainforest, that provides habitat for a vast array of plants and animals, many of which are still undiscovered.

With this 3 day-tour you will see the Mud Volcano and trek through the trails in search of wildlife such as orangutans, elephants and gibbons.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, avid photographer or just a lover of nature, Tabin Wildlife Reserve has something on offer for everyone.

  • Cherish the harmony of the endangered rainforest ecosystem. In Tabin’s forest you will see life as it truly should be – wild, variable, colourful, pure, and full of wonders!
  • Trace and identify the fresh tracks of the nightly animal visitors in search of vital minerals at the mud-volcano
  • Appreciate the important role of Tabin as a wildlife reserve. Tabin is like a huge paradise island providing protection and shelter for rare and endangered wildlife
Day 1
Arrive Lahad Datu - Tabin Reserve
Day 2
Tabin Reserve
Day 3
Depart Lahad Datu

What's Included

  • Accommodation in River or Forest Chalet
  • Scheduled transfers Lahad Datu airport-Tabin-Lahad Datu airport
  • Activities as per travel itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals full board
  • Entrance fees

Scheduled Transfers:

From Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve: 08.00 and 12.00
From Tabin Wildlife Reserve to Lahad Datu: 13.30


Day 1 Arrive in Lahad Datu - Tabin Reserve

You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (1:30 hrs). Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower, a welcome luxury in the forest. Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside the buildings of the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.

Visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area. (For guest check in before 11:00am)

In the afternoon, visit the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek back to the resort along elephant trail.

After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.

Overnight at the Tabin Wildlife Resort


Day 2Tabin Reserve

Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of more than 300 species of birds. After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal’s spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit 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, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks (optional). In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.
After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife

Overnight at the Tabin Wildlife Resort


Day 3Tabin Reserve - Depart Lahad Datu

After breakfast, free and easy until check out.
You may opt to take up a dawn drive or jungle walk to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day.