Track the Orangutans in the Wild

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6 Days / 5 Nights
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Sandakan
Lahad Datu
Tour Details

Track the Orangutans in the Wild is a private tour that explores the natural habitat of the orangutans,

Your guide will lead you deep into the dense jungle of Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley in search of wild orangutans – the largest primate in Asia.

This tour will give you the unforgettable thrill of seeing wild animals roaming freely through spectacular rainforest.

  • Observe 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
  • Explore the Gomantong Caves home of millions of birds and bats
  • Trekking in the Borneo rainforest, hiking through the Danum Valley Conservation Area
Day 1
Arrive Sandakan - Kinabatangan River
Day 2
Kinabatangan River
Day 3 - 6
Danum Valley

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
  • Meals full board
  • Entrance fees
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sandakan - Gomantong Caves - Sukau

You will be picked up from your hotel or airport and driven for about 2.5hrs through rustic countryside studded with villages to Sukau village.

En route visit the Gomantong Caves, famed for its their ‘edible bird nests’. Walk for about 10 minutes through rainforest on a wooden boardwalk to the entrance of Simud Hitam Cavern and explore the cave system. The resident creatures of the caves include swiftlets (from which the nests are collected) and bats among others.

On arrival in Sukau village, take a short boat ride to Borneo Nature Lodge. After a brief orientation, you will be given free time to freshen up before lunch. Late afternoon, embark on a scenic boat trip on the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at the Borneo Nature Lodge

LUNCH | DINNER

Day 2Kinabatangan River Sukau

You will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on another river cruise to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake in search of wildlife. Take a short jungle walk (if weather permits) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

The rest of the morning is at your leisure to explore the surrounding areas or nearby villages. Late afternoon embark on another river cruise in search of wildlife.

Overnight at the Borneo Nature Lodge

BREAKFAST |LUNCH | DINNER

Day 3Sukau - Danum Valley

Today you will be driven for about 5 hours to Danum Valley with a couple of stop en route. On arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, located beside the Danum River, the view is immediately breathtaking. The beautiful unspoilt primary rainforest canopy reaches up to over 30 meters tall.

The entire Danum Valley Conservation Area is a primary rainforest, which means it has never been logged before and is completely untouched. After a brief orientation, you will be given free time to freshen up before lunch. In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided trekking along the Nature Trail for an introduction to the rainforest ecosystem.

This evening, after a slide presentation on Danum Valley Conservation Area, you will join a night safari on an open-air truck. Using a powerful spot light the guide will point out nocturnal species.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST| LUNCH | DINNER

Day 4Danum Valley

Rise early this morning and enjoy a whole day in the beautiful Danum Valley. A short walk from the lodge will bring you to the canopy walkway, suspended 26 metres above the forest floor. The view is magical. In the early mornings, mist hangs over the rainforest, forming a white veil from which only the tallest treetops emerge.

After breakfast you will climb up the trail which brings you the View Point. You will stop along the way to discover the huge variety of flora and fauna. Close to the summit, you will explore an ancient Kadazandusun burial site. Upon reaching the View Point you will rewarded with a fantastic view over the valley. On your return, enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural Jacuzzi pool.

After lunch enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River. As, darkens falls, enjoy a guided night jungle walk in search in search of nocturnal species.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 5Danum Valley

After breakfast trek to Fairy and Serpent Falls.

After lunch, enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River.

This evening, you will join another night safari on an open-air truck in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 6Danum Valley - Depart Lahad Datu

This morning enjoy a short jungle walk. After lunch, check out and transfer to Lahad Datu airport.

BREAKFAST | LUNCH

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