Discover the magical tropical rainforest which is home to the Orang-utan, and watch along the banks of the Kinabatangan River for Proboscis monkeys and other wildlife. Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary and enjoy a dip in the Poring Hot Springs or take a canopy walk through the rainforest on this tailor-made journey.

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Day 1

Kota Kinabalu

Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2

Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy a cruise through Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Spend the day snorkelling in the clear waters and relax on some white sand islands. Later discover the local tribes at Mari Mari Cultural Village. The village operates as a museum preserving Borneo’s ethnic culture and features five different ethnic tribes in one village. (B)

Day 3

Kota Kinabalu - Poring Hot Springs

Today head out to the cooler climes of Kinabalu Park, home to between 5000-6000 species of plants and 430 different birds and mammals. Stop at a local Dusun village for a meal with a local family and take a short walk around the village. (B)

Day 4

Poring Hot Springs

Today is free for you to relax and spend some time at the springs. The energetic can take to some self-guided trails. There is also a butterfly garden, orchid garden (closed on Mondays) and a canopy walk for an additional cost. (B)

Day 5

Poring Hot Springs - Kinabatangan

The Kinabatangan River is one of the longest rivers in Borneo and is home to some of Borneo’s highest concentrations of wildlife. In the afternoon, head out on a river cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, orang-utans and elephant. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6


Today it’s all about the wildlife. Dawn and dusk are the best times and you will enjoy boat cruises at these times to look for proboscis monkeys, silver leaf and long tail macaques and, if you’re lucky, elephants. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Kinabatangan - Sepilok

Today visit a proboscis monkey sanctuary at Labuk Bay. This is a great chance to see these amazing animals up close. Afterwards transfer to Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary for the afternoon feeding session of Borneo’s most iconic mammal. It is also possible to arrange a night walk at Sepilok. (B)

Day 8

Sepilok - Sandakan

Today you will be transferred to Sandakan Airport where your trip ends. (B)

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