From  £3195
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Experience Danum Valley trekking
  • Witness the feeding of the orangutans
  • Explore Sandakan Central Market
  • Enjoy wildlife river cruises
  • Snorkel on stunning Gaya Island
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Borneo Orangutan Experience

14 Day Tour, from £3195 per person

It’s hard to think of Borneo without picturing the Old Man of the Forest. This trip allows you to see the excellent work being done to help conserve endangered orangutans at the world-famous Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and also offers the opportunity to witness this incredible animal in its natural environment, swinging through the trees of Danum Valley Conservation Area or along the banks of Kinabatangan River.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO BORNEO
Fly to Kota Kinabalu
DAY 2
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
Land Kota Kinabalu and drive to the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort. Enjoy two nights at leisure.
Accommodation
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
               
DAY 3
KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU
Day at leisure, the resort offers a host of activities to enjoy. (B)
DAY 4
DANUM VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA
DANUM VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA
Return to the airport, fly to Lahad Datu and take a 4WD vehicle to Borneo Rainforest Lodge: look out for the wildlife along the way. After your buffet lunch, enjoy a guided nature walk before heading to the 300-metre canopy walkway, one of the most spectacular walkways in Sabah. Return to the lodge and enjoy free time until dinner. If weather permits, go for a night drive. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
                 
DAY 5
DANUM VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA
DANUM VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA
Following breakfast, depart for a trek along the "Coffin Trail" which leads to an ancient Kadazandusun burial site. It's a 3km return trip, involving a 40-minute climb to a magnificent lookout point. Return to the lodge and enjoy a dip in the ‘Jacuzzi Pool'. After lunch, hike the Segama Trail and East Trail in search of wildlife before returning to the Lodge. After dinner, depart for a night walk in search of nocturnal creatures. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
This morning depart early, return to Lahad Datu, change vehicles and drive onwards towards the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure - there is chance to visit the Gomantong Caves, please speak to the guide (payable locally). Late afternoon, enjoy a river cruise to search for the wildlife. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
   
DAY 7
KINABATANGAN RIVER
KINABATANGAN RIVER
This morning transfer downriver to Abai Jungle Lodge, another chance to see the wildlife. Here, enjoy lunch with the local Abai villagers and partake in their tree planting programme. Late afternoon take a further river cruise to see the wildlife and after dinner, enjoy a short cruise to see the firefiles lit up like a Christmas tree. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Abai Jungle Lodge
     
DAY 8
SEPILOK REHABILITATION CENTRE
SEPILOK REHABILITATION CENTRE
Wake up to the jungle sounds and transfer downriver and through the Sulu Sea to Sandakan. Enjoy time at the Central Market and drop off at MY Nature Resort. This afternoon is at leisure to visit the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for the afternoon orangutan feeding. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
MY Nature Resort
     
DAY 9
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
This morning, return to Sandakan and fly back to Kota Kinabalu. Take the resort speedboat to Gaya Island. Set in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park this small island resort offers excellent snorkelling and a luxury stay. (B)
Accommodation
Gaya Island Resort
       
DAY 10
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Day at leisure to enjoy beach time and snorkelling (diving also available). (B)
DAY 11
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Day at leisure - the resort offers excellent jungle treks on the island. (B)
DAY 12
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Day at leisure - the Resort offers an excellent on-site Spa. (B)
DAY 13
GAYA ISLAND
GAYA ISLAND
Day at leisure. (B)
DAY 14
DEPARTURE
Today return to the airport and fly back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

14 day tour, from £3195 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur
  • Domestic flights in Borneo
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation as stated on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
  • Private airport transfers in Kota Kinabalu/shared excursions, boat transfers and river cruises elsewhere 
  • All touring with English-speaking guides and drivers

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any meals not mentioned 

Tour Route Map


  1. Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
  2. Borneo, Danum Valley Conservation Area
  3. Borneo, Kinabatangan River
  4. Borneo, Sandakan
  5. Borneo, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  6. Borneo, Gaya Island

Tour Accommodation

Abai Jungle Lodge
Abai Jungle Lodge
Abai Jungle Lodge Abai Jungle Lodge is located close to the mouth of the Sulu Sea and offers 18 twin, double and triple rooms arranged in 6 units. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, netted windows......
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Borneo Rainforest Lodge Nestled comfortably in a pristine jungle habitat, the eco-friendly Borneo Rainforest Lodge reinforces the impression of being 'immersed in nature'.  Guests have a......
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort Situated on Pulau Gaya within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Borneo, Gaya Island Resort is a natural sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest. The 120......
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge The Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is located on the riverbank near the village of Sukau and in the larger Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary which was established in 2002 to......
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is located roughly 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city on a broad stretch of white sand beach and surrounded by 400 acres......
MY Nature Resort
MY Nature Resort
MY Nature Resort MY Nature Resort is a new resort located a 10 minute walk to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre and a 5 minute walk to the Rainforest Discovery......

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