10 Days Malaysia Nature & Wildlife Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley

Tour Code: TCT-Malaysia-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: The best time to visit Malaysia is between February and September

Price from on request

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Tour Feature

Walk into the original forest in Sabah, get close to nature and a variety of wildlife

Discover the ecosystem in Kinabatangan River area

Explore the Danum Valley, rafting and trekking through the virgin rainforest
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Kota Kinabalu Transfer service to hotel
02 Kota Kinabalu Mari Mari Cultural Village, The Sabah State Mosque, Puh Toh Tze Buddhist Temple, Sabah Museum, Signal Hill
03 Kota Kinabalu Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Spring
04 Kota KinabaluSandakan Fly to Sandaka, Observation Pavilion, Central Market, St. Michael's Church,  Kundasang War Memorial
05 Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
06 Sandakan Sukau Kinabatangan River Gomantong Cave, Kinabatangan River
07 Sukau Kinabatangan River Jungle trek to Ox-Bow lake, Afternoon river cruise
08 Sukau Kinabatangan River Danum Valley Driver to Danum Valley, Danum Valley
09 Danum Valley Danum Valley jungle trekking, Danum River cruise
10 Danum Valley Lahad Datu, Departure Drive to Lahad Datu Airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Kota Kinabalu

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu

Upon arriving Kota Kinabalu, the gateway city of East Malaysia and the capital city of Sabah, you will be picked up by the local tour guide and enjoy your free time in the city today. Kota Kinabalu, as a popular travel destination, is rich in tourism resources. The sunset of Tanjung Rhu Beach is known as one of the top 10 most beautiful sunsets in the world. Mt. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia. The mangrove forest with proboscis monkeys, and the numerous outlying islands are all unmissable.

Kota Kinabalu Sea View
Kota Kinabalu Sea View
 

Day 2Kota Kinabalu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu

After a leisure breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel at about 0900. And then we will move to the Mari Mari Cultural Village. It will take about 25 minutes by driving. Mari Mari Cultural Village operates as a museum that displays the ethnic culture in Borneo area. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with you. In the village, you find you have been back to the times of ancient Borneo when you see the displays of unique ingenious architectures, the simulated lives as well as the ritualistic ceremonies. In the afternoon, return to the city of Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah State Mosque is definitely the architectural splendor for a visit in the city. It is majestic with the blue inlaid onion dome. Then go to visit the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion at the Puh Toh Tze Buddhist Temple, which is in a traditional Chinese style temple. The Yayasan Tower, officially known as Menara Tun Mustapha, stands 122 meters high. And then continue a visit to Sabah Museum, keep immersing yourself in the local culture. We will have a pass-by driving through the Kampung Likas and the Likas Wetland, which is a natural bird sanctuary. Then we will up to Signal Hill along the winding roads, enjoying a panoramic view of the city, the sea with dotted islands. If you are interested in the local market, we could have a stop at the buzzing Filipino market, where you could buy some souvenirs before transfer back to the hotel.

Mari Mari Culture Village
Mari Mari Culture Village
 

Day 3Kota Kinabalu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu
 

Enjoy hotel breakfast and drive for about 0.5 hours to Tamparuli Town, where you will visit Historical Wooden Shop and walk across the " Jambatan Tamparruli", a suspension bridge, which is a famous landmark in this small town. Then we will keep driving for about another 1.5 hours toward Kinabalu National Park. You will see the villages and paddy fields along the mountainous roads of the Crocker range. When you arrive at Kinabalu Park, you will find the temperature change. Walk along the trails in the botanical garden, you will have a majestic view of Mt. Kinabalu, which is the highest mountain in Malaysia, just following the New Guinea and Himalaya. Lunch is arranged in a local restaurant. Then we will drive for about 47 km toward the Poring Hot Spring, which is a natural hot spring with Japanese baths for visitors to soak and relax. You can also try the Treetop Canopy Walk (optional), to experience the height of 41 meters above the ground by walking on the suspension bridges over the tropical jungle.

Then you will be transferred back to your hotel. A wonderful trip to Kinabalu National Park is over for today.

Kinabalu Nationa Park
Kinabalu Nationa Park
 

Day 4Kota Kinabalu Sandakan

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sandakan

In the morning, take a flight to Sandakan, a paradise for animal and forest adventure lovers. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you and transfer you to check-in hotel.

In the afternoon, we will start a discovery tour in Sandakan. The 1st stop is the Observation Pavilion to have a bird-eye view of the city. Then explore the Central Market and continue the trip to St. Michael's Church, which is a colonial-style building. Then move to the Kundasang War Memorial before a transfer back to the hotel.

Sandakan City View
Sandakan City View
 

Day 5Sandakan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Sandakan

In the morning, we will drive to visit the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Centre, which was founded in 1964, to help the captive orang utans to learn climbing and fending for themselves in the wild. In this case, they will have a chance to return to the forest in the future. You will get a close view of the orang utans and have a chance to take photos for them in a short distance.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will keep visiting the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Proboscis monkeys are indigenous monkeys in Borneo. After the wildlife trip for today, we will back to the hotel.

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
 

Day 6Sandakan Sukau Kinabatangan River

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Check out from hotel in the morning, then transfer to visit the Gomantong Cave. It will take around 2 hours driving through the oil palm plantations and countryside. The Gomantong Cave is the largest bird's nest cave in Sabah and it is also home to millions of bats and swiftlets. Then keep driving for half an hour, we will reach the Kinabatangan River, which is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. Then take a short boat from Kampung Bilit to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge before lunch at a lodge restaurant with a welcome drink. In the late afternoon, join in a river cruise to discover the indigenous proboscis monkeys, a variety of birds as well as other wildlife along the river. We will stay overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge today.

Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
 

Day 7Sukau Kinabatangan River

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Get up in the morning the birds' singing. Then you will enjoy a morning jungle trek to Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching. It is a wonderful experience of the wilderness of Borneo. Then back to the lodge for breakfast. Your lunch is served at the lodge. Enjoy your free time until another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along with the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank. Dinner and overnight at River Lodge.

Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
 

Day 8Sukau Kinabatangan River Danum Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Borneo Rainforest Lodge

See goodbye to the Kinabatangan River and drive toward Danum Valley via Lahad Datu. Danum Valley Conservation Area is the home of a 130-million-year-old ancient rainforest, home to most iconic wildlife of Borneo. After lunch, we will trek through the trails to have a glimpse of the rainforest. Then we will take a night safari to watch the nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Danum Valley
Danum Valley
 

Day 9Danum Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Enjoy a jungle trek in the morning to the Kadazandusun burial site at Coffin Cliff. Then continue to a view point, from which we have a panoramic view of this area. In the afternoon, keep jungle trekking or take a relaxing cruise along the Danum River. Enjoy a leisure night or take a night walk to explore the nocturnal animals.

Danum Valley
Danum Valley
 

Day 10Danum Valley Lahad Datu, Departure

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy your leisure time with nature and wildlife. Then drive to Lahad Datu for about 2.5 hours to catch your departure flight.

Service ends

Day 1Arrival Kota Kinabalu

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu

Upon arriving Kota Kinabalu, the gateway city of East Malaysia and the capital city of Sabah, you will be picked up by the local tour guide and enjoy your free time in the city today. Kota Kinabalu, as a popular travel destination, is rich in tourism resources. The sunset of Tanjung Rhu Beach is known as one of the top 10 most beautiful sunsets in the world. Mt. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia. The mangrove forest with proboscis monkeys, and the numerous outlying islands are all unmissable.

Kota Kinabalu Sea View
Kota Kinabalu Sea View
 

Day 2Kota Kinabalu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu

After a leisure breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel at about 0900. And then we will move to the Mari Mari Cultural Village. It will take about 25 minutes by driving. Mari Mari Cultural Village operates as a museum that displays the ethnic culture in Borneo area. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with you. In the village, you find you have been back to the times of ancient Borneo when you see the displays of unique ingenious architectures, the simulated lives as well as the ritualistic ceremonies. In the afternoon, return to the city of Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah State Mosque is definitely the architectural splendor for a visit in the city. It is majestic with the blue inlaid onion dome. Then go to visit the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion at the Puh Toh Tze Buddhist Temple, which is in a traditional Chinese style temple. The Yayasan Tower, officially known as Menara Tun Mustapha, stands 122 meters high. And then continue a visit to Sabah Museum, keep immersing yourself in the local culture. We will have a pass-by driving through the Kampung Likas and the Likas Wetland, which is a natural bird sanctuary. Then we will up to Signal Hill along the winding roads, enjoying a panoramic view of the city, the sea with dotted islands. If you are interested in the local market, we could have a stop at the buzzing Filipino market, where you could buy some souvenirs before transfer back to the hotel.

Mari Mari Culture Village
Mari Mari Culture Village
 

Day 3Kota Kinabalu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu
 

Enjoy hotel breakfast and drive for about 0.5 hours to Tamparuli Town, where you will visit Historical Wooden Shop and walk across the " Jambatan Tamparruli", a suspension bridge, which is a famous landmark in this small town. Then we will keep driving for about another 1.5 hours toward Kinabalu National Park. You will see the villages and paddy fields along the mountainous roads of the Crocker range. When you arrive at Kinabalu Park, you will find the temperature change. Walk along the trails in the botanical garden, you will have a majestic view of Mt. Kinabalu, which is the highest mountain in Malaysia, just following the New Guinea and Himalaya. Lunch is arranged in a local restaurant. Then we will drive for about 47 km toward the Poring Hot Spring, which is a natural hot spring with Japanese baths for visitors to soak and relax. You can also try the Treetop Canopy Walk (optional), to experience the height of 41 meters above the ground by walking on the suspension bridges over the tropical jungle.

Then you will be transferred back to your hotel. A wonderful trip to Kinabalu National Park is over for today.

Kinabalu Nationa Park
Kinabalu Nationa Park
 

Day 4Kota Kinabalu Sandakan

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sandakan

In the morning, take a flight to Sandakan, a paradise for animal and forest adventure lovers. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you and transfer you to check-in hotel.

In the afternoon, we will start a discovery tour in Sandakan. The 1st stop is the Observation Pavilion to have a bird-eye view of the city. Then explore the Central Market and continue the trip to St. Michael's Church, which is a colonial-style building. Then move to the Kundasang War Memorial before a transfer back to the hotel.

Sandakan City View
Sandakan City View
 

Day 5Sandakan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Sandakan

In the morning, we will drive to visit the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Centre, which was founded in 1964, to help the captive orang utans to learn climbing and fending for themselves in the wild. In this case, they will have a chance to return to the forest in the future. You will get a close view of the orang utans and have a chance to take photos for them in a short distance.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will keep visiting the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Proboscis monkeys are indigenous monkeys in Borneo. After the wildlife trip for today, we will back to the hotel.

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
 

Day 6Sandakan Sukau Kinabatangan River

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Check out from hotel in the morning, then transfer to visit the Gomantong Cave. It will take around 2 hours driving through the oil palm plantations and countryside. The Gomantong Cave is the largest bird's nest cave in Sabah and it is also home to millions of bats and swiftlets. Then keep driving for half an hour, we will reach the Kinabatangan River, which is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. Then take a short boat from Kampung Bilit to Sukau Bilit Rainforest Lodge before lunch at a lodge restaurant with a welcome drink. In the late afternoon, join in a river cruise to discover the indigenous proboscis monkeys, a variety of birds as well as other wildlife along the river. We will stay overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge today.

Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
 

Day 7Sukau Kinabatangan River

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Get up in the morning the birds' singing. Then you will enjoy a morning jungle trek to Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching. It is a wonderful experience of the wilderness of Borneo. Then back to the lodge for breakfast. Your lunch is served at the lodge. Enjoy your free time until another river cruise in the late afternoon to see more wildlife along with the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank. Dinner and overnight at River Lodge.

Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
 

Day 8Sukau Kinabatangan River Danum Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Borneo Rainforest Lodge

See goodbye to the Kinabatangan River and drive toward Danum Valley via Lahad Datu. Danum Valley Conservation Area is the home of a 130-million-year-old ancient rainforest, home to most iconic wildlife of Borneo. After lunch, we will trek through the trails to have a glimpse of the rainforest. Then we will take a night safari to watch the nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Danum Valley
Danum Valley
 

Day 9Danum Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: At Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Enjoy a jungle trek in the morning to the Kadazandusun burial site at Coffin Cliff. Then continue to a view point, from which we have a panoramic view of this area. In the afternoon, keep jungle trekking or take a relaxing cruise along the Danum River. Enjoy a leisure night or take a night walk to explore the nocturnal animals.

Danum Valley
Danum Valley
 

Day 10Danum Valley Lahad Datu, Departure

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy your leisure time with nature and wildlife. Then drive to Lahad Datu for about 2.5 hours to catch your departure flight.

Service ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Oct 1st – Apr 30th May 1st –Sep 30th
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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