4 day Escorted tour itinerary

Sabah Wildlife Adventure Tour

Nature and wildlife

This three night tour is perfect for nature lovers. Begin with a visit to the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured orangutans are brought to be rehabilitated and eventually released back into the wild. Afterwards you will head into the countryside and embark on a Kinabatangan River cruise giving you the opportunity to view wildlife and birds before spending two nights at the Borneo Nature Lodge. Other highlights include Kelenanap Ox-Bow lake, a short jungle walk, visit to the Gomantong Caves and a Sandakan city tour.

Tour departs: daily on request.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre at Sepilok
  • Cruise on the Kinabatangan River
  • Visit the limestone Gomantong Caves

Sample Itinerary Summary

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4 days
Guide Price
£489 per person
Price based on
Based on 08 July 19, meal basis as per itinerary.
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Destination Breakdown
  • Sandakan
    3 Nights
Private or Group basis, Escorted
  • Transfers in from/to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as appropriate
  • Domestic flights to be booked at time of reservation
  • Overnight accommodation with private facilities based on two sharing
Not included
  • International flights from the UK
  • Tips for the guide/driver
  • Drinks during meals
  • Camera fees at Sepilok Sanctuary RM10 per party
  • Conservation fee at Gomantong Cave RM30 per person
  • Agnes Keith House entrance RM15 per person

Itinerary Breakdown

Transfer from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu to the airport for an early morning flight to Sandakan. You will be met on arrival and taken to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned or captured orangutans are rehabilitated, protected and eventually returned to the wild. Witness the morning feeding of the orangutans and watch an educational video about the dedication and hard work of the centre. After lunch drive for approximately two and half hours through rustic countryside followed by a short boat transfer to your lodge. Relax by the river before embarking on a boat up-river along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan as you search for wildlife. 

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Borneo Nature Lodge or Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Wake up to the call of birds, insects and animals and at 6am take a morning cruise up to the Kinabatangan River and onto Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching and in search of other animals. Take a short jungle walk (weather permitting) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning to the lodge for breakfast. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the surrounding areas and nearby village. Later, take a boat cruise along the river to see more of the rainforest. 

Optional tours e.g. Night cruise, Night walk and tree planting can be arranged at the lodge (not included and weather dependant) 

Points of Interest

  • Kinabatangan River
  • Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake

Overnight Accommodation

  • Borneo Nature Lodge or Bilit Rainforest Lodge

After breakfast, you will be transferred overland to Gomantong caves, the largest cave system in Sabah where the famed edible bird nest caves are found. There are two cave complexes to explore and an impressive 15-minute boardwalk will take you through. Transfer to Sandakan town for lunch and proceed for a visit to the Central Market, Water Village and the Puu Jih Syh Temple - a majestic temple located on top of a hill facing Sandakan Bay. Continue to Agnes Keith House where the book Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written, which today is a heritage house. Later, transfer to Sandakan Styles Hotel for your evening accommodation. 

Points of Interest

  • Gomantong Caves
  • Puu Jih Syh Temple

After breakfast - transfer to Sandakan airport for your morning flight back to Kota Kinabalu. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.