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Borneo Sabah Adventure ~ 9 Days 8 Nights Trip

Borneo Sabah Adventure ~ 9 Days 8 Nights Trip

Kota Kinabalu/Kinabalu National Park & Poring/Sandakan/Turtle Island/Sepilok/Kinabatangan/Tabin Wildlife/Mabul & Sipadan Island

 


 

Day 1 ~ Arrival / Culture Dinner

      You be meet upon your arrival at the airport and transfer to your choice of hotel at the city centre. You will be assist for registration thereafter your guide will brief you for the 10 days tour excursion. Your choice of activities until 1845 hours for your dinner transfer at Kampung Nelayan.  The highlight of the restaurant is fresh seafood and nightly cultural performances. It is known called a floating restaurant due the construction of the place, it is built on stilts and looks as though it is floating on the water. Thereafter you be transfer back to your hotel.

Meals: Steamboat Dinner

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Accommodation at prefer hotel, Meals as Stated & Tour Guide).


Day 02 ~ Kinabalu National Park / Poring Hot Spring

     After breakfast, we travel overland to Kinabalu National Park  and Poring Hot spring. Visit the Botanical Garden to see orchids, rhododendrons, ferns, pitcher-plants, kerosene trees and others. At 1100 hours, you will be guided by a park ranger and they will make an introduction of flora & fauna which part of these species are only found at Borneo. Take a jungle walk near the Park HQ (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) and learn more about the Mountain Forest. After finishing your trek, we proceed for your lunch at a local restaurant. Poring which means bamboo in local dialect, are located 42km from the park headquarters.

   Trek through a hill dipterocarp forest rich in wild fruit trees and animal life, passing giant bamboos and ginger plants with edible flowers to reach a jungle-canopy walkway 40m above ground Then relax in open air outdoor tubs filled with hot or cold running mineral waters. An option of visiting the Butterfly farm and short jungle trail are available for those who want to venture more. By 1630 hours, you be transfer back to your hotel at Kundasang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Entrance of Kinabalu Park & Poring, Entrance of Botanical Garden & Canopy Walkway, Meals as Stated, Accommodation at prefer Hotel & Tour Guide).

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Day 03 ~Kudasang/ Sandakan  City Tour

       We depart by 0800 hours, the overland journey will take approximately 6 hours passing through local villages and palm oil estate. Stopping at certain places for toilet stop and refreshment, observe the local people daily life chores, we might learn from them. We will first visit the World War 2 Memorial Park infamous for the Sandakan Death March. The Marches were a series of forced marches from Sandakan to Ranau which resulted in the deaths of more than 3,600 Indonesian civilian slave labourers and 2,400 Allied prisoners of war held captive by the Empire of Japan during the Pacific campaign of World War II at prison camps.

       For an unrivalled panoramic view of Sandakan bay and a look at its newest temple, a visit should be made to the extravagantly ornate Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, on the hill-top above Tanah Merah south of Sandakan town centre. The much-talked about Agnes Keith House is hard to miss (Lunch). Today the house has been restored and turned into a heritage house, providing interesting insights to life during British North Borneo. The site of the original town of Sandakan, which began in 1879, is located a short walking distance from the centre of town at Kampung Buli Sim Sim, which is a large water village where the neat wooden houses are perched on stilts above the sea and reached by plank walkways, till today, the practice as a fishing village are still been forward by their generation. Thereafter you be register to your choice of hotel and free own activities rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast.

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Excursion of Tour, Meals as Stated, Accommodation at prefer Hotel & Tour Guide).

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Day 04~ Selingan Turtle Island Tour

      Pick up from hotel and  transfer to CQ Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. This journey by motorised boat will take about 1 hour. After lunch, grab your mask, fins and snorkel and head to the beach where you can find lots of juvenile marine life. Or, you can choose to relax or sun bathing by the beach. Before dinner, treat yourself to a slide show featuring information of the turtle park and turtles. After dinner, standby at the Cafeteria. Wait for Park Ranger’s signal before proceed in a small group to the egg-laying site to witness the mother turtle laying eggs, transferring of eggs to the hatchery and releasing of hatchlings to the sea. Stay overnight at Selingan Island Chalet.

Note : Photographing of turtles only with camera of unaided flash.  Snorkelling gears are available to hire (Please refer to the Island).

What to bring (recommendations): Cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, swimwear, torch light, a pair of sandals, comfortable cotton T-shirt with short pant, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.

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Day 05   Turtle Island/Sepilok/Kinabatangan River

        0600hrs, wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast at 0630hrs. By 0700hrs, depart Selingan Island and return to mainland. Estimated arrival time at the jetty is at about 0800hrs. Next excursions to Sepilok Orang Utan Centre Rehabilitation Centre for the 1000 hours feeding. The call from the park ranger may also attract other inhabitant’s such as the macaque’s, the visitors are prohibited from getting in contact with any of these ape’s. The Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre goes back to a project proposed in 1961 by P F Burgess, then the Deputy Conservator of Forests in North Borneo. By 1100 hours a video show about the nursery will start which take about 20 minutes. Finishing the video, you will be transfer to nearby restaurant for your lunch.

       The overland journey to Bilit, Kinabatangan, will take about 1 hour 45 minutes passing through local villages and palm oil estate. Arriving at the jetty, you be transfer by local boat to your lodge which is merely 3 minutes boat ride. Leisure till your afternoon boat cruise at 1600 hours in search of the wildlife that had occupied the area decade’s before human. The return cruise will take about 1 hour 30 minutes where dinner in local traditional cuisine is served at the lodge restaurant. You may have the option to take a night jungle walk together with the locals to avoid being astray or simply relax at the restaurant enjoying the nature sound of night life.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Boat Transfer, Entrance fee of Sepilok, Excursion of Tour, Accommodation at Kinabatangan Lodge, Meals as Stated & Tour Guide).

 


 

 

Day 06 ~ Tabin Wildlife Reserve

       We travel overland to the district of Lahad Datu for Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the journey takes about 4 hours along path road and gravel road. Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside the buildings of the resort. In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife.  After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds.  Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding thick forest, where birds are commonly sighted. After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Overnight within nature surrounding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Excursion of Tour, Accommodation at Tabin, Meals as Stated & Tour Guide).

              


 

Day 07 ~ Tabin Wildlife Reserve / Semporna

      Morning call by the sounds of wildlife, you may opt to join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall.  Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. After lunch, we depart by land to , an approximately 4 hour’s journey. The name Semporna, means place of rest, and was given after the British quelled resistance from the local Bajau in the mid-1880s. Upon arrival, you will be transfer direct to Mabul island and register. Dinner at Resort and over night.

 

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Excursion of Tour, Accommodation at prefers Hotel, Meals as Stated & Tour Guide).

 

 

 


 

  

Day 08 Mabul Island / Island ~ Sipadan

     You’ll be met at Resort  lobby for your snorkelling at Sipadan & Mabul. Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan has been rated by many dive journals as one of the top dive destinations in the world. Lunch will be serve at the beach side, thereafter second snorkelling location at Mabul island.

       Mabul Island is a small oval shaped island surrounded by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger two square kilometre reef. Mabul is arguably one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world. Mabul Island, just 20 minutes north of Sipadan Island and the last island still on the Borneo shelf before the ocean floor drops to some 800m, has been named in many diving magazines for its popularity amongst macro photographers who look for the really rare creatures. By afternoon ,rest of the day free on own arrangement.

 

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Boat Transfer, Mask & Snorkel, Accommodation at prefers Hotel, Meals as Stated).

 

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Day 9 ~ Tawau Airport

     You may have the time to wonder around Semporna town or simply relax till your transfer out time to Tawau airport for your next destination. The overland journey will take approximately 1 hour.

End of Tour.

Meals: Breakfast

(Inclusive of: Land Transfer, Meals as Stated).


Borneo Sabah Adventure ~ 9 Days 8 Nights Trip

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