3 day Escorted tour itinerary

Nature of Borneo Tour

Experience the nature of Sandakan in this overnight tour

During this short tour you will take in some of the key highlights of Sandakan including the world famous Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. Departing from Kota Kinabalu this is the ideal add on to your Borneo holiday allowing you to get a little bit closer and learn about the nature of Borneo. Sit back and enjoy an afternoon cruise along Menanggul River keeping your eyes peeled for cheeky wild Proboscis monkeys swinging from the trees and baby faced Pygmy elephants grazing on the river banks. Tour departs: Daily

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre at Sepilok
  • Afternoon cruise along Menanggul River
  • The limestone Gomantong Caves
  • Sandakan city tour

Sample Itinerary Summary

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2 days
Guide Price
€619 per person
Price based on
Overnight tour, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including internal flights and transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
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

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 then make your way to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned or captured orang-utans are rehabilitated, protected and eventually returned to the wild. Witness the morning feeding of Orang-utan followed by an educational video about the dedication and hard work of the centre. After lunch in Sandakan town, a two hour road journey will bring you to Sukau where you will check-in to your lodge or cabin for the night. Late afternoon, depart for a river cruise on Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan to search for Proboscis monkeys and other wildlife such as the Pygmy elephant on the river banks. Return to your lodge or cabin (with air conditioning and / fan) for dinner and settle down for the evening.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Borneo Nature Lodge or similar

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 taking 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. Later, transfer to Sandakan airport for your evening flight back to Kota Kinabalu. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

Points of Interest

  • Gomantong Caves
  • Puu Jih Syh Temple
  • Borneo

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See the amazing work of the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok
    • Fascinating wildlife around Borneo
    • Stay in an intimate riverside lodge
    • Afternoon river cruise
    • Knowledgeable local guides