Best of Sabah (13D12N)

Mount Kinabalu Region, Orang Utan Sanctuary, Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley and Pom Pom Island.

When a selected few of the industry key players decided to collaborate and design a tour that covers both parts of West and East Sabah, the idea of “Best of Sabah” was conceptualized. The carefully crafted tour was designed to ensure that you get to experience not only the highlights of Sabah but also discovering this gorgeous land through different means of adventure. We have done the extensive research so you could enjoy and experience the Best of Sabah in just 13 days!
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Itinerary "BEST OF SABAH"

Day 1; Kota Kinabalu (D)
(about 12km)

Meet at the airport and transfer to a hotel in KK. Easy ride around the city up to signal hill. Refreshment at the local shop. Welcome dinner

What’s included:

  • Airport pick up
  • 1-night accommodation in a double/twin sharing room in Kota Kinabalu
  • guided cycling tour
  • refreshment
  • welcome dinner
  • Tourism Tax

Day 2; Kasih Sayang Resort (B/L/D)
(about 30km)

After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive about 15 minutes to Dongongon Town. Briefing on do’s and don’ts. This trail is of asphalt road with easy gradual ascent, which offers a scenic view of the Kadazan/Dusun tribe countryside and villages. This trail will also introduce you to the second oldest stone build church in Sabah – the Saint Michael Church.

After lunch, transfer to Kasih Sayang Resort.

What’s included:

  • 1-night accommodation at Kasih Sayang Resort
  • Meals as stated
  • Activities as stated
  • Pick up car
  • transfers as stated
  • Tourism Tax

Day 3; Kundasang Cottage Hotel (B,L,D)
(about 26km)

Breakfast and check out from Kasih Sayang Resort. Exiting the resort takes you to a nice scenic cycling ride to Kiulu, passing through paddy fields and countryside. Proceed to pedal until you reach the riverside of Kiulu for a dip and lunch. Land transfer to Kundasang. Check in to a hotel in Kundasang (double or twin sharing room). Dinner

What’s included:

  • 1-night accommodation (double or twin sharing room)
  • Meals as stated
  • Activities as stated
  • Pick up car
  • Transfers as stated
  • Tourism Tax

Day 4; Sepilok Forest Edge (B,L,D)
(about 22km)

After breakfast cycle around the country town of Kundasang towards a Cattle Farm. Cycle back to the hotel to freshen up and check out. Lunch and Land transfer to Sepilok

What’s included:

  • One night accommodation at Sepilok Forest Edge
  • Meals as stated
  • Activities as stated
  • Pick up car
  • Transfers as stated
  • Tourism Tax

Not included

  • Entrance fees and camera fees at the Orangutan and Sun Bear Conservation Centers

Day 5; Kinabatangan Wetland Resort (B,L,D)

After Breakfast self-discovery tour (unguided tour) to the Orangutan and Sun Bear Conservation Centers. Sepilok is a rainforest reserve that represents a beautiful showcase to the rest of the rainforest in Borneo. Take the opportunity to visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (feeding time at 10am), Sepilok Sunbear Sanctuary and/or Rainforest Discovery Center.

Note:The feeding time at the Orang Utan Sanctuary is at 10am & 3pm. There are no specific feeding times for the Sunbear.

11.00am – Pick up from Sepilok Forest Edge (by the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort Team. Transfer to Sandakan jetty for boat transfer to Abai, which is situated at the lower Kinabatangan River. The 1.5hours cruise shall bypass Berhala Island, the prominent sandstone cliff, which is a historical site during the World War II. The journey also offers likelihood to observe wildlife along the way.

This is where the mangrove forest of the coast merges into the more familiar riverine forest of the Kinabatangan River. It is also here where the intrepid American couple, Martin and Osa Johnson, first documented the wildlife and people of the river in the 1920s. Abai borders one of the most important wildlife refuges, the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary.

2:30pm – Check-in at the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, a newly established resort nestled in the pristine mangrove and fresh water forest, secluded at the edge of the RAMSAR (Wetlands of International Importance) site. Have Lunch while you are briefed about the lodge and the activities.

4.00pm – 7.00pm – Set off for the afternoon river cruise in search of the mangrove specials, river sceneries, village landscapes and more wildlife. On good weather, we may even get to see firefly colonies, which are found at certain parts of the river. Cruise back to KWR for dinner.

8.30pm – After dinner, take a walk along the boardwalks with your headlamps or torch and look for nocturnal wildlife.

Some highlights of bird species in Abai :

Scarlet Minivet, Lesser and Greater Leafbird, Storm Stork, Oriental Darter, Mangrove Blue- flycatcher, Stork Billed and Blue Eared Kingfisher. Buffy Fish-owl, Night Heron, Yellow Bittern, Ruddy Kingfisher, Helmeted hornbill, Pied hornbill, Rhinoceros hornbill, among others.

Day 6; Kinabatangan Wetland Resort (B,L,D)

6.30am – Early morning river cruise to observe more wildlife and birdlife. The cruise will lead to the nearby ox-bow lake, Danau Pitas, to explore the area. Enjoy your packed breakfast while admiring the natural surroundings.

9.00am – Proceed to the local fishing village, Kampung Abai. Interact with the local Orang Sungai (River People) and observe the daily activities in this tiny fishing village. Return to the lodge for rest and lunch.

2.00pm – Explore the surroundings of the resort on your own for in search of plants, insects and birds. Otherwise you can take this time to relax in the tranquility of the lovely resort.

4.30pm – Set off for another adventure as we cruise in search for more wildlife along small tributaries.

8.30pm – After dinner, we set off for a night river cruise along small tributary rivers in search of nocturnal wildlife.

9.30pm – Return to the lodge and fall asleep to the sounds of the forest

Day 7; Bike and Tours B&B (B,D)

After breakfast, checkout from KWR and board the boat for a 2 hours cruise upper stream to Sukau village. Land Transfer from Sukau Village to Bike and Tours B&B Lahad Datu

Kinabatangan Wetland Resort Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Kinabatangan Wetland Resort
  • Meals as stated
  • Activities as stated
  • 1 night walk,
  • 4 river cruise on the Kinabatangan River
  • Land and boat transfers as stated
  • Nature Guide
  • Tourism Tax

Bike and Tours B&B includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in a double room
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast

Day 8; Danum Valley Field Center (B,L,D)
(about 30km)

After Breakfast transfer from Lahad Datu to Silam Mountain in the morning. Cycle from Silam Mountain to Taliwas. About 30km on sealed and well-maintained gravel road. Stop in Taliwas for a dip at the Taliwas River while Bike and Tours Team prepares lunch for you to enjoy by the riverside.

3:00pm – land transfer from Taliwas to Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC). Arrive at DVFC, check in and free and easy.

7:00pm – Dinner and guided night walk.

Day 9; Danum Valley Field Center (B,L,D)

5:30am – An early start to witness the beauty of the jungle at the tree platform with your guide. Optional: Pre-arrange for a 4X4 drive to Bukit Atur to view the sunrise from a top of a canopy of trees. Do inform your guide in advance if you are interested in this activity –this optional activity is at your own expense.

Return to the center for breakfast and trek to the Tembaling Waterfall or Burial Cave. Enjoy your packed lunch. After trekking you can go to the Segama Beach River for a dip. In the late afternoon go for another trekking session to watch the sunset.

Dinner and Guided night walk.

Day 10; Bike and Tours B&B (B,L,D)
(about 43km)

6.00am – Breakfast. Bid farewell to the rainforest in style. Cycle from DVFC to Taliwas. This is about 43km ride on well-maintained gravel road. The road here would be slightly more challenging with a few uphills compared to the 30km ride to Taliwas a few days ago. Stop at Taliwas for a dip in the river. Land transfer to Lahad Datu for lunch. Overnight in 1 standard double room at Bike and Tours B&B in Lahad Datu.

Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC) package includes:

  • 2 nights Standard accommodation at DFVC
  • Meals as stated
  • Activities as stated
  • Transfers as stated
  • Nature Guide
  • Tourism Tax

Not included:

  • 4x4 Night drive and morning sunrise drive to Bukit Atur

Bike and Tours B&B includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in a double room
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast

Day 11; Pom Pom Island Celebes Beach Resort (B,L,D)
(3D2N Non Diver Package)

After all the jungle and river adventure in Sabah, your holiday is incomplete without activities under the sun, sand and sea! The Pom Pom Island Resort at Pom Pom Island invites its guests to immerse in the aquamarine Celebes sea and discover what lies beneath. Nestled at one of the most beautiful location in Sabah, its resort is designed to ensure that you get the luxury, comfort and relaxation you deserve!

8:00am – Breakfast at Bike and Tours B&B

8:45am – Land transfer from Lahad Datu to Semporna

12:30pm – Boat transfer from Semporna to Pom Pom Island.

1:30pm – Arrival in Pom Pom Island, lunch ans check in.

Day 12; Pom Pom Island Celebes Beach Resort

Enjoy the natural beauty of the island below and above the water.

Tag 13; Pom Pom Island Celebes Beach Resort

1:00pm – After lunch boat transfer from Pom Pom to Semporna. Land transfer from Semporna to Tawau Airport.

4:00pm – Expected arrival time at Tawau Airport

Pom Pom Island Celebes Beach Resort includes:

  • 2 nights in a Chalet
  • meals as stated;
  • transfers as stated
  • Tourist Tax

Package Does Not Include:

  • Activities
  • Drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment can be hired at a fee.
  • All airfares
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips, porter and other items not stated above.

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Availvable Dates:

3.4.2018 to 15.4.2018
2.10.2018 to 14.10.2018