Sandakan - Bilit. We set off this morning to visit the Gomantong Caves where you may get to witness the cultural spectacle of skilled ‘bird nest harvesters’ as they climb rattan ladders and use bamboo poles to collect these highly valuable swifts nests. The cave complex is accessed via boardwalk and there is a great opportunity to spot crested serpent eagles, kingfishers, and Asian fairy bluebirds as well as bats and the nesting swifts. The immense caves are a spectacle in themselves with ceilings 90m above the floors providing perfect nesting areas.
We continue to the Mynes Resort in Bilit where you can relax in the afternoon before we take a cruise on the river in the early evening in search of Long Tail Macaques, Pig Tail Macaques, Borneo Gibbon and the Borneo Pygmy Elephant. There is also the chance to hear one of the noisiest primates in the world, the Proboscis Monkey. We return to the resort for dinner and to discuss the day’s events over a cool drink.
Overnight: Bilit | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner