Mt Kinabalu, pygmy elephants, orangutans, rainforests and great food. Thereâ€™s sun and thereâ€™s sand but this tour is not for those who long to lie on the beach reading a book, itâ€™s much more! Come to Sabah and soak it all inâ€¦. naturally
Day 1: Kota Kinabalu
Saturday - Welcome to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, youâ€™ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight - Kota Kinabalu
Day 2: Mamutik Island
Kota Kinabalu. Just a 20 minute boat ride and we arrive at the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Offering pristine white beaches, clear water and coral reefs, this is perfect place for a day of relaxation and swimming. Snorkel in crystal clear water among coral reef and tropical fish or explore jungle trails. Overnight - Kota Kinabalu (B)
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Day 3: Dusun Village Homestay
Travelling north through scenic paddy fields, rubber plantations and native houses with majestic Mount Kinabalu as the background. At Kota Belud, the rice bowl of Sabah, try your bargaining skills at the open market and observe the locals engaging in trade. Next proceed to a traditional Dusun village and Taginambur homestay, where this evening we will enjoy a cultural show. Overnight - Taginabur (B, D)
Day 4: Dusun Village & Kinabalu National Park
Taginabur - Kundasang. Wake up to the calls of roosters and feel the tranquillity of the village. Start your day by walking to the nearby rubber estate to test your skill at rubber tapping. Transfer to Kinabalu National Park where we visit the education centre and mountain garden, home to various species of the flowering Rhododendrons, carnivorous pitcher plants, orchids, ferns, and birds. If time and weather permits, take a guided trail walk. Overnight - Kundasang (B)
Day 5: Kundasang Memorial Park, Poring & Sepilok Nature Resort
Kundasang â€“ Sepilok. This morning we visit the Kundasang memorial park and discover Sabah's WWII history, before heading to Poring, 1,500 ft above sea level, and east of Kinabalu Park HQ. Explore tropical lowland rainforest and the jungle trail leading up to the treetop canopy walkways, suspended 41 meters above the forest floor across giant Mengaris trees. Next we proceed by road to Sepilok where this evening we experience a nightwalk from the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Overnight - Sepilok Nature Resort (B)
Day 6: Orangutans & Kinabatangan River
Sepilok - Sukau. First off we visit the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where you will observe them at their feeding stations and watch a video on the rehabilitation programme, before departing for Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Late this afternoon we take a river cruise in search of wildlife - Sukau is home to Borneo pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys and all eight species of hornbill.
Return for a candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank and slide show conducted by naturalist guide. After dinner perhaps consider an optional night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (B, D)
Day 7: Sukau Rainforest Lodge
This morning, a very early river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view birds and wildlife before returning for breakfast and an enlightening tour of the Hornbill Boardwalk with the resortâ€™s in-house naturalist. Later, visit the 65 acres Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Regeneration Program (KWICORP) site to learn about reforestation of degraded riverine reserve and a further river cruise in search of wildlife. Overnight - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 8: Sandakan
Sukau - Sandakan. After breakfast, we transfer to Sandakan today where our tour ends with a transfer to the airport. Flights should be booked after 2pm. (B)
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Prices & Departure Dates
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, (if another solo traveller of the same sex is already booked upon the tour), thus avoiding the single person supplement.
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travellers.
We offer a range of opportunities for you to get to know the locals and learn about their culture and lifestyle whilst travelling. The best way to learn about any culture is to live in the homes of the people, and participate in day to day activities. Whether its through community visits, accompanying Berbers in Morocco on their bi-annual migration or using homestay accommodation where you can experience real local warmth and hospitality.
From the snow capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas and Everest - the world's highest mountain, to Patagonia's immense glaciers, Morocco's Atlas Mountains, Russia's Urals and China's breathtaking Yellow Mountain. Our tours visit all of these breathtaking mountain regions and more.
Highlights & Inclusions
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
Pristine Mamutik Island Snorkelling and swimming
Exploration of Kinabalu National Park & Poring
Kundasang Memorial and and learn about Sabahâ€™s WWII history
Guided touring around Sukau Rainforest lodge â€“ a multi award winning eco lodge.
Dusan Village stay & Sabah Village life
Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Entrance fees to all included sites
4 nights 3 star & special class hotels, 2 nights rainforest lodge with private facilities, 1 night homestay with shared facilities
Specialised guided touring Mamutik Island, Kota Belud, Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang, Poring and Sukau Jungle Lodge
Escorted English and Malay speaking local guide
7 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 dinners
Arrival and departure transfers Day 1 & day 8
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
Maximum group size: 24 travellers
What's Not Included
International flights and visas
Tipping Kitty: USD$25
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
Here's what some of our past travellers have written in to us and said about their experiences on this trip.
Sabah...Naturally - 8 days
The whole tour was very well organized. Guides were exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, easy to get along with and made sure we were happy with everything.