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5 DAY SUKAU & DANUM VALLEY TOUR

5 DAY SUKAU & DANUM VALLEY TOUR

Day 1 Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

Early morning transfer from your hotel to Kota Kinabalu Airport. Short flight to Sandakan. Drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. At this Centre, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk through a tropical lowland dipterocarp forest. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at the feeding platform and proceed to the Orang Utan Nursery. Later, continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. After lunch in the Sepilok area enjoy a one hour boat cruise through spectacular scenery. This is a wonderful journey of discovery which starts from the waters of the Sulu Sea of Sandakan town through the magnificent scenery of the Mangrove Forest. After lunch, cruise up river to Sukau village in search of primates especially the endemic Proboscis Monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon, river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return to the Lodge for dinner. Overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Day 2 Wildlife river cruises

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Early morning, take a river trip to the Ox-Bow Lake to observe wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river in Sabah. Return to the Lodge for breakfast and then time at leisure. After lunch an afternoon river cruise to search for more wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Day 3 Travel to the Danum Valley

Early morning transfer overland to Lahad Datu. Drive 80kms through selectively logged forest before arriving at Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside the Danum River on the edge of 438 sq km of undisturbed lowland rainforest. The Lodge is home to the full range of Sabah’s lowland fauna, including Pygmy Elephants, Clouded Leopards and Orang Utans. Some 320 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Explore the nature trail and nearby river. In the evening a slide show and (if weather permits) spotlighting to view some nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Day 4 The Danum Valley

Morning birdwalk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to a waterfall and dip in refreshing rock pools. Lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon a jungle walk through trails leads to a canopy walkway. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Day 5 Danum Valley to Kota Kinabalu

Morning at leisure before your return journey to Kota Kinabalu.

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