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Borneo – East Sabah Adventure

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Kota Kinabalu
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kota Kinabalu/Kundasang
Travel to the luscious and welcoming Mesilou Village tucked in the mountainous highlands. Stop at a local family-run farm to enjoy the views of Mt Kinabalu and see the different types of cold-climate vegetables and fruits. Afterward, meet the villagers and get to know each other over a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit two local farms before learning to cook custom recipes with the community. In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner followed by a traditional Sabahan dance performance. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Kundasang/Sungai Kinabatangan
Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the immersive jungle lodge on Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in, head out on a river cruise to experience the serenity of evening river life (keep your eyes peeled for birds and monkeys and crocodiles, oh my!). Enjoy dinner then opt for a guided night walk through the jungle. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Sungai Kinabatangan
Begin the day with a river safari to witness the morning wildlife activity. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Enjoy another river cruise for a second chance to spot more wildlife (you never know what you may see) before returning to the lodge for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok
Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok - a wildlife haven. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre. (B)

Day 6 Sepilok/Pulau Libaran
Transfer to Sandakan and continue by boat to Libaran Island, also known as Turtle Island because thousands of sea turtles return to nest each year. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Later, visit the local village and experience what life is like on the island. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival, enjoy a free afternoon to walk and shop at Jesselton Point, a waterfront district lined with shops and street food. Opt to visit the famous Filipino market or get a panoramic sunset view of Kota Kinabalu at the Signal Hill observatory. (B)

Day 8 Kota Kinabalu
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
Between its intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish, this magical stretch of Borneo is positively bursting with stuff to see and do. This eight-day adventure promises to keep you busy; time spent marvelling at nature’s glory on Libaran Island, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and otherworldly wonders in the jungle. Borneo has it all, and in east Sabah, it’s all close at hand.
  • Your G for Good Moment: Libaran Island Village Walk, Pulau Libaran Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Local Farms and Cooking Class, Mesilou Village Your Local Living Moment: Mesilou Village Stay, Mesilou Village
  • Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
  • Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Turtle hatchery visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts)
    Homestay (1 nt, multi-share)
    Jungle lodge (3 nts)
    Permanent tented camp (1 nt)
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, plane, boat, walking.
Highlights
  • Gather fresh local ingredients for a cooking class
  • Embark on a river safari
  • Keep an eye out for proboscis monkeys and other wildlife
  • Visit a turtle hatchery on Libaran Island
Accommodations
Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts)
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Hotel Shangri-La (or similar)
Kinabatangan, Malaysia: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort (or similar)
Sandakan, Malaysia: Walai Penyu Resort (or similar)

Homestay (1 nt, multi-share)
Mesilou Village, Malaysia: Mesilou Atamis Homestay (or similar)

Jungle lodge (3 nts)
Sandakan, Malaysia: Sepilok Jungle Resort (or similar)

Permanent tented camp (1 nt)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 15
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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