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Into the Jungle: Wildlife Adventures in BorneoMarvel at endemic species and idyllic scenery on this 10-day trip around the largest island in Asia.
Starts AtSandakan
Ends AtKota Kinabalu
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtSandakan
Ends AtKota Kinabalu
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
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About Your Trip

Encounter an array of wildlife as you traverse the spectacular landscapes of Sabah, on the Malaysian side of Borneo. Starting in Sandakan, you’ll visit orangutan and sun bear sanctuaries before travelling by boat to the Kinabatangan River, where you’ll have the chance to spot proboscis monkeys, Borneo pygmy elephants and many other species on safari cruises. Visit an organic tea farm, hike up Maragang Hill for magnificent views of Mount Kinabalu – the highest peak in Malaysia – and enjoy a traditional cooking class with the Dusun people. Wrap up your adventure with a snorkelling trip and farewell dinner in Kota Kinabalu.

Sun Bear on a tree branch between leaves at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Sepilok in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Couple hiking through tropical forest on the Mt Kinabalu summit trail. Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia - Image ID: BMBNBG (RM)
Man taking photograph from bridge, tropical rainforest, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Island, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Island, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Kundasang Sabah Malaysia Shaman, Aman Sirom, 62, performing ritual to appease the spirit of Akinabalu, the guardian of Mount Kinabalu. -
Puu Jih Shih Buddhish Temple, Sandakan, Sabah. -
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Borneo-Orang-Utan (Pongo pygmaeus) - Semenggoh Borneo Malaysia Asia
Tourists watching wild Bornean Pygmy Elephants from boats on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Visit a sun bear conservation centre
  • 2
    Spot orangutans and pygmy elephants while cruising down the Kinabatangan River
  • 3
    Taste Sabah Tea at an organic tea farm
  • 4
    Hike up Maragang Hill for awe-inspiring views of the highest mountain in Malaysia
  • 5
    Learn the secrets of Dusun cuisine in a cooking class
  • 6
    Snorkel among coral reefs off Kota Kinabalu
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Four nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Two nights rainforest hotel accommodation
  • Two nights riverbank hotel accommodation
  • One night tea garden hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Nine breakfasts, six lunches, four dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre visit
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre visit
  • Morning wildlife river cruise
  • Afternoon wildlife river cruise
  • Night-time wildlife river cruise
  • Maragang Hill hike
  • Dusun cooking class
  • Snorkelling trip to Manukan Island

Accommodation

Sabah Hotel

This secluded hilltop hotel is surrounded by tropical rainforest, so you’re immersed in nature. Enjoy morning laps in the large outdoor pool and keep fit in the fitness centre, before indulging at the bar, café and restaurant. Expect comfortable, spacious rooms.

Kinabatangan Wetland Resort

Embrace the tranquility of this nature retreat in the wilderness of Lower Kinabatangan – a gateway to encounter the rich variety of wildlife in the area. It has cosy, elegantly furnished chalets and a restaurant serving an international buffet menu (including a variety of authentic local dishes).

Sabah Tea Resort

Wake up to majestic vistas of Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding organic tea plantation at this peaceful mountain resort – part of the Sabah Tea Garden. All cottages are fitted with air conditioning, televisions and private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

Take advantage of the outstanding range of facilities at this luxurious beach resort in Tuaran, enveloped by 400 acres (162ha) of tropical vegetation. Two outdoor pools, an 18-hole golf course, five restaurants, two bars and a wellness spa are just a few of the options available.

Horizon Hotel

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu features a sixth-floor infinity terrace pool and bar – a perfect spot to relax with a cocktail on the final night of your trip. Rooms are stylishly decorated with marble countertops and timber floorings, and offer scenic views overlooking the sea and city centre.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com