8 Days Borneo Wildlife Discovery

Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang, Sungai Kinabatangan, Sepilok, Libaran Island

Tour Code: TAT-Malaysia-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$1440 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  •  Amazing Family Holiday and adventure tour in Malaysia.
  • Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and a river safari.
  • Meet the cheeky primates of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Get up close to turtles and see their circle of life at the turtle hatchery.


Tour Itinerary Expand All

Day 1 Arrival Kota Kinabalu

Transfer from airport to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Kota Kinabalu


Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Free and rest at leisure for the rest of the time


Day 2 Kota Kinabalu – Kundasang (2.5 hours driving)

Mesilou village farm visit, Local food cooking class

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Mesilou Village Homestay


After breakfast, take a drive and 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.

Landscape of Kundasang


Day 3 Kundasang - Sungai Kinabatangan (5.5 hours driving)

Drive to Sungai Kinabatangan, Kinabatangan River evening cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort (or similar)


Take Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary 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.

Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River 


Day 4 Sungai Kinabatangan

Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort (or similar)

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.

Kinabatangan River 


Day 5 Sungai Kinabatangan - Sepilok

Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, Sun Bear Conservation Center

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sepilok


Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok - a wildlife haven. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation center and the adjacent sun bear conservation center.

Sepliok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
Sepliok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center


Day 6 Sepilok-Pulau Libaran

Libaran Island, Guided tour of island's turtle hatchery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On the Libaran Island


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 snorkeling or kayaking with some free time.

Paulau Libaran Island
Paulau Libaran Island


Day 7 Pulau Libaran - Kota Kinabalu

Back to Kota Kinabalu

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In 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. Optional tour to visit the famous Filipino market or get a panoramic sunset view of Kota Kinabalu at the Signal Hill observatory.

Kota Kinabalu Sea View
Kota Kinabalu Sea View


Day 8 Departure Kota Kinabalu

Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for your homebound flight.


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Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

What our clients say

5/5.0 | Excellent


Monique Woon


Dec 03 ,2017

We had 22 wonderful days in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Every time we arrived in a new place, there was always someone waiting for us. This really comforted us a lot. Reduce our nervous feeling in a totally strange place with no language understanding. We were picked up from the airport with our luggage stored in a van every time then assisted on hotel check-in and toured with our private chauffeur and tour guide. Our tour guides are very professional and knowledgeable about their country and history and made us feel very welcome and relaxed like touring with old friends.


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