Standard Kinabatangan

Standard Wildlife Package for Nature Lovers

Cruising the Kinabatangan River in search of Borneo Wildlife

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Standard Kinabatangan Accommodation - Basic, but clean.

Standard Wildlife Adventure Program

This package includes:

  • 3D2N full board;
  • Standard twin room with attached bathroom and fan;
  • Return road and boat transfers as per itinerary;
  • Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and entry fees (optional based on program);
  • English-speaking river cruise guide;
  • 1 morning and 2 late afternoon river cruises;
  • 2 guided night nature walks;
  • 1 jungle trekking excursion to Ox Bow Lake;
  • Free-flow coffee & tea and water;

You may want to bring: Insect repellent, raincoat, hat, binoculars, torchlight and sunscreen, good walking shoes, comfortable cotton T-shirts, long sleeve shirt and long or short trousers, camera.

The Standard Wildlife Adventure Program Itinirary

Day 1 (L/D)

Join the program by early morning pickup, or later throughout the day.

Happy river cruisers spotting wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

Pick-up at 08:00 from:

  • any hotel in Sandakan, or
  • Sandakan Airport arriving on flight MH 2042 (ETA 07:40) or AK 6092 (ETA 07:45);

Later in the day:

  • there’s a pick-up at 11:30 from anywhere in Sandakan or Sepilok, or
  • meet at Medan Selera Cafe in Kota Kinabatangan after lunch at 13.30;

Proceed for lunch at a local restaurant & transfer to the Lodge in Kinabatangan, which is located at the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary.

The journey will take approximately 2 hours, passing by Kota Kinabatangan town.

A hornbill in flight contrasted by the jungle canopy in the background

The afternoon river safari departs at 16:00 in search of wildlife encounters along the banks of the Kinabatangan River.

Return to the lodge for dinner, arrange an optional Night Walk and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2 (B/L/D)

The early morning river safari sets off for the Ox Boat Lakes at 06:00. Trekking can be arranged.

After breakfast at 09:00, proceed on foot with a jungle guide to Bilit Ox Bow Lake. Return to the Lodge for lunch at 12:00.

Afternoon river safari at 16:00 along the Kinabatangan River banks in search for more wildlife encounters.

Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

A little pig tailed macaque monkey using a tooth pick

Day 3 (B/L) [Excluded from 2D1N]

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Gomantong Caves and then to the airport.

* An extra morning river cruise on Day 3 can be added at an additional RM30 per person

Suggested flights:

  • Any flight after 2pm;

Optionally, add 1 night at the Sepilok Nature Resort and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the jungle.

It’s excellent value for money, just add RM250 per chalet per night (room only).

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