BKI6DAN – North Borneo – Sukau & Danum Valley

North Borneo is essentially Sabah where it has the most amazing attractions to offer. In this 6D5N programme, we will take in the majestic Kinabalu Park and then travel to Sukau, where you can possibly spot wildlife like the Proboscis monkeys and the pygmy elephants. Lastly, the trip ends at Danum Valley – a wonderful setting to experience the lowland dipterocarp forest.

Day 1    KUALA LUMPUR – KOTA KINABALU
Arrive Kota Kinabalu by flight MH 2614 (1255/1530). Meet & transfer to Hotel.

DAY 2   IN KOTA KINABALU
Full Day Kinabalu Park & Poring HotspringNominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage, Kinabalu Park is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.  Here, Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia towers majestically at 4095 m (13431 feet).  From the montane oak-chestnut forest proceed to the lowland dipterocarp forest at Poring.  Cross a Canopy walkway to view epiphytes growing on the treetops. If time permits, you will be able to take a dip at the Hot Springs where the sulfuric content of the natural springs are said to have therapeutic value.
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DAY 3   KOTA KINABALU – SANDAKAN – SUKAU  VILLAGE
Depart Kota Kinabalu by flight MH 2042 (0700/0740) to Sandakan.Arrive Sandakan airport, meet & transfer to the world’s largest – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.  The orphaned orang utans from logging sites, plantations and illegal hunting are rehabilitated before being released into the wild. See the primates being fed by the park wardens plus a video show.  After lunch, transfer by boat to Sukau Village. In the late afternoon, take a two-hour river cruise to see the Proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the tributary of Kinabatangan River. Evening dinner & overt at Lodge
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Note: Accommodation at Sukau Lodge is simple yet comfortable with modern amenities in room with electric fan & modern toilet facilities.

DAY 4   SANDAKAN – LAHAD DATU – DANUM VALLEY
After breakfast, transfer by 2hrs overland to Lahad Datu and follow by another 2.5hrs overland journey on a gravel road to Borneo Rainforest Lodge.  Check into Borneo Rainforest Lodge. In the afternoon, an introduction to the forest through Nature Trail and proceed to the Canopy Walkway.  In the evening, if weather permits, experience a Night Drive in an open-air truck in search of nocturnal animals. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

DAY 5   IN DANUM VALLEY
Guided jungle activities – trek to the Kadazandusun burial site – Coffin Cliff then proceed with trekking to the View Point for a bird’s eye view of the Danum Valley and the Borneo lowland rainforest.  Descend to the Jacuzzi Pool for a refreshing dip.  Optional: Water tubing for an hour in the Danum River or Trekking along the Segama River.  In the evening, if weather permits, enjoy a Night Walk around the lodge in search of nocturnal animals.
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DAY 6   DEPART DANUM VALLEY – LAHAD DATU
Guided morning walk at the Segama Trail / Hornbill Trail. Check-out. Scheduled Transfer at 1:30 p.m., an overland journey to the Lahad Datu Airport for departure flight to Kota Kinabalu via MH 3023 (1725/1820). (Breakfast/Lunch)

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Recommended Personal GearInsect Repellent, Raincoat, Good Walking Shoes, Sun Screen (sweat proof), Sun Hat, Binocular, Torchlight, Swim Wear, Tevas (sandals), Personal Toiletries and Extra Light Cotton Clothing.

Remarks  : This tour can be extended to Sipadan for Scuba Diving or just snorkeling & swimming.. Another option is add on a trip to Tabin Wildlife Reserve – 2D1N or 3D2N . Tabin has good opportunity for biard watching and wilidlife sighting.

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