BKI6TAB – North Borneo – Sukau & Tabin Wildlife

This is an alternative to the North Borneo – Sukau & Danum Valley programme ( tour code BKI6Dan). The price difference is because is due to the higher prices being charge for the Danum Valley package. However, Tabin Wildlife is a still great place to spot wildlife & birds.  

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 & overnight 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 – TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE
After breakfast, transfer by 2hrs overland to Lahad Datu and follow by another 1hrs to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road.  Journey to this largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia takes about 1 hour. Upon arrival, register and check into the charming Borneon timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort which comes complete with private balcony, air-condition and hot water shower, a real luxury within the jungle.  Enjoy the splendour of mother- nature and explore the vicinity of the resort.  Built alongside the Lipad River and nestled within the rainforest, a variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments. In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife.  After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds.  Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding thick forest, where birds are commonly sighted. After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.  Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.
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Tabin Wildlife

Tabin Wildlife

DAY 5   IN TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE
You may opt to join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall.  Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.  In the afternoon you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.
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DAY 6   DEPART TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE – LAHAD DATU
After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen.  Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin via scheduled return transfer at 2.30 PM, an overland journey to the Lahad Datu Airport for departure flight to Kota Kinabalu via MH 3023 (1725/1820). Note : This tour can be extended to Sipadan for Scuba Diving or just snorkeling & swimming.
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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 :- Thsi package can be ectended or alternate with the 3D2N Danum Valley package. To complete the Big 5 in Sabah, Scuba Diving around Sipadan Island can added on easily. Contact us for details.

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