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Joint tour (BKI5DNSS): Daily departure from city hotel in Kota Kinabalu with English speaking guide (minimum 2 persons)
NOTE: Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
Please be advised, that transportation rates are based on current diesel prices. We strictly reserve the right to adjust our rates periodically based on the development of fuel retail prices in Malaysia.
Please take note that the Malaysian Government has indicated that a “Goods & Service Tax” (GST) might be imposed. This tax is not reflected in our rates yet.
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Meet your guide upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu airport and transfer to hotel (3 Star) or hotel of similar standard. Rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.
Breakfast at the hotel. 08:30 hrs depart for a two-hour drive to Kinabalu Park, nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery as you drive through the Crocker Range to the Park Head Quarters. We shall stop at local fruit and handicraft stalls enroute. The Kinabalu Park is home to Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia which towers majestically at 4095 m (13431 feet). Spend the rest of the day trekking along cool forest trails to see and learn more about our unique insect eating plants, orchids and the rain forest. In the late afternoon, check into your accommodation for the night (twin bed with attached hot water showers and toilet).
Depart after breakfast for Sukau in Sandakan. The drive will take about 5 hours passing through the towns of Ranau and Telupid. The scenery consists of native villages and palm oil plantations. Upon arrival at Sukau/Bilit, check-in to your accommodation at the lodge. The lodge is situated along the banks of the Kinabatangan River and surrounded by riverine forest. Later this afternoon, we will take a boat ride along the Kinabatangan River. The forest here is home to the Proboscis monkey, an endemic of Borneo. The proboscis monkeys live in groups and come down to the river edges to sleep for the night. Also seen here are Long Tail and Pig tail Macaques, Hornbills and if luck is with us, wild Orang Utans, Silver & Maroon languor and the Borneo Pygmy Elephant might show themselves. Overnight in twin bed rooms with attached Bathroom & Showers.
Depart the lodge after an early breakfast for the drive to Sandakan. Visit the Orang Utan Sanctuary at Sepilok to see how orphaned Orang Utans are trained to go back to the forest. Brief swing around town before proceeding for lunch. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu (recommended flight MH 2047 ETD 1350hrs ETA 1435). Transfer to the hotel (3 star) or hotel of similar standard. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast at hotel, then check out and depart at 08:30 hrs for the jetty. Take a 20-minute boat ride to one of the coral islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. Enjoy a simple box lunch and return to the mainland in the early afternoon (basic shower facilities are available on the islands). Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for your departure flight.