Day 1 Our tour begins in Kota Kinabalu, the State capital, where you’ll check in to our hotel and meet your group and tour-leader.
Day 2 Travel into the interior with a two hour scenic drive to Mount Kinabalu National Park where we’ll hike along one of the Park’s nature trails with spectacular views over the 13,436 ft mountain itself. Next up will be the fascinating Sabah Tea Plantation for tasting opportunities and the chance to learn about organic tea production with of course, more fantastic views of Kinabalu. Overnight in cottages in the plantation itself.
Day 3 Leisurely morning before a departure for Bilit in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor where we’ll check-in to our beautifully located riverside jungle eco-lodge. A sunset boat cruise on the jungle lined Kinabatangan River and a night trek to discover the nocturnal wildlife complete our day’s activities
Day 4 Today’s programme include a dawn river cruise, morning trek to an oxbow lake, night nature trail or relaxing at the lodge while listening to the sounds of the jungle. Proboscis monkeys, macaques, orang-utans, crocodiles, pygmy elephants and otters are just a few of the possible wildlife sightings you may make, whilst rare bird species found here include the lesser adjutant, Storm’s stork, pitas and several species of hornbill, including the majestic and colourful rhinoceros hornbill.
Day 5 Morning departure for the nearby Gomantong Caves - well known for their valuable edible swiftlet nests. Explore the limestone caves and discover their unique eco-system and with luck spot some of the wild orang-utans that inhabit this area. Continue to Sepilok for lunch where we’ll visit the famous orang-utan sanctuary and rehabilitation centre. Overnight by the Sanctuary at a jungle lodge.
Day 6 A morning at leisure gives you the opportunity to visit the newly created sun bear sanctuary or the Rainforest Discovery Centre before an afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. From here a short boat ride takes us to Manukan Island in the South China Sea - located within the Tunku Abdul Marine Park - for a stay at a comfortable beach-side resort.
Day 7 An exciting day trip by boat through the spectacular Marine Park to check out some of the neighbouring islands as well as snorkelling on the region’s vibrant coral reefs to discover the colourful marine flora and fauna.
Day 8 Morning at leisure on the island with an afternoon return to Kota Kinabalu. Farewell lunch, perhaps some souvenir shopping at the Filipino market and end of tour.
Please note: We have chosen Manukan Island and its resort for its beauty and the environment. It is a small resort with a limited number of chalets. One style of chalet has one room with en suite bathroom, the other is two bedroomed, one en suite and the other room having a bathroom off the lounge. We cannot guarantee all group members will have the same style of room but endeavor to allocate them as fairly as possible.
Please note these are photos of sample hotels and resorts; accommodation options may vary and are subject to availability
The aptly named Bilit Adventure Lodge on the banks of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River.
An overnight stay on a tea plantation; Sabah Tea has well situated bungalow type accommodation with dramatic views over nearby Mount Kinabalu itself.
The wonderful Sepilok Jungle Resort located in lush tropical forest close to the famous Sepilok Orang-Utan sanctuary.
Manukan Island – stunning and beautifully preserved, tropical island in the South China Sea Manukan features in both our Sabah, land Below the Wind and 2 week Borneo Adventure torus.
"The whole holiday was amazing from start to finish but the most exciting (part) was spotting a wild orang-utan in the jungle. Our guide was truly fantastic and made our trip a true adventure." Deanne Ward-Thompson.
"This truly was the best holiday we have ever had. Our guide was amazing and made the trip a true holiday of a life time! He could not do enough for us and his knowledge of all the places we visited was incredible, (and he even carried books around with him all of the time so that he could look up anything that he did not know.) Thank-you for an amazing trip each destination was amazing and we are looking forwards to planning our next trip with you." Dee.
"...thank you for the most amazing holiday of my life. Loved every minute of it. Really fantastic itinerary - I really can’t put it in words what this holiday meant to me." Adela.
"This is Paul and Liz back from the holiday you organised for us in Borneo. I wanted to say that we both had the time of our lives. The organisation of the trip was fantastic and Alex is without a doubt the best guide we have ever had. Thank you again. We will be recommending All Points East to all of our friends." Paul Matthews
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Located in World Heritage Kinabalu National Park the majestic granite peaks of the mountain, one of the highest in Southeast Asia, rise over 4,000 metres more..