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Danum Valley

A 3 day stay at the superb Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Borneo's remote Danum Valley

A spectacular lodge in the heart of the rainforest

A 3-day, 2-night nature discovery programme in the spectacular Danum Valley Conservation Area, of Eastern Sabah State. This remote valley includes some of Borneo’s best-preserved and most magnificent lowland tropical jungle reserves and accompanying wildlife populations, as well as conveniently being home to the delightful Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This 3-day extension includes a canopy walkway, night jeep safari, jungle hikes, cave exploration in addition to plenty of opportunities to discover the varied and fascinating flora and fauna of Sabah’s largest tract of preserved lowland rainforest.

This extension is recommended for either our 1 week Sabah, the Land Below the Wind or 2-week Sabah and Sarawak Borneo Adventure tours.

Danum Valley was previously included in our standard Borneo itineraries, however to be frank, we felt the admittedly high cost of the Rainforest Lodge package made the overall tour less accessible to many potential travellers so, not wanting to remove the site completely – as we’re convinced it’s certainly one of the best sites for discovering the truly spectacular flora and fauna of the Island’s sadly dwindling rainforests – we’ve kept it as an optional add-on.

The price includes full-board at the well-appointed resort and spa plus personal nature guide and accommodation in comfortable, individual wooden chalets with private balconies. For twin or double sharing the cost is £900 per person and for a single person, £950.  The price in a deluxe chalet for twin or double sharing is £975 per person or for one person £1020.

A land transfer from our Borneo tours’ final destination, Sepilok is £120 per minibus and flights to and from the nearest airport Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu International Airport are available. Note, that if you do opt for the extension from Sepilok then the cost of the return ticket from Sandakan Airport to Kota Kinabalu (normally included) will be deducted from your tour price.

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Itinerary

Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.

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Day 1 - Danum Valley - arrival in Danum, canopy walkway and introductory nature hike

Transfer to Lahad Datu Town for a 2-hour, off-road, 4WD journey the spectacular Danum Valley, Sabah’s largest protected lowland jungle area, where you’ll check into the delightful Borneo Rainforest Lodge. After lunch at the Lodge, the afternoon’s programme includes a canopy walk and introductory nature hike on one of the nearby trails, with an optional. night jeep safari to experience the jungle’s nocturnal activity.

Overnight: Borneo Rainforest Lodge Transport: Taxi, Walk,  Meals: L, D, 

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Day 2 - Danum Valley - jungle trek and afternoon at leisure

A morning, guided jungle trek will include a magnificent cliff-top viewpoint, an ancient burial site and bathing in a forest stream. Afternoon options are, tubing down the picturesque Danum River, a second nature hike or just relaxing on your balcony taking in the sights and sounds of the surrounding rainforest. An evening night hike is also on offer if you wish.

Overnight: Borneo Rainforest Lodge Transport: Walk,  Meals: B, L, D, 

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Day 3 - Danum Valley - morning hike and departure

A leisurely morning at the Rainforest Lodge or a final jungle hike for some more wildlife spotting, before a transfer by 4WD to Lahad Datu Airport for an onward flight.

Departure time will depend upon your onward flight connection from Lahad Datu Airport. Extra nights in Kota Kinabalu are available on request.

Overnight: Departure Transport: Taxi, Walk,  Meals: B, L, 

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Just a few of the many highlights

A 3-day stay in a delightful, well-appointed jungle lodge includes accommodation in individual chalets, full board and personal guide. Long or short, easy or challenging, morning, afternoon and night hikes are on offer.

  • Completely flexible itinerary with your own personal jungle guide on hand
  • Individual chalets in a lush garden setting with views of the surrounding rainforest
  • Varied programme includes canopy walkway, night hike, truck safari and a choice of nature hikes
  • A stay in the remote yet delightful and well-appointed Borneo Rainforest Resort
  • Discover the fantastic flora and fauna of Sabah's largest preserved lowland tropical forest
  • Excellent and varied selection of local specialities with a fully stocked bar for jungle sundowers

We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...

Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge view

  • Superb, eco-friendly lodge in the heart of Borneo's Danum
  • Riverside and lush rainforest location
  • Well-appointed, individual chalets in a garden setting

*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.

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