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Danum Valley

A 3-day stay at the superb Danum Valley 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 Malaysia’s eastern Sabah State. This remote valley is home to some of Borneo’s best-preserved and most magnificent lowland tropical jungle reserves and accompanying wildlife populations, as well as conveniently being the site of the delightful and well-appointed Danum Valley Rainforest Lodge. This exciting 3-day extension includes a canopy walkway, a night jeep safari, jungle hikes and 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. (The precise itinerary and activities are up to you and fully flexible and you can discuss options and timing with your personal Lodge guide.)

The 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.

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

The published price includes full board at the well-appointed resort and spa plus a personal nature guide and accommodation in comfortable, individual wooden chalets with private balconies. For 2 persons, sharing a twin or double deluxe chalet, the cost is £985 per person and for a single person, £1095.

The land transfer from our Borneo tours’ final destination, Kinabatangan to Danum is included as well as a transfer to, and flight from, the nearest airport, Lahad Datu, to Kota Kinabalu International Airport at the end of your extension.

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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 to the spectacular Danum Valley, Sabah’s largest protected lowland jungle area, where you’ll check into the delightful Danum Valley 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 to Kota Kinabalu.

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 Danum Valley Rainforest Lodge
  • 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 Rainforest Lodge

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  • 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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