Sabah Adventure 11 Days

Sabah Adventure  11 Days

Orang utans, monkeys and hornbills - the rich array of Sabah’s natural wonders are presented on this tour. From the mountains and rainforests to the remote rivers, the abundant native plants and animals are a delight to behold. 


 
Kota Kinabalu  •  Kinabalu Park  •  Sandakan  •  Labuk Bay  •  Kinabatangan River
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arrive Kota Kinabalu
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Stay three nights at the Horizon Hotel in downtown Kota Kinabalu.

    Day 2 – Kota Kinabalu
    Visit the Mari Mari Cultural Village to learn about the different housing styles and ethnic groups of Sabah. After a traditional welcome by the Chief see demonstrations of bark and rattan weaving, fire making, ancient tattooing and blowpipe making. There is a cultural show and buffet lunch before returning to your hotel. (B,L)

    Day 3 – Kinabalu Park excursion
    Start early for the drive to Mt Kinabalu Park for grand views of the imposing mist covered mountain. Visit the exhibition centre and Mountain Garden to see specimens of the diverse plant life of the park. A naturalist will take you on a trail walk. Relax in a sulphur bath at Poring Hot Spring then take a canopy walk high above the rainforest. (B,L)

    Day 4 – Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan
    Fly to Sandakan today, arriving mid afternoon. Stay two nights at the Sabah Hotel in Sandakan. (B)

    Day 5 – Sandakan
    Travel outside Sandakan to visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Found only in south-east Asia, the sun bear is the world’s smallest bear species. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel through palm oil plantations to Labuk Bay, arriving in time for the afternoon feeding of the Proboscis monkeys. (B,L)

    Day 6 – Kinabatangan River
    Take a tour to the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary where young, orphaned or captured orang utans are rehabilitated into the wild. Drive on for two hours to Sukau on the Kinabatangan River, an area that’s home to 10 species of primates, 8 species of hornbills, and a wide variety of other animals and birds. Take an afternoon cruise on the lookout for elephants, crocodiles and other wildlife. Stay two nights at the Borneo Nature Lodge. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 – Ox Bow Lake
    Wake up to the calls of birds, insects and animals. Join a sunrise cruise up the Kinabatangan River and onto Kelenanap Ox Bow Lake for bird watching. Explore the large limestone Gomantong Cave, famous for its bird’s nests. Late afternoon take another wildlife viewing cruise. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 – Sukau – Sandakan – Kota Kinabalu
    Return to Sandakan for a tour of the city. Visit the deeply moving War Memorial Park and Chapel, adjacent to the site of the World War ll POW camp. Visit the Buddhist Temple overlooking Sandakan Bay and Agnes Keith House for an insight to the author’s life here in colonial times. Lunch is at the nearby English Tea House then there is time for shopping at the Central Market before a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Stay three nights at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. (B)

    Day 9 & 10 – Kota Kinabalu
    Days at leisure. (B daily)
    Optional North Borneo Railway tour – available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
    A four hour journey on a refurbished steam train accommodates passengers in colonial style carriages where breakfast and a “tiffin” style lunch are served as the train travels through the rural and coastal regions of Sabah. Stops are made at village markets along the way. Cost $290 per person includes meals.

    Day 11 – Depart Kota Kinabalu
    Transfer to the airport for exit flight. (B)

     

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  • Tour Prices
    Depart any day Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    Jan – Dec 2020 $2990 $4737 $5195
    Jan 2021-Oct 2022 $3185 $5054 $5543

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars.  Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:

    Price Includes:

      • 10 nights in nature lodges and 4 star hotels
      • Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
      • Economy class flight Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan – Kota Kinabalu, including taxes and fuel surcharges
      • Airport transfers and land transportation as per itinerary
      • Seat-in-coach sightseeing tours, including entrance fees and experienced local English speaking driver-guide.

     

    Price Excludes:

      • Tourism Tax of MYR10 per room per night, payable direct to hotels
      • Gratuities
      • Beverages

     

    Surcharges and/or compulsory meals may apply during local holidays.

    Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.

 

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Sabah Adventure  11 Days
 

Highlights

  • Visit to Mount Kinabalu
  • The simple chapel at Sandakan Memorial Park with moving remembrances of the Death March
  • Close up views of the primate population along remote Kinabatangan River
  • Beachside relaxation in a great resort
 
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