Location: Kinabatangan River, Sabah Borneo
Price: From MYR 1350.0030% Off : From MYR 945.00
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Enjoy the comforts of chalet style lodge accommodation & a’La Carte meals to rejuvenate between river cruise safaris & jungle walks, on either a 2D1N or 3D2N itinerary..

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Ex-Sandakan The Kinabatangan River is home to some of the most varied and easily accessible wildlife in all of South East Asia including but not limited to proboscis monkeys, langur monkeys, macaques, gibbons, orangutans, saltwater crocodiles, bearded jungle pigs, hornbills, too many birds to mention & pygmy elephants to name but a few.

The Kinabatangan is Sabah’s longest river and the second longest in the whole of Malaysia. Rising from the eastern Witta Range of Sabah, the Kinabatangan River begins its 350 mile (563km) north-easterly course towards the Sulu Sea.

About 20 oxbow lakes form part of the lower regions of the river. Created over time and separated from the main river as erosion and deposits of soil changed the river’s course, oxbow lakes are paradise for bird watchers.

River People, or Orang Sungei, live in small settlements spread out along the river. It’s fascinating to see their self sufficient, peaceful homes fully operational, making a living through fishing the lakes and rivers and farming vegetables on its banks. They use the forests of the Kinabatangan as a source of building material, firewood food and medicine.

Early morning and late afternoon rivers cruises are the best way to enjoy the river and encounter wildlife.

Trip Highlights

  • River Cruise the Kinabatangan River and Oxbow Lakes.
  • Jungle Walk to Ancient Merbau Tree and Birdwatching Tower.
  • Visit Gomantong Caves.
  • Visit Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.



You will be transferred, from either Sandakan airport or your accommodation in Sandakan town, to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the famous conservation work reintroducing the orphaned primates into the wild.
After, you will be transferred to your river lodge located along the Kinabatangan River, which will take about 2 hours. Upon arrival, check-in, and lunch is served. Proceed to join the afternoon river cruise to search for wildlife in their natural forest habitat. Once back at the resort, dinner will be served before a night walk, should you wish to join in search of nocturnal animals.


(Excluded from 2D1N program)
It’s an early start to the day, with a river cruise at 6AM, to the Oxbow Lakes to spot more wildlife. Returning to the resort, breakfast will be served before a jungle walk to the Merbau Tree and the Birdwatching Tower! Lunch is served when back at the resort, and you’re then free at leisure before another river cruise at 4pm. After wildlife spotting along the Kinabatangan River, once again, at the resort dinner is served before another guided night walk (optional) through the forest.


Breakfast is served at the resort before your land transfer to the Gomantong Caves. After exploring the cave system, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant, en-route to either Sandakan airport or to your accommodation in Sandakan town.

  • 2D1N or 3D2N full board meals, Visits to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Gomantong Caves, Entrance fees, Air-conditioned chalet lodge accommodation (king/twin room), Return road/boat transfers, English-speaking guide, River cruises 1 morning, 2 late afternoon (3D/2N), 1 morning, 1 late afternoon (2D/1N), Jungle Walk to Merbau Tree and the Birdwatching Tower
    Unlimited Coffee and Tea.
    2015 Rates
  • Airfares, Video/Camera entrance fees at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Night Walk, Alcohol and carbonated drinks, Drinking Water, Other items not explicitly stated.
  • Lightweight clothing long sleeves & long pants/trousers, Binoculars, Leech Socks, Insect repellent, Raincoat or poncho, Good walking shoes, Hat.


Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety. Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural rainforest habitat.