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2D1N Kinabatangan River Safari & Homestay with Conservationist

By Sukau Village Viewstay

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From US$ 177.40
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At a Glance

At a Glance

2 days 1 night
Group trip (20 travellers per group)

You will spend 2D1N in Sukau Village, situated only 200m from the Kinabatangan River, hosted by a conservationist and active member of the local community. Experience how locals live as the family introduces you to their local culture and tradition. This includes 1 evening and night safari cruises plus 1 morning cruise on the second day, where you'll get the chance to spot wildlife along the river such as proboscis monkeys, elephants and orangutans.

Wildlife

Trip Highlights

Village Visit
Kinabatangan Night Cruise
Kinabatangan River Safari

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In addition to see the unique life of Borneo, you are also looking to experience the local life of a family living on the banks of Kinabatangan River.
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Couples
Small Groups
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 177.40 MYR 743.92
  • Accommodation - 1 night at Sukau Village Viewstay - Standard Room
  • Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • 3 River cruises
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Jungle trekking
  • Tips & gratuities
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sepilok Details
  • Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport

Getaways

Short nature trips from the city.

Getaways

Short nature trips from the city.
6.0 hours from Kuala Lumpur
You will need to take a three hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan, Sabah followed by a 2 hour car ride to Sukau.

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sandakan/ Sepilok - Kinabatangan
Sandakan/ Sepilok - Kinabatangan

You will hop on an evening and night river safari in search of the iconic wildlife in Kinabatangan

Accommodation: Sukau Village Viewstay - Standard Room

  • 10:00am - Pick-up at Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport
  • 11 am Arrival at the homestay
  • 12 pm Lunch
  • 2.30 pm Make traditional handicrafts or learn Traditional Game
  • 4.00 pm Evening cruise
  • 7.00 pm Dinner at Homestay
  • 8.00 pm Night Cruise
  • 10.00 pm Free and easy
Day 2: Kinabatangan - Sandakan/ Sepilok
Kinabatangan - Sandakan/ Sepilok

Enjoy your last river cruise in the morning, departure

  • 6.15 am Morning cruise
  • 9.00 am Breakfast at Homestay
  • 9.30 am Transfer to Sandakan/ Sepilok
  • 10:30am - Drop-off at Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sukau Village Viewstay

Sukau Village Viewstay is run by Sariha and Bam, both active contributors to their local community. The establishment of their homestay have created jobs to the local Orang Sungai (River People) and provided learning opportunities for the villagers. Bam is also leading a community-based conservation NGO to tackle the wildlife and environmental issues in the area. You'll get the most authentic 'Kampung' (Village) experience, cultural understanding and conservation knowledge while staying with Bam's family.
5 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.4 out of 9 helpful reviews
shak U
13 Feb 2020 on Google Reviews
Brilliant and affordable stay at the Kinabatagan river. Pretty much get your own private boat while boats from other accommodations are full and crowded. Great to mingle with the family too. Azhkar is the best guide. Thanks so much!
Suresh
04 Nov 2019 on airbnb
Great experiences to see Orang Utans, Proboscis monkeys, Other type of monkeys, birds of nature and the cave Goa Gomantong . Take all 3 river cruises (6am/4pm/8pm). Time and value for money!
Jo
05 Jun 2019 on airbnb
We had a great time and felt very welcome. Enjoyed the home cooked meals and were well looked after. Great night time and day time cruise down river.
Nicky Desmosdici
15 Apr 2019 on Google Reviews
with crew MRS NANCY LIM SCHOOL OF COOKING & BAKING from KEPAYAN,KK THE BEST HOMESTAY…
Amanda S.
03 Apr 2019 on Google Reviews
Friendly and warm community that welcomes guests and share their culture

Sukau Village Viewstay Policies

Sukau Village Viewstay Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sukau Village Viewstay pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Binoculars
Hat
Insect Repellent
Raincoat
Sunscreen
Will I definitely see Elephants and Orangutans?

No, we're afraid not. Kinabatangan River is one of the best places to see wildlife in Malaysia, as the wildlife mainly live around the small stretch of river. However, sometimes they do wander off to nearby palm plantations to feed for some weeks and then wander back to Kinabatangan River again. With wild animals, nothing is guaranteed - which is a little part of the magic too!

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