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3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari | Scenic Waterfront Resort

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Discover Borneo’s wildlife and nature on an activity-packed 3D2N adventure! Look forward to spotting elusive creatures on cruises along the Kinabatangan River, which is known for being the longest river in Sabah at 560km and for the incredible number of species that live on its river banks. On the four cruises, pick up wildlife titbits from the resort’s highly experienced guides, who will be more than happy to share their knowledge about the different animals that you will see with each trip – you can expect proboscis monkeys, silver langurs, Oriental darters, orangutans, and even herds of pygmy elephants amongst the sightings! Off the river, follow the guides on a night trek through the jungle to meet its fascinating nocturnal mammals and experience the beauty of Borneo’s nature on foot. When you’re ready to take a breather after these exciting excursions, relax at the resort where the friendly team will tend to your every need, and enjoy hearty meals while basking in splendid views of the Kinabatangan River.

Details

3 days 2 nights
Join-in trip
Up to 15 persons

Activities

Hiking
Wildlife & Animals
Boat Tour
Forest / Jungle Treks
Monkeys
Elephants
Orangutans
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Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Kinabatangan River Safari
Jungle Night Walk

Choose this if...

You want to see a multitude of Borneo’s fascinating wildlife and enjoy a comfortable stay at a riverside resort!

What's included

What's included

  • Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Double Room (Private) or Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Triple Room (Private)
  • Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • 4 river cruises
  • 1 night jungle walk
  • Meals
  • Nature guide
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Hotel Sandakan 11:45am Details
  • Sandakan Airport 12:15pm Details
  • Anywhere in Sepilok. 12:45pm Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

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

Check in next to the Kinabatangan River and embark on a river safari cruise and night walk!

  • 12:45pm - Pick-up at Anywhere in Sepilok.
  • OR 12:15pm - 12:30pm - Pick-up at Sandakan Airport
  • OR 12:45pm - 1:00pm - Pick-up at Sepilok
  • 2:00pm - Arrive at the riverside resort and enjoy refreshments before checking in to your room
  • 4:00pm - Hop on a river cruise and spot unique wildlife along the scenic Kinabatangan River – look out for proboscis monkeys, silver langurs, hornbills, and the smallest elephant in the world!
  • 6:00-7:00pm - Look forward to a hearty dinner served at the resort
  • After dinner, begin an exciting night trek through the jungle while guided by the resort’s in-house naturalist – catch everything from sleeping birds to the lively nocturnal mammals of Borneo! Kindly note that the night trek is subject to weather conditions.
  • 8:00pm - Return to the resort for a peaceful rest amongst beautiful nature
Day 2: Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River
Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River

Experience an activity-packed day with 2 river cruises and a jungle trek within the resort area!

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Enjoy the morning breeze while you search for wildlife on the river cruise – catch these creatures as they have their breakfast!
  • Enjoy your own delicious breakfast of local Malay cuisine at the resort.
  • Follow your in-house nature guide for a trek in the Bilit Jungle around the resort! Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and birds amongst the trees and enjoy peaceful sights of nature before heading back to the resort for a sumptuous lunch.
  • In the late afternoon, set off for another river adventure and discover more animals that you may have missed on previous trips! Feel free to consult your friendly nature guide for more information on each sighting.
  • After the afternoon cruise, take a breather and relax around the resort. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Kinabatangan River or have a rest in your comfortable room before dinner.
Day 3: Kinabatangan River - Sandakan
Kinabatangan River - Sandakan

Embark on your last Kinabatangan river cruise before checking out!

  • Rise early for your scenic trip along the river – soak in the tranquil atmosphere and take this last opportunity to catch the fascinating wildlife of Borneo
  • Have breakfast at the resort before bidding your hosts goodbye.
  • 8:20am - Check out and depart for Sandakan
  • Estimated arrival time - Sepilok (10:30am), Hotel Sandakan (11:00am), Sandakan Airport (11:15am)
  • 10:30am - Drop-off at Anywhere in Sepilok.

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

Helmed by a team of friendly staff and highly experienced nature guides, Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort curates their adventures with nature-loving explorers in mind. Their dedicated guides have a keen eye and a big heart for Borneo’s wildlife and nature, and are more than happy to share their knowledge with visitors who have the same passion. Guests who arrive at the resort are greeted with beautiful views of the magnificent Kinabatangan River, and can look forward to hearty meals and comfortable stays in the quaint bungalows beautifully framed by the jungle. Travellers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles as the resort provides a water refill station in place of plastic bottles in their effort to reduce plastic waste.
6 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.4 out of 51 helpful reviews
Warm & Friendly
21
Memorable Trip
18
Knowledgeable
16
Value-for-Money
16
Comfortable Trip
15
Good Food
14
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Yeap Kah Wooi
2D1N Kinabatangan River Safari | 2 River Cruises & Jungle Trek with In-house Guide | Scenic Riverside Resort
07 Oct 2020
Don't come during rainy season. Hardly any animals and boat trips could be cancelled. Don't get 2D1N. It's too rush and you won't have time to enjoy the beautiful hotel room. You arrive mid afternoon and leave early morning, plus 5-6 hours of sightseeing activities. Food is...... Just okay.
Irina Zaborskaia
3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari | Scenic Waterfront Resort
06 Oct 2020

Everything was well organized, interesting boat trips and kind staff. Place is great, enjoyed our house

Isabel Fernandez Murillo
2D1N Kinabatangan River Safari | 2 River Cruises & Jungle Trek with In-house Guide | Scenic Riverside Resort
30 Sep 2020

Incredible 2D/1N trip. I really liked all the boat trip and night walk. Everything very well organized. Nice caban. Thanks a lot

Hazwan Noorman
3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari | Scenic Waterfront Resort
28 Sep 2020

Best trip ever! thank you Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort for most warn and friendly service.

Audrey Ho Mei Lian
3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari | Scenic Waterfront Resort
24 Sep 2020
Friendly and helpful staff; Aloy is a seasoned and knowledgable guide - he has a wealth of info on the many bird species that we encountered, as well as the primates and vegetation. The chalet was comfortable - although it does get very hot in the afternoon even with the aircon blasting, so I highly recommend taking to the hammocks above the restaurant to chill in the afternoons. Lovely river deck.

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 3) will not be charged. Children (age 4 - 12) will pay a discounted price
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Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
Will I definitely see Elephants and Orangutans?
A
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!
Q
What should I pack?
A
Binoculars
Bug repellent
Camera
Hat
Leech socks or long thick socks
Raincoat
Sunscreen
Torch light
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