TRAVELLERS-FIRST COVID POLICY S$ 5 OFF FIRST ORDER WITH SIGN-UP GIFT AN EXPERIENCE TO YOUR LOVED ONES

3D2N Gomantong Cave, Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safaris

Book Now

Bookings will be back shortly!
Bookings are disabled as we’re upgrading our site. If you would like to book this, please contact Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort directly at asiagreentravels@gmail.com, fred@kinabatanganriver.com.my, +6 017 972 9128

At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a super comprehensive option and allows you to see all the wildlife in the area! Visit Sunbear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, spot wildlife on Kinabatangan River and also check out the Gomantong Caves

Details

3 days 2 nights
Join-in trip
Up to 10 persons

Activities

Wildlife & Animals
Boat Tour
Elephants
Orangutans

Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Kinabatangan Jungle Walk
Jungle Night Walk
Kinabatangan River Safari
Gomantong Cave

Choose this if...

You really love wildlife and want to pack in everything! This is also a great value option that doesn't cost more than if you did all the activities separately.

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
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Sunbear Conservation Centre and Gomantong Caves
  • 4 River Safari cruises
  • Morning Jungle Trek within Resort
  • Night Walk
  • Meals (as stated in Itinerary)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Airfare
  • Tipping/gratuities
  • Porterage
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
Show all inclusions & exclusions

Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
Trip Unavailable
Prices shown in USD

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sandakan 08:30am Details
  • Sandakan Airport 08:30am Details
  • Sepilok 08:30am Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sandakan - Sepilok Orang Utan Centre - Sun Bear - Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Lunch/Dinner included)
Sandakan - Sepilok Orang Utan Centre - Sun Bear - Bilit  - Kinabatangan River (Lunch/Dinner included)

Today you'll see Orangutans, Sun bears and go on a river safari

  • 08:30am - Pick-up at Sepilok
  • Drive to the world-renowned Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the feeding of the iconic Orang Utan and a good opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat.
  • The centre was established in 1964 to help rehabilitate the Orang Utans which had been orphaned, or displaced by logging and clearing of secondary forests for plantation.
  • The magnificent mixed dipterocarp forest offers a natural home to the Orang Utans, which slowly become less dependent on their twice-daily feeding of milk and bananas at the centre and eventually return voluntarily to the wild.
  • Continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
  • You can now get close to the world’s smallest bear in its natural forest environment. These adorable sun bears are losing their habitat through deforestation.
  • The mission of the centre is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research – giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild. Visitors will be able to peek in on their activity from the walkway as they lumbered and played in open-air forest enclosures.
  • Continue your journey to Bilit by the Kinabatangan River and then on to Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
  • Upon arrival at the resort, you will be greeted by our team and refreshment will be served followed by briefing featuring the overview of the resort routes & safety.
  • Check in to your room.
  • At 1600 hours, river cruise in search of wildlife that is so prevalent in the area – a good chance to see proboscis monkey, orang utan, macaques, pygmy elephants, birds and other wildlife.
  • Return to the resort.
  • Dinner will be served.
  • Overnight at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 2: Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)
Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

Today you'll do some light trekking and go on two river safaris

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills.
  • Proceed for an early morning cruise to observe more wildlife and birdlife.
  • Return to resort for breakfast.
  • En-route one-hour Jungle trekking within resort area.
  • Return to the resort for lunch.
  • Late afternoon, set off for another river adventure and try to spot more wildlife and birds before returning to the resort for dinner.
  • After dinner and subject to weather conditions, follow our in-house naturalist for a night walk in search of nocturnal mammals.
  • Return to and overnight at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 3: Kinabatangan River - Gomantong Caves - Sandakan (Breakfast included)
Kinabatangan River - Gomantong Caves - Sandakan (Breakfast included)

Today you'll do another river safari and see the Gomantong Caves

  • Rise early for another early morning cruise along the Kinabatangan River.
  • Return to resort for Breakfast.
  • By 0830hrs, transfer to Gomantong Cave.
  • After cave transfer and drop off at the respective hotel in Sandakan or at Sandakan Airport for your onward flight.
  • 01:00pm - Drop-off at Sepilok

Exceptional Experiences. Tried & Tested By Seek Sophie

Our team has personally tried out this option and verified it for the guides’ dedication, expertise and knowledge.
Learn More

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
Show more
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
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
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 (optional)
Camera
Cap
Comfortable light cotton casual attire with long or short pants is recommended as humidity is high throughout
Insect repellent
Items of personal use
Leech Sock
Raincoat / Poncho
Sandal
Sturdy shoes (use for walking/trekking)
Sun screen lotion
Torch Light
Loading results...

No Results Based On Your Search

Your question would also be very useful to the rest of the travel community!
Not what you are looking for? Ask us anything, your question would be very useful to the rest of the travel community!