NORTH BORNEO SAFARI TOUR PACKAGES


Tour code: BSSB/PATA/20/002

16D15N   NORTH BORNEO SAFARI PACKAGE ITINERARY

 

MONKEY TOPS SAFARI RIVERLODGE

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO SABAH, THE LAND BELOW THE WIND. MONKEY TOPS SAFARI

Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, meet and greetings with your tour guide and transfer you to MONKEY TOPS SAFARI of the Klias Mangrove wetland .  Continue your 2 hours drive to Klias to reach Monkey Tops River Lodge. Along the way, visit small towns - Papar, Membakut, Beaufort, you also can view the padi field, buffalo and the locals or villagers’ various  type of accommodation and the tropical vegetation and scenery. Check-in .  After check in, guests are free at own leisure.

MONKEY TOPS SAFARI provides primitive basic type of accommodation with common bathrooms. There are camp villa type and long house dormitory type. MTS gives the guests  to experience how were the local villagers live under rural basis ; explore the beauty and unique flora and fauna created by the mother nature.  The richness of this mangrove Klias Wetland house to various type of wildlife animals and tropical and migration birds even from Russia. The beauty of the mixture vegetation between the tropical rainforest and mangrove create a serene environments that wipe away any stress that one has.

Anyway, for those urban boys or girls who are not use to such lifestyle, we have an option for them to check in to local city hotel that would be 2 hours away from the destination .  Therefore the guest should let us know of the option earlier before arrival.  But they need to wake up at 05:00am to overland to MTS in the next morning in order not to miss the morning cruise .

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 DAY 2 – MONKEY TOPS SAFARI  RIVERLODGE

Wake up early for a morning cruise ,  like human beings , the wildlife animals wake up early in search of food actively among the green.  So are the birds. Ready your camera to capture those wildlife animals actively plugging trees leaves for breakfast , moving here and there. Not forgetting the birds singing sweetly around ie kingfishers, hornbills, eagles, horons and many others.  Back to the lodge. Breakfast.  Free and easy. ( one can do fishing – villagers’ style)  lunch.  Light refreshment will be served consisting of coffee/ tea and local Malay (Kuih-Muih) in the late afternoon.

After tea break, cruise along the river bank in search of wildlife animals and enjoy the serene mangrove surroundings, the flora and fauna. Ie Proboscis Monkey; Silver Leaf Monkey; Long tail Marcaq Monkey; monitor lizard. Local Malaysian dinner will be served upon arrival from the boat cruise. After dinner proceed to the jetty for your second boat trip and beginning of “Night Safari” to look for the most amazing insect –Firefly. Thousands of fireflies can be seen hovering above the water like a Christmas tree. The dazzling dance of the fireflies is an unforgettable sight. After which, crocodile spotting along the river is also an interesting activities. We also run one and only “Sleeping Monkey” night sighting to observe how monkey sleep on the tree tops.

Sleep sweet dream in long house or the camp villa . .Overnight at Monkey Tops Safari

 

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DAY 3 –  MONKEY TOPS SAFARI TO SURVIVOR  ISLAND

After breakfast at lodge, 08:30hrs prepare to check-out and embark on your journey to Kuala Penyu (approximately  40 minutes drive). Upon arrival at the jetty, board the boat that departs at 9:30hrs for Pulau Tiga (Survivor Island).  Hop on a 25minutes boat ride to Pulau Tiga.  Snorkelling in the sea. Lunch. Enjoy your trip up to the mud volcano site where you could wallow in it for a free health spa in the nature. Leaving the mud cake on oneself, walk down to the beach to wash it off as a combination of the mud and the seawater believes to have a special effect on one's skin. Before 15:00hrs freshen up and pack up, depart from Island and back to Jetty. Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy your dinner. Overnight at Hotel  in Kota Kinabalu City

 

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DAY 4 – KINABALU NATIONAL PARK 

Breakfast at hotel. 08:00- Pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu, and transfer to Kinabalu National Park in about 2 hours journey.

Brief stop at Nabalu Market, where seasonal fruits/local produces handicrafts are sold by local Dusun.

Arrival at the Kinabalu National Park where the highest mountain in Malaysia , Mount Kinabalu is , magnificently located. Enjoy the cool and refreshing mountain air. Lunch at local restaurant.

Proceed visit to Kundasang War Memorial. Poring Hot Spring. Fish Spa. Sabah Tea. Transfer & check into hotel/resort.

Overnight Kinabalu Pine Resort or Similar.

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DAY 5 -  KINABALU NATIONAL PARK OVELAND TO SEPILOK ORANG UTAN REHABITATIAN CENTER

             + BORNEAN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTR.

Check out from resort hotel early in the morning. Overland to Sandakan.  Drive for approximately 3 hours to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the centre that managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released their natural behaviors in the 2.5ha enclosed forest. Lunch Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform.  Afternoon session Feeding of Orang Utans. At this center, observe man’s closest relative “the Orang Utan” being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo.  Depart transfer to Sandakan City. Check-in. Overnight at Hotel..

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DAY 6 –  SELINGAN TURTLE ISLAND

08:00hrs Meet and greet at hotel and proceed to transfer to jetty for Schedule boat depart 09:00hrs to Selingan Island. The journey to Island take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. On arrival, register at the Turtle Island Parks HQ and check into chalet. After lunch at cafeteria, free at own leisure e.g. swimming or snorkeling. After dinner, waiting for the rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the Hatchery and if there is any young turtle hatch-lings, an opportunity to observe the release of the turtles to the sea. Overnight at chalet with attached bathroom.

Meals and accommodation are on basic basis.

 

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DAY 7 – SANDAKAN OVERLAND TO SEMPORNA DIVING PARADISE IN SEMPORNA ISLANDS

- Wake up early to have breakfast before leaving Turtle Island at 07:00hrs and arrive in Sandakan jetty around 08:00hrs.   Overland to Semporna at 07:30hrs that expect    to arrive around noon. Take a boat from the jetty to Mabul island, check in to the resort hotel. Lunch. Free and easy .  Rest and relax in the resort or if can’t resist , take a swim in the overwhelming crystal clear blue sea water. You would not surprise to find  the various colourful  type of marine life swimming around you. Delicious dinner await .  free and easy .  time sharing of the divers findings of the day.

 

Check the next day schedule for the diving tour .Take a good night sleep for the next day preparation.

 

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DAY 8– DAY 9  DIVING AT MABUL ISLAND  , KAPALAI AND ISLANDS NEARBY

Accommodation in Mabul island on twin-sharing basis with attached bathroom and the facilities of hot shower and the comfort of air-conditioning

 All food and hot beverage are inclusive while at the resort (excluding alcoholic, fruit juice and carbonated soft drinks)

ADDITIONAL INCLUSION FOR CERTIFIED DIVER)

* 3 boat combinations dives per day with divemaster either on Mabul, Kapalai or nearby Island

   (Except on arrival and departure day)

* Unlimited jetty diving from Mabul’s House Reef

* Use of tanks with air, weights and weight belt

 

Enjoy the diving paradise for 4 days 3 nights in the same resort hotel. You might experience the diving in Sipadan Island if the slot is available during your stay on first come first serve .

 

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DAY 10 – MABUL ISLAND TO THE LOST WORLD OF BORNEO -MALIAU BASIN  

 

Take an early breakfast  check out and taking a boat ride to Semporna Jetty to overland to Maliau Basin.

Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Maliau Basin Conservation Area. Continue your journey to the Sabah’s Lost World . Part of the road are still gravel, so be prepared for the bumpy ride. Arrive at Maliau Basin Reception, lunch and proceed along the gravel road for another 1 hour drive to the Maliau Basin Studies Centre. Pygmy elephants and wild cattle (banteng) are frequently seen in this area. Upon arrival, freshen up, then trek the Nature Trail for an introduction of the rainforest. Enjoy a night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife; species most often encountered are clouded leopard, mousedeer, western tarsier etc. Overnight at Maliau Basin Studies Centre (Hostel).      

 

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DAY 11 – MALIAU BASIN  - AGATHIS CAMP

After breakfast, pack up and head to Agathis Camp nestled in hill mixed dipterocarp forest. From Agathis Camp trek through and relax enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation significantly known as one of the world’s great reserve of biodiversity with unbelievable genetic richness of DNA of the primary tropical forest that always known as the LOST WORLD OF BORNEO .  Back to the Maliau Basin Studies Centre . Dinner . N ight safari walk . Overnight at the Studies Centre (Hostel)

 

If one is fit for long hours trekking, is advisable to take additional day for a tedious tour to Nepethes Camp that you would see more of the Lost wonder of its mother nature.

              

 

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DAY 12– MALIAU BASIN TO DANUM VALLEY

After breakfast, bid goodbye to Maliau Basin and overland heading to Lahad Datu town to Danum Valley office for meeting point. l12:30hrs Depart for 2 ½ hours overland journey on gravel road to Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This is the largest protected area of lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah, covering 43800 hectares. 14:00hrs Upon arrival at lodge, exotic “Welcome Drink” will be served and check-in at the Lodge. Lunch.14:30hrs Afternoon trek: Introduction to the forest through Nature Trails and tree top Canopy Walkway 300m in length and 26m at the highest point, for close-up observation of the rainforest.19:00hrs Dinner at the Lodge.20:30hrs Night drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animal. Overnight

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DAY 13– MALIAU BASIN TO DANUM VALLEY

After breakfast, bid goodbye to Maliau Basin and overland heading to Lahad Datu town to Danum Valley office for meeting point.

12:30hrs Depart for 2 ½ hours overland journey on gravel road to Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This is the largest protected area of lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah, covering 43800 hectares. 

14:00hrs Upon arrival at lodge, exotic “Welcome Drink” will be served and check-in at the Lodge. Lunch. 14:30hrs Afternoon trek: Introduction to the forest through Nature Trails and tree top Canopy Walkway 300m in length and 26m at the highest point, for close-up observation of the rainforest. 19:00hrs Dinner at the Lodge.

20:30hrs Night drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animal. Overnight

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DAY 14 –  DANUM VALLEY

 

07:00hrs Breakfast 09:00hrs Morning jungle trek : Trek to the Kadazandusun burial site - Coffin cliff before proceed to View Point for bird eye view of the area. Descend to the Jacuzzi Pool for a refreshing dip. 

12:30hrs Lunch 15:00hrs Afternoon jungle trek or go for a relaxing session of tubing down the Danum River 19:00hrs Dinner 

20:30hrs Night walk in search of nocturnal animals. (if weather permitting).Overnight

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DAY 15 –  DEPART DANUM VALLEY TO KOTA KINABALU

07:00hrs Breakfast.  Free and leisure in the morning or enjoy a guided morning walk at the Segama Trail/ Hornbill Trail. 12:30hrs Lunch 13:30hrs Check-out and depart for 2½ hrs journey to Lahad Datu Airport for flight out.  Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu, enjoy your dinner. After dinner, check-in at Hotel. Overnight.

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DAY 16 –  DEPART KOTA KINABALU

Breakfast at hotel.  Free and easy . check out and  Transfer to airport depend on the departure flight schedule to next destination.

                                    

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