Borneo – East Sabah Adventure
8 days from Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu
From $ 1249
Duration8 days

Between its intriguing wildlife, skyscraper-height jungle canopies, and gorgeous coastlines teeming with tropical fish, this magical stretch of Borneo is positively bursting with stuff to see and do. This eight-day adventure promises to keep you busy; time spent marvelling at nature’s glory on Libaran Island, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and otherworldly wonders in the jungle. Borneo has it all, and in east Sabah, it’s all close at hand.

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  • Duration: 8 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Kota Kinabalu
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Kota Kinabalu
    Ages: 12+
Borneo – East Sabah Adventure - Tour Map


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Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

Start place: Kota Kinabalu

Arrive at any time.

End place: Kota Kinabalu

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud

Start place: Kota Kinabalu

Learn more about the typical lifestyle in the village by taking part in seasonal activities such as rubber tapping, fruit harvesting, and rice planting.
Travel to Tambatuon village and meet the local community. Visit a local farm and gather fresh ingredients for an included cooking class. After lunch, trek to a nearby river, exploring the landscape surrounding the village along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional dinner with your hosts.

End place: Kota Belud

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Kota Belud/Sungai Kinabatangan

Start place: Kota Belud

Travel towards Sandakan and continue to the jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah's longest. After settling in head out for a river safari. After dinner, opt for a guided night walk through the jungle.

End place: Sungai Kinabatangan

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Sungai Kinabatangan

Start place: Sungai Kinabatangan

Begin the day with a river safari in search of wildlife. After breakfast, visit the nearby oxbow lake with a professional guide and seek out proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, macaques, and gibbons. Enjoy another boat cruise along the river to spot more wildlife before returning to the lodge for dinner.

End place: Sungai Kinabatangan

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Sungai Kinabatangan/Sepilok

Start place: Sungai Kinabatangan

Depart in the morning and travel to Sepilok. Enjoy a visit to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and the adjacent sun bear conservation centre.

End place: Sepilok

Meals: B
Day 6: Sepilok/Pulau Libaran

Start place: Sepilok

Transfer to Sandakan and continue to Libaran Island by boat. Take a guided tour of the island's turtle hatchery and learn about the turtle conservation program. Opt to go snorkelling or kayaking with some free time.

End place: Pulau Libaran

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Pulau Libaran/Kota Kinabalu

Start place: Pulau Libaran

After breakfast, depart Libaran Island and travel back to the Sandakan jetty. From the jetty, transfer to Sandakan airport for a flight to Kota Kinabalu.

End place: Kota Kinabalu

Meals: B
Day 8: Kota Kinabalu

Start place: Kota Kinabalu

Depart at any time.

End place: Kota Kinabalu

Meals: B



  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Kota Belud
  • Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris
  • Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan)
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
  • Turtle hatchery visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Plane, Boat, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/guesthouses (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt, multi-share), Jungle lodge (3 nts), Permanent tented camp (1 nt)
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts,
    4 lunches,
    4 dinners

Dates & availability: Borneo – East Sabah Adventure

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Departing Fri, 04/26/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/03/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 2 Book
Departing Mon, 05/06/2019 Finishing Mon, 05/13/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 11 Book
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Departing Sun, 05/12/2019 Finishing Sun, 05/19/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 15 Book
Departing Fri, 05/17/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/24/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 9 Book
Departing Sun, 05/26/2019 Finishing Sun, 06/02/2019 Catalog Price $ 1299 Sale Price $ 1299 11 Book

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