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Overview

Explore the unique and tranquil sights and sounds of Borneo’s oldest rainforests, Danum Valley. Discover the pristine rainforest by foot, bathe in its rivers, spend time bird spotting and learn about the 320 species of trees found in just one hectare of jungle. Catch a glance of the Bornean orangutan from one of the most spectacular Canopy walkways in Sabah.

Trip Highlights

Danum Valley Rainforest Adventure

Borneo’s oldest rainforest

Discover the 130 million year old rainforest, Danum Valley with its unique and tranquil sights and sounds. 

Up close & personal with wildlife

Spend a short getaway spotting birds, wildlife and an array of 320 species of trees. 

Spectacular Canopy walkways

Walk through amazing Canopy walkways and get a chance to spot the native Bornean orangutan. 

Itinerary

1

Lahad Datu – Danum Valley

Transfer from Lahad Datu Airport to Borneo Rainforest Lodge by 4WD (100KM): 3hrs (bumpy unsealed road)

(Recommended flight schedule: MH3010 BKI LDU 06:05 07:05)

On arrival, be met and greeted at Lahad Datu Airport and proceed for registration and briefing.

Depart from Lahad Datu for a private overland transfer by 4WD into the thick virgin rainforest area of Danum Valley – one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. The first 30 km of this journey are on paved roads while the remaining 60 km are on a gravel road which gives a bumpy but interesting ride.

Arrive at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge at noon and check-in. Choose to relax or a walk along the trails and the 130-metre-tall, 300-metre-long canopy walk, high up in the 130-million-year-old rainforest humming with jungle sounds.

After dinner, board one of the open-top 4WD vehicles for an exhilarating wildlife night tour. Accompanied by a local guide with a spotlight, spot a range of nocturnal animals that inhabit reserve, from samba deer to civet cats, leopards, and a stunning array of insects ad frogs.

Afterwards, return to the chalet.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

2

Danum Valley

Optional Activities: Early Morning Jungle Trek: Approximately 3hrs Afternoon Jungle Trek: Approximately 2 hrs Night Walk: Approximately 1.5hrs

Wake up to the jungle’s cacophony of sounds ranging from birds to primates, such as the gibbons. Taking a packed breakfast, travel to a 200-year-old Kadazandusun Burial Site, known as “Coffin Cliff”, along the 2.6km Viewpoint Trail. At the end of the trail, be rewarded with spectacular views over an ocean-like million-year-old jungle – a truly spectacular sight. The return journey includes a trip to the waterfalls!

Return to the resort for lunch.

The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure. There is a range of optional activities available, such as private trekking, tubing on the Danum River and specialised guided tours. There is also a series of tracks leading around the Canopy Walk that are free to be discover at will.

This evening, venture into the jungle on foot with a local guide. Take a quiet trek in the jungle revealing a stunning array of wildlife and the variety and size of the many insects that flourish in the evening hours.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

3

Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu

Transfer Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Lahad Datu by 4WD (100KM): 3hrs (bumpy unsealed road)

Have breakfast and spend the morning at leisure.

After lunch, check out and transfer to Lahad Datu Airport for onward flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Flight Schedule: MH3023 LDU BKI 17:40 18:35

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • In-house Private English Speaking Private Guide for Day 1 and Day 2. (SIC Basis will be booked English speaking local guide based on Join in (Max 6 people in a group)
  • 4WD Transfers from Lahad Datu to Danum Valley based on Private Basis (SIC Available on request in air-conditioned Mini Van)
  • Activities as per the itinerary

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance (must include helicopter evacuation for Borneo)
  • Visa for Malaysia
  • Camera/video entrance fee
  • Tourism tax

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