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Overview

Enjoy an exclusive experience while discovering one of the world’s most complex ecosystems in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Borneo. With only 30 individual chalets situated in pristine rainforest, relax at the private sanctuary while watching the wonders of Danum Valley. Home to several hundreds of species of flora and fauna, get in touch with nature and explore the many trails in the surrounding area with an experienced nature guide.

Trip Highlights

Exclusive Danum Valley

Danum Valley Conservation Area

Discover one of the world’s most complex ecosystems with exclusive private stays, transfers and guides.

Immerse in the diversity of wildlife

Trek nature trails and tree-top canopy walks and observe for sightings of several hundreds species of flora and fauna.

Optional activities on offer

Choose to watch a splendid sunrise at a watch tower or indulge in a private breakfast amidst pristine rainforests. 

Itinerary

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Arrival Lahad Datu – Danum Valley

Private Transfer from Lahad Datu Airport to Borneo Rainforest Lodge (100KM): 2.5hrs (bumpy unsealed road) Overnight in Danum Valley at Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Premium Deluxe Chalet for 3 nights from

Recommended Flight info: Arrival by 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 (Check in available at 14:00). Meet with a personal nature guide to discuss the upcoming days schedule.

Choose to relax or take a walk along the trails such as 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 deers to civet cats, leopards, and a stunning array of insects and frogs.

After the tour, return to the private chalet.

Please note: This program is based on private transfers and in-house private nature guide.  The order of activities are weather dependent and will be discussed with the guide on a daily basis for the next days schedule.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

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Danum Valley

Optional Activities: Early Morning Jungle Trek: Approximately 3hrs Afternoon Jungle Trek: Approximately 2 hrs Night Walk: Approximately 1.5hrs Overnight in Danum Valley at Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Premium Deluxe Chalet for 3 nights

Wake up to the jungle’s cacophony of sounds ranging from birds to primates, such as gibbons. Taking a packed breakfast, travel to a 200-year-old Kadazandusun Burial Site, known as ‘Coffin Cliff’ situated 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 waterfall!

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 discovered at will.

This evening, venture into the jungle on foot with a nature 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.

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Danum Valley

OPTIONAL: PRIVATE BREAKFAST WITH NATURE (Weather dependant)

There may only be one restaurant in Borneo Rainforest Lodge, but do not let this be a limitation on dining options. This morning, enjoy a breakfast in pristine rainforest along the riverbank. Indulge in a meal on the nature trail located on a sandy river bank just 100 metres from the main lodge and get as intimate as possible with nature. The shade from the evergreen dipterocarp trees provides natural shade from the sun. Enjoy a delicious breakfast against the backdrop of the rainforest and the sound of the river flowing by.

This morning trek to Fairy Pools and Merchant Pools. Take a refreshing swim and enjoy some relaxation time at the waterfalls before returning to the lodge for lunch.

This afternoon, spend time at leisure relaxing to the backdrop of nature at the lodge.

Overnight in Danum Valley at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

in Premium Deluxe Chalet for 3 nights

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Danum Valley

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

OPTIONAL: SUNRISE OVER DANUM VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA (Global Atmospheric Watch Tower) (SIC Basis)

At 04:30 before dawn, take a 45-minute transfer by 4WD to the Global Atmospheric Watch Tower in time for a majestic sunrise over Danum Valley Conservation Area. Danum Valley Study Centre houses the first Global Atmospheric Watch Station in Southeast Asia – the GAW Tower is part of the station and is accessible to all visitors coming to Danum Valley. The three-storey tower offers a bird’s eye view of Danum Valley and splendid views of sunrise.

The GAW sunrise package includes a light breakfast with coffee and tea for guest to enjoy while soaking in the first light of dawn.

Depart: 04:30

Transfer tune: 45 minutes each way

Total duration: 3 hrs

This morning, take an optional trek on the nature trail with a nature guide before check-out and departure.

At 11:30 check-out of the lodge, enjoy lunch and depart by private transfer to Lahad Datu for the onward journey.

Recommended Flight info: 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)
  • Private English Speaking In House Nature Guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Private 4WD Transfers from Lahad Datu to Danum Valley
  • Welcome Gift
  • Daily drinking water

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Camera / video entrance fees
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items
  • Tourism Tax

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