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Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan


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  • Malaysia


From $1,841


8 nights

Travel Dates:

Monday 1st of July 2019 until Tuesday 30th of June 2020


Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan - 9 Days / 8 Nights - from $1841* per person (with Ollami).

Explore the Borneo with the beautiful white sand back at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park & moderately adventurous trip to Kiulu Rafting. Besides, Mari Mari Cultural tour will included of local ethnic communities' traditional homes, with culinary, craft & dance demonstrations. Mosey on your way down Klias River through spectacular vistas on an open boat in search of the endemic proboscis monkeys. There's many attraction places in Borneo to find out !



Arrival Kota Kinabalu/Kundasang

Meet and greet at Kota Kinabalu airport, transfer to Kundasang for 2hours drive. - Stop at Upside Down house and Nabalu Market. - Continue journey to Kundasang, Ranau - Upon arrival at Kinabalu Pine Resort, check-in and free at leisure - Steamboat Dinner at Pine Café - Rest. Meals : Dinner Overnight : Kinabalu Pine Resort, Kundasang. 


Desa Cattle Farm / Kinabalu War Memorial

Breakfast at Pine Café - Check- out from the resort and proceed for tour to Poring Hot Spring, Canopy Walk and Fish Foot Massage. - Lunch at local restaurant. - Continue tour to Desa Cattle Farm, Kundasang War Memorial, Kundasang Market and Kinabalu Park. - Descend to Kota Kinabalu city, dinner at local restaurant before check-in at hotel. - Free and rest. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight : Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (4*)


Twin Island

Breakfast at hotel café - Pick up to jetty for boat transfer to Manukan Island - Swimming and snorkeling - Transfer to Sapi Island - BBQ Lunch at Sapi Island - Enjoy with watersport activities like seawalking, parasaling, bananaboat and ect. (own expenses) - Back to mainland, transfer to hotel and free. Meals : Breakfast and BBQ Lunch Overnight : Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (4*) 


Kiulu River Rafting

Breakfast at hotel café - Depart from your hotel and proceed to Kiulu River, located at Tamparuli area. Journey take 1 ½ -2 hours drive - Arrive at starting point. Safety Briefing will be given by RIVERBUG professional river guide and signing of Liability Release form. - Rafting commences. Excursions may takes about 2 hours to the ending point. - Estimated time of arrival at ending point, freshen-up and ready for BBQ Lunch. - Back to hotel and rest. Meals : Breakfast and Lunch Overnight : Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (4*) 


Mari Cultural Village/Probocsis Monkey

Pick up from hotel / other designated places to the village. Upon arrival, as you assemble you will be briefed on the Village Rules... the Do's & the Don'ts. - As you enter through the suspension bridge, you will be fascinated with the sight of a river flowing. **Visit each tribe’s traditional house and do some in house activities and stopover at demo. huts. - After the performance, you will be led to the Dining Hall. You may leisure around for about 15 mins. to shop, take photos or just relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. - Enjoy delectable traditional and fusion cuisines for lunch / high tea / dinner before the end of the tour. - Time to bid a primordial farewell to the village. -Proceed to Klias Jetty & refreshment will be served consisting coffee/tea & Malay cake. -Commence your river cruise in search of wildlife such as the proboscis monkeys, varieties of birds, monitor lizards, Borneo bats & crocodile. -Traditional buffet dinner will be served upon arrival from the boat cruise. -After dinner, a short cruise to the swamp area to catch the glimpse of fireflies decorating the mangrove like a Christmas tree. After 10-20 mins of fireflies watching, returned back to jetty. - End of tour Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight : Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu (4*)


Sandakan / Turtle Island

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu International Airport for flight to Sandakan - Meet & greet by guide at hotel or airport and transfer to jetty. - At 0930hrs, boat depart to turtle island . It takes about an hour to reach Selingan Island which lies 40km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah's east coast. Selingan Island is the main nesting area for the green turtles. A day of relaxation for you to swim or snorkel at the island. - After dinner, prepare to wait for the Park Ranger to inform us of the sighting of a turtle laying eggs. Learn about the conservation of these turtles; witness the collecting of eggs from the nesting site, planting them in the hatchery and see baby turtles scrambling to the open sea upon released on the shore. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight : Selingan Island Resort 


Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation

06:30 check out, have breakfast and embark for another boat ride back to the mainland Sandakan. - Proceed drive for about half an hour to Sepilok Orang - Utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured Orang - Utan brought to Sepilok to be rehabilitated to return and fend for themselves back to the wild. Sepilok is a primary lowland forest, a fine showcase of Borneo as remaining rainforest. Witness the feeding of Orang - Utan from a platform in the forest and later watch the 25 minutes scheduled video documentary show. - Drive for about 2.5hrs drive through rustic countryside studded with villages. - Take a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Time for orientation, have lunch and check in. Relax by the river before embarking by boat up-river at 1600hrs along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view wildlife and birds in its virgin rainforest habitat. Search for some of the primates species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. * Note: Optional tours e.g. Night Cruise, Night Walk & Tree Planting can be arranged at the lodge with minimal rates depends on the weather condition Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight : Sukau Lodge 


Gomantong Cave & City Tour

Breakfast at lodge - Depart early morning and visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds' nests. - Take about 15 minutes boardwalk to the opening of Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system on boardwalk. - Return to Sandakan, stop for lunch at local restaurant. - After lunch proceed for a city tour and explore the various landmarks of Sandakan like Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products, Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea, visit PuhJihSyh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop of Tanah Merah. - Continue the tour to Agnes Keith House where the book Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written in the house and today the house turned into a heritage house providing interesting insight to life during British North Borneo. - After tour drop at Sepilok Jungle Resort. - Free at leisure. Meals : Breakfast & Lunch Overnight : Sepilok Jungle Resort


Resort / Transfer to SdK Airport

Breakfast at resort. - Free at leisure until check-out time. - Transfer to Sandakan Airport. - End of tour Meals : Breakfast


  • All land and boat transfer in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan (SIC – Seat in coach basis)
  • Meals as stated
  • All Tours as per program above
  • All accommodation as stated above


  • International/domestic All Airfare & Airport Tax
  • Any meal which not stated Juices, Carbonated & Alcoholic beverages,
  • 6% GST, Optional Excursions, Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tipping for local guide and driver.
  • Hotel Tourism Tax

Departs: Daily

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