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3 Day Best of Borneo Wildlife Tour in Sabah, Malaysia

Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia

Danum Valley Wildlife Tour in Malaysia

Step into the jungle in Sabah's largest protected lowland rainforest, Danum Valley Conservation Area, for the ultimate Borneo experience! Explore amazing wildlife in this 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed tropical rainforest which is the habitual grounds to over 500 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians living relatively untouched, not to mention the variety of towering tropical trees and exotic orchids. Your days will consist of early morning nature and wildlife observations, hikes in surrounding the area, relaxing time by the river during the hot afternoons, night walks to find nocturnal creatures, and optional 4x4 activities such as night safaris. This three days rainforest explorer will give you a chance to experience the 130 million-year-old Borneo rainforest with its fantastic array of flora and fauna.

Key information

  • Group and private safari possible, rates will vary depending on this.
  • Group size: max 10 persons
  • Children from the age of 7 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Languages: English, Malay-speaking guide

Highlights

  • Night walk with a guide
  • Morning and afternoon trek with your guide
  • Take part in a morning wildlife sightseeing at the rainforest
  • Opportunity to spot orangutan, hornbills, etc
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


3 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Malay
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Lahad Datu Airport
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Accommodation

During the trip, you will stay in a standard room with air-conditioning private bathroom. Due to the remote location, note that the electricity at DVFC only runs via generator 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. so there will be no fan or air conditioner past midnight, but the temperature is pleasant in the evening.

Program

Day 1

Pick up from hotel in Lahad Datu or Lahad Datu Airport at between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Register at welcome center upon arrival and check-in after a briefing by Danum Valley Conservation Center (DVFC) staff. Meet your guide, settle-in and enjoy lunch.

After lunch, chat with your guide to plan your days at DVFC. Relax or take an afternoon siesta before going on a mid-afternoon walk in the area as an introduction to the Borneo rainforest. The area surrounding the center teems with wildlife and it is not unusual for you to spot resident orangutan, hornbills, etc.

Return to center before sundown and enjoy dinner at 7:00 PM. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4x4 night drive (additional activity at your own expense payable to the DVFC).

Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley. Today's meal plan includes lunch and dinner.

Day 2

Wake up early for an early morning trek with your guide at 6:00 a.m. to see the forest come to life. Alternatively, you can also pre-arrange a 4x4 drive to Bukit Atur for a breathtaking sunrise experience atop a canopy of trees – please tell your guide in advance that you are interested in this and he can assist with booking accordingly (additional activity at your own expense).

Return to the center for breakfast and embark on a trail in the area if you wish. Spend late morning resting before having lunch. After lunch, take a dip at the Ulu Segama River before heading off for another trek – there are various types of trails and your guide can discuss this with you.

Return to the center in the late afternoon, in time to watch the sky changes color as the sun sets. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4x4 night drive (additional activity at your own expense). Today, the meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3

Next day, wake up early for more wildlife sighting possibilities. Return to eating lounge for breakfast, and spend the rest of your morning at leisure until check out time at 11:30 AM. Today, only breakfast is included.

Note

The itinerary provided should be taken a guideline only, as much of your day-to-day program will be dictated by weather, wildlife sightings, and your fitness ability.

The standard time of transfer schedule to and from Lahad Datu applies. Any request for an early or late checkout, there will be an additional surcharge for unscheduled transfer (subject to availability), and additional lunch (for late check out), please send inquiry to Paradesa Borneo for rates.

  • Lahad Datu Airport - DVFC: 9.30 a.m.
  • DVFC - Lahad Datu: 11.30 a.m.

Difficulty level

Moderate level of hiking, walking and trekking on various type of moderate trails. Moderate level of fitness is required.

Location

This wildlife tour takes place in Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Walks and nature observations as per program
  • Guides to accompany trekking and night walks
  • All fees and entrances
  • 2 nights accommodation at Field Center: Standard Room
  • Meals as stated (served in buffet style; simple and basic meals), vegetarians and special diets catered for
  • Drinking water, coffee, tea all day
  • Return airport transfer to Lahad Datu Airport or town hotel

What's not included

  • Optional activity by 4x4 - night drive and sunrise (the guide can help arrange)

How to get there

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Airport: Lahad Datu Airport Airport transfer included: Lahad Datu Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

Children between 7 - 11 years old are welcome to join. Price per child: 840 MYR

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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