The island of Borneo is as intriguing as it is mysterious. We have put together a lively 9 day tour that will peak the interest of all intrepid travelers. This truly is a adventure of a tour. You arrive in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia! take a boat to a nearby island for snorkeling. The next day it is off to MT KINABALU and a nature walk. Next we fly you to Sandakan, visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary to watch the feeding of orangutans, see Selingaan Turtle Island, for some genuine Turtle watching. Next Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and a cruise down the Menanggul River, Gomantong Caves. Memorial of the historic Death March of the Australian Prisoners of War and lots more …. This tour is as educational as it is adventure.
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu

You arrive in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia! Your guide will meet and welcome you upon arrival and transfer you to the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort for an overnight stay.
Day 2 Kota Kinabalu tour and half day Island snorkel

Today you will take a boat to a nearby island for snorkeling, scuba, and enjoying the island. B
Day 3 Mt. Kinabalu Adventure - 1-day

Depart in the early morning for a two hour journey through breathtaking scenery to Kinabalu Park. Upon arriving at Kinabalu Park, you can take a guided nature walk with the park's naturalist and your nature tour guide. Then you will have lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon, explore the mountain garden with your guide. B
Day 4 Sandakan - Turtle Island

In the morning you will fly to Sandakan. Your guide will pick you up and take you to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary to watch the feeding of orangutans. There is also an interesting information center there where they will show you a short, entertaining and educational video presentation of their rehabilitation program. After lunch we will take you on the one hour boat ride to Selingaan Turtle Island. You will have free time on the island until the evening. You can have dinner at the cafeteria while you are waiting for the park ranger to signal that it is turtle watching time. You will be able to observe the entire process of the turtle laying eggs and covering the hole, tagging of the turtle by the park ranger and the transferring of the eggs to the hatchery. You will sleep in the chalet. B, L, D
Day 5 Turtle Island - Sandakan - Sakau adventure

After breakfast you will take the boat ride back to Sandakan. You will then be taken by boat around the east side of the island to Sukau for lunch and a short briefing on the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. In the afternoon, take a river cruise down the Menanggul River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Return at dusk for dinner. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Sandakan - Sakau adventure

After breakfast, take a second boat trip for birdwatching and viewing wildlife at the Ox Bow Lake nearby. Trek the lush riverine forest along the lake and then return to the lodge for breakfast. Proceed overland to Gomantong Caves. In the afternoon, you can venture on another river cruise down the Menanggul River and along the Kinabatangan river. Return to the lodge at dusk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside lodge. B, L, D
Day 7 Sandakan - Sakau adventure - Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, depart by boat back to Sandakan. When you are there you can stop for a short visit to the War Memorial of the historic Death March of the Australian Prisoners of War. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu airport, you will be met and transferred to the Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort for overnight stay. B
Day 8 Depart

Today your guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure home, or to your next chosen destination. B
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