Your day-by-day itinerary
Arrival in Sandakan
After your flight, your family is sure to want to take it easy. You’ll be spending a couple of days at our in style resort in the jungle at Sepilok. This is the starting point for your trip to see the orangutans. You can acclimatise, or if you’re feeling active you can walk through the rolling hills and gardens and check out the flora and fauna. The kids are sure to be entranced by the sounds and sights of the surrounding jungle.
Orangutans and a Jungle Boat Cruise
Borneo is the land of orang-utans. The very best place to see them and learn all about them is at the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary. This morning a guide will take you to Sepilok and answer any questions you may have about the park’s furry inhabitants. At feeding time you’ll find yourself at a safe distance, yet incredibly close to the endearing primates, this is sure to be a highlight for the kids.
After your visit to Sepilok, you’ll climb into a boat and you’ll travel deeper into the jungle towards Sukau. During our trip, we saw monkeys playing on the riverbanks and crocodiles creeping about. If you’re very lucky you might even see wild elephants by the river for a drink of water. On the second day you’ll explore the area a little further and your guide is an expert at finding animal’s hiding places. You’ll spend the night at a cosy wooden lodge right next to the Kinabatangan River. After breakfast on your final day you’ll take an early morning transfer back to Sandakan to arrive around lunchtime/early afternoon.
Tabin Wildlife Reserve Expedition
Today you’ll travel deeper and deeper into the wilderness, where you have the best chance of spotting wildlife. During your trip, your guide will take you through the jungle on safaris by jeep to spot many different species of animal from monkeys to tropical birds. You’ll also visit a mud volcano, where the animals come to get their daily dose of minerals. Your accommodation in the jungle is a family-friendly bungalow, with hot water and air-con.
Kota Kinabalu - Beach Resort
The next four days is just about taking it easy and spending quality time with your family. You’ll be staying in a comfortable beach-front hotel and it’s a great place to end a busy trip to Borneo. You can spend your time relaxing on the beach, grabbing ice-creams and dining at the resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant. Do as much or as little as you like and unwind before it’s time for you all to pack up and head home!