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Kinabatangan River Safari

Sabah, Malaysia
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1 day River Safari
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1 day River Safari

1 day

Nasalis Larvatus

4.6 (9)
7 years experience
From 49.69 USD / person
2-Day River Safari & Stay
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 40 guests

Sukau Greenview B&B

4.6 (29)
From 82.65 USD / person
2-Day River Safari & Stay
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 30 guests

Sukau Backpackers B&B

4.0 (26)
8 years experience
From 86.35 USD / person
2-Day River Safari & Stay
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 20 guests

Nasalis Larvatus

4.6 (9)
7 years experience
From 96.22 USD / person
3-Day Safari & Stay
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3-Day Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights Max: 30 guests

Sukau Backpackers B&B

4.0 (26)
8 years experience
From 111.01 USD / person
3-Day River Safari & Stay
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3-Day River Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights Max: 20 guests

Nasalis Larvatus

4.6 (9)
7 years experience
From 111.01 USD / person
3-Day River Safari & Stay
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3-Day River Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights

Sukau Greenview B&B

4.6 (29)
From 113.24 USD / person
2D/1N Gomantong Cave, River Safari & Stay
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2D/1N Gomantong Cave, River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 60 guests

Bilit Adventure Lodge

4.4 (114)
15 years experience
From 146.55 USD / person
3D2N Sunbear, Gomantong Cave & River Safaris
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3D2N Sunbear, Gomantong Cave & River Safaris

3 days 2 nights

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

4.2 (29)
4 years experience
From 271.38 USD / person
3D2N Gomantong Cave, Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safaris
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3D2N Gomantong Cave, Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safaris

3 days 2 nights

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

4.2 (29)
4 years experience
From 283.71 USD / person
2-Day River Safari, Jungle Drive & Stay
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2-Day River Safari, Jungle Drive & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 24 guests

Borneo Sandakan

4.9 (14)
9 years experience
From 291.85 USD / person
3D/2N Gomantong Cave, River Safari, Jungle Walk & Stay
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3D/2N Gomantong Cave, River Safari, Jungle Walk & Stay

3 days 2 nights Max: 60 guests

Bilit Adventure Lodge

4.4 (114)
15 years experience
From 307.15 USD / person
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What you should know

How do I get there?
The closest city to Kinabatangan River is Sandakan, which can be reached by flight from many of the major airports in Malaysia or overland from within Borneo via ground transportation. Most of the providers will arrange to pick you up at your hotel, bus stop or airport in Sandakan. Kinabatangan river is about 2 hours' drive from Sandakan.
Do I need to go with a guide?
A guide will help you spot all the hard to notice animals hiding away in the trees. Picking the right company for your travel style will help you relax and enjoy the nature around you.
Do I need to train up?
No physical activity is required, just sit back and enjoy!
What's the best time to go?
The best months to visit are All months
We recommend the above period because you would have:
  • Better visibility
  • Better chance to spot animals
  • Good weather
How much time do I need?
2 or 3 days depending on which option you pick!
What's the difference between the options?
In case you're curious about some of the activities mentioned in the options: <b>River safari (river cruise)</b>: Go down the Kinabatangan river at various times of the day to improve your chances of seeing all the various inhabitants of the jungle such as pygmy elephants, probosic monkeys, orangutans, hornbills, crocodiles and many more. <b>Jungle walks</b>: Walking through the jungle will allow you to get up close and see some of the various smaller animals such as kingfishers and spiders during the night and on occasion monkeys and orangutans during the day. <b>Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre</b>: A research centre that takes care of orangutans that have lost their habitat or have been rescued after capture by humans. It’s a wonderful place to support and see the great apes up close during feeding times. <b>Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre</b>: A research centre for improving the habitat for Malayan Sun bears. A great opportunity to observe the world’s smallest bear up close. <b>Gomantong Caves</b>: A fascinating natural experience. Descending into the cave, you can see lots of swiftlets flying about, crawling insects and if you are lucky, observe the exodus of the bats. You can also find locals working to collect the birds’ nests which are made into local delicacies.  Not for the faint at heart!
Any tips for what to do in the area?
You may like to stop by Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre to learn more about wildlife rescue efforts in the area. These are included in some of the options as well!
Is there anything else I should know?
Please note that all prices exclude Malaysian Tourism tax of RM10 per room per night. This only applies to non-homestay and non-dormitory accommodation. We totally get you - it's a bother to have to consider this extra charge all the time. We're looking to see if the providers can incorporate this into the price so please be patient with us.

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