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Kinabatangan River Safari

Sabah, Malaysia
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Oct 25, 2019
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1 day River Safari

1 day
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Nasalis Larvatus

4.6 (9)
7 years experience
From 48.34 USD / per person
Available from Oct 25, 2019
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Oct 21, 2019
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 15 guests
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Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

4.2 (29)
4 years experience
From 74.40 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 18 guests
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4.6 (9)
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From 74.54 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 40 guests
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Sukau Greenview B&B

4.6 (29)
From 80.40 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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2-Day River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 30 guests
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Sukau Backpackers B&B

4.0 (26)
8 years experience
From 84 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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3-Day River Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights Max: 15 guests
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Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

4.2 (29)
4 years experience
From 89.04 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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3-Day River Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights
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Nasalis Larvatus

4.6 (9)
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From 89.04 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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3-Day Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights Max: 30 guests
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Sukau Backpackers B&B

4.0 (26)
8 years experience
From 108 USD / per person
Available from Oct 21, 2019
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3-Day River Safari & Stay

3 days 2 nights
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4.6 (29)
From 110.16 USD / per person
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Oct 22, 2019
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2D/1N Gomantong Cave, River Safari & Stay

2 days 1 night Max: 60 guests
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4.4 (114)
15 years experience
From 142.56 USD / per person
Available from Oct 22, 2019
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Oct 23, 2019
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3D2N Sunbear, Gomantong Cave & River Safaris

3 days 2 nights
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Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

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4 years experience
From 264 USD / per person
Available from Oct 23, 2019
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3D2N Gomantong Cave, Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safaris

3 days 2 nights
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Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

4.2 (29)
4 years experience
From 276 USD / per person
Available from Oct 23, 2019
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What you should know

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.

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.

No physical activity is required, just sit back and enjoy!

All year round but the area is especially good for birding from April to October. November to March can be quite wet, but that can be a good time to get deeper access to the river and see more wildlife deep into their natural habitats.

2 or 3 days depending on which option you pick!

In case you're curious about some of the activities mentioned in the options:

River safari (river cruise): 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.

Jungle walks: 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.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre: 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.

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre: A research centre for improving the habitat for Malayan Sun bears. A great opportunity to observe the world’s smallest bear up close.

Gomantong Caves: 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!

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!

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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