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1 Day River Safari

By Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

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From US$ 84.71
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At a Glance

At a Glance

1 day
Group trip (60 travellers per group)
Take a day out from Sandakan or Sepilok to Kinabatangan River. If you're lucky, you'll see elephants, orangutans, crocodiles and other wildlife on a safari down the river.

Choose this if

You don't have much time, but really love wildlife and nature. Who knows - you might spot an elephant or orangutan on your river cruise!

What's included

What's included

From US$ 84.71 MYR367
  • Return transfer to/from Sandakan or Sepilok
  • River guide
  • 1 river cruise
  • 1 dinner
  • Lunch
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
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Transport

Transport

Pick-up
11:45AM
Hotel Sandakan (Block 83, 4th Avenue, Town Centre, 90000 Sandakan)
Drop-off
10:00PM
Sandakan Airport
Other Notes

Alternatively, you can choose to be picked up at 12pm from Sandakan Airport, or at 12:30pm from Sepilok.

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
Apr 15
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Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Sandakan - Kinabatangan River - Sandakan
Sandakan - Kinabatangan River - Sandakan

Whistlestop trip to see the wildlife on Kinabatangan River

  • 11:45am - Pick-up at
  • 11:45 am - 12.30 am: Pick up from Sandakan Town or Sepilok.
  • 02:30 pm: Arrive at Borneo Natural
  • 03:30 pm Tea Break
  • 04:00 pm: Put on your life jacket and start river cruising along Kinabatangan River in search for wildlife and bird-life.
  • 06:30 pm: Back to the lodge for dinner.
  • 07:30 pm: Head back to Sandakan
  • 10:00 pm: Arrive back to Sandakan or the Airport.
  • 10:00pm - Drop-off at

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

The quaint bungalows at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort are beautifully framed by the jungle. The dedicated guides at the resort are friendly and are great wildlife spotters. The resort is also working to reduce the use of plastics by offering guests a water refill station rather than providing plastic bottles. So please bring your reusable water bottle!
5 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.3 out of 41 helpful reviews
Warm & Friendly
11
Memorable Trip
10
Knowledgeable
8
Value-for-Money
8
Comfortable Trip
7
Good Food
7
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Julia Dinome
23 Mar 2020 on SeekSophie
Great jungle tour that exceeded our expectations. We saw lots of animals and even an orangoutang.
Charlotte Funck
18 Mar 2020 on SeekSophie
We were totally glad to spend a little more money and decided for the BNSBR. Food was various and delicious, staff was super kind. As in asia usual, they do talk behind the back of tourists and obviously crack some jokes about them, but I do understand. Only con: Some guides (nightwalk) were superb, some were horrible. Can really recommend Zareen and Alan.
Qusay Naji
09 Mar 2020 on SeekSophie
Wayne Cox, Alison Cox
02 Mar 2020 on SeekSophie
Amazing excursion and experience. Very well organized, good accommodation, friendly staff at every stage. Ran like clockwork from pick ups to river cruises and walks. Saw amazing wildlife & lucky enough to see wild orangutans!
Caspar Bauermann
19 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
I was a bit spectic about the low price, but the 48h were simply wonderful. The resort is super comfy. Food is good and plenty. Staff is super friendly and organized. The activities are repetitive, so ever time your excitement is decreasing a bit. Still a super relaxing place if you wanna skip an activity. Transfer was very flexible. I usually don't wrote reviews, but this one was a really. Good deal and I am happy I went.

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort Policies

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 3) will not be charged. Children (age 4 - 12) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Binoculars (optional)
Camera
Cap
Comfortable light cotton casual attire with long or short pants is recommended as humidity is high throughout
Insect repellent
Items of personal use
Raincoat / Poncho
Sandal
Sun screen lotion
Will I definitely see Elephants and Orangutans?

No, we're afraid not. Kinabatangan River is one of the best places to see wildlife in Malaysia, as the wildlife mainly live around the small stretch of river. However, sometimes they do wander off to nearby palm plantations to feed for some weeks and then wander back to Kinabatangan River again. With wild animals, nothing is guaranteed - which is a little part of the magic too!

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