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3D2N Sunbear, Gomantong Cave & River Safaris

By Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

Choose this if...

You really love wildlife and want to see the area beyond Kinabatangan. This is a great value option that doesn't cost more than if you did all the activities separately.

Overview

3 days 2 nights
Group trip
This option is really comprehensive - it includes a visit to the Borneo Sunbear Conservation Centre, Gomantong Caves, river safaris on Kinabatangan River and jungle trekking!
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What's included

From US$ 260.29 MYR1,100 per person
  • Transport from Sandakan or Sepilok (your choice)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to Sunbear Conservation Centre and Gomantong Caves
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Deluxe Room at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort
  • 4 River Safari cruises
  • Morning Jungle Trek within Resort
  • Night Walk
  • Meals (as stated in Itinerary)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Airfare
  • Tipping/gratuities
  • Porterage
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
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Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
08:30AM
Your hotel in Sandakan, Sandakan Airport or Sepilok.
Drop-off
01:00PM
Your hotel in Sandakan, Sandakan Airport or Sepilok.
Other Notes

The pick-up and drop-off times may vary slightly depending on where you would like to be picked up or dropped off. The exact timings will be confirmed after booking.

Availability

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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sandakan - Sunbear Conservation Centre - Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Lunch/Dinner included)
Sandakan - Sunbear Conservation Centre - Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Lunch/Dinner included)

Today you'll see the adorable sun bears and go on a river safari

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room

  • Morning, depart from your hotel in Sandakan or meet at Sandakan Airport.
  • Continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. You can now get close to the world’s smallest bear in its natural forest environment.
  • These adorable Sun Bears are losing their habitat through deforestation. The mission of the centre is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research – giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild.
  • Visitors will be able to peek in on their activity from the walkway as they lumbered and played in open-air forest enclosures.
  • Continue your journey to Bilit by the Kinabatangan River and then on to Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
  • Upon arrival at the resort, you will be greeted by our team and refreshment will be served followed by briefing featuring the overview of the resort routes & safety.
  • Check in to your room.
  • At 1600 hours, river cruise in search of wildlife that is so prevalent in the area – a good chance to see proboscis monkey, orang utan, macaques, pygmy elephants, birds and other wildlife.
  • Return to the resort.
  • Dinner will be served.
  • Overnight at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 2: Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)
Bilit  - Kinabatangan River (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

Today you'll do some light trekking and go on two river safaris

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills.
  • Proceed for an early morning cruise to observe more wildlife and birdlife.
  • Return to resort for breakfast.
  • En-route one-hour Jungle trekking within resort area.
  • Return to the resort for lunch.
  • Late afternoon, set off for another river adventure and try to spot more wildlife and birds before returning to the resort for dinner.
  • After dinner and subject to weather conditions, follow our in-house naturalist for a night walk in search of nocturnal mammals.
  • Return to and overnight at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 3: Kinabatangan River - Gomantong Caves - Sandakan (Breakfast included)
Kinabatangan River - Gomantong Caves - Sandakan (Breakfast included)

Today you'll do another river safari and see the Gomantong Caves

  • Rise early for another early morning cruise along the Kinabatangan River.
  • Return to resort for Breakfast.
  • By 0830hrs, transfer to Gomantong Cave.
  • After cave transfer and drop off at the respective hotel in Sandakan or at Sandakan Airport for your onward flight.
  • Arrive back in Sandakan about 1 pm

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

4.3 out of 37 helpful reviews
Warm & Friendly
7
Memorable Trip
6
Knowledgeable
5
Value-for-Money
5
Comfortable Trip
4
Good Food
4
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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.
Borsós Viktor
17 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Kristi Crawford
16 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Really enjoyed the experience- great value for a budget option. The guides were very knowledgeable, but sometimes were very quiet so it was often hard to hear them on the boats unless you were sitting at the back right next to them. Staff was friendly, resort was very clean, food was good. Got to see many animals and that’s really what it was all about for me so I was quite happy!
Brian Gray
08 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
The only negative thing I can say is in the morning River trip, we should’ve gotten an option to go try and view crocodiles or try and find the orangutans before we got in the boat. Half the people in the boat wanted to go one way and half the other so it would’ve been better to please everyone and go in different boats. The staff are fantastic and the food was excellent and good variety.
Juan Miguel Reynoso
05 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
The food can improve to fit the needs of a vegan. More breakfast options would be great.

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort Policies

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

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
Leech Sock
Raincoat / Poncho
Sandal
Sturdy shoes (use for walking/trekking)
Sun screen lotion
Torch Light
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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