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1 Day Kinabatangan River Safari

By Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

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FREE - Meet-up at Sandakan
+US$ 2.38/person - Return Transfer from Sandakan / Sepilok

From US$ 36.12
No booking fee. Cancel for free 24 hours after booking.

At a Glance

At a Glance

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.

Details

1 day
Join-in trip
Up to 60 persons
Strict Cancellation

Activities

Wildlife - Orangutans, Elephants

Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Kinabatangan River Safari

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

  • River guide
  • 1 river cruise
  • 1 dinner
  • Lunch
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

FREE - Meet-up at Sandakan
  • Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit 03:30pm Details
+US$ 2.38/person - Return Transfer from Sandakan / Sepilok
  • Sandakan Airport Gloria Jean's Cafe 12:00pm Details
  • Sepilok 12:45pm Details
  • Hotel Sandakan 11:45am Details

Availability

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

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

  • 03:30pm - Meet-up at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit
  • 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.
  • 07:30pm - End at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

Helmed by a team of friendly staff and highly experienced nature guides, Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort curates their adventures with nature-loving explorers in mind. Their dedicated guides have a keen eye and a big heart for Borneo’s wildlife and nature, and are more than happy to share their knowledge with visitors who have the same passion. Guests who arrive at the resort are greeted with beautiful views of the magnificent Kinabatangan River, and can look forward to hearty meals and comfortable stays in the quaint bungalows beautifully framed by the jungle. Travellers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles as the resort provides a water refill station in place of plastic bottles in their effort to reduce plastic waste.
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 46 helpful reviews
Warm & Friendly
16
Memorable Trip
14
Knowledgeable
13
Value-for-Money
12
Good Food
11
Comfortable Trip
10
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Tina Maasdorp
12 Sep 2020 on SeekSophie
Conditions are relatively spartan which is to be expected and generally more rugged than comfortable but has a certain charm for the location. The food was average and always delivered cold and dishes aimed for certain demographics. However the staff would listen to requests. The staff were very friendly and supportive and guides very knowledgeable. Great trip all round.
TO NGUYEN BAO TRINH
10 Sep 2020 on SeekSophie
This was the cheapest deal we could find among tour agents during rMCO for 2 people. And this is the only tour agent that provides Sandakan airport pickup (or maybe there are some but we couldn't find). And everything was VERY worth the money. The wooden room is very big in the middle of jungle, food is cooked which can be suitable flavor for everyone and delicious. The 1st day there was only 3 people on the river cruise so I felt like it was a private tour for us and we could talk more to the tour guide, which is very knowledgeable. We couldn't see elephants although we were informed that there was a group of them heading to downstream. So we could see monkeys, hornbills, crocodiles, white boars, eagles...Don't expect to see lions or some dangerous animals as you are not real explorer :))) It is more toward about your experience and escape from hectic life. The activities are repeated everyday so it may get less interesting sometimes. But if you have times I think 3D2N is good option because 2D1N if the weather is not good then you are not lucky. Our 2nd day was raining and we couldn't see many animals on the river cruise. At the end we gave our tour guide some tips as our thanks for him. Resort staffs are also very nice and warmly welcome us. In general, I highly recommend you to book this tour and enjoy the experience, you will not regret spending the money.
Tan Puay Gaik
25 Aug 2020 on SeekSophie
Everything was fantastic where Fred told me not to worry that a designated person will be picking me up at Sepilok. On the dot, a van with Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort stenciled on the side, drove up the entrance area and I was greeted by Abang Ramlee and it was the start of my wonderful weekend of seeing elephants, monkeys, birds, oolala! There weren't many people at the resort itself, myself party of one, a group of 4 friendly youths and a big group of a family. The place is clean and spacious, rooms are clean, bed is comfortable, a/c and hot shower and clean towels are provided. My boatman was Aloy who made sure we were in safe hands. He was shared his knowledge about the forest and the river around us. I had a great stay and definitely would return again! And yes, they speak good English!
Catherine Joy Berberich
16 Aug 2020 on SeekSophie
Tina Maasdorp
10 Aug 2020 on SeekSophie
Drive to lodge very unpleasant due quality of driving. Drive on return was more comfortable. Electricity failure plagued the evening and resulted in lodge changes which proved irritating. River cruises were pleasant though very little seen but boat captain was excellent. Generally a very rushed and short stay which was definitely not value for money. Staff were friendly and professional.

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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