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3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari & Hilltop Jungle Retreat **Helpful hosts, delicious food

By The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

This option can be a Getaway from Kuala Lumpur

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Free - Meet-up at Sandakan
+US$ 23.71 - Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan

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At a Glance

At a Glance

3 days 2 nights
Group trip (10 travellers per group)

This is a 3D2N full-board option that includes 2 afternoon river safaris, jungle walk and a charming stay atop a 100m hill overlooking the Kinabatangan Forest Reserve. Kinabatangan River is one of the best places for wildlife safaris in Malaysia, and you'll get the chance to spot wildlife along the river such as proboscis monkeys, elephants and orangutans. The resort is accessible with 600 steps staircase but the views plus atmosphere will certainly make it worthwhile. If you are lucky you might see Orangutans swinging past the resort area! Guests have also raved about their yummy Belgian-Asian fusion cuisine and the chef is able to accommodate different dietary needs.

Jungle
Wildlife
Orangutans
Hiking

Trip Highlights

Jungle Walk

Choose this if

Choose this if

You want an unique stay in Kinabatangan where you can get close to nature. It's owned by caring hosts who serve great food!
Suitable For
Couples
Small Groups
Vegans
Vegetarians
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 210.24 MYR 896.99
  • Accommodation - 2 nights at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort - Double/ Twin Room
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 2 evening boat cruises
  • Jungle walk
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation fee from Sandakan/Sepilok (RM50/person ONE WAY or RM100/person RETURN)
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

Free - Meet-up at Sandakan
  • The Last Frontier Boutique Resort Details
+US$ 23.71 - Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • Anywhere in Sepilok Details
  • Sandakan Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport Details

Getaways

Short nature trips from the city.

Getaways

Short nature trips from the city.
6.0 hours from Kuala Lumpur
You will need to take a three hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan, Sabah followed by a 2 hour car ride to Sukau.

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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: The Last Frontier Resort - Kinabatangan River
The Last Frontier Resort - Kinabatangan River

Arrive at Kinabatangan River, enjoy a river safari

Accommodation: The Last Frontier Boutique Resort - Double/ Twin Room

  • 01:00pm - Meet-up at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort
  • 14.00 Arrive at Kinabatangan River
  • 14:30 Enjoy the magnificent view while welcome drink and lunch is served.
  • Freshen up in your room and prepare for the evening boat cruise.
  • 16:00 Boat cruise (2 hours).
  • 19:30 Dinner is served.
Day 2: The Last Frontier Resort - Kinabatangan River
The Last Frontier Resort - Kinabatangan River

Take a morning jungle walk and wrap up the day with an evening boat cruise.

Accommodation: The Last Frontier Boutique Resort - Double/ Twin Room

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast is served.
  • 09:00 Jungle walk along our serene hill ridge with stunning views over the Kinabatangan River.
  • 12:30 Lunch is served.
  • Free time (2 hours).
  • 16:00 Boat cruise (2 hours).
  • 19:30 Dinner is served.
Day 3: The Last Frontier Resort
The Last Frontier Resort

Departure

  • 07:00 Breakfast is served.
  • 07:45 Leave the resort
  • 08:00am - End at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

The Last Frontier is truly a nature lover's paradise. Find it amidst the Kinabatangan Forest Reserve. Situated atop a hill, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort is the only lodging of its kind in the area. It boasts unique views, of both the surrounding primary rainforest and the river below. Owners, Gert (Belgian) and Jason (Malaysian), are a highly passionate duo dedicated in doing all they can to conserve this slice of paradise. The only access to the resort is by ascending a 250m long staircase leading through the luscious forest and over calm streams. In building these steps they were able to preserve the undulating terrain of the forest, leaving the natural habitat of the rarest wildlife virtually undisturbed.
5 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 55 helpful reviews
Brent141, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
01 Mar 2020 on Tripadvisor
Let's get the steps out of the way first - you do need to be relatively fit but its not that bad. I have COPD and apart from having to rest a couple of times (to admire the view) it wouldn't put me off returning. We did a 3N4D package which was perfect as we never felt rushed. The package included 3 afternoon river trips and a couple of hilltop walks. We opted to forego one of the walks for an early morning river trip (well worth it) and we squeezed in a visit to the Gomantong Caves (about 30-minutes from the resort). We saw lots of wildlife (heard lots more) on the river trips but taking photos of Orangutangs from the boat proved quite difficult. The highlight for us was seeing the Pygmy Elephants on our last afternoon. Our guide Rodel was a star! I should also mention that the rooms were clean and spacious and food delicious and freshly prepared! As there are only 4 rooms, there is no menu to choose from (having informed them of your dietary requirements prior to arrival). Beer and wine is readily available and reasonably priced. All our transfers were arranged with Gert and everything went according to plan. Thank you Gert and team for a fantastic few days.
Nathan N
30 Dec 2019 on Tripadvisor
Three of us stayed here and it was great. The tour guide was amazing and found us an elephant. The Food is delicious. We saw an orangutan at the site with her baby. We were very happy that we stayed here instead of a large resort.
Martyna K
20 Nov 2019 on Tripadvisor
We booked 3d2n package and wish we'd stay longer. The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The place and the rooms are beautiful, well furnished and sealed off so no jungle creatures could come in. The food was excellent and the staff went extra length to cater for our every need (they considered all guests' dietary needs like vegan or no fish). Gert and his staff know every guest by name and you can really get personalized experience. The owners can also tell you many interesting facts about Borneo and the animals themselves. During the tours we saw elephants, crocodilles, proboscis monkeys, wild boars etc.etc. it was definitely the highlight of our vacation, we would choose this place again and we hope we can come back some day :) thank you!!!
Syd60, Sydney, Australia
20 Nov 2019 on Tripadvisor
Probably not for everyone... the stairs are uneven and you may go up and down three or four times a day (to get onto the river to look for wildlife) BUT worth every step. You are immersed in the jungle. Rooms are simple but comfortable. And because the Resort is on a ridge, mosquitos etc were not a problem. Jason and the staff team were great. They bother to remember everyone's name and somehow manage to meet all dietary requirements (gluten free pancakes for example!) We booked direct - easy to get email responses and useful information to prepare.
Lotttyphillips, Wooburn, United Kingdom
14 Nov 2019 on Tripadvisor
First things first. The steps are really not that bad. I had a foot injury and I managed just fine. As there are only 4 rooms it really does feel boutique and Jason and his team make you feel like one of the family. He is so helpful and as for the food. Just wow! It was better than anywhere I ate in Borneo including the 5. Star hotels. If you like pancakes these are the best you will ever eat. Thank you Jason for a fabulous stay

The Last Frontier Boutique Resort Policies

The Last Frontier Boutique Resort Policies

Child Pricing
Children (age 0 - 18) will pay a discounted price
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Strict Cancellation Policy
As The Last Frontier Boutique 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
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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