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3D2N Gomantong Cave, Orangutans, Sunbear & River Safaris

By Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

This option can be a Getaway from Kuala Lumpur

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At a Glance

At a Glance

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

This is a super comprehensive option and allows you to see all the wildlife in the area! Visit Sunbear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, spot wildlife on Kinabatangan River and also check out the Gomantong Caves

Elephants
Wildlife
Orangutans

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You really love wildlife and want to pack in everything! This is also a great value option that doesn't cost more than if you did all the activities separately.
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What's included

What's included

From US$ 457.31 MYR 1,949.31
  • Accommodation - 2 nights at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room
  • Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Sunbear Conservation Centre and Gomantong Caves
  • 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

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Sepilok Details
  • Sandakan Airport Details
  • Anywhere in Sandakan 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 Bilit.

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Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sandakan - Sepilok Orang Utan Centre - Sun Bear - Bilit - Kinabatangan River (Lunch/Dinner included)
Sandakan - Sepilok Orang Utan Centre - Sun Bear - Bilit  - Kinabatangan River (Lunch/Dinner included)

Today you'll see Orangutans, Sun bears and go on a river safari

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room

  • 08:30am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Sandakan
  • Drive to the world-renowned Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the feeding of the iconic Orang Utan and a good opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat.
  • The centre was established in 1964 to help rehabilitate the Orang Utans which had been orphaned, or displaced by logging and clearing of secondary forests for plantation.
  • The magnificent mixed dipterocarp forest offers a natural home to the Orang Utans, which slowly become less dependent on their twice-daily feeding of milk and bananas at the centre and eventually return voluntarily to the wild.
  • 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.
  • 01:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Sandakan

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
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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
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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