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4-Day River Kinabatangan Safari & Stay

By Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

This option can be a Getaway from Kuala Lumpur

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From US$ 136.02
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At a Glance

At a Glance

4 days 3 nights
Group trip (15 travellers per group)

This is a full-board option which includes jungle treks, 6 river cruises and transport from Sandakan/Sepilok. Having 4 days 3 nights at the river will give you a lot of time to relax and is great for families looking to take it a bit slower.

Monkeys
Hiking
Jungle
Elephants
Wildlife

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You're looking for a great-value safari and stay, at a good location by the river. It's not a luxury option but the rooms are simple & comfy, with a friendly team.
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What's included

What's included

From US$ 136.02 MYR 579.80
  • Accommodation - 3 nights at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Dorm (6-8 Pax)
  • Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • Activities stated in the itinerary, including river safari & jungle walk
  • Meals at the lodge
  • Water (non-bottled filtered water)
  • Nature guide
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
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Accommodation

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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sepilok Details
  • Sandakan Airport Details
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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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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sandakan - Kinabatangan River
Sandakan - Kinabatangan River

Arrive at Kinabatangan River, enjoy a river safari and a night walk

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Dorm (6-8 Pax)

  • 11:45am - Pick-up at Hotel Sandakan
  • Approx 1400 hrs - arrive at the resort, you will be greeted by our team and refreshment will be served. Check in to your room.
  • At 1600 hrs - 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.
  • Between 1800 hrs and 1900 hrs- Dinner will be served. After dinner and subject to weather conditions, follow our in-house naturalist for a night walk in search of nocturnal mammals.
  • 2000 hrs - Return to and overnight at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 2: Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River
Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River

Enjoy a morning and afternoon river cruise, and a jungle trek within the resort area.

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Dorm (6-8 Pax)

  • 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.
  • After breakfast, follow in house Guide for 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.
  • Retire for the night at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 3: Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River
Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River

Enjoy a morning and afternoon river cruise, and a jungle trek within the resort area

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Dorm (6-8 Pax)

  • 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.
  • After breakfast, follow in house Guide for 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.
  • Retire for the night at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort.
Day 4: Awake early for a final morning river safari, and transfer back to Sandakan
Awake early for a final morning river safari, and transfer back to Sandakan

Kinabatangan River - Sandakan

  • Rise early for another early morning cruise along the Kinabatangan to observe more wildlife and birdlife. Return to the resort for breakfast.
  • Check out and depart for your return journey to Sandakan.
  • 11:00am - Drop-off at Hotel 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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