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By Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort

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At a Glance

At a Glance

3 days 2 nights
Group trip (15 travellers per group)

Discover Borneo’s wildlife and nature on an activity-packed 3D2N adventure! Look forward to spotting elusive creatures on cruises along the Kinabatangan River, which is known for being the longest river in Sabah at 560km and for the incredible number of species that live on its river banks. On the four cruises, pick up wildlife titbits from the resort’s highly experienced guides, who will be more than happy to share their knowledge about the different animals that you will see with each trip – you can expect proboscis monkeys, silver langurs, Oriental darters, orangutans, and even herds of pygmy elephants amongst the sightings! Off the river, follow the guides on a night trek through the jungle to meet its fascinating nocturnal mammals and experience the beauty of Borneo’s nature on foot. When you’re ready to take a breather after these exciting excursions, relax at the resort where the friendly team will tend to your every need, and enjoy hearty meals while basking in splendid views of the Kinabatangan River.

Monkeys
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Elephants
Orangutans
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Trip Highlights

Jungle Night Walk
Kinabatangan River Safari

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You want to see a multitude of Borneo’s fascinating wildlife and enjoy a comfortable stay at a riverside resort!
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What's included

What's included

From US$ 120.57 MYR 505.86
  • Accommodation - 2 nights at Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room (Double or Twin Bed)
  • Return Transfer from Sepilok / Sandakan
  • 4 river cruises
  • 1 night jungle walk
  • Meals
  • Nature guide
  • Binoculars (available for hire @RM 30)
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sepilok. 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. Return transfer from Sandakan is provided by the host.

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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

Check in next to the Kinabatangan River and embark on a river safari cruise and night walk!

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room (Double or Twin Bed)

  • 11:45am - Pick-up at Hotel Sandakan
  • OR 12:15pm - 12:30pm - Pick-up at Sandakan Airport
  • OR 12:45pm - 1:00pm - Pick-up at Sepilok
  • 2:00pm - Arrive at the riverside resort and enjoy refreshments before checking in to your room
  • 4:00pm - Hop on a river cruise and spot unique wildlife along the scenic Kinabatangan River – look out for proboscis monkeys, silver langurs, hornbills, and the smallest elephant in the world!
  • 6:00-7:00pm - Look forward to a hearty dinner served at the resort
  • After dinner, begin an exciting night trek through the jungle while guided by the resort’s in-house naturalist – catch everything from sleeping birds to the lively nocturnal mammals of Borneo! Kindly note that the night trek is subject to weather conditions.
  • 8:00pm - Return to the resort for a peaceful rest amongst beautiful nature
Day 2: Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River
Bilit Jungle Trekking - Kinabatangan River

Experience an activity-packed day with 2 river cruises and a jungle trek within the resort area!

Accommodation: Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort - Deluxe Room (Double or Twin Bed)

  • Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. Enjoy the morning breeze while you search for wildlife on the river cruise – catch these creatures as they have their breakfast!
  • Enjoy your own delicious breakfast of local Malay cuisine at the resort.
  • Follow your in-house nature guide for a trek in the Bilit Jungle around the resort! Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and birds amongst the trees and enjoy peaceful sights of nature before heading back to the resort for a sumptuous lunch.
  • In the late afternoon, set off for another river adventure and discover more animals that you may have missed on previous trips! Feel free to consult your friendly nature guide for more information on each sighting.
  • After the afternoon cruise, take a breather and relax around the resort. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Kinabatangan River or have a rest in your comfortable room before dinner.
Day 3: Kinabatangan River - Sandakan
Kinabatangan River - Sandakan

Embark on your last Kinabatangan river cruise before checking out!

  • Rise early for your scenic trip along the river – soak in the tranquil atmosphere and take this last opportunity to catch the fascinating wildlife of Borneo
  • Have breakfast at the resort before bidding your hosts goodbye.
  • 8:20am - Check out and depart for Sandakan
  • Estimated arrival time - Sepilok (10:30am), Hotel Sandakan (11:00am), Sandakan Airport (11:15am)
  • 11:00am - Drop-off at Hotel Sandakan

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 42 helpful reviews
Warm & Friendly
12
Memorable Trip
10
Knowledgeable
9
Value-for-Money
8
Good Food
8
Comfortable Trip
7
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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.
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!

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
Bug repellent
Camera
Hat
Leech socks or long thick socks
Raincoat
Sunscreen
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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