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3-Day River Safari (w/ Additional Wildlife) & Stay

By Borneo Sandakan

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You want a comprehensive itinerary. This option offers the chance to witness the feeding of orangutans, see sunbears, take a river cruise and visit the Gomantong Caves.


3 days 2 nights
Group trip (24 travellers per group)
This Borneo Sandakan option is really comprehensive. Before arriving at Kinabatangan you’ll stop at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre to catch a glimpse of rescued orangutans emerging from the jungle to have their lunch, served by their human caretakers as well as drop by the Sun Bear Conservation Centre to see the world’s smallest bears. And once you’ve seen it all on the river, you’ll get a change of scene at the Gomantong Caves where if you’re lucky you’ll get to experience the exodus of the bats and at a minimum see swiflets zooming around, maybe even catch locals collecting their highly prized nests.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 362.74 MYR1,520.24 per person
  • Return transport from Sandakan airport/hotel
  • 3 river cruises
  • Night cruise
  • Morning jungle walk
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • 2 nights of private chalet accommodation at Myne Resort
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Gomantong Caves and Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Nature guide
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Your hotel in Sandakan
Your hotel in Sandakan
Other Notes

Alternatively, you can choose to be picked up at 9am from Sandakan Airport. If you prefer this, please let us know in the booking form.


Trips available daily
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
Mar 08
Bookings should be made at least 10 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Meet your guide

Borneo Sandakan

Borneo Sandakan put their guests up at Myne Resort. The resort is a little tired but is at a lovely quiet spot by the river and has nice views.
10 years experience

What others are saying

4.9 out of 15 helpful reviews
30 Dec 2019 on SeekSophie
Great experience. Highly recommended
13 Apr 2019 on Tripadvisor
I booked a day tour with TOUR BY LOCALS and they were most professional when booking.What can I say about our guide Afiq he was amazing.Collected us at airport early morning and dropped us back that evening.We had an action packed day with a most informative guide.We got all the main attractions in and we also had a great lunch included.He was most passionate about the envoirment and very up to date on world affairs. Would highly recommend both to anybody.
03 Apr 2019 on Tripadvisor
We reached Sandakan with a plan but weren't sure on how to go about it. We walked across to the Borneo Sandakan Tours office and were really happy with the service that was provided by their staff. They were really helpful! We did a tour of the Gomantong Caves and the Kinabatangan River Cruise. Gary (our guide) was extremely knowledgable and made sure we had a great time. The Gomantang caves were amazing but we got to see only a small part of it which was disappointing. The Kinabatangan River cruise was a little disappointing because we didn't get to spot any pigmy elephants. We had a great day overall. But felt the tour was a little overpriced compared to all the adventure & sightseeing packages with got from the tour operator in Sarawak.
11 Dec 2018 on Facebook
the one of best tour agents in borneo
10 Dec 2018 on Facebook
Gary is a very good and caring guide. Still remember the eco-hotel and Kinabatangan Safari boat ride I went on 6 years ago!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Borneo Sandakan 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.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Bug repellent
Leech socks or long thick socks
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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