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2D/1N Gomantong Cave, River Safari & Stay

By Bilit Adventure Lodge

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You want to visit the beautiful Gomantong Caves and take 2 river cruises where you might spot wildlife, including wild orangutans, pygmy elephants and proboscis monkey.


2 days 1 night
Group trip (60 travellers per group)
Before arriving at the Bilit Adventure Lodge, you’ll stop by the Gomantong Caves, where if you’re lucky you’ll get to experience the exodus of the bats and see swiflets zooming around. Later, at Kinabatangan River, you will also get the essential Borneo wildlife shots during an afternoon and morning river safari.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 142.41 MYR596.83 per person
  • Return transport from Sandakan hotel/airport
  • 2 river cruises
  • Entrance fees to Gomantong Caves
  • Meals
  • 1 night private air conditioned accommodation at Bilit Adventure Lodge
  • Nature guide
  • Tourism tax (RM10.00 per room-cash)
  • Beverages
  • Optional activities
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Your hotel in Sandakan or the Sandakan Airport.
Your hotel in Sandakan or the Sandakan Airport.


Trips available daily
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Bookings should be made at least 4 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sandakan - Gomantong Cave - Kinabatangan River
Sandakan - Gomantong Cave - Kinabatangan River

Today you'll explore Gomantong Cave and take an afternoon cruise along Kinabatangan River

Accommodation: Bilit Adventure Lodge - Standard Room

  • 0830 am - Pick up from Sandakan Area hotel or Sandakan Airport. Drive overland (2½ hrs) to reach Gomantong Cave to explore the largest limestone and bird nests cave in Sabah where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home.
  • After cave, drive onwards to Bilit, Kinabatangan River, home to the wildlife.
  • Upon arrival, a warm welcome by the staff. Lunch included at Bilit.
  • 03:30 pm - Have an afternoon tea with some local bites.
  • 04:00 pm - After a short briefing by the nature guide, take an afternoon cruise along the Kinabatangan River (Sabah’s longest river at 560km) where you can observe wildlife on the boat itself.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at Bilit Adventure Lodge.
  • Optional activities:
  • Night walk can be arranged, pay locally@ RM10.00 nett p/pax/hrs.
  • Tree planting also can be arranged, pay locally @ RM10.00 nett p/tree.
Day 2: Kinabatangan River - Sandakan
Kinabatangan River - Sandakan

Today you'll do an early morning cruise, then head back to Sandakan

  • 06:00 am - Wake up early in the morning to start the day with an early river cruise.
  • 07:00 am - After the 1 hour's boat cruise, proceed back to Bilit Lodge for breakfast.
  • 08:30 am - Depart Bilit for Sandakan.
  • 11:30 am - Arrive back at Sandakan.

Meet your guide

Bilit Adventure Lodge

The team at Bilit Adventure Lodge are really friendly and are great at spotting wildlife on the river. The rooms at the lodge are spacious and comfortable.
16 years experience

What others are saying

4.4 out of 114 helpful reviews
Chris A
21 Aug 2019 on Tripadvisor
Stayed here 2 nights on our tour of Borneo..amazing place..literally in the jungle..sounds and sights..we had an afternoon river trip and an early morning trip..monkeys, birds, crocodiles (baby), monitor lizard, elephant..what a wonderful experience..did 2 jungle walks, night and day. We hired their boots and foot/leg sleeves for the leeches..not afraid but took the precautions..we survived...a must to do.. Food was good and the whole experience we will never forget Thanks to the local people and friendly staff...
29 Jul 2019 on Tripadvisor
We stayed at Bilit adventure lodge for 3 incredible days that has been our highlight of Borneo so far. On our 3 river cruises we saw orangutans (!!), pygmie elephants, proboscis monkeys, langur monkeys, two different types of macaques and many different birds. We also loved our day and night time jungle walks with very knowledgeable local guides where we saw an incredible diversity of plants, insects, sleeping birds, wild boars, frogs, badgers and even a banded civet! The sounds of the jungle at night were just magnificent. The accommodation was comfortable, the food varied, the location incredible and the staff so helpful, friendly and hospitable. Would recommend to anyone!
Natasa T
27 Jun 2019 on Tripadvisor
I had the great time in the Bilit Adventure Lodge it is very nice very wild and the food is really good. Personal is very friendly and our guide Vasil 😊 had a very good knowledge in the biology, he has a very positive and good energy and for me it was a trip to remember ....
Kimeeja,Gosford, Australia
07 Jun 2019 on Tripadvisor
This really comfortable accommodation is in the most perfect location. Partaking in river cruises and seeing all sorts of cool animals was a highlight as was the evening jungle trek. The staff are so friendly, the food is delicious and it's in the best location. We loved this lodge
Jim Weatherston
01 Jun 2019 on Google Review
Great staff. Great food. No internet, but it's in the rainforest! Air conditioning worked well and decent electricity supply too. Two bottles of water to your chalet every day, and filtered water free at the dining area whenever you want. If you want to see Borneo's wildlife, I'd recommend BAL highly. And I'm quite fussy!

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 Bilit Adventure Lodge 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
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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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