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

By Bilit Adventure Lodge


2 days 1 night
Group trip
Price from USD$145.66 MYR605.87 per person
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.
  • 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
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

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.
15 years experience


Trips available daily
Dec 17
Dec 18
Dec 19
Dec 20
Dec 21
Dec 22
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


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 [email protected] 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.



Your hotel in Sandakan or the Sandakan Airport.
Your hotel in Sandakan or the Sandakan Airport.

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What others are saying

4.4 out of 114 helpful reviews
5 months ago 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
6 months ago 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
6 months ago 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
6 months ago 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!
s1u1e1, Adelaide, Australia
7 months ago on Tripadvisor
Really enjoyed the two nights. Great food, such friendly staff, nothing was too hard, great smiles, and lots of activities...doing our own batik painting, 3 river cruises in 2 days, night walk, dance night. Highly recommended. Saw heaps of wildlife.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Bug repellent
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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