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2D1N Kinabatangan River Safari

By Sukau Backpackers B&B

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From US$ 93.40
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At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a 2D1N Wildlife Safari and Stay at Kinabatangan River, Malaysia's best place to spot wildlife. Sukau Backpackers' fun team will make sure you get the essential Borneo wildlife shots from your boat-side seat during an afternoon, night and morning river safari.

Details

2 days 1 night
Join-in trip
Up to 30 persons
Flexible Cancellation

Activities

Wildlife

Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Kinabatangan River Safari

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You want a no-frills encounter with Borneo's wildlife! This option includes afternoon, night and morning river cruises for your chance to spot wildlife!

What's included

What's included

  • Accommodation - 1 night at Sukau. Backpackers B&B - Private Room
  • Return Transfer from Sandakan
  • 3 river cruises
  • Meals
  • Nature guide
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sandakan: 12:30pm Details

Getaways

Getaways

From Kuala Lumpur (6.0 hours)
You will need to take a three hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan, Sabah followed by a 2 hour car ride to Sukau.

Availability

Availability

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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

Today you'll enjoy an afternoon and night river safari along the Kinabatangan River

Accommodation: Sukau. Backpackers B&B - Private Room (Private)

  • 12:30pm - Pick-up at Anywhere in Sandakan
  • 04:00 pm - Afternoon river safari (2 hours)
  • 06:00 pm - Dinner
  • 07:20 pm - Night cruise (1 hour)
Day 2: Kinabatagan River - Sandakan
Kinabatagan River - Sandakan

Today you'll do another river cruise and head head back to Sandakan

Accommodation: Sukau. Backpackers B&B - Private Room (Private)

  • 06:00 am - Morning cruise (2 hours)
  • 08:00 am - Breakfast
  • 08:30 am - Check out of Sukau Backpackers and head back to Sandakan
  • 11:00am - Drop-off at Anywhere in Sandakan

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sukau Backpackers B&B

Sukau Backpackers have simple and comfortable cabins, well-suited for travellers who are looking for a back-to-basic experience in nature.
9 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.0 out of 26 helpful reviews
Azri Yusoff
01 Jul 2019 on Google review
Clean room with A/C, water heater & private bathroom. Nice scenery surrounded by greenaries. Free breakfast.
Kingo_ Shah
01 Jul 2019 on Google review
I like their guide so funny and sporting
Mirko Hannig
01 Jul 2019 on Google review
Stayed there 3 nights and booked a tour package. Room was basic but clean and as expected. Food in general was ok but lacking in variety. Good was their flexibility even if you booked a package: you can move activities or replace them by others. Extremely good is their guide whose name is Rex: buttom line he made the stay worth it and I fully recommend him: he has deep knowledge about animals, nature and the ecosystems there, is an unbeliebable good wildlife spotter, speaks good English, is a fun guy and great personality. If you go there ask for him. As to the rest the staff was not very helpful. They have another guide who does not explain anything and is by far not such a good spotter. All guests only chose for Rex. Also the reception lady did not speak a word and therewith did not make us feel like welcomed guests. Nevertheless overall I would give the experience 3-4 stars. BUT here is the reason why I rated with 1 star only and strongly recommend not to go there if you love animals: On our last day one of their dogs was murdered on the ground of the guesthouse (probably by any staff or member of their families and based on the injury probably by a knife attack). While all guests enjoyed dinner you could here an awful scream of that dog in the garden. Some minutes later it came to the restaurant, whimpering and severely injured. As the lung was damaged it blooded out of its mouth and blood spouted out of its wound. So other guests immediately gave notice to the reception staff but she did not care at all. So it died wretched straight in front of the restaurant. All staff passed the dead and bloody body later without further notice and no one felt responsible or surprised at all... The dead dog remained in front of the restaurant at least until midnight. So based on that shocking incident I strongly recommend to stay at another place!!
NicoleXOX, Mammoth Lakes, California
03 May 2019 on Tripadvisor
This place is great. It’s a simple, budget accommodation. The buffet lunches are good, and they are accommodating to special requests and dietary needs. It’s a beautiful lush green property, and the surrounding rainforest on the river is exquisite. Make sure you ask for an English speaking boat tour guide. We didn’t opt for the package deal. We did our tours a la cart, which worked out better because we didn’t want to do the walking tour. Definitely add on the Pygmy elephant safari! And bring extra sunscreen!!!
Jules
01 May 2019 on Google review
A spur of the moment decision to come to Borneo. This was not planned and a day before it was sorted for a 2d 1n package. I was astounded at how nice it was here. I give 5 stars due to food , accom, staff, communication and the best of tours with the best of guides. 4 days later and I was still there ! I don't think I have ever met such nice staff making it such a nice environment. Ignore anyone who says otherwise ! The rainforest is just that. Come here and you enter a rainforest . Things are not the same as in a city. It is inconceivable I will not return with a better camera and binoculars. All these pictures were taken on tours here on my 5 year old mobile ! P.s the croc is a 5m Salt water croc , not 3m away. Lan, the tracker , how does he spot these animals ? Thanks and don't ever change ! Jules. See you soon !

Sukau Backpackers B&B Policies

Sukau Backpackers B&B Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Sukau Backpackers B&B would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
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
Raincoat
Sunscreen
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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