Visit Sabah, Malaysian Borneo and give back to local charities at no extra cost! Book your trip with Charitable Travel and donate 5% of your holiday price to the charity of your choice for free! We sacrifice a potion of the commission we earn as a travel agent so that you can support great charities at no extra cost to you! Find out more here.
Stay in the 4-Star Parkroyal Serviced Suites, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 nights! OPENING JUNE 2022
With a lush green facade of 78 sky planters on its frontage and roof terraces showcasing 13,000 square feet of plants and trees, its refreshing design welcomes guests into a world of biophilia, connecting them to the space and with one another. Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur will also house a holistic wellness floor comprising of St. Gregory Spa, a modern gymnasium, fitness studio, as well as a pool.
Stay in the 4-Star Nexus Resort & Spa, Karambunai, Sabah for 4 nights!
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is an award-winning resort that pleasantly combines distinct luxury with authentic Sabahan hospitality. The choices of relaxation and pampering are endless with an array of leisure and recreational activities for guests of all ages. With it’s impressive banqueting and conference facilities, it is ideal for both leisure and business travellers.
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan:
Early morning flight to Sandakan. Proceed for 30 minutes to the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary, where orphaned and captive orang-utans are rehabilitated for a return to the wild. Join a guide for a stroll along a boardwalk through the lush jungle to the feeding platform where you will hopefully catch a glimpse of these lovable creatures as they are fed milk and bananas. Continue to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which looks after rescued bears within an enclosed forest.
Proceed by road to Bilit Village within the Kinabatangan area (approx 2 hours drive) followed by a short boat trip to the lodge. In the late afternoon enjoy a river cruise in search of wildlife, and if lucky, may spot the bizarre looking proboscis monkeys.
Day 2 Sandakan/Kota Kinabalu:
After an early breakfast travel by road to the Gomantong Caves (about 2 hours drive), Sabah’s most extensive cave system, which is home to millions of bats. It’s also the home of swiftlets whose edible birds nests are highly valued. Later, transfer back to Sandakan Airport for your onward journey.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Departures: Daily from Kota Kinabalu for a minimum of two passengers.
Accommodation: In standard rooms at Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Accommodation is simple with en suite hot shower/toilet.
Meals: Full board.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return flights from Kota Kinabalu, transfers to and from Sukau, entrance fees, accommodation and services of an English speaking guide.
Note: This tour is not recommended for the less mobile. Direct flights between KL and Sandakan are also available.
After this experience, you’ll spend a further 2 nights at Nexus Resort & Spa, Karambunai, Sabah before flying home.
Sabah is chockful of exciting adventures, incredible views and fascinating wildlife. A treasure trove of desert islands surrounded by turquoise, coral reefs rich in marine biodiversity; and Mount Kinabalu stretching 4,095 meters into the sky; and a thriving jungle population of beetle-eyed tarsiers, gibbons, pythons, clouded leopards, and giant crocodiles. There’s something to entice everyone to this relatively small portion of Borneo. Read more about Sabah here.
Malaysia Airlines is the multi-awarded national carrier of Malaysia and a member of the oneworld Alliance. Malaysia Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich traditions, cultures, cuisines and warm hospitality on board, while opening up more of Malaysia’s destinations than any other airline. Find out more about Malaysia Airlines here.
Get in touch with one of our expert travel agents who can help you plan your dream escape!