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Sounds of Nature Sabah

Malaysia

Tour Code : Malaysia002

11 Days: An insight into the wonderful nature of Sabah in Borneo, a great family holiday or wildlife...

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Day 1 London – Kota Kinabalu
Fly from London Heathrow with Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
Day 2 Arrive Kota Kinabalu (/)
On arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport transfer to your hotel in town free time to relax or explore the town.
Day 3 Kota Kinabalu – Kinabalu Park (B/L)
Leaving Kota Kinabalu behind start driving up the mountain keeping Mount Kinabulu in sight, he drive takes about one and a half to reach the view point of Mount Kinabalu standing at 4095m it is the highest peak in the region and famous for its annual world climbathon challenge where competitors run up and down the mountain. The normal climb to the summit and back takes around 2 days / 1 Night. Enjoy a tour of Kinabalu Park. After lunch drive to the nearby Hot Springs at Poring and enjoy a short Canopy walk and a walk to the nearby waterfall. In the afternoon drive back along the mountain road to your lodge overlooking Mount Kinabalu.
Day 4 Kinabalu Park – Sukau (B/L/D)
Continue driving across Sabah and start the descent down the mountain, passing the town of Ranau it is about a three hour drive to our first stop, Gomantong Cave. Walk inside the cave along the walkway. This cave is home to millions of Bats and walking through is quite a unique experience. The cave is also home to Swiflets. These Swiflets make there nests with Saliva, The nests are collected by the locals and sold to make the well known Chinese Birdnest soup. Continue the drive for another half and hour to Sukau where lunch will be provided. In the afternoon take a boat ride on the Kinabatangan River in search of primates including the Proboscis Monkeys, Wild Elephants, and a host of birdlife including hornbills. Return to the lodge where you will be staying for the night
Day 5 Sukau - Labuk Bay (B/L/D)
Wake up by the calls of nature and take an early morning boat ride on Ox Bow Lake to observe the wildlife and experience the early morning river ambience of the longest river of Sabah. Return to your lodge for breakfast and then check out. Continue journey to Labuk Bay Sanctuary.Spend the afternoon at the lodge relaxing set in the heart of the Mangrove forest and the Labuk Bay Sanctuary just a short walk from the ocean. Take an optional Night walk to see the fire flies around the bay normally at about 7pm.
Day 6 Labuk Bay (B/L/D)
Today is a true highlight visit the nearby Labuk Bay Sanctuary home to the Proboscis Monkeys. This sanctuary has a few hundred of these Monkey’s, and many of them can be seen here. You can spend a good few hours here enjoying and watching there interactions with the Male Dominant Monkeys with it big belly and long nose surrounded by up to 30 females! The other group is a Hareb bachelor group which stay separately. Return to the lodge in the afternoon where you can enjoy some free time.
Day 7 Labuk Bay (B/L/D)
Spend the day at leisure at Labuk bay.
Day 8 Labuk Bay - Selingan Island (B/L/D)
After breakfast, check-out . Proceed back to Sandakan in time for the 30 minute ride to the Jetty at Sandakan for the 2 ½ hour boat ride to Selingan Island, have lunch at the Island and spend the afternoon swimming or snorkelling. After dinner the adventure begins when the rangers take you to see the Green and Horksbill turtles. Watch quietly as the turtles come on shore to lay their eggs and the newly-hatched creatures make their way to the sea for the first time.
Day 9 Selingan Island - Sandakan - Sepilok (B/L/D) 
Return by boat to Sandakan. On arrival, pick-up and transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (30 mins journey) situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve for video show. Visit the Nature Education Centre and watch the video documentary show to learn about the rehabilitation of orphaned orang utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10:00hrs. Thereafter, proceed for Sandakan City Tour. Visit various landmarks and historical points in Sandakan, once known as the "Little Hong Kong." The landmarks include:- 1) Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah, 2) Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products. 3) The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea. Continue the tour to Agnes Keith House. The book Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written in the house and today the house has turned into a heritage house providing interesting insight to life during British North Borneo. Back to Sepilok Nature Resort for Check-in, rest and relax. There is an optional night walk (own account) through the Orangutan Sanctuary, with the ranger trying to spot the Orangutans and the other wildlife that come out at night including the Slow Loris, long-tail macaques, ground squirrels, butterflies and tree lizards.
Day 10 Sepilok Nature Resort– SDK - KUL - London (B)
Transfer from the resort to Sandakan Airport where you will take the flight back to Kuala Lumpur and connect with the flight to London
Day 11 Arrive London
Arrive at London Heathrow the following Morning
 

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The quoted price exludes any international flights but includes all internal flights while on the tour. Tour costs are based on two people travelling and sharing a room. The price quoted may vary depending on the time of year and the final itinerary. If you have a specific budget please get in contact with us so we can make a proposal.


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£1,820

 

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