Into The Jungle: Wildlife Adventures in Borneo | June 5, 2022

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Encounter an array of wildlife as you traverse the spectacular landscapes of Sabah, on the Malaysian side of Borneo. Starting in Sandakan, you’ll visit orangutan and sun bear sanctuaries before travelling by boat to the Kinabatangan River, where you’ll have the chance to spot proboscis monkeys, Borneo pygmy elephants and many other species on safari cruises. ...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Visit a sun bear conservation centre
    • Spot orangutans and pygmy elephants while cruising down the Kinabatangan River
    • Taste Sabah Tea at an organic tea farm
    • Hike up Maragang Hill for awe-inspiring views of the highest mountain in Malaysia
    • Learn the secrets of Dusun cuisine in a cooking class
    • Snorkel among coral reefs off Kota Kinabalu

What's this trip about?

    Encounter an array of wildlife as you traverse the spectacular landscapes of Sabah, on the Malaysian side of Borneo. Starting in Sandakan, you’ll visit orangutan and sun bear sanctuaries before travelling by boat to the Kinabatangan River, where you’ll have the chance to spot proboscis monkeys, Borneo pygmy elephants and many other species on safari cruises. Visit an organic tea farm, hike up Maragang Hill for magnificent views of Mount Kinabalu – the highest peak in Malaysia – and enjoy a traditional cooking class with the Dusun people. Wrap up your adventure with a snorkelling trip and farewell dinner in Kota Kinabalu.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 18 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CitySandakan
End CityKota Kinabalu

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • High Adventure
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Safari
  • Singles Travel
  • Trekking & Expeditions
  • Photography


  • Asia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia


  • Borneo
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Mount Kinabalu


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Culture
  • Educational/ learning
  • Hiking
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Four nights premium hotel accommodation
    • Two nights rainforest hotel accommodation
    • Two nights riverbank hotel accommodation
    • One night tea garden hotel accommodation
    • Private and local transport
    • Nine breakfasts, six lunches, four dinners
    • Local Insider
    • Rainforest Discovery Centre visit
    • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit
    • Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre visit
    • Morning wildlife river cruise
    • Afternoon wildlife river cruise
    • Night-time wildlife river cruise
    • Maragang Hill hike
    • Dusun cooking class
    • Snorkelling trip to Manukan Island


Travel Map
Sabah Hotel

Rainforest Discovery Centre visit Welcome dinner DAY 2 Visit orangutan and sun bear conservation centres Start your morning at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, which provides a safe home for young orangutans orphaned due to deforestation or the ille...
Sabah Hotel

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre visit DAY 3 Transfer to the Kinabatangan River and enjoy a night safari Today you’ll take a boat to the Kinabatangan River, which winds 560km (348mi) from the Witti mountain rang...
Kinabatangan Wetland Resort

Evening wildlife river cruise Night walk on the resort boardwalk DAY 4 Search for elephants and crocodiles on wildlife river cruises Morning person? You’ll be pleased to know you’re setting off on a wildlife cruise first thing. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodi...
Kinabatangan Wetland Resort

Morning wildlife river cruise Late afternoon wildlife river cruise Nighttime wildlife river cruise DAY 5 Taste organic Bornean tea at the Sabah Tea Garden Leave the Kinabatangan River behind and return to Sandakan by boat, where you’ll have the option of visi...
Sabah Tea Resort

Agnes Keith House visit Tea tasting DAY 6 Hike up Maragang Hill for spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu Rise and shine for departure at 5am. Today, you’ll be heading to Maragang Hill, named after the red leaf monkey that inhabits its forested slopes. After a sa...
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

Maragang Hill hike DAY 7 Uncover the secrets of Dusun cuisine in a cooking class Delve deeper into the cultural heritage of Sabah, discovering culinary techniques and flavour combinations in a cooking class by the Kiulu River. You’ll learn about the traditional c...
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

Dusun cooking class DAY 8 Relax by the pool or enjoy a guided hike Fancy taking it easy? Today is free to spend at leisure. Chill by the pool, make use of the resort tennis courts and 18-hole golf course, head to the beach for water-skiing and sea kayaking, or ev...
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

Sunrise hike Jungle trek Night walk DAY 9 Snorkel among coral reefs off the coast of Kota Kinabalu Kick-start your final day in Borneo with a boat ride to Manukan Island, in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, for a guided snorkelling trip. Expect to see co...
Horizon Hotel

Snorkelling trip Sunset cruise and drinks Farewell dinner DAY 10 Depart from Kota Kinabalu The time has come to pack your bags and say goodbye to your new friends as your Borneo adventure comes to an end. Check out of the hotel by midday after one final break...

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Last Updated: 6/4/2022

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