10 Day Holiday in Sabah
Your next stop will include several days on the scenic Kinabatangan River where you will cruise the river by boat spotting Borneo’s unique wildlife.
Right after the Kinabatangan River, we shuttle you off to virgin rainforests of Danum Valley. Just in case you haven’t had your fill of wildlife spotting in the Kinabatangan, you will once again be immersed in wildlife spotting opportunities in Danum.
Your next stop will be a short stint in Kota Kinabalu and then off to the highlands of Borneo that includes visits to Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs.
To cap off the trip, we send you to the “Tip of Borneo” for epic sunsets, snorkeling/diving, and a relaxing beach stay.
Day 01: Arrive in Sandakan – Sepilok
We pick you up at the Sandakan Airport and shuttle you off to Sepilok for your visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center for a close-up of our closest relatives, the orangutan and the world’s smallest bear species. After lunch we’ll get you checked in to your accommodation and then it’s off to the Rainforest Discovery Center.
The Rainforest Discovery Center is a perfect place to catch a glimpse of some of Borneo’s 673 bird species. Additionally, you will be able to get a bird’s eye view of the jungle from the canopy walkway.
Day 02: Sepilok – Kinabatangan River
In late morning, you will head for one of Borneo’s hottest wildlife spotting destinations, the Kinabatangan River.
Once you arrive, you will have a short while to get settled in and then it’s on to the boat to cruise the river in search of wildlife. You’ll be amazed how easily our expert guides spot even the smallest creatures.
Keep your eye out for crocodiles, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, elephants, and much much more. The movement of the wildlife on the river is highly dynamic, so you have a high likelihood of seeing different kinds of animals with each subsequent river cruise you take.
After dinner, you can choose to go on a guided nightwalk to see some of Borneo’s most unique creatures that only come out in the dark.
Day 03: Kinabatangan River
Your third day starts of with a dawn river cruise. This cruise is the best opportunity to see the vast amount of birds that call the river home. If you are lucky, you may see hornbills or the critically endangered Storm’s Stork.
In the early evening, you will gear up for your last river cruise. Be sure to take in the serenity of the river under the waning sun and if the weather is good, be prepared for one of Borneo’s epic sunsets.
Day 04: Kinabatangan River – Danum Valley
Day 4 will take you over land from the Kinabatangan River to the virgin rainforest of Danum Valley. This drive will give you a unique perspective as you watch the landscape transition from oil palm to undisturbed virgin jungle.
Once you get checked in at the Danum Valley Field Center, you will meet your guide who will help you to plan your time at Danum around what you would like to see. After some relaxation time, you will head out for an afternoon trek with your guide to see this amazing forest and the wildlife that lives in it.
After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4×4 night drive.
Day 05: Danum Valley
The jungle comes alive in the early mornings. For your fifth day, you can follow your guide for an early morning nature walk or you can arrange a 4×4 drive to Atur hill for a breathtaking sunrise experience atop a canopy of trees – please tell your guide in advance that you are interested in this and they can assist with booking accordingly
After your early morning outing, the rest of the morning and early afternoon is yours. You can wander around the field center, take a dip at the Ulu Segama River or relax and take it all in. In the late afternoon, your guide will take you on another walk through the beautiful forests of Danum.
Similar to the previous day, you will have the option to take a night walk or arrange a night drive.
Day 06: Danum Valley – Kota Kinabalu
Early morning on day 6 and it’s time for one last walk to admire Danum Valley before you head for the airport in Lahad Datu and onwards to Sabah’s capital city Kota Kinabalu.
Once you touch down in Kota Kinabalu or KK as we call it, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel where you are free to explore or to just relax in your room and enjoy being back in civilization.
Day 07: Kota Kinabalu – Kundasang
Morning of day 7 will find you on your way to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinabalu National Park. The park is a treasure trove of plants and animals that only exist there. It is crowned by the 4095m, Mt. Kinabalu.
At Kinabalu National Park, you will visit the incredible botanical garden and have the opportunity to wander the trails to see the unique montane forest that surrounds mount Kinabalu.
After lunch you will head for the other end of Kinabalu National Park for a visit to the tiny village of Poring and the naturally occurring hot springs. Here at Poring, you can visit the canopy walkway and take a dip in the hot springs.
You will stay the night in the cool mountain air (yes, you heard right) of Kundasang.
Day 08: Kundasang – Kudat
Following some well earned morning respite, you will head for the sleepy beaches of the Tip of Borneo in Kudat and a stay at a heavenly beach villa.
In the evening, your driver will bring you to the northernmost point in Borneo where you will watch the sunset at the meeting point of the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea. Following the sunset, you will be treated to a dinner of fresh seafood at Merrimas Resort.
Day 09: Kudat
Day 9 is all yours. You can spend the day relaxing or if you would like to arrange scuba diving, snorkelling, or surfing, we can help you arrange it.
This is your last full day before the trip ends so be sure to make the most of it!
Day 10: Depart
On day 10, we take you back to Kota Kinabalu and say our goodbyes. We can take you to the airport or to a hotel depending on your plans.
Customize the 10 Day Holiday in Sabah Tour Package
The options for customizing this tour are endless. We have a vast array of accommodation and activities to choose from, so if you want to make this trip fit your style, let us know and we will help make it perfect for you. Read on to see some examples of the things we can do:
- Upgrade accommodations.
- Private tours and transport.
- Get a guide for the duration of your trip.
- Extend or reduce the duration of the tour.
Experiences and Activities
- Increase or reduce the amount of tours and activities to fit your style.
- See more wildlife.
- Spend more time on the beach.
- See more cities.
- Do more trekking.
- Spend more time experiencing the culture.
- Go off the grid for some real adventure.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. After all, this is your holiday and you should spend it doing what you want to do. Contact us now to get started planning.