3-Day Tabin Wildlife: Full Private

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Tour Period: 3 Days

English    Lahad Datu, Lahad Datu - Tabin

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Why choose this tour?

The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a nature preserve in Sabah, Malaysia. It was created in 1984 to preserve Sabah's disappearing wild animals. It is home to various endangered wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife. Covered in euryspecies lowland rainforest, Tabin nurtures a colossal number of tropical plants; some of which are rich in medicinal and therapeutic values.
    07:30 hours / 12:30 hours
    Arrival at Lahad Datu Airport and register at Tabin Wildlife's office.


    Recommended flights (subject to change and not included in the tour package)
    BKI-LDU MH3010 0610 /0705 (operated by Maswing)
    BKI-LDU MH3014 0955/1050 (operated by Maswing)
    Scheduled transfer to the reserve: 0800hrs & 1200hrs.

    You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (1:30 hrs) - With driver only. Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower, a welcome luxury in the forest. Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside the buildings of the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.

    Visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area. (For guest checking in before 11:00am).

    In the afternoon, visit the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek back to the resort along elephant trail.

    After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin's natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.
    (Night safari is always on join in basis).

    Accommodation at Tabin Wildlife Resort, River lodge/Hill Lodge.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    1h15m, 44km

    Meal included: Lunch
    Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin's rich collection of more than 300 species of birds. After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal's spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.
    In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.
    In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.
    After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife.

    Accommodation at Tabin Wildlife Resort, River Lodge, Hill Lodge.

    Meal included: Breakfast
    After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin. You may opt to take up a dawn drive or jungle walk to look out for wildlife that is active around this time of the day (pay on the spot). Enjoy lunch at Tabin. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight - with driver only.

    Recommended flight - not included in tour package (Subject to change without notice):
    LDU-BKI MH3019 1600/1655 (operated by Maswing)

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    1h15m, 44km

    Meal included: Breakfast

    customise the tour

    • Addon to visit Borneo Rhinoceros Sanctuary (BRS) serves as a sanctuary for the critically endangered Sumatran
      rhinoceros (rhino)
    • Transfer to Tabin Wildlife by helicopter
    • Option for Frog Tour
    • Option for Birding at Tabin
    • Option for Cycling at Tabin
    • Visit Kinabatangan River for more wildlife search


    • Accommodation in shared twin room with private bathroom (NON AIRCONDITOINED)
    • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
    • Private transfer (driver only) in air-conditioned vehicles: Lahad Datu
    • Tabin Wildlife
    • Lahad Datu.
    • Private activities with on-site private English speaking nature guide
    • Private night driver @ night safari with on-site private English speaking nature guide
    • Conservation fee


    • National Tourist Tax of MYR10.00 per room night will be collected by the lodge directly from guests
    • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to / from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
    • Optional tours
    • Surcharges for other language guides
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    • Drinks with meals
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


    • All guests are required to sign an Indemnity Waiver.
    • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organized to best meet operational situations.
    • Bright colored clothes not advisable.
    • Please advise the following details for permit application (compulsory) at time of booking:
    • Name as per passport
    • Date of birth
    • Nationality
    • Passport number
    • Sex
    • Dietary requirement
    • Tour operates subject to availability of flights.
    • Separate charges are levied for professional photography or filming
    • Drone Policy: The authorised operation of drones or other mechanical devices that fly hover or suspend from ground level, either over or inside Borneo Rainforest Lodge and its vicinity is prohibited. Guests may not operate such devices inside, on, over or above the grounds
    • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage
      caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the
    • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
    • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
    • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
    • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
    • This is a quotation only and reservation for services has not been made nor has availability been checked.

    • What to Bring
    • Good walking shoes
    • Change of clothes
    • Sun block
    • Insect repellent
    • Raincoat
    • Torch or flashlight
    • Items of personal use
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (optional)

    Tour code: PKLCTW3B

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