4-Day Abai (2N) and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (1N) – Join In

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Tour Period: 4 Days


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Recommended flight, -NOT included in the package price (subject to change without notice)
BKI-SDKAK 6492 ETD 0635 ETA 0720 (operated by Air Asia low cost carrier)
MH 2042 ETD 0715 ETA 0755 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)
Or pick up at a Hotel in Sandakan. Pick up time 08:00-08:10hrs.

07:20/07:55 hours Arrival at Sandakan Airport and drive for approximately 30 minutes to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform.
10:00 hours 1000hrs feeding of Orang Utan. At this center, observe man's closest relative "the Orang Utan" being rehabilitated to become wild in their natural habitat and
experience a walk in the Tropical Lowland Dipterocarp Forest of Borneo. Visit to the Outdoor Nursery, learn about the management of the juvenile Orangutans (this
depends highly on the health of the orangutan. Nursery will be closed to the public if the orangutans are sick). Next, visit to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation
Centre which managed to improve the living condition of the rescued sun bear and released their natural behaviors in the 2.5ha enclosed forest.
11:15 hours Depart Sepilok Centre and transfer to the jetty in Sandakan.
12:00 hours Depart on the scheduled boat transfer and take an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary where you will take your lunch at Abai Jungle
Restaurant. Check in Abai Jungle Lodge.
16:30 hours Late in the afternoon, you'll be experiencing a cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets while enjoying a cup of coffee and by night falls continue the night cruise to
witness the fire flies as Christmas tree. Return to the lodge for dinner.
After dinner, again experience the "Jungle at night" at our nature boardwalk to search for birds, snakes, insects and other wildlife with our nature guide.

Accommodation at Abai Jungle Lodge, ROH (non air-condition).

Meals includedLunch
06:30 hours Early morning take a river trip to the Pitas oxbow lake to observe wildlife and experience the unique of Pitas oxbow lake. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
11:30 hours After breakfast, you will be briefed on the tree planting project which is a CSR project undertaken by the lodge. You will have the opportunity to visit the Abai village and
learn more about their way of life. Option to enjoy a simple lunch arranged by the villagers or return to the lodge for lunch. This project specially designed to help the
locals. After lunch, you are free to explore the nature board walk behind the lodge, make sure you bring along your binoculars, look for any tree moving!! There may
be'85..wild orang utan! Silver leaf monkeys, birds and many others!
16:30 hours Late in the afternoon, you'll be experiencing a cruise to search for wildlife until the sunsets. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation at Abai Jungle Lodge, ROH (non air-condition).

Meals includedBreakfast
Breakfast at the lodge. Feel free to explore the nature boardwalk or just have a relaxing morning.
Check out after lunch.
14:30 hours Cruise up stream to Sukau village in search of primates especially the wild orangutan, birds, pygmy elephant and other wildlife. Arrive Sukau, check in at Kinabatangan
Riverside Lodge.
16:30 hours Late afternoon, take another river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation at Kinabatangan River Lodge, ROH (non air-condition).

Meals includedBreakfast
Breakfast at the lodge
07:00 hours Transfer by schedule boat back to Sandakan. Enroute stop at Abai Jungle Lodge to enjoy a cup of coffee. Upon arrival at Sandakan, have an early lunch before transfer to
the airport or hotel in Sandakan. (any flight departing after 13:00hrs).

Recommended flight, -NOT included in the package price (subject to change without notice)
SDK / BKIAK 6495 ETD 14:30 ETA 15:15 (operated by AirAsia low cost carrier)

Meals includedBreakfast


  • Accommodation in shared Twin room and private bathroom (non air-condition)
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking driver guides in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Join in boat transfer from Sandakan-Abai Jungle Lodge
  • Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge-Sandakan
  • Private river cruises unless booking is for SIC/Join in basis
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme


  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to / from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Malaysia Tourism Tax, MYR 10.00 per room per night
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as tips to local guide, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Optional tours
  • 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


  • A pre-stay in Sandakan will be subjected to surcharge for the Sepilok Orang Utan and Bornean Sun Bear tour which will be re-arranged to an earlier date.
  • Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre:
    For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at MYR 10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens
  • 400mm and above) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at MYR 1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organized to best meet operational situations.
  • Bright coloured clothes not advisable.
  • Tour operates subject to availability of flights.
  • For tour booking, please provide guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS, passport expiry date, date of birth and nationality.
  • 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.
  • Programme, 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.
  • What to bring :
    Sun block lotion
    Personal toiletries
    Torch light
    Insect repellent
    Drinking water bottle
    Walking shoes
    Hat & raincoat
Tour code: SDKDKAKR4J19

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