5-Day Naturally Sabah: group discovery

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • Explore the lovely city of Kota Kinabalu
  • Admire the scenery of native villages & palm oil plantations
  • Trek along lush forest trails on Mt Kinabalu
  • Take a boat ride on the Kinabatangan River
  • Stop off at the Orang Utan Sanctuary in Sepilok

tour details

Begin your adventure at Kota Kinabalu with time to explore the city before heading to Kinabalu Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you’ll find Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, towering majestically above the jungle at 4,095m. On a trek along forest trails, learn about the unique rainforest as you pass native villages and palm oil plantations on the way to Sukau / Bilit. A scenic boat ride along the Kinabatangan River offers a rare chance to spot macaques, hornbills, orangutans, languors & the Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Next, visit the Orang Utan Sanctuary at Sepilok and observe how orphaned orangutans are trained to be returned to the forest. You’ll end your tour with a boat ride to a coral island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park to swim, snorkel or relax on the beach.

Meet your guide upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu airport and transfer to hotel (3 Star) or hotel of similar standard. Rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.

Meals included:None
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Depart for a two-hour drive to Kinabalu Park, nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery as you drive through the Crocker Range to the Park Head Quarters. We shall stop at local fruit and handicraft stalls enroute. The Kinabalu Park is home to Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia which towers majestically at 4095 m (13431 feet). Spend the rest of the day trekking along cool forest trails to see and learn more about our unique insect eating plants, orchids and the rain forest. In the late afternoon, check into your accommodation for the night (twin bed with attached hot water showers and toilet).

Meals included:Breakfast
Depart after breakfast for Sukau in Sandakan. The drive will take about 5 hours passing through the towns of Ranau and Telupid. The scenery consists of native villages and palm oil plantations. Upon arrival at Sukau/Bilit, check-in to your accommodation at the lodge. The lodge is situated along the banks of the Kinabatangan River and surrounded by riverine forest. Later this afternoon, we will take a boat ride along the Kinabatangan River. The forest here is home to the Proboscis monkey, an endemic of Borneo. The proboscis monkeys live in groups and come down to the river edges to sleep for the night.

Also seen here are Long Tail and Pig tail Macaques, Hornbills and if luck is with us, wild Orang Utans, Silver & Maroon languor and the Borneo Pygmy Elephant might show themselves. Overnight in twin bed rooms with attached Bathroom & Showers.
(Remarks: River cruise by boat is always on shared basis / join in.)

Meals included:Breakfast
Depart the lodge after an early breakfast for the drive to Sandakan. Visit the Orang Utan Sanctuary at Sepilok to see how orphaned Orang Utans are trained to go back to the forest. After tour, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu (recommended flight MH 2047 ETD 1250hrs ETA 1335). Transfer to the hotel (3 star) or hotel of similar standard. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel, then check out and depart to jetty. Take a 20-minute boat ride to one of the coral islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. Enjoy a simple box lunch and return to the mainland in the early afternoon (basic shower facilities are available on the islands). Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for your departure flight. (Remarks: Boat transfers are always on shared basis / join in.)

Meals included:Breakfast


  • Transportation by land and water
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 nights accommodations in 3 star hotel and 2 nights accommodation in simple lodge (Day 2 & Day 3)
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)


  • 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


  • Hotels can be changed without prior notice, but substitute will be within the offered category.
    -Tours will be offered as stated in the program, but some may be done on different days than stated in the program. For example, if our program states a city tour on Day 1,
    it may be postponed to Day 3 instead, without any prior notice given.
  • All boat transfers and tour activities in the park are on Seat-in-coach basis.
Tour code: BKIDK5DNSJ

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