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Reefs and Rainforests in Borneo, Sabah

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Malaysia  
Specialty Categories: Rainforest   Scuba Diving  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 732 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1146 US Dollar (USD)

Our dive trips can be extended with accommodation available at 5 different islands. A trip to Borneo however is never complete until one has ventured into the dense rainforest, notorious for its blood sucking leeches but filled with rare and unique fauna and flora. Orang utans with little babies in their arms, longnose monkeys jumping from tree to tree across little waterways where crocodiles are lurking, beautiful hornbill birds, wild elephants, and many other animals are out there to be spotted.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Pick up in the morning from your hotel in Sandakan (we recommend Sabah Hotel "5*" or Hotel Sandakan "4*") and start of trip to the Turtle Islands. Stay overnight on the island and watch turtles laying their eggs under guidiance of a wildlife ranger. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: After breakfast transfer back to Sandakan and visit Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center for a close encounter with the Wild-Man-of-Borneo. Later on take a boat from Sandakan up the mighty Kinabatanagan River, Sabah's biggest river, to look for more wildlife along the way. Lunch will be served at Abei Village on the river banks with a good chance to see some rare monkeys, birds and other wildlife. After lunch continue by boat to Sukau and check in at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon river cruise on the Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan with a good chance to see wild Orang Utans, Proposcis Monkeys, Hornbills, pytons and crocodiles, dinner andovernight at the lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Early morning depart for a river cruise to Ox-bow Lake in order to look for more rare animals, possibly Asian elephants and even rhinos. In day time relax at the lodge, late afternoon take another river cruise up the Menanggul River. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: After breakfast, river cruise down by boat back to Sandakan. Another chance for wildlife sightings (?elephants!) with this approximately 2.5 hours journey. Upon arrival at jetty, visit to the Water Village to see houses on stilt above water occupied by native tribes and the Central Market. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive up hill to the Puu Jih Syh Chinese Buddhist Temple, which offers a panoramic view of the Sandakan Bay. Afterwards transfer to Sandakan airport and at 16.10 (MH2139) take your plane to Tawau. Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Semporna right at the ocean front. Overnight in Semporna. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 5: At 8.30 am depart to the islands (eg. Sipadan, Mabul, Mataking, etc.) for snorkeling or scuba diving at additional cost. Lunch breaks will be spent on deserted islands or on the boat depending on the destination and sea conditions. Return at appr. 5.00pm, overnight in your hotel in Semporna. PADI Scuba Diving courses are available at extra cost. Includes: (B).

Day 6: At 8.30am depart to the islands (e.g. Sipadan, Mabul, Mataking, etc.) for snorkeling or scuba diving. Lunch breaks will be spent on deserted islands or on the boat depending on the destination and sea conditions. Return at appr. 5.00pm, overnight in your hotel in Semporna. Includes: (B).

Day 7: At 8.30 am depart to the islands (eg. Sipadan, Mabul, Mataking, etc.) for snorkeling or scuba diving. Lunch breaks will be spent on deserted islands or on the boat depending on the destination and sea conditions. Return at appr. 5.00pm, overnight in your hotel in Semporna.
Includes: (B).

Day 8: Check out of the hotel and transfer back to Tawau airport to catch your flight back to Kota Kinabalu/Kuala Lumpur. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All accommodation
- Transfers
- Permits and entrance fees
- Meals as stated
- Tours start at any day.

Price Excludes:
- Airfares.

Extras:
- For any trip to Sipadan Island add USD12.00/person/day for the park permit.
- For diving add USD40.00/day incl. 3 dives each day.

Supplier Information
Location: Malaysia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 1999
Client Request Served: 153

Jungle trecks & SCUBA Diving, PADI Dive Courses in (English,German,Spanish,Chinese,Malay). Island Vacation/Day trips to Sipadan/Mabul/Mataking/Boheyan & other islands,Mount Kinabalu, Orang Utans,Jungle trekking, B&B & etc. North Borneo Dive & Sea Sports, your prime address for scuba diving trips to...

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