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  • Snorkel in the stunning Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park
  • Discover Mount Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs
  • Take river cruises and go trekking in Kinabatangan
  • Visit the Gomantong Caves & Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Starting in Kota Kinabalu and ending in Sandakan, the Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N trip is a guided wildlife tour that takes 7 days. You will travel through Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan in Malaysia. Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Take advantage of this chance to visit Sabah, one of the most stunning corners of the planet with turquoise seas, unparalleled snorkelling and pristine natural jungles packed with hundreds of bird and animal species, plus over 5000 plant species, hot springs and caves to boast!
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“The trip turns out expensive due to separate charges for WiFi, shower, potable drinking water etc. The food on the trek is also pricey. Sort of stressful transport since from Kathmandu to Pokhara you’re essentially on your own. However, with all that said, I enjoyed my guide, Arjun and had a nice trek.”
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“Easy way to do the W trek as everything is organised for you.

If doing camping, sleeping bags and matts are provided though this isn't communicated anywhere.
The trek itself is amazing. Hiking Poles are recommended
Views are incredible and worth the hard work.”
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel located in downtown Kota Kinabalu. The day is free to explore the city and its surroundings. We recommend making a visit to the Mari Mari Cultural village, Garama River or the nearby Sabah Museum.
Overnight: Dreamtel Hotel (Single Room) Or Similar
Today, your guide will meet you at your hotel between 8:00 - 8:15am to collect your insurance details and give you a short briefing about your trip. You will then transfer down to Jesselton point to catch a boat out to Tunku Abdul Rahman NP. The park was gazetted in 1974 and is now a rich home of various types of coral, marine turtles and myriads of colourful fish. We will spend the day aboard a shared boat to go snorkelling in these clear waters in some of the best spots and also stop at some of the white sand islands along the way. Have lunch and then return back to the hotel by mid afternoon.
Overnight: Dreamtel Hotel (Single Room) Or Similar
Today we will head out to the cooler climes of Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's one of the most important ecological sites in the world with between 5000-6000 species of plants, 326 different birds and 100 mammalian species. We will hit the lower trails on a guided tour of the park. After we have visited the park we will travel to the nearby Poring Hot Springs. Here there are a series of pools from hot to cold that you can bathe in. We will also take to the treetops on a canopy walk to get a bird’s eye view of the rainforest canopy. There may be time to explore some of the self-guided trails, visit the butterfly or orchid garden. We then travel onwards to the Sabah Tea Plantation. This is the only organic tea plantation in Malaysia.
Overnight: Sabah Tea Garden–Long House (Single Room) Or Similar
Wake early for majestic views of Mount Kinabalu and the mist laden tea plantation. There is the option to visit the tea factory and do some tea sampling before your transfer from the Sabah Tea plantation to the Kinabatangan region, a journey of about 5-6 hours. The Kinabatangan is the second longest river in Sabah. It is well known for its variety of wildlife especially mammals. We will stay in a lodge located right on the banks of the river amongst rainforest wetlands. In the early evening we will take a dusk wildlife cruise. If you are lucky you may see wild orangutans, crocodiles, proboscis, silver leaf and macaque monkeys. In the evening there is an optional night walk in search of fascinating jungle insects.
Overnight: Bilit Adventure Lodge–Fan Room (Single Room) Or Similar
Wake to the sound of hornbills and take to the river on a dawn river cruise, your eagle-eyed guide will point wildlife out to you but it’s a great idea to bring some binoculars. After breakfast we take a trek out to a nearby area rich with flora and fauna. Have lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon we have one more chance to enjoy this rich eco system on an afternoon cruise. Have a relaxing dinner tonight and rest up after a day full of activity.
Overnight: Bilit Adventure Lodge – Fan Room (Single Room) Or Similar
Say goodbye to our friendly hosts and meet your guide for the day. Our first stop is the nearby Gomantong caves. These caves are well known for their edible swiftlets nests that are harvested for bird’s nest soup. It is an ancient tradition but nowadays there is a strict control on how many nests can be taken. It is a favourite filming site of David Attenborough due to the rich eco system contained within the caves – beware it’s a bit smelly! Our journey continues onwards to Sepilok. This afternoon we will visit the famous Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary to see these lovable animals up close. We will also visit the nursery where young orphan Orangutans are taught how to climb so that they can be released back into the wild. Other options are the nearby Sunbear centre and rainforest discovery centre which can all be reached on foot from our hotel.
Overnight: Sepilok Jungle Resort–Fan Room (Single Room) Or Similar
This morning you will be transferred to the airport or hotel in Sandakan as your adventure comes to an end.
what’s included
accommodation
  • 2 nights in hotel
  • 1 night in longhouse
  • 2 nights in jungle lodge
  • 1 night in guesthouse
meals
  • 5 Breakfast(s)
  • 3 Lunch(es)
  • 2 Dinner(s)
transport
  • Most transfers
  • Kota Kinabalu airport pick-up
  • Sandakan airport or hotel drop-off
  • All transportation
activities
  • Visits, sightseeing, snorkelling
  • Snorkelling in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
  • Visit to Kinabalu Park
  • Poring hot springs visit and canopy walk
  • River cruises and trekking in Kinabatangan
  • Visit to Gomantong caves
  • Visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
guides
  • Local English speaking guides (except day 4 and 5 we will use lodge guide)
extras
  • Entry fees
what’s excluded
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional gratuities
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Payment

A deposit of 301 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 16 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Itinerary subject to change without prior notice depending on availability of the accommodation you may stay in an alternative lodge or guesthouse of the same quality than what is mentioned above. 

Please note that the different experiences included in this package will be with different groups of travellers. You will not have the same group/guide throughout the itinerary.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

At Kota Kinabalu Airport if you have any problems and cannot locate our transfer representative upon arrival (the driver is only able to wait for 1 hour past your scheduled arrival time) please go to the Airport Information counter (located on the same floor at arrivals) and ask them to call our transfer operator Vision Transport at +60 16 818 6890 or +60 138819883. If your flight is delayed or you have been put on a different flight number please call our local operator in advance to let them know.

Note: As of 1 September 2018, all accommodation in Malaysia is subject to a Sales and Services Tax (SST) that must be paid upon check-in.

 



CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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