Borneo Wildlife Discoverer

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5 Based on 56 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7979
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kuching, Malaysia
  • Ends Sandakan, Malaysia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spot orangutans and proboscis monkeys
  • Visit Mulu National Park, home to the impressive Deer Cave bat exodus
  • Enjoy a river cruise in Kinabatangan
  • Stay at a luxury jungle lodge in Danum Valley
The "Borneo Wildlife Discoverer" trip starts from Kuching and ends in Sandakan. It is a wildlife trip that takes 15 days taking you through Sepilok, Bako National Park, Mt Kinabalu National Park and 6 other destinations in Malaysia. "Borneo Wildlife Discoverer" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Borneo is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful wildlife in Southeast Asia. This adventure covers many natural wonders, including majestic Mount Kinabalu and the Danum Valley, one of the trip highlights, for a jungle trek in search of the elusive orangutan. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, whose beauty and wildlife are equalled only by Bako and Mulu national parks, which we also explore. We come face to face with more orangutans in Sepilok, stay at a bamboo longhouse in Sabah, and finish the trip in the historic port town of Sandakan.
  • Day 1: Start Kuching
  • Day 2: Day trip to Bako National Park to see proboscis monkeys
  • Day 3: Fly to Mulu National Park; sunset walk to Deer Cave for bat exodus
  • Day 4: Full day exploring Mulu National Park
  • Day 5: Early rise for dawn chorus in Mulu; fly to Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 6: Free day; optional snorkelling and island trip, wetland birdwatching or cultural village
  • Day 7: To Kinabalu National Park; visit Sabah Tea Plantation
  • Day 8: Visit Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary en route to Sepilok
  • Day 9: Visit Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary; optional visit to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Day 10: Travel to Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary; afternoon river cruise
  • Day 11: Wildlife cruises on Kinabatangan River and forest walks
  • Day 12: To Danum Valley Conservation Centre; jungle walk and nocturnal safari
  • Day 13: Full-day guided walk in Danum Valley
  • Day 14: Transfer to Sandakan
  • Day 15: End Sandakan
  • All accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Free group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
5 - Excellent
Based on 56 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 24 2024
5 - Excellent
Borneo Wildlife Discoverer
What can I say - what an amazing trip. From start to finish we were incredibly lucky with what we saw and the encounters we had. Starting in Bako NP, we saw wild proboscis monkey and were treated to a rare sighting of a Colugo... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 05 2024
5 - Excellent
Borneo Wildlife Discoverer
great tour leader, nice traveling group, great trip
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 01 2024
5 - Excellent
Borneo Wildlife Discoverer
This was a very interesting and enjoyable holiday in the tropical rainforest. Monkeys and birds were plentiful.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 16 2024
5 - Excellent
Introduction to the island, its people and the wildlife.
We saw a lot of wildlife due to the skill of our guides. By the end of the holiday we were able to spot the birds and animals ourselves. Kept busy with many activities and group meals. We felt privileged to see such rare... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Borneo Wildlife Discoverer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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Borneo Wildlife Discoverer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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