BORNEO

  1. Enchanting Borneo
    ECB-01 9D/8N ENCHANTING BORNEO
    SIC Departure: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    Welcome to Borneo! The third largest island in the world consists of the two East Malaysian states of Sabah (the ‘Land Below The Wind) and Sarawak, (the ‘Land of the Hornbill’) and is host to the world famous annual Rainforest World Music Festival held in Sarawak each July. Many parts of Borneo are still covered in ancient rainforests which are rich in biodiversity. For those who appreciate a healthy mix of nature and culture, Borneo remains one of the world’s top travel adventures.

    Sarawak is Malaysia’s largest state and is steeped in history. The English headed by adventurer James Brooke, made their mark on the local history in the 19th century. Brooke was invited to the island to restore peace between warring factions. In return for restoring peace he was eventually instated as the first white governor. The Brooke dynasty ruled Sarawak for a hundred years and were known as the ‘White Rajahs’.

    Gunung Mulu National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. With its deeply-incised canyons, wild rivers, rainforest-covered mountains, spectacular limestone pinnacles, cave passages and structures, Mulu has outstanding scenic qualities that appeal to adventurous travellers. The caves also hold several world records as well.  Sarawak Chamber is considered to be the largest known underground chambers in the world. Clearwater Cave is the longest cave in South East Asia and Deer Cave holds the record for the world’s largest cave passage. Above ground, visitors can embark on a trekking challenge to the Pinnacles; a series of 45m-high, razor-sharp limestone spikes that sit majestically on the slopes of Mount Api.

    When in Sabah, you have a chance to visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world famous Kinabalu Park. Here Mount Kinabalu and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world and well known for the biodiversity of its many botanical and biological species. Some of these are endemic to the park giving them one of the smallest ranges of any species in the world. Scientists have identified some 600 fern species (there are just 500 ferns in the whole of Africa), 325 species of birds, and 100 mammalian species in the park. Of the ferns, 50 are found no where else on Earth. Kinabalu Park is also the richest place in the world for the Nepenthes insectivorous pitcher plants (five of the thirteen are found nowhere else on Earth). These attain spectacular proportions (the largest in the world being the endemic Nepenthes rajah). Species of the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia are also found in the park. The park is known as the world’s richest concentration of orchids with over 800 species identified.

    Highlights:

    • Explore the highlights of Kuching, the largest city on the island of Borneo.
    • Discover Bako National Park and enjoy a jungle walk through Sarawak’s oldest national park.
    • Travel to Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Admire Wind Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
    • Visit Clearwater Cave, South East Asia’s longest cave passage.
    • Photograph Deer Cave, the world’s largest cave passage.
    • Visit Lang Cave Mulu’s smallest cave but with some of the most beautiful limestone formations.
    • Observe the natural phenomenal of millions of bats flying at dusk in a snake-like formation.
    • Traverse a boardwalk through the rainforest.
    • Enjoy a relaxing river boat journey.
    • Visit Kota Belud, a cowboy town in the ‘Land Below the Wind’.
    • See a Rungus longhouse in a village famous for gong making.
    • Pass through Kudat at the tip of Borneo.
    • See natives harvesting honey.
    • Take a mangrove cruise in search of proboscis monkeys and fireflies.
    • Explore Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    ** Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    The tour was very well organised and we really enjoyed the museum, longhouse and the orang utan centre.
    South Africa, 2009

    The sunset at the tip of Borneo is something we will never forget. We saw many interesting sights and the tours provides enough time for ourselves too.
    Holland, 2009

    Mulu was very interesting and understandably a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    South Africa, 2009

    The Longhouse was fascinating!
    Germany, 2009

    This tour is filled with adventure, we love every bit of it, the cave, the jungle, the longhouse and of course the caves were amazing! We plan to come back again soon.
    Spain, 2009

    We have never seen the proboscis monkey, it was such a thrill!
    USA, 2009

    My family, we live in a city and it was very exciting for our children to see nature. The boat ride was most enjoyable. Thank you.
    Norway, 2009

    We were in a boat of 6 people and our guide spotted a group of male proboscis monkey and they were huge in size with very prominent pattern on their body.
    France, 2009


  2. The Great Iban Longhouse Experience
    GILE 3D/2N THE GREAT IBAN LONGHOUSE EXPERIENCE
    SIC Departure: Daily from Kuching
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    This is an up close and personal experience with the Iban people who were former headhunters of Borneo.
    The journey is highly recommended for those who want the authentic experience of longhouse living.

    Ibans are the largest ethnic group in Sabah. For centuries these people who live near the rivers of Borneo, were feared because of their reputation as fierce warriors who practiced headhunting. Today, the practice is banned and they now live peacefully as agriculturalists alongside their neighbours.

    They live in longhouses which are elongated, one-storey dwellings, compartmentalised into individual family units and covered by a single roof usually woven of fronds from the ubiquitous sago palm. A longhouse can stretch as long as a city block and have five hundred people living in it or, it can house a community of just a few dozen.

    The Ibans are generous, hospitable and peaceful people who are keen to show off their traditional dance, music, textile-weaving, blow-pipe prowess, fishing and game-playing. They welcome guests warmly by offering the local rice wine called tuak.

    Highlights:

    • Boat across Batang Ai Reservoir which provides hydro-electricity and some magnificent and picturesque scenery.
    • Relax on a longboat journey.
    • Dine with a native tribe and enjoy the opportunity to taste some authentic native food.
    • Enjoy a traditional Iban warrior dance.
    • Stay overnight in a lodge close to an Iban longhouse.
    • Go jungle trekking.
    • Trek to Enseluai Waterfall.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    A great experience! The highlight was the chance to be amongst the people living in the longhouse, so friendly people.
    Holland, 2009

    It was a lovely time, we love the boat ride, being in the jungle and meeting the natives.
    Germany, 2009

    We were drinking the local homemade wine, singing and dancing!
    Australia, 2009

    The Ibans are the most friendly people, it is hard to imagine they were once cutting off heads!
    Switzerland, 2009

    It is an awesome experience!
    South Africa, 2009

    Sarawak is a beautiful country with so much charm.
    Sweden, 2009

    The longhouse dwellers went out of their way to make us feel at home. I have never seen so many children living under one roof!
    New Zealand, 2009

    At first we felt awkward coming to a whole bunch of stranger’s house but I think they are used to it. Every family we visited, they welcome and toast their home made wine. My girlfriend who doesn’t drink much was red like a lobster and dancing with the locals their traditional dance. It was a funny sight!
    Italy, 2009

    We had a lovely trip and brief insight of the Iban’s lives. They must be the most accommodating people in the world. The only thing that “spoilt” our trip was this couple who was complaining about everything being dirty. If they expected 5 star amenities in the remote area, they should have mind to stayed at home. What were they thinking when they book the tour????
    United Kingdom, 2009


  3. Lemanak Longhouse
    LMK-03 3D/2N LEMANAK LONGHOUSE
    SIC Departure: Daily
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    Longhouses conjure up images of a simple wooden structure built on stilts in the jungle. For protection in days gone by, the houses of individual families were joined together to make one long house for the entire community. The majority of traditional Borneo longhouses are located in Sarawak.

    The long, narrow, single-verandah building is raised on stilts off the ground and divided into one long open communal area with a row of private living quarters at the back of the structure. The size of a community is determined by how many doors the longhouse has as this is an indication of how many families live there. Being raised, cool air circulates underneath the floor of the dwelling and livestock take shelter underneath. This provides protection while keeping the building cool. Longhouses are traditionally built from timber since most of the inhabitants are rural indigenous people who live in or near the forest.

    The Ibans were once warring headhunters of Borneo. The way of war was the only way for survival and prosperity. Now, most Ibans are devout Christians but they still continue to observe their traditional ceremonies and festivals. They are also one of the most friendly and hospitable people. Visitors are always welcome and be made to feel like family almost immediately. Sharing of homemade rice wine called ‘tuak’ is a symbolic gesture to extend their heartfelt welcome to their guests. Many of them are happy to share with visitors their culture and experiences. If you are lucky, they may even show you the skeletons of their enemy’s heads!

    Highlights:

    • Visit Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
    • Shop in a native market.
    • Pepper farm visit to see this prized commodity often referred to as ‘black gold’.
    • Take a boat ride along a river through the jungle.
    • Stay overnight with the Ibans.
    • Experience the traditional food of the Ibans.
    • Participate in traditional demonstrations such as using a blowpipe and seeing first hand, the way of life of the native tribe.
    • Take a nature walk.
    • Admire Ranchan Waterfall.
    • Visit a pottery factory.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    The longhouse was fascinating.
    Germany, 2009

    Kudos to the Orang Utan’s effort to save these beautiful primates. Please support them.
    Singapore, 2009

    We took a tour with Asian Overland in Borneo which we are very happy, we decided to take the longhouse tour as the extension to make our Borneo visit a well rounded one.
    South Africa, 2009

    You cannot say you have been to Borneo and not visit a longhouse!
    Australia, 2009

    The Ibans are so simple yet so friendly and humble people. So contented with the little they have.
    New Zealand, 2009

    When we arrived at the longhouse, we were greeted with all smiles. The children gathered around the adults and showed much interest in us, especially one of the lady’s blond hair. I guess they don’t see too many of them around!
    Norway, 2009

    We had a great guide who shared with us the history of the natives especially the Ibans.
    France, 2009


  4. Mulu National Park
    MULU-01 3D/2N MULU NATIONAL PARK
    SIC Departure: Daily
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    Gunung Mulu National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

    This picturesque natural wonder covers 52,865ha of primary rainforest that is dissected by several fast-flowing rivers and clear jungle streams. The oldest of Mulu’s caves started to form about five million years ago. Heavy rain and continual erosion over the years have carved out the vast subterranean system that exists today. With its deeply-incised canyons, wild rivers, rainforest-covered mountains, spectacular limestone pinnacles, cave passages and features, Mulu has many outstanding scenic qualities.

    Mulu’s four show caves are world famous and were selected for their uniqueness and beauty. You can get to Deer and Lang’s Caves via an interesting boardwalk that leads through primary forests, whilst Clearwater and Wind Caves can be reached by taking a longboat up the Melinau River or by via a 4km nature trail. These natural wonders contain a number of record breaking titles – the world’s largest cave passage is found in Deer Cave and Clearwater Cave is the longest cave in South East Asia.

    Mulu is synonymous with caves, and even though 200km of cave passages have been surveyed, this is thought to represent just 30-40% of the actual total. It is said that no traveller should visit Sarawak and not reward oneself with an exhilarating cave and rainforest experience that is unmatched anywhere else on Earth!

    Highlights:

    • Mulu National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Wind Cave – impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
    • Clearwater Cave – South East Asia’s longest cave passage.
    • Deer Cave – largest cave passage in the world.
    • Lang Cave – while the smallest cave, it has many beautiful limestone formations.
    • Walk through the rainforest on a raised boardwalk.
    • Enjoy a relaxing river boat ride.
    • Swim in a natural pool.
    • Observe the natural phenomenal of millions of bats flying at dusk in snake-like formation in their search for food.

    ** Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    It was an honor to visit such a magnificent wonder of nature.
    France, 2009

    It was so beautiful and pristine.
    Finland & Sweden 2009

    Truly a nature’s marvel.
    Russia, 2009

    It is not a wonder that Mulu is one of UNESCO’s heritage site.
    South Africa, 2009

    A sight not to be missed!
    Italy, 2009

    God’s finest work, a gift to mankind.
    Hong Kong, 2009

    The trip touch your soul in a way that I cannot even explain.
    Norway, 2009

    We stayed at the Royal Mulu, visited the caves and swam in the natural lake. It is so peaceful and tranquil.
    Germany, 2009

    One of Borneo’s pride. Some of the caves are so huge that it is mind boggling.
    Australia, 2009

    I love caves and have explored many, this is by far one of the top 3 in my list.
    Finland, 2009


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    SPLENDOURS of BORNEO (Soft Adventure)
    SB-01 SIC Departure: Kota Kinabalu to Kuching
    Departure Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
    SB-02 SIC Departure: Kuching to Kota Kinabalu
    Departure Days: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    If you have had enough of skyscrapers, museums, shopping malls and are looking for a soul-enriching experience of tranquility and peace, then slip away to the ‘Land Below the Wind’. Come to the island of Borneo, one of Malaysia’s best kept secrets!

    Borneo is also home to two of four Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak and Kinabalu Park in Sabah. Nearby, Pulau Tiga (Tiga Island) was the site for the first season of the American reality show, Survivor.

    Borneo has a bewildering diversity of flora and fauna and is host to several protected forests, nature reserves, sanctuaries and national parks. Home of many colourful ethnic communities, Borneo never ceases to arouse the sense of excitement with its exciting festivals and natural areas. Whether it’s the obscure silhouette of a baby orang utan suckling its mother as she forages for food in the forest or, a herd of rare pygmy elephants crossing a river, a group of male proboscis monkeys indigenous to the region flexing their territorial dominance, a picturesque scene of a fishermen with tattered pants pulling in his catch of the day, mountaineers scaling a majestic peak, adventurers exploring Mulu Caves or, simply lying on the sundeck beside the swaying palms of a resort, these are all images of Borneo. Besides nature, Borneo also offers world-class sailing marinas and championship golf courses as well as various accommodation options from deluxe resorts to budget hotels.

    Highlights:

    • Discover the highlights of Kuching, the largest city in the island of Borneo.
    • Visit an orang utan sanctuary in Sarawak renowned for its orangutan rehabilitation project.
    • Visit an Iban longhouse for a chance to mingle with native villagers.
    • Lunch with the Ibans to taste their simple native food.
    • Stay overnight in an Iban longhouse.
    • Explore Mount Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Enjoy a relaxing river boat ride.
    • Take a walk in the rainforest.
    • Visit Wind Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
    • Explore Clearwater Cave, South East Asia’s longest cave passage.
    • Admire Deer Cave which is the world’s largest cave passage.
    • Enter Lang Cave Mulu’s smallest cave but which contains many beautiful limestone formations.
    • See millions of bats flying in a snake-like formation as they exit caves seeking food.
    • Stop by a local souvenir bazaar in a Penan village.
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinabalu Park.
    • Admire the city highlights of Kota Kinabalu Sabah’s bustling and colourful gateway.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    We really enjoyed the longhouse and the local food market. We had an excellent and friendly guide.
    Holland, 2009

    The orang utan centre was very interesting and the visit to the longhouse was perfect. All together it was a very nice tour.
    Austria, 2009

    It was an exciting and very interesting tour and our guide  was PERFECT.
    Switzerland, 2009

    The Iban longhouse experience was a real highlight.
    Switzerland, 2009

    Everything was in order and to be able to see Mt Kinabalu was great.
    Germany, 2009

    It was a good tour, itinerary was perfect.
    Germany, 2009

    The tour is very good with lots of nature. Our guide explained everything very well.
    Holland, 2009

    Great tour, walking trail was really great, botanic garden, great lunch and great driving.
    Switzerland, 2009

    Beautiful nature and adventure.
    Germany, 2009

    The Mount kinabalu park was very nice and well kept. Our guide has convinced us to climb the mountain and we are thinking we will do so next year.
    South Africa, 2009

    We are planning to come back to Sabah again, the tour gave us a good idea where we want to visit when we come back. Thanks.
    Italy, 2009

    Beautiful nature!
    Japan, 2009

  6. Sarawak Secret With Santubong Mangrove Cruise
    SSC – 6D/5N SARAWAK SECRETS WITH SANTUBONG MANGROVE CRUISE
    SIC Departure: Daily
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    One of Sabah’s undiscovered natural gems is located one and half hours from Lahad Datu. This enormous dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah has a diverse range of flora and fauna.

    Tabin was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large number of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500ha, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of Sabah’s endangered wildlife and protected mammals. The three largest mammals of Sabah, namely Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros and banteng (Bos javanicus) are all found within Tabin.

    It’s no wonder that Tabin has been heralded as the finest wildlife viewing area in Borneo.

    Highlights:

    • Explore a mud volcano, an important feature of the forest where wild animals come in search of vital minerals
    • Enjoy jungle trekking
    • Visit an animal observation tower
    • Go on a night walk in search of nocturnal wildlife
    • Go bird watching
    • Visit Lipad Waterfall
    • Enjoy a Tabin rainforest herbal foot soak

    ** Sightings of animals are not guaranteed

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event the tour or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    Heavan for bird watchers.
    United Kingdom

    I don’t want to go back to Japan, I love Tabin!
    Japan

    Saw pygmy squirrel, pig-tailed monkey, orang utan, clouded leopard, leopard cat, flying squirrel, on the first day! Also saw pig and hornbills. Very friendly staff, can’t wait to see more animals.
    Canada

    We faced the fear of the jungle and found Tabin to be captivating!!! Food great, people friendly and we saw 2 elephants.
    Scotland

    Liked the mud volcano saw “BOB” the orang utan from tower! The wooden buildings blended in well with surroundings.
    United Kingdom

    Tabin is beautiful and precious and should remain so forever. The forest is the lung of the planet, to lose it would be to choke and die. We don’t have the right to destroy such a marvelous creation. Thank you.
    England

    Thanks for a lovely time in your resort – lots of elephants – very close!
    Germany

    The BEST!! Enjoy Tabin!! Leopards cats, hornbills, elephants, eagle, macaques, pigs, squirrels, birds, jabalis, green bird, blue birds. Fantastic!! Jurasic Park!!
    Spain

    We had the best time!! Great lodge, staff & wildlife (elephants, civet & leopard cats – Paradise!!
    Netherlands

    Sun bear, leopard cats, porcupine, civet cat, mouse dear, long tail monkeys, elephants, owls, black squirrel-wonderful (all in 48 hours) Great place!
    England

    Elephants/monkeys/mousedeer/civet cat/hornbills. It was great to stay here.
    Netherlands

    Super place. Fantastically, suprising big mud volcano and heart warming elephants.
    Singapore

    Night drive is great, look forward to second trip!
    Russia

    Linsang, leopard cat, civets, porcupine, wild boar, variety of birds.
    South Africa

    Tabin provides each diversity of experience.  Great flora & fauna, geology and hospitality.  The highlight for 2 of 3 groups of 20 undoubtedly reveal sightings of Orang Utans.  Night safaris – brilliant.
    Holland

    What a wonderful experience, I feel so privileged to be here and to share this beautiful place with the ever so kind and knowledgeable staff.  Thanks all!
    Italy

    Its been an amazing experience, I feel privileged to have visited this Reserve.  Good Luck in the future.
    United Kingdom

    Thank you all so much for the effort you put in.  Seriously enjoyed jungle life.  Keep it up, but please don’t make it too touristy.  Lots of love, Tarzan, Jane and Cheetah.
    Australia

    A beautiful place with lots of wildlife.  I was lucky enough to hear and see.  I especially liked the night safari and the mud!  Thank you so much and good luck in the future.
    Finland

    This has been incredible.  It was a great feeling to go to sleep and wake up in such amazing surroundings.  The knowledge made available really highlighted the beauty and uniqueness of it all.  Thank you !
    Norway

    Amazing, I love this place and all that come with it.
    Sweden

    Such an amazing place.  Can’t wait to revisit.
    France

  7. Sandakan Wildlife Safari (Soft Adventure)
    SWS-01 3D/2N SANDAKAN WILDLIFE SAFARI  (Soft Adventure)
    SIC Departure: Wednesday and Friday
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    Sabah is famous the world over for its adventurous and natural activities. If you have limited time in Sabah but would like to see the best the state’s best natural attractions, our Sandakan Wildlife Safari could very well be your answer. In this tour, we focus on three very unique animals; two endangered and another endemic to the state.

    Sabah has one of the world’s oldest and most detailed turtle conservation programmes. Three islands have been gazetted for turtle conservation with the most famous being Selingan Island in the Turtle Island National Park. Here endangered green and hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The sight of the turtles coming ashore each evening after nightfall remains a spectacle that attracts thousands of tourists to the idyllic island. Another must-do activity while in Sabah is a river safari in search of the proboscis monkey which is only found on the island of Borneo. Their unique features include pot bellies, large pendulous noses, thick white tails and, loud nasal honks which they make. These primates live in a single male harem of between 10- 32 animals and are mainly found in mangrove forests, swamps, rainforests and, forested land adjacent to bodies of water.

    From Sukau we visit the former capital of British North Borneo, Sandakan. Sandakan served as a major port that saw many foreigners arrive to settle and trade. Today, many tourists come to Sandakan to visit the famous Orang Utan Rehabilitation Sanctuary in Sepilok on the outskirts of the town. During World War 11, Sandakan housed a prisoner of war camp. It was home to approximately 750 British and more than 1,650 Australian prisoners who were sent to the camp during the period 1942-43. The infamous ‘Death March to Ranau’ began here where out of 2,400 prisoners, only six Australian survived. A memorial on the former camp is a sober reminder of the atrocities of war.

    Highlights:

    • Visit a world-renowned turtle conservation island.
    • Learn all about the turtle conservation programme in the Visitor Information Centre of Turtle Island National Park.
    • Watch turtles laying their eggs.
    • Visit an orang utan sanctuary renowned for its rehabilitation efforts.
    • Cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife.
    • Visit Gomantong Cave a hive of activity during the bird nesting season.
    • See proboscis monkeys, an unusual looking primate endemic to Borneo.
    • Enjoy bird watching.
    • Boat across ox-bow lakes.
    • Enjoy an optional evening river cruise.
    • See the city highlights of Sandakan, Sabah’s gateway for ecotourism destinations and rich with World War 11 history.

    ** Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book:
    I love this trip! It was just fantastic. We saw so much wildlife and it was so nice to spent time away from the city. Thank you very much!
    Holland, 2009

    It was a new experience form most tours we have taken, the tour should be more than 2 nights.
    Italy, 2009

    Nature and history, what a lovely combination. Now my sons can learn what their grandfather’s contribution to peace.
    Australia, 2009

    My husband is a war veteran and it was most memorable for us to visit Sandakan. We shed silent tears as we visited the beautifully and meaningful war museum.
    United Kingdom, 2009

    The children loved the boat ride to look for wildlife. So impressed they were by the proboscis monkeys that they asked if we could have the guide catch one to take home! We have one, a cute soft toy proboscis monkey toy!
    South Africa, 2009

    A wonderful tour highlighting the icons of Sabah, the orang utan, the funny looking monkeys with a long flat nose and turtles – thoroughly enjoyable.
    Germany, 2009

    We travel to Asian with our parents and it was one of the most enjoyable for my parents, many thanks. They loved the natured.
    France, 2009

    If you enjoy nature and seeing some animals, don’t miss this tour.
    Japan, 2009

    It was an amazing sight to see these beautiful creatures coming to shore to lay eggs.. pls stop eating turtle eggs.
    Switzerland, 2009

    We had a wonderful guide who was very funny and knowledgable. He was able to make a pair of hornbill fly out from the forest by making this funny loud voice, it was amazing!
    Finland, 2009

  8. Tabin Wildlife Experience
    TWLE-01 3D/2N TABIN WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
    SIC Departure: Daily
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    One of Sabah’s undiscovered natural gems is located one and half hours from Lahad Datu. This enormous dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah has a diverse range of flora and fauna.

    Tabin was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large number of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500ha, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of Sabah’s endangered wildlife and protected mammals. The three largest mammals of Sabah, namely Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros and banteng (Bos javanicus) are all found within Tabin.

    It’s no wonder that Tabin has been heralded as the finest wildlife viewing area in Borneo.

    Highlights:

    • Explore a mud volcano, an important feature of the forest where wild animals come in search of vital minerals
    • Enjoy jungle trekking
    • Visit an animal observation tower
    • Go on a night walk in search of nocturnal wildlife
    • Go bird watching
    • Visit Lipad Waterfall
    • Enjoy a Tabin rainforest herbal foot soak

    ** Sightings of animals are not guaranteed

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event the tour or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :

    Heavan for bird watchers.
    United Kingdom

    I don’t want to go back to Japan, I love Tabin!
    Japan

    Saw pygmy squirrel, pig-tailed monkey, orang utan, clouded leopard, leopard cat, flying squirrel, on the first day! Also saw pig and hornbills. Very friendly staff, can’t wait to see more animals.
    Canada

    We faced the fear of the jungle and found Tabin to be captivating!!! Food great, people friendly and we saw 2 elephants.
    Scotland

    Liked the mud volcano saw “BOB” the orang utan from tower! The wooden buildings blended in well with surroundings.
    United Kingdom

    Tabin is beautiful and precious and should remain so forever. The forest is the lung of the planet, to lose it would be to choke and die. We don’t have the right to destroy such a marvelous creation. Thank you.
    England

    Thanks for a lovely time in your resort – lots of elephants – very close!
    Germany

    The BEST!! Enjoy Tabin!! Leopards cats, hornbills, elephants, eagle, macaques, pigs, squirrels, birds, jabalis, green bird, blue birds. Fantastic!! Jurasic Park!!
    Spain

    We had the best time!! Great lodge, staff & wildlife (elephants, civet & leopard cats – Paradise!!
    Netherlands

    Sun bear, leopard cats, porcupine, civet cat, mouse dear, long tail monkeys, elephants, owls, black squirrel-wonderful (all in 48 hours) Great place!
    England

    Elephants/monkeys/mousedeer/civet cat/hornbills. It was great to stay here.
    Netherlands

    Super place. Fantastically, suprising big mud volcano and heart warming elephants.
    Singapore

    Night drive is great, look forward to second trip!
    Russia

    Linsang, leopard cat, civets, porcupine, wild boar, variety of birds.
    South Africa

    Tabin provides each diversity of experience.  Great flora & fauna, geology and hospitality.  The highlight for 2 of 3 groups of 20 undoubtedly reveal sightings of Orang Utans.  Night safaris – brilliant.
    Holland

    What a wonderful experience, I feel so privileged to be here and to share this beautiful place with the ever so kind and knowledgeable staff.  Thanks all!
    Italy

    Its been an amazing experience, I feel privileged to have visited this Reserve.  Good Luck in the future.
    United Kingdom

    Thank you all so much for the effort you put in.  Seriously enjoyed jungle life.  Keep it up, but please don’t make it too touristy.  Lots of love, Tarzan, Jane and Cheetah.
    Australia

    A beautiful place with lots of wildlife.  I was lucky enough to hear and see.  I especially liked the night safari and the mud!  Thank you so much and good luck in the future.
    Finland

    This has been incredible.  It was a great feeling to go to sleep and wake up in such amazing surroundings.  The knowledge made available really highlighted the beauty and uniqueness of it all.  Thank you !
    Norway

    Amazing, I love this place and all that come with it.
    Sweden

    Such an amazing place.  Can’t wait to revisit.
    France

  9. Wildlife Trail Sabah
    WTSN-01 6D/5N WILDLIFE TRAIL SABAH
    SIC Departure: Tuesday & Sunday
    Minimum: 02 paxs
    In this tour, you eat, sleep and dream nature as it takes you to one of Malaysia’s UNESCO Heritage Sites, Kinabalu Park, a former capital of British North Borneo, a turtle sanctuary island and, various natural sites along the Kinabatangan River.

    Kinabalu National Park was established as one of the country’s first national parks in 1964, and is Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed in 2000. Located in the state of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, it is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,101m), one of the highest mountains between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowlands and hill rainforests to tropical mountain forests, sub-alpine forests and dwarfed scrub on the higher elevations. It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for South East Asia and is exceptionally rich in plant species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora.

    Sabah has one of the oldest and most detailed turtle conservation programme in the world. Three islands for have been gazetted for turtle conservation with the best known being Selingan Island. Here endangered green and hawksbill turtles come ashore on most nights to lay their eggs.  The sight of the turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs after nightfall remains a spectacle that draws tourists to the idyllic island which you will be visiting as part of the tour. Another ‘must-do’ while in Sabah is the river safari in search of proboscis monkeys which are endemic to Borneo. Their unique characters are seen in their pot bellies, a large pendulous nose, thick white tail and, loud nasal honks emitted by them. These primates live in a single male harem of between 10- 32 animals and are found mainly in mangrove forests, swamps, rainforests and forested area of land adjacent to a body of water.

    Highlights:

    • Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO Heritage World Site.
    • Poring Hot Springs, known for their therapeutic properties and sulphuric minerals.
    • Canopy walk, 160m long and 40m high canopy and Menggaris trees – the ‘kings of the forest’.
    • Largest tea factory in Sabah.
    • Sandakan, Sabah’s gateway for ecotourism destinations and rich with the history of World War 11.
    • Learn all about turtles and conservation programmes at Turtle Islands National Park.
    • Watch turtles laying eggs.
    • Visit an orang utan sanctuary in Sabah renowned for its orang utan rehabilitation programme.
    • Visit Gomantong Cave, famed for bird nest harvesting.
    • River safari – cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife.
    • See proboscis monkeys – an unusual looking primate endemic to Borneo.
    • Birds watching.
    • Explore ox-bow lakes and the association flora and fauna.
    • Enjoy a night boat cruise (optional).

    ** Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed.

    Terms & Conditions of Agreement
    The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.

    Some comments from our Guest Book :
    Diverse itinerary with many interesting highlights to visit. We got to see a good part of Sabah, the many fauna and the tropical rainforest. Thank you for arranging such a fantastic tour for us.
    Australia, 2009

    My friend booked the holiday and I just came along as her husband was unable to make it. The places and locations were excellent. To see all the wildlife free, how people live and how they encourage tourism is great. The lodges we stayed in were excellent. Our guide was wonderful, a real pleasure, he was willing to help and show us around. A credit to the company!
    England, 2009

    I will have to come back!
    Italy, 2009

    To see the proboscis monkeys and the orang utans were really the highlight of our tour.
    Finland, 2009

    We did a lot of nature activities – saw the proboscis monkeys and Turtle Island. Overall, we are very happy with the tour.
    Switzerland, 2009

    To see the turtle laying eggs, to go on the river cruise and the orang utan sanctuary, all too fantastic.
    Germany, 2009

    This tour took us to all the interesting places in Sabah. When we were at lunch our guide told us that a nearby by villagers spotted the Rafflesia flower in bloom. We paid the villager a fee and he took us to see the amazing flower. We are so lucky because no one know when and where they bloom!
    France, 2009

    We enjoyed the canopy walk and a black/white giant squirrel sleeping on one of the tree branches. We are planning to come back next year and would like to ask you to help us to arrange for another tour for us. Thank you.
    Holland, 2009

    It was a privileged to see the “man of the forest,” they are so beautiful creatures..
    Sweden, 2009