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.
- 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.
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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.
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!
I will have to come back!
To see the proboscis monkeys and the orang utans were really the highlight of our tour.
We did a lot of nature activities - saw the proboscis monkeys and Turtle Island. Overall, we are very happy with the tour.
To see the turtle laying eggs, to go on the river cruise and the orang utan sanctuary, all too fantastic.
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!
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.
It was a privileged to see the “man of the forest,” they are so beautiful creatures..