Experience our version of the fantastic Big 5! Canada One Travel’s newly designed 6 days/5 nights Borneo Big 5 Wildlife Tour is one our coolest packages now on offer! After years of researching and learning how best to deliver the Big 5 travel goods, we are now proud to deliver. Come specifically just to see orangutans, proboscis monkeys, hornbills, pygmy elephants and crocodiles!
DAY 1 SANDAKAN – SEPILOK ORANG UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE – SUKAU (L/D)
On arrival at Sandakan Airport, transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs, and then proceed to watch a video show.
After lunch, transfer to Sandakan jetty for 2½ hours boat journey to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah’s longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife.
Take a river cruise using electric motor in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy candle light dinner overlooking the riverbank followed by slide show and interpretation by naturalist guide. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.
DAY 2 SUKAU (B/L/D)
Take a 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, proceed for an educational tour along the lodge’s Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.
DAY 3 SUKAU (B/L/D)
Free at leisure or join optional tours to try our foot spa, batik painting. (If you have not seen any of the other Big 5 by now, we will provide a special complementary tour to search for them). Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.
DAY 4 SUKAU – DANUM VALLEY (B/L/D)
Proceed 27 km overland to Gomantong Caves. Trek 20 minutes through the rainforest to the cave entrance to learn about the cave faunas including bats, swiftlets and crabs among others. When in season, witness the collecting of birds’ nests by the local people.
Proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu for lunch. Drive 83km to the award winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Explore nature trail and nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits we go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals. Stay
Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Deluxe Room).
DAY 5 DANUM VALLEY (B L/D)
Early morning birdwalk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to waterfall for refreshing dip in rock pools. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, explore more trails leading to canopy walkway. Stay overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Deluxe Room).
DAY 6 DANUM VALLEY – KOTA KINABALU (B/L/D)
Morning Trek in search of mammals and birds. Return to the Lodge for lunch before departing for Lahad Datu. Take the afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu.
Please bring along swim wear, towels, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, drinking water bottle, insect repellent, torchlight, hat, binoculars, leech socks, walking shoes & raincoat.
Please note that the group size will be less than eight persons except on the journey by speedboat from Sandakan to Sukau (12 person maximum). Please make sure you are holding an air ticket to Sandakan.