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Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest as you discover the many species of Borneo’s exotic birds in Sandakan. This tour also includes a trip to the orangutan and sun bear conservation centres where you can catch a glimpse of the awesome mammals.

Tour Highlights:

  • Stay in Sepilok Nature Resort
  • Explore Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • Stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
  • Birding at Kinabatangan River during river cruise
  • Check out the orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Learn about the smallest bears the sun bears at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Day 01: Sandakan - Sepilok - Rainforest Discovery Centre

Arrive Sandakan, meet and transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort. Birding at Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Overnight at Sepilok area. (D)

Day 02: Rainforest Discovery Centre

Birding at Rainforest and Rainforest Discovery Centre. Overnight at Sepilok area. (B/L/D)

Sepilok (Rainforest Discovery Centre) is home to: Bornean Bristlehead, Diard's Trogon, Banded Kingfisher, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Hooded Pitta, Black-and-Crimson Pitta, Scarlet Minivet, Red-bearded Bee-Eater, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-bellied Munia, Indian Cuckoo, White Fronted Falconet , Oriental dwarf Kingfishers, Scarlet Rumped Trogon, Red-Naped Trogon, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Great Slaty-woodpecker, White bellied-woodpecker, Velvet Fronted-Nuthatch, various bee-eaters, bulbuls, flowerpeckers, sunbird, drongos, hornbills, among others.

Day 03: Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Birdwatching around Sepilok area in the morning with a chance of encounter with Orang Utan feeding and brief visit to Sun Bear Conservation Centre. At noon, we depart to Sukau on a 2.5 hr boat journey on Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan. Brief stops along the way when there are bird and wildlife sightings. Lower Kinabatangan is home to 210 species of birds. Check into the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Join an afternoon cruise for bird watching. (B/L/D)

Sukau is home to: Bornean Ground-Cuckoo, White Bellied Fish Eagle, Lesser Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Wallaces Hawk Eagle, White Chested Babbler, Brown Barbet, Blue Eared Kingfishers, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Black-eared Kingfisher, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Pied Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatchers, Oriental Darter, Jerdon's Baza, Buffy Fish Owl, Brahminy Kite, White-fronted Falconet, Great Egret, Bornean Bristlehead, Black-and-Yellow Broadbills, Bat Hawk, Oriental Bay Owl, Brown Wood Owl, Great Billed Heron , Blue Headed Pitta, Blue Winged Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Black Headed Pittas, Crested Fireback, Storm's Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Scarlet Rumped Trogon, Red-Naped Trogon, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White Crowned Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Bushy Crested Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Great Slaty-woodpecker, White Bellied-woodpecker, and many others.

Please make sure that you travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Day 04 - 05: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Morning and afternoon cruise for bird watching. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Departure

Depart to Sandakan in the morning for airport drop-off. (B/L)

Includes

Tours and transfers, accommodations and meals as specified, entrance fees and English speaking birding guide.

Excludes

Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned.

  • Sun block lotion
  • Swimwear
  • Personal toiletries
  • Torch light
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Raincoat

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.