3D2N Kinabatangan River Adventure
Embark on a journey through the lush landscapes of Sandakan, Bilit, and the Kinabatangan River. Over the course of three days, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of this region and encounter some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. From river cruises to early morning birdwatching, this trip promises an experience like no other. Let’s dive into the details of your incredible journey.
Day 1: A Wildlife Safari Awaits
Arrival and Welcome
Your adventure begins in the afternoon when our team picks you up from your respective hotel. From there, you’ll journey to Bilit by the Kinabatangan River and onward to the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort. As you arrive at the resort, our friendly team will greet you warmly, and you’ll enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Following this, we’ll provide a detailed briefing, offering insights into the resort’s routes and safety protocols.
Check-in and Room Comfort
Once you’ve settled into the resort, it’s time to check into your room. The resort offers cozy and well-appointed accommodations to ensure a comfortable stay during your wildlife adventure. Take a moment to relax, freshen up, and soak in the natural surroundings.
River Cruise: A Quest for Wildlife
At 1600 hours, the real adventure begins with a river cruise that takes you deep into the heart of wildlife territory. The Kinabatangan River is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, and you’ll have an excellent chance to spot proboscis monkeys, orangutans, macaques, pygmy elephants, a variety of bird species, and more. As you glide along the river, the sights and sounds of the jungle will envelop you, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Dinner Amidst Nature
After an exhilarating river cruise, return to the resort, where a delicious dinner awaits you. Dining amidst the natural ambiance of the jungle is a unique experience that adds a touch of magic to your journey. Share stories of your wildlife encounters with fellow travelers as you savor a delectable meal.
Nightfall in the Jungle
As the day winds down, there’s still more to explore if you wish. You have the option to take an evening stroll to further immerse yourself in the jungle’s nighttime atmosphere. Afterward, return to the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort for a peaceful and restful overnight stay. Falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle is an experience like no other.
Day 2: Exploring Bilit and the Kinabatangan River
Morning Wildlife Cruise
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you’ll embark on an early morning river cruise. This is a prime time for observing the river’s incredible biodiversity. The tranquil waters offer the perfect reflection of the surrounding jungle, making it easier to spot wildlife. Binoculars and cameras are a must as you keep watch for rare bird species and elusive mammals.
Trekking to Ox-Bow Lakes
Following your cruise, the adventure continues as you journey to the Ox-Bow Lakes. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore the pristine rainforest and discover hidden gems of nature. Trekking through the lush terrain, you’ll encounter unique flora and fauna, making this an excellent opportunity for nature enthusiasts and photographers.
Lunch and Leisure
Return to the resort for a well-deserved lunch, where you can savor a selection of delectable dishes. Afterward, take some time to relax and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you.
Evening River Expedition
In the late afternoon, another thrilling river adventure awaits. As you cruise along the Kinabatangan River once more, be on the lookout for any creatures you may have missed during your morning exploration. The changing lighting conditions offer a fresh perspective on this vibrant ecosystem.
Dinner and a Night in Nature
After your eventful day, return to the resort for a sumptuous dinner. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travelers, making new friends along the way. As the night falls, you’ll retire to your comfortable accommodations for a peaceful night’s sleep, surrounded by the enchanting sounds of the rainforest. (B/L/D)
Day 3: A Morning Serenade
Wake Up to Nature's Symphony
As dawn breaks, you’ll be serenaded by the calls of gibbons and the melodious hornbills. It’s a gentle reminder that another exciting day of wildlife encounters awaits.
Morning River Cruise: A New Day of Discovery
Rise and shine, and prepare for an early morning river cruise along the Kinabatangan River. The early hours are a prime time for wildlife activity, and you’ll have the opportunity to observe more of Borneo’s unique fauna and avifauna. Keep your camera ready for those unforgettable moments.
Breakfast Amidst Wilderness
Upon returning to the resort, a hearty breakfast will be served. Enjoy your meal while surrounded by the lush greenery and the tranquil river. It’s a perfect opportunity to reflect on your wildlife sightings and recharge for the day ahead.
Check-Out and Fond Farewell
After breakfast, it’s time to check out from the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort. However, your journey isn’t quite over yet.
We’ll arrange your transportation for the return journey to Sandakan. Whether you have a flight to catch or are returning to your hotel in Sandakan, we’ll ensure a smooth and comfortable transfer. As you leave the natural wonders of Bilit and the Kinabatangan River behind, you’ll carry with you the memories of an exceptional wildlife adventure.
Tour Code : AG 307
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Departure : 1230
Min. Pax : 2
Meals Plan : Full board