Sandakan/Sukau/Oxbow Lake (3D/2N)

Sandakan/Sukau/Oxbow Lake (3D/2N)

Get acquainted with Borneo's natural side and admire its untamed beauty as you meet some of the island's wildest inhabitants!


This package offers nature lovers a chance to get close to a wide variety of Borneo's unique wildlife. Immerse yourself in nature and meet some of the island's most famous inhabitants, like the Proboscis monkey and of course, the famous 'jungle man', the Orang Utan!

Day 1: Sandakan to Sukau

Your first destination after your arrival at Sandakan airport is the well known Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Initially set up to rehabilitate orphaned orang utans in 1964, this centre has developed into a major draw for tourists, providing a window into the life of the orang utan.

In the afternoon, you'll begin your two hour boat ride to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, located along Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan. Lean back and marvel as you pass untouched mangroves, wetlands and rainforests. After checking in and refreshing yourself, hop into a river boat for a two hour cruise along the Kinabatangan River to see the Proboscis monkeys as they settle down for the night on treetops. Wrap up an amazing day with a slide show conducted by a naturalist guide after dinner.

Day 2: In Sukau

Enjoy the cool morning breeze as you cruise up Kinabatangan River to view the birds and animals that are part of this diverse ecosystem. If the weather permits, take a short jungle walk to Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake, a traditional fishing ground for an indigenous tribe. Help preserve Borneo's wild side by participating in an ongoing tree planting conservation project in the region.

Another river cruise in the afternoon allows you the chance to admire the sheer diversity of wildlife sustained by the Kinabatangan River. For the more adventurous at heart, an optional night safari cruise offers the chance to get close to noctornal animals, including crocodiles and night birds.

Day 3: Sukau to Sandakan

Journey back to Sandakan in the morning after breakfast. In the afternoon, pay homage to the sacrifices made by Allied soldiers who served in Borneo at the Australian War Memorial located in town before departing for Kota Kinabalu by flight.

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Kinabatangan River

Proboscis monkey

Kelenanap Ox-Bow Lake

Night safari cruise


Australian War Memorial

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