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Sukau Rainforest Lodge

from £469 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

Explore the rainforest of Borneo by staying two nights at one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, an award given for outstanding wildlife, conservation and sustainability programmes. Sakau Rainforest Lodge is located in the luscious jungle, so you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty and incredible animal encounters here. Keep your eyes open and binoculars at the ready in search for proboscis monkeys, macaques, hornbills, crocodiles and of course wild orangutans.
During your stay, you’ll be able to enjoy a few unforgettable excursions, including watching curious orangutans at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, floating along the Kinabatangan River, and learning all about the flora and fauna with a naturalist guide. Add on this amazing rainforest stay to your Borneo holiday for a truly unique experience.

Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in nature by staying at this award winning ecolodge
  • Observe feeding time at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
  • Visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre that rescue and rehabilitate these incredible bears
  • Enjoy river tours on the Kinabatangan river in search of wildlife and birds
  • Take educational walks and presentations by the in-house naturalist guide

Details

Day 1

Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre & Sun Bear Conservation Centre

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for an early morning flight to Sandakan. After arrival at Sandakan Airport, drive for approximately 30 minutes to the world’s largest Orangutan Rehabilitation centre at Sepilok.  Enjoy a gentle walk through the rainforest on the boardwalks to the free roaming area and feeding platform. At 10:00am it is feeding time and the orangutans generally visit to interact and enjoy their breakfast.

Visit the adjacent Sun Bear Conservation Centre, where you will learn about the project to rescue the sun bears. This is the perfect place to see these amazing bears and watch them search for honey.

After lunch you will transfer to Sukau Rainforest lodge where you can check in (superior room with twin beds) and take in your surroundings perched on the bank of the Kinabatangan river. Enjoy some afternoon tea before heading out into the wild on your first river cruise in search of wildlife and birds. Enjoy a candle lit dinner overlooking the river followed by a presentation from the naturalist guide.

Overnight: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 2

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Wake up to the early to the calls of nature and take an early morning river trip to the unique Pitas Oxbow lake in search for wildlife and birds. After breakfast you embark on an educational tour along the Hornbill Boardwalk located behind the lodge with the in-house naturalist.

In the afternoon enjoy another river cruise in search for wild orangutan, silver leaf monkeys, tree snakes, macaques and much more.

Overnight: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Day 3

Sukau Rainforest Lodge & Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, transfer back to Sandakan where you will enjoy an early lunch upon arrival before proceeding to the airport for your afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

For those taking the evening flight back to Kota Kinabalu you have the opportunity to visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre where you can explore the rainforest from the canopy walk and hanging bridge. Discover various species of flora in the botanical garden before making a short visit to the Sandakan Memorial Park on the way to the airport.

Join the movement of a plastic free environment by bringing your own refillable water bottle with you. 

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in a twin room with private bathroom
  • Return flights from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  • Transfers and tours with a local English-speaking guide in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees and activities as described in the itinerary
  • 2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch and 2 x Dinner

What’s Not Included:

  • Optional tours
  • National Tourism Tax (paid locally to the resort)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc
  • Drinks with meals

Please note that refurbishment works will take place on the superior rooms from 10 November 2019 – 30 January 2020. During this time the Borneo Villas are still available for guests to stay in and all the facilities and services are available as normal at the lodge. Work will be carried out daily from 8:00am – 17:00pm and everything will be done to minimise any noise.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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