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From Sandakan: Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary Day Trip

Product ID: 148373
Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to observe wildlife. Embark by boat along Sabah's longest river, viewing wildlife and birds in this virgin rainforest habitat
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel or airport in Sandakan
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover Malaysia’s lush natural scenery and wildlife with an expert local guide
  • See native animals up close on a Kinabatangan River boat safari
  • Search for primate species including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys
Full description
Meet and greet your guide at your hotel or airport in Sandakan and drive through rustic countryside studded with villages, before a short boat transfer to Borneo Nature Lodge. Take a moment for orientation and relaxation by the river before embarking by boat along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan, taking opportunities to spot wildlife and rare birds in their natural rainforest habitat.

Due to its rich ecosystem and the concentration of Borneo's endemic wildlife around the lower reaches of the Kinabatangan river, this area is acknowledged by experts to be one of the richest and easily accessible locations to find wildlife in all of Southeast Asia. Seek out characterful species of primate including the endemic Proboscis Monkeys as they settle down on treetops.

After the cruise, drive back to Sandakan for drop off at your hotel or airport. 
  • Hotel transfer in Sandakan
  • Guide
  • River boat trip
  • Tea break
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Unforgettable experience, wonderful guides

I absolutely loved this tour! It was very well organised with knowledgable guides, delicious food and my tour group were lucky enough to view some spectacular wildlife (A Pygmy Elephant!!). Very last minute, I decided to stay overnight instead of just doing the day trip. My guide, Wong, couldn’t have been more accommodating and arranged for me to stay on. The whole trip was completely unforgettable. Thank you

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August 14, 2019

Beautiful experience .. orangutans crocodiles nasal monkeys, macaque many birds a lot of nature ... an experience to do advice to all good lunch included and snack break with coffee and fried banana excellent guide and transfer

November 26, 2019

Far away but worth it.

Very nice river ride - we spotted monkeys, birds and crocodiles. Friendly, personable guide. A little too much time in the car if you book from Sandakan but that's hard to avoid.

October 12, 2019

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Borneo Starcruise Sdn Bhd

Product ID: 148373