On February 21, 2015, we are bound to explore the unique Borneo!
The tropical rainforest and the pristine coral reefs await us!
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We shall stroll around the busy Kuala Lumpur, we shall cruise in Kinabatangan River, walk in Bilit rainforest, trek in Danum valley and dive the astonishing Sipadan reef.
Our International flights:
1 EK 106 21FEB ATHDXB 1525 2205
2 EK 408 22FEB DXBKUL 0300 1350
3 EK 343 5MAR KULDXB 0110 0420
4 EK 105 5MAR DXBATH 0955 1320
3590 euro per person sharing a double room (calculated for 10 participants)
22 February 2015
KLIA to Kuala Lumpur City Hotel
23 February 2015
Novotel City Hotel Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan Airport (preferably 1st flight) or hotel. Proceed to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Watch the video show documentary rehabilitation at orphaned Orang Utan before taking a boardwalk through the lowland rainforest to view the feeding platform. Witness the feeding of Orang Utan at 1000hrs. Continue the journey (approx 2 hrs) to Bilit Rainforest Lodge located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. Upon arrival at Bilit Jetty. Take a boat transfer to the lodge. Welcome drink, short briefing and check-in. Lunch at Bilit Restaurant. At 1600hrs join a river cruise in search of endemic Proboscis monkeys, different species of birds and other wildlife along the river bank. Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
Early Morning Cruise or Jungle Trek to Ox-Bow Lake for bird watching. Return to lodge for late breakfast. Free at leisure. Lunch at Bilit Rainforest Lodge Restaurant. At 1600hrs join a river cruise in search of more primates and wildlife along the Kinabatangan River bank. Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
Depart for Danum Valley.
Drive for approx, 4 ½ hours to reach Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Along the way, wildlife may be spotted. Lunch at jungle lodge. Afternoon, guided nature trail by the lodge experienced naturalists. Canopy walkway to see wildlife. Dinner. Nature slide presentation on wildlife, ecology & activities in Danum Valley. Night drive in an open jeep with a spotlight in search of wildlife. Return to jungle lodge and overnight.
At 0630hrs, bird watching at Bill’s Corner -optional. Return to jungle lodge for breakfast. Proceed for nature trails with the lodge experienced naturalists through the undisturbed riverside and lowland dipterocarp forest. Visit ancient Dusun Burial site and trek up to View Point. Return to lodge for lunch. Extended hike to look for orang utans. Birds & other wildlife along nature trails. Dinner. Optional night guided walk to see wildlife or drive in an open jeep to search for more wildlife. Return to the lodge and overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
At 0630hrs proceed for early jungle walk and bird watching before breakfast. Brief visit to the waterfalls, pools and hike upstream. After lunch, depart for Lahad Datu. Transfer out. [Breakfast, Lunch] Overland to Semporna – Drop at Sipadan Mabul Resort Jetty, speedboat transfer to Mabul island.
What to bring (rainforest):-
Raincoat, hat, insect repellent, sun lotion, swimwear, towel, torch & toiletries. Use good walking shoes. A pair of leech socks or thick socks. Comfortable cotton t-shirt and long pants are recommended.
27Febuary till 4 March 2015
Sipadan Mabul divers
Due to marine park regulations, there is a strictly observed maximum number of divers diving the Sipadan island daily. This package includes 1 day guaranteed diving at Sipadan Island. During the rest 3 diving days we shall dive the islands of Mabul and Kapalai, famous of their top quality macro diving.
Transfer to Tawau airport and flight to Kuala Lumpur. Early moring 5 March, International flight out.
Included in the price :
The airline return tickets and all transfers to and from hotels and airports . Airport taxes. All tours mentioned in the program.
Breakfast in Kuala Lumpur, full board in the rest of the trip.
4 diving days for 3 dives per day.
The travel insurance.
Diving equipment rental
Sipadan park permit.
Adverse weather conditions may change the activities affected by them ! Announced hotels are available at this moment , a fact which is always subject to change !
The price is calculated on the current euro- dollar rate and may change if the rate changes dramatically.
The price is calculated on the current value of the internal flight. Delay in issuance of it may affect the price.
This price includes flights from Athens, Greece. For international participants please contact us.