8-Day Borneo Sabah Adventure

Tour Route: Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Abai - Sukau - Danum Valley - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu

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  • Tour Code: ODY-MY-003
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: Arrival, Kota Kinabalu

Upon arrival in Kota Kinabalu, our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight: Kota Kinabalu

Day 2: Kinabalu Park Adventure

This morning, you will take a scenic 2 hours' drive to Kinabalu Park. Passing by villages and paddy fields, make a brief stop at Nabalu Market. On arrival, enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. As one of the most important biological sites in the world with more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna, it is an ideal place to get close to nature.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Later, depart for the Poring Hot Spring. Here you can soak yourself in the water to smooth the sore muscles or hike 20 minutes to try the Canopy Walkway. After the tour, return to Kota Kinabalu for overnight.

Note: As Poring Hot Spring is a public area, you may expect a big crowd of visitors and locals during weekends & public holidays.

Overnight: Kota Kinabalu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Kinabatangan River

Wake up early and then head to the airport for your flight to Sandakan.

On arrival, you will visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Proceed to the free roaming area feeding platform, where you can view the younger Orangutans learn to be outside and play a large climbing frame. Nearby is the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

Later, depart to jetty for an hour boat cruise up to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. After arrival, enjoy lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant and then check into the Abai Jungle Lodge.

In the late afternoon, you will experience a cruise to search for wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner and continue to explore the “Jungle at night” at the nature boardwalk with your nature guide.

Note: Day 3 - Day 7 are join-in tours.

Overnight: Abai Jungle Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Abai - Sukau

Early morning, take a river trip to Pitas Oxbow Lake to observe wildlife. Back to the lodge for breakfast, and then you will learn about the Tree Planting Project.

After enjoying lunch arranged by the villagers at Abai Village, the boat will cruise up the river to Sukau Village in search of primates especially the wild orangutans, birds, pygmy elephant, and other wildlife. Upon Arrival at Sukau, check in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.

In the late afternoon, take another river cruise to Menanggul River, a small tributary of the Kinabatangan. After the tour, return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sukau - Danum Valley

Have an early breakfast and then depart for Lahad Datu town. On arrival, proceed to Borneo Nature Tours office for registration and briefing. You will check into Borneo Rainforest Lodge around noon and enjoy lunch here.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a walk through Nature Trails and Canopy Walkway for a close-up observation of the rainforest. Back for dinner, and then continue with a Night Drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animals.

Overnight: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Danum Valley

This morning, you will have a Jungle Trek to the Kadazandusun burial site - “Coffin Cliff”, followed by “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of the area.

Return to the lodge for lunch and have a short break. In the afternoon, you might continue a Jungle Trek or go for a relaxing session of “tubing” down the Danum River (subject to weather and water level condition).

After dinner, take a Night Walk in search of nocturnal animals.

Overnight: Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Danum Valley - Lahad Datu - Kota Kinabalu

Today is free for you to do some exploration on your own before heading to Lahad Datu Airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival, be met by your private guide and escorted to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight: Kota Kinabalu
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Kota Kinabalu, Departure

Enjoy some free time before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to next destination.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.


Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.



Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.


Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.


Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.


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