TRAVEL BY INTEREST
The majority of Sabah's iconic wildlife is found in the East coast nature reserves between the towns of Sandakan and Lahad Datu. Budget-conscious travellers will want to check out the Kinabatangan River whilst those on a quest for Sabah's rare & endemic species should not miss out on Danum Valley and Tabin Wildlife Reserve. An overnight stay at Turtle island will allow you to witness the magical laying & hatching of baby turtles and a trip to Sepilok sanctuaries will bring you up close to Sabah's endangered orangutans and elusive sunbears.
Multi-destination wildlife itineraries
With so many great places to see wildlife, why stop at just one destination? The multi-destination itineraries below will take you seamlessly from one biodiversity hotspot to the next on Sabah's East coast, taking the hassle out of planning your trip. If you can't find a combination that suits your time, special interests or budget, just ask us for a custom itinerary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climbing, hiking & caving
Looking for altitude? Scale Mount Kinabalu and watch the sunrise from 4095m above sea level at Low's Peak or leave the crowds behind and climb Sabah's second highest (yet more difficult!) peak at Mount Trus Madi. Prefer to keep things a little flatter? Take a trek through Maliau Basin and experience Sabah's remote interior with beautiful waterfalls and challenging terrain. Mulu National Park in Sarawak boasts some of the world's most spectacular caves as well as pristine rainforest and great trekking.
Culture & local communities
Turn your visit to Borneo into an opportunity to support traditional communities through a longhouse or homestay visit. Your trip will directly benefit the communities hosting you and offer you a unique insight into the daily rituals and lives of your hosts. The coffee-farming Dusun in Kiau village, longhouse-dwelling Iban in Batang Ai and ex-head hunting Murut in Orou Sapulot all share a love for rice-wine and tales of the past, a visit to any of these communities will be an experience to remember!
Day trips from Kota Kinabalu
Leave the city behind and take your pick from these family-friendly activities within a couple of hours of Kota Kinabalu. Rafting, trekking, culture & wildlife, the choice is yours! We even offer a daily shuttle from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan and Sepilok which stops off at Mount Kinabalu, Poring hot springs and Sabah Tea Plantation allowing you to travel over to the East coast and see a few sights along the way.
Hike through primary jungle, pineapple fields, rubber plantations and rice paddy's to the top of Mount Nuluh Lingion, in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. Learn more about the local Dusun culture and coffee farming methods in Kiau village and sample local Dusun food before returning to Kota Kinabalu...Learn more