The Biodiversity of Borneo
18 Days, Fully Inclusive from Sandakan to Jakarta.
Minimum of 6 and a Maximum of 12 guests.
From AU$9,950 per person
(Single supplement available on request)
This privately guided small group expedition showcases the Biodiversity of Borneo. An ideal expedition for those wanting to experience the best the island has to offer. From the scenic Kinabatangan River and Dannum Valley in Sabah, through the picturesque Mulu National Park in Sarawak to the spectacular rainforests and Orang-Utans of Tanjung Puting National Park, we gain an insight to what the entire island once looked like and marvel at the biodiversity that exists in the heart of the Malay Archipelago.
Our Journey begins in Sandakan where we travel by boat along the spectacular lower Kinabatangan River to our destination in Sukau. Here we spend three days taking boat journeys out along the waterways in the early mornings and late afternoons in search of wildlife. From here we travel to the Dannum Valley conservation area to spend three days exploring this pristine and undisturbed tropical wilderness. Then we transfer via Kota Kinabalu to Mulu National Park in northern Sarawak. We have two days to discover the caves that make the region famous. From Mulu we travel to Kalimantan Tengah to visit Tanjung Puting National Park. He we are surrounded by spectacular rainforest and peat swamp environments, the preferred habitats of the endemic proboscis monkeys and Orang-Utans. We will spend time walking through the park and visiting the world famous Camp Leakey.
DAY 1. ARRIVAL DAY
On arrival at Sandakan, guests will be met and transferred to our local hotel where we will have a briefing and introductory session.
DAYS 2 – 5. SANDAKAN & THE KINABATANGAN RIVER, SABAH.
We will spend 3 full days on the Kinabatangan River, described as Malaysia’s gift to the earth. The Kinabatangan is home to 10 species of primates, a myriad of bird species as well as the elusive Bornean elephant. On our return to Sandakan we will visit Sepilok Orang-Utan rehabilitation Centre and Labuk bay Proboscis Reserve to view these unique monkeys up close.
DAYS 6 – 9. DANNUM VALLEY, SABAH.
From the Kinabatangan we head to the Danum Valley Conservation Area. A 43,800 Hectare expanse of pristine and undisturbed tropical flora and fauna in the eastern part of Sabah. This pristine Rainforest is also home to more than 340 species of Birds, 124 species of Mammals, 72 species of Reptiles, 56 species of Amphibians and an average of 200 species of plants per hectare.
DAYS 10 – 12. MULU NATIONAL PARK, SARAWAK.
From Dannum valley we travel to Gunung Mulu national park. Gunung Mulu National Park covers 544 square km in northern Sarawak and is one of Malaysia\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is famous for its impressive caves, which include the World’s largest cave passage, the World’s largest natural cave chamber, and the longest cave in South East Asia. We walk through the jungle on plank walkways and go by boat to visit the show caves.
DAYS 13 – 17. CAMP LEAKEY & TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK.
From Sarawak we travel to Kalimantan Tengah to visit Tanjung Puting National Park and the landmark Camp Leakey.
Tanjung Puting is the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of southern Borneo. Tanjung Puting is recognized as one of the most important and outstanding provincial treasures in Kalimantan Tengah.
The best known animals in Tanjung Puting are the Orang-Utans, made famous through the efforts of Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) based at Camp Leakey research facility. Tanjung Puting also boasts 8 other primate species including Proboscis monkeys and Gibbons. There are over 220 species of birds, two species of crocodiles, dozens of reptiles and amphibians, many of which are highly threatened species.
DAY 18. DEPARTURE DAY.
After breakfast this morning guests will be transferred to the International airport for their onward journey.
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