3D2N Discover Lower Kinabatangan (Abai) – Kinabatangan Wetland Resort

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  • Tour Code : BC-SO-KWR3
  • Availability : Everyday
  • Duration : 3D2N
  • Departure Time : 11.30 am
  • Pick Up : Sandakan City / Airport
  • Drop Off : Sandakan City / Airport
  • Minimum Age : No Limit
  • Minimum Pax : 1 Person



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All start time are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.


Price For Year 2020

Validity: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020 (MYR/Pax For All Market)
Room TypeRate 
Single Traveller3750
Twin Sharing 2250
Triple Share1950
Child-Sharing Room with 2 Adults (5 to 11 years)1100


1) Child below 5 years old is Free of Charge.

2) Child rate: Applied to a child aged 5 – 11 years old travelling with TWO (2) paying adults.

3) In the event that only ONE (1) adult and ONE (1) child is travelling, the child pays adult package rate.


1) Add on RM390 per pax on top of the package rate stated above.


1) Tour is based on Seat-in Coach Basis and subject to weather conditions.

2) Additional surcharge will be imposed on:

  • Any early check-in or late check-out.
  • Unscheduled land transfer and boat transfer.

3) Federal Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia has imposed a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) effective from September 2017. Foreign tourists are required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check-in guest directly at the resort which is not included in the package.

4) All rate are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia & Nett (No hidden cost unless otherwise stated)

5) All passports and visas must be valid at least 06 months from the date of entry into the country destination


Things To Bring
Important Notes

Return Land Transfer

  • Sandakan Airport/Hotel > Jetty > Sandakan Airport/Hotel

Return Boat Transfer

  • Jetty > Abai (Lower Kinabatangan) > Jetty

Two Nights Accommodation

  • At Kinabatangan Wetland Resort

River Cruise

  • Entitled for FOUR (4) Scheduled river cruise (Day1 – Evening cruise, Day 2 – Morning cruise, Evening Cruise, Night Cruise)

Guided Night Walk

  • At Resort Nature Boardwalk (if weather permitting)

Full Board Meal
Free Flow Coffee and Tea
Nature Guide

Air Fare
Travel Insurance
Camera Fees (If any)
Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX)
Others not stated

Insect Repellant
Sun Block Lotion
Personal Toiletries
Birds of Borneo and Mammals of Borneo books
Headlamp / Torch Light
Leech Sock
Good walking shoes / trekking shoes
Hat & Raincoat

**Wear comfortable light cotton casual attire with short/long pants is recommended

After commencement of tour service there will be no refund in part or full, will be made for unused service/activity.

Package prices are inclusive of land and boat transfer on the check-in and check-out day only. Additional fee will be charged for unscheduled transfers which is not include in the package.

Full passport/IC number, name, nationality, gender, confirmed flight details and pick up point are required.

Sightings of wildlife animals are not guaranteed.

Tour activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.

The safe keeping of your personal belongings are at your own responsibility.

We strongly recommend that all guests take up adequate travel insurance that covers accident, loss caused by cancellations, loss of baggage, personal property, medical expenses, medical evacuation and weather disruption that caused any acitivity cancellations.

Borneo Calling shall be relieved of all its obligation and liabilities in the event and to the extent of its performance of this agreement is delay or prevented in whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limiting to, act of God, change of laws, war, riot, strikes civil unrest, fire, flood, earthquake or explosion, sale, essential construction, to the property, epidemics as confirmed by the government of Malaysia or/and act of terrorism.



Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

11:30 am
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Yacht Club Jetty.

12:00 pm
Board on boat for the journey to Abai, Kinabatangan. On the 1.5 hours cruise, Berhala Island, the prominent sandstone cliffs of World War II historical site, can be photographed from the boat. The boat journey continues towards the mangroves and villages of Abai. This cruise also offers the views of the different types of vegetation found along Sabah’s mighty Kinabatangan River. Photo opportunities shall vary from the usage of telephoto lenses for wildlife such as Macaques, wild Orang utan, Proboscis monkeys and the unique mudskippers, to wide-angle lens for landscape shots of Nipah palms, stilts of Rhizophora trees and mangrove forest.

1:30 pm
Upon arrival at the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, check-in. Lunch while your skipper conducts a briefing on the upcoming activities and advice you on recommended gears to prepare.

3:30 pm
Afternoon refreshment of coffee, tea and local Banana Fritter ‘goreng pisang’ shall be served.

4.30 pm
Set off for the afternoon river expedition in search of wildlife. This time in a smaller open-topped river boat, in search of wild Orang Utans, Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys and other wildlife.

7:00 pm
Heading back to the resort. At the meantime, admire the stunning river landscape as the sun sets. Dinner will be served at resort’s restaurant.

8:30 pm
After dinner, take a walk along the boardwalks with your headlamps or torch and look for nocturnal wildlife.

8:30 pm
Overnight at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort.


6:00 am
Early morning cruise to observe more wildlife and birdlife. Cruise to the nearby ox-bow lake, Danau Pitas, to explore the area. Enjoy your light packed breakfast while admiring the natural surroundings.

8:30 am
Continue on to visit the local fishing village, Kampung Abai. Interact with local Orang sungai from river people and observe the daily activities in this tiny fishing village.

9:30 am
Return to the KWR Resort for breakfast. The day shall be spent river cruising in the early morning, late afternoon and a night river safari after dinner.

4:30 – 7:00 pm
Hop on a boat and cruise along Kinabatangan river in search of wildlife and birdlife along the river the mangrove. Return to resort for dinner. Free at own leisure.

8:30 pm
Go for night safari cruise where you might spot nocturnal animals and birds. Overnight at Kinabatangan Wetland Resort.


8:30 am
After breakfast, check-out and return to Sandakan by boat departing at 10:00am. The 1.5 hours cruise shall pass fishing villages along the coast. Also a good chance to photograph Sandakan town from the seafront. Sandakan was also known as ‘Little Hong Kong’ in the olden days and drop off at Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty and onward transfer to your respective hotel/ airport


Boat Scheduled

SandakanKinabatangan Wetland Resort12pm
Kinabatangan Wetland ResortSandakan10 am
  • Schedule transfer only applicable on tour arrival and departure date, based on seat-in coach basis.
  • Package prices are inclusive of land transfer on the check-in and check-out day only. Additional fees will be charged for unscheduled transfer which is not included in the package.

Meal Timing

Meal TimeKinabatangan Wetland Resort
Breakfast8 am
Lunch12 pm
Dinner7.30 pm

Check In & Check Out

AccommodationCheck InCheck Out
Kinabatangan Wetland Resort 1pm9 am
  • Any request for Early Check-In OR Late Check-out there will be an additional surcharge to be imposed.


Lower Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river, flowing 560km from the mountainous interior to the Sulu Sea, is one of the most exciting and accessible places to explore the rich biodiversity of Sabah, Borneo. Along its lower reaches, where the river winds as sinuously as a snake across the flatland, it rises and spills over its bank every monsoon season to create Sabah greatest freshwater floodplain.

Lower Kinabatangan Segama Wetland is one of the most important wildlife refuges in Sabah Borneo which over the centuries has evolved 5 distinct habitats: waterlogged, dry forests, saline, freshwater swamps, and limestone forests. Each contributing towards the most diverse concentrations of wildlife in Borneo and certainly offers the most accessible wildlife viewing for the visitors. Besides, Lower Kinabatangan also recognized as an internationally important wetland for its undisturbed ecosystem where a number of rare, endangered, and threatened species live such as Proboscis Monkey, Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Bornean Sun Bear, and Rhinoceros Hornbill.



Kinabatangan Wetland Resort is surrounded by a secondary forest reserve. It is located within Nipah and Mangrove vegetation and is free from flood round the year. There is a 268 meters wooden walkways made from local hardwood (Belian wood) connect the jetty to reception area.

Kinabatangan Wetland Resort consists of 20 units spaciously designed deluxe chalets. All chalets are equipped with fan, private bathroom with hot & cold shower, shampoo, soap, toilet papers, 40” LED TV with selected Astro channels and air-conditioning. There is free Wifi internet access within the restaurant area. Laundry service also available at a fee. Apart from that, Kinabatangan Wetland Resort has 24 hours security personnel and 24 hours electricity supply by solar panels and a generator.

River water which undergoes water treatment and sand filtered will be supplied to the resort’s daily use. Besides, Kinabatangan Wetland Resort also practice collecting rainwater for supplements. Other than river cruises, you are free to enjoy the nature surrounding at here. Birds, monkeys such as Silvered Langur, Maroon Langur, Hose Langur, and Wild Orang Utan are regularly spotted within the area. Jungle trails via a raised boardwalk are made available for night walks and morning walks.

Why Choose Kinabatangan Wetland Resort?

  • Kinabatangan Wetland Resort is a secluded area of RAMSAR conservation.
  • The resort offers a good opportunities of privacy in the area with the wildlife and surrounded vegetation of the wetlands.
  • A good bird list that exist in the area.
  • Offer nicely build, spacious and good standard interior design chalets with an outside shower.
Room TypeFacilities
Longhouse CabinEquipped with fan, bathroom with hot shower & cold shower
Deluxe ChaletSpacious luxury room with complete amenities and an outside shower.
Kinabatangan Wetland Resort
(Resort's Area)
Types of Room At The Resort
(Longhouse Cabin & Deluxe Chalet)