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Availability : Everyday
Min Age : No Limit

Validity: 1 Jan 2019 – 31 Mar 2021 (All Market)
Room TypeRate (MYR/Pax) Nett

Deluxe Chalet

Single Traveller3750 
Twin Sharing 2250
Triple Share 1950
Child – Sharing Room with 2 Adults (5 to 11 years) 1100

Single Supplement:

1) Add on RM 390 per pax on top of the package rate stated above.

Child Rate:

1) Child rate is applicable when a child aged 5 – 11 years old travelling with TWO (2) paying adults.

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


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

2) 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.

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

4) 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 > Yacht Club Jetty > Sandakan Airport/Hotel

Return Boat Transfer

  • Yacht Club Jetty > Abai (Lower Kinabatangan) > Yatch Club 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.

Activities are subject to weather condition/departure and arrival time, and may be Re-organized to suit operational situation.

Sightings of wildlife animals are not guaranteed.

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

Tour Details

About Kinabatangan River

The Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river, is one of the most exiting and accessible places to explore the rich biodiversity of Sabah, Borneo. The river offers an incredible opportunity to see large range if wildlife including Borneo’s unique Proboscis Monkey, the Orang Utan, Bornean Pygmy Elephant, crocodiles, otters and countless rare and beautiful birds. All the eight species of hornbill found in Borneo make the area their home. 

The inhabitants of the Kinabatangan region are mostly Orang Sungai of mixed ancestry including Suluk, Bugis, Brunei, Bajaus and Chinese. A trip up the Kinabatangan River Cruise at dawn or dusk is the best opportunity to see the all the wildlife at here.

Lower Kinabatangan Segama Wetland – Sabah’s First and Malaysia’s largest Ramsar site in the state of Sabah, comprising three Forest Reserves: Trusan Kinabatangan Forest Reserve, Kulamba Wildlife reserve, and Kuala Maruap and Kuala Segama Forest Reserve. The site is recognize as an internationally important wetland for its undisturbed ecosystem.


Kinabatangan Wetland Resort – surrounded by a secondary forest reserve. It is located within nipah and mangrove vegetation and is safe from flood round the year.  Access into the resort is by wooden walkways made from local hardwood called “Belian”. Currently, the resort boasts 4 twin share rooms at its’ Longhouse Cabin which caters for traveler’s on a budget and requiring basic facilities.

In addition to this, KWR has 10 spaciously designed Deluxe chalets for guests wanting more privacy, exclusivity and more facilities. All rooms are equipped with fan, private bathroom with hot & cold shower, shampoo, soap and toilet papers. Swimming pool (coming soon), 40” LED TV with selected Astro Channels (Deluxe chalets only), and Free Wifi internet access within restaurant area, Laundry service is available at a fee. The resort has its’ own 24 hours security personnel. 24 hours electricity is supplied by solar panels and a generator. River water is supplied to the resort and undergo water treatment and sand filtered before use. We also practice collecting rainwater for supplement.

Types of Room
Room TypeFacilities
Longhouse CabinEquipped with fan, bathroom with hot shower & cold shower
 Deluxe ChaletSpacious luxury room with complete amenities and an outside shower.