Tabin Wildlife Forest Reserve

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  • Tour Code : BC-LD-TW
  • Availability : Everyday
  • Duration : 2D1N Onwards
  • Departure Time : 8 am
  • Pick Up : Lahad Datu Town
  • Drop Off : Lahad Datu Town
  • 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.

TABIN WILDLIFE FOREST RESERVE TOUR

Price For Year 2020

Validity: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020 (MYR/Pax For All Market)
No. of PaxAdultChild
11 & Above 150 100
5-10 160 110
2-4 170 120
1 180 –
Rate based on Join-In-Tour basis (sharing Guide & Transportation)
PRIVATE Guide available at MYR 200/day upon request

Validity:1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 (All Market)
Room TypeRate (MYR/Pax) Nett
2D1N3D2N4D3N
Single Occupancy26553825 4695 
Twin Sharing1770 2550  3130
Triple Share ( Extra Bed- Extra Pax Rate) 9851530 1880 
Child – Sharing Room with 2 Adults (5 to 11 years) with no extra bed885 1275  1565

CHILD RATE:

1) Child rate: Child aged 5 – 11 years old traveling with TWO (2) paying adults will enjoy a 50% discount from adult’s rate provided he/she does not utilize extra bed. Full adult rate (extra pax rate) applies if extra bed is utilized.

2) Children below 5 years old without using extra bed stay free of charge (FOC).

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

SINGLE TRAVELER AND GROUP TRAVEL:

1) Single Traveler or Single Supplement Surcharge of 50% on top of the total package rate above.

2) Group Travelers: One (1) person will be FREE OF CHARGE for every fifteen (15) paying person. (Subjected to same arrival and departure flight and time).

REMARKS:

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 transfer or private transfer.

3) Lodges will be assigned on run-of-house basis.

4) 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 the hotel star level. The tax will be collected from every check-in guest directly at the resort which is not included in the package.

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

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

PACKAGE DETAILS

Includes
Excludes
Things To Bring
Important Notes

Return Land Transfer

  • Lahad Datu > Tabin > Lahad Datu (Seat-In Coach)

Accommodation

  • At Tabin Wildlife Resort

Full Board Meal
Guided Tours
Activities As Stated

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

Insect Repellant
Telescope
Binocular
Camera
Personal Toiletries
Swim Wear
Headlamp / Torch Light
Leech Sock
Comfortable Trekking Shoes
Sandal
Sun Hat & Raincoat

**Wear comfortable light cotton casual attire with long sleeve shirts & long pants is recommended

It is recommended to bring along your leech socks.

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 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.

The operator reserves the right to modify, reroute, or cancel program without giving prior notice where situation warrants.

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 activity 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.

ITINERARY

2D1N ITINERARY
3D2N ITINERARY
4D3N ITINERARY
DAY 1

Pick up from Lahad Datu town and transfer by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, located in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The journey takes approximately one and a half hours, passing by oil palm plantation and tropical rainforest.

Upon arrival, check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort which nestled next to a small river valley. The resort is linked by a boardwalk to the main lodge & dining area. For guests who check-in before 11 am, you can pay a visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects, and animals that are found in this area. Lunch will be served at the resort’s restaurant.

In the afternoon, trekking from the Elephant trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. Arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road. Free at own leisure. You can take a walk around the resort’s area to enjoy its beautiful landscapes.

After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

DAY 2

You may opt to take up a dawn drive to look for wildlife that is active at this time of the day or join the early morning bird walk to discover Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species.

After breakfast, trek through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

Check-out and enjoy your lunch before depart to Lahad Datu.

DAY 1

Pick up from Lahad Datu town and transfer by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, located in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The journey takes approximately one and a half hours, passing by oil palm plantation and tropical rainforest.

Upon arrival, check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort which nestled next to a small river valley. The resort is linked by a boardwalk to the main lodge & dining area. For guests who check-in before 11 am, you can pay a visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects, and animals that are found in this area. Lunch will be served at the resort’s restaurant.

In the afternoon, trekking from the Elephant trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. Arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road. Free at own leisure. You can take a walk around the resort’s area to enjoy its beautiful landscapes.

After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

DAY 2

Opt to join the early morning bird walk to discover Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area stop over and climb up the birds watching tower continue along the way guide will show and explained to you the Orang Utan Release Center before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.

After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

DAY 3

You may opt to take up a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day (not included in package) or simply relax at the resort. Check-out and enjoy your lunch before depart to Lahad Datu.

DAY 1

Pick up from Lahad Datu town and transfer by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, located in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The journey takes approximately one and a half hours, passing by oil palm plantation and tropical rainforest.

Upon arrival, check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort which nestled next to a small river valley. The resort is linked by a boardwalk to the main lodge & dining area. For guests who check-in before 11 am, you can pay a visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects, and animals that are found in this area. Lunch will be served at the resort’s restaurant.

In the afternoon, trekking from the Elephant trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. Arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road. Free at own leisure. You can take a walk around the resort’s area to enjoy its beautiful landscapes.

After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

DAY 2

Opt to join the early morning bird walk to discover Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area stop over and climb up the birds watching tower continue along the way guide will show and explained to you the Orang Utan Release Center before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.

After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

DAY 3

Jungle walks nearby the resort in the morning and afternoon. After dinner, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

DAY 4

After breakfast, opt to join the early morning bird walk or simply relax at the resort. Check-out and enjoy your lunch before depart to Lahad Datu.

TOUR DETAILS

Scheduled Transfer

FromToTime
Lahad DatuTabin Wildlife Resort8 am & 12 pm 
Tabin Wildlife ResortLahad Datu1.30 pm
  • Package prices are inclusive of scheduled 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.

Check In & Check Out

AccommodationCheck InCheck Out
Tabin Wildlife Resort2pm12 pm
  • Late check-out till 1300 hrs is on request basis and subject to availability. Otherwise, a day-use rate of 50% of day-visit rate will be imposed to a maximum stay until 1800 hrs.

ABOUT TABIN WILDLIFE FOREST RESERVE

TABIN WILDLIFE FOREST RESERVE

Tabin Wildlife Forest Reserve is a nature preserve in Sabah Borneo, located approximately 48 kilometers east of Lahad Datu town. The area was declared as a wildlife reserve back in 1984. Today, Tabin has become a green pocket of primary and secondary lowland dipterocarp rainforest, its huge canopy sheltering some of the world’s endangered animals.

Day and night, Tabin rings out with a million sounds of its local residents, for example the haunting calls of gibbons, the buzz of unseen insects, the chorus of singing birds, and many more. Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Tembadau (wild cattle), Orangutans, the rare Clouded Leopard, Wild Boar, Red Leaf Monkeys, and Macaques call Tabin their home too!

Besides the wildlife, Tabin Wildlife Reserve also unique for its mud volcanoes. The seven mud volcanoes found in Tabin (some as large as a football field) are important watering holes for the wildlife in the area due to its high mineral content. Wild animals often visit the mud volcanoes in the early mornings, leaving evidence of their stopovers in the form of paw prints on the soft grey mud. Apart from that, there is a refreshing waterfall – Lipad Waterfall nestled within the forest reserve too!

Whether you’re a wild adventure seeker, a photography lover, an animal activist, or simply just someone looking out for something fun; Tabin extends her arms in welcome. Here, you’ll get a taste of nature like nowhere else.

WHAT TO DO AT TABIN?

Birdwatching:

With its wide variety of bird species, Tabin makes an excellent birdwatching spot due to its regenerated forest. Rarely-seen species such as the Speckled Piculet, Chestnut-capped Thrush, Thick-bellied Flowerpecker are found here. A one-hour guided tour around the grounds of Tabin Wildlife Resort early in the morning or late in the evening can be arranged. Just listening to the distinctive calls of the birds is already quite amazing. It’s also possible to join a group of avid birdwatchers who would be more than happy to have you tag along with them. They’re easily recognizable by the binoculars around their necks, a high-powered telescope in one hand, and a bird guide book in the other.

Trekking to the Lipad Waterfalls:
About 3km away from Tabin resort, through secondary regenerative forest and sections of muddy path is the Lipad Waterfalls, also known as Twin Waterfalls. During the rainy season, the high volume of water creates a second stream of water that plunges into the pool below. A swim in the pool is well worth the effort to get there. The trek to the waterfalls is fairly easy and takes about an hour and a half.

Trekking to the Lipad Mud Volcano:
The Lipad mud volcano, situated in a clearing fringed by the forest about 2km away, is the nearest mud volcano to Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The ground here is grey, soft, and free of vegetation. The volcano spews out fresh mud every day. You can either trek along the laterite road all the way or jump on a pick-up truck to the forest entrance, from which the mud volcano is merely 700m away. A visit in the early morning is advised as that is the time animals come to drink from the mud volcano. There is a viewing tower nearby to watch Borneo wildlife animal comings and goings. It is believed that the mud has regenerative properties that are good for human skin. Take the opportunity to slather yourself with the mud for an instant facial before trekking back to camp.

Night safari:
Hop onto the back of a pick-up truck for a night safari tour. Guides use powerful torch lights to sweep the pitch-black night landscape in search of nocturnal animals such as Civets, Leopard Cats, Flying Squirrels, and owls. The slow drive along the road is an opportunity to see the wild animals and also to enjoy the beautiful night sky studded with stars you hardly see in the city skyline. Bring a light sweater or jacket as it gets chilly at night. In the unlikely event that you don’t spot even one animal, the drive itself is a pleasant experience to enjoy the cool surroundings and the occasional calls of the wild.

ACCOMMODATION

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Tabin Wildlife Resort offers two types of lodges – the River Lodge and Hill Lodge. River Lodges nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects, and small mammals. There is a private balcony in every single lodge where you can appreciate the sights and sounds of the jungle. Hill Lodges are built along the forested hill and offer beautiful views of the jungle as well as much privacy. All rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, come with ceiling fans and hot shower facilities, a welcome luxury in the forest. Resort’s restaurant – Lipad Café, surrounded by lush green forest, can easily accommodate about 60 people at one time, serves both local and western cuisine. The restaurant opens daily from 7 am to 10 pm. Alcoholic drinks & snacks available for sale at here as well.

About River Lodges:

  • 10 units of authentic Borneo timber bungalows.
  • Nestled beside Lipad River
  • Each housing a twin-bedded or double-bedded room with en-suite bathroom, hot water shower, private balcony overlooking Lipad river, and ceiling fan.
  • Can accommodate up to 3 pax per lodge.
  • Linked by an inter-connecting timber boardwalk to the Sunbird Cafe.

About Hill Lodges:

  • 10 units of authentic Borneo timber bungalows.
  • Nestled at the forested hill.
  • Each housing a twin-bedded or double-bedded room with en-suite bathroom & hot water shower, private balcony overlooking hillside forest or Lipad river, and ceiling fan.
  • Can accommodate up to 3 pax per lodge.
  • Linked by an inter-connecting timber boardwalk to the Sunbird Cafe.
Tabin Wildlife Resort
(Resort's Area)
Types of Lodges
(River Lodge & Hill Lodge)