Malaysia Jungles, Beach and Wildlife

Discover the very best of Malaysia’s wildlife, jungle and beaches on this ultimate itinerary.

This 11 night journey through Malaysia sees you travel from Kota Kinabalu to the Danum Valley, spending time on an island resort, before ending in the country’s capital. Float in natural hot springs, hand feed orangutans, trek through the jungle spotting proboscis monkeys and go ‘tubing’ down the Danum River. Spend three nights relaxing at Gaya Island Resort and explore Kuala Lumpur on a Heritage Trail walking tour.

Tour highlights

    • Visit Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring 
    • Revel in the chance to feed orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre 
    • Trek through the jungle on morning and evening safaris 
    • Go ‘tubing’ down the Danu River 
    • Walk through Kuala Lumpur, following its Heritage Trail


Day 1

Arrive Kota Kinabalu

Fly into Kota Kinabalu and check into Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort, your base for the next two nights. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the resort’s facilities.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

Day 2

Kota Kinabalu

Today, explore Kinabalua Park and Poring Hot Spring on a full day excursion. Travel through villages, paddy fields and stop at Nabalu Market for local produce and handicrafts before arriving at Kinabalu Park. Go on nature walks through the Botanic Garden home to a wide variety of plants, birds and butterflies. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant then drive to Poring Hot Spring. Let the natural waters soothe tired limbs and test your nerves 41 metres above the ground on a canopy walkway through the jungle.

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Kota Kinabalu / Sandakan / Sukau

Breakfast early before catching your flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival, transfer to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre for a unique chance to get up close to and feed these endangered creatures. You’ll also visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

Take a shared boat cruise to the Abai Jungle Restaurant for lunch, passing through mangrove forests; continue up river to Sukau Village in search of proboscis monkeys. Check in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge in the afternoon and take a cruise to Menanggul River. End the day with dinner at the lodge.

Accommodation: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Ox-bow/ Afternoon River Cruise

Be woken by the calls of gibbons and hornbills before your early morning wildlife river trip to Ox-bow Lake. Return for lunch, spending the afternoon at leisure before a late afternoon river cruise. There is an optional evening jungle safari.

Accommodation: Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Sukau / Lahad Datu

After an early breakfast, depart for Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge, arriving around lunchtime. Settle into your accommodation and spend the afternoon on nature treks and treetop canopy walks. Sit down for dinner before spending the evening on a night safari in search of nocturnal animals.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge

In the morning head to the Kadazandusun burial site and ‘View Point’ for the best views of the area and after lunch take to the water on a relaxing ‘tubing’ session down the Danum River. Go in search for nocturnal fauna on a night-time trek.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Danum Valley / Lahad Datu / Kota Kinabalu / Gaya Island Resort

After check out depart for your flight from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu, transfer to the jetty for a scheduled 45 minute boat journey to Gaya Island Resort, your tranquil base for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Gaya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Gaya Island Resort

Set between mangroves, coral reefs and pristine beaches, Gaya Island Resort is the ideal place to sit back and relax or head out and explore. Indulge in treatments at Spa Village Gaya Island or try your hand at deep sea fishing.

Accommodation: Gaya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Gaya Island Resort

A second day to spend at your leisure, whether getting up close with nature on a guided walk, snorkelling in the clear seas or taking part in complimentary yahai pupan workout classes.

Accommodation: Gaya Island Resort

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Gaya Island Resort / Kota Kinabau / Kuala Lumpur

The morning is free to spend as you wish before checking out and taking your return boat journey and land transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport. Fly to Kuala Lumpur, transferring and checking into your hotel, before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Villa Samadhi

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Kuala Lumpur

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you are led through the city on a Heritage Trail walking tour. Visit clan houses, pre-war buildings, temples and squares.

Accommodation: Villa Samadhi

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 12

Kuala Lumpur / UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

INCLUDES : Breakfast


12 day tour departing 1st January 2017 - 31st March 2018

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