A Family Wildlife Adventure In Beautiful Borneo

# Family Holiday

A Family Wildlife Adventure In Beautiful Borneo

12 Days from £3154 per adult & £2072 per child.
12 Days
Family Holiday
Primate Watching
Snorkelling and Diving

Our exciting itinerary is ideal for adventurous families with older children: it uncovers the rich diversity of Borneo’s exotic reefs and rainforests. Sepilok provides the perfect introduction to Borneo’s most famous ape inhabitant, the orang-utan. Lankayan Island boasts perfect white sand beaches, nesting turtles and great snorkelling. While at Sukau, explore the Kinabatangan River before venturing deep into the exquisite rainforests of the Danum Valley in search of wild orang-utans, pygmy elephants, hornbills, flying squirrels and the elusive clouded leopard. With ample time for relaxation too, this family tour has it all.


Price from £3154 per adult & £2072 per child. £2072 per child. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Arrive in Borneo

Arrive Sandakan. Met on arrival and drive to Sepilok and check-in to the lodge.

Staying at Sepilok Nature Resort. Includes Dinner.

Day 2 - Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre

Full day at Sepilok. Visit the Rehabilitation Centre to see the feeding of the orang-utans followed by the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, conserving the world’s smallest bear, and the Rainforest Discovery Centre for a canopy walk and exploration of the rainforest. Perhaps take an optional night walk in the reserve to see flying squirrels and other nocturnal wildlife.

Staying at Sepilok Nature Resort. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Lankayan Island

Transfer back to Sandakan and catch boat to Lankayan Island for a seaside stay of four nights. The small, quiet island is covered with lush tropical vegetation (mostly casuarina trees and screw pines) and encircled by a beautiful white sand beach. Just a few metres offshore is a pristine shallow coral reef providing wonderful doorstep snorkelling. Turtles can be frequently seen both in the water or coming onshore to nest – there is a small hatchery and turtle conservation programme here.

Staying at Lankayan Island. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Lankayan Island

Day at leisure on Lankayan Island. Optional snorkelling and diving.

Staying at Lankayan Island. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Lankayan Island

Day at leisure on Lankayan Island. Optional snorkelling and diving.

Staying at Lankayan Island. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Kinabatangan River

Return to Sandakan for lunch then travel by boat a short way along the coast and then inland via the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s largest, with wildlife-filled mangrove, wetland and rainforest offering superb wildlife viewing en route. After a journey of approximately two hours accompanied by a naturalist guide, you will arrive at the lodge. Following a brief welcome and orientation, there will be a late afternoon river cruise to spot wildlife.

Staying at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Kinabatangan River

Early morning river excursion to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for excellent birding and other wildlife viewing. Afternoon river excursion for another chance to see proboscis monkeys and other wildlife. Optional night cruise to spot nocturnal animals - possible sightings of marbled and flat-headed cats.

Staying at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Kinabatangan River

Explore the waterways of Sukau in the morning then head to Gomantong Caves to explore the forest trails and watch millions of bats emerge at sunset.

Staying at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Danum Valley

Transfer overland to Lahad Datu and on to the Danum Valley Conservation Area. Covering 438 square kilometres of pristine dipterocarp rainforest, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of the best wildlife regions in all South East Asia, with towering rainforest trees and stunning landscapes. There will be an evening introduction and slide show followed by a night walk to spot nocturnal animals.

Staying at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Danum Valley

Early morning start for the Canopy Walk, reaching a height of around 90 feet and ending in a huge majau tree with viewing platform. Following breakfast at the lodge you will have a full day in the reserve with your guide. Perhaps climb the escarpment to see ancient burial tombs in the cliff face, follow the Segama River deep into the forest or visit the local swimming hole - a natural Jacuzzi. In the evening there will be a spotlight game drive (weather permitting) for deer, flying squirrels, leopard cats and possibly even elephants and clouded leopard.

Staying at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Danum Valley

Full day of guided excursions. The area is home to a vast array of wildlife including all ten of Sabah's primate species, the very rare Sumatran rhinoceros, wild elephants, the beautiful clouded leopard and 275 bird species.

Staying at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Depart Borneo.

Transfer by road back to Lahad Datu and fly home.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:
Domestic flights included within Borneo.

Best Visited:
March to October

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris

Upgrade to a Deluxe Chalet at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge: it has a little more space and the kids will love the outdoor bathtub.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

We had no expectations on what animals we would see and how every aspect of the holiday would gel together but it was excellent… We talked to lots of people on our trip and most went to great lengths to book their holiday, trawling the internet for flights, looking at different companies for their tours etc. We couldn’t believe how much trouble they went to, they obviously didn’t find your website. When we told them that our only worry was malaria tablets they couldn’t believe it!! Oh did we feel so smug!!! (We) especially appreciated your advice on our silly questions. So, thank you all for a fantastic holiday and this household will be arguing for months about where we will be going next!

Mrs J J - Devon

Route Map

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Lankayan Island Resort: 6.501088, 117.912802
Sepilok Nature Resort: 5.867534, 117.949591
Sukau Rainforest Lodge: 5.498170, 118.280911
Borneo Rainforest Lodge: 5.019426, 117.746615