BIRDING IN BORNEO 8D7N (EAST COAST)
BIRDING IN BORNEO 8D7N (EAST COAST)
Day 01: Sepilok
Arrive at Sandakan airport and be transferred to Sepilok Nature Resort. Spend the rest of the evening resting and relaxing. Overnight in Sepilok area. (D)
Day 02: Rainforest Discovery Centre
We'll spend a full day birdwatching in Rainforest Discovery Centre. Overnight at Sepilok area. (B/L/D)
Sepilok (Rainforest Discovery Centre) is home to: Bornean Bristlehead, Diard's Trogon, Banded Kingfisher, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Hooded Pitta, Black-and-Crimson Pitta, Scarlet Minivet, Redbearded Bee-Eater, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-bellied Munia, Indian Cuckoo, White Fronted Falconet , Oriental dwarf Kingfishers, Scarlet Rumped Trogon, Red-Naped Trogon, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Great Slaty-woodpecker, White bellied-woodpecker, Velvet Fronted-Nuthatch, various bee-eaters, bulbuls, flowerpeckers, sunbird, drongos, hornbills, among others.
Day 03: Sepilok - Sukau
Birdwatching around Sepilok in the morning with a chance of seeing Orang Utan feeding and brief visit to Sun Bear Conservation Centre. At noon, we depart to Sukau on a 2.5 hr boat journey on Sabah's longest river, the Kinabatangan. Brief stops along the way when there are bird and wildlife sightings. Lower Kinabatangan is home to 210 species of birds. Check into the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Join an afternoon cruise for bird watching. (B/L/D)
Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre:
For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit. For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit. Mode of payment is cash only.
Announcement: Sukau Rainforest Lodge has just recently completed its 20 units of exquisite Borneo Villas, which is an upgrade from its 20 existing Superior Rooms level of luxury and comfort for guests who want to experience a finer side of Sukau. Other completed upgrades also include the lodge’s newly constructed Attenborough Boardwalk, Melapi Restaurant extension, and Gomantong Hall refurbishment. We’re also proud to announce that Sukau Rainforest Lodge is now certified with the Travelife Gold Certification! To know more about the certification and Travelife, go here.
NOTE: Wheelchair-friendly and adapted rooms are also available at the lodge.
Sukau is home to: Bornean Ground-Cuckoo, White Bellied Fish Eagle, Lesser Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Wallaces Hawk Eagle, White Chested Babbler, Brown Barbet, Blue Eared Kingfishers, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Black-eared Kingfisher, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Pied Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatchers, Oriental Darter, Jerdon's Baza, Buffy Fish Owl, Brahminy Kite, White-fronted Falconet, Great Egret, Bornean Bristlehead, Black-and-Yellow Broadbills, Bat Hawk, Oriental Bay Owl, Brown Wood Owl, Great Billed Heron , Blue Headed Pitta, Blue Winged Pitta, Hooded Pitta, Black Headed Pittas, Crested Fireback, Storm's Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Scarlet Rumped Trogon, Red-Naped Trogon, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White Crowned Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Bushy Crested Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Great Slatywoodpecker, White Bellied-woodpecker, and many others.
Day 04 – 05: Sukau
Morning and afternoon river cruise for bird watching. Visit Gomantong Caves on one of the evenings to watch the exodus of bats and bathawks. We would highly recommend our optional night cruise one of these nights as it offers an opportunity to get up close with sleeping birds nesting on the lower branches of trees and opportunity for great photographs. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Sukau – Tabin
After breakfast, proceed 2.5 hours overland to Lahad Datu before travelling another 1.5 hours’ drive on gravel road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve another haven for bird watching enthusiasts which boasts approximately 220 species of birds. (B/L/D)
Tabin is home to: Blue Eared Kingfisher, Stork billed Kingfisher, Pied Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Storm's Stork, Bornean Bristlehead, Blue-headed Pitta, Blue-banded Pitta, Dusky Munia, Black-throated Wren-babbler, Bornean Wren-babbler, Bulwer's Pheasant, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, Long-billed Spiderhunter, Grey-breasted Spiderhunter, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Grey-streaked Flycatcher, Purple-throated Sunbird, Plain Sunbird, Black-naped Monarch, Olive-backed Woodpecker, Red-naped Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Ashy Tailorbird, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Black-backed Kingfisher, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White Crowned Hornbill, WhiteFronted Falconet, Crested Fireback, raptors and various others.
Day 07: Tabin
Full day bird watching in Tabin. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort. (B/L/D)
Day 08 : Tabin - Lahad Datu airport
After breakfast, transfer to Lahad Datu airport for departure flight. (B)
*You may choose Tabin Wildlife Reserved or Danum Valley for Lahad Datu sector
BBA-31 BIRDING IN BORNEO 8D7N (EAST COAST)
8 days / 7 nights
Land transportation, conservation fees, accommodation, meals as stated, and English speaking guide.
Items not mentioned
RM9,100 per person
Minimum 2 pax to go
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