This 3-day adventure is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the wild and rich natural beauty of Sabah in comfort - suitable of travelers of all shapes, size and age.
The Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia stretching 560 kilometers from its source in the mountains of southwest Sabah to its outlet at the Sulu Sea on the eastern side of Sandakan. The area is teeming with wildlife and many indigenous species such as the Proboscis Monkey, Bornean Orangutan and the Borneo Pygmy Elephant can easily be spotted as you cruise up and down the river.
Another highlight of the tour is the Gomantong Caves, renowned for their valuable edible swiftlet nests (which are harvested for bird's nest soup). This cave system boasts it's own unique eco-system of cockroaches, bats, a variety of raptors such as the Crested Serpent Eagle, kingfishers and other feathered species.
The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre was opened in 1964 to help protect and rehabilitate orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or those kept as pets. Here the orphaned primates are trained to survive before being released back to the wilds.
Sandakan, the capital of the district, boasts a rich and colourful history. For centuries the treasures of Borneo's forests attracted traders in search not only of edible bird's nests but rhinoceros horn, ivory and hornbill casques for the emperor and wealthy mandarins of China. Other resources of value included hardwood resin, rattan, beeswax, fragrant woods and oil-rich nuts. Formerly part of the Bruneian and Sulu empires, Sandakan also saw its fair share of action during the Second World War.