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Jungles & Wildlife, Borneo

Discover an exotic playground brimming with astonishing wildlife

Jungles & Wildlife, Borneo

Experience incredible untouched rainforests

Jungles & Wildlife, Borneo

Savour tranquility from the comfort of your riverside chalet

Jungles & Wildlife, Borneo

Cruise the Kinabatangan River in search of pygmy elephants

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Uncover the natural beauty of Borneo and discover an exotic playground teeming with astonishing wildlife and pristine rainforests. Experience the spectacular wilderness of Borneo’s ancient forests as you trek through the jungle and stroll along canopy walkways, and wonder at the extraordinary array of wildlife on river safari. Indulge in our collection of luxury jungle lodges and tranquil riverside retreats.

Highlights

Search for wildlife on a river safari

Experience Borneo’s extraordinary natural beauty on a river safari in your own private boat. Gliding silently along the banks of the remote Kinabatangan River, enjoy the serenity and marvel as your local guide uncovers some of the wildlife teeming at the riverbanks from graceful orangutans to a herd of pygmy elephants.

Borneo’s centuries old rainforests

Explore the incredible pristine rainforests of Danum Valley on foot and by canopy walk. Stroll through the tree-tops of this untouched, primary rainforest, then head deep into the heart of the rainforest on foot in search of wild orang-utans, colourful hornbills and solitary gibbons. Be inspired by the sounds and colours of this rich ecosystem.

A magical forest experience at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

Set in the beautiful Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary was established to return orphaned orangutans back to the wild. Stroll the boardwalk to the viewing gallery to watch the orangutans up close in their natural habitat and enjoy feeding time as recently rehabilitated orangutans have their diet supplemented with milk and bananas. A magical experience in the Borneo forest.

Below you will find the highlights of our suggested itinerary. A place to start your planning and to give you a flavour of the extraordinary natural, cultural and active experiences you can enjoy. All our itineraries are handcrafted together with you to create your personalised and unique private journey. The places you want to see and stay, the experiences you want to enjoy, the time you want to travel.
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Day 1

Arrival and Shangri-La tranquility

Arrive at Kota Kinabalu International Airport where you will be greeted and privately transferred to the stunning and tranquil Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. Enjoy a swim in the sprawling pool or indulge in a Malay massage in the spa. In the evening enjoy some of the best food in Sabah.

Day 2

Astonishing wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

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After breakfast, you take an internal flight to Sandakan. Your first stop is the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, established to return orphaned orangutans back to the wild. Astonishing wildlife awaits as your private boat takes you deep into the forests of the lower Kinabatangan River in search of wild orangutans and colourful hornbills before arriving at your riverside lodge.

Day 3

Orangutans, Borneo pygmy elephants & more

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Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills then begin your day with a private river safari to the remote Kelenanap ox-bow lake in search of more wildlife and to experience the river’s early morning ambience. Tonight, dine on the banks of the river in the heart of this ancient rainforest.

Day 4

Discover an ancient & pristine wilderness

This morning head for the pristine rainforests of Danum Valley. Passing by rainforest rich valleys and mountain waterfalls, you reach the wilderness wonderland of the Danum Valley. Experience the incredible untouched rainforests and wildlife of this area on a 300 metre canopy walk, then after dinner spot for nocturnal life in an open-top vehicle. Nature lovers - rejoice.

Day 5

Jungle treks, natural jacuzzi pools & a night walk

Wake to the beautiful sounds of gibbons calling in the rainforest. Head deep into the heart of this remote rainforest searching for wild orang-utans, colourful hornbills and solitary gibbons, then cool off with a refreshing swim in a natural jacuzzi pool. Enjoy this wilderness wonderland of ancient rainforests and astonishing wildlife. Tonight, the rainforest comes alive as you spot for nocturnal life.

Day 6

Wake to the calls of gibbons & hornbills

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Trek in the morning in search of orang-utans and more of the unique wildlife that inhabits this area. In the afternoon, enjoy a swim in the flowing waters of the Danum River, relax in your outdoor river view spa or indulge in a traditional Malay massage. Choose your pace in the evening with the option to experience the rainforest at night as you spot for nocturnal life.

Day 7

From untouched rainforest to tropical getaway

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This morning, it is time to bid farewell to the pristine rainforests of the Danum Valley. With the chance for one last trek in the jungle, after lunch it is time to transfer to Lahad Datu for an internal flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy your private transfer back to tranquil retreat, the Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. Savour your final evening in this island paradise.

Day 8

Departure

After breakfast, your private luxury transfer returns you to Kota Kinabalu International Airport for flights home or international connections.

Luxury Accommodation

  • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
  • Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
  • Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
  • Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

The award-winning Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a stylish and tranquil retreat located on one of the best beaches in town, Tanjung Aru. Luxuriate in the exclusive surrounds of the Kinabalu Club and enjoy personalised service, all day beverages and a complimentary cocktail hour each evening. After days spent exploring Borneo’s wilderness wonderland, retreat to the perfect tropical getaway.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Enveloped by a tranquil nature reserve on Pantai Dalit Beach, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is as enchanting as it is luxurious. Relax with a sense of tranquility in Malaysian-themed rooms offering spectacular beach or rainforest views from a private balcony. Wake to the the sounds of waves breaking on the shore, then enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over the majestic Mount Kinabalu in the distance.

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

On wildlife safari you stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Sukau. Located in the heart of the action, the lodge provides comfortable accommodation and is the perfect base for exploring the pristine river and surrounding rainforest. The ideal place to relax and unwind after seeking out the spectacular wildlife which inhabit this beautiful area.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Nestled in the heart of centuries old virgin rainforest and with only the crystal clear waters of the Danum River and a kaleidoscope of wildlife for company, Borneo Rainforest Lodge is your extraordinary home for a few days. From the comfort of your chalet, savour the tranquility and lose yourself to one of Borneo’s most incredible rainforest experiences.

Bar & Deck - Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Coco Joe's - Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Balcony - Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Chalet - Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Spa - Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Inclusions

  • A Seven Skies handpicked private guide
  • Every extraordinary detail of your journey is handpicked and road-tested
  • Handcrafted, flexible and seamless itineraries, executed flawlessly
  • Insider access through resident experts who reveal the secrets of a destination

  • Exceptional service and uncompromising attention to detail
  • On ground flexibility to accentuate your journey with impromptu experiences
  • Ultimate in luxury accomodation
  • Private luxury transfers and ground transportation

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