Lower Kinabatangan and Deramakot
Tour Code: MYSIA 18
Tour Duration: 7D6N (1N MYNR 1N AJL 1N KRL 3N DERAMAKOT)
Price: USD 1845 per pax. (2 pax minimum)
Day 1 – MY NATURE RESORT & OPTIONAL NIGHT WALK
Meet at Sandakan airport, transfer to MY Nature Resort, dinner and breakfast include. By 18:00hrs, be ready at “The Flying Squirrel” platform to witness these amazing creatures in action.
Day 2 – SEPILOK/BY BOAT TO ABAI/OVERNIGHT ABAI JUNGLE LODGE
09:00hrs After breakfast, Proceed to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre
09:30-09:50hrs Sepilok Outdoor nursery
10:00hrs Feeding time 10:30hrs Sun Bear Conservation Centre
11:15hrs depart to Sim Sim Jetty for Schedule boat depart at 12:00 to Abai Jungle Lodge.
13:15hrs Lunch at Abai Jungle Restaurant
14:00hrs Check in Abai Jungle Lodge
16:30hrs River cruise until the night falls, continue night cruise to witness the fireflies as like Christmas tree
19:30hrs Dinner, After Dinner, Guided Night walk at our nature boardwalk (600m-1000m)
Day 3 – PITAS/BRIEFING/BOAT TO SUKAU/PM CRUISE/OVERNIGHT KRL
06:30hrs Morning cruise to Pitas Oxbow Lake
10:30hrs Briefing Tree planting Project, Abai Village Walk
12:30hrs Lunch at Abai Village prepared by Villagers or AJR
14:30hrs Cruising up stream to Sukau
16:00hrs Check in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
16:30hrs Cruise to Menanggul River
20:30hrs Video show, overnight Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge.
Day 4 – LAND TO DERAMAKOT
After breakfast, depart lodge to Deramakot, drive approximately 4/5 hours to Deramakot Forest Reserve, more or less 200km, where it’s situated in the heart of State of Sabah. The journey is mixed of pave and gravel road and is surrounded by oil palm plantation until eventually to the gate of Deramakot Forest Reserve. From this point, you’ll started to welcome by the sounds of the rainforest of the reserve itself. Wildlife such as mammals or birds can be seen along this journey. 12:00-13:00hrs-Arrive to the lodge, late lunch at Deramakot and simple introduction of the lodge facilities before check in to your room. 19:00hrs-Dinner 20:00hrs-night drive in search of nocturnal animals, Deramakot is home for varieties of wildlife including the rare Clouded Leopard. Please take note that your trip duration can be drag into a little bit longer which depends on animals spotting. 22:00hrs-back to the lodge and overnight
05:00am-wake up call and a cup of coffee before you start your exiting day, 05:30am-early morning drive in search of more wildlife .enjoy the sounds of mumbling borneon gibbon and other animals as they started to get active. 09:00am-return to the lodge and breakfast.
10:00am-jungle trekking along the Ecology Trail(2.5km).Leeches will welcome everybody along the trail. 13:00hrs-Lunch and free at leisure, 15:30hrs-An afternoon drive all the way to Balat, where it’s situate about 33 km from the lodge and just on the side of the mighty Kinabatangan river. Along the journey ,wildlife such as wild orang utan can be seen, so keep your eyes open, .Dinner will serve in a very simple way before you heading back to the lodge, nocturnal started to move out. Expect the unexpected… 21:00hrs-arrive back to the lodge and overnight.
05:00am-wakeup call and wake up coffee
05:45am-morning walk/birdwatching along the road, look for the late comer such as sambar deer and singing birds before you return back to the lodge for breakfast. 09:00am-breakfast and free at leisure. 13:00hrs-lunch
15:00hrs-trekking along the Domingo’s trail and learn about forest management “we learn from our mistake”…..continue your walk along the road and watch for shy Chestnut nape fork tail, back to the lodge. 19:00hrs- dinner
20:00hrs-night drive in search for more animal list
22:00hrs-back to the lodge and overnight
05:00am-wakeup call and cup of coffee again
05:30am-Final morning drive to fill up your animal list before returning back to the lodge.
09:00am-breakfast and check out, drive back to Sandakan.
Insect repellent, Torch Light, raincoat (umbrella not recommended), hat, and sun screen (sweat proof). Use good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant. Binoculars are provided by the guide, but you have to pay to the guide USD 10/Rm 40 per river cruise.