Kinabatangan River Cruise

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  • Duration From: 1 day
  • Price From: RM275

A Kinabatangan River cruise is an incredible experience for anyone, but especially for people who are fed up with the stress of living and working in the city.

You can spend time with the local residents of the area and learn about their lifestyle. Even though many still have traditional occupations like boat building or fishing, young people are increasingly working in local industry. Some work in the palm-oil fields or the factories that process the oil. On the other hand, residents of Kampung Bilit Village often have part-time jobs such as gathering birds’ eggs from Gomatong Cave and the surrounding area.

On a Kitabatangan River cruise, you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about the numerous species that live on its shores. From the boat you will have the opportunity to watch orangutans, gibbons, macaques and proboscis monkeys, all in their natural habitat. Depending on the season, you may also get to see one or two pygmy elephants. The pygmy elephant is the tiniest breed of elephant in the world.

On your return to the Nature Lodge, you can expect an outstanding experience dining in the middle of the jungle. This is the ideal opportunity to taste the traditional meals of Malaysian cuisine.

After dinner you will be able to join the group of your choice to find out more about the region’s wildlife and the unique programs that focus on the preservation of this natural environment. Significant Malaysian and worldwide institutions back each one of these programs, and your participation is more than welcome.

If you choose to book a Kinabatangan River cruise with us, you will end up with some truly remarkable photographs and video footage to share with friends at home, and a lot of information to think about.

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Day 1
  • 1130 hrs: Pickup from any hotel within Sandakan.
  • 1500 hrs: Arrive at Kampung Bilit jetty. Transfer to Nature Lodge Kinabanatangan
  • 1600 hrs: River cruise along Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife and bird- life. Opportunity to seethe white egret, oriental darter, rhinoceros hornbills and the buffey fish owl.
  • 1800 hrs: Dinner at lodge. After dinner, brief presentation on wildlife in Kinabatangan.
  • 2000 hrs: Transfer back to hotel in Sandakan.
  • Return land transfer (Bukit Garam – Kg. Bilit – Bukit Garam)
  • Return boat transfer (Kg. Bilit – Trekkers Lodge Kinabatangan – Kg. Bilit)
  • Nature walk
  • River cruise
  • 1/2 Day Cruise
Per PersonRM275.60