|Tour Code: LDU/5D/Danum||Duration: 5D4N|
|Day 1: ARRIVE LAHAD DATU - TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE (lunch, dinner)|
|Upon arrival in Lahad Datu airport you will be driven for about 1.5hrs to Tabin Wildlife Reserve. On arrival check into your room at Tabin Wildlife Resort and visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area.
In the afternoon, visit the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek back to the resort along elephant trail.
After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Overnight at the Tabin Wildlife Resort
|Day 2: TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE (full board)|
|After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal’s spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.
In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife. Overnight at the Tabin Wildlife Resort
|Day 3: TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE - DANUM VALLEY (full board)|
|After breakfast return to Lahad Datu, the proceed for another 2.5.hrs though selectively logged forest to Borneo Rainforest Lodge, located beside the Danum River on the edge of 438 square kilometres of untouched lowland rainforest. You may be lucky enough to spot wildlife on the way. Upon arrival at the lodge, proceed to your room. After lunch you will be taken on a guided trekking along the Nature Trail for an introduction to the rainforest ecosystem. This evening, after a slide presentation on Danum Valley Conservation Area, you will join a night safari on an open-air truck. Using a powerful spot light the guide will point out nocturnal species. Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.
|Day 4: DANUM VALLEY (full board)|
|Rise early this morning and enjoy a whole day in the beautiful Danum Valley. A short walk from the lodge will bring you to the canopy walkway, suspended 26 metres above the forest floor. The view is magical. In the early mornings, mist hangs over the rainforest, forming a white veil from which only the tallest treetops emerge. After breakfast you will climb up the trail which brings you the View Point. You will stop along the way to discover the huge variety of flora and fauna. Close to the summit, you will explore an ancient Kadazandusun burial site. Upon reaching the View Point you will rewarded with a fantastic view over the valley. On your return, enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural Jacuzzi pool. After lunch enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River. As, darkens falls, enjoy a guided night jungle walk in search in search of nocturnal species. Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge.|
|Day 5 DEPART LAHAD DATU (breakfast, lunch)|
|Spend time at your leisure before your afternoon transfer to the airport|