Discover Borneo’s unmatched biodiversity, including orangutans, sun bears, and proboscis monkeys, thousands of species of orchids, and rare birds found nowhere else on the planet.
Learn more about what San Diego Zoo Global is doing to save wildlife from this region of the world.
AUGUST 12/13: SAN DIEGO/SAN FRANCISCO/SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR
Depart the USA early this morning and, crossing the International Date Line, arrive next evening in Kuala Lumpur. After clearing customs, you will be transferred to your airport hotel for overnight.
AUGUST 14: KUALA LUMPUR/SANDAKAN/SIM SIM WATER VILLAGE
Your morning flight takes you to Sandakan, mountainous with lush tropical forests. En route to your hotel, enjoy a visit to Sandakan Market and the Sim Sim Water Village. At your ecoresort, enjoy a welcome dinner.
AUGUST 15: LABUK BAY/ SUN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTER/SEPILOK ORANGUTAN REHABILITATION CENTER
After breakfast, head to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to observe this unique primate at close range. Later this morning, visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre at Sepilok. Continue on to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center to observe feeding time for the orangutans.
AUGUST 16: SEPILOK ORANGUTAN CENTER/SUKAU
Return to the Orangutan Center for a morning feeding with these magnificent great apes and then proceed to Sukau village. Embark by boat along the Kinabatangan River to see proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants in their mangrove habitat.
AUGUST 17: SUKAU
Wake up to the raucous calls of gibbons and hornbills and take an early morning river cruise on the Kinabatangan River. Look for the stork-billed kingfisher, Oriental darter (“snake bird”), and gray-headed fish eagle. Enjoy another wildlife cruise in the afternoon and a night safari cruise after dinner to spot nocturnal mammals, crocodiles, and birds.
AUGUST 18 SUKAU ~ OX BOW LAKE
After breakfast, proceed to Ox Bow Lake, which is ideal for bird-watching and occasionally spotting orangutans. Later in the morning, tour a nearby village and enjoy tea hosted by the locals. Later in the afternoon, depart on a river cruise to observe the flora and fauna of the area.
AUGUST 19/20/21: SUKAU/DANUM VALLEY
Drive to Sabah’s largest protected lowland forest, Danum Valley Conservation Area. This supports one of the largest remaining populations of wild orangutans, which you may spot under the guidance of expert trackers. Although some animals are elusive, an incredible diversity of flora and fauna is found here, including Asian elephants, Sumatran rhinoceroses, and some of the world’s largest butterflies and moths.
AUGUST 22: DANUM VALLEY/ LAHAD DATU/KOTA KINABALU/KUALA LUMPUR
Enjoy your day at leisure before transferring to Lahad Datu airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur, via Kota Kinabalu. You will transfer to your airport hotel for your overnight.
Overnight at the SAMA SAMA HOTEL. (B, Packed L)
AUGUST 23: KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE/SAN FRANCISCO/SAN DIEGO
Early morning transfer to the airport for your return flights home, via Singapore and San Francisco.
August 8–13—Pre-Tour Extension
Experience the Singapore Zoo, famed Night Safari, and many of Singapore’s vibrant cultural features.
August 22–29 —Post-Tour Extension
Continue to explore Borneo’s natural wonders with visits to Kubah and Bako National Parks, where you’ll seek out wildlife among the lush mangroves and soaring rain forests.