3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge

//3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge

3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge

From: RM1,350.00

Witness the wonder of unspoiled nature and wilderness at Sabah’s longest river on our 3D2NKinabatangan River Expedition Lodge. Experience an authentic jungle feel at Bilit Adventure Lodge while spotting for wildlife such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, langur monkeys, macaques, gibbons, salwater crocodiles, bearded jungle pigs, hornbills, a variety of birds, pygmy elephants and more.

Package Includes

  • Return road transfers throughout the 3 day trip
  • Visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sun Bear Sacntuary & Gomantong Caves with entrance fees
  • Two nights air-conditioned standard lodge accommodation with en-suite bathroom (double/twin bedded)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Night walks & river cruises (1 x morning cruise & 2 x afternoon cruises)
  • Full board meals & unlimited coffee/tea

Our online promotion is a 3 Day/2 Night package which offers the best value for money. However please contact us if you require a tailored holiday package.

Select your trips start date below to book your 3 day/ 2 night package. NO BOOKING FEE & NO CREDIT CARD FEES ARE CHARGED BY US FOR ONLINE BOOKINGS.

3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge

Ex-Sandakan Our 3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge stay offers visitors the opportunity to experience Sabah’s longest river and the second longest in the whole of Malaysia. Rising from the eastern Witta Range of Sabah, the Kinabatangan River begins its 350 mile (563km) north-easterly course towards the Sulu Sea. Approximately 20 oxbow lakes form part of the lower regions of the river. Created over time and separated from the main river as erosion and deposits of soil changed the river’s course, oxbow lakes are paradise for bird watchers.

River People, or Orang Sungei, live in small settlements spread out along the river. It’s fascinating to see their self sufficient, peaceful homes fully operational, making a living through fishing the lakes and rivers and farming vegetables on its banks. They use the forests of the Kinabatangan as a source of building material, firewood food and medicine. Early morning and late afternoon rivers cruises are the best way to enjoy the river and encounter wildlife.

We suggest staying along the river for two nights since this provides the opportunity for morning and evening river safaris and day time trekking. However if you are short on time we also arrange day trips, 2Day 1Night and 4Day 3Night stays other than our 3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge.

Bilit Adventure Lodge

Nestled in the rainforest of Kampung Bilit, Kinabatangan River – our 3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge presents stays at Bilit Adventure Lodge that offers a fantastic jungle adventure topped with comfortable, expedition style accommodation. Situated in a more rural area, the rooms at Bilit Adventure Lodge are equipped with basic facilities but nevertheless still provides pleasant stays to its guests. The ecolodge has 16 standard are-conditioned rooms and 6 fan rooms with en-suite bathrooms. As for other amenities, hot shower and coffee/tea making facilities are available in the standard air-conditioned rooms. Guests will not only enjoy spotting wildlife during the river cruises and night walks here, you will also be pampered with the lodge’s amazing natural surroundings and its beautiful garden.

The Downbelow Price Promise

The Downbelow Price Promise: When booking your trips with us you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for money. Our packages are protected under our PRICE PROMISE. This means that if you can provide us with a bona-fide quotation from elsewhere, we will match the price providing the inclusions and standard of accommodation is the same.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At all times you are in safe hands. We take our responsibility as a travel agent very seriously and have a number of verifications in place to ensure that we are offering quality locations to our clients and describing them honestly.

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3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge

Day 1 – We will arrange your transfer from either Sandakan airport or your accommodation in Sandakan town, to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the famous conservation work reintroducing the orphaned primates into the wild. Watch documentary video show and then witness the feeding of orphaned orangutans. After that, visit the Sun Bear Sanctuary just next door from the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Then, depart to Sepilok Jungle Resort for lunch (approximately 2 hours journey). After that proceed to Bilit Adventure Lodge. Take light refreshments at 1530hrs and go for an afternoon river cruise to spot unique wildlife at 1600hrs. Return to Bilit Adventure Lodge for dinner, and take a Night Walk through the surrounding jungle at 2000hrs (subject to weather conditions).

Day 2 – It’s an early start to the day, with breakfast at 0600hrs, and then a river cruise at 0630hrs to spot more wildlife. Returning to the resort, another breakfast at 0830hrs before a jungle walk at the Oxbow Lake! Lunch is served when back at the resort followed by a coffee/tea break at 1530hrs before another river cruise at 1400hrs. After wildlife spotting along the Kinabatangan River, once again, at the resort dinner is served. Take a Night Walk through the surrounding jungle at 2000hrs (subject to weather conditions).

Day 3 – Breakfast is served at the resort before your land transfer to the Gomantong Caves. After exploring the cave system, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant, en-route to either Sandakan airport or to your accommodation in Sandakan town.

Since we offer tailor-made packages, please refer to your personal itinerary prepared by our travel consultants as some walks/ river cruises above may change depending on your tailored trip.

We recommend continuing your wildlife adventure with a trip to Danum Valley after your 3D2N Kinabatangan River Expedition Lodge stay.


• 3D2N full board meals
• Visits to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sun Bear Sanctuary and Gomantong Caves
• Entrance fees
• Standard Air-conditioned Rooms with En-suite Bathroom
• Return road/boat transfers
• English-speaking guide
• River cruises 1 morning
• 2 late afternoon (3D/2N)
• Night Walks (subject to weather conditions)
• Unlimited Coffee and Tea.

• Airfares
• Video/Camera
• Entrance fees at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Orang Utan Sanctuary
• Alcohol and carbonated drinks
• Drinking Water
• Tourism Tax MYR10.00 per room per night (this will be added to your room bill on location)
• Other items not explicitly stated.

Lightweight clothing long sleeves, long pants/trousers, Binoculars, Leech Socks, Insect repellent, Raincoat or poncho, Good walking shoes, Hat.

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety. Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural rainforest habitat.

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