3D2N Tabin Specialised Birding Package

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3D2N Tabin Specialised Birding Package

From: RM3,105.00

Tabin is abound with food plant and mineral rich mud volcanoes which contributes to the abundance of birdlife in this reserve. Home to a vast species of tropical birds – approximately 42 families representing 300 species of birds including several rare, endemic and habitat confined species. Our 3D2N Tabin Specialised Birding Package is ideal for serious birders and birding enthusiasts and now ON PROMOTION!

Package Includes

  • Scheduled return transfer between Lahad Datu & Tabin Wildlife Reserve
  • 3 Day/2 Night run of house accommodation
  • Full board meals with free flow of coffee/tea plus water & refreshments
  • English-speaking guide for all activities

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 trip 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.

Additional Person Per Group

If you have extra person joining you for this trip, please select from the options below.

3D2N Tabin Specialised Birding Package

The greater openness of the secondary forest in Tabin makes it easier to spot birds than in a more dense primary forest, especially for raptors, hornbills, and canopy flock species. Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a natural aviary. The access roads in the reserve are surrounded by secondary forest with tree growth of up to 50 metres high, this relatively low canopy with ample natural light makes birding and photography a delightful experience. Hence, we offer a 3D2N Tabin Specialised Birding Package for the chance to enjoy this experience if you are a bird enthusiast.

Wildlife Encounters

All 8 species of Borneo’s hornbills have been recorded here – Wrinkled Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Black Hornbill, White-crowned Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill and Bushy Crested Hornbill. Sightings of White-crowned Hornbill, Rhinoceros Hornbill and Wrinkled Hornbill is very likely at any time of visit. Among the endemic species found in Tabin includes the Blue-Headed Pitta, Blue Banded Pitta, Bornean Banded Pitta, Black Throated Wren Babbler, Bornean Frogmouth, Bornean Black Magpie, Bornean Blue Flycatcher, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, White Crowned Sharma etc.

9 species of threatened birds of Asia found in Tabin as listed by Birdlife Data Zone are Large Green Pigeon, Short-toed Coucal, Storm’s Stork, Wallace’s Hawk Eagle, Blue Banded Kingfisher, Blue Headed Pitta, Hook Billed Bulbul, Bornean Wren Babbler and Large-billed Blue Flycatcher.


Facilities at the resort are well built for birding activities, landscape surrounding the open sided Sunbird Cafe attracts colourful and vibrant birds, guest can also make full use of the bird hide facing the flowing Lipad River. From the observation towers, look out for the Green Imperial Pigeons and Doves perched among the bare branches of the towering trees.

Hill Lodge

River Lodge

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.

Suggested Flights

Kota Kinabalu Lahad Datu MASwings MH3010 0610 hrs 0705 hrs
Lahad Datu Kota Kinabalu MASwings MH3019 1720 hrs 1815 hrs

Note: Only Malaysia Airlines (MAS) fly to Lahad Datu. Travelling from Kuala Lumpur requires a transit in KK, so it’s advised to stay 1 night in KK before flying the next morning on the flight details above.

3D2N Tabin Specialised Birding Package

Day 1

Transfer to Tabin Wildlife Reserve from Lahad Datu on an approximately 2 hours journey on gravel roads and check into your comfortable timber lodgings. You may visit the Trogon Hall gallery to view more information on the conservation efforts in the reserve.

  • 12:00 – Lunch at Sunbird Cafe
  • 14:00 – Depart for birding along the Tomanggong Road to spot hornbills either flying in groups across the sky or in pairs perching on bare branches.
  • 19:00 – Dinner
  • 20:30 – Enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a Night Walk to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin.

Day 2

Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species.

  • 07:00 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Trek up to the active Lipad mud volcano. The soccer field-sized Lipad Mud Volcano serves as mineral salt lick for wildlife. A 20 minutes trek takes you to one of the three areas of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. A nearby fig-tree is a busy feasting place for hornbills and other birds and primates during the fruiting season. For a quality bird watching experience, the observation tower is located next to the mud volcano.
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Visit the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak, made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. Also sign up for a dusk drive in search of more nocturnal animals and birds coming out to find food at this time of day.
  • 19:00 – Dinner
  • 20:30 – Go out for a night walk in search of sleeping and/or nocturnal birds.

Day 3

  • 07:00 – Early Breakfast
  • Go for a final stroll along the road leading to the Core Area of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the fully regenerated secondary forest makes for a leisure birding experience.
  • 12:00 – Lunch

Note: Private guiding is available and we highly recommend this service, please ask us for more details.

• Full board meals with free flow tea/coffee
• Water and refreshments
• Accommodation on run of house basis
• Scheduled return transfer between Lahad Datu and Tabin Wildlife Reserve (shared/non private)
• English speaking guide for all activities

• Airfares
• Alcohol and carbonated drinks
• Tourism Tax MYR 10.00 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
• Camera
• Leech Socks
• Insect repellent
• Raincoat or poncho
• Good walking shoes
• Hat

All single travellers will be charged the single supplement rates and given their own room.  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.

Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients' health and safety. Wildlife encounters cannot be guaranteed. This is the beauty of "wild" life – its natural and unpredictable.

Nature Guides

Our partner lodge where you will be staying employs the guides. It's very important that the guides are from the local area, this way their eyes and ears and "in-tune" to the wildlife. Rest assured that the guides that we request for our clients are very experienced and we receive fantastic feedback from our clients about them.

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