Proboscis Monkeys Sabah Borneo

Malaysian Borneo and Palawan Adventure | 13 Days


Discover the best of Sabah, Borneo and Palawan in this amazing multi-country tour. With this tour you will explore Kinabatangan River and Kinabalu Park in Sabah and El Nido and Coron in Palawan Island.

Price is indicative only. Please contact us to request a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preferences, travel dates and number of participants.

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All about the Malaysian Borneo and Palawan Adventure | 13 Days.

Discover the best of Sabah Borneo and Palawan in this amazing multi-country tour.

Start your adventure in Sabah Malaysia Borneo with exploring the Kinabatangan River home to an impressive array of wildlife.  Here you can get up close with orangutants, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, elephants and many other species of wildlife.  After the wildlife safari, continue your adventure to Kinabalu Park which boasts the richest and most diverse assemblages of exotic plants in the world.

Fly to Philippines and head to Palawan, dubbed as the “Most Beautiful Island in the World”, home to spectacular natural wonders. Explore the Underground River – both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’, it’s the world’s longest navigable underground river and makes for an exciting experience in one of the Philippines’ most popular islands.

Continue your journey to the fascinating El Nido knowns for its the beautiful sceneries and pristine islands.  Go island hopping in El Nido Bacuit Bay and discover the hidden beaches and pristine lagoons with turquoise waters.

After El Nido continue to Coron, another spectacular island of the Philippines, home to a number of unique and breathtaking sights. Here you will explore the beautiful islands and coves scattered around Coron Bay.

Experts say spending your money on experiences rather than things will make you happier. And what better experience is there than travel? So start adding this trip to your bucket list.

Tailor Made

Price is indicative only. Please contact us to request a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preferences, travel dates and number of participants.

Brief Itinerary














Things to bring along

  • Comfortable walking shoes, Flip flops / Slippers
  • Lightweight clothes
  • Small backpack
  • Swimwear and beach towel
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)
  • Insect repellent
  • Trekking shoes
  • Long-sleeved T-shirt and long pants (it’s usually cool in Kinabalu Park)
  • Daily Backpack

Best time to go

The best time to do this tour package Malaysia & Palawan is during the dry season from December to May

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • Accommodation for the night listed in the travel itinerary
  • All internal transports (flight excluded)
  • Sightseeing and Activities as per the itinerary
  • One way Ferry ticket El Nido > Coron
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as per travel itinerary
  • Entrance fees
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Internal flights
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Environmental fees (El Nido and Underground River)
  • Big Lagoon user fee
  • Camera Fees (Sepilok and Poring Hot Springs)
  • El Nido Port Terminal fee (PHP 20 per person)
  • Tourism Tax RM 10 per room, per night to be paid directly to hotel (Malaysia only)
  1. Day 1: Arrive Sandakan

    Upon arrival in Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Sepilok area.
    The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
    Overnight at the lodge in Sepilok

  2. Day 2: Sepilok - Kinabatangan River

    This morning visits the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to witness the feeding of orangutans from the platform in the forest. Return to the reception center, to view the displays and exhibits at the Information Centre.
    After Sepilok, you will be driven for about 2.5hrs through rustic countryside studded with villages. On arrival in Sukau village, take a short boat ride to Borneo Nature Lodge. After a brief orientation, you will be given free time to freshen up before lunch. Late afternoon embarks on a scenic boat trip on the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife – at dusk, you might see an amazing variety of birds, monitor lizards, macaques and proboscis monkeys. Return to the lodge for dinner.
    Overnight at the lodge in Sukau

  3. Day 3: Kinabatangan River

    You will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on another river cruise to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake for bird watching. Take a short jungle walk (if weather permits) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning to the lodge for breakfast.
    The rest of the morning is at your leisure to explore the surrounding areas or nearby villages. Late afternoon embarks on another river cruise in search of wildlife.
    Overnight at the lodge in Sukau

  4. Day 4: Gomantong Caves - Kinabalu Park

    After breakfast visits the Gomantong Caves, famed for their ‘edible bird nests’. After Gomantong Caves, transfer for about 5 hours to Kinabalu Park.
    Overnight at the lodge in Kinabalu Park

  5. Day 5: Kinabalu Park

    After breakfast visit Poring Hot Springs. Proceed to the canopy walkway through nature trails of the lowland forest. Observe wildlife and the tropical rain forest from the canopy. You may be able to see birds & butterflies that fly below you. After lunch, depart Poring for Kinabalu National Park. Guided walk to the mountain garden to see the rare collection of mountain plants and flowers.
    After the tour, transfer to Kota Kinabalu, the largest city in Borneo (about 2hrs drive).
    Overnight at the hotel in Kota Kinabalu

  6. Day 6: Kota Kinabalu - Puerto Princesa

    Today transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport to board the flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan via Manila.
    On arrival in Puerto Princesa, travel north to Sabang for about 2hrs.
    Overnight at the hotel in Sabang.

  7. Day 7: Underground River

    After breakfast at the hotel proceed to the registration area at the wharf and wait for your assigned boat.
    When it’s your turn take a short boat ride to the entrance of the Underground River National Park. Then hop on a park-operated canoe equipped with a search light, and wind your way down the Underground River. During the 1.5 kilometer cruise, you will see stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
    Return to the wharf for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch transfer to El Nido (about 5hrs drive).
    Overnight at the hotel in El Nido

  8. Day 8: El Nido Tour A

    Meet the guide at the hotel and transfer to the boat departure point.
    Discover El Nido’s most beautiful natural landmarks on this popular full-day boat trip. Visit multiple islands and beaches including the stunning Miniloc Island’s Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island and 7 Commandos Beach.
    Snorkel among tropical fish, soak up the sun on the beach, or explore the lagoon by kayak. Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel in El Nido.

  9. Day 9: El Nido Tour C

    Spend another day exploring Bacuit Bay’s most scenic islands with secluded beaches such as Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Tapiutan Island, and Helicopter Island. Once on the islands, spend your time snorkeling among colorful tropical fish and relaxing on clean sandy beaches. Picnic lunch in Tapiutan Island.
    Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel in El Nido

  10. Day 10: El Nido- Coron

    Sail to Coron with Montenegro Fast Craft or Phimal Fast Ferry. The crossing between El Nido and Coron is about 4hrs.
    Arrive in Coron port and transfer to the hotel.
    The rest of the day is free at leisure.
    Overnight at the hotel in Coron

  11. Day 11: Coron Island Tour

    Venture on a full day tour to Coron Island on a motorized bangka boat.
    Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Kayangan Lake and explore the scenic Twin Lagoons that are surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs.
    Proceed to the snorkeling hot spots called Malwawey Coral Garden and Balinsasayaw Reef then head to CYC Beach and Beach 91 for lunch and relaxing time.
    Back on board and proceed to Skeleton Wreck, a ship that rest in shallow waters.
    Overnight at the hotel in Coron

  12. Day 12: Coron Island Hopping

    Set sail off the coast of Coron for about 1.5hr. Spend your day on Malcapuya IslandDitaytayan Island and Bulog Dos Island. Relax and unwind on the beach or swim in the aquamarine warm waters.
    Overnight at the hotel in Coron

  13. Day 13: Depart Coron

    Check-out from hotel at 12:00 and transfer to Coron-Busuanga airport.

Featured Accommodation

Sepilok Nature Resort

Sepilok Nature Resort is approximately a 40-minute drive from Sandakan airport. It is located within walking distance to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre the ideal starting point for most other wildlife land destinations in Sabah such as the  fauna-rich Kinabatangan River and the surrounding Sukau area. Sepilok Nature  Resort also offers the perfect setting for relaxing after a long plane trip, before  continuing on a diving holiday to Lankayan.

Borneo Nature Lodge, Sukau Kinabatangan River

Nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan River lies Borneo Nature Lodge – an eco-friendly resort, offering the comfort without compromising the green. A natural haven for the outdoor enthusiast, Borneo Nature Lodge is your ideal lodging as you explore the melting pot of wildlife found here in Sukau.

Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserved by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

Managed by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges, Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve offers a rustic yet comfortable accommodation at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. Jungle Lodge is a wooden chalet with single bedroom while River Lodge has two bedrooms – both are situated in Poring Hot Spring. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and public swimming pool.

Horizon Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Experience scenic views unlike any other right at the heart of Kota Kinabalu with 180 rooms overlooking the sea & city centre and is just within footsteps to major attractions and joints beloved by locals and visitors alike. Our rooms are fitted with plush beds and marble countertops finished with timber floorings, offering you all the comforts of urban living in your temporary home.

Sheridan Beach Resort And Spa, Sabang

Nestled between towering mountain ranges and the clear blue waters of the West Philippines Sea lies the premier property of Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa, the first green resort in the Philippines known to champion environmental sustainability in Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa, one of the country’s most protected areas.

Experience a world of wonderment – of jungle trails and mangrove forests, where the sun, sand, sea meet and an unforgettable holiday of adventure and relaxation awaits.

Huni Lio Resort, El Nido

Overlooking the magnificent, pristine and turquoise waters of Bacuit Bay and Lio Beach, Huni Lio, is a two-story resort designed for families and couples looking for a new destination for relaxation. Located at the ecologically sustainable area of El Nido, Huni Lio is highly accessible to El Nido Town – the jump off point to the impressive and awe-inspiring limestones of Small and Big Lagoon.

Highlighting a modern contemporary interior, this tropical resort is made up of 34 sqm to 54 sqm spacious rooms and a full-length glass door to accentuate the impressive natural scenery of the location.

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel, Coron town

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel is a newly added hotel in Coron Town well-positioned along the bayside. With its convenient location, this hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Coron.

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel offers more than 40 elegantly designed room, each designed as a picture of utter comfort, featuring a verandah, a spacious bath, and plush bedding, with room sizes ranging from 26.05 sqm to 50.9 sqm.

AccommodationMalaysia and Palawan

Sepilok Nature Resort


Borneo Nature Lodge


Stura Sanctuary Lodges


Horizon Hotel


Sheridan Beach Resort And Spa


Casa Kalaw Resort, El Nido

Huni Lio Resort El Nido


Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel

Yes, it is our pleasure to create a unique tailor made itinerary for you.
The tailor made itinerary will suit your requirements perfectly and allows you to maximise your time.

We can match the style of accommodation to your budget or requirements.
We work with Guest Houses, Small Hotels and Luxury beach Resort.

We are more than happy to advise you of the airlines and schedule, however we do not arrange flights. You can book them online on the website of the airline company at the best discounted rates.

Yes, you can climb the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Borneo.

The package with mountain climbing is at surcharge.

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