Proboscis Monkeys Sabah Borneo

Malaysian Borneo and Palawan Adventure

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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.

This tour package is not available for purchase online because we create a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preference (Luxury, Mid-Range or Budget) and travel dates.

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All about the Malaysian Borneo and Palawan Adventure.

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.


Brief Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE SANDAKAN

Day 2: SEPILOK ORANGUTAN – KINABATANGAN RIVER

Day 3: KINABATANGAN RIVER

Day 4: GOMANTONG CAVES – KINABALU PARK

Day 5: KINABALU PARK & PORING HOT SPRINGS

Day 6: KOTA KINABALU – PUERTO PRINCESA

Day 7: UNDERGROUND RIVER – EL NIDO

Day 8: EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

Day 9: EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

Day 10: EL NIDO – CORON

Day 11: CORON ISLAND TOUR

Day 12: CORON ISLAND HOPPING

Day 13: DEPART CORON


Tailor Made

For this tour package, we can create a personalised tour quote based on your accommodation preference (Luxury, Mid-Range or Budget) and travel dates. Contact us for more information.


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

Best time to go

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

Inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included?Items that are included in the cost.
  • Accommodation for the night listed in the travel itinerary
  • All internal transport by land/by sea
  • Tickets for fast ferry from El Nido to Coron (one way)
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as per travel itinerary
  • Entrance fees
What's not included?Items that are not included in the cost.
  • Internal flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • El Nido Environmental Fee (PHP 200 per person)
  • Peak season surcharge (if any)
  • Terminal fee (PHP 20 per person)
  • Charges incurred as result of delays beyond our control
  • 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 Sepilok Nature Resort

  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 Borneo Nature Lodge

    (Lunch, Dinner)

  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 Borneo Nature Lodge

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  4. Day 4: GOMANTONG CAVES - KINABALU PARK

    After breakfast visits the Gomantong Caves, famed for their ‘edible bird nests’. After Gomantong Caves, you will be driven for about 5 hours to Kinabalu Park.

    Overnight at the Sutera Sanctuary Lodges (Jungle Lodge or River Lodge)

    (Breakfast)

  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 & butterfly 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 you will be driven for about 2 hours to Kota Kinabalu, the largest city in Borneo.

    Overnight in Kota Kinabalu at the Horizon Hotel

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

  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, you will be driven for about 2 hours to Sabang.

    Overnight at the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa

    (Breakfast)

  7. Day 7: UNDERGROUND RIVER - EL NIDO

    Today you will explore the Subterranean River (or Underground River), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Hop on a park-operated paddleboat, and wind your way down the Puerto Princesa Underground River.
    A journey through the caves is more than worth it for the underground river, the impressive stalactites, and the awesome rock formations.

    After lunch, you will be driven north of Palawan for about 5 hours to El Nido. Stop Enroute (if time permits) to visit the Spanish Fort in Taytay.

    Overnight in El Nido at Casa Kalaw Resort

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

  8. Day 8: EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

    You will be collected from your hotel and taken to El Nido town main beach to board the boat for a full day excursion around the exotic islands of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.

    With this Island Hopping Tour (El Nido tour A), you will visit the following islands and beaches: Miniloc Island, Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach and Shimizu Island.

    The islands are great for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

    A picnic lunch will be served on the beach.

    Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel

    Overnight in El Nido at Casa Kalaw Resort

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

  9. Day 9: EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

    Spend another day in El Nido exploring the islands of Bacuit Bay.

    With this island hopping tour (El Nido tour C), you will visit the following islands and beaches: Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, Hidden Beach Helicopter Island and Tapiutan Island.

    Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel

    Overnight in El Nido at Casa Kalaw Resort

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

  10. Day 10: EL NIDO - CORON

    Early morning depart for Coron with Montenegro Fast Ferry. The journey will take approximately 3.5hrs/4hrs.

    Upon arrival, you will be transported to your hotel.

    Afternoon you will be taken on half day sightseeing of Coron town. Visit the top attractions including the Public market, the Town Plaza, the St. Agustin Church, the Baywalk, the Harbour Center and the Cashew harvest factory.  Walk to the top of the Mount Tapyas. which overlooks the scenic Coron Bay. Descend from the mountain and head to the Maquinit Hot springs.

    Overnight in Coron at Corto Del Mar Hotel

    (Breakfast)

  11. Day 11: CORON ISLAND

    Meet at your hotel and depart by boat for a full day tour of Coron Island.

    With this tour you will visit  the most scenic attractions of Coron including the Siete Pecados Marine Park, the Kayangan Lake, Beach 91, the Skeleton Wreck, the Malwawey Coral Garden, Cyc Beach and the Twin Lagoons.

    Overnight in Coron at Corto Del Mar Hotel

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

  12. Day 12: CORON ISLAND HOPPING

    After breakfast at the hotel depart for a full day island hopping tour.

    With this tour you will visit Malcapuya Island, Banana Island and Bulog Dos Island.

    Overnight in Coron at Corto Del Mar Hotel

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

  13. Day 13: DEPART CORON

    After check-out, transfer to Busuanga Aiport in time to catach your outbound flight.

    (Breakfast)

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

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

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

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.


El Nido Casa Kalaw Resort

Nestled within Lio Tourism Estate, the first eco-master-planned development in El Nido, Palawan. Casa Kalaw is a Filipino-inspired hotel which provides warmth, comfort, and convenience for getaways and intimate gatherings.
Featuring 42 well-appointed guestrooms, each room is equipped with air-conditioning, hot and cold shower, wireless internet, 42” cable television, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box and bathroom amenities to ensure a delightful experience for everyone.


Corto Del Mar Resort

Corto del Mar hotel is located in the heart of Coron town on the island of Busuanga in the north of Palawan. The hotel and its 32 bedrooms and suites have been decorated with taste and character giving the hotel a unique blend of Mediterranean and Filipino feel.

With beautiful views over Coron Island, it’s a great place to go explore the gems around whether on banca or motorbike.

AccommodationMalaysia and Palawan

Sepilok Nature Resort


 

Borneo Nature Lodge


 

Stura Sanctuary Lodges


 

Horizon Hotel


 

Sheridan Beach Resort And Spa


 

Casa Kalaw Resort


 

Corto del Mar Resort

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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