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Sabah - 5 Days

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu

You will be picked up from Kota Kinabalu Airport and transferred to Kota Kinabalu. Please note that this is transfer only and stops along the way are not included.

Backpacker: Toojou or similar
Comfort: Hotel Shangri-La or similar

Day 2: Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy a day of sun, sea, and sand on an island of Tuanku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off Kota Kinabalu. You will depart by boat at 08:00, from Sutera Harbour Marina, for a day of relaxation. You will snorkel in crystal clear water among coral reefs and rainbow-colored fishes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

What to bring
Towel, hat, swimwear, sunblock lotion, personal equipment, etc.

Backpacker: Toojou or similar
Comfort: Hotel Shangri-La or similar

Day 3: Kota Kinabalu - Kundasang, Ranau

Explore Kinabalu Park from the perspective of a botanist, looking at the structure, ecology, and economical importance of some of the plants forming this unique park. You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning, and drive from Kota Kinabalu to 5,000 feet above sea level, at the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. A short stop at the roadside stalls at Nabalu Market to savour some exotic fruits before continuing to visit the Education Centre and Mountain Garden located at Kinabalu Park headquarters. Time and weather permitting, take a guided walk on one of the trails in the serene surroundings to observe the montane forest. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel. You will be picked up from Kota Kinabalu and transfered to Kinabalu National Park. Please note that this is transfer only and stops along the way are not included.

What to bring - Kinabalu Park Botanique
Drinking water, insect repellent, sun hat/sun block, walking shoes, raincoat & swimming attire

Backpacker: Kinabalu Park Pine Resort or similar
Comfort: Kinabalu Park Pine Resort or similar

Day 4: Kundasang, Ranau - Sepilok

You will be picked up from Kinabalu Park Area and transferred to your accommodation in Sepilok. Please note that this is transfer only and stops along the way are not included.

Backpacker: Nature Lodge Sepilok or similar
Comfort: Sepilok Forest Edge Resort or similar

Day 5: Sepilok to Sandakan Airport - End of services

After breakfast, it's time to check out. You will be picked up from Sepilok and transfered to Sandakan Airport. Please note that this is transfer only and stops along the way are not included.

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination


Snorkelling and Kinabalu Park Botanique excursions are included.


Kota Kinabalu
Backpacker Accommodation
Toojou (4-Shared Capsule - Mixed)
Modern property offering budget option for the young traveler community. Within the facilities, to mention a co-working space with fast internet, printing station and meeting rooms, and stunning rooftop bar, overlooking the city. Perfectly located in Kota Kinabalu; within walking distance to bars, restaurants and places of interest in town.

Comfort Accommodation
Hotel Shangri-La (Deluxe Room)
Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu offers large and clean rooms. It is 750 m from the Atkinson Clock Tower, while Gaya Street Sunday Market is 950 m away. Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and Oceanus Waterfront Mall are 1 km from Hotel Shangri-la KotaKinabalu. Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu is one of the oldest hotels in the city and has a very nostalgic past.

We have arranged the Deluxe room at Hotel Shangri-La for your stay. This 250 square foot room offers a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu city with the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in the horizon. The hotel has all the modern amenities you would come to expect, including satellite
television, coffee and tea making facilities, and wireless internet. Safety deposit boxes are available at the Front Desk.

Kinabalu Pine Resort (Run of House - Type A Room)
Kinabalu Pine Resort’s wooden cabins are fully built using the exclusive Selangan Batu hardwood. All rooms come with WiFi internet access, satellite television channels, intercom facility, en-suite bathroom, toiletries, hair dryer and coffee & tea making facilities. Located a 15 minutes drive away from Kinabalu Park entrance, with all the cabins with wide open porches facing Mount Kinabalu.

We have arranged a Run-of-House room for your stay.

Backpacker Accommodation
Nature Lodge Sepilok (Dorm Room)
Situated close to the Rehabilitation center the Nature Lodge is an ideal place to stay if you want to have comfortable style accommodation whilst being close to the Orangutans. Featuring fully equipped spacious rooms or hostel beds, anyone who comes to the Nature Lodge will be met with lovely service and cozy room. The lodge grounds are also nice and spacious with a large garden where you can relax.

Comfort Accommodation
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort (Standard Chalet)
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort comprises of Stylish Malay Design Chalets and a Longhouse around lush green surroundings and hills as a backdrop which further embraces an incredible view. Each Chalet is built with recycled woods. The wood panels are originally from Chinese houses that was built in the 1940's which you will still see when you are on the way to Sepilok. Depending on which Chalets you have, the rooms are inspired by the minimal design of the locals and have both indoor and outdoor showers, which will bring you back to life's basic necessities. You will first be invited by traditional Malay doors that have a wooden block that slide through both handles as a lock. Upon entering your room, you will be greeted by Bubuh Lights and Lantern, which are inspired from both the Malay and Chinese culture. Each room is decorated with local drawings, handmade natural art pieces, or pictures of old Sandakan. We are second to RDC in Sepilok area in terms of birding and other wildlife opportunities. Broadbills, Kingfishers, Pittas and many more are residence here. Orangutan do drop by to checkout our fruit trees occasionally. These happenings are result of minimum destruction in our development. It's a playground here if you are a nature enthusiast.

Local transport

Return transfer is included. All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver (non-English speaking).


Daily breakfast and 2 lunches are included

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