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Borneo birding tour

August 27–september 6, 2024.

The Sabah province of Malaysian Borneo holds some of Asia’s most famous birding sites, including the Danum Valley and the fabled Mount Kinabalu. From lowland and montane rainforests to mangrove swamps and wetlands, Borneo hosts a captivating mix of typical Southeast Asian birds, several rare species, and Bornean endemics. As if this weren’t enough, it is also one of the best places in Asia to enjoy rainforest mammals, including amazing creatures such as Orangutan, Bornean Gibbon, and Leopard Cat! Join the ABA and Rockjumper for an awesome, exotic blend of fabulous birds, mammals, and amazing scenery!

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Malaysia is a developed Asian nation offering first-class facilities, an extensive range of well-serviced national parks and nature reserves, and a bounty of quality birds and mammals; simply put, this is the perfect destination for a birding and wildlife tour!

On this adventure, we focus on the Sabah province of Borneo which holds some of Asia’s most famous birding sites, including the Danum Valley – protecting the largest rainforest in Southeast Asia, the Crocker Range, and the fabled Mount Kinabalu. Habitats range from lowland and montane rainforest to mangrove swamps and wetlands and these host a rich mix of typical Southeast Asian birds as well as several rare species and Bornean endemics. As if this wasn’t enough, it is also one of the best countries in Asia to enjoy rainforest mammals and we can expect some incredible creatures, including Orangutan, Bornean Pygmy Elephant, Bornean Gibbon, Mouse-Deer, Leopard Cat, and if we are lucky, we might even encounter rare species such as Bornean Clouded Leopard or Marbled Cat! Join us for what is sure to be an awesome, exotic blend of fabulous birds, mammals, and amazing scenery!

Brief itinerary

Practical details.

Dates : August 27—September 6, 2024

Number of days and nights: 11 days / 10 nights

Start and end point:

  • Starting: 27 August 2024, Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
  • Finishing: 6 September 2024, Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Group size:

  • Minimum number of participants: 17
  • Maximum number of participants: 40

Guides and ABA staff: Depending on the number of participants, 3 to 5 Rockjumper leaders, and 1 to 2 ABA staff

Birding pace:

Photography opportunities:

Physical difficulty:

  • This tour requires a fair level of fitness, and participants should be in good general health as most of the birding will be done on foot and may require walking for several hours at a time. Some trails can be slippery, especially after rain.
  • During our time in the Danum Valley, you will be 2 hours away from modern medical facilities.

Accommodation throughout the trip is of a generally high standard and the hotels and resorts that we make use of range from comfortable to rather luxurious. There is no camping on this trip.

It is important for the comfort of your fellow travelers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check-in luggage and 8kg (+-18kg) for hand luggage.

Price and booking

Note that the price of this tour also depends on the rooming configurations at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, where several rooming options exist. All bookings will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. The single supplement cost for this tour will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If we cannot provide you with a rooming partner for these nights although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.

  • Jungle Chalets: US$7,350.00 on a twin/sharing basis. Single supplement: US$630 (limited to 5 rooms, only)
  • Premium Deluxe Jungle View Chalets: US$7,600.00 on a twin/sharing basis. Single supplement: US$630 (limited to 8 rooms, only)
  • Premium Deluxe Chalets: US$8,250.00 on a twin/sharing basis. Single supplement: US$720 (limited to 10 rooms, only)
  • Premium Deluxe (Single Story): US$8,800.00 on a twin/sharing basis. Single supplement: US$560 (limited to 2 rooms, only)
  • Premium Deluxe (Double Story): US$9,050.00 on a twin/sharing basis. Single supplement: US$514 (limited to 1 room, only)
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11;
  • Bottled drinking water;
  • All lodgings;
  • All ground transportation during the tour;
  • All reserve entrance fees;
  • 1x night drive to 4 km mark in Danum Valley;
  • 2x night walks in Danum Valley;
  • Return flight – Kota Kinabalu / Lahad Datu;
  • All guiding services;
  • Tips for local guides, drivers, and services.

Not included:

  • Any international flights;
  • Any beverages (including mini-bar charges at hotels);
  • Optional excursions;
  • Special gratuities;
  • Telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.
  • Tipping: As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc.) are included on this tour. However, this does not include your ABA/Rockjumper leader/s. If you feel that they have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them at your discretion.

The above information in respect of arrivals and departures is a guide only. Precise arrival and departure information will be sent to you in your Tour Confirmation package once the tour has been officially confirmed. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the Rockjumper office.

Visa requirements differ by country, nationality of the traveler and duration and purpose of your intended stay. It may be necessary to obtain a visa or an electronic travel authorization in advance of your travel. It is therefore vitally important that you check with your travel agent/consulate/embassy for exact visa requirements. The following website provides detailed information about visa eligibility and assistance with online application options where viable: Visa HQ for Travel.

DO NOT book any flights until the Rockjumper Team has officially confirmed the tour.

Bookings for this tour are collected by Rockjumper:

Birding sites in detail, kota kinabalu area.

A newly discovered species in the Kota Kinabalu area is the extremely range-restricted and scarce Malaysian Plover and we will be sure to stop in at the site where a pair of these much sought-after plovers have been residing the past few years.

Prince Philip Park

This park provides excellent chances for finding several interesting species, many of which will not be seen again on the trip. Highlights may include Nankeen and Black-crowned Night Herons, Little Tern, Pacific Reef Heron, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Collared Kingfisher, Olive-backed Sunbird, Blue-naped Parrot, Crested Myna, White-breasted  Woodswallow, Chestnut Munia, and the handsome but introduced Java Sparrow.

Crocker Range

The forested hills of this mountain range are home to an exciting array of localized endemic birds, many of which are extremely difficult to find on the nearby Mount Kinabalu, several of which are completely absent from the accessible section of Kinabalu. We’ll spend the entire morning working flocks along the road that winds through the mountains for specialties such as Mountain, Bornean and Golden-naped Barbets, brilliant Bornean Leafbird, scarce Pygmy Ibon that roam around in small flocks, the nomadic Fruithunter, gaudy Long-tailed Broadbill, noisy Bornean Treepie, Bornean and Cinereous Bulbuls, Mountain Black-eye, Chestnut-hooded, Sunda and Bare-headed Laughingthrushes, Black-sided (Bornean) Flowerpecker, Temminck’s Sunbird and the vociferous but shy Dark Hawk-Cuckoo. Two of Borneo’s most elusive and sought after endemics, the spectacular Whitehead’s Broadbill and Whitehead’s Spiderhunter, are both found in these vast forests and we will try our best to see these great birds during our time here. As the day progresses, we should find several species of raptor soaring overhead and these may include Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle and Crested Honey Buzzard, and if we are extremely fortunate, we may even find the very rare Mountain (Kinabalu) Serpent Eagle soaring above the forest.

Mount Kinabalu

The pristine, montane forest that cloaks the lower slopes of Mount Kinabalu — Borneo’s highest mountain at 13,435 feet (4,095 m), is home to some of Borneo’s most prized birds that includes a multitude of localized mountain endemics. Some of the many fine birds to be sought here include Sunda Cuckooshrike, Golden-naped Barbet, the

sensational Bornean Green Magpie, noisy Bornean Treepie, resident Dark Hawk-Cuckoo and Sunda Cuckoo (a recent split from Oriental Cuckoo), Indigo Flycatcher, Chestnut-crested Yuhina, Bornean Whistler, Chestnut-hooded, Sunda and extremely scarce and shy Bare-headed Laughingthrushes, Bornean Whistling Thrush, the delightful Bornean Forktail (recently split from White-crowned), Black-sided (Bornean) Flowerpecker, Eyebrowed Jungle

Flycatcher, Bornean Swiftlet, Temminck’s Babbler, the miniscule Bornean Stubtail, Mountain Wren-Babbler, the exquisite Temminck’s Sunbird and Black-capped White-eye, as well as some star birds such as the rare Fruithunter, an endemic, canopy-dwelling thrush, Crimson-headed (now considered to be a kind of pheasant called a Bloodhead) and Red-breasted Partridges, the rare and near-endemic Sunda Owlet, the very rare and furtive Everett’s Thrush, extremely rare and seldom seen Mountain (Kinabalu) Serpent Eagle, nomadic and unpredictable Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch and the local, recently split Crocker Jungle Flycatcher. While walking the park’s trails and access road, we may also encounter Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle, Checker-throated and Maroon Woodpeckers, Blyth’s Shrike-Babbler, Ashy and Hair-crested Drongos, Yellow-breasted and Mountain Leaf Warblers, Sunda Bush Warbler and White-browed Shortwing.

A 19th-century naturalist called Whitehead spent many months on the mountain and three very special birds,  restricted to Mount Kinabalu and the highlands further south in Sabah and Sarawak, are named after him:  Whitehead’s Broadbill, Spiderhunter, and Trogon. We will put in much time and effort on the forest trails in an attempt to locate these rare beauties. However, one must be aware that all three of these species occur at  extremely low densities on Mount Kinabalu and are usually very tricky to find. We will therefore require a fair  amount of luck, coupled with hard work and good field craft to locate them! Whitehead’s Pygmy Squirrel, a tiny  creature with ear tufts nearly as long as its body, is another endemic creature we hope to encounter during our  time in the park.

Poring Hot Springs

On the second visit to Mount Kinabalu groups will have the option of visiting Poring Hot Springs. The site does require extra driving to reach but for those who are keen we can explain more about how this option would work on the ground. The hot springs are surrounded by superb, mid-elevation forest that contain a range of different species more typically associated with lowland forest such as Black-and-yellow, Green and Banded Broadbills, Oriental Dwarf

Kingfisher, the endemic White-crowned Shama, Golden-whiskered, Blue-eared, Red-throated and Brown (a recently recognized Bornean endemic) Barbets, the brilliant Violet Cuckoo, Yellow-eared and Spectacled Spiderhunters, Dusky Munia, Scaly-breasted, Streaked and Spectacled Bulbuls, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and the scarce and extremely local Grey-headed Babbler. If we are fortunate during our time here, we may hear about a flowering Rafflesia (news of these in flower spreads quickly), affording us the opportunity to see this floral wonder.

Danum Valley

The Danum Valley has lush and verdant lowland rainforest which we’ll bird along the network of forest trails, the access road, lodge grounds and a canopy walkway. Some of the area’s very special birds that we will search for during our time here include the bizarre Bornean Bristlehead (currently placed its own monotypic family), Dusky  Broadbill, Bornean Black Magpie), Crested Jay, scarce and unobtrusive Bornean, Black-throated and Striped Wren-Babblers, Rufous-tailed and White-crowned Shamas, Bornean and Sunda Blue Flycatchers, the scarce, primary forest specialist Finsch’s Bulbul, elusive and unpredictable Chestnut-naped Forktail, endemic and minuscule  Pygmy Ibon and White-fronted Falconet.

The lodge grounds themselves offer superb birding and here we may find species such as Bold-striped Tit-Babbler, Long-billed, Yellow-eared, Bornean, Little and Spectacled Spiderhunters, Red-throated, Plain, Purple-naped,  Van Hasselt’s and Crimson Sunbirds, Yellow-rumped and Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers, the immaculate Whiskered Treeswift, Dusky Munia, Large Woodshrike, Lesser Cuckooshrike and very attractive Blue-throated Bee-eater. The Danum River that meanders lazily just below the lodge often harbors Lesser Fish Eagle, Great-billed Heron, the once common but now very rare Straw-headed Bulbul, and in the evenings, Buffy Fish Owl. Other exciting species that we may very well see during our time in the valley include Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle, Diard’s, Red-naped and Scarlet-rumped Trogons, the inexplicably scarce and shy Cinnamon-rumped Trogon, Chestnut-necklaced Partridge, Green Imperial Pigeon, Common Hill Myna, Maroon-breasted and Rufous-winged Philentomas, Wreathed, Wrinkled, Rhinoceros, Bushy-crested, Black and the awesome Helmeted Hornbills, Black-capped, Short-tailed, Scaly-crowned, Sooty-capped, Ferruginous, Rufous-crowned and Horsfield’s Babblers, Black-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Black-throated Oriole, Spotted Fantail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, the unimpressive Brown Fulvetta, striking White-crowned Forktail, Charlotte’s Bulbul (recently split from Buff-vented Bulbul as a Bornean endemic), Grey-rumped Treeswift and Rufous-chested Flycatcher. 

Danum is a pitta paradise with a staggering six species recorded here (including four spectacular  species endemic to Borneo: Black-crowned, Blue-headed, Blue-banded, and Bornean Banded Pittas)! The other two pittas include the widespread Hooded and the very rare Giant Pitta. We will endeavor to find as many of these as possible but, given their retiring and unpredictable nature and the dense habitat, we will need a large dose of patience and luck to see these shy avian jewels. 

Another of Danum Valley’s great attractions is the amazing Great Argus, a huge, long-tailed pheasant; we are likely to hear the males bellowing their far-carrying calls but we’d need to be extremely lucky to encounter one along the forest trails since they’ve stopped visiting their traditional display sites for the past few years. The lodge here also has its own canopy walkway and we will spend some of our time high in the trees, scanning for the aforementioned species amongst many others.

One of Danum’s prized mammals is the highly endangered Orangutan – fondly referred to as the “Old Man of the Forest”. We usually succeed, with the help of the excellent local guides, in tracking down these regal primates, and staring into the eyes of these magnificent creatures is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of the entire trip.

We will also undertake a night drive on one of our nights here and this provides a superb opportunity for seeing a range of secretive forest mammals. Species that are regularly seen include Sambar and Southern Red Muntjac, Greater and Lesser Mouse-Deer, Thomas’s and Red Giant Flying Squirrels, Malayan Colugo (Flying Lemur) and Common Palm and Malayan Civets. Rarer species that do occur include Asian Elephant (sometimes split as Bornean Pygmy Elephant), Leopard Cat, Bornean Clouded Leopard, the near-mythical Marbled and Bay Cats, Banded Palm Civet, Malay Badger, Thick-quilled Porcupine, Slow Loris, Western Tarsier and the strange Binturong (Bear Cat) but we’d be very lucky to encounter any of these extremely scarce forest denizens during our limited time in the Danum Valley.

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Birds of Malaysia Field Guide

Malaysia has long been visited by birders wishing to enjoy the many incredible species inhabiting this fantastic country. However, field guides covering the whole country have either been absent or poor quality until now. Instead of dealing with different guides for Peninsula Malaysia and Borneo birders can now find all of the birds of Malaysia in one publication. The lightweight, soft cover version of this book is easy for us to recommend as the field guide for the itineraries we offer to this bird-rich country.

Birds of Malaysia is the field guide that we will use on our birding tour itineraries in Malaysia/Borneo:

  • North Borneo Birding Tour – Bornean Endemics
  • Peninsula Malysia Birding Tour

These birding tours, full of top quality birds are best enjoyed if using this birds of Malaysia field guide. Using older regional field guides is likely to be confusing and due to the older taxonomy used in these publications.

While range maps are always a feature we like to see in a high quality field guide, given that Malaysia is split between the peninsula and the island of Borneo, with each part having birds that are restricted to those locations, the maps are even more important than usual. Maps updated before publication are more accurate than any that proceeded these and are very helpful, particularly with subdivisions for all known subspecies. This is particularly helpful given the rapid pace of taxonomic research and the potential for further endemic splits. Range maps are printed alongside the species illustrated which makes for nice, quick reference.


In keeping with other field guides in the Lynx series, the illustrations are of a good and consistent quality. In many cases these are taken from the parent publications of “Handbook of the Birds of the World”.  However, given that there are numerous unique local subspecies, particularly in Borneo, it is good to see that new illustrations to include many of these feature too.  In most cases the plates are reproduced brightly and uncluttered although there are a very few exceptions. Some of the plates for raptors are a little overcrowded and the illustrations for the tailorbirds are not the best representations we have seen. However, the vast majority of plates are excellent.

Species Accounts

The species accounts contain a lot of relevant information, squeezed into a compact space. Information on whether a bird is common or not is included alongside whether it is found in Peninsula or Bornean Malaysia. All known subspecies are listed in the appropriate species accounts, something that has been overlooked in many field guides until now. Call descriptions are only given where they are helpful, so that long reams of meaningless text is cut out, leaving more room for information that is useful to birders. A short section that highlights confusion species is also very useful indeed.

For those not already familiar with Lynx Edicions field guides the way that ever-chaning taxonomy is dealt with in the species accounts is excellent. Subspecies/potential splits are listed separately under the main heading of the parent species, with potential names should they reach species level or according to other taxonomies. In this way the field guide can remain relevant to birders using different taxonomies for their lists as well as into the future as further progress is made in avian classification.

The species accounts also contain a QR code that takes birders, when they are online, to the species page on eBird. These species pages contain photos, calls and other information.

Other Features

The addition of species names in Malay is nice as it allows birders to interact with locals if a common language is not shared. The index is presented in English with a separate index in Malay and both are logically compiled in alphabetic order depending on the bird’s family name e.g. Woodpecker, Banded, something that some field guides manage to make more confusing than is necessary.

There is only a very short introductory section that deals with Malaysia’s birding habitats. While birders buy field guides for assistance in identification, it would be nicer if the introduction contained slightly more extensive information.

As with other field guides in this series a card containing a link to a free download of a checklist of the birds of Malaysia, strictly based on HBW taxonomy.


We highly recommend that all participants on our trips to Malaysia/Borneo obtain a copy of this field guide. Birders booking a Peninsula Malaysia or Borneo birding tour with us will receive a 10% discount code for use when purchasing this book directly from the publisher. Our guides will be using this field guide when leading our Peninsula Malaysia & Borneo birding tours.

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Borneo Tours & Trips

In the heart of southeast Asia lies Borneo, known for its diverse wildlife including the beautiful orangutans, and it's stunning natural rainforests and jungles. If you're looking for a cultural experience like no other, consider an adventure to Borneo.

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Borneo – East Sabah Adventure Tour

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Borneo – East Sabah Adventure

This was a wonderful adventure. Seeing the wildlife - elephants, orang-utans, crocodiles turtle hatclings, proboscis monkeys etc was amazing. Experiencing local village life was very special. Loved all of it.

Sabah Adventure Tour

Sabah Adventure

This was a great tour full of experiences that I'll never forget. Some of the highlights include: climbing Mt. Kinabalu, watching sea turtles lay eggs and watching hatchlings make their way back to shore, and of course orangutans. The guide was great and full of tons of knowledge. He mentioned that the accommodations would be very basic, but I found them to be quite impressive. Also, the meals are great but also very repetitive. I found myself getting pretty tired of the food by the end. Some improvements I would suggest is that this should not be called a 12-day tour but an 11 at best. The first day and the last day you do absolutely nothing. In fact I wanted to do something on the last day and they were not able to book anything for me, I had also inquired about them several days in advance. The other improvement is that they should possibly provide something to do or transportation for the groups on the mountain climb. I was one of the only ones who read the itinerary and trained for the climb, suffice to say many of the other group members did not do this and went into it with pre-existing medical conditions. Well a couple of us had finished over 6 hours ahead of the others and just sat on a bench waiting. Kind of a waste of a day. The last improvement is that many of the "optional" activities aren't really optional. Some are very over-priced and I didn't want to do but the alternative would be to sit in the hot car for several hours. They should make an alternative for those who do not want to take part in the optional activities. Overall though the tour was amazing. It will be very hard to forget the amazing wildlife I saw on this trip.

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Premium Borneo in Depth

very surprising! everything worked out! nelson was really good!

Trek Mt Kinabalu Tour

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Trek Mt Kinabalu

Wet, cold and amazing!

Real Borneo Tour

Real Borneo

This trip was so much fun! It was really well coordinated with the right amount of free time. The first hotel in kota kinabalu is extremely nice but there are heaps of other cheaper hotels quite close if you're staying an extra day. If you want to see the city, stay an extra day or two as you don't get much time included in the tour. 1-2 days in KK would be enough as it's pretty small. Sepilok is really cool and there are heaps of things to do, however a lot of them are guided tours and they cost quite a bit. If you're trying to save, you could just opt to stay at the hotel as it has a pool and a restaurant. Wifi is only in the restaurant area and rooms have fans, no air con. Next is the eco camp which is really cool as it's right in the middle of the jungle. There are SO many mosquitos so don't think you can get away without repellant. Bring snacks as there's no where to get food outside of meal times. You'll probably also want lots of loose, long clothes to avoid sunburn. The tree planting you do here was pretty average but I guess cool to see. At lunch we got to do a cooking class which was pretty cool. The Batu Tulug caves were nice and worth a visit. The homestay depends a lot on your family but it's great to see how locals live. There's no wifi here or on the river at the eco camp, so if you need to check more than once every couple of days, get a local sim (they're pretty cheap anyway). Next you stay in the Kinabalu national park, which was bloody great for us because we got upgraded to this really fancy room. Once again there's no wifi and you have to buy something at a really expensive restaurant to use it. Food is all buffet here which is really fun. The hike was awesome and you can read reviews on it elsewhere, but some things specific to geckos might put some people off this tour. Firstly, we had some people on our group who had chronic medical conditions such as asthma. They were only told the day before the climb that they wouldn't be covered by insurance and if they wanted to climb it would be at their own risk. If you have something like this, it would be worth getting more comprehensive insurance and clarifying what this means for you with geckos before you go, as only learning about this the day before doesn't allow much time for decision making. Secondly, our group leader decided that we wouldn't go all the way to the summit as the weather was really bad. This was fine as we still got to base camp and got to do another smaller walk, and it's totally understandable of our group leader to put our safety first. However, a lot of other people went to the summit regardless (ie people not on our tour) and so if you're really really keen to get to the top, there's a risk you won't be able to with this tour. The poring hot springs were awesome as there are heaps of things to do there, but mostly the beds are comfortable which you'll need after the hike! The small waterfall (you'll find out when you get there) is awesome and definitely worth the 15 minute walk. The hot springs themselves are sort of gross, especially at the end of the day, as they get sort of dirty and you can see hair in them! So it's worth getting a private spa. There's also no wifi here but local cafes (ie across the road from the resort) have it. It's best to eat there too as the restaurant at the resort is really expensive. On the last day we didn't get back to KK until about 5pm and our guide organised a snorkelling trip for those of us who were still there for the next day which was really really good. Our tour guide, Felix, was absolutely awesome and was so passionate about Sabah and wildlife. This tour is a really comprehensive tour of Sabah and you get to see so much. It may seem expensive per day but we had a lot of transfers (including a flight) and got to climb Mt Kinabalu, and some of the hotels were a lot nicer than expected. One thing to keep in mind is that Malaysia is a Muslim country and for us they were celebrating ramadan at the time. This meant that a few restaurants were closed but we always found somewhere to go. We also got to experience the ramadan bazaars which were really cool! However it would have been marginally easier to go at a different time of year. This is also a great introduction into hiking and wildlife types of holidays if you haven't done that before. Sabah is a great place to travel and this tour makes it really easy and shows you the best bits.

Best of Borneo National Geographic Journeys Tour

  • Jungle Trekking

Best of Borneo National Geographic Journeys

Two comments 1. To add the Urang Hutan reservation in Kuching to the itinerary 2. The hotel in Bilit was not up to par, so if there are other options, it is worthwhile to check

Borneo Wildlife Discoverer Tour

Borneo Wildlife Discoverer

We started with a disappointment because the weather prevented us from going to Bako N.P. But by ghe end of the trip we had a very ling list of wildlife sightings & experiences. Our guide was wonderful!

Customized Private Malaysia Borneo Wildlife Tour, Daily Departure Tour

Customized Private Malaysia Borneo Wildlife Tour, Daily Departure

  • Book With Flexibility This operator allows you to rebook your dates or tours with them for free, waiving change fees.

Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula Tour

  • In-depth Cultural

Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula

The tour was fantabulous! Great sights, great food, excellent tour guides are ingredients for an unforgettable experience. Close encounters with wildlife in the primeval forest of Borneo as well as the mangrove forest in Langkawi are second to none; the boat rides with the help of local guides make for a thrilling adventure. Complementing the awesome nature discovery is the cultural immersion in the distinct cities of Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown and Langkawi. A candid preview of Malaysia at its awesome best in two weeks! It is hands-down one of the best uses of one's time, energy, money.

Sandakan Orangutan Experience 4D/3N Tour

Sandakan Orangutan Experience 4D/3N

The next best offering would be a jungle trek with a small group to see Orangurans in the wild - I would pay a premium for this as would all my extreme traveling friends.
  • 10% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Borneo Adventure Tour

Borneo Adventure

Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N Tour

Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N

The trip was great, guides were helpful. Accommodation was comfortable. The hospitality at Sabah Tea guesthouse could have been better.

Wonders Of Borneo, Malaysia (5 & 4 Star Hotels) Tour

Wonders Of Borneo, Malaysia (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

  • €150 deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

3D2N Orangutan in Tanjung Puting with Overnight on the Boat Tour

3D2N Orangutan in Tanjung Puting with Overnight on the Boat

Incredible Borneo, Malaysia (5 & 4 Star Hotels) Tour

Incredible Borneo, Malaysia (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

What people love about borneo tours.

If you are looking for a nature holiday, I would most defiantely recommend Borneo. Saw all the wildlife I had hoped for and more. Our CEO with G Adventures, Ricky, was fantastic. Helpful, kind, knowledgable and very calm. Always happy to help and answer any questions regarding the wildlife or history of Borneo. The group was also fantastic, full of laid back, like minded, wildlife lovers, from all over the world. Thank you!!
This trip was amazing and exceeded my expectations. I loved the mix of culture, nature, hiking and relaxing.
Great adventure! I reaced the summit!

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Borneo Gallery

Weird & wonderful wildlife 12-day adventure, $7,898 group departures.

6 person minimum

$8,298 Go On Your Own

2 person minimum

Domestic flights required ~$498/person, subject to change until issued.

Add $150/person for peak season departures in July & August. Add $350/person for holiday departures.

Prices based on an exchange rate of 4.9 MYR/USD, subject to change without notice. Please see terms and conditions.


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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Single travelers staying in a room by themselves will be charged this additional single supplement fee, as all of our regular prices are otherwise based on double occupancy.

SINGLE SHARE OPTIONS (if available) If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room, we will make every effort to find you a roommate of the same gender, in which case you will not have to pay the single supplement fee. The single supplement will be charged until we are able to confirm a roommate for you. If we are able to match you with a roommate, the single supplement will be refunded. In the event that we cannot find a share for you, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee.

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  • Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary
  • Rainforest Discovery Center
  • Kinabatangan River

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

  • Gomantong Cave
  • Menanggul River
  • Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Danum Valley

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

  • Sipadan - Kapali or Mabul Islands

As wildlife specialists, we've carefully combined several unusual and remote eco-systems with exclusive activities, comprehensive environmental education and high-end local naturalist guides to create the absolute best possible wildlife experience currently available in the country, including not just commonly sought-after encounters with orang-utan, proboscis monkeys, and pygmy elephants but also:

  • Orang-utan Sanctuary
  • Authentic wildlife tracking by foot and electric boat to see WILD orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, Bornean gibbons, and pygmy elephants in the wild.
  • Special Expeditions to see Borneo's famous flying and gliding mammals and reptiles - a Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive
  • Special Nocturnal Expeditions to see Tarsiers and Slow Loris - two of the world's smallest and cutest primates - a Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive
  • Exposure to scientific researchers, contributions to local conservation efforts
  • Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Named one of the " Top 50 Jungle Lodges in the World" by National Geographic Adventure
  • Borneo Rainforest Lodge - Danum Valley's most award-winning lodge
  • Cultural Interaction with local Orang-Sungai "River People" at Sukau
  • Maximum Wildlife Viewing
  • Local Naturalist Guides
  • Award-Winning Rainforest Lodges
  • Includes all meals

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Kota Kinabalu
  • DAY 2 Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary - Flying & Gliding Wildlife
  • DAY 3 Kinabatangan River - Track Proboscis Monkeys & Pygmy Elephants
  • DAY 4 Gomantong, Menanggul River - Track Tarsiers & Slow Loris
  • DAY 5 Kinabatangan River - Track Pygmy Elephants
  • DAY 6 Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary - Track Orang-utan
  • DAY 7-9 Danum Valley
  • DAY 10-12 Sipadan (Kapali or Mabul Islands)

Note: One popular extension to this itinerary is to add a 2-Day/1-Night visit to Selingan "Turtle Island" on Day 2 of the trip. See the 16-Day EcoTour page for more details!

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 Kota Kinabalu Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort for the night

DAY 2   Sandakan –  Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary, Track Borneo's Unique "Gliders" Depart in the morning to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your flight to Sandakan. Arrive at Sandakan Airport and transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre before proceeding to Rainforest Discovery Centre. This will prime you for the remote aspects of your adventure. Learn about efforts to combat deforestation and preserve orang-utan habitats. Witness orang-utans feeding. Visit a 28 meter tall canopy walkway to observe the breathtaking ancient forest.

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive!

Tracking Borneo's Unique “Gliders”  We will seek out prime habitat for Borneo's 33 species of unique flying and gliding animals, including flying lemurs, rare Wallace's flying frog, flying squirrels, paradise tree snakes, draco lizards and more. We'll visit several ecosystems at the right time of day with our expert naturalist guides to increase the chances of seeing these fascinating animals that are a major part of Borneo's unique natural heritage.

DAY 3  Kinabatangan River - Track Proboscis Monkeys & Pygmy Elephants After breakfast, return to the Rainforest Discovery Center. Continue to Sandakan jetty for 2-1/2 hour boat journey to the award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan. You'll have an opportunity to view birds and wildlife in virgin mangrove, wetland, and rainforest habitats. In the late afternoon, take a river cruise using electric motor boats in search of some of the ten primate species. Sukau is home to Borneo pygmy elephants, orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and all eight species of hornbill in Borneo. Return to the lodge for a solar-heated hot shower, candlelight dinner overlooking the riverbank, and slide show conducted by naturalist guide. After dinner, enjoy a late-night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at the award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge, named by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2009 as one of the top 50 jungle lodges in the world.

Late Night River Cruise  After dinner enjoy a late night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals from 10:00pm until about midnight. While all other cruises fill the river just after dinner, at this later hour you have the best possible chance to see some of the most rare and hard-to-find animals that other travelers don’t usually see. Not only will we be the only travelers out at this hour, we’ll also focus on a narrow tributary and do the cruise by electric motor in total silence. On our very first such Late Night Cruise, Wild Planet Director Josh Cohen spotted a flat-headed cat, a feline so rare it had not been seen by local guides for nearly 6 years!

DAY 4  Menanggul River -  Track Tarsiers & Slow Loris After breakfast, enjoy a safari by boat with electric motor along the Menanggul River to experience the tranquility of this ancient rainforest at its best. We'll head towards the ancient primary forest surrounding Gomantong Cave, where wild orang-utans, the "man of the jungle", are often spotted. 

Tarsier & Slow Loris Tracking!   Night Hike at The Gomantong Park Forest Road  This evening we'll enjoy a nocturnal hike to give us the best chance to see some of the world's smallest and cutest primates, tarsiers and slow loris. At night tarsiers move about in the trees, staying about three feet above ground level. They wake just before sunset, rest for a while, and then search for food. They sleep again around sunrise. Our expert local naturalist guides know the favorite habitat where tarsiers frequently come to forage. While there are never any guarantees, we have an excellent chance to see them during this exclusive Wild Planet activity.

While there are never any guarantees, we have an excellent chance to see them during this exclusive Wild Planet activity. Overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

DAY 5  Kinabatangan River - Pygmy Elephant, Orang-Utan & Proboscis Monkey Tracking An early morning start in search of elephants on a river cruise. The Bornean pygmy elephant can be seen mostly in the floodplain, tributaries, and the upper catchment of the Kinabatangan River. They also like to feed along river banks in the cool of the morning and the evening. Note: Elephants migrate along the river year-round. Like all wildlife, sightings depend on luck and persistence. After dinner enjoy a late night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals from 10:00pm until about midnight spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

DAY 6  Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary - Pygmy Elephant,  Orang-Utan and Proboscis Monkey Tracking Morning and afternoon private river cruise exploring one of the oldest rainforests in the world with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in South East Asia. Track wild orang-utans and proboscis monkeys, visit areas where Borneon gibbons, marble cat, clouded leopard, sun bear, bearded pig, red leaf monkeys, and rhinoceros hornbills can be seen. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

DAY 7  Kinabatangan - Danum Valley After breakfast, transfer overland from Sukau Rainforest Lodge to Lahad Datu. Continue the journey to the award winning nature lodge, Borneo Rainforest Lodge, set amidst 438 sq km of rainforest so thick it has never been populated by humans. Explore nature trail and nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits we go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals. After dinner, enjoy the night drive for spotlighting some of the nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Known for its extreme biodiversity, the valley is home to the full range of Sabah's lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran rhinoceros, pygmy elephants, clouded leopards, and orang-utans. 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Explore nature trails, river safaris, waterfalls, and swimming in natural pools, as well as wildlife viewing from a 560-foot hanging bridge walkway and tubing down the Danum River. Evening slide show to learn about wildlife conservation and scientific research. Night safari to see tarsiers, slow loris, marble cats and other nocturnal animals (weather permitting). Enjoy a soothing dip in the cool Jacuzzi pool after your activities.

DAY 8  Danum Valley Early morning birdwalk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to waterfall for refreshing dip in rock pools. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, explore more trails leading to canopy walkway. Return to lodge for Dinner. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Riverbed Night Hike for Nocturnal Animals   In April 2015, Wild Planet Adventures Director Josh Cohen created an exclusive activity at Borneo Rainforest Lodge after noticing that the only open area good for night spotting was on the 4km road going in-and-out of the lodge, which had vehicles of all sizes traveling on it most hours of the day and night, which would scare away many of the more rare and hard-to-find animals. So with the help of BRL’s guides and a resident Ranger, Josh figured out a way to hike on an old trail to the east of the Raleigh canopy bridge that runs parallel to the Sungai Segama river, towards the confluence, and then cut back into the riverbed, enjoy a light snack while waiting until it gets dark, and then return via the riverbed. The riverbed, like the road, is wide open, allowing for ideal spotlighting of nocturnal animals, however, there is no human traffic in this area (foot or jeep), so there is a higher likelihood of seeing rare and endangered animals as well as animals that are unhabituated to human presence. We will depart BRL around 4:00pm and follow Josh’s footsteps for an exclusive and authentic night hike to spotlight nocturnal animals in an area un-trodden by other tourists. With luck, (and weather permitting) we hope to increase our chances of spotting tarsiers, slow loris, marble cats and other nocturnal animals, as well as unhabituated sun bear, samba deer, and flying lemurs.

DAY 9  Danum Valley Early morning trek before breakfast. After breakfast, trek to the Trogon Trail (2.6KM) and Danum Loop Trails (1.6KM).

Night Spotting Nocturnal Animals At Research Station By Special Permission  We’ve arranged exclusive access to hike at the Danum Valley Research Station less than 1 hour away from Borneo Eco Lodge, and we’ve specifically requested a road or trail that is rarely used or otherwise has few people or vehicles on it during the week, so we have a higher chance of seeing animals that would otherwise be scared away by people. Where possible, we will choose open roads for their superior viewing conditions, as long as no vehicle traffic was on that road on the day of our visit.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

DAY 10  Danum - Sipadan (Kapalai or Mabul Island) Depart from Borneo Rainforest Lodge to Lahad Datu, and then proceed overland to Semporna for a 1-hour boat transfer to Kapalai or Mabul Island (lunch enroute).

DAY 11  Sipadan - Kapalai or Mabul Island Enjoy your days at leisure on the Celebes Sea and Ligitan Reefs, one of the top 5 spots in the world for diving and snorkeling (these activities are available at extra cost, see additional details below). Stay in your own private bungalow at an aqua lodge built atop sturdy stilts in the picture-perfect turquoise water. Overnight on Kapalai or Mabul Island.


Permits to visit Sipadan Island are only available to divers with a minimum 4-night stay, and even then can only be arranged upon arrival, with no guarantees. It is possible for snorkelers to accompany divers on the SCUBA boat and snorkel during dives, but this is dependent on space being available on that day, i.e. it also cannot be arranged in advance. Otherwise, diving and/or snorkeling is available without restrictions at Sipadan Kapalai and Sipadan Mabul, both of which are also high-quality sites.

DAY 12  Sipadan - Kota Kinabulu Transfer by boat from Kapalai/Mabul to Semporna and proceed to Tawau Airport to catch a flight to Kota Kinabulu. From there you can connect to your onward international flight, or transfer to the Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort for the night (at additional cost).

Borneo Lodging

Our Borneo Weird & Wonderful "Ultimate Wildlife" itinerary specializes in the highest quality lodging combined with unsurpassed access to Borneo's most exotic and remote destinations. Great care has gone into our selection of lodging partners, with particular emphasis on lodges that offer outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities. These special lodges offer all the comforts of home and pamper you with delicious local Malay regional specialties. Our meals are sometimes extravagant, always healthy, and can cater to most special dietary needs.


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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort

This 5-star resort is the perfect place to begin or end your trip. A gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo's rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.

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Sepilok Forest Edge Resort (Alternate)

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 are 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, the Rooms are inspired by the minimal design of the locals and indoor and outdoor shower, 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 are decorated with local drawings, handmade natural art pieces, or pictures of old Sandakan.

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Sepilok Nature Resort

Hidden amongst a veritable treasure trove of tropical plants, grasses, huge trees and spectacular orchids in bloom, the quaint bungalows of the Sepilok Nature Resort are within walking distance of the world-famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, precious home of the last wild Orang-Utans of Northern Borneo. Combining rich traditional style with contemporary luxury, Sepilok Nature Resort is the ideal starting point for most other wildlife land destinations in Sabah such as the fauna rich Kinabatangan River and the surrounding Sukau area.

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Named "One of the World's Top 50 Jungle Lodges" by National Geographic Adventure (and recently elevated to 4 Star Resort Status), Sukau Rainforest Lodge nestles on the banks of one of Borneo's most important waterways, the Kinabatangan River, home to many of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophony of its inhabitants, its majestic birds, all 7 species of Borneo Primates including Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers the rare comfort and luxury in the midst of the Borneo Rainforest whilst retaining an Eco-Lodge ethos, the delicate balance of true sustainability. Here you'll have an experience you'll always remember and one you'll never regret.

New starting April 2017: Deluxe Villa upgrade option. Contact us for more details.

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Borneo Nature Lodge (Alternate 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. At the end of an exciting day, find comfort in your air-conditioned bedroom at the lodge, which comes with an attached bathroom as well as coffee-making facilities. Appreciate the 'green' details of the chalets built here - all electrical items run on solar power (with the exception of air-conditioners) and energy-saving light bulbs are used throughout the lodge. You will also notice a fixed glass feature which allows natural light to pour into your room.


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Kawag-Danum Rainforest Lodge (Alternate Lodge)

Experience the wildlife and rain-forests of the Danum Valley conservation area while staying at the newly opened Kawag-Danum Rainforest Lodge. Danum Valley has 43,800 hectares of pristine primary virgin rainforest that is host to a plethora of wonderful wildlife, birdlife and insects.

*NOTE: Will require some activity changes from published itinerary, contact us for more info.

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The award-winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge is nestled in a magnificent setting alongside the Danum River flowing through Sabah's largest protected Lowland Rainforest - Danum Valley Conservation Area - 43,800 Hectares of pristine and undisturbed tropical flora and fauna in the eastern part of Sabah. There are only 31 individual chalets with fans and en-suite bathrooms, accommodating up to only 60 guests on any one day and on a Full-Board basis.


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Tabin Rainforest Lodge

Tucked away in the edge of Borneo's lush rainforest within the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Tabin Rainforest Lodge promises a unique rainforest escape that's decorated with wildlife encounters, whilst upholding its ecotourism ethos for an even more meaningful experience.


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Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from them lies the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, it boasts a mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity.

Dive spots are extremely close and can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat and some of them, actually, just by swimming from the dive center pier. For those who are ready to explore more than the tiny marvels of Kapalai’s macro life, can, in just a few minutes, dive in Sipadan (where big fish and turtles abound) or in Mabul (where silky and muddy bottoms offer different and equally pleasant experiences and opportunities to the lovers of "muck diving").

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Sipadan Mabul Dive Resort (Upgrade option)

Mabul Water Bungalow is a 4-Star floating dive-resort situated at Mabul Island, overlooking the world-renowned Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.

Facilities includes a large and airy restaurant for dining, a souvenir shop selling a variety of t-shirts, accessories and gifts, a business center, a dive center and a luxury day-spa.

Dive spots abound. Around Mabul, silky and muddy bottoms offer fantastic experiences and opportunities to lovers of "muck diving". These sites can be reached in a few minutes by speedboat and some of them just by swimming from the dive center pier. For those who are ready to explore more, you can experience the tiny marvels of Kapalai Island's macro life, or secure a permit for Sipadan Island (where big fish and turtles abound). With a combination of sun and water in a unique and serene setting with friendly staff, Sipadan-Mabul is an ideal destination for diver and non-diver alike seeking a great holiday experience!

Borneo Activities

At a glance.

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We know you've chosen to travel with us for our wildlife emphasis, so we've included a wide variety of adventure activities designed to educate, inspire, and bring out the wonder in you. All of our activities are flexibly designed to accommodate different skill levels and interests, while exposing you to a variety of unique eco-systems in order to see the most amount of wildlife. And did we mention fun?

Unparalleled Wildlife Viewing

  • Special expedition to see Borneo's unique flying and gliding mammals and reptiles
  • Exclusive excursion to see Tarsiers and Slow Loris

Night Safaris for Nocturnal Animals

River cruises, rainforest hiking, sustainable and responsible safaris, snorkeling or diving, cultural interaction, exclusive wildlife activities.

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Flying and Gliding Animals

Special Expeditions to see Borneo's unique flying and gliding mammals and reptiles.

Special night safaris to track Tarsiers and Slow Loris - two of the world's smallest and cutest primates. Thrilling nocturnal hikes and night time river cruises to see clouded leopard, marble cats, flying lemurs and more. No other company offers all these unforgettable wildlife experiences!

Other Activities

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We've combined remote destinations with exclusive wildlife activities led by expert naturalist guides for the best possible chance to see rare wildlife. No other Borneo vacation itinerary will expose you to so much wildlife!

Thrilling nocturnal hikes and river cruises for clouded leopard, marble cats, flying lemurs and more.

By electric motor where possible, for the best chance to view wildlife without scaring it away.

In three distinct regions to for up-close wildlife encounters with Orang-Utans, Proboscis monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and more.

Electric motors for river safaris and interaction with local Orang-Sungai "River People." Your fees make a difference!

On the Ligitan Reef in the Celebes Sea, one of the top 5 dive spots in the world.

With local Orang-Sungai "River People".

Borneo Wildlife

Prolific & likely sightings.

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Our expert naturalist guides will educate you in the field so your experience is intimate and unparalleled. Still, wildlife viewing can unpredictable and requires patience and sensory awareness. A partial list of some of the animals you are likely to see is below:

Primates : Orang-utan, proboscis monkey, Bornean gibbon, macaques, langurs Other mammals : Pygmy elephant, bearded pig Birds : Over 620 species including 8 hornbill species Weird & Wonderful : Color-changing flying frog, flying lemur, draco lizard

Rare or Endangered Possible Sightings

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Primates : Tarsier, slow loris, Other mammals : Marble cat, clouded leopard, Bornean rhinoceros, sun bear Weird & Wonderful : Paradise gliding tree snake, lung-less frog

Borneo Guides

Adrian chin.

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Born in Kota Kinabalu, Adrian Chin has been guiding for 17 years and holds a "Blue Collar" (senior guide) license. A dazzling male Temminck's Sunbird inspired him to become a birdwatcher and he has now observed well over 300 of Borneo's birds. The endemic Whitehead's Trogon of montane forest is Adrian's favorite species and Dennis Yong (widely regarded as one of the finest naturalists in Malaysia) was his early mentor.

Adrian has tracked every kind of mammal in Borneo extensively, and watched birds in West Malaysia, Thailand, Bali and Taiwan, as well as in England. His dream is to see the amazing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea. In addition to birds, Adrian is fascinated by plants and Borneo's unique mammals and reptiles. He is a keen photographer.

Osman Majingah

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Meet Osman, our licensed bird watching specialist. As a seasoned guide, Osman has led travelers to discover Borneo in a fun and enjoyable way. This Blue badge guide is easy going, radiates friendliness and able to guide with extraordinary patience - he is exceptionally recommended for families with kids or elderly adults.

With over a decade of experience, Osman knows the nooks and crannies of Sabah's best wildlife sanctuaries and birding sites.

With his expertise and interest in exchanging ideas with people from diverse backgrounds, it is not surprising that he is one of our most highly requested guides from repeat travelers.

Hazwan Bin Suban

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Hazwan was born in the coastal city of Sandakan. In his nine years as a licensed wildlife guide, Hazwan has seen 345 of Borneo's bird species and is particularly interested in their calls and songs. The elusive Bornean Ground-Cuckoo of swampy forests is his favorite. His dream-trip would be to visit New Guinea with its incredible birds-of-paradise, bowerbirds and other interesting species. In addition to birds, Hazwan is also fascinated by Borneo's terrific diversity of mammals. He is one of our top mammal experts.

Hamit Suban

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A native of Sandakan, Sabah, developed his passion for wildlife and birds as a youngster growing up in the tropical lowlands. He joined the tourism industry in 1999, quickly working his way up into a tour guide specializing in wildlife and birds in 2004. Hamit has developed an intimate knowledge of the behavior and vocalizations of Bornean birds and is also a keen wildlife photographer. He was the "guide of choice" for Susan Myers, the author of the Field Guides Birds of Borneo because of his detailed knowledge of essentially every active bird territory in Sabah, Borneo.

Hamit has been involved in various mammal and bird surveys with the Sabah Forestry Department under the project "Heart of Borneo" throughout Sabah. He is on the committee for the Borneo Bird Festival held yearly at the Rainforest Discovery Center. He is a member of the Borneo 400 Club, an elite club of those who have seen and identified more than 400 birds in Borneo and specializes in digiscoping - capturing wildlife photos through a scope with DSLR and compact cameras. His vast knowledge of birds has earned him wide recognition as one of the best hardcore bird guides in Sabah.

Jumaidi Bin Amil Hassan

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Jumaidi has been guiding for seven years and holds a Green Guiding License. A lover of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, he is known for is keen sight and ability to find hard-to-find animals. He has observed over 300 of Borneo's birds including many of the sought-after endemics. He is captivated by the sheer beauty of birds and the glorious songs of species such as the White-crowned Shama.

Jumaidi's interest in nature is very diverse and he also enjoys studying frogs, reptiles and plants as well as larger mammals.

Borneo Departures

Borneo-weird & wonderful wildlife 12-day adventure.

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Borneo Facts for Visitors

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Borneo is a the third-largest island in the world and is located in Southeastern Asia. The island is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Our Weird & Wonderful Wildlife itinerary will visit only visit the Malaysian areas of the island.

The island of Borneo is 287,001 sq mi, nearly the size of the state of Texas.

The official language of Malaysia is Malay, however English is widely spoken across the island.

60% of the Malaysian population are Muslim. Nearly 20% are Buddhist. The remaining 20% is comprised by Christian, Hindu and several other traditional religions.

The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit.

Entry Requirements

To enter Malaysia, your passport must be valid for at least six months. You do not need a visa to enter Malaysia if you are coming for tourism for stays of 90 days or less.

This Trip's Exclusive Wildlife Features:

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  • Unparalleled wildlife viewing in remote destinations with exclusive wildlife activities and expert guides
  • Special expedition to see Borneo's unique flying and gliding mammals & reptiles
  • Exclusive activity to see tarsiers & slow loris - two of the world's smallest and cutest primates
  • Sustainable and responsible safaris with electric motors for river safaris and interaction with local Orang-Sungai "River People"
  • Night safaris for nocturnal animals to seek clouded leopard, marble cats, flying lemurs, and more!

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Your Trip to Borneo: The Complete Guide

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Borneo, the third largest island in the world , is divided between three countries: Indonesia (73 percent), Malaysia (26 percent), and Brunei (one percent). Your trip to Borneo will probably be centered around taking advantage of the natural biodiversity. The reefs are home to some of the best diving in the world , and Borneo is one of only two places left where wild orangutans still roam the rainforest. Opportunities for adventure abound within Borneo’s rugged interior of almost 289,000 square miles!

You’re going to need time to explore all the big island has to offer. Use our guide for planning your trip to Borneo and enjoying one of the most adventurous places on earth.

Planning Your Trip

  • Best Time to Visit : Overall, Borneo is hot, humid, and receives plenty of rain throughout the year. Sarawak is generally driest from March to September  , while Sabah tends to be driest between January and May. East Kalimantan, Balikpapan, and the Derawan Islands receive less rain between July and October.
  • Language: Bahasa Malaysia is spoken in Malaysian Borneo . Bahasa Indonesia is the national language in Kalimantan, but an estimated 74 languages are spoken daily among different sub-ethnic groups! Bahasa Melayu is the official language in Brunei  ; though, Melayu Brunei—Brunei’s variant of the Malay language—is used daily.
  • Currency: Malaysian ringgit (MYR) in Malaysian Borneo; Indonesian rupiah (IDR) in Kalimantan; Brunei dollar (BND) in Brunei.
  • Getting Around: Borneo requires time to move around. Plan on using regional flights for crossing long distances. Traveling by boat is sometimes the best option for going overland. Taxis and ojek (motorcycle taxis) are common for getting around in cities. Grab is a popular rideshare service in Malaysian Borneo.
  • Travel Tip: Doing research before the trip is prudent, but you’ll find that many independent guesthouses and small airlines don’t have an online presence. You’ll have more options for making arrangements once on the ground. When possible, book local tours and guides to directly help communities.

Things to Do

Despite damage from heavy deforestation, Borneo is one of the most biodiverse places in the world—see as much of it as you can. With mountains, rivers, thriving reefs, and a rainforest canopy that’s home to endangered species, finding memorable adventure in Borneo is easy.

  • See Wildlife in East Sabah : Although you can see orangutans and proboscis monkeys in rehabilitation centers and national parks throughout Sarawak and Kalimantan, the Sandakan area in East Sabah is home to three destinations that really provide a sample of the rainforest: the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, and Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary .
  • Learn About Dayak Culture : The best way to learn about the indigenous peoples’ way of life is to let them show you. Iban longhouse visits or overnight stays can be arranged in Sarawak, Sabah, and parts of Kalimantan. Contacting the Sarawak Tourism Board is the best way to find remote longhouse communities willing to host foreigners. If time is too short to reach the most authentic experiences, the Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching is a “living” museum with model longhouses and cultural displays   spread over beautiful grounds.
  • Visit the Derawan Islands: Getting to the Derawan Islands in East Kalimantan isn’t easy, but once there you’ll enjoy a wonderland of marine life. The islands are a major nesting site for hawksbill turtles and green sea turtles  . The snorkeling and diving are superb, plus visitors can swim with millions of harmless jellyfish in lakes. Some of the smaller islands are such perfect examples of paradise that friends may not believe you took the photos!
  • Enjoy the National Parks : No matter which part of Borneo you choose to visit, you’ll have access to impressive national parks. Some are easier to access than others. Bako National Park is less than an hour from Kuching, but getting to Tanjung Puting in Central Kalimantan requires flying in and traveling by boat. You can see hornbills, giant butterflies, carnivorous pitcher plants, and plenty of monkeys even on relatively short hikes .

Explore more activities in Borneo with our full-length articles on attractions in Kota Kinabalu , things to do in Kuching , and climbing Mount Kinabalu .

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What to Eat and Drink

With so many miles of coastline and rivers, Borneo is a great place to indulge in fresh, inexpensive seafood. Patrons cram into cavernous food courts and seafood restaurants built on the water. Be on the lookout for a live empurau , the fruit-eating fish from Sarawak that’s one of the most expensive edible fish in the world. Midin, a jungle fern that stays crunchy after cooked, is a healthy green not easily found outside of Borneo. Sarawak laksa is a filling, addictive variant of laksa , the noodle soup enjoyed throughout Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Have fun trying the many unique fruits found in Borneo, especially the ones that won’t be easy to find fresh at home. Be on the lookout for mangosteens, rambutans, red dragon fruit, longans, salak (snake fruit), and langsat in markets. If you’re brave enough to sample durian —you should!—the season is roughly from June to August.

Learn more about delicious Malaysian street food, eating in Indonesia, and interesting fruit to try in Southeast Asia .

Where to Stay

Finding hotels in major cities such as Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, and Bandar Seri Begawan is easy enough. But you may need to be a little more creative in remote, smaller places. Homestays and eco-lodges are popular options in Sukau on the Kinabatangan River, in the Derawan Islands, and other settings where there are fewer choices for eateries. Dive operators usually have accommodation for guests in places such as Mabul Island. You can sometimes reserve simple huts and longhouses within the national parks.

Many options for bungalows and small guesthouses aren’t listed online—you’ll need to book them in person or through an agent.

Getting There

Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Malaysian Borneo are surprisingly inexpensive; choosing where to start your trip to Borneo is key. For the most accessible orangutan and rainforest experiences, consider flying into Sandakan in East Sabah. Jakarta is best for connecting to points throughout Kalimantan.

  • Kuching (KCH): The pleasant city of Kuching is the best starting place for exploring Sarawak, but you’ll want to fly into Miri (MYY) if Mulu National Park is your first objective.
  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI): Kota Kinabalu is often the busiest airport in Borneo and puts you in the heart of Sabah. It’s the best choice for getting to Mount Kinabalu or connecting to other points throughout Borneo.
  • Sandakan (SDK): Fly into Sandakan in East Sabah for quicker access to orangutans, rainforest, and the Kinabantan River.
  • Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN): Flying into Brunei’s capital is the obvious choice for exploring the sultanate and impressive Ulu Temburong National Park.
  • Balikpapan (BPN): Balikpapan is a vibrant city in Kalimantan and hub for taking smaller planes to remote places.
  • Tanjung Redeb (BEJ): Flying into Kalimarau Airport in Berau, East Kalimantan, is usually the best for accessing the Derawan Islands.

Get help choosing the best airport in Borneo for beginning your trip.

Culture and Customs

  • The collective term “Dayak” is used for the more than 200 groups of indigenous peoples who call Borneo home. When you know the specific name of an ethnic group (e.g., “Iban”), use that instead.
  • Visiting a longhouse is an interesting way to learn about indigenous culture, but avoid contact when not feeling well. Many communities live in close quarters far from medical help, and even a case of the sniffles could cause problems. If staying overnight, you’ll need to bring a gift for the chief and practical gifts that can be divided equally among the residents. Consumables are usually best; your guide can provide advice about what to bring.
  • The left hand is generally considered unclean in local culture. Opt to pay, accept items, and eat with your right hand only. Eating with the hands is common in longhouses and some homestays.
  • Shaking hands (with a looser grip than in the West) is common when meeting someone of the same sex. After the handshake, briefly touch your heart to show extra respect.
  • Brunei is considered the most devout of Islamic nations in Southeast Asia. Dress conservatively when exploring Bandar Seri Begawan.
  • Read about the concept of saving face to have a better understanding of culture in Borneo. Avoid public displays of anger or frustration. When possible, defer to elders and people of higher status. Pointing out that someone is wrong could cause them to lose face, so always correct people privately rather than in front of their peers. Public displays of affection with your significant other could cause strangers to feel embarrassment.

Money Saving Tips

  • Check the dates for national and regional holidays before booking your trip. Big events such as Chinese New Year, Independence Day for both Malaysia and Indonesia, Gawai Dayak , Hari Raya (the end of Ramadan), the Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, the Jazz Festival in Miri, and the Erau Festival in Kalimantan can drastically affect prices for flights and hotels.
  • For overnight stays in national parks in Sarawak, get in touch with the Sarawak Tourism Board in Kuching. The hostel-style accommodation is typically inexpensive and simple. Ask if there is a shared kitchen for cooking your own meals. Nighttime and early morning access to the park provides an extra memorable experience and costs little.
  • Like elsewhere in Asia, tipping isn’t the norm in Borneo. You can round up fares for drivers and leave a small tip for guides and porters to show your appreciation for a good experience.
  • Prices for many items are negotiable, especially in markets or when you’ll be purchasing a lot from one merchant. A little good-natured haggling is expected but never for common items with fixed prices (e.g., a bottle of water).

Read more about saving money on the duty-free island of Labuan in Sabah during your trip to Borneo.

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CIA World Factbook. " Brunei ." November 4, 2020.

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Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. " Derawan Islands ." 2020.

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If you are looking for fun adventures in Borneo, you have come searching at the right place.

Borneo , a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is known for its beaches and bio diverse rainforest, home to wildlife including  Orang Utans  and  Clouded Leopards . The Sabah region of Borneo is quite rugged and the third largest island in Asia isn’t much explored, but the tropical Sabah wildlife is some of the most diverse. Known for its beaches, home to the wild Orang Utan, Borneo has so much more to offer to all you wanderers. The part of Borneo gives away some lifetime memories to their visitors. You can almost do everything you have always wanted to, from trekking up to the highest peak in Borneo, to scuba diving, to having a traditional fish spa, to visiting the hot springs, one can experience it all, located at one place.

Borneo is a land blessed with wonderful eco treasures – from scenic islands, to  World Heritage Parks  with its majestic mountains and nature treks. Moreover, there is an amazing arrays of endangered and endemic wildlife such as the Orang Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Bornean Sunbear, sea turtles and Pygmy Elephants. There are rivers to cross, mountains to climb, culture to learn, nature to admire,  trails to trek, wildlife to see, caves to discover, natives to meet, local delicacies to savour, turquoise blue sea to dive in and sandy beaches to relax on.

In short, Borneo is a haven for adventure seekers. Activities include paragliding, white water rafting from Kiulu or Padas rivers, quad biking on the terrains, and scuba diving, sea walking or snorkelling at islands where you can find the most beautiful corals which shine and mesmerize those who dare to enter their land.


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3 Days, 2 Nights of Adventure!

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Danum is one of the best places for wildlife spotting in Borneo

Step into the jungle in Sabah’s largest protected Lowland Rainforest, Danum Valley Conservation Area, for the ultimate Borneo Experience! Explore amazing wildlife in this 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed tropical rainforest which is the habitual grounds to over 500 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians living relatively untouched, not to mention a variety of towering tropical trees and exotic orchids.

Tour Highlights

Experience the 130 million-year-old Borneo rainforest with its fantastic array of flora and fauna

Pristine rainforest and rich biodiversity of Danum is one of the best places for wildlife spotting in Borneo

Enjoy some stunning hikes in the deep jungles of the Sabah region

Relax by the refreshing rivers during the hot afternoons

Take some night hikes to find nocturnal creatures, and enjoy optional 4x4 activities such as night safaris

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Accommodation: Danum Valley field centre

  • Adults (12 +) : MYR 2,800
  • Children (3-12 years old extra bed) : MYR 2,100
  • Children (0-2 sharing bed): MYR 840

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

  • Adults (12 +) : MYR 5,700
  • Children (3-12 years old extra bed) : MYR 4,275
  • Children (0-2 sharing bed): MYR 1,710
  • Single Supplement (non-sharing room) : MYR 530

Departure Time

Pickup time at the airport (depending on flight schedule)

Meeting Point

Lahad Datu Airport


Year-round, Monday – Sunday

3 days, 2 nights

Minimum 2 adults, maximum 12

Difficulty Level

Moderate level of fitness is required

  • Walks and nature observations as per the overview
  • Guides to accompany trekking and night walks
  • All fees & entrances
  • Accommodation at Danum Valley Field Center or Borneo Rainforest Lodge.
  • Meals as stated (served in buffet style; simple and basic meals). Vegetarians and special diets catered for
  • Drinking water, coffee & tea all-day
  • Return airport transfer to Lahad Datu Airport or town hotel

Not Included

  • Optional activity by 4×4 – night drive & sunrise (your guide can help arrange)
  • Juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Government Tourism Tax of RM 10 per room payable at accommodation check-in
  • Travel insurance

What to Bring

  • Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb)
  • Insect repellent
  • Good walking shoes
  • Socks (leech socks are available for sale any stores here)
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants
  • Camera/phone
  • Personal toiletries and medications

About Your Guide

Our community guides and boatmen are from the local villages and more than willing to share their knowledge of local culture and the remarkable diversity of local fauna and flora.

We want you to have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful natural area, and at the same time ensure safety and great FUN in this remote area!

What You'll Do

Start your adventure in Borneo with a pickup from your hotel in Lahad Datu or Lahad Datu Airport between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. Register at the welcome center upon arrival and check-in after a briefing by the reception staff. Meet your guide, settle-in, and enjoy your local lunch. After lunch, chat with your guide to plan your days at the Danum Valley. Relax or take an afternoon siesta before going on a mid-afternoon walk in the area as an introduction to the Borneo rainforest. The area surrounding the center is teeming with wildlife and it is not unusual for you to spot resident orangutans, hornbills, reptiles, frogs, and much more! Return to the accommodation before sundown and enjoy dinner at 7:00 PM. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4×4 night drive (additional activity at your own expense payable to the reception). Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley / or Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (L / D)

Wake up early for an early morning trek with your guide at 6:00 AM to see the forest come to life. Alternatively, you can also pre-arrange a 4×4 drive to Bukit Atur for a breathtaking sunrise experience above the tree canopy – please tell your guide in advance that you are interested in this and he can assist with booking accordingly (additional activity at your own expense). Return to the center for breakfast and embark on a jungle trail walk, if you wish. Spend late morning resting before having lunch and afterward, take a dip at the Ulu Segama river before heading off for another trek – there are various types of trails and your guide can discuss with you. Return to the center in the late afternoon, in time to watch the sky change color as the sun sets. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4×4 night drive (additional activity at your own expense). Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley / or Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (B/ L / D)

The next day, wake up early for more wildlife sighting possibilities and then return to the lounge for breakfast, and spend the rest of your morning at leisure until check out time at 11:30 AM.

  • Age restriction: All participants must be aged 7 and over
  • A moderate level of fitness is required
  • Accommodation: Standard room with air-conditioning private bathroom. Due to the remote location, note that the electricity at DVFC only runs via generator 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM so there will be no fan or a/c past midnight but the temperature is pleasant in the evening
  • The standard time of transfer schedule (please see below) TO and FROM Lahad Datu (any request for an early or late checkout, there will be an additional surcharge for unscheduled transfer, subject to availability, and additional lunch, for a late checkout, please contact us for rates)
  • Lahad Datu Airport – DV FC: 9.30 AM
  • DVFC – Lahad Datu: 11.30 AM
  • We recommend guests bring your own refillable water bottles and avoid using one-off plastic water bottles.
  • During our tours, we recycle wherever possible, and try to keep our waste as low as possible. We discourage the use of plastic bags, and suggest that you bring your own dry bag or small waterproof backpack.
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  • Please do not take pieces of coral or other endangered plant life home as a souvenir.

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Combo package with our award winning sukau rainforest lodge with danum valley field centre, dvfc which is often used as a research centre..

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Combo package with our award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge with Danum Valley Field Centre, DVFC which is often used as a research centre. This is a value package designed especially for naturalists who prefer to be as close to nature as possible. This is an ideal package for traveler who want an easy access to exploring one of Borneo's greatest treasure - Danum Valley.

Featuring overnight stays at:

  • 02 nights at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (2 nights)
  • 02 nights at Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC)

Key Highlights of this Tour

Ancient Rainforest of Borneo

Featuring Stays at

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Sandakan - Sepilok - Sukau Rainforest Lodge (By Boat)

Our adventure begins as we pick you up from the Sandakan Airport or your hotel in Sandakan, then we’ll head straight to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. There, you'll get to learn about the rehabilitation effort done at the centre through a short video screening. Make your way to the feeding platform to witness the feeding of orangutans and other monkeys around. You can also spend time observing the cheeky little younglings in an enclosed nursery area.

After lunch, embark on a 2.5 hour journey by speedboat up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Right after checking-in, go on board for a late afternoon cruise in search of Borneo's wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge to savor a scrumptious dinner at Melapi restaurant, followed by a slide presentation and interpretation by a naturalist guide.

Sukau - Danum Valley Field Centre - Day 2

Rise and shine for the morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake to view more birds and wildlife. After breakfast, join in the nature walk along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with the in-house naturalist. It will be free at leisure after lunch. In the afternoon, proceed for another river cruise to check off your wildlife sightings.

Sukau - Danum Valley Field Centre - Day 3

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - Lahad Datu - Danum Valley Field Centre

Another early morning is in store as we prepare to journey to Lahad Datu. After breakfast, proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu to Danum Valley Studies Centre’s reception office for registration. Transfer to Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) via 4WD or van for an approximately 2.5 hours drive on a gravel road. Arrival and followed with a welcoming briefing at DVFC Reception & Information Building. After lunch, take an evening guided walk around the vicinity and get to know the rainforest, marvel at its beauty, and experience the pristine ambiance of the rainforest as has been for hundreds of years. After dinner, proceed to enjoy the night drive (If weather permits and subject to vehicle availability) to observe nocturnal wildlife.

Sukau - Danum Valley Field Centre - Day 4

Danum Valley Field Centre

Rise in the morning for an early walk to enjoy the company of nature. After breakfast, trek through the ancient rainforest of Danum Valley, begin a trek to Rhino Pool for 4 hours of full loop trekking and marvel at its rich flora and fauna. Return to DVFC and rest.

Next, we will continue our 1.7KM trekking activity at 3pm to Old Burial Site/Coffin Trail. It will take an approximately 2 hours return trip trek journey. After dinner, proceed to Night Walk in search of Borneo’s nocturnal animals (If weather permits).

Sukau - Danum Valley Field Centre - Day 5

Danum Valley Field Centre - Transfer out

After breakfast, proceed for a morning guided walk. Return to DVFC. Free at leisure until depart back to Lahad Datu Airport for your departure flight.

Price Remarks

  • Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2025
  • Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.
  • High Season Surcharge : MYR 300.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (March, July - August)
  • 25% OFF when sharing a room with ONE adult/parent.
  • 50% OFF when sharing a room with with TWO adults/parents.
  • This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.
  • Transfer Charges Additional charges per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town area and pick up time may vary.
  • Bring Your Own Bottle Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

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Tour includes.

  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • English speaking guide
  • This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Sandakan Airport or hotels in Sandakan Town

Tour Excludes

  • Domestic airfare
  • Camera fee and items not mentioned
  • Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night

Things to Bring

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Personal toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Torchlight (with extra batteries)
  • Proper trekking shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Leech socks
  • Extra cash for any additional needs

Additional Notes

  • 09:30 Hrs : Depart LDU-BRL for Flight MH3012 (ETA 08:00 hrs) / Flight MH3014 (ETA 09:00 hrs)
  • 12:30 Hrs : Depart BRL-LDU for Flight MH3019 (ETD 16:20 hrs)
  • RM 90 per pax - unscheduled transfer between 0800hrs - 1800hrs (Per Way)
  • RM 110 per pax - unscheduled transfer between 1800hrs - 0600hrs (Per Way)
  • Private Transfer LDU-BRL – 1 to 3 persons per 4WD vehicle - RM 600 Per Way
  • Private Transfer LDU-BRL – 4 to 6 persons per van - RM 750 Per Way
  • Outstation Transfer Sukau/Semporna to LDU – 1 to 3 persons per 4WD vehicle - RM 950 Per Way
  • Outstation Transfer Sukau/Semporna to LDU – 4 to 6 persons per van RM 1,050 Per Way
  • Camera Fee at SOURC Note on Camera Use at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre : For any camera with zoom lens from 100 to 400mm, video camera or other video recording equipment for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 per unit . For any camera (fixed-lens - 400mm and above ) or any film-making equipment are chargeable at RM1,000.00 per unit . Mode of payment is cash only.
  • Travel light to Sukau Rainforest Lodge For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag for your stay in Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Complimentary storage in Sandakan will be provided for any extra luggage. (For guests departing & returning to Sandakan Only).
  • Night Cruise Optional River Night Cruise tour at Sukau Rainforest Lodge is highly recommended to all our guests (available with a small fee)
  • SDK-LDU-BKI flights Please make sure you are holding an air ticket to Sandakan to begin your trip and a flight back to Kota Kinabalu from Lahad Datu at the conclusion of your trip. Ask us if you're unsure what to book and we'd be glad to help!
  • Double or Twin Bed Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.

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Florence Is Italy's Cultural Capital — Here's Where to Eat, Stay, and Visit, According to an Expert

This local's guide to compact, walkable Florence, Italy, shares the best restaurants, shops, and museums to visit on your trip.

Laura Itzkowitz is a freelance writer and editor based in Rome. She has been contributing to Travel + Leisure since 2014, when she started as a fact checker before becoming a contributing digital editor in 2015 and going freelance in 2016. She has also held positions as a contributing editor at The Points Guy and the NYC cities editor at DuJour Magazine. In addition to Travel + Leisure , her writing has appeared in Architectural Digest , Surface Magazine , Brooklyn Magazine , T Magazine , The Wall Street Journal , Vogue, GQ, Departures, Afar, Fodor's, Town & Country , Condé Nast Traveler , Robb Report , Hemispheres, and others. When she's not jetsetting around Italy and beyond, she can be found in Rome, enjoying some cacio e pepe or relaxing at home with her husband and two dogs. Originally from the Boston area, Laura moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue a master's degree in creative writing and translation at Columbia University. She also holds a bachelor's degree in French from Smith College. * 10+ years of experience writing and editing * Co-wrote "New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants," an award-winning guide to New York City's speakeasy scene published by Jonglez Editions in 2015 * Contributed to "Fodor's Brooklyn," published by Penguin Random House in 2015, which won silver in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competition * Contributed an essay to "Epic Hikes of Europe," published by Lonely Planet in 2021 * Updated the 2022 edition of "Fodor's Essential Italy"

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Capital of Tuscany, cradle of the Renaissance, and one of Italy’s most popular destinations, Florence needs little introduction. A World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame honoree , it consistently ranks as one of Travel + Leisure readers’ favorite cities thanks to its rich history, artistic treasures, and delicious food and wine, much of which comes from the nearby hills of Chianti and Montalcino. Florence is a must-visit destination for a rich cultural immersion in Italian art and history.

Though the historic center is relatively compact, it’s crammed with museums containing priceless works of art, churches that are architectural masterpieces, restaurants, bars, and shops selling everything from gastronomic specialties to handmade leather goods and jewelry. In fact, Florence has always been a haven for artisans practicing traditional crafts, and today, you can still find artisan-made goods if you know where to look. 

It would take years to see and do everything Florence has to offer, which is why we’ve enlisted the help of local expert Mary Gray , the editor-in-chief of Italy magazine who has lived in Florence for more than a decade. “The things that drew me here were the same things that draw all visitors and students here, but what’s kept me here has evolved over the years,” she says. “The city is gloriously walkable and compact while having many of the cultural offerings of a much larger and more metropolitan place.”

Top 5 Can’t Miss

  • The Helvetia & Bristol Firenze is the city’s oldest luxury hotel, and after a top-to-bottom renovation, it’s more glamorous than ever.
  • The Uffizi Gallery contains some of the greatest works of art ever created.
  • La Scuola del Cuoio carries on Florence’s historic leather-making tradition and is the perfect place to buy a high-quality artisan bag.
  • A sunset aperitivo at La Terrazza at the Hotel Continentale is the perfect segue into a lovely evening in Florence.
  • When in Florence, you must try the bistecca alla Fiorentina; the best place to get it is Regina Bistecca.

The St. Regis Florence

Voted the number one hotel in Florence in the 2023 World’s Best Awards , this opulent grand dame has pride of place along the Arno River. Contemporary art curated by Liquid Art System adds a touch of modernity to the otherwise classic decor. Don’t miss an aperitivo in the Winter Garden.  

Helvetia & Bristol Firenze

With a score of 94.75, Florence’s oldest luxury hotel closely follows the St. Regis in the 2023 World’s Best Awards. A major renovation in 2019 restored this member of the Leading Hotels of the World to its original glory, adding a soothing spa and outpost of Cibrèo restaurant and café. “I love to go to the spa at the Helvetia & Bristol when I’m in the mood to give myself the ‘staycation’ treatment,” Gray says.

Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel

The Rocco Forte Hotels group is known for impeccable design and service, and the Hotel Savoy certainly fulfills those promises, earning it a spot as the third-best hotel in Florence in the 2023 World’s Best Awards. Standout details include colorful textiles by Laudomia Pucci, menus designed by lauded chef Fulvio Pierangelini, and views of the Duomo.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

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More like an urban resort than a city hotel, the Four Seasons Firenze occupies the historic Palazzo della Gherardesca and is home to Florence's most extensive private garden. Original frescoes and period furnishings immerse guests in Renaissance splendor, and a meal at the Michelin-starred Il Palagio is a feast for the senses. No wonder this hotel ranked the fourth best in Florence in the 2023 World’s Best Awards.

Owned by the noble Ginori family, who once used the building as the headquarters of their world-famous ceramics production, Casa G. is a 15-room boutique hotel. A more affordable alternative to the city’s luxury five-star hotels, it offers style at prices that won’t break the bank. 

Admire incredible art at the Uffizi Gallery

Florence is packed full of museums, but if you only go to one, make it the Uffizi Galleries , which contains a collection from the 13th to the 20th century. Must-see paintings include Botticelli’s Birth of Venus , Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch , and Caravaggio’s Bacchus . 

Learn about Brunelleschi’s masterpiece at the Opera del Duomo Museum

The Duomo is Florence's most recognizable landmark with its symbolic red terracotta tiled roof and Gothic facade. However, many of the great artworks created for it now reside in the nearby Opera del Duomo Museum . “This is definitely one of the most spectacular museums in the city and maybe in all of Italy,” Gray says. “I always tell visitors that if they’re deciding between going inside the cathedral or going inside the museum, there’s no contest.”

Visit the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

With a history that stretches back to 1221, this is considered the world’s oldest pharmacy , where Dominican friars produced medicinal tinctures and perfumes. It was the official perfumer of Catherine de’ Medici and officially opened its doors to the public in 1542. The brand now sells its perfumes worldwide, but the original shop was turned into a sort of museum worth a visit.

Stroll through the Boboli and Bardini Gardens

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Behind Palazzo Pitti, the Medicis’ royal palace, the Boboli Gardens are the archetype of the classic Renaissance Italian gardens, with fountains, grottoes, and statues. The same ticket will grant you access to the Gardens of the Villa Bardini, which has incredible views of Florence and, in the spring, wisteria-covered pergolas.

Explore Markets like the Mercato Centrale and the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio

Though the stalls outside the Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo mainly sell fake leather goods and cheap souvenirs, the actual market is worth visiting. On the ground floor, vendors sell produce, meat, cheeses, fish, and other groceries, while the upper floor has been turned into an upscale food hall. The Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio is a “great convergence point in the city for visitors and residents,” according to Gray. There’s also a flea market nearby in Largo Annigoni.

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La Scuola del Cuoio

Established post-World War II as a way to help orphans learn a trade, the Scuola del Cuoio still teaches students the art of leather-making. You can tour the school, learn about the process, and then buy original bags, wallets, belts, and other leather items.

Scarpelli Mosaici

Scarpelli Mosaici is one of the few remaining workshops that still makes mosaics and inlaid marble items the traditional way. Head to the shop near the Duomo to watch the artisans at work and buy a unique piece. They also work on commissions to make inlaid marble tables and other beautiful objects.

Marina Calamai

“ I’ve always been super inspired by Marina Calamai , who I think of as a true contemporary Renaissance woman,” Gray says about this jeweler and artist. “Her hands are in a ton of different artistic initiatives and green projects around Florence and the greater metropolitan area, but window-shopping her jewelry and art studio on Via Santo Spirito is a regular part of my daily route; I always love seeing what she’s come up with.”

Alberto Cozzi Rilegatore

Gray recommends this family-run shop opened in 1908, specializing in bookbinding, paper marbling, and the restoration of antique books. Stop by one of their shops — located on Via del Parione and Via Sant’Agostino — to pick up some stationary, a leather-bound journal, or have a book repaired.

Pegna dal 1860

“ Pegna is where I go in a pinch when I need to pick up travel-friendly non-perishables to take back to the ‘foodies’ among my stateside family and friends,” Gray notes. “Though it’s a historic local grocery, I do love that there is a range of products sourced from all over Italy, like capers from Pantelleria and Krumiri Rossi from Piedmont.”

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La Terrazza at the Hotel Continentale

It should come as no surprise that one of the best rooftop bars in Florence is run by the Ferragamo family. Book in advance if you want a spot at this small al fresco bar overlooking the Arno River. It’s incredibly atmospheric for a sunset aperitivo. 

Companion Dolceamaro Bar at 25Hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino

Gray likes the 25Hours Hotel for its variety of nightlife options, which includes the lobby lounge, the courtyard, and the intimate Companion Dolceamaro Bar . It has a wide selection of bitters, vermouths, and cocktails, but the most popular option is the Negroni, which has several versions. 

Vineria Sonora

“In Florence in recent years, it’s felt like a lot of venues have tamped down their personalities or strayed from their niches to appeal to more people or just to become more Instagrammable,” Gay says. “I love that Vineria Sonora stubbornly embraces doing its own thing, focusing on fun music and offbeat wines from small, independent producers. It’s perfect for pre-dinner or nightcap, and I love that it draws such a mix of demographics and ages.”

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Alla Vecchia Bettola

“There’s definitely more to Florentine dining than steak, but when I’m craving one now and then, this is where I go,” Gray says about this no-frills trattoria with tables crammed together and stools instead of chairs. “I love sitting elbow-to-elbow and swilling back the house wine, but this admittedly isn’t the best place to go if you need to have a deep conversation over dinner —  you’re lucky if you can hear your seatmate over the ruckus!”

Regina Bistecca

For bistecca alla fiorentina and other Tuscan classics, including pillowy ricotta and spinach gnudi, in a more refined but still laid-back atmosphere, head to this lovely restaurant near the Duomo. The building used to be an antiquarian bookshop with soaring arches and the owners have kept the charming vintage vibes.

Borgo San Jacopo

For an unforgettable fine dining experience, book a table at this Michelin-starred restaurant inside the Lungarno Hotel, which is part of the Ferragamo family’s empire. The nautical-inspired interiors might make you feel like you’re on a yacht floating on the Arno as you savor one of Chef Claudio Mengoni’s exquisite tasting menus.

Trattoria Cammillo

“When one of my best friends who traded in Florence for London a few years ago comes back to town for visits we always love to make a splashy Saturday of it and have a special-occasion lunch at Cammillo . It’s a step up in price point from your average shabby-chic trattoria, but still has a soulful, neighborhood feel, which I love,” Gray says.

The Cibrèo family of restaurants encompasses five locations in Florence. There’s the restaurant, the trattoria, the café, the Tuscan-Oriental fusion spot, and a new outpost inside the Helvetia & Bristol Hotel. When Gray used to teach travel writing to university students, she sometimes brought them to Cibrèo Caffè. “This is still one of my favorite ways to spend a special morning out in Florence,” she maintains.

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The best time to visit Florence for fewer crowds is November through March. Summer is hot and crowded. Gray says, “A real ‘low season’ in Florence isn’t much of a thing anymore.” She loves January and February but posits that March is an excellent middle ground because the weather is good, the local event scene tends to pick up after a winter hiatus, and the crowds usually swell around Easter.

Easter is a significant celebration throughout Italy, and in Florence, the festivities include the Scoppio del Carro, in which a wooden cart pulled by flower-adorned oxen explodes directly in front of the Duomo. Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is one of Italy’s oldest music festivals. It typically starts mid-April and runs through mid-June, with classical music concerts, operas, and other performances. The city also celebrates its patron saint, St. John the Baptist, on June 24 with a game of Calcio Storico, a mix of rugby, soccer, and wrestling, with participants wearing 16th-century costumes. 

Florence is served by the Amerigo Vespucci Airport, which is about half an hour from the city center. It’s also easy to get to Florence by train from elsewhere in Italy. High-speed Frecciarossa trains run frequently from major cities like Rome, Milan, Bologna, and Venice. The Frecciarossa takes about 90 minutes from Rome, two hours from Milan, 40 minutes from Bologna, and a little more than two hours from Venice. The central train station is Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Duomo: Also known as San Giovanni, the part of the centro storico that covers the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria is the very heart of the city. This area is packed with sites, including the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, and the banks of the Arno.

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Santa Croce: Just east of the Duomo, Santa Croce is known for the Basilica di Santa Croce, which contains incredible frescoes by Giotto and the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. The neighborhood is home to the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, which, according to Gray, is a hidden gem.  

Santa Maria Novella: Santa Maria Novella is the neighborhood where you’ll find the train station and basilica of the same name. The western part of the neighborhood beyond the train station is primarily residential, but the area around the basilica is home to some upscale hotels, restaurants, and bars.

San Lorenzo: The small area between the train station and the Duomo is San Lorenzo, the city’s central market district. Beware of the stalls selling fake leather or souvenirs made in China. On the other hand, you’ll find vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat on the ground floor. The upper floor houses a food hall selling local specialties like lampredotto (tripe sandwiches) and schiacciata (a Tuscan flatbread).

Oltrarno: Literally ‘across the Arno,’ Oltrarno is a more laid-back, slightly bohemian area. Gray, who has lived in Oltrarno for the entirety of her time in Florence, says, “I’ve watched it change a lot over the past decade-plus; artisan studios and workers’ neighborhood trattorie are being replaced by generic Aperol Spritz spots and run-of-the-mill shops, but if you know where to look (and hint: it’s not where the long lines are), you’ll find Florentine traditions and long-standing independent shops quietly humming on.”

The historic center of Florence is compact and very walkable. Much of it has been pedestrianized or is part of a limited traffic zone. A car is a hindrance rather than a help, but taxis, buses, and trams are available to transport you to or from the airport or train station. 

Autolinee Toscane: Autolinee Toscane runs the buses and trams that connect Florence with the greater metropolitan area. Tickets cost 1.70 euros if you buy them in advance at ticket offices or ticket machines or 3 euros if you buy them on board.

Taxi: There are two taxi companies in Florence: Taxi4242 and Taxi4390 . A trip to or from the airport costs a flat rate of 22 euros (plus possible surcharges for luggage), but usually, fares are calculated based on the time and distance traveled. Use the itTaxi app to hail a taxi.

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US PGA Championship 2024: Tournament guide

Find out all you need to know ahead of the 2024 US PGA Championship , the second of this year's four men's major golf championships.

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This year will be the 106th edition in its history, and is scheduled to be held between Thursday, May 16 through to Sunday, May 19 at Valhalla Golf Club, in the state of Kentucky in the United States.

Read on for the DP World Tour's guide to one of golf's biggest events.

What is the format of the US PGA Championship?

The US PGA Championship is a 72-hole individual strokeplay tournament contested over four rounds of 18 holes.

Following the first 36 holes of play, the 156-player field will be reduced to the low 70 scorers and ties with those players advancing to compete in the final two rounds.

What is the format should there be a play-off?

In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate score play-off on holes 13, 17 and 18. If still tied, there will be a hole-by-hole play-off on hole 18, 13, 17 and 18 repeated.

The last play-off was in 2022, when Justin Thomas overcame fellow American Will Zalatoris to win his second US PGA Championship title.

Who is the defending champion?

Brooks Koepka claimed his third US PGA Championship with a two-shot victory over Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland last year as the American won his fifth major overall.

Who is in the field?

Each of the top 103 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will tee it up in Louisville, Kentucky.

A plethora of DP World Tour members are in the field, including Jesper Svensson who is set for his major debut after receiving an invite from the PGA of America following some impressive results in his rookie season on the DP World Tour, including victory at the Porsche Singapore Classic in March.

Among others, he joins countryman Ludvig Åberg, who finished runner-up on his first Major start at the Masters last month.

Fellow Swede Sebastian Söderberg, Japan's Keita Nakajima and Spain's Adrian Otaegui secured exemptions by finishing in the top three on the DP World Tour's recent Asian Swing.

The final two spots in the 156-player field are being reserved for winners of this week’s PGA TOUR events, the Wells Fargo Championship and Myrtle Beach Classic.

To view the entry list, click here .

What are some of the key storylines heading into the event?

World Number One Scottie Scheffler has been the dominant force in 2024, winning four times in his last five starts and finishing second in the other.

Ahead of the second men's major of the year, the American, who won his second Masters title last month, skipped the PGA TOUR's Wells Fargo Championship ahead of the imminent birth of his first child.

Race to Dubai Rankings leader Rory McIlroy is back at the scene of his most recent major victory at this tournament in 2014, when he completed the last hole in near darkness to claim what was thenhis second major victory in four weeks.

This shot from Rory McIlroy during the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship lives rent free in our head. 🏆 #PGAChamp — PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 4, 2024

Since finishing just outside the top 20 at the Masters last month, he has won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA TOUR alongside Shane Lowry and will hope to mount a title challenge on ground he has enjoyed past success at.

Tiger Woods, a 15-time major champion, returns to the site of his 2000 US PGA Championship win when he overcame Bob May and went on to win the "Tiger Slam" at the next year's Masters.

Without long-time caddie Ian Finnis as he recovers from open-heart surgery, Tommy Fleetwood will hope to challenge again for a maiden major title after finishing in a tie for third at the Masters - his best finish at Augusta National.

The power of sport to create life-changing moments was in full evidence at the second men’s Major Championship as Michael Block went from an unknown to a cult hero in a matter of days.

After securing a top 15 finish last year, the club professional from Southern California takes to the major stage again for what will be his sixth appearance at the event.

What is the Purse for the 2024 US PGA Championship?

The purse for the 2024 PGA Championship will not be disclosed until the week of the championship. In 2023, the purse was $17.5 million with the champion receiving $3,150,000.

In addition to the winner’s prize money, the 2024 PGA champion will receive a lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship along with a replica of the Wanamaker Trophy.

What is the Wanamaker Trophy?

Awarded to the winner of the US PGA Championship, the Wanamaker Trophy has been around since the inaugural championship in 1916 and is one of the most famous pieces of silverware in golf.

How many Race to Dubai points does the Masters winner receive?

There are a total of 10,000 Race to Dubai ranking points to be played for, with 1,665 going to the winner assuming they are a DP World Tour member.

How can I watch it?

Sky Sports has broadcasting coverage of the US PGA Championship in the UK.

For specific broadcast timings of all territories please check your local listings.

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Myrtle Beach Classic: How to watch Round 2, featured groups, live scores, tee times, TV times

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Round 2 of the Myrtle Beach Classic gets underway Friday from The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is the inaugural playing of the Myrtle Beach Classic and second event in South Carolina on the PGA TOUR schedule (RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island) and is being played as an Additional Event alongside the Wells Fargo Championship.

Beau Hossler and Robert MacIntyre lead the way at 7-under after Round 1. Davis Thompson and Alejandro Tosti are among the pack of four one shot off the lead at 6-under. A total of 21 players are at 4-under or better, within three shots of the lead.

Here's everything you need to know to follow the action.

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Taylor Swift Debuted a Custom Vivienne Westwood Gown for Her New 'TTPD' Eras Tour Set

"That was The Tortured Poets Department, or as I like to call it, Female Rage: The Musical."

Taylor Swift is back on the road. The European leg of her epic Eras Tour kicked off with last night's show in Paris. And it seems a lot has changed. Not only has Swift debuted a few new variations on her old outfits , she's switched up her setlist.

After the release of her double album The Tortured Poets Department last month, the singer has added the new era into her show. The new segment, which fell after her 1989 set and before her acoustic surprise songs, featured seven tracks from the new album, including "Fortnight," the album's first single, and "Who's Afraid of Little Old Me?," Swift's epic track exploring her life in the spotlight.

The new set was all about high-drama and theatrics. It featured many of the images we've already seen in Swift's artwork and music videos for the album so far: all-white costumes and sets, a typewriter, papers floating through the air, a white, tilting bed with the "TTPD" logo built into the headboard and baseboard.

After concluding her new Tortured Poets Department set last night, Swift took a few moments to speak to the crowd. "That was The Tortured Poets Department or as I like to call it Female Rage: The Musical ," she laughed.

Naturally, Swift debuted a brand new look for the segment. She wore a custom white Vivienne Westwood ballgown, with a corseted bustier bodice that revealed the edges of a black bra below and a structural asymmetrical skirt that revealed one leg. On the skirt, the lyrics "I love you, it's ruining my life" from the song "Fortnight" were scrawled out in cursive in various sizes and formations. The dress, very appropriately, resembled scrunched up bits of scrap paper that had been used for scribbling down lines of poetry and then tossed aside. She completed the dramatic look with white lace-up platform boots with a red sole and a black beaded choker with the Vivienne Westwood orb in its center. Altogether, this new look instantly recalled her white and black look for the 2024 Grammys when she first announced the album .

During the new set, Swift also donned a long white hussar military jacket featuring epaulette shoulder tassels.

Swift's new Tortured Poets Department set did result in some casualties to her original setlist. She removed the songs "The Archer," "Long Live," "the 1," "the last great american dynasty," "’tis the damn season," and "tolerate it" to make way for the new songs. She also combined the folklore and evermore segments into one.

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  • 3.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • District South-Eastern (YuVAO)
  • Vykhino-Zhulebino
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Good for Kids
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Adventurous
  • Hidden Gems
  • Good for Couples
  • Honeymoon spot
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  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

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1. Planeta Enotov

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2. Sacred Troitskiy Temple

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3. Natashinskiy Park

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4. Monument to Yuriy Gagarin


5. Lyube Monument

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6. Monument to Peacekeeping Soldiers

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7. Saint Innokentiy's Temple

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8. Temple of Lord's Transformation

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9. Monument to Mitrofanov

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10. Monument to Soldiers Who Died During Local Conflicts

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11. Monument to Unknown Soldier

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12. Lyuberetskiy Local Lore Museum

13. monument to vlasov.

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14. Monument to Military Aviators "Tri Ivana"

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15. House N.A. Kruminga

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16. Kotelniki Metro Station

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17. Kind Angel of Peace Statue

18. monument to the fighters of two revolutions.

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19. Culture and Leisure Park

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20. Torpedo

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21. UFO Art Object

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22. The Great Patriotic War Memorial

23. shopping center grenada.

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24. Lenin Statue

25. monument mig-29, 26. provincial book fair.

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27. Sport Palace Triumf

28. shopping mall vykhodnoy.

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29. Entertainment Center Kosmopolis

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30. Cantare Karaoke Club

  • Natashinskiy Park
  • Lyube Monument
  • Temple of Lord's Transformation
  • Sacred Troitskiy Temple
  • Monument to Yuriy Gagarin
  • Planeta Enotov
  • Culture and Leisure Park
  • Entertainment Center Kosmopolis

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Lyubertsy

Things to do in lyubertsy.

  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • 3.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • District South-Eastern (YuVAO)
  • Vykhino-Zhulebino
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Good for Kids
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Adventurous
  • Hidden Gems
  • Good for Couples
  • Honeymoon spot
  • Good for Adrenaline Seekers
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

field guides borneo tour

1. Planeta Enotov

field guides borneo tour

2. Sacred Troitskiy Temple

field guides borneo tour

3. Natashinskiy Park

field guides borneo tour

4. Monument to Yuriy Gagarin


5. Lyube Monument

field guides borneo tour

6. Monument to Peacekeeping Soldiers

field guides borneo tour

7. Saint Innokentiy's Temple

field guides borneo tour

8. Temple of Lord's Transformation

field guides borneo tour

9. Monument to Mitrofanov

field guides borneo tour

10. Monument to Soldiers Who Died During Local Conflicts

field guides borneo tour

11. Monument to Unknown Soldier

field guides borneo tour

12. Lyuberetskiy Local Lore Museum

13. monument to vlasov.

field guides borneo tour

14. Monument to Military Aviators "Tri Ivana"

field guides borneo tour

15. House N.A. Kruminga

field guides borneo tour

16. Kotelniki Metro Station

field guides borneo tour

17. Kind Angel of Peace Statue

18. monument to the fighters of two revolutions.

field guides borneo tour

19. Culture and Leisure Park

field guides borneo tour

20. Torpedo

field guides borneo tour

21. UFO Art Object

field guides borneo tour

22. The Great Patriotic War Memorial

23. shopping center grenada.

field guides borneo tour

24. Lenin Statue

25. monument mig-29, 26. provincial book fair.

field guides borneo tour

27. Sport Palace Triumf

28. shopping mall vykhodnoy.

field guides borneo tour

29. Entertainment Center Kosmopolis

field guides borneo tour

30. Cantare Karaoke Club

  • Natashinskiy Park
  • Lyube Monument
  • Temple of Lord's Transformation
  • Sacred Troitskiy Temple
  • Monument to Yuriy Gagarin
  • Planeta Enotov
  • Culture and Leisure Park
  • Entertainment Center Kosmopolis

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