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Kinabatangan River Cruise


Sandakan , Malaysia
Minimum Pax
Pickup Point
Your hotel in Sandakan city
Pickup Time
10 : 30 AM
Wildlife explore
A river cruise along the Kinabatangan River is typically in the 'top 5' for most tourists coming on holiday to Sabah, Borneo. The Kinabatangan River offers a relatively easily accessible, and affordable, option for viewing wildlife along the banks the river and in the rainforest fringing the river banks.

10:45hrs - 11:00hrs: For those staying in hotels in
Sandakan you will be collected for your tour. You will then be transferred to Sepilok area.


11:30hrs -11:50hrs:Customers staying in Resort / Lodges near Sepilok will be collected for the Kinabatangan River Cruise Half Day Trip.

11:50hrs - 12:30hrs: Lunch will be provided at local restaurant. 


12:30hrs: You will then be transferred by minibus to Kinabatangan Lodge which is located on the banks of the Kinabatangan River in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, a ~ 2.5 - 3 hour journey (including stop). On the way you will make a brief stop typically at Kota Kinabatangan the nearest town from Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, to refresh (toilet stop plus cafe facilities available). 


15:00hrs: Arrive at Kg. Bilit and take a short boat ride across the Kinabatangan River to the Lodge.


16:00hrs: You will join your late afternoon Kinabatangan River cruise in search of wildlife along the Kinabatangan River (for ~ 2 hours). Life jackets will be provided for your river cruise. The Kinabatangan River is home to at least six different species of primates including the Proboscis Monkey, Leaf Monkey, Long and Short Tailed Macaques, Gibbons and even the Orangutan. During certain times of the year, you will also catch the Borneo Pygmy Elephants at the riverbank.

After the boat cruise, return to Sandakan and transfer back to respective hotels  (arrival time at about 8.30pm)



Hotel Pickup & Drop off, English Speaking Guide.
Personal Travel insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned
Recommended Attire
Comfortable Attire.
Things to Bring
Insect Repellent, Camera, Water, Sunblock, towel, Extra cloth for change after tour
Your hotel in Sandakan city
Your hotel in Sandakan city
Important Note
**Child Policy : 3 – 11 years old Below 3 years old is FOC Outskirt hotel pick up & drop off surcharges additional RM 30 per pax (outside Kota Kinabalu city and 1 Borneo) * This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle. Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee. Please inform us when making the bookings. * Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements. * JSK Tours and Travel reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary. * Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated. * All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.