Malaysia: Birding the Rainforests of Borneo Itinerary

Trip Description

Our tour is entirely based in Sabah, the modern Malaysian state that occupies the northern part of Borneo.  Much of Sabah remains swathed in lush tropical lowland forests which ascend into montane forests on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak between the Himalayas and the mountains of New Guinea.  This is by far the most endemic-rich part of the island, and we expect to find a high proportion of Borneo’s 52 avian endemics.  Good, comfortable accommodation and easy travel will enhance our birding experience. 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Early Morning Drive to Tempasuk, Birding the Rice Fields and Kota Belud Bird Sanctuary; Afternoon Continue to Mt. Kinabalu

Day 3 and 4: Two Days of Birding Kinabalu National Park

Day 5: Early Morning Drive to Rafflesia Forest Reserve; Afternoon at Crocker Range National Park

Day 6: Morning Birding at Crocker Range National Park; Afternoon Drive to Maliau Basin Conservation Area

Days 7 and 8: Birding around Maliau Basin Field Center Lowland Forest
Day 9: Mid-Morning Departure for Tawau with Birding at Tawau Hills Park

Day 10: Morning Birding around the Coastal Beaches, Later Drive onto the Kinabatangan River

Day 11: Morning and Afternoon Boat Trips on the Kinabatangan River

Day 12: Morning Boat trip on the Kinabatangan River; Afternoon Drive to Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Center

Day 13: Morning at Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Center.  Afternoon Flight Back to Kota Kinabalu International Airport
 

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