6D5N Sukau Kawag Danum Rainforest Tour

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BB10E Sukau - Kawag Danum Rainforest Tour

6D5NFrom RM5,239/pax

A package combining our award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge and a lodge in Ulu Segama-Malua Forest Reserve, the Kawag Nature Lodge, which sits near the boundary of Danum Valley. A great combination of wildlife river safari along the massive Kinabatangan River and jungle trekking in one of the world’s oldest rainforests at an unbeatable affordable rate. Highly recommended for those who want to experience Borneo’s incredible natural wonders but are on a tight budget!


Tours and transfers, 3 nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge and 2 nights stay at Kawag Nature Lodge, meals as specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.


Domestic airfare, camera fee and items not mentioned.

ItineraryRatesAdditional InfoPhotos

DAY 1 Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE

You'll be greeted upon your arrival at Sandakan Airport by our friendly Guide and Captains. Get acquainted before we make our way to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre where you'll learn about the plight of the Orang Utan and see firsthand the conservation efforts. We proceed to watch a video show about the plight of the Orang Utans and the rehabilitation efforts ongoing at the Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs then we continue to the newly completed enclosed nursery area for young orang utans. If the Orang Utans are feeling particularly friendly, you may even get the chance to get up close to the Orang Utan so be sure to hang onto your belongings. Thereafter visit the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about conservation of the world's smallest bear.

After lunch, we head to the Sandakan jetty where we'll embark on a Borneo Eco Tours speedboat for a 2.5 hours boat journey up the Kinabatangan River to the multi awards winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Don't worry as the ride is not choppy and it won't be just boat ride as there will be opportunities along the way to view wildlife and birds, and if you're lucky, even the shy Bornean Pygmy Elephants. Cool down with a refreshing drink and cold towel upon arrival while our friendly manager helps you check-in. Take a few moments to savor afternoon tea before we head out into the wild on your first river safari.

Every boat is equipped with eco friendly outboard engines (used along the main river where the current is strong) and electric motor (used during wildlife viewing in the small tributaries) in search of wildlife and birds. Take loads of photographs as the wildlife extravaganza puts on a show. Return for a solar heated hot shower after sunset before enjoying a candle light buffet dinner overlooking the mighty river. Be sure to try on our in-house Sarongs (local wear) which is cooling and helps keep away any mozzies. Stay overnight at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge


An early morning call at 0530hrs to catch the rainforest waking up is in store. If conditions are just right, you might even wake to a surreal heavenly experience shrouded in mists. After a light breakfast, we embark on a morning river cruise in search of waking wildlife and birds which are most active in the morning on our way to the Kelenanap Ox-Bow lake. Return to a full breakfast awaiting you, taking the time to just immerse yourself in the surroundings.

After breakfast, proceed for an educational walking tour along the lodge's Hornbill Boardwalk with our in-house naturalist after which you'll have some time to relax. If you're itching for more activity, we have many optional activities on offer like a pampering Foot Spa treatment, Batik Painting for the family, our soon to be completed Dip Pool and various other leisure activities. There is also a different free activity everyday so be sure to ask us. After afternoon tea, we head out onto the river once again in search of more wildlife. Breathe in the rainforest and capture the moments as we return at sunset from our final river cruise. Candlelight dinner and overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge


We take an early morning river cruise along the Menanggol River by silent electric motor in search of wildlife, waking to the cacophony of the rainforest before returning for a full breakfast. We have time to relax or enjoy one of our optional activities. After lunch, we make a 27 km overland journey to the Gomantong Cave. The cave is surrounded by primary rainforest, rich in fruiting wild figs which makes it an ideal place to spot Orang Utans in the wild. We'll spend our time exploring the cave and its surroundings until sunset, when you'll be overwhelmed by the exodus of over two million bats heading out for the night, swiftlets coming in to nest as well as raptors (eagles) swooping in and preying on the bats. Return to Sukau Rainforest Lodge for overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sukau Rainforest Lodge

DAY 4 SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE - Lahad Datu - Kawag Nature Lodge

Another early morning is in store as we prepare to journey to Danum Valley. After breakfast, proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu before our onward journey 80 minutes overland to Kawag Nature Lodge. Be greeted upon arrival with a welcome drink and a short briefing before checking into your room. After lunch at the dining hall, proceed at 2:30pm for a 2km guided trek, passing streams along the way with the chance of wildlife sightings. After dinner, take a guided night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife (weather permitting)

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Kawag Nature Lodge

DAY 5 Kawag Nature Lodge

After breakfast, proceed for 2.8km guided trek into the rainforest with the chance for wildlife encounters and sightings. Don’t forget your swimming attire for a dip at the ‘Ali Baba Waterfall’ at the end of the trail. Enjoy lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy river activities nearby on the Kawag River before returning to the lodge for dinner

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Kawag Nature Lodge

DAY 6 Kawag Nature Lodge

After an early breakfast, enjoy a final guided walk to a nearby trail. Check-out after lunch for your return to Lahad Datu and your afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu.
Breakfast and Lunch

RoomsRate Per PersonSingle Supplement
Superior @ SRLRM 5,239RM 853
Villa @ SRLRM 5,823RM 1,447

High season surcharge :
RM 252 per person at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July & August)

Every international adult guest who stays at SRL contributes MYR 20 for Conservation Contribution (CC).

Valid till 31 March 2020.



  • 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!
  • Please note that the group size will be less than eight persons except on the journey by speedboat from Sandakan to Sukau (12 person maximum).
  • About 52km away from Lahad Datu town or airport, Kawag Nature Lodge is built on a 200 million years of crystalline basement, near the boundary of Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA). The lodge have 10 units air-conditioned deluxe rooms and 10 units ceiling fan standard room with private bathroom and veranda. WIFI is available at the lodge but the reception is inconsistent due to its location. There is no ​soft drinks, tid-bits or alcohol available for sell but drinking water bottles are provided in the room.

Things To Bring


  • Swimwear
  • Insects repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Torchlight
  • Binocular
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Walking shoes
  • Money (no ATM)
  • Comfortable trekking pack
  • Leech socks
  • Raincoat
  • Toiletries
  • Basic first aid kit.