5D4N Jom Tabin & Semporna
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Tabin Wildlife Reserve showcases all the astonishing bio-diversity and beauty of the Borneo’s lowland rainforest with its unique wildlife, within these 300,000 acres of reserve.
Lesser Fish Eagle
Giant River Toad
Day 1: Arrive in Lahad Datu - Proceed to Tabin Wildlife Reserve - Briefing - Visit Mud Volcano - Overnight at resort (L, D)
You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower, a welcome luxury in the forest. Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside the buildings of the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.
Visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area. (For guest check in before 11:00am)
In the afternoon, before trekking to the Elephant trail, our guide will stop by at the compost bin for information on recycling the food waste into fertilizer for the plants and afterward proceed to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds.
Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road.
After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two. (L,D)
Day 2: Morning Bird Walk - Breakfast - Forest Trekking - Lipad Waterfall - Evening Drive - Night Walk - overnight at resort (B, L, D)
Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area stop over and climb up the birds watching tower continue along the way guide will show and explained to you the Orang Utan Release Center before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax. Along the way back to the resort, you will stop by at the Tabin Giant Tree for a photo or take a group photos.
In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.
After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Check out - Semporna - Mabul & Kapalai (B)
Breakfast, Mud certificate presentation and free time until check out. Then, travel onland to Semporna. Check in at Seafest Hotel. After that, proceed to jetty and depart to Mabul / Kapalai Island. Return to jetty after snorkeling trip. Free & easy for the rest of the day.
Day 4: Snorkeling at Boheydulang, Sibuan & Mantabuan (B)
At 0800hrs, gather at meeting point near the jetty for registration. Then at 0830hrs, we will depart to Tun Sakaran Marine Park. We will visit 3 islands; Boheydulang, Sibuan & Mantabuan.
Please wear sport shoes for hiking in Boheydulang and kindly note if the hiking trails is wet due to raining the hiking will be cancel for your own safety.
Return to jetty after snorkeling trip. Free & easy for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Check out - Transfer to Tawau Airport (B)
Free & easy until check out. Then, we will send you to Tawau Airport for your flight departure.
Includes: Air ticket Kota Kinabalu - Lahad Datu & Tawau - Kota Kinabalu, Accommodation, meals as stated, entrance permit, guided tours at Tabin, transport as per itinerary, boat fee
Excludes: Insurance and other expenses
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