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Danum Valley Package | 3 Day | Sabah, Borneo

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Danum Valley Conservation Area, known as Danum Valley for short, is a must-see location in Borneo for keen naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to experience the beauty of the undisturbed ancient rainforest. During this 3D2N tour, you will stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which offers high-quality, very comfortable accommodation. During your tour, you’ll join guided treks through the rainforest with an experienced Nature Guide searching for wildlife. Walk along with the treetop canopy, offering impressive views across the rainforest, and go tubing down the Danum River.

Note – The price shown above is per person based upon two persons sharing a jungle chalet off-peak. The prices are for bookings to the 31st March 2024.

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Danum Valley Package – Explore Pristine Rainforest in Sabah, Borneo

Danum Valley Conservation Area, known as Danum Valley for short, is a must-see location in Borneo for keen naturalists and those wanting to experience the beauty of the undisturbed ancient rainforest. Danum Valley Conservation Area is the largest protected area of lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah, covering 43800 hectares of pristine tropical flora and fauna located in the eastern part of Sabah. Danum Valley is renowned for its rich variety of both plants and wildlife. Borneo’s mammals found here include rare and endangered species such as the Sumatran Rhino, Bornean Pygmy Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Bornean Gibbon, and Leaf Monkey. This pristine rainforest is also home to more than 340 species of birds, 124 species of mammals, 72 species of reptiles and 56 species of Amphibians – amazing! Danum Valley is also home to over 15,000 plant species, with most of the plants belonging to the dipterocarp genus and the chance to see a wide variety of pitcher plants.

There is one lodge located in Danum Valley Conservation Area, which is aimed at tourists – Borneo Rainforest Lodge – which you will stay at for this 3D2N package. Borneo Rainforest Lodge is nestled alongside the Danum River, which flows through Danum Valley Conservation Area. During your stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, you’ll join guided walks along lowland rainforest trails accompanied by an experienced Nature Guide in search of wildlife. Bird watching is especially popular. Alongside the guided treks, you will have the opportunity to join other activities during your stay.

Explore the splendour of Danum Valley – Ancient Rainforest and Wildlife

Borneo Rainforest Lodge offers high-quality accommodation in Danum Valley Conservation Area. The Lodge has 30 individual chalets with en-suite bathrooms, accommodating up to only 60 guests on any one day and on a full-board basis. The Standard Chalets (with ceiling fan) offer views of the Jungle and have an outdoor deck area. The Deluxe Chalets (with air conditioning) come with an outdoor tub and balcony or deck area.

If you’d like to spend more time in Danum Valley Conservation Area, then you should consider the 4D3N Danum Valley Package – it is also possible to add an extension night onto this to turn it into a four-night stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

A visit to Danum Valley works really well when combined with a visit to the Kinabatangan River – so you spend time trekking in the ancient rainforest in Danum Valley followed by relaxing river cruises in search of wildlife in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. We can help arrange the combo rainforest & wildlife package for you.

Trip Itinerary – 3D2N Danum Valley Package, Sabah, Malaysia


07:55 – Meet & greet at Lahad Datu Airport upon arrival (the recommended arrival flight to meet the scheduled transfer is MH3012 BKI/LDU ETD 0710 hrs ETA 0805 hrs), or pick up from the hotel within Lahad Datu, and proceed to Borneo Nature Tours office for registration & briefing.

09:30 – Depart for your 2 and a half hours overland journey on the gravel road to Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Danum Valley has located 80km from Lahad Datu. The journey starts with the first 15km of the main Lahad Datu-Tawau road. The rest of the ride is on an unsealed private logging road.

12:00 – Arrive & check in at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Time for lunch.

14:30 – Slide presentation in the Conference Room.

15:00 – Afternoon Trek: Introduction to the forest through “Nature Trails” and the treetop “Canopy Walkway”. The Canopy Walkway is 300m in length and 26m at the highest point for a close-up observation of the rainforest.

19:00 – Dinner at the Lodge.

20:30 – Night Drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animal.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


07:00 – Breakfast at the Lodge.

09:00 – Morning Jungle Trek: Trek to the Kadazandusun burial site – “Coffin Cliff” – before proceeding to “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of the area. Descend to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip.

12:30 – Lunch at the Lodge.

15:00 – Afternoon Jungle Trek or go for a relaxing session of ‘tubing’ down the Danum River.

19:00 – Dinner at the Lodge.

20:30 – Night Walk in search of nocturnal animals.

Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


07:00 – Breakfast at the Lodge.

Guests at their own leisure – free and easy to relax at the Lodge.

12:00 – Lunch at the Lodge.

12:30 or 13:30 – Check out from the lodge and depart on the scheduled transfer to Lahad Datu, a 2-and-a-half-hour drive. The scheduled transfers depart from Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley, at the following times depending upon your drop-off location: –

  • At 1230hrs, depart the lodge for Lahad Datu Airport for MH3019 (16:30 flight departure)
  • At 1330hrs, depart the lodge for Lahad Datu Town

Trip Pre-requisites – 3D2N Danum Valley Package, Sabah, Malaysia

There are no specific prerequisites for joining the 3D2N Danum Valley Package. However, we recommend you are average fitness or above and comfortable at trekking for a couple of hours in tropical conditions. Upon arrival at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, you will be asked to complete a liability form.

Trip Inclusions

Return land transfers from Lahad Datu to Borneo Rainforest Lodge, meals as mentioned, 2-night accommodation in Borneo Rainforest Lodge, activities as per the itinerary, English Speaking licensed Nature Guide and 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.

Trip Exclusions

Non-scheduled transfers are at an additional surcharge, items not mentioned above. The new Tourism Tax – the Tourism Tax is currently set with a flat rate of RM 10 per room per night and will be charged to Non-Malaysian or Foreign tourists from 1st September 2017.

Recommended Packing List For The Trip

Binoculars, insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swimwear, comfortable trekking shoes, torchlight, water bottle & personal toiletries and leech socks.

Notes – 3D2N Danum Valley Package, Sabah, Malaysia

Leeches are plenty on all trails. It is recommended you use leech socks when trekking.

Package prices are per person and are based on 2 persons booking together and twin or double sharing one Chalet. Prices are valid for trips up to 31st March 2024. For Danum Valley packages booked between 1st March – 30th April & 15th July – 15th October, the peak season surcharge price is applicable.

3 reviews for Danum Valley Package | 3 Day | Sabah, Borneo

  1. Gaynor Toft

    We had a fab time in the Turtle Island, Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley tours. All guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Accommodation and food were great. We managed to see a whole variety of wildlife so well worth combining the trips. Our highlights were seeing over 20 elephants watering and feeding along the River as well as wild orangutans. Turtle Island also was a great experience and the work they do there to safeguard the future of our the turtle population. Overall a fantastic experience and everything ran smoothly. Thank you 🦧🐘🐊🐒🐢

  2. kate

    Great place to see wildlife, highlight of my trip! Booking with Borneo Dream was straightforward and the prices were exactly as advertised, would recommend.

  3. Jenny Seton

    Magic! Go there!

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Danum Valley

  • What will I see in Danum Valley?

    You will be with amazing wildlife as depicted on many great TV and film documentaries. This area really hit the screens when Sir David Attenborough started visiting here and broadcasting his shows and documentaries worldwide and was watched and enjoyed by millions of people.

    Things to see on your amazing visit to Danum Valley are tropical flora and fauna, including such species as the rare Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species. You can even go on night treks to see the nocturnal life of the rainforest. Experience the beauty of the jungle on our 5-day Rainforest Lodge stay.

  • What to expect from a visit to Danum Valley

    Pure and simple you should come back amazed by this ancient rainforest and its flora, fauna, and wildlife. You will be in true Sir David Attenborough country. The diversity of this place is vast and exhibits tropical flora and fauna, including the rare Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species. Take it all in on our 4-day Danum Valley tour.

  • Can I visit the Valley Field Center?

    Yes, you can visit the Danum Valley Field Center, but it is better to arrange a such trip through a licensed tour operator such as Borneo Dream. Contacting them directly can be tricky, and bookings/reservations can be lost, so leave it to the professionals. Read more about our Danum Valley Field Center 3 or 4 day trip.

  • Things To Do in Danum Valley

    When people journey to Danum Valley, their primary reason for visiting is to see and witness the amazing flora, fauna and wildlife. There then is the host of activities offered to make the most of your visit, including jungle treks, river swimming, bird watching, night jungle tours and excursions to nearby logging sites and timber mills. Take a look at the top 5 things we think you’ll enjoy most in Danum Valley.

  • Danum Valley Conservation Area

    The Danum Valley Conservation Area is significant at 438 square kilometres. It is a relatively undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest in Sabah, Malaysia. The diversity of this area is extensive and exhibits tropical flora and fauna, including the rare Bornean orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer, clouded leopards and over 270 bird species.

    The area holds unique status in that before it became a conservation area, there were no human settlements within the region, meaning that hunting, logging, and other human interference were non-existent, making the area almost unique. It is managed by Yayasan Sabah for conservation, research, education, and habitat restoration training purposes. There have been proposals to nominate the site as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Find out more about Danum Valley Conservation Area in our blog post where we explore the magical area of Sabah.

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