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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 in search of wildlife, walk along the treetop canopy walk offering impressive views across the rainforest and go tubing down the Danum River.

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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 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 the majority 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 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. If you are keen to visit Danum Valley and want a budget option then you could consider the Danum Valley Field Centre tour which offers simple, basic accommodation at a Research Center located in Danum Valley Conservation Area.

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 BKI-LDU Flight MH3010 / 0700), 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 being 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 own leisure – free and easy to relax at the Lodge.

12:00 – Lunch at the Lodge.

13:30 – Check out & depart for Lahad Datu airport (2 and a half hours drive). The recommended departure flight, to best fit in with the scheduled transfer, is LHD – BKI MH3023 / 1725hrs.

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

There are no specific pre-requisites 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. You will be asked to complete a liability form on arrival at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

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 December 2021. For Danum Valley packages booked between 1st March – 30th April & 15th, July – 15th October the peak season surcharge price is applicable.

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

  1. 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.

  2. Jenny Seton

    Magic! Go there!

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