Kinabatangan River Cruise

Sandakan, Malaysia
  • 3 days (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Rather than hacking through the jungle, the best way to see Borneo’s rich wildlife is on a river cruise. On this 2-night experience, base yourself out of the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, and enjoy four separate cruises plus night and dawn walking safaris. Expect to see macaques, proboscis monkeys, a wealth of birds, and maybe even a wild orangutan or pygmy elephant. Tour includes transfers and most meals.
  • Experience the Borneo rainforest on four river cruises and two walking safaris
  • Look for animals like proboscis monkeys—or even orangutans or pygmy elephants
  • Enjoy two nights’ chalet accommodation in the jungle with five meals
  • Relax with comfortable round-trip transfers from Sandakan airport

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • 2 nights accommodation (private room)
  • 2 breakfast, 1 lunch , 2 dinner
  • 4 river cruises
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Afternoon tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Dinner (2)
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Sandakan
    Sandakan, Sandakan, Sandakan Division, Sabah

    Driver will meet in hotel lobby or arrival gate at airport

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

12:00 pm

End point

  • Sandakan
    Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

    We can drop off anywhere in sandakan or sepilok area including sandakan airport

Pickup details

We can pickup from any hotel in the sandakan or sepilok area

What To Expect

Day 1

Sandakan – Kinabatangan River

1 Stop

Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

2 days Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Tonight you will stay n a comfortable aircon chalet near the kinabatagan river

Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Kinabatangan River

1 Stop

Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

2 days Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Tonight you will sleep in a comfortable aircon chalet near the Kinabatagan river

Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 3

Kinabatagan River - Sandakan

1 Stop

Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pick up Place: Downtown Sandakan Hotels 1030hrs, Sandakan Airport 1100hrs, Sepilok area 1130hrs, Kinabatangan SEDCO Building 1300hrs
  • Drop Off: Downtown Sandakan Hotels, Sandakan airport , Sepilok area, Kinabatangan SEDCO Building
  • Remarks: Van journey will take 2-3 hours.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

Accommodation is simple, it's the jungle, the wild life and nature is what makes it special.


12 reviews
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Daniel_M, Mar 2023
DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR! we booked the tour for 12th March, received confirmation and documents. But on travel date no one showed up. Operator top peak travel was not contactable. Still waiting for refund
Nice trip, bad timing
chris_d, Mar 2020
The trip consists of 2 river cruises, one in the afternoon, the other early morning, which are repeated on the second day. There is plenty of opportunity to spot the wild life and plenty of photo opportunities. The accomodation is basic, but good and the food provided is good also. Unfortunately owing to the Corona virus problems we didn't get the final cruise and had to depart a touch early. I would recommend the tour, we just chose a bad time.
Amazing experience.
Phillip_C, June 2019
Accommodation is simple, it's the jungle, the wild life and nature is what makes it special. We saw proboscis monkey, orangutan, mukak monkey, silver leaf monkey, pigmy elephants, crocodiles, birds, snakes, western tarsier, scorpions etc
oscar_r, May 2023
tras esperar en el areopuerto no nos recogió nadie. Llamamos al numero de contacto y resulto ser un RESTAURANTE. la web vende tour de una compañía que no existe, una enorme decepción de viator no me esperaba una gestión tan horrible. Ahora estoy en espera de que me devuelvan lo que me cobraron, cosa que por ahora, no ha ocurrido. lamentable
Nooit opgehaald voor de toer
Brenda_D, Apr 2023
We zijn nooit opgehaald voor de toer, na een hele ochtend te hebben gewacht. Ook hebben we geen contact gekregen met de touroperator. Viator via de app, maar nooit duidelijke acties. Zijn nu bezig met bekijken om ons geld terug te krijgen, maar ook hiervoor wprden we elke keer door gestuurd.