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3D2N Danum Valley Field Centre - Nature Lover Experience (Budget)

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Availability

Pre-Book Needed

Activity Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Nearest City

Lahad Datu Town

Destination

Danum Valley

Language

english

Suitable For

adult / child

Pick Up Point

Your Hotel in Lahad Datu City / Lahad Datu Airport

Pick Up Time

8:00 AM

Overview

Step into the rainforest jungle of Danum Valley Field Centre, for the ultimate Borneo Experience! If you are a keen naturalist or adventure-seeker and are content with the bare necessities of clean and comfortable facilities, Danum Valley Field Centre is for you! Approximately 80 metres west from Lahad Datu on Sabah’s east coast, the field centre is accessible by road and the journey takes at least two hours. It is the habitual grounds to over 500 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians living relatively untouched. The hot and humid jungle deems with a variety of towering tropical trees, lingering lianas, exotic orchids, and overhanging epiphytes. Take this opportunity to feed your curiosity and immerse yourself in a variety of activities for that quintessential Bornean experience!

Start the day observing early-morning wildlife as you climb up a tree-hide, take a dip into the river to escape the midday heat or trek your way up to Bukit Atur to catch one of Borneo’s best sunrises! For the adventurous, you may opt for the longer hiking trails. And for the night owls, nightly walks may suit your fancy for a chance to spot some nocturnal wildlife. For something a little bit more on the leisure side, recharge and unwind in a stretcher hammock by the base of a waterfall!

About Danum Valley Field Center

Check-in Time / Check-out Time: 11:30 Hrs / 08:30 Hrs

Chalet Twin Bed - chalet featuring attached bathroom with heated water, air-conditioner, blanket, towel, toiletries, refrigerator, cupboard, sofa and working table.

Resthouse Twin Bed - guest room featuring attached bathroom, ceiling fan, blanket, towel, toiletries, cupboard and working table

Hostel Dormitory Bunk Beds (48 Male ; 48 Female) - beds with shared bathroom, wall-mounted fan, blanket and towel.

Generator Supply (Electricity) - On / Off: 07:00 Hrs / 00:00 Hrs

Meals are provided in Malaysian home-style breakfast, lunch and dinner which are served in a dining hall and on a veranda adjacent to the resthouse.

Breakfast: 0700 hrs – 0800 hrs Lunch: 1200 hrs – 1300 hrs Dinner: 1915 hrs – 2000 hrs.


Tour Highlights

  • Danum Valley Conservation Area
  • Infapro - Rainforest Rehabilitation Project Area
  • Tembaling Waterfall
  • Danum Valley Field Center
  • 2-Night Accommodation

General Itinerary

DAY 1
Lahad Datu / Danum Valley Field Centre / Night Drive

  • Meet up at Lahad Datu Hotel / Airport and transfer to Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVFC) via 4WD or van

    Briefing on the programme prior to departure

  • Expected to arrive at Danum Valley Conservation Area Reception & Information Building, register and check-in.

  • Lunch provided at Resthouse Dining Hall.

  • Take a walk along the 500 metre self-guided nature trail, and get to know the rainforest, marvel at its beauty and experience the pristine ambience of the rainforest as it has been for hundreds of years.

  • Proceed to trek to the one of the old burial caves of long gone communities which includes radio carbon analysis on a child’s femur dating back to A

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  • Return to DVFC and take a short rest.

  • Dinner served at Resthouse Dining Hall.

  • “Night Walk” to observe nocturnal wildlife

    (If weather permits)

  • Lights Off.

  • Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley

DAY 2
Trek To Tembaling Waterfall / Night Jungle Walk

    • Breakfast served at Resthouse Dining Hall.

  • Begin your trek to Tembaling Waterfall and marvel at one of the world’s oldest rainforest rich with flora and fauna

    Keep your binoculars at the ready because there are ample opportunities for bird watching

  • Enjoy your lunch before heading off to the next trail.

  • Return to DVFC and continue bird watching activities.

  • Dinner served at Resthouse Dining Hall.

  • Night walk to observe nocturnal wildlife

    (If weather permits)

  • Lights Off.

  • Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre, Danum Valley

DAY 3
Hike To Bukit Atur / Danum Valley / Lahad Datu

    • Rise and shine! We’ll be making our way to a morning walk.

  • Return to DVFC

    Breakfast served at Resthouse Dining Hall

  • Check-out

    Depart for 2 ½ hours journey back to Lahad Datu Town / Airport

Inclusions

Accommodation
2 Nights Accommodation
Food & Drink
Breakfast, Lunch, Packed Lunch, Dinner
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Land Transportation (Shared)
Fees & Charges
Entry Permit & Taxes to Conservation Area, Entrance Fee
Activities
Trekking Activities, Visitation
Guide
Forest Ranger cum Radioman, English-Speaking Nature Guide

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Things You Might Want to Bring

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Raincoat
  • Cap/Hat
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Good Trekking Shoes or Boots
  • Socks
  • Leech Socks (available for sale)
  • Head Torch or Torch Light
  • Comfortable Cotton T-Shirts with Long or Short Outdoor Pants (breathable/ quick-dry material and earth colors)
  • Selection of Dry Bags (to keep trek bag content dry)
  • Swimwear
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Personal Toiletries and Medications

Things You Should Know

  • The generators will cease at 00:00 – 07:00 hours. You may need to prepare a torchlight.
  • Please ensure you are holding air ticket to Lahad Datu.
  • Cell phone coverage is available. However, it can sometimes be disrupted due to rain downpour and satellite malfunction.
  • Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX) per room per night regardless of accommodation star level. The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. 

Important Things to Note

  • This tour package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transportation. 
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
  • We do not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • We reserve the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Departure time is approximate and may vary due to traffic condition and hotel distance. Kindly check with the operator as stated on the voucher should you need further assistance.

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andy

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2019 - 09:47 AM

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Amazing Borneo

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Date of Travel: 03 Jul 2019

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Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017 - 08:01 AM

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Date of Travel: 10 Mar 2017