This four-day tour will take you into the heart of the jungle to search for pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and Bornean gibbons. Spend your days scanning the shores as you cruise along the river and your nights wandering the jungle trails, always in search of the next wild, elusive jungle creature.

Highlights

  • Cruise up the Kinabatangan River at sunrise, afternoon, sunset, and in the dark
  • Take nighttime jungle walks in search of nocturnal wildlife
  • Search for pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and more 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive at the Kinabatangan River Kinabatangan River
Day 2 Kinabatangan River Kinabatangan River
Day 3 Kinabatangan River Kinabatangan River
Day 4 Departure  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at the Kinabatangan River

Elephant wading in the Kinabatangan River

Welcome to Borneo! Spend your first morning driving through jungle and boating up the Kinabatangan River to a remote jungle lodge - your home for the next few days. Arrive at the lodge, settle in, and enjoy lunch. Then spend some time relaxing and exploring the lodge's wooden pathways and decks before boarding an afternoon river cruise to search for wildlife. Circle back just before sunset (and don't forget your camera - jungle sunsets are something special). Then, if you're still feeling adventurous, head out on foot or by boat to search for nocturnal jungle animals.

Day 2: Wildlife along the river

Sunset on the Kinabatangan River

Get ready for another day of nature photography, birdwatching, and jungle strolls - and start early with a wildlife cruise that departs at 6 a.m. Keep your cameras at the ready; this area is perfect for spotting pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, Wallace’s hawk eagles, orangutans, and proboscis monkeys. The cruise will take you up the river to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake for a short jungle walk before circling back to the lodge for breakfast.

After lunch, spend some time exploring the lodge, the nearby village, or the surrounding jungle. Board another boat for another wildlife cruise. Then grab some dinner at the lodge before taking another night walk through the jungle or night cruise on the quiet river.

Day 3: More wildlife cruises and walks

Boating on the Kinabatangan

Wake to the sounds of the surrounding jungle for another early morning cruise up the river to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake and another short jungle walk. Today's the perfect day to check those last elusive must-see animals off your list, to get that perfect picture, and to soak in as much of the jungle as you can before heading home tomorrow. After breakfast, more lodge and jungle exploration awaits, followed by an afternoon cruise, dinner, and another optional night walk or cruise.

Day 4: Heading home

Proboscis monkeys

After breakfast and a relaxing morning, depart the lodge late morning and make your way home (or to your next destination).