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Yanti Saman

My passion for travel and adventures are fueled by my curiosity for people, culture and seeing a way of life different to my own taking in every experience with an open heart and mind.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Malaysian Borneo - Sabah and Sarawak."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started my career running expeditions for school groups and gap year students in Sabah with a UK based company. I've long been passionate about providing memorable experiences for my guests. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My most memorable and unique travel experiences was from a trip to Myanmar staying with local tribes and viewing the beautiful ‘Bagan’ from a hot air balloon ride at sunrise. Embarking on a soul searching journey, I moved to Vietnam to immerse myself with the locals, learning the language, culture and how to survive the roads on a scooter. "

Yanti is part of the following groups: Malaysia Travel Agents
Mist settles over the rainforest canopy
Eastern Borneo Wildlife Tour - 6 Days

Get up close and personal with fascinating jungle wildlife on this six-day tour of Borneo’s rainforests. Staying on the Malaysian side of this multinational island, you’ll spot a mind-blowing array of tropical birds, species of monkey, and lush vegetation. You’ll encounter indigenous wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants, get a glimpse into the local culture, and enjoy some jungle eco-luxury along the way.

Discover Borneo
Caves & Pinnacles in Borneo - 4 Days

Explore the beautiful Mulu Show Caves and the dramatic, razor-sharp limestone peaks known as the Pinnacles on this immersive Bornean itinerary, made with nature-lovers in mind. Come prepared for challenging hikes and stunning views at every turn.

Wildlife in Sepilok & Kinabatangan Wetlands - 4 Days
Wildlife in Sepilok & Kinabatangan Wetlands - 4 Days

Nature-lovers, grab your cameras! This four-day trip features wild rivers, mangroves, and a rich variety of wildlife as you make your way to Borneo's off-the-beaten-track gems for an immersive jungle experience.

Sunrise over Mount Trus Madi in Sabah
Climb Mt. Trusmadi & Explore Sapulot - 8 Days

Climb the imposing Mt. Trusmadi while still covering the natural and cultural highlights of the Sabah region. You'll encounter stunning wildlife, interact with the locals, and explore deep into the rainforests while trekking the second highest mountain in all of Malaysia.

Recent trip reviews for Yanti

Wildlife safari · Malaysia - Jul 15 - Jul 26, 2018

Traveler: Alison W. - Local specialist: Yanti Saman

An unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Through Kimkim, Sticky Rice we’re able to put together a truly unique experience. Although some details weren’t exactly clear before travelling (some confusion over one accommodation) when I arrived the whole trip ran like clockwork. I can’t recommend Sticky Rice and each of their staff more, and without KimKim I wouldn’t have found them.

Borneo trip · Malaysia - Sep 10 - Sep 10, 2017

Traveler: Lola M. - Local specialist: Yanti Saman

Our guide was well informed but sometimes didn't seem very interested in answering our questions. He was a bit impatient when we wanted to wait to see animals. Otherwise, we loved it!

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Yanti Saman, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lola,
I'm very sorry that your guide appeared to be uninterested and impatient. I'll be sure to pass your feedback and from there we can improve our services. So thank you for leaving your review, it is much appreciated. Should you decide to come back to Borneo again in the near future, we would look forward to having you!