Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Duration: 2 nights escorted tour
Price from: £1069pp
Tabin Rainforest 2 nights
Day 1 Kota Kinabalu/Tabin Rainforest: Transfer to the airport for a short flight to the east coast of Lahad Datu. Upon arrival, transfer by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve, which nestles within the rainforest beside the Lipad River and is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals. This afternoon trek for about 20 minutes through the rainforest to visit the Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding forest, where birds are commonly sighted. After dinner, enjoy a presentation on Tabin's natural wonders, before a trip to spot nocturnal wildlife and birds.
Day 2 Tabin Rainforest: You may wish to join the early morning bird walk to see some of Tabin's rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek through the lush rainforest, known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species, to visit Lipad Waterfall. If you wish, you can take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural refreshing shower under the waterfall itself. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or relax. In the afternoon you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.
Day 3 Tabin Rainforest/Kota Kinabalu: After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or riverside where groups of macaques and other small mammals can often be seen. If you wish, enjoy a swim in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying goodbye to Tabin.
Departures: Daily from Kota Kinabalu. Minimum two passengers.
Accommodation: Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The lodge accommodation offers a ceiling fan, hot water shower and private balcony.
Meals: Full board.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return flights from Kota Kinabalu, transfers to and from the Wildlife Reserve, 2 nights accommodation as shown and activities as indicated above.