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Borneo's Deramakot Forest Reserve

Tour Code: MYS07

A pioneering 15-day wildlife holiday to one of Borneo's most exciting mammal-watching destinations.

15 days from £3995(inc flights) Land Only Price: £3495 SRS: £995


This exciting new 15-day holiday begins with a night in Sepilok, where we will have the opportunity to visit the Orang-utan and Sun Bear rehabilitation centres, before transferring to the beautiful Kinabatangan River for a 2-night stay. Taking to the water, we will enjoy a mixed programme of walks and boat trips in search of the area’s special mammals. We will then drive (via the Gomantong Caves), to Deramakot Forest Reserve for a 7-night stay. During our stay we’ll enjoy numerous nocturnal drives and spotlighting as we search for the special mammals and other wildlife here. We conclude our time in Borneo with a night looking for reptiles, amphibians and enormous Atlas moths around Poring Hot Springs before travelling to Kota Kinabalu for the flight home.

  • 2-night stay at Kinabatangan Wetlands Lodge & 7 nights at Deramakot Forest Reserve
  • Look for Orang-utan, Bornean Pygmy Elephant, Proboscis Monkey & Flat-headed Cat, Kinabatangan River
  • Sunda Clouded Leopard & Sun Bear amongst many possible rare mammals, Deramakot
  • Head out after dark to look for snakes & amphibians, Poring Hot Springs
  • Bornean Falconet, Bornean Ground Cuckoo & Giant Pitta among special birds
  • Led by expert naturalist guides

Food

All included in cost except those in transit

Accommodation

Accommodation during our time in Sepilok, on the Kinabatnagan River and at Poring Hot Springs will be in comfortable and well situated eco-lodges, typically offering twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. During our time in Deramakot Forest Reserve we will be staying in simple air-conditioned tourist chalets with private bathrooms. Each chalet typically has two bedrooms with a shared communal area.

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Depart London

Day 2 Arrive Kuala Lumpur and fly Sandakan. Overnight Sepilok

Day 3 Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, transfer Kinabatangan River

Day 4/5 Kinabatangan River

Day 6/12 Deramakot Forest Reserve

Day 13 Kinabalu National Park

Day 14 Depart Kota Kinabalu

Day 15 Arrive London

Brown Wood Owl (Jackie Lover)Bornean Pygmy Elephant (Jackie Lover)Bornean Clouded Leopard (Jackie Lover)Buffy Fish Owl (Jackie Lover)Gomantong Cave Interior (Lesley Hawkins)Rhinoceros Hornbill (Lesley Hawkins)Low's Squirrel (Jackie Lover)Proboscis Monkey (Jackie Lover)Collared Kingfisher (Lesley Hawkins)Little Green Pigeon (Jackie Lover)Temminck's Flying Squirrel (Lesley Hawkins)Orangutan (Lesley Hawkins)
M.S.
Tyne & Wear
The wildlife sightings were excellent. Mike Gordon was incredible when spotlighting in Deramakot.
G.S.
New Zealand
Nick is amazing! In-depth knowledge of all birds/mammals, constantly checking all guests were happy - excellent operator! A truly rewarding destination with expert 'local' leader Mike Gordon who gave his all to show everything to everyone.
J.L.
Surrey
The main feature for me was our exceptional sighting of the clouded leopard. Words fail me as to how close to the truck she came and what a clear view of her markings. Full marks to Nick who briefed us in advance to keep absolutely quiet if we had a sighting. No one said a word. Having said that, there were plenty of mammals and birds to see - langurs, orang-utan with baby, otters, owls, flying squirrels, leopard cat, crocodiles and the beautiful marked Malayan civet.
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Sat 21st April 2018 - Sat 5th May 2018

FULL

£3995

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Sat 4th August 2018 - Sat 18th August 2018

FULL

£4095

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Land only cost: £3495 More info

Room sharing options: Male sharing is available More info

Mon 15th October 2018 - Mon 29th October 2018

2

£3995

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Land only cost: £3495 More info

Room sharing options: Both Male & Female sharing is available More info

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The wildlife sightings were excellent. Mike Gordon was incredible when spotlighting in Deramakot.
M.S., Tyne & Wear