Cat City Holidays
14D13N Sabah Birding
From RM 18000
Terms and Conditions
Includes
: 03 nights accommodation at Pine Resort or similar class.
: 02 nights accommodation at Sepilok Jungle Resort or similar class.
: 02 nights accommodation at Bilit Adventure Lodge or similar class.
: 02 nights accommodation at Tabin Wildlife Resort.
: 02 night accommodation at Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge
: 13 Breakfast, 06 Lunch & 06 Dinner.
: 14 days 13 nights wildlife & bird watching at Tambunan, Kinabalu National Park, Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre, Kinabatangan River, Tabin Wildlife Reserve & Danum Valley with entrance fee.
: Transfer as stated as in the itinerary.
: Experience English or Mandarin Speaking bird guide.
Excludes
: Airfare, Airport Tax, Peak season surcharge, Meals not stated, Optional Tour, Travel Insurance & Personal MISC Expenses.
Remarks
: Rates quoted are based on 4 Adults and above per person.
: Rates subject to change without prior notice.
National Park Facilities : Equipped with bed sheets, pillow cases, mattress, common toilet & showers and cooking facilities.
Items to bring : Camera, Binoculars, Flat shoes with good gripping-soles, torch light ( Suggested head lamp ), Insect repellent, raincoat, own drinking bottle & first aid kit.
: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.
Validity
: Until 31st March 2017.
: Testimonial from Mr Lee Harding (leeharding@shaw.ca)
Yeo Siew Teck of Cat City Holidays took us on a wonderful birding and wildlife photography tour of Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo, in 2011. Yeo worked with us intensively over several months to design the trip to accommodate our particular interests and maximize bird and mammal sightings. We boated major rivers and mangrove swamps, hiked through lowland and montane forests, climbed to high alpine shrub habitats, and travelled to offshore islands. We documented several very rare birds, saw 71 Bornean endemics (species and subspecies) and contributed observational data to an avian research project. We saw and photographed enough rare mammals that I was able to publish three short papers and a monograph in science journals. Yeo knows all the birds by voice as well as sight and carries a library of recorded calls and songs, but is cautious and patient enough to make sure that his identifications are accurate. He made arrangements for accommodations and meals that perfectly suited our tastes, while maximizing our wildlife viewing time. I highly recommend him as a guide and tour organizer.

Itinerary

Day 01

Tambunan Rafflesia Centre
Pick up from Kota Kinabalu Hotel then transfer Tambunan Rafflesia Centre for full day birding & aim to spot endemic species like Bornean Leafbird, Mountain Barbet, Bornean Bulbul, Bornean Barbet or some other endemic species & resident birds.
Back to Kota Kinabalu & stay at City Hotel.

Day 02

Kinabalu Park
Packed breakfast, then proceed to Kinabalu National Park for full day birding. Aim to spot endemic species like Whitehead’s Trogon, Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s Spiderhunter, Fruit Hunter , Mountain Wren-babbler, Bornean Flowerpecker & etc. Transfer to Pine Resort or similar class for overnight stay. (Lunch & Dinner by own expenses)


Day 03

Kinabalu Park
Packed breakfast, then proceed to Kinabalu National Park for full day birding & aim to spot some other endemic species & resident birds. Back to Pine Resort or similar class for overnight stay. (Lunch & Dinner by own expenses)


Day 04

Mesilau
Packed breakfast, proceed to Kinabalu National Park for full day birding & aim to spot endemic species like Golden-naped Barbet, Kinabalu Friendly Warbler, Pale-faced Bulbul, Mountain Black-eye, Eyebrowed Jungle flycatcher, Bornean Whistling-thrush & etc. Back to Pine Resort or similar class for overnight stay. (Lunch & Dinner by own expenses)

Day 05

Poring
Packed breakfast, then proceed for birding at Poring Hot Spring & aim to spot endemic species like White-crowned Shama, White-fronted Falconet, Pygmy White-eye, Hose’s Broadbill & other resident birds. Overland to Sandakan & check in to Sepilok Jungle Resort or similar class for overnight stay. Night walk for nocturnal birds. (Lunch & Dinner by own expenses)

Day 06

Rainforest Discovery Centre
Packed breakfast, proceed for birding at Rainforest Discovery Centre & aim to spot endemic species like Bornean Bristle head, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Black-&-crimson Pitta & other resident birds. Overnight stay at Sepilok Jungle Resort or similar class. Night walk for nocturnal birds. (Lunch & Dinner by own expenses)

Day 07

Rainforest Discovery Centre
Packed breakfast, continue birding at Rainforest Discovery Center. Overland to Kinabatangan River & check in to Bilit Adventure Lodge for lunch. Late afternoon, proceed for River cruise for wildlife & birds. After dinner, Night walk for wildlife & birds. Overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge or similar class.

Day 08

Kinabatangan River
After breakfast, morning cruise for birds & aim to spot endemic species like Bornean Ground Cuckoo & other resident birds.
Lunch is provided. Late afternoon proceed for River cruise for wildlife & birds. After dinner, Night walk for wildlife & birds. Overnight at Bilit Adventure Lodge or similar class.

Day 09

Kinabatangan River
After breakfast, birding around the lodge. Check out then overland to Tabin Wildlife Reserve for wildlife & birds.
Lunch & Dinner is provided, after dinner, night drive for wildlife. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

Day 10

Tabin Wildlife Reserve
After breakfast, full day birding at Tabin wildlife Reserve. Lunch & Dinner is provided, after dinner, night walk for wildlife & birds. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

Day 11

Tabin Wildlife Reserve
After breakfast, birding around the Resort, check out & overland to Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge for birding.
Lunch & Dinner is provided, after dinner, night drive for wildlife. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Day 12

Danum Valley
After breakfast, full day birding & aim to spot endemic species like Bornean Banded Pitta, Blue-headed Pitta, Bornean Ground Babbler, Bornean Blue Flycatcher , Black-throated Wren Babbler & other resident birds. Lunch & Dinner is provided, after dinner, night walk for wildlife & birds. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Day 13

Danum Valley
After breakfast, continue for birding at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Check out & transfer to Lahat Datu then take a flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight at City Hotel.

Day 14

Kota Kinabalu
After breakfast, continue for birding at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Check out & transfer to Lahat Datu then take a flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight at City Hotel.