2 Days 1 Night Tour Package - Tabin Wildlife Encounter
Valid until 31 March 2014


(rates based on per person per package)

Tabin Wildlife Encounter Package (RM) Nett per person per package

Run of House

Twin Share

Extra Pax

2 Days 1 Night Package

RM 1150

RM 620

Extension Night with breakfast only

-

-

Extension Night with meals and night activity

RM 550

RM 450

Description:

Day 01

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road for about one hour. Check into the charming timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort which comes complete with private balcony and hot water shower, a real luxury in the forest. Built alongside the Lipad river and nestled within the rainforest, a variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.

In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the jungle for twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Those adventurous can experiment the effect of the volcanic mud said to be responsible for fine complexion. Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted.
After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you, and make a wish or two. (L,D)

Day 02

You may opt to take up a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that are active at this time of the day (not included in package). Join the morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species.
After breakfast, trek through the lush green jungle known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad’ s Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy the refreshing splash coming down from the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax. (B,L)

Note: Activities are subject to weather condition, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation
What to bring: Insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

* 2d1n package is not available from 1-31Aug

This package includes :

* Scheduled return road transfer Lahad Datu/Tabin/Lahad Datu * meals as stated * guided tours and activities * accommodation

This package excludes :

* Air Transfers * Tipping & Personal Expenses

Scheduled land transfers are From Lahad Datu: 0830 & 1200 & From Tabin: 1430

Surcharge for unscheduled transfer at RM60 per person per way, minimum two pax. Deduct RM30 from package rate if own transfer is used to or from Tabin. Multiply by 2 for both ways.

What to bring:

Insect repellent, leech socks, long sleeve shirts and long pants, short pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes (two pairs needed) slippers, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries.

Please Note:

* Rates are based on minimum of 2 persons and on a twin-share basis * Lodges will be assigned on run-of-house basis * Children aged 5yrs - 12yrs old enjoy a 50% discount on extra pax rate provided he/she shares a room with 2 paying adults and does not utilise an extra bed. Full adult rate applies if extra bed is required * Children below 5yrs without using extra bed stay free of charge * Check in time : after 12.00noon, Check out time : before 10.00am * All Prices are quoted nett and are subject to change without prior notice

Extension Night:

* Extra night charge covers accommodation and breakfast only or with meals and night activity

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.

3 Days 2 Nights Package - Tabin Wildlife Observation and Nature

Valid until 31 March 2014

(rates based on per person per package)

Tabin Wildlife Observation and Nature Package (RM) Nett per person per package

Run of House

Twin Share

Extra Person

3 Days 2 Nights Package

RM 1650

RM 990

Extension Night with meals and night activity

RM 550

RM 450

Description:

Day 01

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road for about one hour. Check into the charming timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort which comes complete with private balcony and hot water shower, a real luxury in the forest. Built alongside the Lipad river and nestled within the rainforest, a variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.
In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the jungle for twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Those adventurous can experiment the effect of the volcanic mud said to be responsible for fine complexion. Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted.
After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you, and make a wish or two. (L,D)

Day 02

You may opt to take up a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that are active at this time of the day (not included in package). Join the morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species.
After breakfast, trek through the lush green jungle known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad’s Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy the refreshing splash coming down from the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.
In the afternoon you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a secret blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. (B,L, D)

Day 03

After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin. (B, L)

Note: Activitiesare subject to weather condition, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation
What to bring: Insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

This package includes :

* Scheduled return road transfer Lahad Datu/Tabin/Lahad Datu * meals as stated * guided tours and activities * accommodation

This package excludes :

* Air Transfers * Tipping & Personal Expenses

Scheduled land transfers are From Lahad Datu: 0830 & 1200 & From Tabin: 1430

Surcharge for unscheduled transfer at RM60 per person per way, minimum two pax. Deduct RM30 from package rate if own transfer is used to or from Tabin. Multiply by 2 for both ways.

What to bring:

Insect repellent, leech socks, long sleeve shirts and long pants, short pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes (two pairs needed) slippers, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries.

Please Note:

* Rates are based on minimum of 2 persons and on a twin-share basis * Lodges will be assigned on run-of-house basis * Children aged 5yrs - 12yrs old enjoy a 50% discount on extra pax rate provided he/she shares a room with 2 paying adults and does not utilise an extra bed. Full adult rate applies if extra bed is required * Children below 5yrs without using extra bed stay free of charge * Check in time : after 12.00noon, Check out time : before 10.00am * All Prices are quoted nett and are subject to change without prior notice

Extension Night:

* Extra night charge covers accommodation and breakfast only or with meals and night activity

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.


Tabin Special Interest Tour Packages

~ valid till 31st March 2014

(rates based on per person per package)

4 Days 3 Nights Package (RM) Nett per person per package

Package Rate per person (RM)

Twin Share

Extra Person

Overnight at Tabin's Mud Volcano * Itinerary

RM 2400

RM 1360

Birding at Tabin * Itinerary

RM 2870

RM 1620

This package includes :

* Scheduled return road transfer Lahad Datu/Tabin/Lahad Datu * meals as stated * guided tours and activities * accommodation

This package excludes :

* Air Transfers * Tipping & Personal Expenses

Scheduled land transfers are From Lahad Datu: 0830 & 1200 & From Tabin: 1430

Surcharge for unscheduled transfer at RM60 per person per way, minimum two pax. Deduct RM30 from package rate if own transfer is used to or from Tabin. Multiply by 2 for both ways.

What to bring:

Insect repellent, leech socks, long sleeve shirts and long pants, short pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes (two pairs needed) slippers, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries.

Please Note:

* Rates are based on minimum of 2 persons and on a twin-share basis * Lodges will be assigned on run-of-house basis * Children aged 5yrs - 12yrs old enjoy a 50% discount on extra pax rate provided he/she shares a room with 2 paying adults and does not utilise an extra bed. Full adult rate applies if extra bed is required * Children below 5yrs without using extra bed stay free of charge * Check in time : after 12.00noon, Check out time : before 10.00am * All Prices are quoted nett and are subject to change without prior notice

Extension Night:

* Extra night charge covers accommodation and breakfast only or with meals and night activity

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.


Overnight at Tabin's Mud Volcano Itinerary

Overnight at Tabin's Mud Volcano

The experience of waiting for wildlife to come and drink water from the mud volcano in the deep of the night, within the astonishing diversity and beauty of the Borneo rainforest is something that one will probably remember for life.

Day 01

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road for about one hour. Our staff will register you and provide a briefing. Thereafter you will pack the necessary items needed for your night out at Lipad mud volcano. Lunch followed by a short break. You can enjoy the serene environment at the Café and observe birds, small mammals and insects that are active in the vicinity. Embark on your journey to the mud volcano. After trekking through the jungle for twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints belonging to different wildlife. Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted. Our guides will set up camp for the night at the observation tower. Stay quiet in order not to disturb wildlife that are more active in the evening and early morning. Stay alert during the night to observe any visits by wildlife to drink water at the mud volcano. (L,D)

Day 02

After breakfast, pack and return to Tabin wildlife Resort when you will check into its charming Borneon timber bungalow which comes complete with a private balcony and hot water shower, a real luxury after your night out in the jungle. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or stroll in the resort’s vicinity to enjoy nature at its best. After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellation above you, and make a wish or two. (B, L, D)

Day 03

You may opt to take up a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that are active at this time of the day (not included in package). Join the morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek through the lush green jungle known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad’s Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy the refreshing splash coming down from the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax. In the afternoon you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with an exotic blend of herbal plants, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. (B,L,D)

Day 04

After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin.

Note: Activitiesare subject to weather condition, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation
What to bring: Binoculars, spotingscope (if available), insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

Recommended Flights
BKI-LDU MH 3010 0700 /0755
LDU-BKI MH 3023 1725/1820



Birding at Tabin Itinerary:

Birding at Tabin

This birding program focuses on the lowland dipterocarp forests of Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The forest of Tabin houses an amazingly rich diversity of birds, including rare and endemic species, due to the abundance of food plants here. The relatively open canopy with sufficient natural lights makes birding and photography a delightful experience.

Day 01

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road for about one hour. Check into the charming timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort nestled within the rainforest and comes complete with private veranda and hot water shower, a real luxury in the forest. Explore the vicinity of the resort and you will be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of bird life found here. The Sunbird Café is wonderfully surrounded by greenery and flowering plants that attracts a number of brightly coloured birds. Sipping your coffee, your eyes will be kept busy following active species such as the Blue-banded Kingfisher, Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, Red-throated Sunbird and the Black and Yellow Broadbills. Be entertained by the melodious calls of Black Magpie in the nearby ground. The Malaysian Blue Flycatcher and Rufous-tailed Tailorbird make frequent visits here. A bird hide built facing the flowing Lipad river provides a wonderful site for the viewing of birds. Huge boulder in the river are favourite place for Oriental Darter and Crested Serpent Eagle to perch especially after the rain. A happy family of Otters have been seen up and down this part of the river and delights guests. Take a stroll along the road nearby the resort. White-bellied Munia can be commonly found in the bushes. A family of Lesser Coucal sometimes make their appearances here. The rare Storm’s Storks have made Tabin their home and can sometimes be seen. You will most likely be able to see one or more of the eight species of hornbills in Borneo either flying in groups across the sky, or in pairs perching on bare branches. Let the guide share with you the tales and origins of the Helmeted Hornbill’s calls.
After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Brown Wood-owl and Savanna Nightjar are some of the species that you may sight along the reserve road. On a good night, Clouded Leopard, Civet cats, the nomadic Bearded Pig, the Red Giant Flying Squirrel as well as the Slow Lorries may be sighted. (L,D)

Day 02

After a simple early breakfast depart for Lipad mud volcano with packed lunch. The soccer field-size Lipad mud volcano is active and serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife and birds. The endemic Black and Crimson Pitta has been sighted along the trail leading to the mud volcano. After jungle- trekked for twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Those adventurous can experiment the effect of the volcanic mud said to be responsible for fine complexion. Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest. Finsch's Bulbul, endemic Bornean and Black-throated Wren-babblers, white-crowned Forktail, Dark-throated Oriole, Malaysian Blue Fly-catcher are some species that can be seen around the area. A nearby fig-tree is a busy feasting place for hornbills and other birds and primates during the fruiting season. Across the observation tower, bare branches of towering trees are favourite perching place for Green Imperial Pigeons and Jambu Fruit Dove with its wonderful coloured chest. If time permits you may trek along the Tomanggong Road to add a few more species to your list. The Giant Pitta has been sighted along this road. The White-fronted Falconet, Long-tailed Parakeet and Orange-backed Woodpecker as well as other good birds, the Little Spiderhunters, Yellow-rumped Flowerpeckers may be sighted. After dinner, go for a night walk to discover more nocturnal bird species. (B,L,D)

Day 03

After an early breakfast, you will depart for birding along the road leading to the Core Area of Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The fully re-generated secondary forest with their relatively lower canopy and good natural light provides an excellent birding experience. You will be entertained by wild bird songs and the calls of Borneon Gibbons. On some bare tree trunks, busy Dollar birds can be found along with Rufous Woodpecker. Bronzed Drongo, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot, Speckled Piculet, Chestnut-capped Thrush and are some of the species that can be seen . The abundance of wild ginger plant attracts a colourful varieties of birds, including the Thick Bellied Flower pecker. Picnic lunch will be set up overlooking the river or the valley, a truly enjoyable experience. (B,L,D)

Day 04

After breakfast, either relax in Sunbird Café to enjoy more birds in its garden, or venture to the riverside bird hide to discover further species. Early lunch and then depart Tabin. (B, L)

Note: Activitiesare subject to weather condition, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation
What to bring: Binoculars, spotingscope (if available), insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

Recommended Flights
BKI-LDU MH 3010 0700 /0755
LDU-BKI MH 3023 1725/1820



Recommended Flights:

The transfers are syncronised with MH3010 (BKI/LD) and MH3023 (LD/BKI) 1725/1820

BKI = Kota Kinabalu ; LD = Lahad Datu (http://www.maswings.com.my/)



Hotel Description

Destination Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Lahad Datu ~ Tabin Wildlife Reserve ~ jungle resort Room Type 20 bungalows and eco tented platforms Room Description Cabin Lodges ~ 10 units of timber bungalows, Twin-bed rooms with attached bathroom & hot shower, Can accommodate up to 3 pax per lodge, Located along Lipad river, Air-conditioned, Private balcony overlooking Lipad river, Linked by an inter-connecting timber board walk to the Lipad Café; Superior Chalets ~ 5 units of timber bungalows, Twin-bed rooms with attached bathroom & hot shower, Can accommodate up to 2 pax per chalet, Located within forested hill along the Lipad River, Air-conditioned, Private balcony overlooking hillside forest or Lipad River, Linked by an inter-connecting timber board walk to the Lipad Cafe; Deluxe Chalets ~ 5 units of timber bungalows, Double-bed rooms with attached bathroom & hot shower, Can accommodate up to 2 pax per chalet, Located within forested hill along the Lipad River, Air-conditioned, Private balcony overlooking hillside forest or Lipad river, Linked by an inter-connecting timber board walk to the Lipad Cafe; Eco Tented Platform (ETP) ~ 6 units - Standard Size : 16' x 16' - max 4 pax (3 units) ; Large Size : 20' x 20' - max 6 pax (3 units), Common shower room & toilets (2 for females and 2 for males), Mosquito netting and mattresses provided, One dining platform, One cooking platform. Mineral water provided in rooms Facilities & Activities sitting area, Lipad Cafe serves local and western cuisine, 24 hour power supply, reading room, souvenir counter. Nearest hospital is at Kg Silabukan, 1/2 hour drive away .The resort also retains two medical doctors in Lahad Datu town to support any emergency medical needs


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