Borneo Rainforest Trekking

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Biodiversity Business
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2 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 2 - 12
Borneo Rainforest Trekking
Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Biodiversity Business
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

Duration: 3 days
Group size: 2 - 12

About this trip


Tawau is home to a breathtaking, untouched rainforest teeming with a vast array of biodiversity. We've documented 338 bird species, 107 mammal species, 51 snake species, and 84 frog species. Your daily activities will involve early morning, late afternoon, and nighttime excursions in search of the myriad of wildlife. We'll be on the lookout for the Red Leaf Langur, Gibbons, Hornbills, intriguing insects, frogs, and snakes. Please remember, we can't assure wildlife sightings as this is a wilderness, not a zoo! 

Curious about your typical day? 

Day 1

Depending on your flight, you'll arrive before or after lunch You'll check into your room and relax At 4.30pm, you'll embark on a wildlife walk to explore the fauna This will be followed by dinner After dinner, a nighttime wildlife walk awaits! 

Day 2

The next morning at 7.00am, a morning walk to spot more wildlife 

Breakfast will be served at 8.30am 

From 10.00am to 4.30pm, you'll have ample time to tackle the longer trails at your leisure 

Late in the afternoon, at 4.30pm, another wildlife walk is on the agenda 

After dinner, another nighttime wildlife walk 

Day 3

Depending on your schedule, an optional morning walk 

Finally, your adventure concludes


There is a choice of room without air conditioning or with air conditioning. If the latter, please give us advance notice. Basic amenities provided: blankets, power socket (type G, 3 pin, 240V, European or Australian type) 

Hot showers not available,  Men and women have separate toilets and bathroom

If you wish to book better accommodation , then please ask us beforehand. A private chalet can be arranged depending on availability. Amenities include kitchenette, filtered water (hot water from dispenser provided), mini fridge, basic utensils, living area


All the meals are provided by the Tawau Hills Park canteen which prepares simple local dishes such as Bakso (soup with meat balls), Nasi Kuning (turmeric rice), Chicken rice, local leafy vegetables

What’s included

  • Airport Transfer
    Pick you up from and drop off to Tawau Airport or a nearby location
  • All jungle activities
    Wildlife watching with local naturalist guide, jungle swimming (at your own risk), birding, photography or relaxing at the park lodge
  • Accommodation
    Hostel type rooms. Basic amenities provided: blankets, power socket (type G, 3 pin, 240V, European or Australian type) Hot showers not available, Men and women have separate toilets and bathroom
  • All meals
    Meals provided at the Park canteen. Vegetarian, vegan and other dietary needs catered for with advance notice.
  • Expert local guide
    Your guide is a local conservationist and wildlife photographer
  • Park entry permits
    Entry permits to the park are included

What’s not included

  • Airfares and airport tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & portage
  • Alcoholic Drinks

Available Packages

Trip Price
950 MYR

Your Organizer

Biodiversity Business
2 reviews
Biodiversity Business is a non-profit company that promotes conservation tourism through responsible wildlife holidays and volunteering. Our Mission is to help save endangered animals and their habitats. 'Malaysian Wildlife' is our program for volunteering and internships. You can view all our ethical wildlife experiences on


This experience was overall more than I could’ve ever expected it to be. I volunteered with Batu Kapal as a research assistant, and was overjoyed to see orangutans daily and be welcomed by such a wonderful community of people. I will hopefully be back one day, living in the jungle was undoubtedly the best thing I have done throughout SE Asia.
By Riley P for Sumatra Orangutan Research Internship on Feb 09, 2024
My trip was amazing!! I learnt a lot about Wildlife. Cikananga center is located in a beautiful area. Everything is well organized. Barbara helped me prepare for it ( visa, vaccinations, transportation...) During my stay, the staff supported me with everything (activities, laundry, food...) The accommodation and facilities were comfortable. Highly recommended!!
By Elodie A for Java Wildlife Rescue - Volunteer on Jan 08, 2024