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Danum Valley

Address: Malaysia
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Ranked #4 of 108 Attractions in Sabah
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was one of the best experience of my trip in Malaysia. Beautiful jungle and fantastic lodge. It's a must visit place if you travel in Borneo

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Copenhagen, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is really about experiencing the rainforrest at first hand and Danum Valley fully acccomplished that. Even David Attenborough was there 14 days prior to our visit and once you get there you kind of get it, since few other places on Borneo are like this. We stayed for 2 nights going on several treks, both day and night,... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Danum Valley jungle is densely packed with trees, ferns, vine plants, mushrooms and other flora, and we saw a wide variety of animals in the area around the BRF. With the critical help of the guides at the rainforest lodge we saw a tremendous amount: 5 orangutans (1 adult male, 2 moms/babies one of which we saw on three... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I am writing this having just traveled with my wife to Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC). There was a great deal of misinformation about arranging this visit. As Lonely Planet and other TripAdvisor entries relate, there are indeed only 2 options for visiting the Valley - either Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which is a luxury experience in the rainforest, or the... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Particularly for people who've never experienced a rain forest, this is a great place to get much more than an introduction. We took the 3 days/2 nights package at the Borneo Resort Lodge (BRL) and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Limited and significantly lower cost accommodations are also available at the field research centre nearby (check other reviews for this).... More

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Kingussie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Jewel in the Jungle. Yes it's a long drive in, it's not uncomfortable and it is so worth it from the minute you get out of the car. This was three days (I so wish it was longer) of pure excellence. We stayed here 'mid honeymoon' and it was the highlight. The Lodge, our guide Paul, the staff, the... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed in DFVC. Many people make a point that DVFC is a research centre and not a hotel, but to be honest, it's got all the facilities of a hotel, maybe minus room service. So unless you tend to stay in Ritz rather than Ibis when you go to London or Paris, you'll be better off in DVFC than... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

For the ultimate rain forest experience I cannot recommend Danum Valley too highly. With much of the world’s rain forests disappearing at a fast rate to visit the Borneo rain forest at Danum Valley is a real treat. Danum Valley is not a zoo, so what you see during your visit is very much a matter of luck and patience.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Located in the center-south part of Sabah Region, at 82km distance away from Lahad Datu town, Danun Valley Conservation Area is an ancient lowland rainforest which covers an area of ​​438 sq. km. Danum Valley Centre is a research establishment for scientists and education purposes. Here can be found the biggest diversity of Dipterocarpus trees and many endemic flora species.... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A totally breathtaking experience with plants animals and relaxation. I overheard some people that they didn't see much, which may be true is you judge it on just animals, but there is so much more, plants, colours, smells, noises and more. I loved it and would go again, especially for the wonderful river front chalets which made me feel 10... More

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