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Address: Malaysia
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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3-Day Discovering Danum Valley Bike Tour from Lahad Datu
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An authentic primary rainforest experience!

I went to Danum Valley Field Center for some research with my friends in june 2015. It was an extraordinary experience as we get to see various types of biodiversity which are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Eyvovon
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Penampang, Malaysia

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Penampang, Malaysia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I went to Danum Valley Field Center for some research with my friends in june 2015. It was an extraordinary experience as we get to see various types of biodiversity which are literally rare. Just beware of those leeches every time you go for trekking or whatever that engage you with the forest because you are actually stepping on their... More 

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great walks, spotting orangutans, monkeys, birds and small mammals in a very beautiful forest. Good guides and diverse activities including also river floating. Good buffet but no good espresso coffee. Very expensive for what you get with a standard chalet which needs some better maintenance and renovation.

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Uckfield
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Loved every minute of our stay. Everything was perfect from the friendliest staff to the food, accomodation and the knowledgable guides. We have vowed to return as so wished we had a longer stay here. Truly magical and thrilling to see so much wildlife. A trip not to be missed and would thoroughly recommend visiting this fabulous place!

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California
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which is quiet luxurious for such a remote place 2 1/2 hour drive on gravel road from Lahad Datu.The 3 Days 2 nights package is highly recommended. Good food and nice accommodations (book the deluxe rooms overlooking the Danum River)They offer various activities such as canopy walks, nocturnal jungle walk, open air safari... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We spent 2 nights and 3 days in a deluxe room, which disappoint us a little with it's old fashion decor (compared to a fabulous deck area) and a fan but no AC. However, our guide Feasan did an excellent job in selecting grate walks night or day, during which we saw lots of wildlife, including the rare leopard cat... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Organized this via Sticky Rice in KK who arranged a great few days in Danum. They provided a fantastic guide (Atteh) who was extremely patient and flexible with our requests to find some of the cool critters of Borneo. We missed orangs, leopards and elephants but had a fantastic time searching for them nonetheless. We requested 2 night drives that... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We have booked a package at Borneo Rainforest Lodge for 2 nights, 3 days. We were welcomed very warmly, with a drink. People over there know what service means, they are very very very friendly. The rooms are beautifully and are equipped with solar systems for heating the water. We had a deluxe room, with a jacuzzi on the veranda.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, カナダ
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing place to see! Very special. It is difficult to obtain a reservation, but please keep trying and calling the number. Well worth it! We stayed in a private room, same as the dining room building. The accommodation was great, very comfortable and super clean. Super quiet. We heard that the dorms.... were not so nice. And they are quite... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

An area of primer rainforest. It was the main purpose of our trip to Borneo to experience this. Breathtaking, excellent accommodation at the Rainforest Lodge. Experienced, knowlageable guides and superb catering. Lots to do all day even if you are no expert on birds and plants.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went today and drove a long way in to the ticket gate only to discover we required a permit because we were never t Malaysian. The two foreigners in the car in front of us were allowed in without a permit because they ha a local guide. We hav come across this blatant racism and money scalping on too... More 

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