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Borneo Photography Tour: Amazon Of The East

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Day 1: Imbak Canyon Base Camp

Stop At: Imbak Canyon, North of Maliau Basin Malaysia
Meet and greet at Sandakan airport or your hotel in Sandakan and drive overland for 2 hours to the small town of Telupid. After refreshment or lunch, journey to Imbak Canyon passing through oil palm plantations, forest reserves and villages. The village of Tongod marks the beginning of your approximately 2-hour (depending on the weather) 4-wheel drive adventure! Stop by Imbak village half-way; this will be your last stop for any last-minute personal supplies before we continue our journey.
Arrive at Imbak Canyon Base Camp and check-in to your rooms. Explore the surrounding area before dinner is served. Welcome briefing and slideshow. If the weather is good, find a suitable spot for star trail photography.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Imbak Canyon Base Camp

Day 2: Big Belian Camp (BBC)

Stop At: Imbak Canyon, North of Maliau Basin Malaysia
After breakfast, gear up as we drive & trek to the Big Belian Camp (BBC). This will be our starting point to explore the surrounding trails, photograph some of the tallest trees in the tropical world, and discover the diversity of plants and unique insects. Trek through the unexploited forest with its own intricate wave of life and towering giant trees of the tropical world, some standing up to 250 feet. To date, only a small part of the Canyon has been explored through scientific expeditions thus you have this great opportunity to discover its natural wilderness, its great waterfalls and rivers, and the diversity of its plants and unique insects! End your day with a refreshing scenic view of the Imbak waterfall and take a dip in clear water rivers before we head back to our base camp for dinner and overnight.
Learn the techniques in rainforest photography and bring home stunning images of the scenic Imbak river and waterfalls, interesting plant species and towering giant trees, wildlife including stunning arrays of birds, or an evening star trails when the sky is clear.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Imbak Canyon Base Camp

Day 3: Sukau, Kinabatangan

Stop At: Sukau River, Malaysia
Early morning wake up call and depart on a dawn walk through the rainforest. Return to the lodge and have breakfast. Leave Imbak Canyon and travel approximately 5 hours overland to Sukau, Kinabatangan. We shall base ourselves at the small village of Sukau, staying at Bukit Melapi Lodge.
Venture out on an afternoon river cruise to photograph Proboscis monkeys and other wildlife along the Kinabatangan river or one of its tributaries, the highlight of your visit. Observe the Proboscis monkeys, endemic only to Borneo island, congregate along the riverside for its evening rest. Examine their odd-looking facial feature and unique group behaviour, and be amazed by the agility of this much-talked-about primate. Look out for the multitude of wild birds, small and big mammals or primates that may take their way pass the area, bearing in mind you are now in the middle of the most wildlife-rich mangrove wetland and rainforest area in the island of Borneo, a sure feast to the keen eyes that enjoys nature.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bukit Melapi Lodge

Day 4: Sukau, Kinabatangan

Stop At: Sukau River, Malaysia
The day shall be spent cruising in the early morning and late afternoon, in search of the specials in the area.
After dinner, experience the night river safari to look for other nocturnal animals and be surprised by the abundance of life that turn on after dark and how close you are actually to them! Be mesmerized by the symphony of the cicadas as you cruise back to the lodge and retire for the night.
Cruise schedule:
Morning cruise @ 0630hrs – 0900hrs
Afternoon cruise @ 1600hrs – 1830hrs
Night cruise @ 2030hrs – 2200hrs
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bukit Melapi Lodge

Day 5: Sepilok, Sandakan

Stop At: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Mile 19, Sankadan Sps 3, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
Early morning cruise on your final day in Kinabatangan.
Check-out and travel 2 hours overland to Sandakan. Proceed to check-in at MY Nature Resort, Sepilok. Lunch and rest at leisure.
Meet at the resort lobby and drive to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. The Sanctuary offers an alternative observation spot for tourists and photographers alike to have a closer look at these very unique primates which are found only in Borneo island. The owners of the sanctuary provide food supplement for these primates on a feeding platform.
After a short refreshment at the local café, we continue on to the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sepilok and attempt to photograph or observe the Flying Squirrels and other nocturnal creatures at dusk.
Return to the resort for dinner and rest at leisure.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at MY Nature Resort, Sepilok

Day 6: Sandakan Airport

Stop At: Sandakan Airport, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
After breakfast, checkout and transfer to Sandakan airport for your onwards flight.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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