Wild Borneo Rainforest Tour in Malaysia
This 4-day Borneo Rainforest Tour is a leisurely-paced trip available on request and combines two nights in our authentic Borneo jungle lodges at Tabin Wildlife Resort and one night at the Mud Volcano Observation Tower.
Considered to be the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia, the lowland dipterocarp rainforest at Tabin is home to an extraordinary biodiversity and is a dedicated ground for breeding of animals and birds, including the highly endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, Borneo Pygmy Elephant and Tembadau.
The fauna you can expect to encounter on this Borneo rainforest tour ranges from mammals and birds to reptiles, amphibians and insects. There's a healthy population of Borneo Pygmy Elephants that can sometimes be seen strolling along the resort road. Orang-utans are plentiful and their nests can be frequently sighted. There is a large variety of carnivores, including the rare Clouded Leopard, as well as Bearded Pigs, Red Leaf Monkeys, Pigtail and Long-tail Macaques, Binturongs and herds of deer. The reserve is also a bird-watching paradise, with more than 300 species of birds including the majestic Rhinoceros Hornbill and 13 species endemic to Borneo. It is home to approximately 26 species of unique frogs and toads, including 12 species that are endemic to Borneo, one of which – the Bornean Horned Frog – is exclusive to Sabah. There are also dozens of species of lizards, skinks, geckos and snakes, along with abundant insects.
The guides on your Borneo rainforest tour can advise on the best times of day to observe specific species and take you to a variety of habitats, including the Lipad river and nearby waterfall. They can also organise special dusk and night excursions into the rainforest for you to experience the nocturnal habits of the wildlife population.
Tabin's mud volcanoes are visited daily by a huge number of animals and birds, serving as ‘salt-licks’ for them to ingest essential minerals. The experience of overnighting at the Observation Tower and watching wildlife to come and drink water in the deep of the night is unforgettable.
Wild orchids, lianas, jungle vines, towering strangler figs and rare ferns are amongst the interesting collections of vegetation at Tabin. Flowers and fruits in the rainforest often carry an exotic contrast of colours with unique shapes and scents to attracts wildlife, birds, and insects to maximise pollination.
Following your jungle adventures on this Borneo rainforest tour you can look forward to returning to one of our charming timber lodges and enjoy the exotic sounds of the rainforest, the soothing flow of the river, the cool rhythms of waterfalls and the gentle caress of the breeze in Tabin.
Borneo Rainforest Tour highlights include:
- The opportunity to observe more than 70 species of mammals, 300 types of birds and numerous reptiles, amphibians and insects, many of them unique to Sabah
- A night spent in the Mud Volcano Observation Tower watching the wildlife coming to drink from the mineral-rich waters
- Excursions to the Lipad river and nearby waterfall
- Enjoy the dusk and night safaris to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds
Like the look of this tour but want to enjoy a shorter stay? Check out our 3-day Malaysia Wildlife Safari Tour
Alternative Tour Name: 4D3N Overnight @ Mud Volcano