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Danum Valley Conservation Area

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Pristine hidden gem of Borneo

A jungle so untouched and beautiful beyond imagination. Despite its immense size, every corner is... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Pristine rainforest experience

This place is the real deal - virgin rainforest and an amazing lodge. It is expensive but... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
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Danum Valley, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

A jungle so untouched and beautiful beyond imagination. Despite its immense size, every corner is hidden with amazing wildlife. Highly recommend everyone to make a trip here at least once in your lifetime.

1  Thank Alaksander
Reviewed 8 April 2018

a lot of issues with reservation. even thought I made an intensive research on the booking part- I came prepared for surprises. it turned out I booked with Rose from the KK office, although I thought I am in touch with the Lahad Datu office......More

2  Thank Marcus1900I
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This place is the real deal - virgin rainforest and an amazing lodge. It is expensive but completely worth it. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank lazybrilliance
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Danum Valley is a protected rainforest that has a large amount of untouched primary rainforest. We stayed at the Danum Valley Field Centre (also called Studies Centre) which is a research facility where scientists and students conduct field research. There are a few tourists,...More

7  Thank Sid T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I think most people reading this will be as I was a couple of months ago; trying to decide where to visit to experience the “real” Borneo and have the best chance of seeing its wildlife in their natural habitat. After doing a lot of...More

51  Thank Franc C
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

HOW TO GET THERE The nearest town to Danum Valley Field Centre is Lahad Datu on the south east coast of Sabah, which is served daily by Malaysia Airlines. The 81 km drive from Lahad Datu to Danum Valley Field Centre takes about two hours,...More

4  Thank Aidil A
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the DV region for 3 days and explored the area both through hikes and 4x4 rides. Overall, impressed by the great location in the middle of pristine rainforest providing ample ways to explore the region. Due note it's a vaste area with much to...More

2  Thank JoostG3
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Okay I went the easy option going through Sticky Rice Travel. I was originally unsure if this was the best option as from research I had undertaken, I noticed that there was a big difference in costs. The original idea I had was to organise...More

5  Thank Frank154
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The area is a natural home for endangered wildlife species such as Orang Utan, proboscis monkey, clouded leopard, Asian elephant, as well as a vast range of Sabah's lowland fauna. Visitors here get the chance to visit an ancient Kadazandusun burial site, complete with coffins...More

1  Thank GAN L
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Simply stunning! Experience the oldest real ancient primary tropical rainforest and was very lucky to see a lot of wildlife! Get to learn many things about nature here. Local Malaysian should visit this place to explore and realize the beauty of our treasure that we...More

2  Thank Jonathan Paul S
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3days 2nights estimated about Rm2900 ++ incl gst (twin sharing-standard chalet)