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Danum Valley Conservation Area

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Address: Danum Valley, Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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USD 689.56*
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3-Day Discovering Danum Valley Bike Tour from Lahad Datu
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USD 780.00*
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3-Day Rainforest Trekking Adventure in Danum Valley

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Amazing Asia best rain forest

Excellent staying and activities with refreshing breeze. Panoramic scenic river view over the chalet is so fantastic. I saw hornbill and gibbon too when staying there. It is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
Norazah A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Excellent staying and activities with refreshing breeze. Panoramic scenic river view over the chalet is so fantastic. I saw hornbill and gibbon too when staying there. It is a best area for bird's watching too. Orang Utan is also easily been seen in Danum Valley . The forest also have a highest canopy walk . The hiking is average not... More 

2 Thank Norazah A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

These are the last untouched forests in sabah and it is really hard to get to without an agent. But the trip is well worth it as the forest is simply stunning.

Thank Saurabh R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Where to start? The trip in from Lahad Datu was a bit uneventful, but we still saw deer, hornbill and gibbon in the distance. Arriving at the rainforest lodge, you're given a good welcome and introduced to your guide. After a very tasty lunch (all meals were great) we headed out, unsure what to expect as we do a lot... More 

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Danum Valley is a superb location for anyone with a serious interest in ecology and in wildlife photography. I only spent three nights at the excellent Borneo Rain Forest Lodge and will definitely plan to stay longer the next time that I go. I was given my own personal guide who was both extremely knowledgeable, who got me into position... More 

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North Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I had planned a visit to Danum Valley for a while, reading other peoples comments was the incentive to finally check it out. The Field Centre is well set up, and despite everyone touting it as a hard place to get to, and exclusive for scientists, I am convinced that tourists visiting Danum Valley play a big part in Sabahs... More 

1 Thank Hans Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went to Danum Valley in June 16. It has always been my dream to go this place as its one of the last places on Borneo if not earth where there is still untouched rainforests. Oh boy I was not dissapointed. I stayed there for 5 nights. Each night i did a night walk and in the mornings i... More 

4 Thank Shavez C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

What an amazing experience we stayed in the rainforest lodge in danum valley booked by travel 2 in England .we did the 3 days 2 nights trekking with a guide (shappi) which included a night drive and a night treck . The trekking is much harder than i expected specially the treck to the viewpoint (5/6 hours ) i have... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I could lay on the lawn and listen to the Gibbons until the end of time. This place is a trick to get to and we booked through Sticky Rice which I'd recommend. They took the hassle out of getting here and having our own guide was worth it. The trouble to get there made it all the more worthwhile.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

A difficult place to contact via email. In the end we booked through Sticky Rice who were fantastic! The forest is very unique, unfortunately representing a shrinking environment for its inhabitants. We saw numerous monkeys, birdlife pigs,insects and snakes. We were very lucky enough to see an Orangutan on our last day (they had been pretty elusive during the previous... More 

3 Thank Wendy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is an area of undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest, something that is becoming increasingly rare. It is the site of intensive research activities, and some of our best knowledge of tropical rain forests comes from here. Visitor facilities are limited, although there is a self-guided nature trail and a number of wlaks.

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