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4D3N Birding @ TabinCategory: Bird Watching

Code: TWL-005
Duration: 4D3N
From: RM 3,500.00
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Day 01
Drive from Lahad Datu town to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road for about one and a half hour. Check into the lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, nestled within the rainforest. The lodge comes complete with private veranda, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower in the forest.  Explore the vicinity of the resort and be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of bird life.  The open-sided Sunbird Café & Hunter’s place is surrounded by greenery and flowering plants which attract a number of brightly coloured birds. Be entertained by the melodious calls of birds nearby. A bird hide facing the flowing Lipad River is available.
In the afternoon, depart for birding along the Core Road where you will most likely be able to spot one or more of Borneo’s eight species of hornbill such as the Black, White-crowned, Rhinoceros, Wreathed, Oriental Pied, Bushy Crested, Helmeted and Wrinkled Hornbill either flying in groups across the sky or in pairs perching on bare branches.
After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellation above you and make a wish or two. (L/D)

Day 02
After an early breakfast, depart for the active Lipad Mud Volcano. The soccer field-sized Lipad Mud Volcano serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds.   A nearby fig-tree is a busy feasting place for hornbills and other birds and primates during the fruiting season. Across from the observation tower, bare branches of towering trees are favourite perching place for Green Imperial Pigeons and Doves. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion.
In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.
In the evening, join the dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal bird coming out to look for food during this time of the day.
After dinner, go for a night walk to discover more nocturnal bird species in the nearby trails. (B/L/D)

Day 03
After an early breakfast, you will depart for birding along the road leading to the Core Area of Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The fully regenerated secondary forest with its relatively lower canopy and good natural light provides a delightful birding experience. The incredible rich forests also offer good mammal watching opportunities.
In the evening, take a drive to bird along the Tomanggong Road and expect to see more species of birds. (B/L/D)

Day 04
After breakfast, take a trip to Tomoggong to discover more mouth-watering collection of Borneo birds in the areas.
Lunch and then depart from Tabin Wildlife Resort. (B/L)

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REMARKS:
- Price shown is for a minumum of 2 persons per booking.

INCLUSIONS:
Scheduled return transfer Lahad Datu/Tabin/Lahad Datu, accommodation, meals as stated, guided tours and activities.

SCHEDULED TRANSFER:
Lahad Datu-Tabin: 0800 hrs & 1200hrs       
Tabin-Lahad Datu: 1330hrs (Arrive Lahad Datu town at 1500hrs)

RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS:
BKI-LDU     MH3010    0620/0715
BKI-LDU     MH3014    0955/1050         
LDU-BKI     MH3019   1625/1720
 

Important Notes
Activities are subject to weather condition/departure time, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation.