Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Sukau, Kinabatang, Sandakan, Sabah

 

Situated on the river bank of Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan Town, the lodge is built on stilts from local hardwood materials and are beautifully designed to blend into nature giving a unique local native ambience in the midst of the tropical rainforest. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. It offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.

 

Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

 

A chance to get close with the wildlife of Borneo here including the endemic Borneon pygmy elephant, endemic proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaques, orang utans, Sumatran rhinos, estuarine crocodiles, wild boars, sun bears and many others.

 

12 semi-detached and 12 detached chalets. All rooms come with two queen size beds while 6 detached chalets come with a king sized bed. All rooms equipped with air-conditioning, private attached bathroom with hot and cold shower facilities, towels and toiletries. The restaurant comes with a bar by the riverside provides an ideal setting for dining and relaxation. Internet facilities and WIFI facilities are available at the restaurant. The lodge provides a family lounge, gift shop, an enclosed garden and river jetty. Hair Dryer, Laundry Services, Amenities

 

 

RATE PER PERSON (RM) valid till 31 March 2018

SIC Itinerary (click)

Twin Share

Single Sup.

2D1N Gomantong + (Option A, B or C) 720.00 180.00
2D1N Selingan Turtle Island + Sepilok Orang Utan 870.00 180.00
3D2N Gomantong + Oxbow + (Option A, B or C) 1165.00 360.00
4D3N Gomantong + Oxbow + (Option A, B or C) + 1N SDK 1385.00 540.00
3D2N Gomantong + Selingan Turtle + (Option A, B or C) 1330.00 360.00
4D3N Gomantong + Oxbow + Selingan + (Option A, B or C) 1799.00 550.00
5D4N Gomantong + Oxbow + Selingan + (A, B or C) + 1N SDK 2028.00 730.00

* Inclusive :
* Accommodation base on Twin sharing basis with attached bathroom
*
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
* Tour, transfer, transportation as specific itinerary (SIC basis)
 

* Note :

* All the rates above are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) and inclusive of 6% GST.

* Rate valid till 31 Mar 2018

* Rates for minimum 2 person per departure.

* Single supplement per person as stated (Single Sup)

* Child Rate is applicable for 3-11 years old (Above 10 years old will be considered as

   Adult if the package(s) include Selingan Turtle Island - refers to year of birth instead of

   date of birth)

* Infant and child under 3 years old is Free of charge (F.O.C), except the package(s) include

    Selingan Turtle Island

* For every infant and child under 3 years old that entering Selingan Turtle Island will be

   charged MYR169.00 

* Room Charges Based on Twin Sharing:

   1 Adult (100%) & 1 Child (75%)

   1 Adult (100%) & 2 Children (1st Child 75% & 2nd Child 50%)

   2 Adults (100%) & 1 Child (50%)

 

▪ Pre-book and add-on r.d.c / sun bear conservation / Sandakan War Memorial /

   Agnes Keith House is subject to an additional charge of RM 53.00 per pax. 

▪ Tours under Option C – Gomantong Cave & City Tour (kindly refers to tour itinerary) is subject

   to an additional charge of RM 53.00 per pax. 

▪ All tours inclusive tour & transfer, English speaking guide, accommodation, conservation,

   entrance fee(s), and meals. All rates are in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) Nett per pax. 

▪ Additional tour(s) or last minute change(s) of the itinerary for SIC booking is considered as

   Private Tour and subjected to certain charge. 

▪ when private tours are requested, all boat trips and river cruises are still based on

   Sit-In-Coach (SIC) basis, i.e. joint with others.

* After booking confirmed/payment received, amendment will be charges RM55.00 per person

* Any cancellation of booking will be subject of cancellation fee MYR328.00 per room.

 

 

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Gomantong Cave itinerary :

Rise and Shine, your pick up awaits from Sandakan airport or Hotel Lobby for a 2 hour journey to Gomantong Caves. It will be a scenic drive through rustic countryside vistas and Palm Oil Plantation. Gear up! A guided tour along the plank walk will unveil the intricate chamber system of Gomantong Cave, located within the Gomantong Forest Reserve. It is the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiflets.  Next up, continue on an approximately 30 minute drive to one of the world’s richest ecosystems on the Lower Kinabatangan River, Sukau. Arrive at Kampung Bilit, hop on a boat and cruise down the river heading to Bilit Rainforest Lodge where lunch will be served. After settling in, the real adventure starts. A river cruise awaits you, where you can spot endemic Proboscis Monkeys, wild Orang Utans, leaf monkeys, gibbons and macaque, even sometimes if you are lucky, the rare Borneo Pygmy Elephant.  At 1900hrs, dinner at the lodge restaurant. After dinner, you can go for a complimentary night safari cruise where you can spot nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. (Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge)

 

Oxbow Lake itinerary :
Wake up to the call of Gibbons and Hornbills at 6am. Relish in an early morning cruise on the Ox-bow Lake for some bird-watching and tranquil moments amidst the lush wilderness. You will return back to your forest lodge in the late morning for lunch and leisure time on your own. More wildlife spotting in the evening at the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank. (Overnight at Bilit Rainforest Lodge)

 

Selingan Turtle Island itinerary :

Rise & Shine, the adventure continues at your next turtle-tastic destination. Have breakfast and depart for the Sandakan Seafront Jetty at 0700hrs.  0930hrs : A speedboat will whisk you off to Selingan Turtle Island. Take in the bright brilliant blues on your 1 hour journey to the oldest turtle hatcheries in the world, also one of South East Asia's most important nesting beach and breeding ground for the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle… just 40km north of Sandakan, poised on the Sulu Sea.  Check in to your basic but clean accommodation. The rest of the day you are free to stretch out by the beach or jump right into the sea for a snorkel round the nearby reefs.  Dinner will be served on the Island. A Park Ranger will give a few knocks on your chalet door to alert you when a Sea Turtle is seen to be coming ashore to lay eggs. You can also take part in the release of baby turtle hatchlings, where baby hatchling are brought by the buckets by Park Rangers to be release by the sea shore. Witness hundreds of baby sea turtles make a dash towards salty waters where they will spend the rest of their lives in.  (Overnight at the Island Chalet)

 

Option A - Sepilok Orang Utan 
After breakfast at the Lodge, fuzzy Orang Utans await at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. A 2 hours journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orang Utans roam free in a natural habitat. A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will then enlighten you on what goes on within the reserve. Proceed to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform. It will be an easy 10 minutes track, well worth it as soon as you see the Orang Utans show up to grab some food. After lunch, transfer to the Sandakan Airport. Or your hotel. Tour ends at 13:00hrs.
(End of Services: 1300hrs)

 

Option B - Sandakan City Tour
After breakfast, check out and proceed for Sandakan City Tour (2.5hrs journey). The first stop offers panoramic views of Sandakan Bay. The Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Sandakan coast. After taking in the sights, enter the delectable depths of Sandakan Central Market, fresh seafood galore and the best of Sabah agriculture produce. Next up the Sim Sim Water Village. Houses painted with the most vibrant colors are built on stilts just above the water’s surface, home to a tiny local population which main income derives from fishing. After lunch, transfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 13:00hrs.
(End of Services: 1300hrs)

 

Option C - (Option A + Option B) = Sepilok Orang Utan & Sandakan City Tour 
(Additional charge of MYR50.00 per person)

After breakfast & Check-out at the Lodge, fuzzy Orang Utans await at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. A 2 hours journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orang Utans roam free in a natural habitat. A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will then enlighten you on what goes on within the reserve. Proceed to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform. It will be an easy 10 minutes track, well worth it as soon as you see the Orang Utans show up to grab some food. 

 

After lunch, continue on for your Sandakan City Tour. The first stop offers panoramic views of Sandakan Bay. The Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Sandakan coast. After taking in the sights, enter the delectable depths of Sandakan Central Market, fresh seafood galore and the best of Sabah agriculture produce. Next up the Sim Sim Water Village. Houses painted with the most vibrant colors are built on stilts just above the water’s surface, home to a tiny local population which main income derives from fishing. Ttransfer to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel. Tour ends at 16:00hrs. (End of services: 1600hrs - Recommended flight 1800hrs)