Travel Malaysia Itinerary: Sabah Tour
The main reason people come to Sabah is to climb Mount Kinabalu; assaults on Malaysia’s highest peak can be launched from the state capital, Kota Kinabalu. All up, a trip to the mountain and back, plus exploring the trails around the national park headquarters and a visit to Poring Hot Springs, will take you five to six days. Kota Kinabalu is also the jumping-off point for the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, a cluster of five lovely islands offering beautiful beaches.
A six-hour bbus ride will take you east to character-filled Sandakan, the base for various wildlife-viewing activities, including a visit to the Turtle Islands National Park, Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilation Center and Sungai Kinabatangan, one of the best places in Southeast Asia to see fauna.
From Sandankan, head south towards the Danum Valley Conservation Area, where you can enjoy various ecotourism activities ” including a not-to-be-missed night drive safari ” from the luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Finished up your trip in Semporna, from where you can organize diving and snorkeling trips to Pulau Sipadan and other nearby islands.